Biography of William A. Tripp
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tripp, William A., a native of Fairhaven, Mass., was born in the house he now lives in, November 2, 1825. He is the eldest son of William and Abigail (Reed) Tripp, who were also natives of Bristol county. Mr. Tripp was educated in the public schools and when yet a boy went whaling before the mast for one voyage, was aftewards boat steerer and later first mate. In all he spent seventeen years at sea. In 1863 he returned home and enlisted in Co. H, 38th Mass. Vol. Infantry, and served his country for nearly three years, or until the close of the war, when he returned to Fairhaven, where he has since resided and has been engaged in agriculture. In August. 1852, he married Elizabeth H., daughter of Eson and Mazell (Gregory) Slocum, and they have one daughter, Lillian M., wife of Henry C. Pierce. Mr. Tripp has never aspired to public office, although he takes an interest in public affairs. He is a member of R. A. Pierce Post, G. A. R., and the M. E, Church.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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