Biography of John Ripley
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JOHN RIPLEY was born in Covington, Connecticut, March 17, 1792, of genuine sturdy stock exemplifying the Yankee's true characteristics. He came to Tioga county at an early day; was its sheriff sixteen years and held other offices of public and political trust. His wife was Diana Westfall, born in Orange county, N. Y., May 23, 1796. Four children blessed their union: Eliza Smith (still living in Illinois) married Ebenezer Woodbridge of Candor; Sarah Pierce (died in 1894); Charles Pomeroy, who has a son now, (May 1897) living in Owego. He died in Illinois December 1863; Frances Clarissa (who became the wife of Ezra Stone Buckbee in October, 1849.) John Ripley died January 22, 1860, and his wife died December 31, 1868.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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