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date: 23 August 2019

Whipple, Abrahamlocked

(26 September 1733–27 May 1819)
  • William M. Fowler


Whipple, Abraham (26 September 1733–27 May 1819), privateersman and naval officer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island. According to a family genealogy, he was the son of Noah Whipple and Mary (maiden name unknown); no official birth information is extant. After going to sea at an early age Whipple became associated with the Brown family in the West India trade. During the Seven Years’ War Whipple served as a privateersman under the command of ...

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