James TRIPP 1765-1835

a biography

James TRIPP was born on 15 Jan 1765 in Queensbury, Washington County, New York. He died on 22 Apr 1835 prob. in Galen, Wayne County, NY. He was buried in the Quaker Cemetery, Galen, Wayne County, New York. He was the son of William TRIPP and Philadelphia (Phoebe) WILCOX.

James married Margaret GREENE, daughter of Benjamin GREENE and Mehitabel TRIPP, about 1784 in Queensbury, Washington County, NY. Margaret was born on 24 Feb 1759 in Exeter, Rhode Island. She died on 1 Sep 1844 in Cohocton, Steuben County, NY.

They had the following children:

  • Charles TRIPP was born in 1785 in Queensbury, Washington, Ny. He died on 13 Jun 1867 in Fremont, Steuben, NY. Charles married Permelia Bonnell.
  • Benjamin Tripp was born on 24 May 1787 in Queensbury, Washington, Ny. He died on 20 Mar 1848 in Galen, Wayne, Ny. He was buried in Friends Cem, Marengo, Ny. Benjamin married Mary Bonnell . Mary was buried in Friends Cem, Marengo.
  • Zina TRIPP was born6 on 3 Apr 1789 in Queensbury, Washington County, NY, USA. He died7 on 27 Sep 1859 in South Dansville, Steuben County, NY, USA. Zina married8 (1) Ruth Bowdish daughter of Gideon Bowdish and Eleanor about 1810. Ruth was born about 1770 in New Bedford, RI. She died in Jun 1820 in Galen, Wayne County, NY. Zina married9 (2) Pathania Bonnell daughter of Nathaniel Bonnell in 1820 in Junius, Seneca County, NY. Pathania was born about 1792. She died on 30 Aug 1870 in South Dansville, Steuben County, NY.
  • John Perigo TRIPP was born in 1792 in Queensbury, Washington, Ny. He died on 8 Jun 1875 in Rollin, Lenawee, Mich. John married Clarissa Bigelow.
  • Samuel Tripp was born in 1794 in Queensbury, Washington, Ny. He died on 22 Nov 1852 in Saline, Washtenaw, Mi. He was buried in Oakwood Cem, Saline, Washtenaw, Mi. Samuel married Sibyl Hopkins
  • Job TRIPP was born on 22 Jun 1796 in Queensbury, Washington, Ny. He died on 3 Sep 1870 in Cohocton, Steuben, Ny. Job married (1) Rebecca Mead . Job married (2) Mary Reynolds
  • Charity TRIPP was born in 1798 in Junius, Seneca, New York. She died on 30 Jul 1822 in Galen, Wayne, NY. She was buried in Friends Cemetery, Galen, Wayne County, NY. Charity married William White .
  • Son was born about 1800 in Tyre, Seneca County, NY
  • Daughter was born in Seneca County, NY.

James TRIPP inherited land from his father located on Sanford’s Ridge, just outside present day Glens Fall, Washington County, New York not far from the Friends Meeting House. He built a frame house, unfinished in 1785/1790. The house exists today. The older part is from 1785/1790. The newer part, the "L" addition, was built much later and brick siding was added in 1855. Across the road lived his brother Jonathan, who also inherited. James TRIPP sold his farm in 1800 for $750 to a Dr. Stower.


  • Robert L. Eddy, Queensbury Heritage; Finch, Pruyn and Company, 1986; relativelyconnected.com
  • New York Genealogical Records, 1675-1920, reel 26
  • Junius, Seneca County Jury List 1806, Junious County, NYGENWEB
  • Abstracts of Will, Adminstrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835, Will of William Tripp, NewEnglandAncestors.org
  • 1800 Washington County, NY Federal Census, Queensbury, roll 26, pg 209, ancestry.com
  • 1810 Seneca County, NY Federal Census, Junius TWP, roll 36, pg 174, ancestry.com
  • 1820 Seneca County, NY Federal Census, Galen, roll M33_75, pg 75, ancestry.com

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