ANDREW WHIPPLE, a deserving and well-to-do citizen of Cazenovia, born January 14, 1839, in the town of Fenner, N.Y., a son of John and Lucy (Dryer) Whipple. John Whipple, Jr., the father of Andrew, was born in the town of Fenner, was reared in this vicinity, and became the owner of two hundred and twenty-six acres of land. He was a prominent and influential man of his day, serving as Road Commissioner and holding other offices under Democratic administrations. He married Miss Lucy Dryer, a native of Cazenovia, by whom he
had seven children, of whom six are living: Lydia, widow of Loren Ransom, of Perryville, N.Y.; Louisa, Mrs. O. Allen, of Cazenovia; Mariette, Mrs. W. D. Brown, of the town of Nelson; Helen, widow of L. D. Know, of the town of Nelson; Andrew; and Charlotte, wife of Deloss Barpus, of Wayne County. The seventh one, John Whipple, enlisted as a member of the Oneida Cavalry, and died during the late war. The father died at the age of eighty-six years in the town of Nelson, and his wife at the age of eighty-three. They were Presbyterians in religious views.
The grandfather, John Whipple, was born and grew to manhood in Rhode Island. He came with his wife to the town of Fenner, Madison County, in 1797, having the same experience as did all the pioneers of bringing their families and household effects by
ox-team, and finding the land covered with forest trees, and wild game and Indians plentiful. Of course, coming into a country which had been a hunting-ground of the Six Nations of Indians, it appeared hazardous work to try to make a home or till the land among them. But the Indians were friendly; and the pioneers were brave, attending strictly to their own affairs, cutting trees, and laying out a little farm which they had to call home. Of his two hundred acres of land John Whipple soon made a fine farm. Seven of his fifteen children grew up to be of assistance to him in his work. He died at the age of
seventy-six, and his wife at the age of seventy-two. In politics he was a Federalist, and a man who stood high in the community by reason of his sterling character and unremitting industry.
Andrew Whipple was born on his farm that he now owns, and the only education he was able to obtain was that of the district school of his town. He remained on his father's farm to work until he was able to purchase and manage it for himself. He was married December 29, 1867, to Miss Carrie Carter, who was born November 5, 1844, in the town of Sullivan, daughter of Hiram and Mary Carter. Hiram Carter was a farmer, and died when a young man. His widow resides with her son Frank in the town of Sullivan. Four children were born to them, all of whom are now living.
After his marriage our subject settled on the old home farm, living there for twenty-three years, until 1890. He was very successful in farming, having excellent crops of oats, wheat, barley, and corn, besides dealing in sheep, horses, and cows. His two hundred and twenty-six acres of land are all tillable and productive. He has good barns and stables and a fine farm-house, but for the last three years he has lived comfortably as a retired farmer in Cazenovia.
Mr. and Mrs. Whipple have had but one child, Frank, who with his wife, Mary Burton, now occupies the old home farm.
Mr. Andrew Whipple is an active and energetic supporter of the Democratic party, and has held the office of Supervisor for seven years. He has led an industrious and useful life, and is fully deserving of the competency he now enjoys in his days of retired ease. He has every reason to be interested in the growth and prosperity of the county in which four generations of his family have found a home. Judicious and prudent, he has made good use of his opportunities for advancement. He has been successful in his financial undertakings, and has merited and won the esteem of his fellow-citizens.
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