The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
WHIPPLE, Fenimore C. - Otsego
This gentleman was born in the town of Otsego, Otsego Co., N.Y.,
Sept. 21, 1834, the youngest child of Seth and Eunice WHIPPLE.
His father was born Feb. 20, 1793, in Hardwick, Mass. About the
year 1818 he came to Otsego County, and settled on a farm situated
in that portion of the town of Otsego known as Metcalf Hill. He was
married Feb. 4, 1821, to Eunice METCALF, daughter of Tracy
and Sally Metcalf, who were among the early settlers of the town.
She was born May 30, 1797. Their children were as follows:
Chiron Tracy, born Dec. 20, 1821; married to Caroline HICKS, by
whom he had two children, Effinger E. and Clarence F.; he died
in Janesville, Wis., Aug. 23, 1849. Napoleon, born Sept. 24, 1823;
still living. Sophia, born Nov. 19, 1825; wife of Delos A. THAYER,
a farmer living in Otsego. Catharine, born Feb. 10, 1828; living
with her brother, Fenimore. Fenimore C., the subject of this sketch,
born Sept. 21, 1834. The father died Oct. 6, 1848; the mother
Nov. 29, 1875.
The subject of this sketch has always lived on the place of his
nativity, and owns and carries on the "homestead" farm, having
purchased the interests of the heirs. He was married, Feb. 10, 1861,
to Lydia E. CLARK, daughter of Thomas and Armilla Clark. Her
father was a native of Rhode Island; her mother of the town of
Laurens, Otsego Co., N.Y. Her father was twice married. By
his first wife he had children as follows: Caroline, Delos, Sarah,
Pharez, and Diana. By his second, Lydia E. (Mrs. Whipple), Mary
J., and Asenath O. The children of the first wife are all settled in
Wisconsin. Mrs. Whipple's sisters are both married and living in
the town of Hartwick, Otsego County.
Since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Whipple have lived on the
old homestead, which has been added to and much improved and
is now one of the fine farm-homes in the town. They have children
as follows: Minnie J., born Feb. 21, 1866, and Claude E., born Oct.
1, 1871, both living at home.
Mr. Whipple is a Republican in politics. On another page of
this work may be found a view of their home, with portraits of
Mr. and Mrs. Whipple.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, opposite page 256
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