Black Whipple Family - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 04.711 W 070° 45.557
19T E 356784 N 4771036
Quick Description: One of a series of historical markers around Portsmouth highlighting Black History.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2012 9:21:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMEN37
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

Text of marker:

Portshouth
Black Heritage Trail

The Black Whipple Family

Prince and Cuffee Whipple, possibly brothers or cousins, had been owned by the White Whipples.  The men were given lifelong use of this plot of land after their emancipation in the 1780s.  The moved a small wooden house onto the site and lived there with their wives, Dinah (Chase) and Rebecca (Daverson), and their children.

At assemblies and society balls Prince worked as a steward, Coffee asa musician.  Dina did sewing for the North Church adn with Rebecca kept a school in their home for Black children sponsored by the Ladies Charitable Affican Society.

Marker Name: The Black Whipple Family

Marker Type: Local/Unofficial

Marker Location: Portsmouth

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Date Marker Established: Not listed

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