Van Riper / Ripen, Elizabeth


Elizabeth Van Riper (Van Riper is sometimes Van Ripen) was born on June 13, 1805 in Genesee County, New York State. She married Obadiah Whitmore in 1819 in Genesee County, New York State. Obadiah Whitmore was born in 1799 in the state of Vermont. Obadiah and Elizabeth were the parents, of ten children, that we know of, and that lived to adulthood. The Whitmore’s moved their family from Genesee County, New York State, to Pennsylvania. The family moved from Pennsylvania back to Genesee County, New York State. We don’t know, exactly when the Whitmore family made all their moves, or how long they stayed. Next, Obadiah and Elizabeth moved the family to Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, before 1842. The next place, the Whitmore family made their home was Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Washington Court House is a city in Fayette County, Ohio. Another Move, was to West Van Buren, La Grange County, Indiana. Later, Obadiah and Elizabeth moved their family to La Porte Township, La Porte County, Indiana. Another place, the Whitmore family lived was Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana. They lived in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana in the 1860 U.S. Census. Still later, the Whitmore family moved to Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana.

The first child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper was Jared Whitmore. He was born in 1820 in Pennsylvania. Jared’s nickname, as a youth was Jary. He married Mary Cook on January 21. 1846 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. The couple, then moved with the Whitmore extended family to Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Jared was a farmer in 1860 in Indiana. We don’t know if, Jared and his wife, were the parents of any children. Jared’s wife, Mary Cook was born in 1828. Jared died in 1871 in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. He was buried in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. After Jared’s death, Mary, his widow married a man named Coulter. We don’t know his first name. She died in 1907. We have no other details of their marriage, or the life, death or burial of Mary Cook. We have no additional information of the life, death, or burial of Jared Whitmore.

Cynthia Whitmore was the second child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper. She was born on December 15, 1821 in Genesee County, New York State. Cynthia’s nickname was Cindy, as a child. Cynthia married Enos Cyrus Dayhuff about 1847 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. Cynthia and Enos were the parents of two children. Enos was born in 1813 or 1821. He died in 1901 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. He was buried at the Dayhuff Meauwataka Cemetery, Meauwataka, Wexford County, Michigan. Cynthia died in 1911 in Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan. She was buried at the Dayhuff Meauwataka Cemetery, Meauwakata, Wexford County, Michigan. Cynthia out lived her husband, Enos by ten years. We have no further knowledge of Cynthia Whitmore’s life, death or burial.

Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper’s third child was Jane Whitmore. She was born in 1826 in Genesee County, New York State. Jane married Isaac Walter Knapp on August 14, 1842 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. Jane’s husband, Isaac was born in 1821 in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Isaac and Jane were the parents of nine children that lived beyond infancy. He died in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana in 1873. He was buried in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Jane died on May 27, 1877 in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. She was buried at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Jane out lived her husband, Isaac by about four years. We have no other details of the life, death or burial of Jane Whitmore.

The fourth child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper was Lyman Whitmore. He was born in 1828 in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio. Lyman married Rebecca Ellen Barnes. We don’t know when or where they were married. We have no record of any children, that were born to Lyman and Rebecca. Lyman enlisted in the Union Army at the beginning of the Civil War. He was assigned to an Indiana Infantry unit. Lyman died as a soldier, during the war in November of 1863. We don’t know how, or when he died. Lyman Whitmore was buried at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. After her husband, Lyman died, Rebecca married a man named Cyphers. We don’t know his first name. Rebecca died in 1906. We don’t know how she died. We have no more information of Lyman Whitmore’s life, death or burial.

Andrew Whitmore was the fifth child, born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper. He was born in 1830 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Washington Court House is a city in Fayette County, Ohio. We don’t know who Andrew married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Andrew, and his wife were the parents, of any children. He enlisted in the Army on the Union side, at the start of the Civil War. He was a member of the 73rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E. Andrew held the rank of corporal. On April 30, 1863, he deserted in the face of the enemy. Because of this, he was demoted to private. We don’t have any other knowledge of his war record. We have no additional details of the life, death or burial of Andrew Whitmore.

Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper’s sixth child was Jennett Whitmore. She was born in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Jennett’s nickname, as a child, was Jenny. We don’t know who she married, or when they were married. We don’t know, if Jennett and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no additional information of Jennett Whitmore’s life, death or burial.

The seventh child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper was Susannah Whitmore. She was born in 1836 or 1837 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. Susannah was know as Susan or Susie, as a child. We don’t know who she married, or when they were married. We have no further knowledge of the life, death or burial of Susannah Whitmore.

Wesley Whitmore was the eighth child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper. He was born in 1840 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio. For most of his life, Wesley was called Wes. We don’t know who he married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Wesley and his wife were the parents of any children. We have found a Wesley Whitmore, who fought for the Union during the Civil War. We have no proof, that the Wesley Whitmore of record, was this Wesley Whitmore. We have no more details of Wesley Whitmore’s life, death or burial.

Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper’s ninth child was Nathan G. Whitmore. He was born in 1842 in Washington Court House, or Washington Township, Fayette County, Ohio. As a youth Nathan was known as Nate. We don’t know who Nathan married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Nathan, and his wife were the parents, of any children. Nathan enlisted in the Union Army, when the Civil War broke out. He fought in many battles. Nathan was wounded in battle. We don’t know where or when he was wounded. We have no other record of the life, death or burial of Nathan G. Whitmore.

The tenth child born to Obadiah Whitmore and Elizabeth Van Riper was Enos Whitmore. He was born in 1846 in Washington Court House, or Washington Township, Fayette County, Ohio. We don’t know who Enos married, or where they were married. We don’t know, if he and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no record of Enos in the Civil War; even at the end, when he was old enough. We have no further knowledge of Enos Whitmore’s life, death or burial.

Elizabeth Whitmore died on November 23, 1863 in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. After, Elizabeth died her husband, Obadiah married his second wife, Amelia Conklin on April 19, 1864 in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Obadiah Whitmore died on December 4, 1867 in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. He was buried in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Elizabeth Van Riper was buried in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. Obadiah out lived his wife, Elizabeth by about four years. We have no additional information of the life, death or burial of Elizabeth Van Riper.

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