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Governor Henry Frederick LIPPITT

Male 1818 - 1891  (72 years)


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  • Name Henry Frederick LIPPITT 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 9 Oct 1818  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112946888:1030:113090087 
    _UID 6A5067D44F1A4F03BB863F3EE1A1420739DD 
    Died 5 Jun 1891 
    Person ID I27589  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2010 

    Father Warren LIPPITT,   b. 25 Sep 1786, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1850  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Eliza SEAMANS,   b. 20 Feb 1792, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1881, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1811 
    Family ID F8433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann BALCH,   b. 7 Oct 1823, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1889, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1845 
    Children 
    +1. Governor Charles Warren LIPPITT,   b. 8 Oct 1846, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1924  (Age 77 years)
     2. Henry Merriman LIPPITT,   b. 17 Sep 1848,   d. 10 Mar 1856  (Age 7 years)
     3. Joseph Balch LIPPITT,   b. 9 Jul 1850,   d. 18 Nov 1851  (Age 1 years)
     4. Jeanie LIPPITT,   b. 6 Jan 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Ernest LIPPITT,   b. 1 Apr 1853,   d. 24 Mar 1856  (Age 2 years)
     6. Frederick LIPPITT,   b. 1 Feb 1854,   d. 1 Apr 1856  (Age 2 years)
    +7. Henry Frederick LIPPITT,   b. 12 Oct 1856, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1933, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +8. Mary Balch LIPPITT,   b. 14 Jul 1858, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Robert Lincoln LIPPITT,   b. 22 Mar 1860, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Abby Frances LIPPITT,   b. 31 Oct 1861, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Alfred LIPPITT,   b. Feb 1863,   d. 27 May 1864  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F12415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Governor of Rhode Island from 1875 to 1877.

      Henry Lippitt was the son of Warren Lippitt and Eliza (Seamans) Lippitt, married to Mary Ann Balch. He was the father of Charles Warren Lippitt, another Rhode Island Governor, and the father of Henry F. Lippitt, a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the great-grandfather of John Chafee, another Rhode Island Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy, and the great-great-grandfather of Lincoln Chafee, a U.S. Senator.

      The Governor Henry Lippitt House is located in Providence. Completed in 1865, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976, and in 1981 was donated by the Lippitt family to Preserve Rhode Island.

      He was among the pioneer manufacturers of Rhode Island. He with others organized in 1809 the Lippitt Manufacturing Co. In 1838 he became associated with the firm of Walcott and Lippitt, dealers in bale cotton and print cloths. In 1848 he with his brothers, bought the large Tiffany Mill at Danielsonville, Conn., and in 1854 an interest in the Harrison Mills at Woonsocket. In 1874 built a new brick mill of 60,000 spindles and purchased the Globe Mill of 44,000 spindles. The capital of the company increased from $600,000 to $1,000,000. In 1883 a new mill was completed, and the mills operated as the Social Manufacturing Co., having a capacity of 2,855 looms, 135,777 spindles, and employing 1,450 operatives. Since 1838 his annual business amounted to at least $300,000, and several times reached $4,000,000. He was President of the R. I. National Bank, R. I. Institution for Saving, the Wheaton Hotel Co., the Providence Opera House Association, the Dyer Street Land Co, and the Providence Board of Trade; Lieut. Colonel of the Providence Artillery, and for two terms the Governor of the State.