Triplett Family Tree --
Where is James Lorin Triplett? --
Our Line of the Triplett Family
The focus of the Triplett family tree at this site include descendants of #5 Abel Triplett (below)
The is a follow up to the story of James Lorin (or Loren) Triplett, son of Lott.
(7) Lott Triplett, father of James Lorin (above), was born May 21, 1834 in Guernsey County, Ohio. He grew to manhood and married Mary Melissa Meighen in the same county on February 25, 1856. Lott and Mary's children included Emma Virette, James Lorin, and Melissa Caroline. Soon after daughter Emma's birth in Ohio in August 1857, Lott relocated to a farm in Warren County, Illinois. This is the county where other members of Lott's immediate family also moved, including his widowed mother Mary, his brother Simeon, and his sisters Miranda (Minnie), Rebecca and Sarah. It was in Warren County that Lott's son James was born, where his brother and sisters married, and it was also there that Lott died at a relatively young age in September 1862. Following Lott's early death, pregnant Mary and her two young children moved back to Ohio, while other members of the immediate Triplett family remained in Warren County.
(6) James Triplett, father of Lott (above), was born May 14, 1782 in Loudoun County, Virginia, a son of Abel and Mary Triplett. James descended from the Tripletts who first arrived in Virginia from England sometime prior to 1660. As such the Tripletts have a long and prosperous history not only in Virginia but among the many descendants who migrated to other regions of an expanding new country.
In 1809, Lott's father James Triplett was first married in Loudoun County, Virginia to Ruth Heskett. James and Ruth started their family in Virginia but by 1815 had moved to Ohio. James and Ruth had seven [known] children, five of whom were born in Ohio, including Nathaniel, Mortimer, Catherine, Alvah, Caroline, Paton, and Dolphin. The mother of these children, Ruth, died at age 49 in March 1831 leaving James a widower with four surviving children. Shortly after James Triplett married Mary Kinnick, a native of Maryland who had moved to Ohio with her widowed mother and other members of her immediate family. James and Mary were to have seven children, including Minnie, Lott, Walter, John, Simeon, Rebecca, and Sarah.
James died 19 Nov 1848 at the age of 66, and eldest surviving son Mortimer Triplett was appointed administrator of his father's estate. As there was not enough in James; personal estate to pay all the debts, his farm was sold at public auction for $900 on 8 Dec 1949. James was buried in Beaver Baptist Cemetery, near Batesville, not far from their farm home Almost ten years later James' wife Mary moved to Illinois with her children during the late 1850s. Mary passed away at age 77 in Warren County, Illinois on May 10, 1882, and was buried at Hickory Point Cemetery in Warren County.
(5) Abel Triplett, father of James (above), was born perhaps in the early 1750s in Virginia. Abel was a son of Thomas Triplet and Elizabeth Grimes, and is said to have married a Mary [Lewis?] by 1773 in Loudoun County, VA. His name appears in the Loudoun County tax lists (1769-1812) as well as in the Loudoun County Militia (1794). His name is last mentioned (in apparent records) in the inventory of his mother Elizabeth's estate taken on November 11, 1822. Among Abel and Mary's children included Micajah, Reuben, Stephen, Mary (Gilham), James (above) and Joel, many of whom moved to Ohio to establish their own farms. Although not much is known of Abel and Mary's later whereabouts, a family history suggests Abel moved to Ohio with some of his children, and that he may have died sometime after 1830 at the home of son Stephen who had moved from Ohio to Bureau County, Illinois by 1834.
(4) Thomas Triplett, father of Abel (above), was born about 1725 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and married Elizabeth Grimes about 1747. Thomas was a son of Francis Triplett and Elizabeth Browne, and was a trooper in the French and Indian War, March, 1756. Thomas' father died about 1758 and he inherited 200 acres of land on Goose Creek on which he lived for a time. He then purchased 233 acres of land on North River in Hampshire County, Virginia. After a few years, he moved back to Loudoun County with his family. Thomas died about 1769 and did not leave a will. An inventory was taken of his property on March 12, 1769, and his son Enoch was granted administration of his property on March 13, 1769. Elizabeth lived for more than 50 years after her husband died. An inventory was taken of her property November 11, 1822. It includes the following:
Paid Peggy Bazzell and Mary Ann Triplett their own notes.
Members of Thomas and Elizabeth's family included Elizabeth (Duncan), Enoch, Thomas, Abel (above), Greenberry, Peggy (Bazzell), Mary Ann, and Frederick. A number of children of Enoch, Thomas and Abel left Virginia and initially settled in Ohio, some remaining there. Sons Greenberry and Frederick are known to have settled in Kentucky.
Paid Joel Triplett, two notes.
Paid Enoch Triplett, Jacob Silcott's note for $19.40.
Paid Abel Triplett, Joel Triplett's note for $15.86.
John Duncan, William Triplett's note for $22.71.
Paid Dr. Thomas Triplett Jr., James Patterson's note for $21.62.
Paid Greenbury Triplett, Glascock's note for $11.02.
Equal dividends (amounting to $25.29) for each, but that Enoch, Abel and Frederick have already received some and that Peggy Bazzell and Mary Ann Triplett are each entitled to a cow and a bed amounting to $23, which they never received and which the others had over and above their share.
(3) Francis Marion Triplett, father of Thomas (father of Abel), was born in the Richmond, Virginia area around the turn of the 18th century. He was a son of Francis and Mary Triplett, his father dying while Francis Marion was just an infant. Francis' mother Mary remarried Hugh French and it was Hugh who helped Francis apprentice under a ship master named Lutwidge [Ledwidge] to learn the trade of mariner. After a few years Francis Marion Triplett left this trade to become a brick mason. He married Elizabeth Browne sometime in this timeframe and they had at least 8 children. Francis patented five hundred and five acres of land in what was then Prince William County on Goose Creek in 1741. This area was later included in Fairfax County when it was formed, and in 1757 the area became part of the new county of Loudoun. It was in October 1757 that Francis Marion signed his will, which was proved November 22, 1758. In his will he gives the names of many of his children, including Thomas, William, Daniel, Mason, john, Margaret, Francis, and Polly (Pally).
The Will of Francis Triplett, 1757 (Fairfax County Will Book B page 195)
In the name of God, amen. I Francis Triplett of the parish of Truro and County of Fairfax weak of body but sound and perfect sense of memory. Thank and praise God for the same to mind of uncertain state of this transitory life and knowing that all flesh must yield unto death whence it shall please God to call do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as followith: Itom I give my soul to almighty God from whence I received of same hoping then _____ of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ to receive faith and forgiveness of all my manifest sins and wickedness and my body I commend to earth to be decently interred according to the discretion of my executrix hereafter named as followith such worldly estate as God hath blessed me with. I dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
*Itom I give to my loving wife Elizabeth Triplett I lend her all of my personable estate and a Negro woman named Bess and Negro girl named Nann during her natural life excepting some small legacies that I give and bequeath out of it.
*Itom I give and bequeath to my loving son Thomas Triplett and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever a certain parcel of land containing two hundred acres lying on both sides of Goose Creek it being part of a tract of five hundred and five acres lying and situated upon both sides of Goose Creek to take in his plantation where he now lives and half that large bottom of the lower side of the creek and his brother William Triplett to have the other half.
*Item I give to my loving son Thomas Triplett my pistols and holsters and a rifle gun.
*Item I give and bequeath to my loving son William Triplett and his heirs forever lawfully begotten of his body one half of the residue of the pallor of the five hundred and five acres after his brother Thomas Triplett has taken his out if the said William Triplett should have no heir lawfully begotten of his body then this piece of land to fall to Mason Triplett and his heirs forever the beginning of my son William Triplett must be whereof the bottom is equally divided in the part that leads from my plantation that was settled by Joseph Brecks to my son Thomas Triplett and my son William Triplett running with that path near the ford that my son crosses Goose Creek to a black walnut from thence down the said Creek to a poplar standing in a narrow valley poplar is cur in of that side next to Creek to include that little narrow bottom to my son William Triplett part thence the said valley southerly to the line of the lower side of the creek.
*Item I give and bequeath to my loving son William Triplett all my smiths tools with the provisions that he does all his motherís smiths work for nothing.
*Item I give and bequeath to my loving son Daniel Triplett the other half of the said land to include his plantation to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body. If in failure of such an heir to fall to my son Mason Triplett and his heirs forever.
*Item I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Triplett all my wearing cloths and one shirt.
*Item I give and bequeath to my son John Triplett five shillings if demanded.
*Item I give and bequeath to my son Francis Triplett a Negro woman called Bess and her increase after the death of my wife Elizabeth Triplett.
*Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Boylston a young mare of two years old. A ring of ten shillings __________ in case that my daughter after he decease, I leave it to her daughter, Frances Boylston.
*Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Brawner five shillings if demanded.
*Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly a young mare of two years old and a ring of ten shillings.
*Item I give and bequeath to my son Mason Triplett a Negro girl named Nann after my wife Elizabeth Triplett decease and the first living child that the Negro girl brings I give to my daughter Polly and to be brought up by my son Mason till it be one year old without loss if incase the said Mason die without heir lawfully begotten of body then said Negro girl I give and bequeath to Thomas Triplett daughter Betty Ann if in case that my son Mason should die and my granddaughter Betty Ann then I bequeath my Negro girl to Thomas Triplett second heir of Thomas Triplett either male or female if Negro child that is left to my daughter excepted and I do hereby appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Triplett my Executor of this my last will thereby revoking all former wills by me. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this 4th day of October 1757.
Francis Triplett (seal)
William WB Boylstone
At a court held for the County of Fairfax 22 November 1758
This will was presented in court by Elizabeth Triplett Executrix therein named who made oath thereto and being also proved by the oaths of John Branner and William Boylstone two of the witnesses admitted to record and the said executrix having performed what is ____ in such _____ certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Teste: J. Wagoner, County Clerk
(2) Francis Triplett, father of Francis Marion Triplett (above), was born about 1672 in old Rappahannock, Virginia. He married Mary [Brown] at the turn of the 18th century and they had two [known] children before Francis died at about age 32 in Richmond County, Virginia. On October 4, 1704, his wife Mary was granted letters of administration to administer the estate of her late husband, Francis Triplett, in Richmond Co., VA. His wife Mary, still in her twenties, remarried Hugh French. Along with her Triplett children, Francis and Mary, mother Mary had additional children with Hugh French, including Margaret, Hugh, Elizabeth, Mason, and Daniel French.
(1) Francis Triplett, father of Francis (above), and grandfather of Francis Marion Triplett, was born in England about 1634. His arrival in the new Colony is thought to be somewhere around 1660. He married a young widow named Abigail Nichols (maiden name Huse or Hewes) in Rappahannock, Virginia in October 1664. In the headright system, any person who could pay for the passage of another person from England to Virginia, could receive a patent of 50 acres for each one transported. Francis Triplett and his brother-in-law Peter Jett transported 28 persons, most of whom Francis paid for, and for this he received a patent of 1,050 acres of land, on the south side of the Rappahannock River, signed by Governor Berkley in December, 1666. Francis and Abigail raised their family in the Virginia colony, and their children appear to have included Thomas, William, Francis (#2 above), and Elizabeth.
Francis dated his will November 24, 1700. It was proven on March 4th, 1701, in Richmond County, Virginia. The will mentions his wife as well as some of his children and grandchildren. It disposes of his 200 acre plantation, another tract of 1,050 acres and several smaller tracts. His will follows:
Will of Francis Triplett, 1700 (Richmond County wills and inventories, book 1699-1709, p. 41-42)
In the Name of God Amen I Francis Triplitt of the County of Richmond being in perfect Sense and memory do make ordaine Constitute and appoint This my Last Will and Testament in Manner and forme following revokeing annulling and making Void all
other wills by me formerly made.
Imps I do give and bequeath my Soule unto Almighty God my maker in Sure hopes of a Glorious Resurrection Through the Merritts of Jesus Christ my only redeemer and my body to the Earth decently to be buried by my Executrix and Executor
hereafter named and as for my worldly goods wch God Almighty hath beene pleased to Bestow upon me I do give and bequeath as followeth (Vizt)
1st I do give and bequeath unto my loveing wife Abigaile my plantation Whereone I now live vizt from the first Valley Joyning to my plantation to the Second Valley on the westward Side of the Rowling Path during her life it being about two hundred Acres more or less and after her decease I do give and bequeath the said Land to my Son Francis and his heires for ever and If in Case my Son Francis Should die without heires then I will the Said Land to my Son William Triplitt and his heires for ever
2dly I do give unto my wife Abigaile a Tract of Land being part of A Thousand and fifty acres I tooke up lying betweene the lines of Capt. Ball, James Scott, John Nicholls and Samuell Bowen dureing her Natural life and after her Death I do will and Give the Same unto my Son Francis and his heires forever and in Case my Son Francis Should die without heire then I do will and Give the Same tract of Land to my Son William and his heires for ever.
3dly I do give unto my Son William Triplitt and his heires for Ever all my Land Lying on the South Side of Thackers Creeke branches Running over the Second Valley from Plantation to The line of Capt Saml Blomefield
4thly I do give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Francis Triplitt Son of my Eldest Son Thomas Triplitt and his heires forever all the rest of my Land Lyeing on the Eastward Side of the Rowling path which goes to George Hailes be itt more or less and in Case the Said Francis My Grandson Should dye without heire then I do give and bequeath the Said Land to my Grandson Thomas Triplitt and his heres for ever and in Case my two Grandsons before mentioned Should both die without heires Then I do give the Said land I gave until Them to my two Sonnes Wm and Francis Equally to be divided betweene them and to theire heires forever
5thly I do give unto my wife Abigaile all my personall Estate Except two Mares dureing her naturall life but if my wife shall marry after my decease Then I do will and desire that she have but her thirds of my Estate and the other two parts I do Give and bequeath unto my Son William Triplitt and my Son Francis and Theire heires for ever
6thly I doe Give unto Francis Jett Son of John Jett and Eliza his wife one young mare and her Increase for ever
7thly I doe give unto Francis Triplitt son of Thomas Triplitt decd one Young Mare and her Encrease for ever
Lastly I do make and appoint my loveing wife Abigail and my Son Wm Triplitt Exrs of this my last Will and Testement In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale this foure and twentieth day of November in the year of our lord 1700
Signed Sealed and delivered
In the prsence of us
Compiled from various sources by Dennis Walsh, September 2005.