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From: "Scott John (IT- PA)" <>
Subject: RE: [PIPER] MA Pipers
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:40:35 -0400
gee whiz ... i ahve goose bumps reading this. a couple of things here ....
my James Piper (1763-1867) says in a newpaper article that before the
Revolution he was
in Boston - also ! my James was a Unitarian as well - not too many
Unitarians floating around. generally intelligent and educated individuals.
was also a mariner - or ship boy. The trade routes often took these
people to Nova Scotias where he was b. at in 1763. I see also that the names
"james" repeats itself. yes its common but not always common in some
> From: Richard K Piper [SMTP:]
> Reply To:
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 3:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [PIPER] MA Pipers
> My information about Walter Piper came from an extensive record book
> written by his great grandson James Piper, who was born in 1866.
> He wrote that Walter was a ship rigger who married Sarah Everden (or
> Everdon) and who died 14 Feb 1817, age 75, and was buried in Newburyport
> A memoranda says "Walter Piper lived in Boston at the time of the
> Revolutionary War. A bullet came through the window of his home, during
> seige of Boston, almost striking his wife. Considering his family in
> danger, he moved with all his belongings in an ox cart to Newbury, in
> Walter Piper afterward returned to Boston to rig the 'Constitution'
> by his son James then a young man about 18 years of age."
> I have found the marriage of Walter and Sarah on 16 Apr 1769 in the
> "Boston Marriages 1700-1809"
> In a microfilm of records of the New North Church (Congregational
> Unitarian) in Boston, I found more about some Pipers. Walter Jun took the
> covenant 11 Mar 1770, Sarah daughter of Walter bap 11 Mar 1770. Walter,
> William and Mariam children of Walter Jun & Sarah were baptized 1771 -
> There was also a Walter who took the covenant 21 Apr 1745. (Possibly
> father ?). Walter and Miriam had 9 children baptized there. Walter on 12
> 1745; three Moses in 1746, 1748 and 1757; and 6 other children from 1749
> through 1762. None of them were named Dudley.
> After Walter and Sarah moved to Newburyport they had three more
> children, Love in 1777, Joseph in 1778 and James in 1781. Newburyport
> Records show marriages for six of their children including the ones born
> There is a record in Ipswich of the marriage of Walter of Newborn and
> Miriam Sweet of Ipswich on 14 Jun 1744.
> There are other records of a Walter Piper in Boston (with marriages,
> deaths of wives, businesses etc.) that don't match up with my information,
> so there may have been another Walter in the picture.
> Can you add anything to this information?
> Carol Piper
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Piper" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2000 1:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [PIPER] MA Pipers
> > Richard,
> > You hit a key with me...
> > Walter!
> > Now, I'm not sure I'm related to "The" Walter Piper of Boston,Mass. 1790
> > census.
> > But, Walter had Moses and Walter Jr.; I am searching to see if he had
> > as well.
> > My Dudley Piper was documented in 1791 marriage papers in Middletown,Ct.
> > "Dudley from Boston Mass". And at that time and a year before, there was
> > only Walter Piper as a possible father due to he being the only Piper in
> > Boston at that time.
> > Samuel,one of Dudley's sons has grandchildren name Dudley and
> > very used names at that time in history.
> > Now for the goodies..
> > Page 278, "Book of Boston" found at the Kansas City,Mo. research room
> > bio on Henry A. Piper C.P.A. (Picture included) Henry was unquestionably
> > Dean of Accounting inBoston.Born Marboro,Mass. 12-29-1836,and was
> > in Boston;His first employ was at Richardson & Co. 1852 and began
> > Acctg. at 40 Water Street in 1879 .He was Chairman of the Examining
> > the MAss. C.P.A.. Mr Piper is of old New England ancestry. His
> > Great-grandfather was Walter Piper , a rigger, resided in Newburyport
> > came to Boston to rig the frigate "Constitution".....
> > I have many odds and ends on Walter Piper and his family... If you are
> > related to Dudley I can supply you loads on his travels and battles. But
> > sure, Moses and Walter were 2 sons. You can even get that on
> > www.familysearch.org Like i said Samuel Piper, son of Ddudley from
> > boston ahd some of his kids named after Dudley and Walter, and I am real
> > interested on what you find out about Walter.......
> > Thanks,
> > Steven Piper ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Richard K Piper <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2000 12:27 AM
> > Subject: [PIPER] MA Pipers
> > > Does anyone connect with my line of Pipers?
> > > James Piper b. 27 Mar 1866 Winthrop MA
> > > m. Eula Mabel Brett
> > > Joseph LaFayette Piper b. 25 Mar 1824 Newburyport MA
> > > m. Sarah Towle and Martha Jane Nichols
> > > James Piper b. 27 Feb 1781 Newburyport MA
> > > m. Sarah Edwards
> > > Walter Piper m. 16 Apr 1769 Boston MA Sarah Everdon
> > > (possibly) Walter Piper m. 14 Jun 1744 Ipswich MA
> > > Miriam Sweet
> > > I would like to find the ancestors of Walter Piper.
> > >
> > > Carol S. Piper
> > >
> > >
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