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Favorite Name

I have so many great names in my family tree. A favorite name for boys would be Christian Alexander and a favorite name for girls would be Catherine Scarlett. Picking the names of my children would be too easy.

In the way of a favorite ancestral name, it is one that my family liked enough to use two more times.

The award for favorite name goes to …

Topliff Tapley Trippett. Award for the favorite name in the family tree.
Topliff Tapley Trippett

Topliff Tapley Trippett aka Tapliff Topley Triplett. Say that triplett times fast! When I think of this name I can envision a man in a slightly worn suit, a gentleman. When he puts his hand out for a firm handshake of introduction he proudly announces and enunciates his name. I have also envisioned him and this part of the family as jovial tricksters. Knowing the surname was once more of a nickname for a magician or performer of tricks, this fits.

In the 2010 Federal Census, only 500 people carry the surname Trippett.

 

Below is a summary of the descendants of Govy Trippett. Topliff Tapley Trippett and those name after him are highlighted.

Govey Trippett born ABT 1751; died Sep 20, 1844. (My fifth great-grandfather and the father of Topliff Tapley Trippett)

Govey married Elizabeth Satterfield.  [Group Sheet]

Children:

  1. 2. Alcy Trippett
  2. 3. Rachel Trippett
  3. 4. William Trippett
  4. 5. Topliff Tapley Trippett  Descendancy chart to this point born Mar 7, 1809; died Nov 6, 1892, Geen County, Pennsylvania; was buried Yes, date unknown, Catholic Cemetery, Littleton, West Virginia. (My fourth great-grandfather)
  5. 6. Caleb Trippett
  6. 7. Waitman Trippett

 

Topliff Tapley Tripett born Mar 7, 1809; died Nov 6, 1892.

Topliff married Katherine Keenan Between 1824 And 1828. Katherine (daughter of Hugh Kennan and Sarah Ann McDonough) born Aug 8, 1808, New York, USA; died Aug 11, 1869, Grant Township, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

Children:

  1. 2. Julia Trippett
  2. 3. Rachel Trippett
  3. 4. Mary Cathanne Trippett
  4. 5. Hannah Trippett
  5. 6. Elizabeth Katherine “Kate” Tripett  Descendancy chart to this point born Aug 4, 1829, Maryland, USA; died 1916, Bear Run, Dean, Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; was buried Yes, date unknown, Sapp Cemetery, Bear Run, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. (My third great-grandmother)
  6. 7. Alexander Trippett
  7. 8. Elsey Jane Trippett

 

Elizabeth Katherine “Kate” Tripett Descendancy chart to this point (1.Topliff1) born Aug 4, 1829; died 1916.

Elizabeth married William Riley Sapp, Sr. Oct 16, 1846, Wetzel County, Virginia now West Virginia, USA. William (son of Benjamin Franklin Sapp, Sr. and Sarah Rebecca “Sallie Polly” Guthrie) born Sep 3, 1825, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA; died Dec 26, 1907, Bear Run, Dean, Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; was buried Sapp Cemetery, Bear Run, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

Children:

  1. 9. _____ Sapp
  2. 10. Mary Catherine Sapp
  3. 11. Tapley Trippett “Topley” Sapp  Descendancy chart to this point  born Apr 15, 1850, Bunners Ridge, Marion County, West Virginia, USA; died Dec 21, 1942, Lee District, Rocksdale, Calhoun County, West Virginia, USA. (My second great-uncle)
  4. 12. William Riley Sapp, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point born Oct 28, 1852, Brunners Ridge, Marion County, West Virginia, USA; died Apr 19, 1949, Wheat, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; was buried, Long Valley, Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. (My second great-grandfather)
  5. 13. Sarah Jane Sapp
  6. 14. Alexander “Alex” Sapp
  7. 15. Henry Sapp
  8. 16. Jefferson Davis Sapp
  9. 17. Julia Rebecca Sapp
  10. 18. Hannah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sapp
  11. 19. Hugh Sapp
  12. 20. Laura Ellen Sapp
  13. 21. Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Sapp

 

William Riley Sapp, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (6.Elizabeth2, 1.Topliff1) born Oct 28, 1852; died Apr 19, 1949,.

William married Lucinda Catherine Jackson Dec 13, 1877, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. Lucinda (daughter of John Leonard Garrison Jackson and Minerva Ann “Manervy” Moore) born Dec 10, 1856, Wetzel County, Virginia now West Virginia, USA; died Mar 21, 1943, Wheat, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; was buried , Long Valley, Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. [Group Sheet]

Children:

  1. 22. Laverna Sapp
  2. 23. Frank Topleff Sapp  Descendancy chart to this point born Jul 11, 1879, Wheat, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; died Aug 10, 1954, Wheat, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA; was buried Aug 1954, Long Valley Cemetery, Center District, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA. (My great-grandfather)
  3. 24. William Henry Sapp
  4. 25. Mary Blanche Sapp
  5. 26. Grover Cleveland “Teed” Sapp
  6. 27. Elizabeth Lydia “Lizzie” Sapp

If you are new to researching the Trippett surname be prepared to see Triplett, Tripit, Trippette, Tripplett, and various other combinations that add an e to end, double the middle p or single the middle p, add or remove an l, or even end in ck, such as Trippick and Tripick.

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