Christopher Lippitt was born 29 November 1712 in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States to Moses Lippitt (1683-1745) and Ann Phillis Whipple (1689-1776) and died 7 December 1764 Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island of unspecified causes. He married Catharine Holden (1717-1807) 2 January 1736 in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Marriage and Family

The Lippitt family represented in this collection were prominent and wealthy cotton manufacturers and politicians.

The Lippitts’ textile interests in Rhode Island were started in 1809 by brothers Christopher (1744-1824) and Charles Lippitt (1754-1845), sons of Christopher (1712-1764) and Catharine (Holden) Lippitt. The younger Christopher was a Revolutionary War officer who engaged in farming after the war. His brother Charles was a Providence merchant. In 1809, the brothers, along with Benjamin Aborn, George Jackson, Amasa Mason, and William Mason organized a cotton mill under the name the Lippitt Manufacturing Company. The company grew into a major cotton manufacturer during the 19th century, with several succeeding generations becoming involved in its operations and administration, and inheriting the benefits of its financial legacy.


Offspring of Christopher Lippitt and Catharine Holden (1717-1807)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Freelove Lippitt (1737-1831)
Anthony Lippitt (1738-1751)
Catherine Lippitt (1742-1780)
Christopher Lippitt (1744-1824) 28 October 1744 Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island 17 June 1824 Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States Waite Harris (1755-1836)
Warren Lippitt (1748-1751)
Phebe Lippitt (1749-1751)
Moses Lippitt (1754-1845)
Charles Lippitt (1754-1845) 2 March 1754 Rhode Island 17 August 1845 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States Penelope Low (1758-1839)
Loudon Lippitt (1756-1841)
Waterman Lippitt (1748-1809)
John Lippitt (1763-1830)




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