About Abraham Whipple:
Abraham Whipple was an American revolutionary commander in the Continental Navy, and later one of the founders of Marietta, Ohio. Born near Providence, Rhode Island, Whipple chose to be a seafarer early in his life and embarked on a career in the lucrative West Indies trade, working for Moses and John Brown. In the French and Indian War period, he became a privateersman and commanded privateer Game Cock from 1759 to 1760. In one six-month cruise, he captured 23 French ships.