Esq. Joshua Ripley was a man widely known and respected, as of sterling sense and judgment; he was one of the first justices of the peace in Connecticut, and was appointed May, 1698, when that office was first instituted ; was the first representative sent by Windham to the General Assembly, appearing there- May, 1699. " He was also one of the seven pillars or counselors, and justice of the quorum in 1726. Joshua was the son of John and Elizabeth Hobart Ripley.
Gravestone Location : Windham Center Cemetery - Windham CT
Gravestone Inscription :
Here lies Interred ye Body of Joshua Ripley, Esqr one of His Majestys Justices for the County of Windham ye husband of Mrs. Hannah Ripley Departed this Life May the 18, 1739 in ye 81 year of his Age.