Search the 1850 census for Tripp's there are several there and I think related.
Search 1870 census for Tripp (last name only), Lapeer county, Lapeer twp.You will see that there are 4 Tripp's on page 178R. Loranda F. and he son Gideon R, Zada & her sonMalachi.
Loranda & Zada are s-inlaws, Gideon R. is named after his uncle Gideon, Zada's husband.Therefore, Loranda's husband was Gideon's brother - George Tripp. Search 1850 census for "Loranda".George is on the previous page.
I think that all the Trip's in the 1850 Lapeer census are related as the adults all and most children come from NY.
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