If it the same Matthew Rippey I know he was a owner of large portions of land in Indiana and had sevral kids. He owned all this land in the 1800"s. He died and was buried in a cemtary in nothern indiana. I have been there before. It was an old one and me an my dad where checking dates on the tomb stones and found alot of old white lime tomb stones. When i saw a huge granite on in the cemtary i went and checked it out. It was Matthew Rippey and his wife 2 kids. I checked op on it and it was one of the first ones to live in indiana. He was my grate grate grate grate grate granpa.