Lewis Tripp was the son of Samuel H. Tripp, a farmer, and Fanny G. Tripp. In 1850, Lewis lived with his parents and siblings and an 84-year-old woman named Phebe Carpenter. By 1860, Lewis had married his wife Sarah and had moved out of his parents' house, but apparently hadn't gone far, as he was listed on the same census page as they were. Interestingly, Phebe Carpenter, now 94, was still alive.
Lewis was a shoemaker and a farmer. He and Sarah had two children, Henry (born about 1859) and Martha (born around 1862 and known as "Mattie"). Martha died in 1881 at the age of 19, and Sarah in 1884 at the age of 55. Lewis lived another sixteen years, dying in 1900 at the age of 75.
- Samuel H. Tripp (1778-) m. Fanny G. (1787-)
- Lewis Tripp (1825-1900) m. Sarah L. (1829-1884)
- Henry L. Tripp (1859-)
- Mattie B. Tripp (1862-1881)