Ripley, Samuel, son of Ezra, was born in Concord, Mass., March 11, 1783, and graduated from Cambridge in 1804. He was ordained, Nov. 22, 1809, pastor of the Church at Waltham. After the death of Rev. B. Whitman, it was proposed to unite the two Unitarian societies; but Mr. Ripley, thinking it too great a burden, resigned shortly before (Oct. 27, 1841), and soon after took the pastoral charge of the Unitarian Church in Lincoln. In 1846 he removed to Concord, where he died, Nov. 24,1847. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8, 116.