Cornelia Wright married Henry Whipple in 1842. She is credited with influencing Whipple to convert to the Episcopalian faith. Cornelia managed the St. Mary's School for Girls which she operated out of the Whipple home in Faribault, Minnesota. She was the mother of six children: Sara Elizabeth Whipple; Cornelia Ward Whipple; Jane Whiting Whipple; Charles Henry Whipple; Frances Ransom Whipple; John Hall Whipple. Cornelia Whipple is buried in the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, Minnesota.