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Edward Shippen

Edward Shippen

Male 1703 - 1781  (78 years)

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  • Name Edward Shippen 
    Born 9 Jul 1703  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1781  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27729  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Family Sarah Plumley,   b. 8 Nov 1706, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1735, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Children 
     1. Edward Shippen,   b. 16 Feb 1728, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1806, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Sarah Plumley Shippen,   b. 22 Feb 1729, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1784, Crawford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Joseph Shippen,   b. 30 Oct 1732, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1810, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F8007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NAME: Edward Shippen SPOUSE: Sarah Plumley PARENTS: Joseph Shippen, Abigail Gross BIRTH PLACE: Suffolk, Boston, MA BIRTH DATE: 9 Jul 1703

      Edward Shippen
      Birth: Jul. 9, 1703
      Boston
      Suffolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Sep. 25, 1781
      Lancaster
      Lancaster County
      Pennsylvania, USA

      Edward Shippen, s/o Joseph & Abigail (Grosse) Shippen, mayor of Philadelphia in 1774, founder of Shippensburg, PA, and of the College of New Jersey, married (first) Sarah Plumly, with whom he had 7 children, and (second) Mary Gray. The latter is buried with him in St. James' Church cemetery.

      Shippen, Edward: councilman and mayor of Philadelphia; chief burgess of Lancaster at time of Paxton Massacre; judge of county court; chairman of Committee of Correspondence; one of founders and a trustee of Princeton; grandfather of Peggy, wife of Benedict Arnold; vestryman of St. James'.
      [The History of St. James' Church, H.M.J. Klein & William F. Diller, 1944 - p. 324.]

      Edward Shippen, merchant, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 9 July, 1703; died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 25 September, 1781, was brought up to mercantile pursuits by James Logan, and was in business with him in 1732. as Logan and Shippen; afterward with Thomas Lawrence, in the fur-trade, as Ship-pen and Lawrence. In 1744 he was elected mayor of the city. In 1745, and for several years thereafter, he was one of the judges of the court of common pleas. In May, 1752, he removed to Lancaster, where he was appointed prothonotary, and continued such until 1778. He had large transactions as paymaster for supplies for the British and provincial forces when they were commanded by General Forbes, General Stanwix, and Colonel Bouquet, and managed them with so much integrity as to receive public thanks in 1760. He was a county judge under both the provincial and state governments.

      In early life he laid out and founded Shippensburg, Pennsylvania In 1746-'8 he was one of the founders of the College of New Jersey, and he was one of its first board of trustees, which post he resigned in 1767. He was also a subscriber to the Philadelphia academy (afterward the University of Pennsylvania), and was a founder of the Pennsylvania hospital and the American philosophical society. Mr. Shippen's advanced age prevented him from taking an active part, except as a committee-man, during the Revolution, yet his sentiments were warmly expressed in behalf of his country.-
      [Internet website, Virtualology.com]

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Joseph Shippen (1678 - 1741)
      Abigail Grosse Shippen (1677 - 1716)

      Spouses:
      Mary Gray Shippen (1706 - 1778)*
      Sarah Plumley Shippen (1706 - 1735)*

      Children:
      Edward Shippen (1729 - 1806)*
      Sarah Shippen Burd (1730 - 1784)*
      Joseph Shippen (1732 - 1810)*

      Siblings:
      Edward Shippen (1703 - 1781)
      Ann Shippen Willing (1710 - 1791)*
      William Shippen (1712 - 1801)*

      Burial:
      Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery
      Lancaster
      Lancaster County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Plot: #115

      Created by: Nancy Gibson Lowe
      Record added: Apr 18, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 26105564