Maria Shipman

9 August 1794–23 February 1887 (Age 92)
Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Shipman was born on 9 August 1794, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Isaac Shipman, was 28 and her mother, Mary Magdalena Fine, was 20. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Lefferd H. Pursell. She died on 23 February 1887, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Maria? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Lefferd H. Pursell
Maria Shipman
Isaac Shipman Pursel
Spencer Pursel
Mary Pursel
Lefford Haughawout Pursel
John Pursell
William S. Pursell
Elizabeth Pursel

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 6
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
Age 10
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 25
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a boatman or mariner, or perhaps for a boatbuilder, from Middle English schipman ‘ship man’.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English schep, ship ‘sheep’ + -man.Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Schepman or of its already extinct variant Schipman, cognates of 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names


Sources (13)

  • Mary Pursel in household of Lefferd H Pursel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Pursell in household of William S Pursell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria Shupman, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.