Maria Shipman

9 August 1794–23 February 1887 (Age 92)
Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Shipman was born on 9 August 1794, in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States, her father, Isaac Shipman, was 26 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, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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

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+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

Anglo-Saxon: Scip-mann, a shipman, a sailor

Sources (3)

  • Mary Pursell in household of William S Pursell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Pursell in household of Lefferd H Pursell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Shipman Pursell, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

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