Maria Shipman

Female9 August 1794–23 February 1887

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Shipman was born on 9 August 1794, in East Waterford, Tuscarora Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac Shipman, was 28 and her mother, Mary Magdalena Fine, was 20. She married Lefferd H. Pursell in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1870. She died on 23 February 1887, in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 92, and was buried in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America.

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

Sources (19)

  • Mary Pursel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary M Shipman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Mary M Shipman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (13)

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    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.

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