Elizabeth Shinn

Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Shinn was born in 1748, in Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Shinn, was 60 and her mother, Exorcise Corliss, was 27. She married John Alloways on 13 June 1774, in North Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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John Alloways
Elizabeth Shinn
Marriage: 13 June 1774

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    John Alloways



13 June 1774
North Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 27

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 32

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner , from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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

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  • Elizabeth Shinn, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Elizabeth Shinn, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Elizabeth Shinn, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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