Joseph Shapley

Male15 August 1681–

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Shapley was born on 15 August 1681, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Benjamin Shapley, was 35 and his mother, Mary Pickett, was 29.

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Capt Benjamin Shapley
Mary Pickett
Ruth Shapley
Benjmain Shapely
Mary Shapley
Joseph Shapley
Anne Shapley
Daniel Shapley
Jane Shapley
Adam Shapleigh

Sources (4)

  • Joseph Shapley, "Connecticut, Births and Baptisms, 1639-1941"
  • Joseph Shapley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (2)


Age 95

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

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 100

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Shapley in Chagford (Devon) or Shapley in North Bovey (Devon), both from Old English scēap ‘sheep’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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