Thomas Shippey

27 December 1747–20 March 1823 (Age 75)
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Shippey was born on 27 December 1747, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Shippee, was 30 and his mother, Bethia Herendeen, was 27. He married Hannah Mathewson on 3 September 1770. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 March 1823, in Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Shippey
1747–1823
Hannah Mathewson
1753–1838
Marriage: 3 September 1770
Dorcas Shippey
1771–
John Shippey
1773–
Freelove Shippey
1775–
Daniel Shippey
1776–1841
Sabra Shippey
1778–1839
Roby Shippee
1780–
Eliakim L. Shippey
1782–1834
David Madison Shippey
1784–1839
Paul Shippey
1787–1813
Rhoda Shippey
1788–
Philemon Shippee
1789–1842
George Shippey
1792–1826
Deuteronomy "Duty" Shippee
1795–1822
Ezekiel Shippey
1797–1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 September 1770
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1717–1803Male

    Bethia Herendeen

    Female1720–1789Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1747–1823Male

    Abigail Shippee

    Female1750–1834Female

    Amey Shippee

    Female1750–1798Female

    Female1751–1828Female

    Joseph Shippey Jr

    Male1754–1816Male

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 29

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 39

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English scēap, scīp ‘sheep’ + ēg ‘island’ or (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’; a topographic name for an island with sheep on it (which might be no more than a piece of raised dry ground surrounded by wet, low-lying land), or an enclosure where sheep were kept.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Shippee in entry for Emon Aldrich and Dorian Shippee, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Thomas Shippey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Shippee in entry for Emer Aldrich and Dorias Shippee, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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