Martha Shipley

about 1812–
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Shipley was born about 1812, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Shipley Sir, was 32 and her mother, Susannah Hambrick, was 28.

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Robert Shipley Sir
1780–1845
Susannah Hambrick
1784–
Alexander Shipley
1808–
George W. Shipley
1808–1900
Martha Shipley
1812–
Margaret Shipley
1812–1863
Robert Shipley Jr
1814–1883

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 0

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English scēap, scīp ‘sheep’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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