Martha Shipley

1745–1794 (Age 49)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Shipley was born in 1745, in North Carolina, United States. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Nimrod Ellis. She died in 1794, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 49.

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Martha Shipley
1745–1794
Nimrod Ellis
1750–1810
Elijah S. Ellis
1768–1856
Elizabeth Ellis
–1782
John Ellis
Stephen Ellis
Mary O. Ellis
1775–1850

Spouse & Children

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 31

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

Age 31

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 41

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: 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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