Charles Wesley Shippen

Brief Life History of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Shippen was born on 1 April 1838, in Waterford Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Shippen, was 28 and his mother, Esther Eliza Morrison, was 17. He married Mary Avarilla Casper on 9 August 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 6 February 1900, in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Little Butte Cemetery, Annis, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Charles Wesley Shippen
Mary Avarilla Casper
Marriage: 9 August 1858
Rachel Emily Shippen
Henry Shippen
Mary Elizabeth Shippen
Estella Shippen
Matilda Avarilla Shippen
Olive Lorena Shippen
Charles Wesley Shippen
Thomas Casper Shippen
Bennington Robert Shippen
Malinda Avarilla Shippen

Sources (95)

  • Charles Ostrander in household of Eliza Ostrander, "United States Census, 1850"
  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  • Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: William Hawker BIRTH 30 Apr 1854 Staffordshire, England DEATH 5 Feb 1855 (aged 9 months) Crewkerne, South Somerset District, Somerset, England BURIAL Little Butte Cemetery Annis, Jefferson County, Idaho, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 60060603

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English shipen ‘cattle shed’ (Old English scypen). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by a cattle shed, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Shippen in Barwick (Yorkshire) or Shippon (Berkshire). In some cases the name may also have been used as a nickname for a cowman, who would often have lived in the same building as his animals.

History: Born in Methley, Yorkshire, England, in 1639, Edward Shippen emigrated to Boston, MA, in 1668. He joined the Society of Friends and moved his family and business to Philadelphia, PA, c. 1694 to avoid religious persecution, eventually becoming mayor of Philadelphia, where his sons and grandsons continued to be prominent.

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

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Charles Wesley Shippen by descendnt poss one of Margaret Nixon Shippen

CHARLES WESLEY SHIPPEN - Author seems like one of Margaret’s decedents Charles Wesley Shippen came to Utah as a pioneer in 1847, a boy of 9 years of age. He was born the 1st of April, 1838 at W …

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