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Birth: Dec. 5, 1657
Devon, England
Death: Nov. 29, 1695
Shrewsbury (Allentown)
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

Increase Lippincott was the second daughter and sixth child born to the English emigrant, Richard Lippincott and his wife, Abigail (maiden name not substantiated). Richard had previously emigrated to the new world and been made a "Freeman" of the Massachusetts Bay colony by the General Court of Boston in May of 1640. The family resided in the nearby Dorchester settlement but returned in 1652 to Stone House, Plymouth, Devonshire, England after Richard was excommunicated from the church. In England he became a follower of the Society of Friends and was there jailed for religious dissent. It was soon after Richard's release from this persecution that Increase was born and was possibly named in recognition of gratitude for his expanding family. The growing family again immigrated to the new world, perhaps in 1663 to live in the tolerant colony of Rhode Island led by the Baptist founder Roger Williams. Here the family prospered and in 1665 joined with other patentees to start the first English colony in New Jersey. Richard's family resided on Passequeneiqua Creek, a branch of the South Shrewsbury River, about a mile and a half from the town of Shrewsbury, in what was to become Monmouth County.
Increase grew to young womanhood and was joined in marriage to Samuel Dennis in 1680. Increase gave Samuel the following five children:
Abigail 1687 - m. Philo Leeds
Samuel 1689 m. Ann West
Jacob 1691 - m. Clemence Woodward
Zipeah - 1693 m. John Hulet
Rachel 1695 - m. Isaac Stelle
Increase died within a week of Rachel's birth. Samuel Dennis passed away in 1723 and rests near her in the Christ Churchyard, Shrewsbury, N.J. Like so many other resting places of the very early colonists, the marker for this person's mortal remains has been lost or decayed away after almost three centuries of time and weather.
Family links: 
  Richard Lippincott (1613 - 1683)
  Abigail Goody Lippincott (1621 - 1697)
  Samuel Dennis (1651 - 1723)*
  Remembrance Lippincott (1641 - 1722)*
  John Lippincott (1644 - 1720)*
  Abigail Lippincott (1646 - 1646)*
  Restore Lippincott (1653 - 1741)*
  Freedom Lippincott (1655 - 1697)*
  Increase Lippincott Dennis (1657 - 1695)
  Jacob Lippincott (1660 - 1689)*
  Preserved Lippincott (1663 - 1666)*
*Calculated relationship
Christ Churchyard
Shrewsbury (Long Branch)
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jerry L. Lippincott
Record added: Dec 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101832792
Increase <i>Lippincott</i> Dennis
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