|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1841|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1926|
Civil War Union Army Officer. Captain of Company B, 12th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He was the senior member of the firm of Lippincott & Glaskill, merchants of Swedesboro, was born in Harrison township, Gloucester county, New Jersey, and is a son of Chalkley and Phoebe (Duell) Lippincott, also natives of Harrison township, who died in 1880, the former of whom was aged seventy-five years. He is a great grandson of Aaron Lippincott and great-great-grandson of Benjamin Lippincott. The latter came from Burlington county, New Jersey, at an early day and took up a large tract of land in what is now Gloucester and Salem counties, New Jersey, upon which his descendants located and became extensive farmers. All of these children were the posterity of Richard Lippincott, an English Puritan who came to Boston in colonial days and who, during some religious controversy, was driven from that place and returned to England. Later he returned to this country and settled in Burlington county, New Jersey. He had ten sons and his descendants are numerous.
The father of our subject was born in what is now Harrison township, Gloucester county, in 1802; he died in Mullica Hill, November 5, 1880. They had eight children, as follows: Ann, who married Thomas L. Borden, now deceased, of Mickleton, New Jersey; Beulah, who was the wife of Asa Engle, of Harrison township; Asa, a farmer in Harrison township; Hope, the widow of Benjamin L. Moore, of Harrison township; Adon, a builder and contractor living at Asbury Park; Charles D.; Henry, a carpenter residing at Mullica Hill, and Amos, a merchant tailor of Asbury Park.
Charles D. Lippincott obtained his education in the public schools of his native township, and as a boy did much hard work on the farm. With many of his associates he responded to the call for volunteers when the civil war broke out, and on July 29, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Twelfth New Jersey Volunteers. His regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and from the battle of Fredericksburg, December 16, 1862, to the close of the war he saw active sevice. He was several times slightly wounded, and although young in years so proved his courage and ability that he rapidly rose from the ranks until in 1864 he was made captain. When "the cruel war was over" he was honorably discharged July 25, 1865.
On his return from the army, Mr. Lippincott purchased the old homestead on which he continued farming until 1869, when he removed to Swedesboro and engaged in merchandising. In 1893 he admitted his son-in-law, S.W. Gaskill, as a partner. They do a general merchandising business and have the largest and best appointed store in Swedesboro, their success being due not only to the excellence of the stock they carry but also to the reputation they have earned as upright and trustworthy men. Mr. Lippincott is the president of the Heat, Light & Power Company, the Swedesboro Water Company and the Lake Park Cemetery Company, and also is the secretary of the Lakeside Land Company, all institutions of Swedesboro.
Mr. Lippincott was married February 9, 1866, to Henrietta, a daughter of Samuel H. Weatherby, of Harrison township, and they have thre children: Luella, wife of S.W. Gaskill, who has one child, Samuel B.; Clarence is a salesman in the employ of a mining supply house in Denver, Colorado; Martha W. married C.W. Justice and lives in Philadelphia. Fraternally our subject is a member of the Osceola Lodge, No. 75, I.O.O.F., of Swedesboro, and politically he advocates the principles of the Republican party.
Chalkley Lippincott (1802 - 1881)
Phebe Duell Lippincott (1803 - 1881)
Henrietta Lippincott (1843 - 1921)*
Martha W Lippincott Justice (1873 - 1905)*
Beulah Lippincott Engle (1830 - 1872)*
Hope Lippincott Moore (1835 - 1924)*
Charles Duell Lippincott (1841 - 1926)
Henry Lippincott (1843 - 1920)*
Lake Park Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Jan 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13123171