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LTC Joseph Shippen

LTC Joseph Shippen

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Feb 1810 (aged 77)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot #116
Memorial ID 26105763 · View Source
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Joseph Shippen, s/o Edward and Sarah (Plumly) Shippen, was married to Jane Galloway. He was a Captain in 1756, Brigade Major in 1758 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1759.

Shippen, Joseph: colonel in French and Indian War; secretary of Province of Pennsylvania; assistant judge of Chester County; vestryman of St. James'.
[The History of St. James' Church, H.M.J. Klein & William F. Diller, 1944 - p. 324.]

Joseph, soldier, born in Philadelphia, 30 October, 1732; died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 10 February, 1810, was graduated at Princeton in 1753, and shortly afterward entered the provincial army, in which he rose to the rank of colonel, and served in the expedition that captured Fort DuQuesne. After the troops were disbanded he went to Europe, partly on a mercantile venture, but chiefly for travel. He returned to Philadelphia in 1761, and in the follow-in/ year was chosen to succeed the Reverend Richard Peters as secretary of the province, in which post he served until the Revolution, when the provincial council ceased to exist. He subsequently removed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where in 1789 he became a judge of the county courts. He was fond of the fine arts, early noted Benjamin West's genius, and, with William Allen and other friends, greatly aided him with means for pursuing his artistic studies in Italy, for which West was grateful during life. He was for more than forty years a member of the American philosophical society.
[Internet website, Virtualology.com]


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  • Created by: Nancy Gibson Lowe
  • Added: 18 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26105763
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Joseph Shippen (30 Oct 1732–10 Feb 1810), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26105763, citing Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Gibson Lowe (contributor 46977585) .