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.
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