52 Ancestors/52 Weeks #17 ~ Edward Shipman, Sr

  • Born: 1742 in Lunenburg County, Virginia to Daniel and Elizabeth Burleson Shipman 
  • Siblings: Sarah, Jacob, Anna, Temperence, Daniel, Lucretia, Phoebe, Rebecca and Mary Jane 
  • Resided: Lunenburg County, Virginia, Rutherford County North Carolina and Buncombe County North Carolina 
  • Married: Sarah Jane Williams (daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Lewis Williams) about 1768 in Virginia 
  • Children: Sarah Jane, John, Rebecca, Daniel, Hezekiah, William, Jacob, Steven & Joseph 
  • Military: Revolutionary War, served as captain in the Continental Troops
  • Died: 1814 Buncombe County North Carolina 
  • Place of burial: Unknown 
Edward was my 5 greats grandfather

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  1. This is going back - incredible that you have traced him to the Revolutionary war! He lived a long life for his time.

  2. Any chance your ancestors related to Hughes Shipman buried in Apple Hill Cemetery, Arkansas?

    1. Leasa, I don't find any connection to Hughes, but you never know!