EDWARD SHIPMAN OF SAYBROOK, CT: Fourth Generation

74. John4 SHIPMAN (David3, John2, Edward1) was born in New Jersey circa 1720.

He married Martha BONNEL April 9, 1755 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey.(83) Martha was the daughter of Joseph BONNEL.

The marriage of John Shipman to Martha Bonnel on April 9, 1755 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey has not been verified as that of this John Shipman although no other John Shipman was known to be in the area at that time. If this proves to be the correct John Shipman, then it suggests that this is probably a second marriage and that he was married previously to the mother of his eldest son, David (1752-1840).

The will of Thomas West of Elizabeth, dated July 14, 1780 and probated September 20, 1780, names Aaron Shipman, son of John Shipman establishing this father-son relationship. Several sources agree that when Hannah West, widow of Thomas, died in 1821 in her 103rd year, her tombstone was erected by Aaron Shipman. One of the sources claims her tombstone was erected by her son, Aaron Shipman. Examination of her tombstone in the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Cemetery verifies that it was erected by Aaron Shipman, Senior but indicates no relationship between he and Hannah West.

In 1831, a deposition was made by Aaron Shipman supporting a claim for a Revolutionary War Pension by David Shipman (1751-1840) of Smithfield, New York, in which he names David as his brother.

John SHIPMAN had the following children:

child + 112 i. David5 SHIPMAN was born March 3, 1752.

child 113 ii. Jonathan SHIPMAN was born in New Jersey circa 1754. Jonathan died after 1796.

child + 114 iii. Joseph SHIPMAN was born May 8, 1757.

child 115 iv. Samuel SHIPMAN was born in New Jersey circa 1759. Samuel died July 31, 1824 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey at 65 years of age. He married Sarah (--------) circa 1778 in New Jersey. Sarah was born 1761. Sarah died August 1, 1824 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey at 63 years of age.(84) She was interred August 1824 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Grave 634 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.(85)

child + 116 v. Aaron SHIPMAN was born July 16, 1760.

child + 117 vi. Sarah SHIPMAN was born circa 1762.

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