G. W. Trotter, Revolutionary War Journal, Richard and Thomas Shipp
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Two of Richard Shipp's nephews also served as patriot soldiers in the Revolutionary War.

They were Thomas and Richard Shipp, sons of Richard's brother, Josiah Shipp III. Thomas was born October 26, 1757. His brother, Richard, was born about 1760, both in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

We know more about the nephew Thomas than we do about the nephew Richard.

Thomas enlisted in the army in the spring of 1778 or 1779, while he was a resident of Surry (later called Stokes) County, North Carolina. He served three months as a private in Captain Joseph Cloud's company, Colonel Martin Armstrong's North Carolina Regiment. Thomas was in a skirmish with the Tories at Chestnut Ridge near the Dan River.

In 1780 he married Hannah Joyce in Lunenburg County, Virginia. They were the parents of three children, two boys and a girl.

He re-enlisted in August 1780 and served 40 days in Colonel Armstrong's regiment and was in the Battle of King's Mountain. Then in the summer of 1781 he enlisted in Captain David Humphrey's company, Colonel James Martin's North Carolina Regiment.

Thomas was allowed a pension on his application executed January 5, 1835, while he was a resident if Stokes County, North Carolina.

He died 2 September 1816 in Stokes County.

Nothing is known of the military service of nephew Richard except that he applied for a pension in 1842 while living in Holmes County, Mississippi. The pension was not approved because he could not furnish proof of six months service.

He had moved about 1785 to Franklin County, Georgia, then to Hickman County, Tennessee, and by 1842 to Holmes County.

Nephew Richard died before 1853 in Holmes County.

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