taken from: Gloucester County Democrat
June 7, 1907
was the son of Jacob Lippincott, who was the son of Restore Lippincott the first,
who was the third son of Richard Lippincott, said to be the progenitor of all
the Lippincotts in the United States. Jacob Lippincott was the ancestor of the
Lippincotts in this part of New Jersey. His son Restore, was the grandfather of
the late Restore and Elizabeth Lippincott, who will be remembered by some of this
generation. [SEE Below for Genealogy]
events here narrated, occurred on the old Lippincott Homestead, later the Gloucester
County Alms House farm, which was purchased by the county from the executors
of Elizabeth Lippincott.
was on the 17th day of the third month, 1756, that Restore Lippincott, a stone
mason by trade, of the city of Philadelphia, then about thirty-five years of age,
moved into New Jersey, bringing with him their infant son, William. They had purchased
the Gerrard place, lying on Edward's Creek, including what was later the Gloucester
County Alms House farm (and now Shady Lane Home). His first wife's name was Ann
Lord, who he had married in the spring of 1752. She lived only a few months and
was buried in the latter part of the year. His second wife was Deborah Cooper,
who came with him from Philadelphia. They soon set to work building themselves
a house and moved in it in the fall of that year. A child was born to them 1757,
who was named Mary. Deborah died 25th of 2nd month 1779. Her husband survived
her a few months, but passed away the latter part of the same year. He was one
of the active and enterprising men of his day, faithful in the performance of
his religious, social and business duties. From his diary, and accounts covering
a period of twenty years, the facts here have been gleaned.
his enterprises was that of building a grist mill (in 1770), which was located
on the property later owned by Charles Shobur, not far from the northeast corner
of Shady Lane Home, and short distance down the run which crosses the public road.
All traces of the mill have long since passed away, except the dam, which, covered
by trees of many years growth, can yet be traced.
was also a surveyor and conveyancer and frequent reference is made to surveying
and drawing deeds. He was also an assessor. He was involved in the straightening
of Edwards Creek from a point at the upper end of the meadows [near Shady Lane
Home] to its junction at Mantua Creek. It was damned off near its mouth, and large
sluices laid therein, most probably by William Gerard, its former owner, from
which it took the name of "Gerrard's dam." Exactly where the dam was
is not now known.
time around 1769 he says: "It is proposed to build a new bridge over Mantua
Creek, and the duplicate was given to William Long, to collect the tax" and
a few days later we find "William Long was here to draw a list in order to
make a return of the delinquents." They began to build the bridge 11th month,
22, 1769, John Lord and John Eglington as assistants.
the winter of '72 and '73 the smallpox appeared in the neighborhood. The family
physician was Dr. Vanleer. He was called in and innoculated the family, there
being seven of them at the time. The diary says: "The next day they took
physic; the following day rested; the next day they took physic again, then the
doctor came and bled them." In about 9 weeks the small-pox began to come
out and some of the family were quite sick. There were some deaths from the disease
in the neighborhood. Mention is made of Azariah Shinn who died after inoculation.
It was not long before Dr. Vanleer presented his bill and was paid £9.10
for his services. The only other physician mentioned, is Dr. Otto, who at different
times, waited on the family.
the crest of a knoll on the northeast line of the farm, lies
the Lippincott family graveyard, enclosed by a neat stone wall. Within its
quiet enclosure where the perfume of wild flowers and the songs of thrush and
the rest bird oftimes fill the air with their sweetness, lies the remains of Restore
Lippincott and some twenty others of the family. A small sum of money was left
by the late Elizabeth Lippincott to the Friends at Mickleton, to keep this yard
in repair. There is but one marked grave, that of Restore Lippincott, on which
is now growing a locus tree six feet in circumference."
Lippincott deeded her homestead consisting of 107 acres, later known as the County
Farm, to the County on June 14, 1860. Thereafter a building committee was appointed
to include two men from Clarksboro, John R. Sickler and Amos J. Peaslee (grandfather
of Hon. Amos J. Peaslee, former Ambassador to Australia).
GENEALOGY OF THE LIPPINCOTT FAMILY
1) " Sketches of the first emigrant settlers in Newton
Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey" by John Clement; Camden,
NJ: Sinnickson Chew, 1877, 452 pgs.
2) "The historic Rancocas : sketches
of the towns and pioneer settlers in Racocas valley" by Georgee De Cou.
Moorestown, N.J.: s.n., c1949, 298 pgs.
3) Various publicly published family
Lippincott, born 15 July 1613 in Dorchester, Devonshire England, is the the
ancestor of the family in America. He was probably nearly connected with the branch
settled near Sidbury...He associated with the settlers of the colony of Massachusetts
Bay, and was made a freeman by the court of Boston, May 13, 1640. In 1641 Richard
and his wife Abigail (Goody) resided in Dorchester MA then Boston MA. In 1653
they returned to England and soon afterwards joined the Religious Society of Friends.
He was persecuted and imprisoned for his religious beliefs. Richard and Abigail
returned to America about 1663 and settled in Rhode Island. In 1665 he along with
other Friends (Quakers) became a patentee of land in East Jersey, near the Shrewbury
River, thus becoming a member of the first English colony in New Jersey, and was
the largest shareholder. He was an active officer of the colony, and by 1669 he
was deputy and overseer. In 1670, the first meeting for worship was established
by the Friends. Richard Lippincott resided on the Passequeneiqua creek, a branch
of South Shrewsbury River. Richard probably made another voyage to English around
1675. In 1676 title was conveyed to him for 1,000 acres of land in "West
Jersey" which he conveyed to his five sons in 1679, but it was never occupied
by them. Richard died 25 Nov 1683.
Children of Richard & Abigail (Goody)
1. Remembrance, b 1641, died 1722, married Margaret Barber;
Quaker; numerous descendants through his sons, Richard and William.
b 1644, yeoman of Shrewsbury NJ, married 1) Ann --; 2) Jennett Austin. Eight children
with descendants in Monmouth Co NJ, Green Co, PA and New York City
died in infancy
4. +Restored/Restore, b 3 July 1653
b 1 SEP 1655 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England
6. Increase b 1657; married
Samuel Dennis; settled in Salem Co NJ
7. Jacob b 1660, d. 1689
b 1663, died in infancy
LIPPINCOTT (Richard-1), b 3 July 1653 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England; He
died 20 July 1741 in Mt. Holly, Burlington Co. NJ; He resided in Shrewsbury and
then Northampton, Burlington Co NJ, having a large plantation east of Mount Holly.
Restore married 1) 6 Sep/Nov 1674 in Shrewsbury NJ to Hannah Shattuck of Boston
MA. Her father, William Shattuck was whipped and banished from the Massachusetts
Bay colony for joining the Quakers. She died, and on Dec 24 1729, He married 2)
1729 Martha Shinn/Owen. His occupation was Husbandman; In 1703 and 1705 he was
a member of the governor's council of West New Jersey, to which he had removed
in 1692. In that year he bought of Thomas Olive five hundred and seventy acres
of land in Northampton, Burlington Co NJ upon which he settled. He also owned
1000 acres at Pemberton NJ. The first Friends Meetings, authorized in 1704 in
the vicinity of Mount Holly were held in his house, and that of Daniel Wills,
Jr. Meetings were held here until 1716 when the meeting house was erected.
He died before 8 Aug 1741 when his estate was probated.
Children of Restore
& Hannah (Shattuck) LIPPINCOTT:
1. Samuel, b 12 Sep 1675
b 16 Feb 1676/77
3. Hannah, b 15 Nov 1679
4. Hope, b Oct 1681
b. 24 Nov 1684; married Josiah Gaskill
6. James, b 24 June 1687
b 15 March 1689/90
8. +JACOB, b 15 Aug 1692 Mt. Holly, Burlington Co
NJ - numerous descendants living in Gloucester and Salem County NJ
b. 8 Jan 1694
b 1 SEP 1655 in Plymouth, Devonshire, England;killed by lightning
while shoeing a horse; tanner and blacksmith, lived by Rancocas
Creek in Bridgeboro NJ; has numerous descendants in western townships
of Camden and Burlington counties. He married 14 OCT 1680 in Burlington
Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey to Mary Costoms/Custin.
Children of Freedom & Mary (Costoms/Custin/Custance) LIPPINCOTT:
1. Samuel Lippincott, born 24 December 1684 in Shrewsbury,
Monmouth County, NJ;a member of Pilesgrove Meeting, Salem County
N.J. was a minister among Friends. He married Hope WILLS. She
was born b: 16 JUL 1687. Descendants are now living in Evesham
and Haddonfield. [For
some descendants of this line, see this PDF file. All questions
regarding this PDF should be addressed to Dennis De Groot at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Thomas Lippincott b: 28 December 1686 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth
3. Judith Lippincott, b: 22 August 1689 in Burlington County,
NJ; married 9 November 1710 in Gloucester County, NJ to Joseph
4. Mary Lippincott, b. 21 November 1691; married 1711 to Edward
3. +Freedom Lippincott, his youngest son born 6 FEB 1694
in Evesham Twp., Burlington County, New Jersey
(Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
b 15 Aug 1692 in Mt. Holly, Burlington
Co NJ; d 1757; married Mary BURR [dau Henry Burr] in 1716 in Burlington NJ [She
b 1699 in Burlington County NJ]
CHILDREN of Jacob & Mary (Burr) LIPPINCOTT
1. +Joseph, b 1718 in Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co NJ and
2. +Benjamin, b. 1719 in Greenwich
Twp, NJ; died aft 28 May 1804 in Woolrich NJ.
3. +Restore, b 1721 in
Burlington Co. NJ
4. Hannah, b. 14 Jul 1726 in Greenwich Twp, NJ, died 25
Dec 1801; She married 27 March 1748 in Salem NJ to Joshua LORD. Children of Joshua
& Hannah (Lippincott) LORD: Sarah, Ann, Hannah, Joshua, Eunice
b 1729 in Evesham, Burlington Co NJ; died 19 Dec 1781 in Gloucester Co NJ; married
27 March 1749 in Salem NJ to William HAINES. Children of William &
Sarah (Lippincott) HAINES: John [born 22 Sep 1753 in Salem). Sarah married 2)
13 Feb 1760 in Gloucester Co NJ to Azariah Shinn. Children of Azariah & Sarah
(Lippincott) Shinn: Sarah, Martha, Beulah
6. Caleb, b 1732 in Greenwich Twp,
NJ; he married 1756 to Hannah Wills. Children of Caleb & Hannah (Wills) Lippincott:
William, Samuel, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Letitia, Mary, Hannah, Ann, Deborah
Samuel, b. About 1733 in Greenwich Twp, NJ; he married 1) Mary Barber; 2) Elizabeth
Shinn; 3) Elizabeth Applyn. Children of Samuel & Elizabeth (Applyn) LIPPINCOTT:
Mary and Hannah
(Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, the youngest son was born 6 FEB 1694 in Evesham
Twp., Burlington County, New Jersey; died BEF 1 SEP 1768; married: 17 NOV 1715
in Northampton Meeting House, Burlington, New Jersey to Elizabeth WILLS, dau of
John & Hope (Delafosse) WILLS. She was born 14 SEP 1697 in Burlington, NJ
and died 2 APR 1740. Freedom settled early in Cropwell [near Marlton], Burlington
County, N.J., but few of his descendants are found here.
Children of Freedom
& Elizabeth (Wills) LIPPINCOTT:
1. John LIPPINCOTT b: 14 SEP 1716;
2. Nathan LIPPINCOTT b: 23 SEP 1718; died young
LIPPINCOTT b: 28 SEP 1720
4. Samuel LIPPINCOTT b: 12 FEB 1723/24; married
MAR 1743/44 to Abigail BATES.
5. Hope LIPPINCOTT b: 18 JAN 1725/26; married
1) 12 JUL 1750 to Thomas WALLIS; 1) abt 1759 to Henry JONES.
6. Mary LIPPINCOTT
b: 5 FEB 1727/28; married 1) 1750 to Daniel BASSETT; m2) 3 Feb 1761 to Thomas
7. Patience LIPPINCOTT b: 5 FEB 1730/31
8. Joshua LIPPINCOTT b:
2 SEP 1732; married 3 AUG 1756 to Rachel DUDLY.
9. +Caleb LIPPINCOTT
b: 2 SEP 1732; married 1752 to Hannah WILKINS
10. Daniel LIPPINCOTT b: 23
SEP 1735; married 12 NOV 1756 to Hannah COLES.
JOSEPH-4 (Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT b
1718 in Greenwich Twp, Gloucester Co NJ and died 1779; He married
10 March 1740 in Haddonfield NJ to Elizabeth Evans. (She born
8 March 1718 in Evesham Twp, Burlington Co NJ). He married 2nd)
1754 in Burlington Co. NJ to Rebecca Sharp, daughter of Hugh &
Rachel (French) Sharp. She was b 1703 and d. 1781. She married
1st) 26 February 1726/27 in Burlington Co. NJ to William Coate,
and had issue by him.
Children of Joseph & Rebecca Sharp Lippincott:
1. Isaac b 1757-1759, d. 15 Sep 1791 in Mt. Holly NJ; m. Elizabeth
2. Elisabeth, b. 22 Oct 1759, d. 1882
(Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
born 1719 in Greenwich Twp, NJ;
died aft 28 May 1804 in Woolrich NJ. He married 11 Sep 1741 in Burlington NJ to
Children of Jacob & Hope (Wills) Lippincott:
2. +Aaron Lippincott b: 26 JUL 1749 in Woolrich Twp.,
Gloucester Co., NJ
3. Mary Lippincott b: 23 AUG 1752 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem
Co., NJ; married Isaiah Stratton
4. Hope Lippincott b: 27 SEP 1754 in Pilesgrove
Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married Zacheus Ballinger
5. Benjamin Lippincott b: 17
OCT 1757 in Woolrich Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ; married Lydia Pimm
Lippincott b: ABT 1760 in Woolwich, Gloucester Co., NJ; married Phebe Elkinton
(Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT [SEE BIO ABOVE]
born 1721; died
5 Nov 1779 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co. NJ; He married 1) Ann Lord on 15/16
June 1751 in Haddonfield NJ (She born abt 1725 in Haddonfield, Camden Co NJ);
He married 2) Deborah Cooper on 27 Sep 1754 in Philadelphia, PA [She born About
1725 in Philadelphia County PA]
CHILDREN of Restore & Deborah (Cooper)
1. +William, b. 5 Oct 1755 in Greenwich Twp, NJ[ SEE]
2. Mary, b. 14 Aug 1757 in Greenwich Township, NJ; she married 4 March 1779 in
Gloucester Co NJ to JOSHUA PAUL. He was born abt 1753 in Haddonfield NJ Children:
Cooper Paul [b. 2 Dec 1781 in Woodbury, Gloucester Co NJ]
(Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT LIPPINCOTT
b: 28 SEP 1720; died
before 1798 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co, NJ; He married 1) 1 NOV 1744 in
Burlington County, NJ to Sarah COZENS, dau of Jacob & Elizabeth (Hartman)
COZENS. She b. 20 JUL 1720 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co NJ and died bef 1774
in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co NJ.
He married 2) 1 JAN 1774 in Haddonfield
MM, Gloucester Co NJ to Mary (CHATTIN) ZANE; she b: 3 SEP 1721 in Gloucester Co
NJ dau of Abraham and Grace (Mills) CHATTIN. She died 13 MAY 1798 in NJ. Mary
Chattin married 1st) 13 APR 1743 in Woodbury MM, Gloucester Co NJ to Robert Zane
II and had 7 ZANE children, namely (ZANE) Nathan, Chattin, Simon, William, Robert,
Joseph and Isaac. As far as I can tell, Mary (Solomon's 2d wife) had no children
Solomon-4 removed to Upper Greenwich, Gloucester Co. NJ. His
name is commemorated by "Solomon's Meeting"
which he built in the township.
Children of Solomon & Sarah (Cozens)
1. Elizabeth LIPPINCOTT b: 8 MAY 1746 in Haddonfield MM, Gloucester
Co NJ; married 1768 to John SAUNDERS and had children (Saunders): Sarah, Deborah,
John, Solomon Lippincott and Mary.
2. Freedom LIPPINCOTT b: 14 SEP 1748 in
Greenwich, Gloucester Co NJ; died 8 OCT 1752
3. Martha LIPPINCOTT b: 16 DEC
1751 in Greenwich, Gloucester Co NJ; died 1753
4. +Jacob-5 LIPPINCOTT
b: 12 AUG 1754 in Haddonfield MM, Gloucester Co NJ; married Mary PLATT
Joshua LIPPINCOTT b: 3 FEB 1757 in Greenwich, Gloucester Co NJ;
LIPPINCOTT b: 22 MAY 1760 in Haddonfield MM, Gloucester Co NJ; married Margaret
7. Solomon LIPPINCOTT b: 3 MAR 1763 in Greenwich, Gloucester Co NJ;
died 1766 in Greenwich, Gloucester Co NJ.
(Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
b: 2 SEP 1732; married 1752 to
Children of Caleb & Hannah (Wilkins) LIPPINCOTT:
+Job LIPPINCOTT b abt 1755 in Evesham Twp., Burlington County, NJ married
1) 29 MAR 1779 to Sarah BURNS; married 2) 24 FEB 1780 to Beulah WILLS
LIPPINCOTT b: 24 MAY 1754; died 24 AUG 1826; married 6 JAN 1779 to Rachel HAINES,
daughter of John & Mary (Shreve) HAINES; had issue b. in Burlington Co. NJ
(Benjamin-4, Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
Birth: 26 JUL 1749
in Woolrich Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ
Death: 1821 in Woolrich Twp., Gloucester
Co., NJ 1
Married: 28 Feb 1771 in Pilesgrove Twp, Salem Co NJ to Sarah
Haines, dau of William & Elizabeth (Ballinger) Haines. She b: 17 DEC
1752 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ
Children of Aaron & Sarah (Haines)
1. Deborah Lippincott b: 16 AUG 1772; married John Somers
2.+ John Lippincott b: 11 JAN 1774 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ
3. Hope Lippincott b: 14 MAR 1777 in Woolrich Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ; married
4. Elizabeth Lippincott b: 13 JAN 1781
5. Aaron Lippincott
b: 27 NOV 1781; m1) Rebecca Zane; m2) Mary F. Carr
6. Benjamin H. Lippincott
b: 14 OCT 1782 in Woolrich Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ; married Elizabeth Holmes
7. Sarah Lippincott b: 18 JUN 1788 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married
(Restore-4, Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, born 5 Aug 1755, married
Children of William & Elizabeth (Beckett) Lippincott
1. Jacob Lippincott, married Jane A. Sykes and had ch: George and William
2. William Lippincott
3. Peter Lippincott
4. Deborah Lippincott
6. William Lippincott
7. Elizabeth-6 Lippincott, b.
20 Jan 1789 (recorded at Woodbury Monthly Meeting , Gloucester Co., New Jersey);
conveyed the Lippincott homestead to the county of Gloucester for the building
of the Alm's House.
(Solomon-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, b: 12 AUG 1754 in Haddonfield
MM, Gloucester Co NJ; died after 21 JUL 1824 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co
NJ; married Mary PLATT.
Children of Jacob & (Mary Platt) Lippincott:
1. +Samuel Paul-6 Lippincott, b abt 1782
Lippincott, b. 1791 m. George LIPPINCOTT (he b. 1782)
3. Sarah-6 Lippincott, b. abt 1793; she married abt 1814 to Israel Hendrickson
( he b. abt. 1789 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co. N.J.)
(Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT;
farmer; b abt 1755
in Evesham Twp., Burlington County, NJ married 1) 29 MAR 1779 to Sarah BURNS;
married 2) 24 FEB 1780 to Beulah WILLS
Children of Job & Beulah (Wills)
LIPPINCOTT: [there may be more]
1. +George-6 Lippincott, b. 1782
2. William-6 Lippincott, abt. 1786; m. Grace Bradway
Lippincott, b. 23 Jan 1790; m.
Isaac BROWN (he b. 21 Jan 1787) had issue.
(Aaron-5, Benjamin-4, Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
JAN 1774 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ
Death: 8 JAN 1850 in Harrison Twp.,
Gloucester Co., NJ
Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Woodstown, Salem Co., NJ
Marred 2 March 1797 in Pilesbrove Monthly Meeting, Salem Co NJ to Hannah Moore.
She was born 15 SEP 1778
Children of John & Hannah (Moore) LIPPINCOTT
1. Tacy Lippincott b: ABT 1798 in Harrison Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ; married Jacob
2. Elma Lippincott b: ABT 1800 in Harrison Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ;
married Lewis Miller
3. +Chalkey Lippincott b: 7 MAY 1802 in Pilesgrove
Twp., Salem Co., NJ
4. Stacy Lippincott b: 1804 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem
Co., NJ; married Martha Pancoast
5. Rebecca Lippincott b: 24 AUG 1806 in Pilesgrove
Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married Ephraim S. Coles
Lippincott b: 3 MAR 1810 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married William
7. John Lippincott b: ABT 1814 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co.,
NJ; married Lydia P. Lippincott
8. Sarah Lippincott b: 22 FEB 1817 in Pilesgrove
Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married Abraham Woolman
Lippincott b: ABT 1823 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ; married Amos
Paul-6 (Jacob-5, Solomon-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, b
abt 1782; married 5 Apr 1808 in Gloucester Co. NJ to Sarah Kirby [marriage date
from database, New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895].
Children of Samuel P.
& Sarah (Kirby) Lippincott:
1. +Jane Ann-7 Lippincott, b. 30
Oct 1809; married 10 March 1831 to James Dare DeVault, he b. 24 JUL 1808
Kirby-7 Lippincott, b. 8 JUL 1813; married Benjamin DeVault (he b. 1805)
(Job-5, Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
b. 1782 in
N.J.; died after 1860; married Tacy LIPPINCOTT. She
b. 1791 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co. NJ., dau of Jacob & Mary (Platt)
LIPPINCOTT; came to Greenwich Township in Gloucester Co soon after 1800.
of George & Tacy (Lippincott) LIPPINCOTT:
1. Sarah LIPPINCOTT, married
Isaac WARNER of Paulsboro NJ.
2.+ Howell-7 LIPPINCOTT b: 1813; married
3. +Hannah-7 LIPPINCOTT b: 1817; died 1875; married Jonathan
BENNETT of Swedesboro NJ
4. +Mary-7 LIPPINCOTT b: 1820; married 9 MAR
1837 to Enos George STETSER of Gibbstown NJ.
(John-6 (Aaron-5, Benjamin-4, Jacob-3, Restore-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT
7 MAY 1802 in Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., NJ
Death: 6 NOV 1881 in Mullica
Hill, Gloucester Co., NJ
Census: 1850 Harrison Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ
Census: 1860 Harrison Twp., Gloucester Co., NJ
Married: 10 APR 1823 in Pilesgrove
Twp., Salem Co., NJ to Phebe Duell. She b 11 oct 1803 in Pilesgrove Twp, Salem
Children of Chalkey & Phebe (Duell) LIPPINCOTT:
1. Ann Lippincott b: 19 NOV 1824 in Gloucester Co., NJ; married 8 JUN 1854
in Pilesgrove MM, Salem Co., NJ to Thomas J. Borden. Their daughter Mary Lippincott
Borden married Jeremiah Haines; their
daughter Elizabeth Borden married John C. Heritage.
2. John D. Lippincott
b: 3 NOV 1826 in New Jersey
3. Euphemia Lippincott b: 11 NOV 1828 in New Jersey
4. Beulah Lippincott b: 26 NOV 1830 in New Jersey; married 11 JUN 1857 to Asa
5. Asa Lippincott b: 23 APR 1833 in New Jersey; married 10 FEB 1859
to Esther H. Cawley
6. Hope S. Lippincott b: 1 JUN 1835; married 5 JUN 1856
Benjamin Lippincott Moore
7. Adam Lippincott b: 25 MAY 1839 in New Jersey;
married 16 NOV 1865 to Hannah T. Duell
8. Charles D. Lippincott b: 18 SEP
9. Henry Lippincott b: 10 DEC 1843 in Gloucester Co., NJ; married 7 FEB
1868 to Rachel M. Borten.
10. Amos Lippincott b: 22 FEB 1851 in New Jersey
Ann-7 (Samuel Paul-6, Jacob-5, Solomon-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1)
LIPPINCOTT, b. 30 Oct 1809 in Mickleton, N.J., d. 3 Jan 1899 in East Greenwich,
N.J. and buried at Solomon's Graveyard in Mickleton N.J.; married 10 March 1831
in Mullica Hill, N.J. to James Dare DeVault (he b. 24 July 1808 at Billingsport,
N.J. and died 24 June 1894 in Paulsboro, N.J., buried at Solomon's Graveyard,
Children of James D. & Jane Ann-7 (Lippincott) DeVault:
1. Benjamin-8 DEVAULT, b. 1832 in Greenwich, N.J.; m. Catherine Lippincott
2. Sarah-8 DEVAULT, b. 24 July 1834 in Greenwich N.J.; m. Richard Richards
3. Hannah M.-8 DEVAULT, b. 29 Dec 1836 in Greenwich N.J.; m. Charles Wesley Wiley
4. James Dare-8 DEVAULT Jr., b. 28 Feb 1839 in Gloucester County, N.J.; d. 31
5. Frances-8 DEVAULT, b. 22 March 1841 in Greenwich N.J.; died 2
Feb 1919 in Paulsboro NJ
6. Virginia-8 DEVAULT, b. 26 Feb 1843 in Greenwich
N.J.; d. 23 June 1927 in Paulsboro NJ
8. Georgia-8 DEVAULT, b. 26 Feb 1843
in Greenwich N.J.; d. 21 March 1921 in Paulsboro NJ
9. Louisiana-8 DEVAULT,
b. 26 Feb 1843 in Greenwich N.J.; d. 1 Nov 1877 in Billingsport, N.J., buried
at Solomon's Graveyard in Mickleton NJ
10. David Lippincott-8 DEVAULT, b.
14 March 1845 in Paulsboro, N.J., married 11 March 1868 in Clarksboro, N.J. to
Elizabeth R. Zane (she. b. b: 16 MAY 1848).
11. Martha-8 DEVAULT, b. Dec 1850
in Greenwich, N.J.; m. Zaccheus Richards.
Kirby-7 (Samuel Paul-6, Jacob-5, Solomon-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1)
LIPPINCOTT, b. 8 July 1813, d, 27 July 1866 in East Greenwich N.J., buried
at Solomon's Graveyard in Mickleton N.J.; married abt 1832 to Benjamin DeVault
(he b. 1805 in Billingsport, N.J. and died after 1850)
Children of Benjamin
& Mary Kirby-7 (Lippincott) DeVault:
1. Sedgwick R-8. DEVAULT, b.
1834; m. Margaret Matilda Cavis and had issue.
2. Diadenna-8 DEVAULT, b. 1837;
m. Thomas COWGILL and had issue.
3. Sarah-8 DEVAULT, b. 1840
4. Mary Jane-8
DEVAULT, b. 1843
5. Lydia-8 DEVAULT, b. 1845
6. Rebecca-8 DEVAULT, b.
(George-6, Job-5, Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, born 1813;
died 1848 at the age of 35 years; married Ann STILES/STYLES.
Children of Howell & Ann (Stiles/Styles) LIPPINCOTT
[may be more children]
1. William, died at the age of 8 years.
Franklin LIPPINCOTT, born 10 JUN 1846 in Gibbstown, Gloucester Co. NJ
(George-6, Job-5, Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT b:
1817, died 1875; married 7 March 1839 to Jonathan BENNETT of Swedesboro NJ
Children of Jonathan & Hannah-7 (Lippincott) BENNETT:
BENNETT, b. SEP 1839; m. George SHARP; had issue
2. Mary-8 BENNETT, b. JUL
1841; m1) William G. Mattson; m2) Jacob FOWLER; had issue
3. Tacy L.-8 BENNETT,
b. 1844 in Repaupo, Logan Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey; m. Andrew J. MATTSON;
4. William-8 BENNETT, b. 31 AUG 1846 in Woolwich Twp., Gloucester
County, New Jersey; m1) Sarah Duffield; m2) Anna B. Lord, had issue.
Ann-8 BENNETT, b. 1847; m. Levi JONES, had issue.
6. George L.-8 BENNETT,
b. 11 SEP 1854 in Repaupo, Logan Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey; m. Rebecca
Wiltsee; had issue.
7. Anna Frances-8 BENNETT, b. 1855; m. David B. WARRINGTON;
8. Hannah BENNETT, b. 28 MAR 1859; m. William Norton SHOEMAKER;
(George-6, Job-5, Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2, Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, b.
1820; married 9 March 1837 in Gloucester Co NJ to Enos George STETSER of Gibbstown
NJ (he b. in 1813)
Children of Enos George & Mary-7 (Lippincott) STETSER:
1. Hannah-8 STETSER, b. 1838
2. Harriet B.-8 STETSER, b. 1840; m. 7 Oct 1858
in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Paulsboro NJ to William SCOTT (he. b. 1834)
3. Abigail-8 STETSER, b. 1842
4. George S.-8 STETSER, b. 1844
T.-8 STETSER, b. 1847; m. 2 Dec 1866 in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Paulsboro
NJ to William A. DAVIS
6. Albert-8 STETSER, b. 1849 in New Jersey; m. 2 April
1871 to Emma Fawcett; had issue.
7. Clayton Brown-8 STETSER, b. 12 June 1851
in Penns Grove, Salem County, NJ; m. 20 Oct 1878 in Philadelphia PA to Sarah Featherer
Shoemaker; had issue.
8. Anna G.-8 STETSER, b. 1855; m. 18 Sep 1870 in St.
Paul's Methodist Church, Paulsboro NJ to Enoch HARBERT; had issue.
L.-8 STETSER, b. 1860; m. 23 Feb 1882 to Anna Wooley and had issue.
(Howell-7, George-6, Job-5, Caleb-4, Freedom-3, Freedom-2,
Richard-1) LIPPINCOTT, born 10 JUN 1846 in Gibbstown, Gloucester
Co. NJ; died 1904; married 3 NOV 1870 in Gloucester Co NJ to Josephine
CASPERSON, dau of Samuel L. Casperson, a Delaware river captain.
Biography: a well-known veterinary surgeon and farmer of Woolwich,
Gloucester Co. NJ; received his education in the Chestnut Hill
and Clarksboro public schools and in the Gloucester high school;
pursused his studies in veterinary surgery under the instruction
of Peter F. Locke. Nine years he resided on the Judge Thompson
farm and for over 15 years occupied the John K. Clark estate.
Children of Franklin & Josephine (Casperson) LIPPINCOTT:
1. Harriet b 1871, a trained nurse of Philadelphia PA.
2. Elizabeth/Lizzie b. 1873
3. Margaret b. 10 Aug 1876; schoolteacher; married 30 Nov 1905
Benjamin SHOEMAKER, son of James Boyles & Rebecca (Featherer)
Shoemaker. He b. 14 Oct 1859 in Repaupo, Logan Township, Gloucester
Co NJ. He died 12 Mar 1947 in Tulare Co., California. Children
of Benjamin & Margaret (Lippincott) SHOEMAKER: 1) Irma/Erma
b. 4 Jan 1907 in NJ, d. 25 Mar 1990 California; 2) Benjamin James
b. 22 Aug 1908 NJ, d. 6 Nov 1979 Kings Co California. They lived
in NJ until 1917 when they moved to Lindsay, CA. Both of them
died in CA.
4. Ida b. 1880 [twin].
5. Ada b. 1880 [twin], married Charles FEDZER of Mantua, NJ; children:
Franklin Lewis Fedzer, Dora Fedzer, and Marjorie Fezder.
constitution, by-laws, list of members, &c., of the Surveyors' Association
of West New Jersey : with historical and biographical sketches relating to New
Jersey. Camden, N.J.:
Published by order of the Society, 1880, 468 pgs."
CHAIN OF TITLE: Gloucester County Alms House Farm, Near Clarksboro
From the British Crown to the Present Time [by William Haines] - this is the
chain of title for the Lippincott Homestead owned by Restore-4 (Jacob-3) Lippincott
and later sold by Elizabeth Lippencott for the Alms House.
Charles the Second, King of Great Britain, Ireland, &C., granted by letters
patent In the year A.D. 1663, to his brother James, Duke of York, all lands from
the west side of Connecticut river to the east side of the Delaware bay.
following year, 1664, the said Duke of York, in consideration of the sum of ten
shillings lawful English money to him in hand paid, did grant and convey to John
Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, all that trace of land adjacent to New
England and lying to the westward of Long Island, to be called New Caesarea, or
Soon after this purchase, a division of the territory appears
to have been made by the parties, which line so established, constitutes the division
or boundary between East and West Jersey, Lord Berkeley taking the western portion
and Cartaret the eastern. Nothing worthy of notice appears to have transferred
in the western section for a period of eleven years from the aforesaid date. After
which, in the year 1675, John Fenwick, a member of the society of Friends, acting
as trustee or agent for one Edward Byllyngs, purchased the whole of West Jersey
from Lord Berkeley. The price paid for same does not appear.
Soon after the
purchase, Fenwick, with a company of friends, sailed from London, and in due time
arrived safely at the lower part of this new colony, at a place which he named
Salem, being the same as the present time in the county of Salem, the principal
street of which still bears the name of Fenwick.
Some time subsequently a
dispute arose between Byllyngs and his trustee, Fenwick, which they themselves
not being able to settle, resulted in the appointment of three arbitrators or
commissioners on the part of Byllyngs to negotiated with Fenwick, and the difficulty
was finally adjusted. One of the arbitrators was the worthy William Penn, just
then in the bloom of life and vigor of manhood, (whose name and character will
go down to posterity gathering blessings with the increase of time,) while engaged
in settled this dispute, first conceived the idea of founding the province of
Pennsylvania. Fenwick appears to have received for his services as trustee or
agent for Byllyngs, a certain portion of the lands of the new colony, viz.: lying
below Oldman's creek, which creek the Indians called Mosacca, but Fenwick called
it Berkeley river.
The fact of the Fenwick title to lands below Oldman's
creek is apparent from an old warrant now in my possession in good keeping; having
the seal of FENWICK attached, and dated at the Fenwick government the 26th day
of the 6th Month, AD 1689, granting one thousand acres of land to Roger Pedrick,
and lying on the west side of said creek, or Berkeley river, which embraces the
site where Pedricktown now stands. The grants or title to the lands above Oldman's
creek al appear to have been given by Byllyngs and his last appointment commissioners
or trustees. This is the case with the lands in question, for we find by deed
dated the 26th and 27th days of the 7th month, July, AD 1681, Edward Byllings
and trustees convey to John Clark, of London (brewer,) a whole share of proprietary
land in the western division of the province of New Jersey. The number of acres
does not appear on the face of this deed, but we find by reference thereto in
after deeds, that the quantity was one thousand acres, more or less, with the
usual allowance, &C., five hundred acres of which were located on the northwest
side of Edwards creek, a branch of Mantoes creek, and five hundred on the southeast
side of said creek, in the township of Greenwich, in the county of Gloucester.
John Clark dying intestate, the whole of said lands descended to his eldest son,
John Clark, Jr. of Hackney, in the county of Middlesex, England, gentleman, who
by deed, dated the 26th and 27th days of July, 1702, conveys his whole right in
said lands to Benjamin Alford, of New England, in America. This appears to be
the first time the name of America is mentioned in any of the grants. Benjamin
Alford dying without a will his whole estate descended to his son John Alford,
who by deed dated the 20th and 21st days of June 2710, conveys five hundred and
fifty acres of said lands to Robert Gerrard. Here appears to be the date of the
first survey made and after the general location, and begins at a stake standing
on the westerly side of Great Mantoes creek, and runs a southwesterly course sixty-nine
chains to John Eglington's line; thence with said line southeastward, sixty-seven
chains; and thence eastwardly to Edwards creek; and thence down the same line
to Mantoes creek aforesaid; and thence down said creek to the place of beginning.
It may here be observed that Edwards creek (which took its name from Edward Byllyngs)
emptied into Mantoes creek at that time near where the Swedesboro railroad now
crosses the same, which is some three-fourths of a mile from its present junction,
the cause of which will be hereafter noticed in its proper place. The said Gerrard
by deed dated June 2d, 1727, purchased of John Eglington one hundred acres adjacent
to the aforesaid tract.
Note--These two surveys must have embraced the lands
on which, now stand the village of Berkley, most of the town of Clarksboro', Clark's
Landing, the railroad depot at Clarksboro', Thomas D. Brown's nursery, the alms
house farm, &c. We will here just notice that John Alford aforesaid, by deed
dated November 1, 1740, conveys his other half of the one thousand acres before
mentioned, and lying on the southeast side of Edward's creek, to John Haines,
of Goshen, neither place or kingdom mentioned. This must have included the lands
in the township of Mantua, now owned by Samuel Haines, Charles Shoemaker, John
Haines, James B. Albertson, James Beckett and others. Four years after this purchase,
the said John Haines built the larger part of the present brick mansion house,
now owned by James B. Albertson, which is in good keeping, after the lapse of
near 130 years. A considerable portion of said lands continues in the Haines family
in the sixth generation.
We will now return to the alms house property. Robert
Gerrard, aforesaid, by his last will and testament, dated the 20th day of the
6th month, 1784, directed that his real estate in general should be sold by his
executors, vis: his wife Margaret, son William, and Joshua Lord, who by their
deed bearing date the 1st day of the 10th month, 1752, convey the whole 650 acres
to Thomas Gerrard, who by deed dated the 18th day of November, 1752, conveys 253
acres, being a part of said tract, to Sarah Bickam, who married James Wood, and
they by deed dated August 6, 1756, convey same to William Gerrard, and he by deed
of the same date sells the same to Daniel Lippincott and wife, who by deed dated
April 1st, 1757, convey the same to Thomas Coles. Thomas Gerrard aforesaid, by
deed of conveyance dated November 11th, 1752, sells 420 acres of the land bought
of the executors of Robert Gerrard, to William Gerrard aforesaid, who by his deed
dated the 26th day of 12th month, 1755, conveys the same to Restore Lippincott,
who and wife by their deed bearing date the 15th day of July, 1759, sell to Thomas
Coles aforesaid, 66-1/2 acres, and to John Chester at the same time 6a. 3rd.,
15p of meadow, and the said John Chester, by deed dated December 15, 1759, conveys
the same to Thomas Coles, who by deed dated May 21, 1762, conveys 64-3/4 acres
of the 73-1/2 acres in the two last pieces mentioned, to James Hinchman, who and
wife by their deed dated January 15, 1765, conveys the same to Restore Lippincott
aforesaid. The said Restore Lippincott now owns of the original Clark tract 411
acres, and the said Thomas Coles 216-1/2 acres. Thomas Denny, High Sheriff of
the county of Gloucester, by deed dated the 25th day of June, in the 3d year of
the reign of George the Third, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, &C., AD 1763, sells all the lands of Thomas Coles in the county
aforesaid, by virtue of a writ issued out of the Supreme Court, principally in
favor of Samuel Hugg, a blacksmith, to the aforesaid Restore Lippincott, who had
now become the owner of the whole half of the original proprietary right of the
said John Clark, lying on the northwest side of Edwards creek, with one hundred
acres additional bought from the Eglington tract amounting to 672-1/2 acres, with
the usual allowance, &c. From corroborating circumstances, it appears the
Restore Lippincott, during the next fifteen years, accomplished the great task
of straightening Edwards creek, by cutting thoroughfares across several of the
bends thereof, and, with the assistance of William Haines, dug an entire new water
course or canal from Gerrard's dam to Great Mantua creek (here we first discover
the name of Mantua for the creek, instead of Mantoes, as heretofore,) a distance
of some 100 rods, at a width of about thirty feet and four in depth. This accounts
for the entrance of Edwards creek into Mantua creek at the present time, being
very different than formerly, as before alluded to. At the mouth of this canal
flood gates were laid, which effectually kept the tide from flowing up the same.
At some considerable distance up said creek, and nearly on the lower bounds of
the present Alms House farm, the said Restore Lippincott conceived the idea of
building a grist mill, preparatory to which he purchased of John Haines, by deed
dated the 14th day of the 5th mo, 1777, fifty-three acres of land and marsh, lying
on the south-east side of said Edwards creek, for the purposes of a mill pond.
The project of the mill, after much labor and expense, was abandoned, on account
of the flatness of the stream and valley, and consequent difficulty in obtaining
a sufficient fall of water. There had been two grist mills in early times further
up said stream, above the tide, one of which was called Room's Mill, and upon
its going down, another known as Cozens' Mill (near where Leppee's Mill now stands)
was erected, which also going down about the date last mentioned, perhaps led
to the idea of the new mill, in our narrative, to supply their place. Elijah Cozens,
one of the owners of the mill above noticed bearing his name, was a deputy surveyor
and scrivener, many of whose maps and writings have frequently come into my hands.
The said Restore Lippincott, by deed dated the 3d day of the 7th Month, 1778,
conveys the whole of his lands to his son William Lippincott, which by a survey
now taken is found to contain 800 acres. About this time we find a sweeping warrant
issued by the Council of Proprietors, to one John Hind, (goldsmith) of London,
Great Britain, bearing date the 4th day of August, 1755, recorded in the Surveyor
General's Office, at Burlington, for forty thousand acres of land unappropriated
in West Jersey, and that the Sheriff of Burlington county, by deed dated September
29, 1787 sells to one John Lee, three thousand eight hundred and fifty acres of
said land; and the said John Lee, by deed dated the 1st day of 2d Month, 1789,
conveys 53-1/2 acres thereof to the said William Lippincott.
during the next twenty years from the date of his father's deed, sells off to
sundry persons various parts of his lands, which, with sundry parts before conveyed
from time to time, and excepted in the several deeds, without giving particulars,
thereby reducing the quantity retained by him to two hundred and fifty acres,
and builds the stone mansion home, which was standing on the premises when conveyed
to the county of Gloucester. On the 29th day of 1st month, 1798, William Lippincott
and wife (whose maiden name was Beckett, and one of the original owners of a part
of the lands of Elmer W. Cooper, near Bridgeport) conveys all their lands to William
White. He was a deputy surveyor and an excellent scrivener, and who, upon being
called on by the Society of Friends of Upper Greenwich, to assist them in making
choice of a new site for their meeting-house, in the place of the old one known
as "Solomon's," after viewing a number of places, coming to the spot
where the present Greenwich meeting-house now stands, stuck down his compass staff,
saying, "Here is the right place."
In the following spring William
Lippincott removes with his family to Canada, purchasing lands about twelve miles
westward from Niagara Falls, and settles thereon. In the year 1800 William White
builds the stone barn, with his name and date engraven upon a large stone, and
paced in the west end thereof, which was standing when the farm was conveyed to
the county, and taken down a few years thereafter. William Lippincott, after spending
five years in Canada, returned with his family to New Jersey, and purchases of
White, by deed dated the 7th day of the 2d month, 1803, all the same lands, which
he had before conveyed. The difference in price as per deeds was $883.25 in favor
of the last sale. The said William Lippincott, by this last will and testament,
bearing date 18th day of the 5th month, 1824, bequeathed the homestead farm to
his son, Restore Lippincott, who by deed of assignment dated the 7th day of the
4th month, 1841, conveys the same to William Mickle and George Craft assignees,
for the benefit of his creditors, and the said assignees, by deed dated the 20th
day of the 10th month, AD 1841, convey the homestead farm containing 180 acres
to Elizabeth Lippincott, who by deed dated the 14th day of the 6th month, June,
AD 1860, conveys 107 acres thereof to the county of Gloucester, on which the present
Alms House buildings were soon after erected, the boundaries of which are as follows:
Beginning at a stone in the middle of the Lawrenceville and Red Bank turnpike
1.54 chains from the centre of the culvert over a small stream, and thence running
eastwardly to Edwards creek, and thence up the same by low water mark, southwardly
to a station in a general bend in said creek, and corner to the said Elizabeth
Lippincott's other lands, and thence by a direct line south westwardly, to a stone
standing some distance southward from a famous spring of water, known as Rattlesnake
spring, (but how it obtained the name the writer cannot tell). It is nevertheless
a fountain of most pure water, issuing from a rock, and supplies the whole wants
of the Alms House. From the stone last mentioned the boundary line is northwestward
to a stone lettered "G.C. 1860," in the middle of the turnpike road
above mentioned, and thence along the same a northeasterly course of the place
of beginning, containing, by actual survey at the time, the number of acres before
mentioned. On the 2d day of the 6th month, June, AD 1864, the said Elizabeth Lippincott
conveys to the county another small piece of marsh for mud to mend the meadow
banks, adjoining said farm on the south, at the general bend in the creek before
noticed, containing ninety hundredths of an acre.
William Gerrard, in his
deed to Restore Lippincott, dated the 26th of the 12th month, 1755, as noticed
in its place, reserves one-half acre of land for a family burying ground forever,
but where it is located, or whether it ever was used as a burial place, none can
tell, as no traces thereof appear. The Lippincott family, however, instituted
a small burial ground across a valley, and on a rising hill in front and at some
distance from the mansion house, soon after it came into their possession, in
which the interments of the family from time to time were made; and the said William
Lippincott before mentioned, in his last will and testament directed the enclosure
of the ground by a good stone wall, which was carried out by the aforesaid Elizabeth
Lippincott, under the immediate supervision of the writer, and when the deed was
made to the county for the farm, this venerable little spot was reserved. The
said Elizabeth Lippincott in her last will (though not interred in said burying
ground) bequeathed a legacy sufficient to keep the same forever in repair. The
Alms House grave yard has been laid out right along side of the foregoing, on
a sandy hill amid the shady pines, where one after another of the inmates of the
institution, as they pass off the stage of action, are quietly laid away.