John  Claypoole

John Claypoole (1752 - 1817)

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John Claypoole
Born in Mt Holly, Burlington, New Jerseymap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
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John Claypoole was a Prisoner of War during American Revolution.

Biography

Father: Nathaniel Claypoole

Mother: Elizabeth Hall

John Claypoole, born 15 Aug 1752 in Mt Holly, New Jersey, was the son of William Claypoole and Elizabeth Hall. His father was the son of Nathaniel son of James Claypoole the immigrant.[1]

He fought in the American Revolution and was wounded at the Battle of Germantown. He carried important dispatches at the Battle of Red Bank. He later enlisted aboard the armed cruiser Luzerne. The ship was captured in 1781 by the English. He was sent to prison in Plymouth, England. It was there he was reunited with an old friend, Capt. Joseph Ashburn, who had also been captured.

Joseph Ashburn, the husband of Elizabeth Griscom - widow of John Ross), died from illness while in prison. John Claypoole married Joseph's widow in 1783, after his release from prison.


Family

  • Elizabeth Griscom

Children

  • Clarissa Sidney CLAYPOOLE 1785–1864
  • Susanna CLAYPOOLE 1786–1875
  • Rachel CLAYPOOLE 1789–
  • Jane CLAYPOOLE 1792–
  • Harriett CLAYPOOLE 1795–1796

Sources

  1. Genealogy of the Claypoole family of Philadelphia, 1588-1893, page 77
  • Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. Volume III: Stauffer-Zerbe
  • Name: John Claypoole

Birth Date: abt 1752 Death Date: 3 Aug 1817 Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Age at Death: 65 Burial Date: 3 Aug 1817 Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gender: Male Cemetery: Free Quakers Burial Ground FHL Film Number: 1862805 Original data: "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2010. From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records.".



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Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. Volume III: Stauffer-Zerbe
Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. Volume III: Stauffer-Zerbe

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