John Claypoole

John Claypoole (1752 - 1817)

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Lieutenant John Claypoole
Born in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jerseymap
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Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Categories: Col Eyre's Artillery Battalion Philadelphia Militia, American Revolution | Prisoners of War, American Revolution.

Lieutenant John Claypoole served in the Col Eyre's Artillery Battalion Philadelphia Militia during the American Revolution
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Lieutenant John Claypoole was a Prisoner of War during American Revolution.

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 was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th company of Col Eyre's Artillery Battalion of the Philadelphia Militia [2]

He 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. [3]

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.


  • Elizabeth Griscom


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


  1. Genealogy of the Claypoole family of Philadelphia, 1588-1893, page 77
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 6 Mar 2018), "Record of CLAYPOOLE, JOHN", Ancestor # A022885.
  • 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.".

  • "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2014), John Claypoole, 03 Aug 1817; citing , Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,862,805.

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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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