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William Shipley (1729 - 1789)

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William Shipley
Born in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Stafford County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United Statesmap
Shipley-337 created 3 Jan 2012 | Last modified
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b. 1 May 1729, Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Howard, Maryland[1]

Marriage to Rebecca Sellman, 1753 in Stafford County, Virginia.[2]


  1. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), William Shipley, 01 May 1729; citing CHRIST CHURCH,QUEEN CAROLINE PARISH,HOWARD,MARYLAND; FHL microfilm 14,358.
  2. Over the mountain : a narrative history of the Bean, Selman and Germany families. Chapter one, page 12. Rebecca Sellman - married William Shipley Sr. in 1753 in Stafford County, Virginia.

See also:

  • Shipley-1069 was created by Eric Montgomery through the import of EJM Family.ged on Aug 17, 2015.
  • “Michael S. Caldwell’s Genealogy Database as of 23 September 2007”, Michael S. Caldwell, <> last updated 23 Sep 2007, accessed 22 Apr 2009 by Eric J. Montgomery < at>. No gedcom download allowed; entries carefully typed by hand into Eric’s files. Michael’s Shipley data comes almost exclusively from The Shipleys of Maryland 1968, authors not given.
  • Ogg, James. My Ancestral Lineage (, RootsWeb WorldConnect Project (Online:, 2014), last updated 22 Feb 2009, accessed in part 9 Apr 2014 by Eric J. Montgomery. There are over 20,000 people in the file. There are source citations and detailed notes including full text wills. This source was primarily used for Ogg descendants. Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2014

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On 31 Aug 2017 at 01:12 GMT Mark Burch wrote:

Shipley-1069 and Shipley-337 appear to represent the same person because: looks like a duplicate

William is 26 degrees from Aaron Copland, 18 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 14 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 11 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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