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James Hanks and his wife Lucy Shipley have in the past been believed to be the parents of Nancy Hanks, wife of Thomas Lincoln, and Abraham Lincoln's mother. DNA tests have now proven that such a relationship is impossible and Abraham Lincoln has no Shipley ancestry. 
Roberts stated that Elizabeth Stevens is "probably" an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. 
Two Stevens women married two Shipley brothers. Susanna, who married Richard Shipley, was the daughter of Benjamin Stevens.  Elizabeth, who married Richard's brother Robert, was the daughter of Charles Stevens. 
Shipleys of Maryland refers to Elizabeth as "the daughter of Charles Stevens of Dorchester Co. and gives as a reference an indenture made by William Stevens dated 12 Oct 1710).
Mike Marshall, places Elizabeth as a daughter of Charles Stevens, Jr, of Anne Arundel County.
Since both the Stevens and Shipley families were based in Anne Arundel County, this is a reasonable surmise. On the other hand, Charles Stevens Jr's step father John Howard's family had property in both Anne Arundel and also Dorchester County across the Chesapeake Bay, so it is not impossible that Charles Stevens of Anne Arundel, and Charles Stevens of Dorchester County are one and the same.
There is some speculation that says Elizabeth's middle names was "Keturah" -- there is a birth record for Keturah Shipley (b. 29 July 1717) to a Robert and Keturah Shipley; however, there is another birth record for Retinah Shipley (b. 22 Nov 1717) to Robert and Elizabeth Shipley. Someone has created a profile on FamilySearch Family Tree for Elizabeth Keturah Stevens (b. 1680, Dorchester, Maryland; d. 1750, Anne Arundel, Maryland) with parents Charles Stevens and Elizabeth Larcom.
There has been considerable confusion surrounding this (these?) families. Currently, there is one profile on WikiTree Retinah/Keturah Shipley with a birth date of 22 Nov 1717. Now I'm wondering if they are, indeed, two different people from two different families. -- Fiscus-32 17:42, 7 June 2015 (EDT)
Since user-submitted information on ancestry.com is very often inaccurate, research into reliable primary and secondary sources is sought to resolve such issues.
Elizabeth Stevens married Robert Shipley about 1710. He was was born about 1678 and died between 1761 and 1763. 
With his brothers, Robert moved into northern Anne Arundel county (now Howard County) and birth dates of his children are found in the records of Queen Caroline Parish where he was one of the first vestrymen, serving from 1728 through 1731. He was a pew holder in 1736.
Robert's churchmanship is recognized in Helen W. Ridgely's book, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia, page 156. There are entries in the register of this historic parish of the following children with dates, which may represent either the time of birth or of baptism, most probably the latter. 
Robert received 9 Aug 1698, 100 acres of Adam the First from his brother Richard Shipley, and in 1724 patened 250 acres Shipleys Discovery, on the Great Falls of the Patapsco River, which he used for a dwelling plantation.
He willed this land (dated 6 Dec 1761; probated 9 Mar 1763) to his graqndson Robert son of William, together with 240 acres, part of a tract called Shipley's Search which he patented in 1730 and part of Last Shift, patented in 1758.
He willed to his son William 190 acres, part of Last Shift, to be laid out adjoining a 100 acre tract, What's Left, deeded to William in 1747.
In his Will he stated that his older children had been provided for. In 1733-1742, 1744 and 1750 he made conveyances of small pieces, some of which may have been part of Adam the First. In 1745 he and his wife conveyed to William Shipley, Jr. Robert's Delight, a part of Adam the First. In 1747 he deeded Shipley's Enlargement to his son George Shipley. 
Robert Shipley died between 6 Dec 1761 and 9 Mar 1763, possibly about February 1763, leaving his sons George and William as Executors. (AACW 31:900).
Presumably, his wife had died previously, as her name is not mentioned in the will, which was witnessed by Vachel Dorsey, John Whips, and Thomas Sellman.
Elizabeth Stevesns and Robert Shipley had the following children: 
In addition, the following are currently linked on WikiTree as children:
The "extra" children require further research to see if they are attached to the corect family.
On 31 Oct 2016 at 23:07 GMT Jack Day wrote:
On 1 Aug 2015 at 20:29 GMT Jack Day wrote:
On 1 Aug 2015 at 11:36 GMT Jack Day wrote:
On 27 Mar 2015 at 15:39 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
On 27 Mar 2015 at 15:26 GMT Daphne Maddox wrote:
Looks like there are also duplicates in her children...
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