Zebulon Shippy Birth 1749 inE Greenwich, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Death 29 Aug 1821 inHoward, Kent, Ontario, Canada
one of the wives wasElizabeth Bates 1765 NS- 1795 NS daughter Roxanne Shippy 1795-1861mrd Larue and Parker
Info. from an affadavit from a friend when Zebulon put in his applicaiton to be known as a United Empire Loyalist in the 1790's: this friend said that Zebulon had lived on the East side of the Hudson River prior to the war and that about the third year of the war (1777) he went across to the British lines on Long Island where he cut "chord" wood and did sentry duty at Lloyd's Neck and Eaton's Neck. He apparently got his family over thru the lines to him at some time (what ever the family consisted of at that time) and in 1783 boarded a ship (unknown) for New Brunswick or Novia Scotia. He had supposedly married a Miss Bates. There were Bates families in Stamford, CT and a Walter Bates was High Sheriff of (I think) King's County, New Brunswick at one time. He was recognized by a Order in Council and was given 200 acres of land, supposedly on Long Point, ONtario, whcich he never seemed to occupy. In any case, when the War of 1812 came along, he volunteered to act as scout for Gen. Procter, under the command of a Capt. Crowther of the 41st infantry. At his age (about 70) he wasn't too fast on his feet because he was captured by the pesky AMericans. After holding him prisoner for a whild, they let him go (possibly because of his age?). He immediately decamped back behind the British lines. HYe had been living in Howard Township near ARnold's Mills at the time; afterwards, he petitioned the Crown for restitution in the amount of 65 pound, citing his loses of cattle, horse, pigs and corn and buckwheat ruined by the Americans. This was in 1815. By the time the Crown got around to doing anything about it, Zebulon had died in 1821 and the claim was finally settled for 45 pounds by his son John..
Married 3 times.
Of Ontario, Canada.
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Lydia Shippee Birth 23 Nov 1786 inof Palmyra, Kent, Ontario, CanadaDeath 27 Jul 1854 in, , Ontario, Canada 11 children , husband Frederick Lampman