Daniel Stephen Shipman (1735 - 1809)

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Birthplace: East Hartford, Conn, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Leeds, ON, Canada
Managed by: Sharon Denny
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About Daniel Stephen Shipman

Daniel was a United Empire Loyalist which describes those people who were against the American Revolution and sympathized with the British. They were referred to at that time as Tories.

In 1778 Daniel was living in Albany County, NY. A list of names, of Tories and Protection Men, in the papers of Governor Clinton dated 23 February, 1778 that the “Cambridge White Caps” went out to correct and chastise contains Daniel’s name.

A deposition to the British Authorities,containing Governor Clinton’s list, filed 7 Feb 1786, by Daniel seeking compensation for his losses namely his land and chattels reads as follows;

“attempting to go into General Burgoyne’s camp in August 1777, was taken prisioner and carried to General Gates, from there to Albany. Lay prisioner abord the Guard ship fourteen days from thence to Toppice where I lay six days before that place burnt, then carried to a meeting house on the way to Hartford but obtained a parole to go to my family. After arriving was taken by thirty men in the Mob and Abused, Strypt me and whipt me Severly.

The spring after was taken to be guarded to Albany but got released. After this came four men with their arms and a rope intending to kill me or hang me but I concealed myself under the floor. I then fled my house and quit my land and escaped to the State of Vermont”

The deposition then lists his losses but was rejected by the authorities. It appears he remained a resident of the United States until June 1784 before going to Canada.

Daniel and his children received numerous grants of land as loyalists and children of loyalists mainly in Elizabethtown and Augusta Townships, near Brockville, Leeds-Grenville Co, Ontario, Canada.

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Daniel Stephen Shipman's Timeline

1735
March 13, 1735
East Hartford, Conn, Connecticut, United States
1759
1759
Age 23
1762
October 11, 1762
Age 27
1763
December 18, 1763
Age 28
1764
January 17, 1764
Age 28
1767
April 5, 1767
Age 32
1769
July 24, 1769
Age 34
Leeds, ON, Canada
1770
1770
Age 34
1772
1772
Age 36
Hartford, CT, USA
1775
1775
Age 39