Perez Chipman, Jr. (1729 - 1801) MP

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Birthplace: Sussex, Delaware
Death: Died in Deep River, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: fuller (clothier)
Managed by: Howard Chipman
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About Perez Chipman, Jr.

Perez Chipman Jr. was born April 1730 in Sussex, DE; died on 13 Mar 1801 in Deep River, Guilford, NC; buried in Deep River, Guilford, NC. He married Margaret Manlove on 3 Oct 1751 in Camden, DE. 6 children: Eunice, Harriet Hannah, Mary, Deborah, John & Paris

  • parents: son of Perez Chipman b: 28 SEP 1702 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts & Margaret Wheeler, his 2nd wife, b: ABT 1704

Perez lived, from 1749 to about the close of the Revolutionary War, in Camden, DE, and then moved to Deep River, Guilford Co., NC.

“While the British army had control of Delaware, a party of their soldiers came to get from him what plunder they could, but, from respect for the non-combative principles indicated by his coat, agreed to divide the bacon in his meat-house equally with him. He looked on quietly until the division was made, then his manhood rising to energy, he pitched them all out of doors with his own hands.”

The following are excerpts from a bigraphical sketch of Perez and Margaret (Manlove) Chipman, as published in the very highly recommended "John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume 3 - THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS - Documented Descendants Through his third child Hope Howland, Wife of John Chipman," pages 518 - 520, by Elizabeth Pearson White; published by Picton Press, October, 2008, available through (www.pictonpress.com).

Perez Chipman who lived in Camden, near Dover, Del., ws occasionally called "Jr.," in Delaware records, not because he was the son of a man with the same name, but because there was an older man with the same name in the neighborhood. On 25 April 1757, Peris [sic] Chipman enlisted for service in the French and Indian War from the Northern District of Broad Kiln Hundred. He served in Capt. John Caten's company, with Lt. Joseph Caldwell and Ensign James Caldwell.

Perez was a clothier or fuller, like his father. He and his wife, Margaret, became Nicholites, or "New Quakers," a religious sect which formed along the Delaware-Maryland border in the 1760s. In following the teachings of Joseph Nichols, they called themselves "Friends," conducted their meetings and business in the Quaker manner, believed in plainness of dress and speech, and rejected oaths and participation in war, but they were not Quakers. After 1768, members could not own slaves and dressed in undyed clothes as a protest against slavery. Paris and Margaret Chipman freed a slave in April 1766. Soon after the Revolutionary War started, Perez Chipman and Joseph Standley lead a migration of Nicholites from Delaware to the western edge of Guilford Co., N.C. There Perez bought 640 acres on Baldwin's Creek, a branch of Deep River, later receiving two more grants for 231 acres in 1778. Perez and Margaret brought their five children with them.

During the Revolutionary War, several bloody battles were fought in western North Carolina. Perez Chipman and his neighbors, many of whom were Quakers and Nicholies, gave many hours of service caing for the wounded. For public service such as this, Perez Chipman has been recognized by patriotic organizations."

In his will dated 30 January 1797, Paris Chipman of Guilford Co., N.C. gave his beloved wife, Margaret, the full use and privilege of his house and the land belonging to it, during her lifetime, and money to be paid to her by their two sons, as well as her choice of livestock and moveables, as she saw fit, and 100 pounds "in hard money." HIs land called "Farlow" ws to be divided equally between his two sons, John and Paris. The residue of his estate, both real and temporal, was to be divided into three parts, one-third to son John, one-third to son Paris, and the last third to be eually divided between his two daughters, Hannah Horney and Mary Horney. Perez/Paris appointed his two sons, John and Paris, as co-executors."

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Perez Chipman of NC's Timeline

1729
1729
Sussex, Delaware
1751
October 3, 1751
Age 22
Sussex, Delaware
1752
June 20, 1752
Age 23
1753
November 11, 1753
Age 24
Camden, Kent, DE, USA
1756
August 22, 1756
Age 27
Camden, Kent County, Delaware
1758
December 31, 1758
Age 29
1761
March 24, 1761
Age 32
Kent County, Delaware
1763
September 11, 1763
Age 34
Kent County, Delaware
1801
March 13, 1801
Age 72
Deep River, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
1801
Age 72
Deep River, Guilford, North Carolina, United States