Ashkenaz Shappee

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Ashkenaz Shappee

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lorraine, France
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Shappee Paine
Father of Jesse Shappee; Kezia Shappee; Robert Shappee; Nathan Shappee; Abner Kelsey Shappee and 1 other

Occupation: Tavern owner
Managed by: Judy Shappee
Last Updated:

About Ashkenaz Shappee

The name Ashkenaz is unusual, which has helped in finding information about our first Shappee ancestor.

The name is in the Bible. Ashkenaz was a great-grandson of Noah, as follows:

Ashkenaz was the son of Gomer, son of Japheth, son of Noah (Genesis 10:3).

Ashkenaz may have been a Huguenot. He was married in a Protestant church [Presbyterian] and for several generations, his children identified as Presbyterians. I have read that Huguenots often gave their children names from the old Testament. More research is needed.

The Huguenot Society of America: http://www.huguenot.netnation.com/general/

The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland: http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/family.html

The National Huguenot Society: http://www.huguenot.netnation.com/general/

There was an early colony of Huguenots that settled in Manakintown, Virginia. Ashkenaz served under the name "Asken Shippey" as a Sgt. in the 8th VA Regiment, Continental Line. This is the earliest known record about him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powhatan_County,_Virginia


This burial is a cenotaph. The actual burial place for Ashkenaz is unknown. A monument to Ashkenaz was placed in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY with the assistance of Ruth Moore. Maple Grove Cemetery was established in the mid-1800s, long after Ashkenaz's death.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=157549109


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Ashkenaz Shappee's Timeline

1749
May 21, 1749
Lorraine, France

From Wikipedia:

The Duchy of Lorraine (French: Lorraine, IPA: [lɔʁɛn]; German: Lothringen), or Upper Lorraine, was a duchy now included in the larger present-day region of Lorraine in northeastern France. Its capital was Nancy. . .In 1737, the Duchy was given to Stanisław Leszczyński, the former king of Poland, who had lost his throne as a result of the War of the Polish Succession, with the understanding that it would fall to the French crown on his death. When Stanisław died on 23 February 1766, Lorraine was annexed by France and reorganized as a province.

1780
September 15, 1780
Age 31
Orange County, New York

The Shappees probably lived in Deerpark Township, north of Port Jervis. This area was in the Minisink Patent.

The Reeser Family Tree on Ancestry.com states that Jesse was born in Bath, New York, but does not give a source.

1782
November 15, 1782
Age 33
Orange County, New York

The Shappees probably lived in Deerpark Township, north of Port Jervis. This area was in the Minisink Patent.

1785
December 19, 1785
Age 36
Orange County, New York

The Shappees probably lived in Deerpark Township, north of Port Jervis. This area was in the Minisink Patent.

1787
March 12, 1787
Age 37
Orange County, NY, USA

The Shappees probably lived in Deerpark Township, north of Port Jervis. This area was in the Minisink Patent.