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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.
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.