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Edward Rutledge Shubrick

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Belvedere Plantation, Bull's Island, South Carolina, United States
Death: March 12, 1844 (50) (Died at sea on Atlantic Ocean)
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and Mary Shubrick
Husband of Hester Mary Shubrick
Father of Edward R. Shubrick and Ellen Shubrick
Brother of Sarah Alicia Trapier; Thomas Shubrick; Lieut. Thomas Shubrick; Mary Eveliegh Shubrick; Richard Shubrick and 7 others

Occupation: United States Navy
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About Capt. Edward R. Shubrick, USN

Edward Rutledge Shubrick (12 May 1793-12 Mar 1844), son of Col. Thomas Shubrick and wife Mary Branford, married Esther Mary Bellin (14 Dec 1801-?) on 24 Sep 1817. They had three children.

Edward Rutledge Shubrick was born at his father's residence on Bull's Island, South Carolina 12 May, 1793. He was appointed Midshipman 16 Jan 1809 and ordered to New York to join USS Constitution. From 1812 to 1814, he served in USS President under Commodore John Rodgers, and participated in the taking of 23 prizes. Shubrick was commissioned Lieutenant 9 Oct 1813. He subsequently reported to USS Guerriere 23 Apr 1816 USS Independence 31 Jan 1817, under Commodore Bainbridge and the USS John Adams 26 Oct 1818 under Commander Evans, later under Captain Wadsworth.

On 12 Feb 1821, Edward Shubrick was assigned command of the Navy Yard at Charleston, South Carolina, where he served until transferred to Philadelphia 20 May 1822. On Apr 14 1823, he reported to the brig USS Spark at Norfolk, Virginia. On Dec 11, 1823 he transferred to the Philadelphia Yard, then to command of the Pensacola Yard 20 Nov 1825. On 1 November, 1827 Shubrick commenced unlimited leave, during which he was promoted to Master Commandant, 18 Apr 1828.

Shubrick took command of the Philadelphia Yard 29 Jan 1829, then was ordered to USS Vincennes 11 Nov 1830. On 9 Feb 1837 Shubrick was promoted to Captain. He took command of the Charleston Navy Yard 12 Mar 1840, and remained there until ordered to command USS Congress 16 Apr 1842. He transferred to USS Columbia 18 May, 1842 and died en route from Brazil to the Mediterranean on 12 Mar 1844.

There is a handsome monument in his memory at St. Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery, with a carving of a sailing ship at the top, erected by his officers and crew. The inscription reads:

So he bringeth them unto their desired haven.


Captain in the US Navy

died at sea, 12th March 1844

aged 51 years

Erected by the Officers

Seamen and Marines

of the US Frigate Columbia

in memory of

their late beloved and lamented


AD 1846

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May 12, 1793
Bull's Island, South Carolina, United States
Age 26
Age 31
March 12, 1844
Age 50
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States