Benjamin Shreve

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Benjamin Shreve, son of Caleb Shreve and Grace Pancoast, was born at Mansfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey, 7 January 1759.1 He died 16 April 1844,1 and was buried at the Upper Springfield Friends Burying Gound, Wrightstown, Burlington Co., New Jersey.1

Benjamin married Rebecca Lippincott, daughter of Jonathan Lippincott and Mary Cook, 13 April 1785.2,1

Benjamin Shreve was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and was disowned by them, 6 Feb 1783, for having taken part in the Revolutionary War (in 1782 and 1783). It is said he would never acknowledge that he had done wrong in bearing arms, and was never again a member of the society.

He was not married by the Friends, but by a minister.3


Rebecca Lippincott b. aft. 1757, d. 27 Aug 1821
This person was last edited on24 Apr 2016


  1. [S1546] Parks Honeywell, Find A Grave memorial #30801299, added 23 Oct 10087, online, accessed Jul 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S2025] Judith M. Olsen, Lippincott: Five Generations of the Descendants of Richard and Abigail Lippincott (Woodbury, New Jersey: The Gloucester County Historical Society, 1982), 108, further cited as Olsen, Lippincott.
  3. [S1546] Find A Grave, memorial #30801299.