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Ellen Shipley + Gosnell

Harold Gosnell (View posts)
Posted: 1053649645000
Classification: Query
I'm looking for information on a Ellen Shipley who married
Thomas Gosnell; 03 MAY 1834 Ellicott City, Howard Co, Maryland

Harold Gosnell

Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1053719109000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1163692183000
They're in the book, Shipleys of MD, 2002. Thomas GOSNELL m. 3 May 1834, Ellen SHIPLEY, b. 28 Oct. 1814, of Henry, Geo., Geo., Robt., Adam.

GOSNELL children:
Upton Shipley, b. 1835
Wm. Henry, b. 1836
Charles, b. 1838
Rachel, m. Jacob MEYERS.

Ellen's ancestry:

Henry SHIPLEY (8 Jan. 1783 - 19 Aug. 1833) m. 11 N 1806, Sarah Ann SCOTT. (12 ch.)
George SHIPLEY (ca. 1750 - 7 Jan. 1806) m. 1771, Sarah WELSH, d/o Hannah HAMMOND & John WELSH.
George SHIPLEY (26 Sept. 1726 - 15 Jan. 1802) m. ca. 1748, Catherine OGG, b. 15 July 1728, d/o George OGG & Mary POTEE.
Robert SHIPLEY (ca. 1678 - 1763) m. ca. 1710, Elizabeth STEVENS. Children are recorded in Queen Caroline Parish.
Adam SHIPLEY (16__ - bef. 1698) m. Lois (ca. 1655 - 1725).

WRIGHT's Anne Arundel Church Records: Robert SHIPLEY & Elizabeth had Charles, b. 27 Mar. 1711; Robert, b. 19 Oct. 1713; Ruth, b. 14 Aug. 1715; Keturah, b. 22 Nov. 1717; Eliz., b. 7 Mar. 1718/9; Sarah, b. 3 Je. 1721; Lo(w)is, b. 1 Je. 1723; George, b. 20 S 1726, & Wm., b. 1 May 1729, Christ Church, QC.

MD Calendar of Wills: Robert SHIPLEY, AA, 26 D 1761, 9 Mar. 1763. To son Wm., "What's Left," & to William's son Robert, pt/o "Shipley's Search" & remainder of "Last Shift." Son-in-law John HOOD to pay son George value of one slave. To dau. Lois £20. Elder children have already rcd. their portions. Wit: Vachel DORSEY, John WHIPS, Thos. SELLMAN.

Abstracts of AA Land Records: Richard SHIPLEY, AA, carpenter, son and heir of Adam SHIPLEY, late of AA, decd., gifted to Keturah BARNES & Lois, Adam, Robert, & Peter SHIPLEY, 9 Aug. 1698 [IB:436-438]. To Adam, 100 acres where mother Lois lives, pt/o "Howard & Porter's Range." To Robert & Peter, each 100 acres of "Adam the First." To Keturah & Lois, 100 acres each of "Shipley's Choice," south side of Ann Arundel River.

William STEVENS & wf. Martha, & Robert SHIPLEY & wf. Eliza., deed recorded 14 Nov. 1710, to Amos GARRETT, original grant, 10 Nov. 1695, to Charles STEPHENS, "Timber Neck," in the woods by Jabur PEIRPOINT, 303 acres by survey of 16 Feb. 1688. This tract became the right of William STEPHENS, eldest son, who by deed of gift granted 101 acres to his sister Elizabeth, now the wf/o Robert SHIPLEY.

MD Rent Rolls, 1700+, "Adam the First," 500 acres surveyed 8 Apr. 1687 for Adam SHIPLY on Elk Ridge at a bounded red oak on the northeast side of the head of a branch of Patapsco River, now possessed by Richard SHIPLY. / "Howard & Porter's Range," 500 acres surveyed 18 Feb. 1665 for Cornelius HOWARD & Peter PORTER on the south side of Severne River by a branch, near land of John HOWARD. Possrs, Widow Ruth HOWARD, Theophilus KITON, & (100 acres) Adam SHIPLY.

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Harold Gosnell (View posts)
Posted: 1053731764000
Classification: Query
Marylin, Thank you very much for all that informaiton. I realy
do appreciate it. Do you by chance have any information on
Thomas Gosnell?

Harold Gosnell

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Harold Gosnell (View posts)
Posted: 1053732238000
Classification: Query
Marilyn, Here is what was on the 1880 Census:

Jane MERCER Self W Female W 59 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Sarah J. GOSNELL Dau M Female W 28 MD At Home IRE ENG
Charles H. GOSNELL SonL M Male W 42 MD Machinist MD MD
Thomas GOSNELL GSon S Male W 12 MD At School MD MD
Corrilla D. GOSNELL GDau S Female W 11 MD At School MD MD
Charles L. GOSNELL GSon S Male W 5 MD MD MD
James MERCER Son S Male W 20 MD Blacksmith MD MD
Mary MERCER Dau S Female W 19 MD Dressmaker MD MD

Source Information:
Census Place 16th Ward, Precinct 6, Baltimore, Balt"


Re: Ellen Shipley + Gosnell

Posted: 1057549938000
Classification: Query
Hi Harold :)

I never thought to look over here on the Shipley board for Thomas Gosnell, yet somehow located your query over here through a search for something else.

Thank you again, for helping me in my search for Thomas.

I currently have Thomas' death as 28 September 1884. I've had several people helping me try to find his gravesite, too. I have been told he is buried in Oella Cemetery in Howard County. One lady went there a few weeks ago to try and photograph the headstone, but was unable to find it.

I am not giving up.

You have been a great help!

Kim :)

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1057551158000
Classification: Query
Dear Marilyn,

I am new to the Shipley board, with Ellen being my only known Shipley ancestor. Your post has been a great find for me, so I wanted to thank you.

I'm curious though...your source gives no mention of Ellen, the daughter of Ellen and Thomas. She has popped in and out of my documentation, but enough times to feel that there was a daughter Ellen. This Ellen S. Gosnell was born in 1846, after Rachael.

A member here at, emailed me privately about a month ago with the following:

Oella Cemetary - Ellicott City, Howard County


Thomas Gosnelll/ Died/Sept 28, 1884/Aged 73 years, 9 mos& 10 days

Ellen beloved wife of Thomas B. Gosnell/born Oct 28, 1814/Died May 30, 1892

Sacred to the memory of Ellen S. Gosnell. Died March 2, 1889/Aged 43 years & 3 mos.

I'm wondering why Ellen the daughter was often left off the census, as well. Was she ill, I wonder?

In any event, I thank you.

Kim :)

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1057582344000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1063165393000
Kim, Do you know who the father of Thomas B. Gosnell was?

Harold Gosnell
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Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1057589156000
Classification: Query
FamilySearch indicates that the Thomas GOSNELL who m. Ellen SHIPLEY was son of Henry. Unfortunately, I don't see anything about Henry in my references. The line from William GOSNELL, who d. 1709, AA Co., MD, is covered in BARNES' "Balto. Co. Families, 1659 - 1759." Because of the name Henry, it is possible that Henry GOSNELL might have been descended from Maurice of William. Maurice GOSNELL m. 29 N 1722, St. Margaret's, AA, MD, Susanna WRIGHT, d/o Henry WRIGHT, who made his will 17 S 1742. Maurice GOSNELL had a son Peter.

Assessment Lists for 1798 indicate several families of Soldiers Delight Hundred, who appear to have descended from William GOSNELL, will pr. 1709.

GOSNELL: Zebediah, pt. "Pleasant Pastures," "Wilmott's Chance," & "William's Folly." [Zeb's will was pr. 29 Aug. 1807. He was of Wm., 2, 1, & will named sons Greenbury, Jas., & Wm.]
Greenberry, pt. "Wilmott's Chance."
Wm., "Addn. to Pleasant Pastures."
Peter, pt. "Gosnell's Camp" & "Grazier's Delight."
Philip, pt. "Three Sisters."
Charles, pt. "Willmott's Chance," "Watson Trust" & resurvey. [William GOSNELL, b. 1727, {s/o Peter who d. 1787} had sons Peter, Philip, & Charles.]

Shipleys of MD, 2002, indicates a long connection between the GOSNELL & SHIPLEY families.

Adam SHIPLEY (ca. 1731 - 1804+, of Charles, Robert, Adam) m. ca. 1752, Anne {Hannah, b. 18 Apr. 1732?} GOSNELL, d/o Peter. On 26 Apr. 1804, Adam & Anne sold parcels of land rcd. from Peter GOSNELL, decd. [WG:82:162]. Peter GOSNELL's will, pr. 17 Apr. 1787, also named dau. Ann SHIPLEY.

Another Peter GOSNELL m. Nancy SHIPLEY (b. 1767, of Adam, Charles, Robert, Adam SHIPLEY).

Aaron GOSNELL m. Elizabeth GILLIS, d/o Rebecca LEAKINS & Portius / Porcius GILLIS (28 F 1779 - 4 Mar. 1872, of Susanna, Saml., Richard, & Adam SHIPLEY).

John Bernard SHIPLEY (21 Je. 1848 - 28 Je. 1906) m. 1 Apr. 1875, MD, Martha Ellen GOSNELL.

Ezekiel SHIPLEY (b. ca. 1849, of Ezekiel, Robert, Adam, Charles, Robert, Adam) m. 20 Apr. 1875, Laura GOSNELL, b. ca. 1851.

Wm. Edward GOSNELL (25 May 1874 - 8 Aug. 1951) m. by 1910, Olga Jane CONAWAY (Emma, Leah, Hanson, Eliz., Susanna, Saml., Richard, Adam). Their twelve children are listed.

Georgia Gertrude GOSNELL m. Roy Columbus CONAWAY (b. 25 Apr. 1891, of Columbus, Ruth, Grove 6, 5, Peter, Uriah, Peter, Adam).

As you see, the Thomas GOSNELL who m. 1834, Ellen SHIPLEY must have been part of the GOSNELL family that kept connecting to SHIPLEY, but I don't have proof.

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1057589890000
Classification: Query
Thanks for posting the burial data. Ellen, 34, daughter, does appear on the FamilySearch database of the 1880 Census with Thomas & Ellen. Combining that with the burial data should be enough proof to list Ellen as dau/o Thomas & Ellen.

Re: Thomas GOSNELL m. 1834, MD, Ellen SHIPLEY

Posted: 1057592248000
Classification: Query
Rrrrrrgh. (just my small frustration).

Marilyn, you are really knowledgeable! How are you able to access all this so quickly?

I am still rather new at all of this researching, and am finding it to be a feast or famine. Last week, I was rather proud of myself for finding the Maryland Archives online, and for locating some useful information there about Upton Shipley Gosnell, and his brother William Henry. I thought for sure, I would learn more about their father Thomas (B.?) Gosnell, and then hopefully some of his ancestry, but it never came to fruition.

Anyway, I will use what you have posted to further my quest!

Thank you so much,
Kim :)
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