26 Mar 1832 in Muskingum County Ohio. Died 16 Apr 1921. He married Amy
Hughes, daughter of William Perley (Caleb) Hughes & Amy Allen. Read
about Nelsons trip to sign up for the military and what happened to him
on his way to town on my Military Page
for NELSON TRIMBLE SHIPLETT
two miles east from the Roland Shiplett's lived the Caleb Hughes family
on a small farm.
Young 25-year-old Nelson Shiplett, Roland's oldest son,
had become very, very fond of Caleb's daughter, 17-year-old Miss Amy
As this will end up in a wedding, let's check back on the
parentage of young Amy.
Nelson Trimble Shiplett at birth he weighed but 2 pounds, and his aunt
could tuck him in her slipper and set a teacup over his tiny head.
Nelson received his middle name from a Methodist minister, Joseph M.
Trimble, who was born April 15, 1807, in Woodford County, Kentucky, and
who died May 6, 1891 in Columbus, Ohio. Where the Shipletts knew Rev.
Trimble is not known. Nothing is known of Nelson's youth, but somewhere
along the line he became a skilled potter, attaining a proficiency
beyond the average. It being prior to the invention of pottery
machinery, all work was done on treadle machines and molding was done by
hand. Unquestionably, he, along with other Shiplett boys, worked in the
coal banks, so numerous in that vicinity.
This trade most of the Shipletts followed throughout their active lives.
On several occasions Nelson drove cattle, hogs and turkeys to
Philadelphia, which tedious jaunt, by foot, was about 425 miles. Care
had to be taken, or your livestock would be stolen during the night.
On June 7, 1857, Nelson married Amy Hughes,
born July 2, 1840. They were married in the old house on the Caleb
Hughes farm where Amy was born, by Rev. Sherrard of Mt. Sterling.
Elizabeth and Eli Weingartner stood up with the young couple.
(Years later, this same pair were to attend the 60th wedding anniversary
of the Nelson Shiplett's in this very same house.) Nelson and his bride
started keeping house up at the top of the hill - just south from
Caleb's house, and a few hundred feet from where the old mail box stood.
This house has long since gone.
Nelson was tall and thin like his father Roland, while Amy was rather
resembled her father, Caleb Hughes. Nelson was
considerably spirited as a youth, and his young wife was greatly
embarrassed once at a picnic when he knocked a man down.
Place Hopewell, Muskingum, Ohio
History Library Film 1255054
Page Number 123A
Nelsons Children listed below
Born 4 Jul 1858. Died 21 Jun 1938.
She married James Edward Wharton, 20 Apr 1887 in Muskingum Co Ohio. Born
26 Dec 1857.
Died 3 Nov 1934 in Muskingum Co Ohio. They had no children
Emily Jane Shiplett.
Born 2 Oct 1860 in Muskingum Co, Ohio. Died 14 Jun 1921 in Enid OK.
She married J Ross Simpson. Born 12 Jul 1857.
Died 12 Apr 1930 in Enid Oklahoma
Jane and J Ross had these children
Simpson married Bert Thompson
Eva Simpson married Lee Colson
Ross Wesley Simpson;
Ruth Simpson; Born 8 Aug 1894. She married Newsome.
Charles E Shiplett;
11 Mar 1863. Died 1864.
Mary Catherine (Maid) Shiplett.
Born 3 Jun 1865 in Muskingum Co Ohio. Died 7 Mar 1940.
She first married Shelby Atwell who died in 1903.
and Shelby had these children
Atwell married Ed Fink
Delbert Atwell born Dec 13 1892 married Edna Wince born April 1 1894
Mary Catherine (Maid) Shiplett married #2 Emmett Hersey.
Sarah Melissa ( Kate) Shiplett.
Born 2 Dec 1867. Died in Seattle Washington. Buried in Seattle
She first married Adelbert Stoner, in Illinois. He was born July
26, 1863 and died April 39, 1894.
They had one child that survived
birth named Erma Catherine Stoner -born Jan,30, 1889 in Belvidere, IL.
She died on July 17, 1946 from an accidental fall at the house
married Harvey Austin Witteman in Seattle on April 15, 1908.
Their children were:
Delbert Witteman-born Dec. 5,1908, died on his birthday Dec. 5, 1994. Lived most of his life at Randle, WA.
Raymond Witteman-born June 6, 1913 died Jan. 12, 1930 in a terrible sledding
accident on Queen Anne Hill,
Seattle that also took his girlfriend's life.
Doris Fay Witteman born June 22, 1919 married James Edward Walker
on Aug. 13, 1938
. They have lived their entire life in Seattle.
and Adelbert had this child below
married second Irwin O Fay. 2nd marriage for Sarah-June 9, 1896 to Irwin
born Aug. 8, 1871 Belvidere,IL died Dec. 13, 1945 in Seattle
Buried in Seattle Washington.
They had one child:
Boyd Fay- born Feb. 10, 1901 died Feb. 1930 married Ella Mae Farrow in
1918 and had one son Eugene A. Fay born Oct,23, 1919. He still lives in
Louetta (Lou) Shiplett.
Born 12 Sep 1870. Died 17 Feb 1937.
She married Alfred Martin. Died 14 Oct 1928 in
and Alfred had these children
Charles (Bud) Martin
Luetta Martin; Born 15 Mar 1903. Died 1913.
Welcome Morrison (Wec) Shiplett.
Born 12 Aug 1874. Died 2 May 1931. He married Dorothy Shupe, 1921.
and Dorothy had these children
Beverly Shupe Shiplett;
Marjorie Shiplett; Born 7 Aug 1924.
Nellie Geneva Shiplett; Born 24 Sep 1926.
Nancy Lee Shiplett; Born 16 Nov 1931.
William died in Age 6
Axie Geneva Shiplett.
Born 4 Jul 1877. Died 21 Nov 1955 in Belvidere Illinois. She married Fred
Hall, 3 May 1894.
Born 4 Feb 1859. Died 17 Jul 1946.
and Fred had these children
Douglas Hall Born 17 Oct 1895. Died 8 Nov 1926.
Ralph Fred Hall
Frank Nelson Hall
Edith Geneva Hall
Nellie Avis Shiplett.
Born 12 May 1880. Died 12 Nov 1952 in White Cottage Ohio.
She married RS (State) Van Allen. Died Sep 1947 in White Cottage Ohio.
and State had these children
Nelson Van Allen married Helen Nicely and Myrtle Williams
Clyde Van Allen married Loren Evans and Betty Tom
Amy Van Allen married Claude Jack Ferguson
Mary Frances Van Allen married Emmett Shiplett
Jennie Van Allen married Joseph Scott
Edward Mansfield Shiplett.
Born 1 Jul 1883.He married Mary Williams, 10 Mar 1906. Died 7 Mar 1940.
and Mary had one child
Shiplett, Dorothy married James Kuhn and had two sons.