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Elizabeth WILLS

Female 1697 - 1740  (42 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth WILLS 
    Born 14 Sep 1697  Northampton township, Burlington, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Apr 1740  [1, 2
    Person ID I547258788  Primary
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2009 

    Father John WILLS 
    Mother Hope DELAFOSSE 
    Family ID F518362953  Group Sheet

    Family Freedom LIPPINCOTT,   b. 6 Feb 1693/94, Cropwell, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1768, Evesham Twp., Cropwell, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. John LIPPINCOTT,   b. 14 Sep 1716, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1720, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     2. Nathan LIPPINCOTT,   b. 23 Sep 1718, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1722, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +3. Solomon LIPPINCOTT,   b. 28 Sep 1720, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1798, Greenwich Twp, Glouchester, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Hope Wallace LIPPINCOTT,   b. 18 Jan 1725/26, Evesham Twp, Burlington, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1801, Burlington, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Patience LIPPINCOTT,   b. 4 Feb 1730/31, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Daniel LIPPINCOTT,   b. 23 Sep 1735, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1781  (Age 46 years)
     7. Samuel LIPPINCOTT,   b. Bef. 12 Feb 1722/23, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pilesgrove Twp, Salem, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary LIPPINCOTT,   b. 5 Feb 1727/28, Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F518362956  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Alias: Mary /Wills/
      Found on Quaker Digest on email:
      QUAKER BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES of Ministers and Elders, and other
      concerned
      members of the Yearly Meeting of Philadelphia" [1682-1800] Willard Heiss
      edited (Indianapolis: 1972)
      Page 132
      "ELIZABETH LIPPINCOTT. Elizabeth Wills, daughter of John and Hope
      Wills was born in Northampton township, Burlington County, West Jersey,
      on the 14th day of the Seventh month, 1697. Submitting to the tendering
      impressions of the Holy spirit on her mind, she became weaned from an
      inordinate attachment to the things of this world, and found her heart
      and affections set upon things heavenly. Marrying Freedom Lippincott,
      she became a member of Evesham meeting, and under the trials and
      probations which attended her in the married life, she appeared to deepen
      in
      spiritual knowledge, and became more and more useful in the church.
      A gift of gospel ministry was conferred upon her, which she
      exercised to the edification of the church. In an account of her last
      illness, we
      find it stated, "She was a religious woman, and it pleased God to give
      her a testimony, to the comfort of her friends."
      She was taken sick on the 25th of the First month, and her pain was
      very severe, and to increase her distress, the enemy was permitted to
      buffet her, and to infuse doubts into her mind as to her preparation for
      the kingdom of rest and peace. But as she looked to the Lord for
      comfort, he rebuked the enemy, and strengthened her to bear testimony to
      his goodness to her in the midst of her closest suffering. On being
      asked if she thought she should die, she said "I do not know, but am
      willing to leave it to Providence! ******
      Her illness rapidly increasing, she one night sent for her husband,
      and on his coming to the bedside, she took him by the hand, and said,
      "Come, my dear, and sit down by me. My time is but short, before I
      shall be at rest." On his inquiring what he should do with the
      children, she answered, "I shall leave them to God's mercy, and thy
      care."
      On her aged father coming to see her, she said to him, "My time
      is short. I would not have thee take it hard; I shall be happy. It will
      not be long before thou comest after me. We are like people going a
      journey; some set out two or three days before the rest. You will all
      soon come after me."
      Several of her brothers, sisters and friends standing by her bed
      side, she felt a flow of gospel ministry, and although very weak in
      body, yet was so strong in spirit with love to the Lord, ******
      Samuel Lippincott, her husband's brother coming in, she commended
      her children to his care, desiring that he should exercise a care that
      they might be brought up in the fear of God. Samuel, assenting to her
      wishes, spoke of her husband's loss in her removal. She said, "He must
      keep to Truth, and then Providence will provide for him. He will yet
      provide for him as he keeps to Truth. Do not in thy trouble get too
      low; and be sure my dear, do not let anything lift thee up. I take
      it as a great favour that the Lord is about to take me from the harms
      to come. If I die now, I shall be in favour with God; if I should
      live longer, and be disobedient so as to be out of his favour, it
      would be a dreadful thing. I take it a favour from the Lord, that he
      takes me in mercy and love. My prayers are as strong as ever that the
      work the Lord has begun upon earth, may be carried on, ---- that
      Truth may prosper." Mentioning the names of two Friends, she said,
      "I should be glad to see them. They are my husband's sisters; they
      are mine. His bone is my bone, and his flesh is my flesh. That
      which is near to him is near to me."
      She gave messages of love to some absent friends, and good
      advice to her oldest son, and, in great peace departed this life,
      Second month 2d, 1740, being in the 43 year of her age.
      The testimony concerning the above Friend from Haddonfield Monthly
      Meeting is very brief:---- "Elizabet

  • Sources 
    1. [S523889485] from the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersy, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1996), Vol I P 495.

    2. [S523889810] Michael M. Marks Database, Michael M. Marks.