History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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DAVID SHAMP one of the respected citizens of New Hope, Bucks county, is a son of Jonathan Shamp, who was born on Schooley's Mountain, Sussex county, New Jersey, and learned the cooper's trade which he followed in later life. He married Nancy Gillett, and they were the parents of twelve children, four of whom are now living: Matilda, wife of Isaac Houseworth, of South Easton, Pennsylvania; Isabella, wife of Newbury Fair, of Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania; William, resides with his brother; and David, mentioned at length hereinafter. Jonathan Shamp died at the age of seventy-three.

David Shamp, son of Jonathan and Nancy (Gillett) Shamp, was born August 31, 1836, in Sussex county, New Jersey. Owing to the straitened circumstances of the family, his educational opportunities were limited, and at the early age of nine years he began to work on a farm, the proceeds of his labor going to his father up to his twenty-third year. At the breaking out of the civil war he did not at first see his way clear to respond to the call of his country, but in October, 1862, he enlisted for nine months' service, and later re-enlisted for another term, which would have obliged him to serve two years. He was, however, held by the government for three years. He was a member of Company G, commanded by Captain Corcoran, One Hundred and Fourth Regiment, and was discharged in July, 1865. After his return to his home in Upper Black Mountain township he went to work at boating, which he had followed since his ninth year, and which he now continued until 1878, since which time he has been variously employed. In 1889 he moved to New Hope, where he has since resided. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Shamp married, in 1859, Louisa Warford, of Upper Black Mountain, and three children have been born to them, two of whom are living: Amos, lives in Bayonne, New Jersey and William, a resident of Aurora, Illinois.

Text taken from page 429

Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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