Francis Scypeart

My 5th great grandfather, Francis Scypeart, was born about 1718-1724, in Germany. He was probably the son of Larrance Scypeart and Margaret (last name unknown), but this has not yet been proven.

If Francis was the son of Larrance and Margaret, he probably came to America between 1725 and 1735. The Scypeart family settled in Pennsylvania.

Francis married my 5th great grandmother, Charity Townsend, about 1743, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Charity Townsend was probably born in either Ireland or Pennsylvania. Her parents were from Ireland.

Francis and Charity settled in Lancaster County, where they began their family. We are unsure how many children were born to the couple. We have record of four children. Each of their sons spelled their surname differently, as shown below.

About 1750 Francis moved his family to Orange County, North Carolina. Orange County was divided and part of it became Chatham County. Francis eventually owned at least 640 acres of land near New Hope Creek in Chatham County.

Records indicate that the Cypert family were Quakers for many years. The family attended meetings at Cane Creek Meeting House in Orange County (Chatham County). Many family members were married at the meeting house and several family members are buried in the meeting house cemetery.

Charity died prior to 1788, in Chatham County. Francis died about 1788 in Chatham County. They were probably buried on the land that they owned.

Children of Francis Scypeart and Charity Townsend

1. Margaret Scypert, b. 1744, Lancaster Co, PA

2. Thomas Sypert, b. 1746, Lancaster Co, PA

3. Francis Cypert II, b. 1750, Orange Co, NC (my line)

4. Robert Scypert, b. 1755, Orange Co, NC