William Phipps, Sr.

Male 1745 - 1818  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name William Phipps 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born ca 1745  Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1763  French & Indian War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Corporal, British/American Forces. 
    Petition 1768  Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A petition came from the western settlers asking that "there may be alterations and amendments made on the old road leading from Captain Ingles' Ferry to James Davis's at the head of the Holstein River. William Phipps was one of the signers of the petition. 
    • Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 51.
    Property, Real 1769  Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In the fall of 1768 and the spring of 1769, William Preston surveyed numerous tracts the land in the Western Waters area of Virginia. Lists of the surveys made by Preston can be found in the Preston Family of Virginia Papers at the Library of Congress, noted as Memoranda of Surveys, Item #581. Other lists of surveys made by the Loyal Company can be found in the Augusta County Chancery Suit file N.S. 183 and in the Loyal Company papers at the Archives of the Virginia State Library. William Phipps was on the lists as getting 190 acres on Reed Creek from a grant dated 7 Apr 1769. 
    • Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 34, 42.
    Tax Records 1771  Botetourt Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Phipps was on a list of tithables (taxes) taken in by Walter Crockett from William Sayers to the head of Holston River. 
    • Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 94.
    Public Office 1772  Fincastle Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In early Virginia, the only recognized divisions in their counties were militia companies/districts. Each militia company had a least one man chosen to act as constable within the precincts of the company. Phipps was a constable in Captain Crockett's Company on Reed Creek near present-day Wytheville. 
    • Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 97.
    Court Minutes 11 Jun 1779  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Evidence was reported to the Montgomery County Court that "on Saturday, the 5th of June, a party of Tories came to the house of William Phipps [present Wythe County], and fired four guns into the house, two through the door and two through the roof. They set the house on fire. 
    • Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 139.
    Land Grant 5 Oct 1779  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A certificate is granted to William Phipps for obtaining 50 acres of land under the King of Great Britain's Proclamation of 1763 for services as a Corporal in French and Indian War. 
    • (1) F. B. Kegley. Kegley's Virginia Frontier: the beginning of the Southwest, the Roanoke of Colonial Days, 1740-1783 (Roanoke, VA: The Southwest Virginia Historical Society, 1938), 274. (2) Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol I, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1980), 78.
    Property, Real 1782  Fincastle Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Phipps, 190 acres on Reed Creek surveyed, granted 1792. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 202.
    Property, Real 2 Dec 1782  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Michael Stiffee [Steffey], assignee of Michael Weaver, assignee of William Fips [Phipps], Commissioner's certificate, 400 acres on headwaters of South Fork of Reed Creek. [Commissioner's Certificate Book, page 104, survey for Weaver, 1775, settled 1768.] The warrants were often assigned (sold or traded) by the person who actually served in the military or the person who was entitled to the particular warrant. The last person mentioned in the assignment was the original owner of the warrant or certificate and not necessarily a resident or owner of the land which was later surveyed. The entry was a request to the county surveyor to come to the property in question and lay off the boundaries of the tract by metes and bounds in order that a land grant might be obtained. Most entries were based on some kind of official warrant--state, preemption, military (for the French and Indian War) or governor's (sometimes called Lord Dunmore's or his Lordship's warrant)--though in some cases they were based on a Commissioner's certificate. [Montgomery County, VA Entry Book A-180] 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol II, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1982), 81, 109.
    Property, Real 26 Jan 1783  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Phipps, Commissioner's certificate, 190 acres on Reed Creek. [Commissioner's Certificate Book, page 235, 190 acres Reed Creek settled 1768] The warrants were often assigned (sold or traded) by the person who actually served in the military or the person who was entitled to the particular warrant. The last person mentioned in the assignment was the original owner of the warrant or certificate and not necessarily a resident or owner of the land which was later surveyed. [Montgomery County, VA Entry Book A-200] 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol II, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1982), 88, 118.
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 6 Oct 1784  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Finley, treasury warrant of 500 acres, in 1782 entered 150 acres joining his patent land and the land of William Phipps and Jehu Stephens. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol III, Part 1, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1805 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1995), 24. [Originial Montgomery County Entry Book B-162]
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 4 Jun 1785  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Finley--93 acres on south side of Reed Creek adjacent to his patent land and land of William Phipps. 
    • Virginia. Montgomery County. Survey Book D-511. Netti Schreiner-Yantis, trans. Montgomery County, Virginia-Circa 1790: a comprehensive study – including the 1789 tax lists, abstracts of over 800 land surveys & data concerning migration (Springfield, Va.: N. Schreiner-Yantis, 1972), 63.
    Military 24 Aug 1786  Southwest Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lieutenant, Capt. Findley's Company. 
    • Lewis Preston Summers. Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 (Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1996, 1929), 814.
    Tax Records 1787  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Personal Property Tax List B. District of David McGavock, Commissioner. Horses, mares, colts & mules: 6, Cattle: 10. 
    • Netti Schreiner-Yantis, et. al, comp. The 1787 Census of Virginia Vol. 1 (Springfield, VA: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), 441.
    Tax Records 31 Mar 1789  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List B: Person charged with taxes: William Phipps; White males over 21 years: William Phipps; white males 16 to 21 years: 0; Slaves: 0; Horses: 6. 
    • Netti Schreiner-Yantis, trans. Montgomery County, Virginia-Circa 1790: a comprehensive study – including the 1789 tax lists, abstracts of over 800 land surveys & data concerning migration (Springfield, Va.: N. Schreiner-Yantis, 1972), 24, 92. NOTE: Prior to 1786 taxes were collected at an office set up for the residents to bring in a list of their taxable property. [William Walter Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia Vol 11 (Richmond: Printed by and for Samuel Pleasants, junior, printer to the commonwealth, 1809-23), 114] In 1786, Virginia Assembly passed an act providing for a tax commissioner to go from house to house collecting the lists and requiring taxpayers to swear under oath as to the accuracy of the lists. [W. W. Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia Vol 12 (Richmond: Printed by and for Samuel Pleasants, junior, printer to the commonwealth, 1809-23), 246]
    Key to 1789 Tax Lists, Montgomery Co, Virginia
    Key to 1789 Tax Lists, Montgomery Co, Virginia
    Tax List "B" recorded locations on both sides of Reed Creek, a tributary of the New River in southwest Virginia.
    Census 1790  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Friends, Acquaintances, Neighbors 1790  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jonas Fortney enters 25 acres, adjoining Daniel Wysley [Wiseley], James Finley, and William Phipps. James Finley enters 7 acres adjoining William Phipps and said Finley's old patent line on the south and to include head of "Cole Pitt" Hollow... 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 204. (Original Wythe County Entry Book 1, 1790-1793]
    Witness 23 Feb 1790  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George and William Phipps, along with James Finley witnessed the Last Will & Testament of Henry Helvey. Will probated 8 May 1792. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 273. [Original Wythe County Will Book 1, p 19]
    Tax Records 1793  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Phipps was listed on Tax list C in Capt James Finley's district. 
    • Netti Schreiner-Yantis, trans. Montgomery County, Virginia-Circa 1790: a comprehensive study – including the 1789 tax lists, abstracts of over 800 land surveys & data concerning migration (Springfield, Va.: N. Schreiner-Yantis, 1972), 92.
    Tax Records 1795  Grayson Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Phipps was on the tax list. 
    • Netti Schreiner-Yantis, trans. Montgomery County, Virginia-Circa 1790: a comprehensive study – including the 1789 tax lists, abstracts of over 800 land surveys & data concerning migration (Springfield, Va.: N. Schreiner-Yantis, 1972), 92.
    Witness 23 Jul 1799  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Phipps and his wife, Rebekah were witnesses to the Will of James Finley Sr. [Will proved Aug 1802]. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 262. [Original Wythe County Will Book 1, p 220]
    Census 1800  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Petition Dec 1804  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Phipps signed a petition protesting the obstruction of a dam erected by Andrew and James Crockett at their ironworks on Reed Creek and requested that they be compelled to erect a slope "in such a manner as shall be sufficient to admit the passage of the fish." Witnesses claimed that since the erection of the dam "has never been worth a man's time to go a-fishing" because they have never seen a catfish since then and fish were very scarce. Others who signed were Edward Murphey, William Phipps Sr, George Myers, Peter Myers Sr, Peter Myers Jr, Frederick Myers, and John Myers. 
    • Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol II, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1800 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 1982), 374-375.
    Census 1810  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 287. 
    • The United States of America. Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. Third Census of the United States, 1810. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1810. (NARA microfilm M252 roll 71)
    1810 Census for Wythe County, Virginia, Sheet 287
    1810 Census for Wythe County, Virginia, Sheet 287
    --Willliam Phipps--Free white males 26-44: 2; Free white males 45+: 1; Free white females 10-15: 1; Free white females 45+: 1; No. household members under 16: 1; No. household members over 25: 4; Total household members: 5
    Died Aug 1818  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 13 Aug 1818  Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Virginia. Wythe County. Will Book (1810-1822) 2-255, 13 Aug 1818, Last Will & Testament for William Phipps; 2-360, 15 Aug 1818, Inventory and Appraisement for William Phipps, recorded 11 Sep 1821. (2) Mary B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters; Vol V, The New River of Virginia in Pioneer Days, 1745-1820 (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books, 2004), 180.
    Probate of the William Phipps Estate
    Probate of the William Phipps Estate
    Buried William Phipps Family Cemetery, Wytheville, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35518  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2021 

    Father Joseph Phipps, III,   b. 26 Feb 1700, Uwchlan twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1772, Botetourt Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Webb,   b. ca 1706, Uwchlan twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1761, Botetourt Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married ca 1726  Chester Co, Pennyslvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Kendrick,   b. ca 1745, Washington Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1815, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married ca 1771  Montgomery Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Phipps,   b. ca 1771, Montgomery Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Phipps,   b. ca 1774, Montgomery Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jacob Phipps,   b. ca 1777, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1859, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +4. James Jasper Phipps,   b. ca 1779, Wythe Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1851, Manchester, Clay Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +5. Jasper Phipps,   b. ca 1779, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Smyth Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. William Phipps, Jr.,   b. ca 1781, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1857, Montgomery Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     7. John Phipps,   b. ca 1783, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Isaac Phipps,   b. ca 1784, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Mary Phipps,   b. ca 1785, Wythe Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F13656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1745 - Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - A petition came from the western settlers asking that "there may be alterations and amendments made on the old road leading from Captain Ingles' Ferry to James Davis's at the head of the Holstein River. William Phipps was one of the signers of the petition. - 1768 - Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - In the fall of 1768 and the spring of 1769, William Preston surveyed numerous tracts the land in the Western Waters area of Virginia. Lists of the surveys made by Preston can be found in the Preston Family of Virginia Papers at the Library of Congress, noted as Memoranda of Surveys, Item #581. Other lists of surveys made by the Loyal Company can be found in the Augusta County Chancery Suit file N.S. 183 and in the Loyal Company papers at the Archives of the Virginia State Library. William Phipps was on the lists as getting 190 acres on Reed Creek from a grant dated 7 Apr 1769. - 1769 - Augusta Co, Virginia, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - William Phipps was on the tax list. - 1795 - Grayson Co, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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