James Henry Philpott

May 1831–
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Philpott was born in May 1831, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, John Wrenn Philpott, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Dillion, was 36. He married Letitia Ramsey on 24 September 1865, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Horse Pasture, Henry, Virginia, United States for about 20 years.

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James Henry Philpott
Letitia Ramsey
Marriage: 24 September 1865
Elvira Philpott
Thomas Wrenn Philpott
Robert Philpott
Charles William Philpott
James Henry Philpott
Billie Philpott
Lucy Mat Philpott
John Tony Philpot
Edward Morris Philpott

Spouse and Children

24 September 1865
Franklin, Virginia, United States


    Elvira Philpott


    Thomas Wrenn Philpott


    Robert Philpott




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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 31

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Philpot .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Philpott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Philpott in household of John T Philpott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Phillpot, "United States Census, 1900"

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