Alexander Phipps

May 1830–17 March 1907 (Age 76)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Phipps was born in May 1830, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Phipps, was 35 and his mother, Rachel Burnie, was 34. He married Celia Austin about 1850, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 17 March 1907, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Buskirk, Morgan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Phipps
1830–1907
Celia Austin
1836–1904
Marriage: about 1850
George Washington Phipps
1851–1903
Austin H Phipps
1868–

Spouse and Children

    Male1830–1907Male

    Celia Austin

    Female1836–1904Female

MARRIAGE
about 1850
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
children

(2)

    George Washington Phipps

    Male1851–1903Male

    Austin H Phipps

    Male1868–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1795–1880Male

    Rachel Burnie

    Female1796–Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 20

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 23

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a reduced form of Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Phipps, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexandria Phipps, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alex Phips in household of Benjamin Phips, "United States Census, 1850"

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