Alexander Phipps

MaleMay 1830–17 March 1907

Brief Life History 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 35. He married Celia Austin about 1850, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Precinct 9 Red River, Morgan, Kentucky, United States in 1880. 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–

Sources (12)

  • Ellis Phipps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Phipps - birth: 1830; North Carolina, United States
  • Alexander Phipps, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (9)

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    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: from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Philip , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    History: The Phipps family, which holds the titles of marquess of Normandy and earl of Mulgrave, are descended from Constantine Phipps (1656–1723), who was lord chancellor of Ireland. A cousin with a different background, Sir William Phip(p)s (1651–95), was born in ME, where his parents had emigrated. Originally a ship's carpenter, he rose to become royal governor of MA.

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

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