George S. Piper

Brief Life History of George S.

When George S. Piper was born on 16 July 1828, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Piper, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Smith, was 22. He married Margarette J. Morrison on 4 March 1856, in Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 July 1886, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 57.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know George S.? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George S. Piper
Margarette J. Morrison
Marriage: 4 March 1856
William Samuel Piper
George L Piper
Robert Columbus Piper
Benjamin Farmer Piper
John Argyle Piper
Edward Taylor Piper
Sarah Alice Piper

Sources (19)

  • George Piper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George S Piper`, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Piper, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

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.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, sometimes a paid town musician.

English: sometimes a variant of Peppard .

English: perhaps occasionally an occupational name from late Middle English piper ‘repairer or layer of pipes; plumber’.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Samuel Piper from the History of Greene County, Missouri 1883-Page 913

Mr. Piper was born October 11, 1802, in Washington County, Virginia, where he grew to manhood and received his education. He was married to Miss Sarah Smith, of his native county. She was of German …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.