William Lipsey born 1808 KY died 1881 Wise Co., TX married
Mary H. Francis born abt 1805 KY died ?? possibley in route between Arkansas and TX agout 1870 /1880
William was said to have been 1/4 french. Could the French ancestors may have had American Indian.
Birth date of 19 Apr 1808 by Addie Ruth Green
Information from Census. The Frances family was living in Wayne Co, Ky in 1830 when the Lipsey family was there too. 1840
CENSUS: 1830 Indiana, Morgan County.
CENSUS: 1840 Indiana, Johnson County.
CENSUS: 1850 Illinois, Shelby County.
Lipsey, William 42 Farmer born Kentucy,
Mary 43 born Kentucky,
Letty 18 born Indiana,
Jerusha 14 born Indiana,
John 17 born Indiana,
Elander 12 born Indiana,
Samuel 10 born Indiana,
Sarah 9 born Indiana,
Lucinda 2 born Indiana
Saraia 5 born Indiana (Mary H.)
CENSUS: 1855 Illinois, Shelby County.
CENSUS: 1860 Texas, Wise County, Decatur P.O..
Lipsey, William 52 farmer born Kentucky,
Mary 54 Born Kentucky,
Rebecca E 22 born Indiana,
Samuel F. 20 born Indiana,
Sarah L. 19 born Indiana,
Margaret A. 16 born Indiana,
Mary H. 14 born Indiana,
Harriett L. 12 born Indiana.
A descendant says that William and Mary had a son Thomas in Missouri. I believe this Thomas is from a different William.
CENSUS: 1870 Arkansas, Sebastian Co. Lipsey William 62 born Kentucky, Mary 63 born Kentucky, Lucinda 16 born Indiana.
Living in Sabastian County we also find William's son.
CENSUS: 1870 Arkansas, Sebastian County.
Lipsey, Samuel 30 Farmer born Indiana,
Mary 25 born Illinois,
William 6 born Texas,
Thomas 3 born Texas.
CENSUS: 1880 Illinois, Fayette County, Wheatland Township.
Lipsey S. F. 39 Farmer born Ill (Indiana/--) ,
M. 37 Illinois (---/Ill) ,
William 17 Texas,
Thomas 11 Texas,
John 9 Texas,
R.S. 7 daughter Missouri,
Est 6 daughter Illinois .
He moved back to Illinois is there in the 1880 Census.
CENSUS: 1880 Texas, Wise Co
William in household of Thomas Davenport and Sarah (Lipsey) Lipsey, William, son of John and Angelletta
was born in Pulaski/Lincoln County, Kentucky on 18 April 1808.
In 1829, at the age of 21 years, he paid tax for himself and his horse in
Wayne County, Kentucky.
MARRIAGE: certificate from State of Indiana Morgan County.
On 12 January 1830 William and Mary (Polly) Francis were married in Morgan County, Indiana. It is not known if William had known Mary in Kentucky and followed her with her family in the migration to Indiana. There were Francis in Wayne County area of Kentucky before this time. Mary's father could have been Samuel Francis but this has not been totally proven.
In the Wise County, Texas History Book, Page 154, "Between 1855 and 1860 many families from Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia settled within a three mile radius of old Odessa site. After the post office closed the area became known as Huff Valley. Later the name was changed to Sueville, in honor of Sue Gary." " August 17, 1855, a covered wagon caravan from Salem, Marion County, Illinois arrived in Odessa, Wise County." It is possible that our ancestors were among this group but no Lipseys or Francis were remembered by the county history writers. When the war came William's son, Samuel enlisted in the Confederate Army in Dallas with his horse and equipment.
From Anna Lee Gresham.
CENSUS: 1870 Arkansas; Sebastian Co.
Found as Wm Lipsey 62 Ky, Mary 63 Ky, Lucinda 16 F Indiana.
CENSUS: 1880 Texas; Wise Co.
William in household with Thomas and Sarah Lipsey Davenport.
CENSUS: 1900 Illinois, Fayette County, Vadalia Township.
Lipsey Thomas Apr 1853, 47 married 19 years born Illinois, parents born ILL/ILL Nancy Jane born Mar 1855 , 45, 6 children / 6 living, born Ill ( Ohio/Ohio); Minor E. April 1883, 17, Ill;
Edna Earl Nov 1884, 15, Ill;
William O. July 1886, 13, Ill;
John W. Feb 1890, 10, Ill;
Benjamin F. June 1892, 7, Ill;
Clarence B. Sept 1895, 4, Illinois.
C. Furgeson says he was told that Thomas is son of William and Mary Lipsey but does not show up on the 1850, 1860 or 1870 census with them.
Names that appear on a Petition for Protection from Indiana, Wise County, Texas 27 July 1866, Among the names, S.F. Lipsey, William Lipsey, T.G. Birdwell.
Karen Bowman, Howard Davenport.
Wise County Texas History Vol 2 page 212-213
William and Ludinca (William's youngest) were living with his son in law Thomas Davenport and Sarah Lipsey Davenport when William died.
OBITUARY OF WILLIAM LIPSEY
Another Servant of God has quit the walks of men and gone to rest. William Lipsey was born in Lincoln County, Ky. Apr. 18, 1808 and married to wife Mary Polly Frances, Jan 12, 1830, joined the M.E. Church as a seeker in 1834, was converted to God and remained a member of the M.E. Church until 1855 when he moved to Texas. He then joined the M.E. Church South and remained a consistent member of the same until the sermons of death came Nov. 30 1881. He was very willing and _______. He had set his house in order and gave directions concerning his bones and quietly and peacefully lapsed to the spirit land.
B. W. Lipsey was widely known throughout this county and was loved by all who knew him. The church sustained a great loss in his death and that voice that was so often heard to sing the praises of God will be heard no more on earth. He was a good man always ready to work for his Heavenly Master. He loved the Church and was always ready to defend his doctrine. He bore his sufferings with great fortitude and patience. When asked by the writer a short time before he died if he was still trusting in the Promises of God, he said he was still trusting and _____ had nothing to fear. He was very free to talk on the subject of death and always expressed himself as being ready to go. He leaves many children and grandchildren to mourn his loss but their loss is his eternal gain. May God richest blessings rest upon them all and may they meet their Father and grandfather in heaven where parting will be no more. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord God from thence fourth they shall rest from their labors and their works do follow them. ---Jas. A Smith. (James A Smith)
The Obituary is from Charles Ferguson who received it from Howard Davenport, a descendent of Sarah and Thomas Davenport.
This is one brance of The Texas Lipsey's Mary H. and William Lipsey were my great grandparents.
Mary Lafferty Wilson
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