U.S. States: Virginia: Wise County
At the first general election held for the County of Wise on the fourth Thursday in May,1856. Morgan T. Lipps was elected Clerk of the county and Circuit Court.He was also a well known Primitive Baptist Minister for the Big Glades Church he arrived at the church from Tennessee as early as 1835.The last time he signed the church book was on the first Saturday of January 1869. He was pastor of this church and others until his death on 9-22-1894. He died in his native state of TN while on a visit to his son Jacob W. Lipps. Elder Lipps voted in the first presidential election held in Wise in the year 1856. He voted Democratic.
The war between the states
Elder Lipps was living about one mile west of the town of Gladeville at the place known as the "Wells Place". On the afternoon of June 1,1862 he bridled and saddled his horse and with short sleeves rode over to Gladeville to a blacksmith's shop to have his horse shod, he was riding back home when he was captured by Federal Troops.He was taken to Pikeville,then later to Louisa.He was released 3 months later.After his release he was appointed commonwealth attorney.
A son of Lipps, Jonas A.Lipps was mustered in at Gladeville under the command of Capt.Salyers. He was taken prisoner at Spottsylvania Court House a Federal Soldier thrust a bayonet at him he dodged and it jabbed into his arm. He shoved the soldier back far enough to draw the bayonet from his arm, thrust it at the soldier, killing him.The Federal Officer in charge saw what had happened and afterwards remarked "Captian Lipps you served him right".This book has a small photo of Morgan in it.As of now I can't find anything on the others sorry! and I hope this all helps. Pam