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From: "Beverly L. Yeager" <>
Subject: [LIPFORD] William A. Lipford
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:12:34 -0400


Chapter 17

William A. Lipford, son of Amos Lipford and Mary E. Graves



William A. Lipford, son of Amos Lipford and Mary E. Graves, grandson of
John Traylor Lipford, was

born 1835-1836 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He married Mary Ann "Mattie"
Dickerson, daughter of

Cain G. Dickerson and Sarah Nash, on 10 October 1857 in Charlotte County,
Virginia. Mary Ann "Mattie" Dickerson, daughter of Cain G. Dickerson and
Sarah Nash, was born 1837-1840 in Charlotte County, Virginia and died
1900-1910 in Mecklenburg or Charlotte County, Virginia. William was an
Overseer and served in the Civil War. He died 1861-1862 in Richmond,
Virginia.



1850 census, Charlotte County, Virginia, taken September 11, 1850

Amos Lipford, age 49

Mary Lipford, age 47

John Lipford, age 16

*William Lipford, age 14, born Buckingham County, VA

Thomas Lipford, age, age 10

Martha E.Lipford, age 7

Sarah E.Lipford, age 2.

1860 census of Wylliesburg in Charlotte County, Virginia, page 237

William Lipford (William A. Lipford), age 25, born in Buckingham County, VA,
Occupation: Overseer

Mary A. Lipford (Mary Ann Dickerson Lipford), age 23, born in Charlotte
County, VA

William E. Lipford, son, age 2, born in Charlotte County, VA (should be
William A.)

Mary P. Lipford, daughter, age 1/12, born June 1860 in Charlotte County, VA
(should be Mary F.).

1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Charlotte County, Virginia

Number-Age-Gender-Color-Owner-Other Questions-County

"1, age 10, Female, Black, Wm Lipford, Not Stated, Charlotte, Virginia"

William A. Lipford was in the Civil War.

William A. Lipford - Co. G, 56th Va. Infantry

Private

William enlisted July 12, 1861 in Charlotte County, VA.

Present July 26 through October 31, 1861.

On November 1, 1861 he was absent.

In the fall of 1861 he was at Camp Lee in Richmond, Virginia.



William A. Lipford died 1861-1862 in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil
War.

A lot of men there died of measles that Fall. (Source: Raymond Lipford,
member of the Sons of

Confederate Veterans)

The 56th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September
1861, with men from Louisa, Mecklenburg, Buckingham, Nelson, and Charlotte
counties. It moved to Tennessee and attached to Floyd's Brigade was captured
in the fight at Fort Donelson. After being exchanged, the unit returned to
Virginia and was assigned to Pickett's, Garnett's, and Hunton's Brigade,
Army of Northern Virginia. It fought with the army from the Seven Days'
Battles to Cold Harbor except when it served under Longstreet at Suffolk.
The 56th then endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches north and
south of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. In June, 1862, it
contained 466 effectives and reported 100 casualties during the Seven Days'
Battles. This regiment carried only 40 men into action at Sharpsburg and 8
were wounded. Of the 289 engaged at Gettysburg, more than sixty-five percent
were disabled. Many were captured at Sayler's Creek, and only 3 officers and
26 men surrendered on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels
William E. Green, Philip P. Slaughter, and William D. Stuart; Lieutenant
Colonel Timoleon Smith; and Major John B. McPhail. (Source:
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/)



William A. Lipford's widow Mary Ann Dickerson Lipford and her three children
were living with her

parents in the 1870 census. Their last name was listed as Dickerson rather
than Lipford:

1870 census Charlotte County, Virginia

Cain G. Dickerson, age 55, Farmer

Sarah Dickerson, age 52, Keeping House

Mary Dickerson, age 30 (Mary Ann Dickerson Lipford) Without Occupation (Line
was drawn through "Without Occupation" written on the census)

Willis Dickerson, age 11 (William Lipford)

Mary Dickerson, age 10 (Mary Lipford)

Robert Dickerson, age 8 (Robert Lipford)

(Source: Ancestry.com, Image #21, visit #156)

Charlotte County VA Marriages 1854-1899, Reel #11, #44

Fountain M. White married Mary A. Lipford on May 3, 1880 in Charlotte
County, Virginia.

He was a farmer, no age listed. She was 42. They were married by Abel
Davis.

1880 Census Charlotte County, VA:

Fountain White, age 33, Farmer

Mary White, age 40, married within the year (Mary Ann "Mattie" Dickerson
Lipford White)

Mary's children were living with her parents when she re-married in 1880.
Their last name was

spelled Lipfort:

1880 United States Federal Census, Bacon, Charlotte, Virginia

Household Members: Name Age

C. G. Dickerson, age 65

Sarah Dickerson, age 63

Cain Dickerson, age 36

John Dickerson, age 33

Clemance Dickerson, age 29

Sarah Dickerson, age 29

Pleasant Dickerson, age 27

Nathan Dickerson, age 25

Paul Dickerson, age 21

Nancy Dickerson, age 20

William Lipfort, age 21, Grandchild, Works on Farm

Mary Lipfort, age 20, Grandchild, At home

Robert Lipfort, age 18, Grandchild, Works on Farm

Daniel Nash, age 61

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary A White

Home in 1900: Gregory's Store, Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Age: 62

Birth Date: Nov 1837

Birthplace: Virginia

Race: White

Gender: Female

Relationship to Head of House: Wife

Father's Birthplace: Virginia

Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

Mother: number of living children: 3

Mother: How many children: 3

Spouse's name: Fountain M

Marriage Year: 1882

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 18

Residence: Bluestone District, (Gregory's Store Precinct), Mecklenburg,
Virginia

Household Members: Name Age

Fountain M White, age 53, Farmer

Mary A White, age 62

Mary Ann Dickerson Lipford White died between 1900 and 1910 in Mecklenburg
or Charlotte County,

Virginia.



1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Fountain M White

Age in 1910: 64

Estimated birth year: abt 1846

Birthplace: Virginia

Relation to Head of House: Head

Father's Birth Place: Virginia

Mother's Birth Place: Virginia

Home in 1910: Bacon, Charlotte, Virginia

Marital Status: Widowed

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

Fountain M White, age 64, Farmer

Children of William A Lipford and Mary Ann "Mattie" Dickerson:

1. William Edward "Will" Lipford, born Oct 1858 in Charlotte County,
Virginia; died 08 Jan 1909 Danville, Virginia; married Rosa Lee Wilkerson 19
Aug 1888 Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Rosa Lee Wilkerson, daughter of
James G. (Jim) Wilkerson and Sallie Vaughan, was born Oct 1873 in
Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia and died 16 Sep 1922 in Danville,
Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

1860 census: Wylliesburg, Charlotte County, Virginia, William E.
Lipford, son, age 2, born in Charlotte County, VA (should be William A.).

1870 census: Charlotte Co. Virginia, Willis Dickerson, age 11, born VA
(William Lipford).

1880 census: Bacon, Charlotte, Virginia, William Lipfort, age 21, born
VA, Grandchild, Works on Farm.

Mecklenburg County, VA Marriages, Library of Virginia Reel #31, Line
#33, August 19, 1888, W. E. Lipford White Male age 27 Single Farmer, Born
Charlotte County, VA, Parents: William and Mattie Lipford, to Rosa Lee
Wilkerson White Female age 27 Single, Born Mecklenburg County, VA, Parents:
James and Sallie Wilkerson, Both living in Mecklenburg County, VA, Marriage
by J. H. Newbill (Source: Raymond Lipford).

1900 census, Redbank, Halifax County, VA, W. E. Lipford age 39, born
Oct 1858 VA, married 13 years, Laborer, Mill (3 children listed).

Obituary: Danville Newspaper, City of Danville, VA, Jan 10, 1909, page
2: DEATH OF MR. LIPFORD, Passes Away After Short Illness at Home on
Colquohoun Street: Mr. William E. Lipford died suddenly Friday at about
.... p.m. at his home on Colquohoun Street following a stroke of paralysis
suffered earlier in the night. The deceased was about 51 years of age, and
was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He
was born in Halifax County and has lived here for the past seven years,
having been employed by the American Tobacco Company. Mr. Lipford leaves a
wife and three children. The funeral services will be conducted from the
residence this afternoon. Rev. L. W. Guyer, pastor of the Cabell St.
Memorial Church will officiate and interment will be made in Greenhill
Cemetery. (Source: Raymond Lipford).

Greenhill Cemetery Burial Records, Danville, Virginia, Lot W 20,
Lippard, William E., 57 years, Birth not Given, Death: Jan 10, 1909, Lippard
Square, Greenhill Cemetery. (Source: Raymond Lipford).

1910 census: Pittsylvania County, VA, Danville Ward 1, Rosa, age 37,
married 2 times, married 1 year, 3 children, 3 living (Rosa Lee Wilkerson
Lipford), married to John L. Wells, age 45, married 2 times, married 1 year,
born VA.

1920 census: Danville, VA, Danville Ward 1, Rosa Wells, age 48, born
VA.

Obituary: The Danville Register, Danville, Virginia, Sunday, September
17, 1922, page 3

MRS. ROSA LEE WELLS DIES: Mrs. Rosa Lee Wells, 48 years of age, died
yesterday afternoon at her home, 626 Colquhoun Street. The funeral will be
held sometime Monday afternoon. Deceased is survived by her husband and one
son, Eddie Lipford, of Newport News, Va.

Obituary: The Danville Register, Danville, Virginia, Wednesday,
September 20, 1922, page 5

FUNERAL OF MRS. WELLS: The funeral of Mrs. Rosa T. Wells who died on
Saturday at her home 626 Colquhoun Street was held from the home yesterday
afternoon by Rev. M. W. Royall and Rev. J. C. Holnad. Interment was made in
Green Hill Cemetery. The pall bearers were S. E. Wells, J. L. Wells, C. H.
Wells, W. C. Wells, W. E. Lipford and Charlie Wells. The flower bearers
were Mrs. Earnest Westbrooke, Miss Lela Jones, Miss Annie Jones, Mrs. Pearl
Didgeway and Mrs. I. B. Mangum.

Death Certificate: Rosa Wilkerson Lipford Wells, Cause of death: Heart
Disease (died suddenly)

Age: 48 years, 5 months, 1 day.

Children:

a. Archibald Archer "Archie" Lipford, born Jan 1888 in Halifax County, VA;
died 03 Jul 1911 Pittsylvania

County, VA; buried 04 July 1911 Greenhill Cemetery, Danville, Virginia.

b. Fleda Augusta Lipford, born Feb 1889 in Halifax County, VA; died 25 Nov
1920 Danville, Pittsylvania

County, VA; married Whit Carlos Wells; buried 26 Nov 1920 Greenhill
Cemetery, Danville, Virginia.

c. William Edward "Eddie" Lipford, born 19 May 1893 Mecklenburg County, VA;
died 01 March 1955

Newport News, Warwick county, VA; married (1) Jessie Maud Welch 03 Jun 1914
Danville, VA; married (2) Flora Elizabeth "Zell" Dixe 07 Jan 1921 Danville,
VA.



2. Mary Florence Lipford, born 26 April 1861 in Charlotte County, Virginia;
died 10 Oct 1930 Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia; married James Calvin
Roberts 03 Nov 1880 Charlotte County, Virginia. James Calvin Roberts, son
of Robert Sydnor Roberts and Martha Jane Crute, was born 29 Jun 1854 in
Charlotte County, Virginia and died 20 Nov 1915 in Bacon, Charlotte County,
Virginia.

1860 census: Wylliesburg, Charlotte County, Virginia, Mary P. Lipford,
daughter, age 1/12, born June 1860 in Charlotte County, Virginia
(should be Mary F.).

1870 census: Charlotte County, Virginia, Mary Dickerson, age 10, born
VA (Mary Lipford).

1880 census: Bacon, Charlotte, Virginia, Mary Lipfort, age 20, born VA,
Grandchild, At Home.

Charlotte County VA Marriages 1854-1899, Library of VA Reel #11, Nov 3,
1880, James C. Roberts, age 25, Farmer, born Charlotte County, VA, Parents:
R. S. and M. J. Roberts, Mary F. Lipford, age 20, born Charlotte County, VA,
Parents: W. A. and M. A. Lipford, Marriage by Thos. W. Green (Source:
Raymond Lipford).

1900 census: Bacon, Charlotte County, Virginia, Florence P. Roberts,
age 35, born Mar 1865 VA, married 30 years (should be 20 years), 2 children,
2 living.

1910 census: Bacon, Charlotte County, Virginia, Florence M. Roberts,
age 46, born VA, 2 children, 1 living.

Death certificate: James Calvin Roberts, Place: Bacon, Charlotte
County, VA, Date of Death: Nov 20, 1915, Age: 61 years, 4 mos, 22 days,
Certificate #30709 Registered #31, Signed: Dr. C. H. Saunders, Informant: V.
Pela McKinney (daughter), Burial: Novmber 22, 1915, Red Oak, Charlotte
County, VA

(Source: Raymond Lipford).

1920 Census: Roanoke, Halifax County, Virginia, Florence Roberts, age
56, born VA, widow, Grandmother (living with granddaughter Bonnie Roberts
McKinney and family).

1930 census: Richmond, Independent City, Henrico County, VA, Mary L.
Roberts, age 69, born VA, widow (Mary Frances Lipford Roberts), living
with her daughter Virginia Pela/Pelar Roberts and family.

Death Certificate of Mary Florence Lipford Roberts, Place: Richmond,
Henrico County, VA, Date of Death: Oct 10, 1930, Time: 11 P.M., Age 69,
Certificate #23451 Registered #2102, Signed: Dr. H. B. Bulloth, Informant:
Mrs. Va. Connell (daughter), Burial: October 12, 1930, Red Oak, Charlotte
County, VA

(Source: Raymond Lipford).

Obituary: Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA, Date: October 11,
1930, Page 2: Roberts Died at the residence of her daughter. 14 South
Brunswick Street. Mary F. Roberts, in the 70th year of her age. She is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Connell, Jr. ten grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Funeral notice later. (Source: Raymond Lipford).

Children:

a. Pearl Roberts, born June 1879 in Bacon, Charlotte County, VA; died about
1901 Bacon, Charlotte County, VA; married George Jeffress McKinney 28 Nov
1900 Charlotte County, VA.

b. Virginia Pela/Pelar Roberts, born 01 Oct 1886 in Bacon, Charlotte
County, VA; died about 11 Oct 1930 in Richmond, VA; married (1) George
Jeffress McKinney 10 Nov 1902 Charlotte County, VA; married (2) William
Henry Connell, Jr. 15 Dec 1917 Charlotte County, VA.



3. Robert Dennis Lipford, born 12 Apr 1862 Charlotte County, Virginia; died
11 Nov 1946 Glenwood, Black Walnut District, Halifax County, Virginia;
married Nannie Frances "Fannie" Wilkerson 29 Apr 1891 Halifax County,
Virginia. Nannie Frances (Fannie) Wilkerson, daughter of Obediah F.
Wilkerson and Parthins Lowery, was born 16 Sep 1869 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia and died 23 Feb 1946 in Glenwood, Black Walnut District, Halifax
County, Virginia.

1870 census: Charlotte County, Virginia, Robert Dickerson, age 8, born
VA (Robert Lipford).

1880 census: Bacon, Charlotte, Virginia, Robert Lipfort, age 18, born
VA, Grandchild, Works on Farm.

1900 census: Bluestone District, Gregory's Store Precinct, Mecklenburg
County, VA, Robert D. Lipford, age 38, born April 1862, VA, married 10
years, Farmer.

1910 census: Bacon, Charlotte County, VA, Robert D. Lipford, age 47,
born VA, married 19 years, Farmer, General Farming (9 children listed).

1920 census: Black Walnut, Halifax County, VA, Robert D. Lipford, age
56, born VA, Farmer, General Farm.

1930 census: Black Walnut, Halifax County, VA, Robert D. Lipford age
67, born VA, married at age 29, Farmer, General Farm.

The Halifax Gazette, South Boston, Halifax County, VA, November 14,
1946, Page 7, Funeral Rites Held for Robert Lipford: Funeral services for
Robert Dennis Lipford, aged resident of the Glenwood church community in
Charlotte County, were held Tuesday and interment was made in the church
cemetery.

Deceased was born 1863 and was a prominent farmer of the community where he
was reared and educated in the Charlotte county schools. He is survived by
six sons and three daughters, his wife having preceded him to the grave
several years ago. Surviving sons are R. A. Lipford of South Boston, G. D.
Lipford of Petersburg, C. T. Lipford of Alton, Wilson Lipford of Omega, W.
O. Lipford and H. E. Lipford of Raleigh, NC. Also three daughters, Mrs.
Zelma Gravitt of South Boston, Mrs. J. H. Gordon of Alton, Mrs. W. A.
Gardner of Troy, NY. The deceased was a member of the Glenwood Methodist
Church.

(Source: Raymond Lipford).

Both Robert and his wife are buried at Glenwood United Methodist
Church, Hwy. 58 W, between South Boston and Turbeville, Virginia. (Source:
Raymond Lipford).

Children:

a. Hunter M. Lipford, born 28 Jan 1892 Mecklenburg County, VA; died 03 Nov
1892 Mecklenburg

County, VA.

b. Grayson Dennis Lipford, born 16 Aug 1893 Mecklenburg County, VA; died 08
Mar 1971 Matoaca,

Chesterfield County, VA; married Saluda Frances "Fannie" Moore 04 Dec 1911
Mecklenburg County, VA.

c. Charles Franklin "Charlie" Lipford, born 27 Oct 1895 Mecklenburg County,
VA; died 19 Feb 1960 South Boston, Halifax County, VA; married Annie Betty
"Bet" Smart about 1917.

d. Herbert Elmer Lipford, born 27 Sep 1897 Charlotte or Mecklenburg Co. VA;
died 11 Jun 1970 Raleigh, Wake County, NC; married Katherine C. "Kate"
Purcell 11 Jun 1925 Danville, VA.

e. Lula Estelle Lipford, born 30 Apr 1899 Mecklenburg County, VA; died 20
Nov 1978 Clarksville,

Mecklenburg Co. VA; married (1) John O'Ferrel Powell; married (2) W. A.
Gardner; married (3) William B.

Wyatt, Jr. after 1930.

f. Wilson Obery Lipford, born 27 May 1901 Charlotte County, VA; died 06 May
1990 South Boston,

Halifax County, VA; married Sallie Ann Morris 18 Apr 1923 Halifax County,
VA.

g. Robert Albert "Bob" Lipford, born 26 Nov 1902 Halifax or Charlotte Co.
VA; died 04 Sep 1982 South Boston, Halifax Co. VA; married Edna Earle Blanks
14 Nov 1927 Cluster Springs, Halifax County, VA

h. Virginia A. Lipford, born 02 Jul 1904 Charlotte County, VA; died 30 Oct
1985 South Boston, Halifax

County, VA; married James Herbert Gordon about 1924.

i. William Obediah "Pete" Lipford, born 15 Feb 1907 Charlotte County, VA;
died 18 Nov 1970 Raleigh, Wake County, NC; married Lucy Clifton.

j. Zelma May Lipford, born 15 Aug 1909 Charlotte County, VA; died 28 Apr
1992 Halifax County, VA;

married Harry Butler Gravitt 01 Jan 1927 Halifax County, VA.


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