McCamy Phipps, Jr. was born about 1867 in Indiana according to the 1870 and 1880 censuses. He was a son of McCamy and Sarah Ann (Turner) Phipps. The elder McCamy was born about 1830 in Indiana according to the 1860 and 1880 censuses, and according to the 1863 draft registration.
The 1860 census shows the elder McCamy Phipps living in Brown Township, Washington County, Indiana, with post office at Campbellsburg. In the 1863 Civil War draft registration he is listed as McCamy Phipps on 8 July 1863 in Brown Township. He was described as white, married, born in Indiana, and age 33.
The 1870 census shows him in the same township on 6 June 1870, where he is listed as McC. Phipps. He is listed as McCamy Phipps in the same township in the census on 2 June 1880.
McCamy Phipps, Sr. left a will in Washington County, Indiana dated 1 July 1880, according to Davis, Abstracts of Wills of Washington County, Indiana, 1971, pp. 29-30. That will was probated 5 Aug 1880.
His father is said to have been Sampson Phipps, born about 1785-1795 in Virginia, died 1840 Washington County, Indiana. McCamy might be the “McKinney” mentioned in a transcribed guardian record for Sampson.
Since the older of the two individuals named McCamy Phipps died in 1880, presumably in Washington County, the following very negative article must pertain to sons of the younger McCamy:
From the Indiana State Sentinel, Indianapolis, 10 Feb 1874, p. 3:
More Outlawry – The Ways of Evil Doers in Washington County.
(From an Occasional Correspondent of the Sentinel)
SALEM, Ind., Feb. 4 – Near Campbellsburg, in Washington county, lives one Hugh Henry and his wife, both of whom are reported not over bright – and Mrs. Henry’s reputation for chastity is also not over good – measured by report. On last Saturday night, about eight or nine o’clock, one Alonzo Neyman and two boys by the name of Phipps, (sons of McCaney Phipps a prominent citizen of this county. Neyman’s father is a practicing physician in good standing in his community) went to the house of Henry and knocked for admittance which was refused, it appears by Henry himself, whereupon they broken down the door with a rail; when; it seems, Henry got out and went to Campbellsburg, a distance of about half a mile, for assistance; he returned as soon as possible with several parties, but too late to prevent the outrage upon his wife. A brother-in-law of Henry got to the house before Henry’s return armed with a gun – and is said to have seen the Phipps boys and Neyman at or near the house. Mrs. Henry’s relation is in substance as follows: After Henry left the house they attacked her, and in the scuffle tore down a b[e]dstead, and finally dragged her from the house, when two of them held her while the other one perpetrated the horrible outrage of rape upon her person. They were arrested and taken before C. Prow, Esq., at Campbellsburg, on Monday, for examination, when they filed an affidavit for a change of venue and the case was sent to Frank Horner, a Justice of the Peace of Brown township, and the hearing set for the 13th inst. [i.e. the 13th of the same month]