Isaac Phips, Born About 1795-1802 Washington Co., VA

Isaac Fipps, Phips, or Phipps is listed in Lee County, Virginia in the censuses of 1850, 1860, and 1860. According to the 1850 and 1870 censuses, he was born in Washington County, Virginia.

He is likely the Isaac Phipps listed in the 1820 and 1830 censuses in Washington County, Virginia, and the 1840 census in Lee County, Virginia.

His estimated year of birth varies depending on census listing, but he was born about 1795 to 1802. In the 1850 census, he is listed as Isaac Phipps, in 1860 as Isaac Phips, and in 1870 as Isaac Fipps. In 1860 he was in the western district with his post office address at Jonesville, and in 1870 he was in White Shoals Township.

In 1870, he is listed as someone who “works on farm.” He and his wife Catharine could not read or write, according to the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Catharine was born about 1794 to 1803 in Washington County, Virginia according to the 1850-1870 censuses.

Their children appear to have included at least Prudence, Sarah, Joel, and Rebecca, according to censuses. An unconfirmed secondary source lists another son, Abraham, born about 1812 in Washington County, Virginia. Another such source (about halfway down the page) lists children as Abraham, John Charlie, Peter, Prudence, Sarah, Rebecca, Joel, and Elkanah Delaney (“Caney”).

This Abraham, assuming he was a son, would be the one who was born about 1812-1815 in Washington County, Virginia according to the 1850 and 1870 censuses, and according to his Civil War enlistment. He was in Lee County, Virginia at the time of the 1850 census, when he was listed as a “Labourer.” The 1870 census shows him in Yocum Station Township, Lee County, with post office at Jonesville. That was Isaac’s P.O. address in 1860.

According to his Civil War enlistment, Abraham was 5 feet 10 with dark complexion, blue eyes, and gray hair. He served in Company G, Virginia 64th Infantry Regiment, from Lee County, Virginia at age 50. The 1870 census shows Abraham as married to Delphia, and secondary sources refer to her as Delphia Moor.


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