Washington and Hampshire Counties in Virginia

A pdf document titled “Documented Marriages or Marriages from Various Sources Not contained in the 1850 Census Washington Co. VA Annotated (and Some Other Additional or Related Information)” contains 44 Phipps references, in addition to references to variant spellings.

Part of the information contained there has to do with an Eliza, whose name is given variously as Phipis, Phipps and, with a question mark, Phillips. She married John Longley, and they are referred to as a mulatto couple.

Evidently at least John was in the 1849 personal property tax list for Washington County, Virginia. He would also presumably be the John Longley listed there in 1852, as abstracted in New River Notes and in an 1871 list for Saltville Township.

Reference is also made to Elijah Phipps as marrying Susan Rush, who were evidently of Washington County, and to Isaac Phipps who married Elizabeth Booher. Other Phipps or Phips references can be found.

Isaac Phipps was discussed in a past post, titled “A Sullivan County, Tennessee Line.” There it as noted that the 1937 death certificate of Alfred Augustus Phipps, who was born about 1854 in Tennessee, lists Isaac Phipps and (unknown) Booher as his parents. Isaac was born about 1818-1819 in Virginia according to the 1860 and 1900 censuses.

Regarding the John Longley who married a Phipis/Phipps/Phillips?: Is there any possible connection to the John Longley who witnessed a Hampshire County, Virginia deed in 1769 along with Sam Pritchard? We’ve discussed a 1760 Hampshire County, Virginia deed from Benjamin Phipps of some unknown place in North Carolina to Samuel Pritchard of Frederick County, Virginia.

We’ve also discussed land near the North Branch of the Cacapon which was adjacent to land which Samuel Pritchard bought from someone named “Phiphs.” (See also here.) Much earlier, in 1758, he voted against George Washington for burgess. A 1782 summons was issued in Hampshire County, Virginia to Samuel Pritchard and two others, as found in the Marietta College Library.




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