Georgia Genealogical Gleanings

The following records have to do with various individuals who were in the American state of Georgia at an early date. These include individuals who appear in records there as early as 1840, in addition to persons who were there a bit later, but who were born no later than about 1821.

In 1732, Georgia became the last of the original 13 colonies.

AFTER 1751, UNTIL ABOUT 1768, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

From testimony by Daniel Goffe Phipps, 20 February 1833, New Haven County, Connecticut, in his Revolutionary War pension application file:

. . . That I was born in Boston Massachusetts July 13th AD 1751 Old Style, that there there is a record of my age as I suppose in the town record of the town of Boston – that while a child I was taken by my uncle to Savannah in Georgia named Francis Goffe & lived with him until I was about seventeen years of age . . .

Note: Francis Goffe is discussed here and here. Daniel Goffe Phipps is also discussed here and here.

1793, WILKES COUNTY, GEORGIA

A will written by Aaron Phipps, dated 15 September 1793 and probated 8 February 1794, names wife Mary, offspring Mary, Robert, and Sarah McConkey, plus daughter Mary’s children Rhuhema, Thomas, and Joseph Fipps. See Davidson, Early Records of Georgia: Wilkes County (1991), pp. 63-64, 138.

Note: Aaron Phipps is also discussed here and here, as well as here.

ABOUT 1802, RUMLEY MARSH, GEORGIA

The location of Rumley Marsh in the following is not clear. Evidently there are or have been places of this name in Rhode Island and Virginia. A place in Georgia is apparently called Rumney (not Rumley) Marsh, and this might be what was meant.

Rumney Marsh in Georgia is mentioned in connection with the Warsaw River on pp. 603 and 604 of William S. Dudley, ed., The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Washington: Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, 1985.

Even locating this Warsaw River, however, might take some more research. Is it associated with what is known today as Wassaw Sound at the mouth of the Wilmington River?

From Benjamin Silliman, “Apparent Conversion of a Part of Two Cannon Balls into Plumbago,” The American Journal of Science, and Arts, Vol. 4, 1822, pp. 178-180:

. . . we have obtained from Capt. Daniel Goffe Phipps, of New-Haven [Connecticut], the person alluded to above, the following statement.

Capt. Phipps was in Georgia about twenty years ago, and being in a boat, at a place called Rumley Marsh, visited the wreck of a vessel, which lay principally in the mud, but with the ribs protruding into view. From this wreck he took a very large bunch of oysters . . .

1814, JASPER COUNTY, GEORGIA

An Isaiah Phipps is referred to in connection with the estate of Alexander Reid, 4 January 1814. See abstract in Austin, Georgia Intestate Records (1986), p. 265.

1807, JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Jackson County Marriage Book ABC, 1806-1860, p. 13:

John J Phipps & Sarah Kennedy
17th feby 1807
Executed the within february 22, 1807
James Hendrix [JH?]

Note: There may or may not be significance in the fact that a close relationship existed between the Phips or Phipps family and the Kennedy, Canida, etc. family in the Ashe County, North Carolina area.

1812, ELBERT COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Elbert County, Georgia Will Book K (yes, Will Book), 1812-1816, p. 32:

Marriages viz, (Recorded the 26th March 1813) . . .

Lewis Phipps & Patsey Faulkner were married on the 22d. Decr. 1812 By Thos. Cook J.P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]
Wm. Woods C.C.C.

Regarding Lewis Phipps, see also here, here, here, here, here, and here.

1810, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

Joseph Phipps appears in an 1810 tax list from Lincoln County, Georgia. He had 100 acres adjoining someone named Thomson.

1815, ELBERT COUNTY, GEORGIA

The 1815 will of John Rowsey, Sr. in Elbert County, Georgia mentions his daughter Tabitha Phipps. See also here.

1820 CENSUS, ELBERT COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Lewis Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 2 10-16
      • 1 26-45 [born about 1775-1794]
    • Free white females
      • 4 under 10
      • 1 26-45 [born about 1775-1794]

(different page:)

  • Richard Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 16-26 [born about 1794-1804]
    • Free white females
      • 1 16-26 [born about 1794-1804]

Note: Regarding Richard Phipps, see here, here, here, here, and here.

1820 CENSUS, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Joseph Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 2 under 10
      • 1 10-16
      • 1 16-18
      • 2 16-26
      • 1 26-45 [born about 1775-1794]
    • Free white females
      • 3 under 10
      • 1 26-45 [born about 1775-1794]

Note: Regarding Joseph Phipps, see here, here, here, and here.

1825, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Lincoln County, Georgia Marriage Records Book G (1), 1806-1829, p. 83:

Georgia
Lincoln County
I do hereby certify that I Joined in the holy State of Matrimony the within Named persons Elbert Phipps & Miss Eliza Stewart [actually looks more like “Stevart”] on the 16th March 1825
D Leveritte J. P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]

Regarding Elbert Phipps, see here, and here.

1825, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

From the Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, 16 July 1825, p. 3:

Administrator’s Sale.

WILL be sold, at the late residence of Joseph Phipps, late of Lincoln county, dec. [i.e. deceased], on the last Saturday in August next, all the personal property of said deceased, consisting of hogs, horses, carpenters tools, one fifty gallon still, some cattle and sheep, household and kitchen furniture, and many other articles too tedious to mention. Terms of sale made known on the day.

Milly Phipps, adm’x.
John Phipps, adm’r.

July 16.

1828, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

From the Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, 26 February 1828, p. 4:

Sheriff’s Sale.

WILL be sold, at Lincolnton in the County of Lincoln, on the first Tuesday in April next, within the usual hours of sale:

One Negro Girl, named Tamer; about three years old; taken as the property of Joseph Phipps, deceased, to satisfy a fifa issued from Lincoln Superior Court, at the instance of Wm. M. Lamkin, against Milly Phipps and John Phipps, Executrix and Executor of said Joseph Phipps, dec. Terms cash.

Benjamin Remson, D. S. L. C.

Feb. 26

1828, JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Jackson County, Georgia Marriage Book ABC, 1806-1860, p. 171:

Wade Hampton & Elizabeth Phipps
14th July 1828
Executed the 15th July 1828
By ReubenThornton MG [i.e Minister of the Gospel]

Regarding Elizabeth Phipps, see here. See also here.

1830 CENSUS, FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Richard Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 30-40 [born about 1790-1800]
    • Free white females
      • 1 30-40 [born about 1790-1800]

1830 CENSUS, HENRY COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Martha Phipps
    • Free white females
      • 2 10-15
      • 1 15-20
      • 1 40-50 [born about 1780-1790]

1830 CENSUS, JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Sarah Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 10-15
    • Free white females
      • 2 15-20
      • 1 50-60 [born about 1770-1780]

1830 CENSUS, LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Elbert Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 2 under 5
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1800-1810]
    • Free white females
      • 1 under 5
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1800-1810]

(different page:)

  • John Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 3 under 5
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1800-1810]
    • Free white females
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1800-1810]

(different page:)

  • Milly Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 2 15-20
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1800-1810]
    • Free white females
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 30-40 [born about 1790-1800]

1830, TWIGGS COUNTY, GEORGIA

From the Macon Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, 4 September 1830, p. 1:

GEORGIA – Twiggs County.

WILLIAM PHIPPS of Captain Dean’s district, tells before me, a BAY HORSE, about twelve years old; left bind foot white, blind in the right eye, and about fifteen hands high. Appraised by Jesse Bateman and Wm. Bateman to thirty-five dollars, this 19th July 1830.
JAMES OLIVER, J. P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]

A true extract taken from the Estray Book, this 9th August 1830.

Aug 14 PETER SOLOMON, Clerk.

Note: One must wonder whether this William Phipps, as noted above, was actually Williamson Phipps, as noted below. Williamson Phipps, as a son of Benjamin Phipps of Sussex County, Virginia, is discussed here, as well as here.

1832, TWIGGS COUNTY, GEORGIA

From James F. Smith, Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery, with an Engraved Map of Each District, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838, p. 87. This source contains a listing of “all the fortunate drawers of the Land Lottery of the Cherokee country, arranged by districts,” the lottery having occurred in 1832. “Twiggs” apparently refers to Twiggs County:

SEVENTH DISTRICT, SECOND SECTION, CHEROKEE. . . .

9 Williamson Phipps, Rainey’s, Twiggs.

1836, HENRY COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Henry County, Georgia Marriage Record Book, 1822-1827, p. 168:

George Henry County – I certify that Gilbert Drake and Nancy Phipps were duly joined in matrimony by me this 23rd day of February 1836 Seaborn I [or J?] Clack J.P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]

1838, ELBERT COUNTY, GEORGIA

From Elbert County, Georgia Marriage Record Book, 1836-1867 “White,” pp. 56-57:

Georgia
Elbert County
To any Minister of the Gospel, judge, justice of the Superior Court, or Justice of the Peace to Celebrate. These are to authorize and permit you to join in the Honorable state of Matrimony Isham Smith of the one part and Miss Mary A. M. Phipps of the other part, according to the rites of your Church, provided there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same; and this shall be your authority for so doing. Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court of ordinary for the County aforesaid this 24th day of October 1838
Wm. Z. Nelms C. C. O.
I do hereby certify that Isham Smith and Mary Ann Matilda Phipps were joined together in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony by me, on the 25th day of October 1838.
Benjamin Winn
Recoded the 14th of March 1839
Wm. B. Nelms C. C. O.

1840 CENSUS, FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Richard Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 15-20
      • 1 40-50 [born about 1790-1800]
    • Free white females
      • 1 40-50 [born about 1790-1800]
      • 1 70-80 [born about 1760-1770]

1840, FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA

From A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services; with their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census, Washington: Blair and Rives, 1841, p. 145:

CENSUS OF PENSIONERS.
GEORGIA – Continued. . . .
Name of Pensioners for revolutionary of military services. | Ages. | Names of heads of families with whom pensioners resided June 1, 1840. . . .
Fayette County.
Karen Hapuck Mills | 79 | Richard Phipps.

1840 CENSUS, MADISON COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • James Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 10-15
      • 1 50-60 [born about 1780-1790]
    • Free white females
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 15-20
      • 1 40-50 [born about 1790-1800]

1840 CENSUS, MERIWETHER COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • John Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 under 5
      • 1 5-10
      • 2 10-15
      • 1 30-40 [born about 1800-1810]
    • Free white females
      • 3 5-10
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]

1840 CENSUS, TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Elbert Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 5-10
      • 2 10-15
      • 3 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]
      • 4 30-40 [born about 1800-1810]
    • Free white females
      • 1 5-10
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]

(different page:)

  • Pamelia Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]
    • Free white females
      • 1 40-50 [born about 1790-1800]

1840 CENSUS, WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • Thomas M Phipps
    • Free white males
      • 1 under 5
      • 2 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]
    • Free white females
      • 1 20-30 [born about 1810-1820]

1850 CENSUS, BAKER COUNTY, GEORGIA
From the 1850 census, 1st district, Baker County, Georgia, 21 August 1850, #196/196:

  • Paul E. Tarver, 26 [born about 1824], male, planter, real estate $50,000, born Georgia
  • Littleton Phipps, 46 [born about 1804], male, overseer, real estate $1,000, Virginia, could not read and write
  • John Lunsford, 4 [born about 1846], male, Georgia

Regarding Littleton Phipps, see here, here, and here. An 1852 Baker County, Georgia deed from Manley W. Ford to Seth C. Stevens was witnessed by Littleton Phipps. This is discussed in Doe v. Roe and Stevens in J.J. Hammond, Reports of Cases in Law and Equity Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Georgia . . . , Vol. 36, Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke & Co., 1868, p. 464.

In addition, arbitration involving Littleton Phipps, E. Tompkins, and H.J. Cook & Son is discussed in Tompkins v. Phipps, a Georgia State Supreme Court house dated 1881 and appealed from Dougherty County. LIttleton Phipps was said to owe an amount to Eubanks Tompkins in 1870. The case is found in J.H. Lumpkin, Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Georgia, at Atlanta . . . , Vol. 68, Atlanta: James P. Harrison & Co., 1883, pp. 155-158.

LIttleton Phipps was also the subject of William Williams, et al., executors, v. Littleton Phipps, a Georgia State Supreme Court case dated 1873 and appealed from Baker County. The case is found in Henry Jackson, Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Georgia at Atlanta, . . . , Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke & Co., 1874, pp. 175-178, and in Henry Jackson, Reports on Cases in Law and Equity Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Georgia at Atlanta . . . , Vol. 49, Atlanta: The Harrison Company, 1912, pp. 176-179.

A Littleton Phipps was also the defendant in a Brunswick County, Virginia chancery case dated 1848 and indexed in the Library of Virginia website. The plaintiff was Winfield Phipps. For Winfield Phipps, son of Benjamin Phipps and grandson of Joseph Phipps of Brunswick County, Virginia, see this past post.

1850 CENSUS, COLUMBIA COUNTY, GEORGIA
From the 1850 census, Upatoie District, Muscogee County, Georgia, 9 September 1850, household-related numbers not readable:

  • Joseph Phipps, 50 [born about 1800], male, farmer, real estate $1,200, born Columbia [County], Georgia
  • James T Phipps, 17 [born about 1833], male, Columbia [County], Georgia
  • Evaline Phipps, 12 [born about 1838], female, Muscogee [County], Georgia
  • Joseph P Phipps, 14 [born about 1836], male, Muscogee [County], Georgia
  • Elijah Phipps, 8 [born about 1842], male, Muscogee [County], Georgia
  • Elisha Phipps, 6 [born about 1844], male, Muscogee [County], Georgia

1850 CENSUS, FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA

From the 1850 census, 29th District, Fayette County, Georgia, 17 October 1850, #197/205:

  • John L. Phipps, 29 [born about 1821], male, grocer, real estate $700, born Georgia, attended school [sic]
  • Lucy T. Phipps, 29 [born about 1821], female, Georgia
  • Mary K. Phipps, 6 [born about 1844], female, Georgia
  • Permelia A. Phipps, 4 [born about 1846], female, Georgia
  • William M. Phipps, 3 [born about 1847], male, Georgia
  • Lavinia J. Phipps, 1 [born about 1849], female, Georgia

From the 1850 census, 29th District, Fayette County, Georgia, 19 October 1850, #348/356:

  • Richard Phipps, 52 [born about 1798], male, farmer, real estate $5,000, born Georgia, attended school [sic]
  • Martha C. Phipps, 52 [born about 1798], female, Georgia
  • Richard Phipps, 15 [born about 1835], male, farmer, Georgia

1850 CENSUS, HEARD COUNTY, GEORGIA
From the 1850 census, district not readable, Heard County, Georgia, #34/35:

  • N[erv?]el [T.? or P.?] Phipps, 33 [born about 1817], male, farmer, born Georgia
  • Sophronia Phipps, 20 [born about 1830], female, Georgia
  • Nancy E C Phipps, 1 [born about 1849], female, Georgia

The name of the head of household above has been indexed as Newel, although it does not look like Newel. That name may be correct, however, since an 1865 marriage record in Harris County, Georgia, located fairly close to Heard County, notes the following:

From Harris County, Georgia Marriage Record Book B, 1865-1869, p. 121:

State of Georgia, Harris County.

I do hereby Certify that Newell [T.?] Phipps and Missouri A. Dobbs were duly joined in Matrimony, by me, this 31st day of December 1865

W. D. Cook J. P. [i.e. Justice of the Peace]

1850 CENSUS, MADISON COUNTY, GEORGIA
From the 1850 census, 56th subdivision, Madison County, Georgia, 25 November 1850, #629/629:

  • James Phipps, 60 [born about 1790], male, farmer, born North Carolina
  • Sarah Phipps 50 [born about 1800], female, North Carolina, could not read and write
  • Morrison M Phipps, 21 [born about 1829], male, farmer, North Carolina

1850 CENSUS, MURRAY COUNTY, GEORGIA

From the 1850 census, Murray County, Georgia, 4 November 1850 [actually 11 November 1850; see page break below], #-/1531:

  • Izaia Phipps, 32 [born about 1818], male, farmer, born North Carolina
  • [page break – 11 November 1850]
  • Nancy [L? or I?] Phipps, 24 [born about 1826], female, North Carolina
  • William Phipps, 6 [born about 1844], male, North Carolina
  • Joseph Phipps, 4 [born about 1846], male, North Carolina
  • Thomas Phipps, 2 [born about 1848], male, North Carolina

(4 intervening households:)

  • Abner Phipps, 46 [born about 1804], male, farmer, born North Carolina
  • Fanney Phipps, 56 [born about 1794], female, North Carolina
  • Sarah Phipps, 14 [born about 1836], female, North Carolina
  • Martha Phipps, 12 [born about 1838], female, North Carolina
  • Jane Phipps, 8 [born about 1842], female, North Carolina
  • Thomas Brown, 16 [born about 1834], male, North Carolina
  • Henrietta Beaver, 12 [born about 1838], female, Tennessee

For more on the Isaiah Phipps and Abner Phipps noted above, see this past post. In addition, an article on “North Carolina Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal, April 7, 1838,” in the New River Notes site, refers to an Abner Phipps as among the volunteers. He is listed under Buncombe County (North Carolina) Volunteers. (See also the GenWeb list here.)

This forced relocation involved the Cherokee people from Georgia, and several other areas. Is this the same Abner? The list also shows Ezekiel Phipps, under Yancey County (North Carolina) Volunteers. He served as 1st Sergeant. (See also the GenWeb list here.)

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