A comment from a reader posted in response to “Benjamin Phipps: Alabama or Virginia? Or Both?” noted the following:
I just noticed something else that I find interesting. In the 1830 US Census for Meherrin, Brunswick County, Virginia there is a Benjamin Phipps, who I am pretty sure is the Benjamin Phipps that is being discussed in the “Benjamin Phipps: Virginia or Alabama? Or Both?” post. In that census record, in addition to 9 free white people, and 19 slaves, it shows 3 Free People of Color living in the household… a women between the ages of 24 and 35, and 2 girl children under the age of 10. Does anyone know who this Free Woman of Color and her children were?