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Eli Phipps


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 11:29:53

Eli Phipps, farmer, Sec 35, P O Boone, is among the early settlers of this township, and was born in Washington county, Virginia, December 27, 1812, and lived there until 1831, and then removed to Vigo county, Indiana, where he remained until 1831, and thence to Hancock county, Illinois, and was a resident of that county, until 1849, he then went overland to California and lived there seven years , engaged in mining, and with satisfactory results, in 1856 he returned to the states and settled where he now lives on land he located for the benefit of his children before he went to the Pacific coast, he now owns in this and adjoining counties 1000 acres, and is one of the large tax payers of the county, nearly 800 acres of the land he has improved himself, and 360 acres of his homestead is timber land that he has cleared, and it is to such sturdy pioneers as Mr Phipps that the rising generation are indebted for the reputation that Boone county enjoys, a large portion of his home farm is under laid with coal of choice quality, and the vein averages from four to four and a half feet in thickness, Mr Phipps has been twice married, first to Miss Nancy Wood in 1831, she was a native of Virginia, Mrs Phipps died in 1847, leaving three children: David, Pasha, and Emily Jane, he married for his second wife Rebecca Griffith, in 1860, she was born in Kentucky, they have by this union five children: Jennie, William, Cora, Charles, Louie, and Lennie

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