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LIPFORD ~ some military records

Civil War Records show David Lipford, born about 1843 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and Jessee Lipford, born about 1840 in Pittsylvania County, later enlisted in the Union Army in Tennessee in 1863 during the Civil War.

15. David Lipford was born September 1839 in Virginia; died 1908 McNairy County, Tennessee. He married Nancy Woods, born Dec 1851 in Tennessee; died after 1930.

Civil War Service Records, Name: David Lipford, Company: H, Unit: 3 U. S. Col'd H. Art'y, Rank - Induction: Private, Rank - Discharge: Corporal, Allegiance: Union.

Civil War Records: David Lipford, Private, Company H, 3 Reg't U. S. Col'd Art'y, Age 20, Height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches, Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black, Born: Pittsylvania County, VA, Occupation: Farmer,

Enlisted 9 June 1863, Where; Corinth, Mustered 10 June 1863, Appointed Corporal 1 April 1865.

McNairy County, TN Marriage Records 1864-1911, Groom: David Lipford (Col), Bride: Nancy Woods

Bond: 6 Jan 1867, Bondsman: G. M. Moore, Married 14 Nov 1867, By W. H. Simpson, JP.

1880 census: District 6, McNairy County, TN, David Lipford, black male, age 40, born VA, Farmer, and Nancy Lipford, age 24, born TN, Keeping House.

Tennessee Census, 1810-91, Name: David Lipford, State: TN, County: McNairy County, Township: Dist. 6 Male Voters, Year: 1891, Page: 231, Database: TN 1891 Voters List.

1900 census; McNairy County, TN, David Lipford, age 60, born Sept 1839 TN, Farmer, and Nancy, age 48, born Dec 1851 TN.

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Name: David Lipford, Widow: Nancy Lipford.

Tennessee Death Index 1908-1912, Lipford Dave McNairy 1908 57530.

1910 census: Civil District 6, McNairy, Tennessee, Nancy A Lipford, Mulatto female, age 53, born 1857 TN, Widow.

1920 census: Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee, Nancy Lipford, black female, age 60, born 1860 TN, widow.

Children of David Lipford and Nancy Woods:

a. Margaret Lipford, born abt 1869 TN; married Henry P. Patterson 16 Dec 1887 McNairy County, TN.

b. Francis M. Lipford, born Sep 1872 TN; married (1) Annie Jones 12 Jan 1896 McNairy County, TN; married (2) Mary Baxter 26 Aug 1906 McNairy County, TN.

c. Jessie Lipford, born abt 1874 TN; married Cada Meeks 01 Jan 1895 McNairy County, TN.

d. Sarah Lipford, born Apr 1877 TN; married Benjamin McPhearson 24 Dec 1896 McNairy County, TN.

e. Cora Lipford, born Dec 1878 McNairy County, TN; married James Martin 15 Dec 1896 McNairy County, TN.

f. Felice/Felicia Lipford, born Jan 1883 TN.

g. Otelia Lipford, born abt 1885 TN; married Samuel Hays 28 Sep 1910 McNairy County, TN.

h. Needer/Neader Lipford, born May 1885 TN; married R. L. Langdon 23 Apr 1904 McNairy County, TN.

i. Freeman Lipford, born Dec 1886 TN; married (1) Viola Barnhill 29 Oct 1811 McNairy County, TN; married (2) Allie Pratt 02 May 1920 McNairy County, TN.

j. Effie Lipford, born Oct 1889 TN; married William Lusk 29 Dec 1905 McNairy County, TN.

j. Pearl Lipford, born May 1892 TN; married Blain Ray 27 Apr 1913 McNairy County, TN.

The movie "Walking Tall" was about Buford Pusser's attempts to clean up illegal operations on the Tennessee-Mississippi state line. His only black deputy was Dave Lipford, a descendant of David Lipford who was born September 1839 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and moved to McNairy County, Tennessee, with the family of Amos Lipford II in the 1840s. The Buford Pusser Home and Museum is in Adamsville, Tennessee.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: David Lipford
1920 Federal Census: Selmer, McNairy, Tennessee
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1910
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of House: Grandson
Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Nancy Lipford 60
Otelia Lipford 29
Freeman Lipford 24
Nora Lipford 19
Dee Lipford 10
Doll Lipford 6
Judge Lipford 3
David Lipford 10
Bucy Lipford 3

1930 Federal census: District 6, McNairy County, TN
Dave Lipford, Negro, age 20, born 1910 TN, Lodger
living with
George R Marrese, age 43
Mary Marrese, age 38
Louise Marrese, age 2 9/12
John C Stair, age 70

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Dave Lipford
Spouse: Tera Amos
Marriage Date: 13 Jul 1935
Marriage County: McNairy
Marriage State: Tennessee

Dave Lipford was one of Sheriff Pusser's Deputies and was one of the first in the southern area during the 60's.
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrbphotography/4659860953/in/set-72157623991052237/

Social Security Death Index
Name: Dave Lipford
SSN: 412-38-8389
Born: 20 Sep 1913
Died: Sep 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

16. Jesse(e) Lipford was born about 1840 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and died 07 April 1864 during the Civil War.

Civil War Service Records, Name: Jessee Lipford, Company: H, Unit: 3 U. S. Col'd H. Art'y, Rank - Induction: Private, Rank - Discharge: Private, Allegiance: Union.

U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865, Name: Jesse Lipford , Birth Location: Pittsylvania, Virginia, Enlistment Date: 9 Jun 1863, Enlistment Location: Corinth, Branch of Service: 3rd U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, Estimated birth year: abt 1840, Roll: M1818_44, Enclosures: 14.

Jesse Lipford, Private, Co. H., 3 Reg't. U S Col'd H. Art'y, Age 23, Height 5 feet 9 inches, Eyes Black

Hair Black, Born Pittsylvania VA, Occupation Farmer, Enlisted 9 June 1863, Where: Corinth, Mustered: 10 June 1863, Died: 7 April 1864.

17. Nathan Lipford, born about 1844 in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Civil War Service Records, Name: Nathan Lipford, Company: H, Unit: 3 U. S. Col'd H. Art'y, Rank - Induction: Private, Rank - Discharge: Private, Allegiance: Union, Notes: 6 Tenn. Cav.

Civil War: Nathan Lipford, Corporal, Company H, 3 Reg't U.S. Col'd H. Art'y., Age 19, Height 5 feet 8 inches, Complexion Black, Eyes Black, Hair Black, Born Bedford County, TN, Occupation Farmer, Enlisted 9 June 1863, Where: Corinth, Mustered 10 June 1863, Reduced to ranks 11 March 1864.

Note: 1850 census: Bedford County, Tennessee, District 24, F. B. Lipford, age 27, born 1823 VA Tenant Farmer (son of Amos Lipford II)

18. Navy Petty Officer First Class Clarence Lipford is a member of the Presidential Food Service Unit in the White House, a special military unit that works beside White House chefs serving meals. Clarence graduated from Dan River High School in Danville, Virginia. He was selected for this honor because of his superior performance reports and interviews by selection teams. Clarence has been with the Clintons to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to California and to Florida. (Source: Danville Bee 1998)

Danville is located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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