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Re: Caroline Co., VA: Slaveholder Albert R. Flippo
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Albert Flippo's wife was Susan Burruss/Burrus/Burriss. Her middle name or initial varies in different documents. It's quite possible that slaveholders in Caroline County, VA with Flippo, Wright, Burruss, and Taliaferro surnames may be related, just as their slaves may be related. See notes below from Collins, CEMETERIES OF CAROLINE COUNTY, pp. 108 and 164.
"Reverend Albert R. Flippo, a minister of the Christian Church (Disciples) was born in Caroline County near a place now called Welch in the year 1816. During his active ministry he served at various periods Zion, Slash, Independence, and Ground Squirrel Churches in Hanover County; Enon Church in Louisa County and Corinth Church in King William County. He was ordained in Lebanon Church in Caroline. He married Miss Susan Key Burruss. Having no children of their own Reverend Mr. Flippo and his wife adopted a niece of Mrs. Flippo's, Miss Sammie Williams, whom they brought up as tenderly as if she had been their own daughter. Miss Sammie taught school in Caroline for nearly half century and many eminent men and women came up through her school room. Reverend Flippo died in 1888, having been terribly afflicted during his last years."
The slaveholding Wright family also included a minister, Rev. John Herndon Wright, son of Robert and Martha S. Wright. (Wingfield, p. 352) Their relative Dr. Wesley Wright (April 8, 1799-September 13, 1879) is buried at the original site of Wright's Chapel Methodist Church. (Cemeteries of Caroline County, p. 164).
Collins, Cemeteries of Caroline County, Virginia, p. 108:
Lebanon Christian Church
"Located at the intersection of routes 605 and 632, at Welch, Virginia this church, now know as Lebanon Pentecostal Tabernacle, was organized in 1840. Reverend Albert R. Flippo donated an acre of ground for the church and was subsequently ordained there. Besides his association with Caroline County, Mr. Flippo was a minister at churches in Hanover, King William, and Louisa counties until his death in 1888. After the decline and decease of many of its founding members, the congregation had by 1900 ceased meeting."
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