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pennington car774 viewsTaken in the 1920s in the Helton area of Ashe County: Second cousins Bryan Pennington, son of Stephen E. Pennington, and Dent Pennington, youngest son of Cicero and Almeda Grubb Pennington. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
pennington sisters 945 viewsThese are the daughters of Stephen and Johanna Pennington; Cansada Jane (known as Aunt Jenny to the family, I believe, but certainly NOT Cansada, though she was enumerated on at least one census with that name) is in the center. Youngest daughter Martha Caroline (Sturgill) is on the right; Orlean (Young) on the left. I have no idea who the accordian player is. He doesn't look like the Pennington's only son Cicero to my eye.

Courtesy of Emily Kilby
pennington stephen863 viewsStephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), son of Samuel Pennington and Elizabeth Anderson; Johannah Spencer (1820-1911) daughter of Isaac Spencer and (Jo)Hannah unknown. Courtesy of Emily Kilby
pennington stephen family830 viewsTaken in the 1870s/early '80s: [bottom, l-r] Cicero Pennington (1847-1928), Stephen K. Pennington (1821-1890), Johannah Spencer Pennington (1820-1911); [top, l-r] Martha Caroline (1857-1935; m. Sturgill), Orlean (1853-after 1920; m. Young), Cansada Jane (1846-1899; m. Weaver). Courtesy of Emily Kilby
phippsbf&mattie.jpg772 viewsFirst cousin, this photo dates from 1898 or 1899. Frank was the son of Nathaniel Phipps and Margery Hash, Mattie was the daughter of William Caldwell and Celia Hash. Mattie died in 1899.
Phipps, Alonzo "Bunt"744 views
phippscora.jpg640 viewsPhoto taken in 1959, widow of Benjamin Franklin Phipps, daughter of Martin Van Buren Richardson and Mary Polly Busic.
phippseveline.jpg889 viewsEvaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) was the daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley. She lived on Silas Creek, Ashe County, NC and is buried in the Phipps Cemetery above their homeplace.
phippsjames1.jpg917 viewsJames Phipps was the son of Nathan Phipps and his first wife Martha Carolina Hart. Accused of murder at Healing Springs hotel, he "went west."
phippsjh.jpg1115 viewsJames Harvey Phipps (1818-1884) son of John Phipps and Ruth Worth of Bridle Creek, Grayson County, VA; Evaline Weaver Phipps (1828-1881) daughter of Joshua Weaver and Sallie Ashley of Whitetop, Grayson County, VA. Lived on Old Field Creek, Ashe County, NC.
phippsmltroy.jpg664 viewsTroy Phipps (1867-1879) and Martha Litisha Phipps (1865-1935) were the two youngest children of James Harvey Phipps and Eveline Weaver Phipps. They were raised on Silas Creek in Ashe County, NC.
phippsolaetc~0.jpg749 viewsThis 1918 photo shows the survivng chiildren of Benjamin Franklin Phipps and Cora Lee Richardson, standing front, Paul Jones Phipps (1917-1982), back Mary Annie Lou Phipps (1910-2002), Ola Mae Phipps (sitting) (1906-1997) and Winnie Emaline Phipps (1913-1987).
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