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Wilburn Phipps .jpg
Phipps, Wilburn413 viewsPicture sent to me by K. PRITCHARD
Wilburn Phipps
born 1819 Ashe County NC
dies 1901 Boone Co. Iowa
Courtesy of Louise Vanover
(12 votes)
Sarah Scott Phipps.jpg
Phipps, Sarah Scott396 viewsPicture sent to me by K. PRITCHARD !!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Scott Phipps,
born 1789
died 1891 Boone County Iowa
wife of William Phipps, mother of Wilburn Phipps Courtesy of Louise Vanover
(13 votes)
Osborn Wedding376 viewsThis is a picture of when Rush Floyd "Colonel" Osborn and Virginia Irene Strange Osborn was married at his brother Hoyt Osborn's grove of trees in Madison Co. NE on 4 Jul 1902. Rush Floyd homesteaded about 1897 12 miles north of Mullen, NE. They lived there all their lives. Courtesy of Donna (Collier) Dietrich dietricd@fyi.net33333
(6 votes)
Hash, James Thomas445 viewsJames Thomas Hash; Carrie and John Hubbard; Laura and John Hash; Standing in the back is Bill Hash.
Courtesy of Barbara Lepsik Roy
(6 votes)
Anderson - William Reese Anderson and Sarah Jane Sturgess-Anderson, 1877 to 1900505 viewsWilliam Reese Anderson and Sarah Jane
Sturges-Andersons' best "couple" photos in my stash of albums. I'd just
title it:

William Reese Anderson and Sarah Jane Sturgess-Anderson, 1877 to 1900

The one in the pink frame is a 'tintype' from 1877, the earliest one
I've found of them. Since tintypes are mirror-imaged, I've reversed it.
[If any Anderson relative out there has a copy, that should be taken
into account.] All images have been enlarged, digitally repaired*, but
not much changed otherwise. These would be Maggie Anderson-Henegar's
oldest brother and her first sister-in-law, Daisy Schrader's aunt and
uncle from out in Washington.

The one with two of their grown children is a crop from a 1900 family
portrait, and the other is sometime between. Sarah Jane was 14 when they
married, and Reese 29. So she would be about 40 in the 'tintype', and 63
in 1900.

Their two children included in the crop from the 1900 family photo are
Fannie [Frances Estelle] age 29, and Ace [Asa Alexander], age 27.

Courtesy of Suze

(7 votes)
Phipps, Vance395 viewsVance Phipps, in the center of the photo, was the son of Nathaniel Phipps and Martha Carolina Hart. He was born and raised in the Weaver's Ford section of Ashe County, NC. He was accused of murder, however, and fled the jurisdiction because he felt he couldn't get a fair trial. This photo was taken in Boone County, Iowa around 1900.33333
(8 votes)
Richardsn Grave Marker354 viewsWilliam Nathan & Lockie Louvenia Baldwin Richardson Tombstone

Mt. View Cemetery, Sykesville, Maryland

Courtesy of Karen Lovell
(7 votes)
Jane Tolliver Phipps.jpg
Phipps, Jane Tolliver437 viewsPicture sent to me by K. PRITCHARD !!!!!!!!!!

On the back of photo it says
Jane Tolliver Phipps , wife of Wilburn Phipps
born VA or NC
died 1899
Courtesy of Louise Vanover
(6 votes)
Burbon Hash.jpg
Hash of Burbon County, KY421 viewsChildren of Robert Hash of Ashe County, NC who migrated to Bourbon County, KY.22222
(5 votes)
Weaver, Kyle353 viewsKyle Weaver, shown here at his home in Oxford, PA, was a native of Helton, Ashe County, NC. He was the son of Martin Luther Weaver and Ollie Kilby. Photo by Jeff Weaver, December 1989.22222
(5 votes)
John Marshall Hash.jpg
Hash, John Marshall372 viewsCourtesy of Lee Hash leehash@aol.com22222
(5 votes)
Sizemore, Owen and Ned502 viewsThis image was made in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Courtesy of Lee Hash HashCabin@aol.com22222
(6 votes)
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