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Free Genealogy Biography of Porter Phipps,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Porter Phipps

PORTER PHIPPS, third son of Robert and Ann (Canan) Phipps, was born November 30, 1842, and grew up on the homestead farm, receiving his education in the public schools of his native township, and the Clintonville Academy.

In early manhood he engaged in teaching, and in 1862 enlisted in Company E, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry , and served until the surrender of Lee. He participated in forty engagements, and at the close of the Rebellion resumed farming and stock raising, and now owns a farm of two hundred and sixty acres.

In 1878 he engaged in the oil business, and has since been an oil producer. He is also one of the stockholders of the Bradford Orange Company, which has extensive orange groves in Florida. Politically he is a Republican, and in 1876 was elected justice of the peace, filling the office five years.

He has always taken a deep interest in the progress of education in his native township.

He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and in 1885 was a delegate to the Presbyterian General Assembly held at Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of Alexander Welton Post, G.A.R., of which he has been commander.

He was married January 26, 1869, to Miss Sarah J., daughter of James Baird, of Clinton township, who has borne him six children: Lyman S.; Robert B.; John H.; Mary A.; Eva M., and Grace M. Mr. Phipps is one of the enterprising citizens of his township.

Source: History of Venango County, Pennsylvania: its past and present, including its aboriginal history, the French and British occupation of the country, its early settlement and subsequent growth, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its rich oil deposits and their development, sketches of its cities, boroughs, townships, and villages, neighborhood and family history, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc.; Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890.

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