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Free Genealogy Biography of William C. Phipps,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

William C. Phipps

WILLIAM C. PHIPPS, eldest son of Robert J. and Ann (Canan) Phipps, was born in this township October 22, 1834. He was reared upon the old homestead, and received his education in the common schools.

He was engaged in the lumber business and employed on the home farm until the commencement of the war, when he enlisted in Company E, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served until the close of the struggle. He participated in thirty-four engagements, and was wounded just previous to the surrender of Lee.

On the close of the war he returned to Clinton township and engaged in the oil business for two years, and then resumed farming, which he has followed up to the present.

He is a member of John M. Phipps Post, G.A.R., of Clintonville, of which he has been commander two terms, and is the present quartermaster of the post. Politically he is a Republican.

He was married November 18, 1858, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of William Douds, of Crawford county, Pennsylvania, and has seven living children: Benton Mc.; Ella, wife of William Richards, of Mercer county; William T.; Harry F.; Freddie L. and Lydia, twins; and John.

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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