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About the author:
The author was born in Michigan during WW II and became interested in his family history after finding that his great-grandfather had been a member of John Hunt Morgan's infamous Cavalry Raiders during the Civil War. Gathering information about the ancestors and descendants of Obediah Brumfield Pipes and his wife Josephine Edwards for almost 30 years led to the publication of this much needed book about the family history.

Obediah & Josephine

The Pipes Family in Central Kentucky

Authored by Robert John Pipes
Edition: 1

This is the story of the Pipes family in Central Kentucky. Six generations of men from a Revolutionary War Soldier to a Civil War Cavalryman to an Auto Factory worker.
The Pipes family has a long history in the state of Kentucky. As early as the year 1780 Windsor Pipes was trading with George Rogers Clark at Fort Jefferson near Louisville. Windsor's son Abner was born in 1773, and there is some evidence that he was born in Kentucky. Many years later, in his obituary, his family declared that Abner was born in 'Kentucky' and came to Mississippi with his family about 1780.
Sylvanus Pipes came to Kentucky from North Carolina in 1786, and purchased land in what was then Lincoln County. Sylvanus raised his children in Kentucky, and then between 1810 and 1830, he and his children all moved on to Missouri.
The year 1795 saw the arrival in Mercer County of Phillip Pipes and his brother John Pipes Junior, who also traveled from North Carolina and through the Cumberland Gap with their families. In the very early 1800s Phillip moved to Wayne County, Kentucky, and then further south to Limestone County, Alabama with his family.
John Junior and his wife Mary Morris Pipes raised many children and remained in Mercer County the rest of their lives. Most of their children and grandchildren lived in what became Boyle, Washington and Marion Counties, raising children, farming, enduring the Civil War and living life to the best of their abilities.
About 1900 things changed and most of the Pipes children started the next wave of emigration to Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Texas and places with wider opportunities to support families. A small contingent of the descendants of Morris Pipes and his wife Sallie Montgomery remained in Marion County for many years and gradually some moved to the Louisville area and remain there even today.
When you remember that many young ladies named Pipes married into other families in the area surrounding Boyle, Marion and Washington counties you will not be surprised if you start asking about family history and hear "Oh yes, my great grandmother was a Pipes."
1780 to the year 2014 is 234 years with the surname Pipes recorded in the civil records and history of Kentucky. Our family history in the beautiful State of Kentucky is something to be proud of and to remember.

Publication Date:
1499210256 / 9781499210255
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / South

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