- He was one of the first settlers in the original county of Spartanburg, South Carolina, moving there in 1784 from Louisa County, Virginia. He obtained large grants of land on Thickety and Goucher Creeks. He was a member of the Committee of Safety of Louisa County, Virginia in 1775. His will was filed in Spartenburgh District, South Carolina, and a copy is also recorded in Will Book A, p. 577, Madison County, Kentucky.
From "WILLIAM LIPSCOMB, SR. (1731-1810)" by Donald A. Wise
William Lipscomb, Sr., born 28 March 1731 in Hanover County, Virginia, was the son of Sarah (MackGehee) and Thomas Lipscomb. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas MackGehee of King William County, Virginia. Thomas and Sarah Lipscomb had at least eight children which included Thomas, William, David, John, Mary (Mollie), Ann Elizabeth (Nancy), Nathan and Smith Lipscomb.
William Lipscomb, Sr. married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Elizabeth Ragland and David Smith, in Virginia in 1752. Elizabeth Smith was born on 12 September 1735 in Virginia. They lived in Louisa County, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War. William Lipscomb, Sr. was appointed as a member of the Committee of Safety in Louisa County, Virginia, on 19 May 1775. He is also credited with Patriotic Service according to the Louisa County, Order Book, 1774-84, for provisions for the Virginia Militia: "410 lbs. of bacon; 50 lbs. beef; for furnishing Dragoons with corn and fodder."
William Lipscomb, Sr. had purchased his first 254 acres of land in 1758 and sold this land on 9 February 1763. On 6 October 1763, he bought 2,789 acres of land in Hanover County, Virginia. In 1784 William Lipscomb, Sr. sold his lands in Virginia and settled in the Spartansburg District of South Carolina. William died on 13 March 1810 at Limestone Springs, South Carolina, and was buried in the Lipscomb Graveyard near Pacolet, 7 miles from Gaffney, South Carolina. His will was proven on 4 April 1810. Elizabeth (Smith) Lipscomb died on 10 September 1820 at Limestone Springs, South Carolina.
William Lipscomb, Jr. (1756-1802) had served as Fife Major, 8th Virginia Regiment, during the Revolutionary War. His brother, John Lipscomb (1761-1827), had also served in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War.
Dorothy Garr Helmer. Lipscomb: 300 Years in America: 1679-1979.
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1979, 490p.
Louisa County, Virginia, Court Booklet, pp. 4,6,10.
Louisa County, Virginia, Commissioners Book, III, p. 357.
Louisa County, Virginia, Order Book, 1774-84.
DAR Patriot Index, 1990, 3 vols., Part 2, p. 1812 for William Lipscomb, Sr. entry.
Supplemental Ancestor Certificate for Donald A. Wise, descendant of William Lipscomb, Sr., approved by NSSAR on 22 July 1994.
Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Will for William Lipscomb, Sr., dated 7 July 1808 and proven 4 April 1810.
Madison County, Kentucky, Will for William Lipscomb, Sr. recorded in Will Book B.A., p. 577.
Patricia Law Hatcher. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, vol. 3, 1987, p. 26 for William Lipscomb.
Senate Document No. 48, 70th Congress, lst Session, p. 138 under South Carolina for William Lipscomb entry.
Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims. Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1992, 3 vols, vol. 2, p. 620 for William Lipscomb, Sr. entry.
Donald A. Wise. Some Revolutionary War Patriot Essays. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: Re Tvkv'cke Press, 1995, pp. 16-17.
Source: FGS 770.001, Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
William and Elizabeth Smith Lipscomb resided at home called Cloverdale. Located west of Route 649 and north of the South Anna River near the waters of Cauthorns Run in Green Springs District, Louisa County, Virginia. In 1801, after having moved to South Carolina, he deeded the property to Reuben Vest, who that same year had married Sarah (Sally) Lipscomb. Sally died at a young age, and in 1818 Reuben married her first cousin, Ann Lipscomb Wood.
Source: "Old Home Places of Louisa County, Virginia".
Among the first settlers in the original county of Spartanburg was William LIPSCOMB, the ancestor of nearly all the families of this name who have ever resided in said county. [REF:#0770-004, Pg277]
In 1775, William LIPSCOMB, was a member of the "Committee of Safety" of Louisa Co., VA. [REF: DAR # 162335, 159594 & 125526)
It is stated that just after the close of the Revolution he was moving with his family from Louisa County, Va., to Georgia, and that on the way his wagon broke down near "Thickety Creek". While awaiting repairs he concluded to look around over the country, and was so well pleased that he decided to make settlement in that immediate vacinity. He made entry of a large scope of lands on "Little Thickety and Goucher" creeks, which has been in the family ever since. He was born in Virginia, March 28th, 1731, and
died March 13th, 1810, aged 79 years.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, William Lipscomb of Spartenburg District, State of South Carolina, being in my sound mind and memory, make this my last will and testament this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand eighthundred and eight and in the thirtyfourth year of American Independence. Item I give and bequeath unto my wife, Elizabeth Lipscomb, the land whereon I live, the Eastside of Main Thickety, beginning at a small ash on the bank o fthe creek about half way between my fence and Thomas Littlejohn's fence, a straight line to a poplar in Mapps old field above the Horse Ford on the East side of McBee's creek, to continue a straight line to Bunchfield's East line, along said line to his corner post oak the East side of the little blue branch, thence a straight line to a red and black oak to Steen's and Austin's corner, along their line to main Thickety, up Thickety to the beginning, and six choice negroes, one cart, as much stock, tools,and household furniture as she chooses to keep. Item I give to my son William Lipscomb, deceased, children four negroes; Hannah, Dick, Barlett, and Cuz, Them and their increase forever. I give my grandson, David Lipscomb, three hundred dollars and he is to receive three hundred dollars out of his father's, William Lipscomb dec'd, part and have an equal share with his brothers and sisters of the balance, the money to be left in my Exors hands to educate him at the Latin Schools befor my decease. Item I give unto my son, David Lipscomb, eight negroes; Viz.,Morris, Daniel, Larkin, Harrison, Rosy, Hannah, and Bartlett, them and their increase forever. Item I give my daughter Mary Littlejohn, eight negroes; Dafney, James, Jacob, Salley, Ann, Samuel, Annare and Peg, them and their increase forever. Also a tract of land wheron Thomas Littlejohn now lives. Beginning in Bunchfield's East line and running on the North line of theabove described land to main Thickety, crossing the creek a straight line to a post oak corner on the hill the right hand side of the path to Thomas Collin's line, along Collins's line to Ropes, along Ropes to Bunchfield's line, along Bunchfield's to the beginning. Item I give my daughter Nancy Wood, six negroes Judah, Mike, Harry, Daniel, Samuel and Adam, them and their increase forever, also two tracts of land, one purchased of William Wood; the other of Joseph Champion, Whereon the said Nancy Wood now lives. Item I give my son Nathan Lipscomb seven negroes; Viney and two children, Nelly, Tom, George, and Alsa, them and their increase forever. Also a tract of four hundred acres on Muddy Creek, Kentucky, the land whereon the said Nathan Lipscomb now lives and has many bond for a right is included, the lines to run so as not to injure the other part of my lands. My son Nathan Lipscomb to have no part of my other land or their value except he choosed to have his valued as all my other lands for four or five good men chosen by my executors, then the said Nathan Lipscomb may take it at the valuation and draw an equal share with all my other children, then the said Nathan Lipscomb shall receive two hundred dollars for his trouble seeing after my lands. Item I give to my son Smith Lipscomb five negroes, Ginney ,Nancy, Garland, Milley, and America, them and their increase forever, also the above described land cut off for my wife after her death. My son Smith Lipscomb to have full possession of it, all the above described lands to be valued and them that is on them may take them at valuation. All my other lands not hereafter described to be lotted off and any of my children may take a lot or lots at the valuation except more than one wants a particular lot then they may bidf or it, draw for choice, or sell on a credit the whole of my lands to be valued by four or five good men chosen by my Executors. My Kentucky land also. I have three tracts inpartnership with William Thompson known by the line Kiln tracts, one conveyed by William Bratton, Sheriff, on Capt. James Martin the other. We have said Martin's bond for a Right to William Thompson is to have half that is recovered if all or any to pay half the difference and have half the profits which land will be sold at the discretion of my Executors as they think best. My son John Lipscomb to deduct out of his equal part four hundred dollars for the land deeded from me to him, unless he chooses to have that valued as my other lands and then my son John Lipscomb is to receive his equal part, the negroes, houlehold furniture, and stock that my wife don't take choice of to be equally divided among my children so that the negroes remain in the family, and at my wife's death all that part of the negroes, household furniture, and stock and their increase and tools that my wife had be equally divided as all my other property. My will and desire is that my wife should live with my son Smith Lipscomb, thay having the liberty of cropping together. If my children die leaving no child, thier brothers and sisters shall receive equal parts and if any sould die leaving a child or children, then my grandchild or children shall receive their father's or mother's equal part. My will and desire is that my sons, David Lipscomb, John Lipscomb, NathanLipscomb, and Smith Lipscomb be my executors and that my executors do perform as above. In witness I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
Signed and Sealed in presence of William Bostick, Joshua Richards, John Herron
His will was proven in Spartenburgh District, South Carolina, on April 11, 1810 by William Bostick and Joshua Richards. John, Smith, and Nathan Lipscomb qualified as executors
Burial: Lipscomb Graveyard, Near Pacelot, 7 miles from Gaffney, SC
Marriage Notes for William Lipscomb and Elizabeth Smith:
The Thomas Lipscomb that Mary Smith married is the brother of her sister Elizabeth's husband Wiliam.
Elizabeth and Mary's younger brother John likewise married William and Thomas's sister Elizabeth Lipscomb.
Therefore, 2 sisters and a brother in the Smith family married 2 brothers and a sister in the Lipscomb family.