Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Many Names Of Lipscomb.

The other day as I was finishing my page on ( Policemen ), when I got a E. Mail from a women who saw my page on the ( Shortridge ), and said how happy she was to run across it, as it had a lot of her ancestors on it. As I was getting ready to answer her back I happen to notice her last name was ( Lipscomb ), so I look it up and found I had a lot of information on the name. So that’s how this page came about, I hope you who are looking for your ( Lipscomb ) ancestors will find this page very helpful.

Note. The following information comes from the many Departments of the Library of Congress.



For the relief of
Lucy M. Lipscomb.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates. of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred dollars, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to the payment of that sum to Lucy M. Lipscomb, of Missouri, for so much money erroneously deposited by her Agent to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States, to be paid to the said Lucy, or to her order, on demand.

Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789

A warrant for 316 dollars, issue in faver of Captain Reuben Lipscomb, for the extra month's pay granted to the army under General Washington, by the resolution of the 29th of December last, and which is due to 40 men of the 7th Virginia regiment now on their way to Virginia, who were regularly discharged on the 2 February, and mentioned in a list signed by Brigadier General Woodford, and also to Captain Lipscomb, who conducts them; he to give a receipt for the money, and to account for the same.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1834-1835
FRIDAY, December 19, 1834.

A petition of the heirs at law of Bernard Lipscomb, deceased, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which the said Bernard Lipscomb was entitled as a captain in the Virginia line of the revolutionary army.

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, 1789-1873
FRIDAY, December 22, 1837.

A petition of Jesse Lipscomb, praying to be indemnified for the loss of a sum of money, occasioned by the improper admission of an unauthorized person in the post office at Baltimore.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1834-1835
THURSDAY, December 18, 1834.

A petition of Thomas Lipscomb, administrator of Nathaniel Fox, deceased, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which the said Nathaniel Fox was entitled as a lieutenant in the revolutionary army.

Congress of the Confederate States.
Richmond, February 12, 1862.


George H. Lipscomb, of Mississippi, to take rank from confirmation.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 4] MONDAY, June 6, 1864.

T. C. Lipscomb, to be lieutenant-colonel.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 43rd Congress, 1st Session. FRIDAY, May 15, 1874.

The petition of George Lipscomb and others, soldiers in the Mexican and Seminole wars, that the soldiers of said wars be granted pensions.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 3] TUESDAY, March 24, 1863.

I have the honor to nominate the persons whose names appear in the accompanying list as surgeons and assistant surgeons in the Provisional Army.

W. L. Lipscomb, Mississippi, assistant surgeon.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 3] THURSDAY, March 26, 1863.

The nomination of John P. Lipscomb, to be assistant surgeon for the war in the Navy.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 3] TUESDAY, January 19, 1864.

To Be Captain.
J. N. Lipscomb, of South Carolina, to rank from September 1, 1863.

Confederate States of America, Navy Department,
Richmond, March 19, 1863.
Assistant surgeons for the war.

John P. Lipscomb, of North Carolina.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 4] SATURDAY, June 4, 1864.


Capt. T. C. Lipscomb, of Mississippi, to be lieutenant-colonel Sixth Mississippi Cavalry (organized from men recruited from within the enemy's lines), to rank from May 23, 1864.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1833-1834
FRIDAY, December 13, 1833.

A petition of William C. Lipscomb, on behalf of the Methodist Protestant Church of Georgetown, presented January 23, 1832.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 3] MONDAY, December 14, 1863.

Col. T. J. Lipscomb, of South Carolina, to be colonel Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, 1835-1836
TUESDAY, December 29, 1835.

A petition of David S. Lipscomb, of the State of Alabama, praying relief, in relation to his entry upon a certain lot of land, through mistake.

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Volume 3] FRIDAY, January 8, 1864.

Assistant surgeons.

W. H. Lipscomb, of Mississippi, to take rank from April 27, 1863.

Revolutionary War & War of 1812.

Note. I know some of you had Lipscomb's ancestors in the Revolutionary War & War of 1812. And you would like to have some information them. I get this kind of information from the pension rolls of the United State and as it's so vast I could not list every State here, so this will be a look up. If you would like to look for a ancestor write to me, with his name and the State & County he died in. Below is a example of the kind of information you may receive.


State of Virginia, county of King William, John Lipscomb, rank of private, of the Virginia Line, Placed on the rolls on September 24, 1819, at a allowance of $48, dollars per year, commencement of pension was on May 25, 1819, has received the sum of $74,32, age 77. Remarks Suspended under act of May 1, 1820.

Civil War.

Note. This information comes from the official recorders of the Union and Confederate Armies which is housed at the State University of Ohio.

Note. This information come out of the reports in bits and pieces, if you would like any report just let me know.

Tullahoma, Tenn., January 18, 1863.

The first line was already beginning to yield and some of the men falling back, when I at once ordered the advance of the second line. I ordered the Thirteenth Louisiana Volunteers to oblique to the right, and sent Captain [A. A.] Lipscomb to order Major Zacharie, commanding Sixteenth Louisiana Volunteers, also to move forward.

Numbers 86. Report of Brigadier General M. L. Bonham, C. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, First Corps.

Camp Gregg, August 1, 1861.

Colonel A. P. Aldrich, and Lieutenant Colonel James M. Lipscomb, of my regular staff, am I greatly indebted for most active and efficient service during the whole time of the operations of my command from the 17th to the 22nd of July, inclusive, cash executing every order delivered him with the utmost alacrity, and frequently under circumstances of peril. I am also indebted to Major Thomas J. Davies, of my regular staff, and Major S. W. Melton, and Alfred Moss (the latter of Virginia), my volunteer aides, for similar active and efficient services; and to Major Melton I am further indebted for very valuable aid as military secretary. I am also much indebted to my volunteer aides, Majs. S. S. Tompkins, W. P. Butler, and M. B. Lipscomb, for valuable assistance in the performance of various duties connected with my command from the time they joined me at Centreville to the close of the operations. To General S. McGowan, volunteer aide, who also joined me at Centreville, I am under many obligations for his valuable assistance during the operations of my command from the 17th to the 21st, inclusive, under circumstances of peril and exposure.

Richmond, Va., May 13, 1863
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM H. LUDLOW,
Agent of Exchange, Fortress Monroe.

COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that I have this day declared specially exchange; Captain Taliaferro Hunter, assistant quartermaster; D. T. White, teamster; Paul Lipscomb, teamster; J. B. Wright, teamster, captured May 3, 1862, at Hanover Junction, Va., by Lieutenant Colonel H. Davis, commanding Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, and released on parole which I will offset to this extent against the number due me on deliveries at City Point up to the time of our last interview.

Jackson, Miss., January 19, 1864.

II. Surg. W. L. Lipscomb having reported at these headquarters pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 8, headquarters Meridian, December 31, 1863, is hereby assigned to duty as chief surgeon of this command, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

Note. I have 130 reports most of them are about or from Colonel Thomas C. Lipscomb.

6th MISSISSIPPI Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Lipscomb.

Numbers 27. Report of Captain Crispin Dickenson, Ringgold (Virginia) Battery, of engagement of Cloyd's Mountain, and skirmish at New River Bridge.
Gast Mill, near Salem, Va., May 20, 1864.

The rifled gun was under my own supervision, and the fourth, or 12-pounder Napoleon, in charge of Lieutenant A. W. Hoge, my company numbering about 130 men present for duty. Twenty-nine muskets were placed in the hands of a like number of men, in charge of Lieutenant William H. Lipscomb, who took position on a line with the fourth gun and to its left.

Richmond, March 31, 1862.
Commanding at Pensacola:

learn from the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office that George H. Lipacomb was appointed major.
Very respectfully,
R. E. LEE,

Near Tullahoma, Tenn., January 24, 1863.

The regiment behaved throughout like veterans. Captains Ryan, Lipscomb, King, Bishop, and [John] McGrath, and Lieutenant [D. C.] Levy displayed distinguished steadiness and courage. The loss of this regiment in two short actions, lasting both together not more than an hour, was 19 officers and 332 men killed, wounded, and missing, losing as many as some brigades.

Civil War.

There were at lest if not more then 449, Lipscompb's in the Civil War, So this will be a lookup, when asking about a ancestor give full name and State. Below there will be a example on the kind of information you may receive.


Duke S. Lipscomb, private, Co. A., 6th, Missouri regiment infantry Vol., enlisted Jan. 1, 1861, at Springfield Mo., served in the Missouri State Guards as a private. Was in the following battles: Lexington, Elk Horn, Luka, was wounded at Corinth. Other battles Grand Gulf, Gibson, Baker’s creek, Big Black. Was wounded and captured at Vicksburg.

Note. There are 13 Lipscomb's in the Texas Confederate pension records. here is one. Mrs. E. J. Lipscomb wife of Edward Jenner Lipscomb of Tarrant county, his #49156, her's was #51685, if you would like any names of the 13, let me know.


Anonymous said...

Dennis - I have been tryng to find information about my mother's family from around Anderson, SC or Ninety Six, SC. My mother's name is Theresa Mellichamp, her grandmother was Teresa Lipscomb. Teresa Lipscomb's father was Thomas C. Lipscomb born around 1820. I don't know if it is the same one referenced in the Civil War documents. Would this information be useful? thanks - vicki

Anonymous said...

This was just a example, but thank you all the same. Here is something that my interest you? There was a Thomas C. Lipscomb, on the pension register he had no App. No. but his wife did it was App. # 08318, her names was Henrietta C. Lipscomb, Grayson County Texas.

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Robert Anederson said...

I am a descendant of Col. Thomas Jefferson Lipscomb of 96/Abbeybville South Carolina also. He rode with Gen Wade Hampton's South Carolina Calvary Brigade & After Gettysburg Maj Lipscomb was promoted to Colonel and his unit fought in dozens of battles until the war ended.He returned to find his house and farm burned. Reportedly he succumbed to the trauma of the war and died with a "tarnished" reputation in 1873 at age 47. His son James Lipscomb (1861-1921) married Mattie Elizabeth Barr(1860-1929). Their daughter Bessie Mae Lipscomb, born in 1886 was my grandmother. ~ Robert Anderson , Austin TX