Samuel Wesley Flippin Family
[submitted by Nova A. Lemons]

Samuel Wesley Flippin was born c1828 in Monroe Co., KY.  Early courthouse records of Monroe Co. prior to 1852 were destroyed in a fire so there are no early court records available on the Flippin families.  Samuel's parents were Isaac and Nancy (Watt) Flippin.  The 1830 Monroe Co., KY census showed them living in the Tompkinsville area.  Isaac had property on the Eastfork of Barren River that was originally part of his father's survey.  This would be where Samuel was born.
His father died around 1844 and his mother remarried to Edward Cawood / Caywood in 1852.  They may have divorced or Edward died and Nancy resumed her maiden name before the 1860 census.  The 1853 deed record made between Samuel W. Flippin and his brother James M. Flippin proved him as son of Isaac Flippin and that his mother Nancy was married to Edward Caywood.
Around 1848 to 1849, Samuel married Nancy Mosby Lewis in Monroe Co. and their first child was born 30 Jul 1852.  Nancy's parents are not known.  She was born 8 Apr 1800 in TN (or KY).
Samuel and his family moved to TX around 1855 to 1856 then to Washington Co., AR where they were on 1860 census.  They were still there on 1870 tax list.  I have not been able to locate them on 1870 or 1880 census.  These two censuses would give us a complete list of their children.
The Flippins moved to TX and lived in the counties of Johnson and Comanche.  They may have lived in Hill Co. according to Monroe Co., KY records.  By 1897 Samuel and Nancy were divorced and Samuel was said to have married second to a Maude.  He was also said to have died c1900 in Earlsboro, Pottowatomie Co., Indian Territory (OK).  Research showed a marriage record for S. W. Flippin, age 65, to Elizia Clark, age 32, in 1899 in Seminole, Indian Territory (OK).  Their residence was Earlsboro.
Nancy was listed as a widow on 1900 Comanche Co., TX and died c1908 in Bosque Co., TX at the home of her youngest son, George.  She is buried at Russell Cemetery near Walnut Springs.
Their children were:  James Asberry (1852-1882), William Clay (1854-1918), John Isaac (1856-1923), M. Frances BROWN (b. 1858), Nancy Elizabeth "Bettie" (1860-1882), Elisha Watt (1863-1903), Elijah Charles (1863-1920), Mary Jane SMITH (1864-1934), Tiv G. (1866-1952), Arrie Mont (1868-1959) and George Washington (1871-1937).  Elisha Watt and Elijah Charles were twins.  Some family descendants said that there was a son, Timothy, who was born 9 May 1855 (he was not on 1860 census).  He was said to have been hung as a horse thief at age 17 and after his death, a bill of sales was found in his pocket.  He may have been born in the 1860s, not 1850s.  This is another reason why I need 1870 and 1880 censuses.

NOTE:  For more information, check out his father Isaac Flippin (#75) in the Flippin Families section and Nova Lemons' line.

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