Biography of Joseph Phipps
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Phipps, Joseph, and Mary Eames his wife, were natives of Massachusetts, and early settled in Lee, Oneida county, N. Y., and their children were afterward identified with the interests of Orleans county. Some of them were intimately connected with the once famous Phipps Union Seminary at Albion. The children were Nancy, who lived in the Seminary, and who died unmarried at Eagle Harbor; Zerrah, who died young; Mary, who managed the boarding department, and, in fact, was the financier of the Phipps Seminary and who died in Michigan; Zerrah, second, who married Eber Inglesby and died in Onondaga county; Sarah, who married Macy Pratt; Aaron, Joseph, who died young; Mahala, who married Samuel Anderson and moved to Michigan; Caroline, the founder, in fact, of the Seminary, and who married Henry L. Achilles and died in the Seminary building January 10, 1881; Sophronia. a teacher in the Seminary, and who married Rev. James L. Hodge and now lives in Brooklyn, N. Y.; and William, a Kentucky farmer and formerly contractor and mail carrier during the late war. Aaron Phipps was born March 10, 1803, in Oneida county. He married Judith Pratt and brought her to his new home near Eagle Harcor. He was a strong Abolitionist and temperance man, and one of the founders of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Eagle Harbor. The children of Aaron and Judith were: Hobert Edgerton, Mary A., Frances M., Joseph, George W., William H. and William Wallace. Hobert E. was born August 20, 1832, and was educated in the Albion Academy. April 7, 1856, he married Hannah M., daughter of Hiram and Jane Pratt, and they had four childreu: Charles A., now a missionary in the State of Washington; Helen J., George H., who died at eleven years; and Arthur J. of Albion. Hobert was an active Republican until 1884, when he became a Prohibitionist. He is a prominent worker in Eagle Harbor Lodge of Good Templars.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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