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Susan Virginia Dawson Lipscomb
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1856
Blues Beach
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1941
Keyser
Mineral County
West Virginia, USA

Died at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV.
Fell down fracture of hip, died of pneumonia
Lived at 231 Newton Street, Keyser, WV
Susan's death record was reported by grand daughter Maria Riley and list mother as Barbara Custer and father John O. Dawson

Susan married James Joshua Lipscomb, Aug 8, 1888, Tucker County, WV

Before her marriage she had four children Samuel Walker (step father) Susan is living mother Barbara and Samuel Walker in 1870. Samuel Walker also had a child with Susan's sister Sarah Dawson.

1850 Census: Can not locate a Barbara Custer.

1860 Census: Western District Hampshire, WV
Barbara Dawson 26 (Barbara is probably only 16 yrs)
Susan Dawson 3
Note: Living beside Henry Odle Dawson, (Henry Dawson is possibly Barbara's father in law)and Barbara's husband as John Odle Dawson. John O. Dawson may have died in the civil war, disappeared or left.
1850 Census for Henry Dawson has a son John living in the home.

1870 Census: New Creek,Mineral County, WV
Saml S Walker 32
Barbara A Walker 26
Susan V Dawson 12
Sarah C Dawson 9 born about 1861

Notes: Samuel Walker and Barbara are still living on the 1880 and 1900 census.

1880 Census: New Creek, Mineral County, WV
Dawson, Susan 22 domestic
Harrison, John son of domestic (John Harrison Walker)

1900 Census:Saint George, Tucker County, WV
J J Lipscomb 37
Susan Lipscomb 41
Mary L Lipscomb 10 (known as Mollie)
Elsie C Lipscomb 1

1910 Census: Union Preston, WV
Joshua Lipscomb 46
Susan B Lipscomb 51
Elsie Lipscomb 11
Note: Mary "Mollie" is now married

1920 Census: Unable to locate Joshua, Susan or Elsie
Note: According to family Susan lived for a few years with daughter Elsie and Mack Moats in Preston County, WV.

1930 Census: Union, Preston, WV
Mack Rinehart 44
Dolla Rinehart 38
Susan Lipscomb 71 widow boarder
Dollie’s uncle George Washington Hebb was formerly Susan’s son in law

1940 Census: Mineral County, WV
living with grand daughter Nellie Marie Riley
Otho D Riley 50 (second husband of Nellie)
Nellie Marie Riley 40
Margaret Lewis 18
Richard Riley 17
Louise Riley 16
Susan Lipscomb 83

from unpublished book of Jeffrey Lipscomb

Letter of 29 July 1967 from Mrs. Mollie Dornon, 3604 Keystone Avenue, Baltimore, MD to Mrs. James Morris, 8505 14th Avenue, Langley Park, MD [letter in possession of this writer Jeff Lipscomb]. Susan’s daughter Mary Ann “Mollie” (Lipscomb) Dornon has written that “Susan had four out of wedlock children by Samuel Walker of Mineral County before she married to Josh Lipscomb. All of them went by the last name Walker: Samuel, Robert, Virginia ‘Jennie,’ and Martin. I scarcely knew my half-brothers. We did not have much to do with each other. My father Josh Lipscomb adopted my half-sister Virginia ‘Jennie,’ who later married to George Washington Hebb. Jennie died in 1902 - she was only about twenty-one years old. George then married Bertie (Wes Lipscomb’s daughter).”

Susan’s four out of wedlock children by Samuel Walker were: (1) B & O Railroad blacksmith Samuel Arcallis Walker (1875-1935, died of myocarditis at Mineral Co., W. Va.) married Dorothy Jane Crabtree (1869-1946), daughter of Elwood Taylor Crabtree and Rebecca S. Dayton.
(2) Railroad track foreman Robert Harrison Walker (1878-1907, died age 28 of “acute yellow atrophy of liver” at Mineral Co.) married ca.1898 to Addie May Ravenscraft (1878-1950), daughter of Thomas Ravenscraft and Elizabeth Dayton.
(3) Virginia Lee “Jennie” Walker/Lipscomb (1880-1902) married 1897 to [No. 226] George Washington Hebb (1878-1949; see his entry in Chapter 19).
(4) Farm laborer Martin Sherman Walker (1884-1976, died at Mineral Co.) married 1907 to Phedosia Fay Riggleman (1892-after 1930), daughter of James and Louisa E Riggleman. In the 1930 census, Martin was an inmate at the Moundsville State Penitentiary in Marshall Co., W. Va. (reportedly, he was a convicted moonshiner).

Josh Lipscomb and wife Susan were the parents of two daughters. Mary Ann “Mollie” Lipscomb (1888-1990) married in 1906 to Charles E. Dornon (1883-1946; Chief of Police at Piedmont, W. Va.), the son of Thomas Dornon and Amanda Barker. Charles died at Piedmont of a heart attack after being severely beaten by two men he had just arrested. Mollie died at the advanced age of 102 years, two months, and last resided at Baltimore, Md. She was thus the second longest-lived female descendant of Ambrose Lipscomb [after Merle Sarah Dessie (Lipscomb) Adams (1903-2008), who died at age 105 years, two months. Merle was a daughter of No. 134 Oliver Marvin Lipscomb].

Elsie Gladys Lipscomb (1898-1986)married (1) in 1919 to her second cousin once removed [No. 148] Mack Arthur Moats (1885-1941; see Chapter 18). Elsie married (2) 1943 to widower Charles Bell “Charlie” Sisler (1895-1976), son of Henry Clay Sisler and Sarah Matilda Teets. Charlie’s late first wife was Elsie’s first cousin Hester Victoria “Ada” Harrison (1891-1932), a daughter of James Gyles Losh Harrison and [No. 81] Syrena Catherine Lipscomb.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joshua James Lipscomb (1864 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Samuel Arcallis R Walker (1875 - 1935)*
  Robert Harrison N. Walker (1878 - 1907)*
  Virginia Lee Walker Hebb (1880 - 1902)*
  Martin Sherman Walker (1884 - 1976)*
  Mollie Lipscomb Dornon (1888 - 1990)*
  Elsie Gladys Lipscomb Moats-Sisler (1898 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dayton Cemetery
McCoole
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Sylvia Sine Whittaker
Record added: Oct 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78028254
Susan Virginia <i>Dawson</i> Lipscomb
Added by: Sylvia Sine Whittaker
 
Susan Virginia <i>Dawson</i> Lipscomb
Added by: Sylvia Sine Whittaker
 
Susan Virginia <i>Dawson</i> Lipscomb
Added by: Sylvia Sine Whittaker
 
 
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wife of great grand uncle
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 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
Great Grand mother, Rest in Peace
- Sylvia Sine Whittaker
 Added: May. 4, 2013
 
 
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