Stephen Hipp, Sen'r and sons....
...lived in what would become Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. We know that his wife was named Ann, and we know that he named his wife and seven sons in his last will & testament.
Most researchers agree that Stephen Hipp, Sr. immigrated from the area of the Palatinate in what is now Germany. He may have been the Stephan Hepp who arrived in Philadelphia on October 7, 1749 aboard the "Leslie."
Apparently, Stephen was in the South Carolina lowcountry for a time. In January of 1761, a Stephen Hipp and an Anne Walkin received 150 acres in the province and bounty. We know from his Revolutionary War Pension Application that son Valentine Hipp reported that he was born in the Santee River area of South Carolina in May of 1760, and that while he was still very young, his family moved to Mecklenburg County.
Sons Valentine and Stephen, Jr. are believed to have remained in Mecklenburg County, while sons Andrew, George, John, Jacob and Joseph left Mecklenburg County for the Newberry District of South Carolina. Their mother, Ann, went with her sons to Newberry after the death of Stephen, Sr. Son John is believed to have left Newberry for the mountains of North Carolina, while son Joseph died in Cass County, Georgia.
Then there is David Hipp...evidence has been found which names David Hipp as a son of Stephen Hipp, Sr., although he was not named in the last will & testament. As it is probable that David was born around 1780, could it be that his father didn't consider him old enough to leave him a bequest when he died between 1781 and 1782? Or was David actually a grandson of Stephen, Sr.?
Descendants of Stephen Hipp, Sr. are found most commonly in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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