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The Hipp family from which I descend lived in what is now Long Creek Township of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Stephen Hipp, Sr. lived on land that was located on Gar Creek on the east side of the Catawba River, near Hopewell Presbyterian Church. You may view a map of the area which shows his property.  I have also included an aerial photograph of the area, taken in 1996.  Apparently, early descendants attended Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Paw Creek Township and Trinity United Methodist Church in Long Creek. Descendants may also have attended Hopewell Presbyterian Church, which was established before Paw Creek and Trinity Churches. Stephen's sons, Stephen Jr. and Valentine, remained in Mecklenburg County after their father's death. Sons Andrew, John, Jacob, Joseph and George sold the land that they inherited from their father, and removed to South Carolina, taking their mother, Ann along.

Family Group Sheets

You may view my searchable GedPages and browse the list of surnames.  If you have any information to add or correct, I would appreciate hearing from you.  My email address is


I have created a timeline of the activities of Hipp family members in early Mecklenburg County, NC, USA, as recorded in various documents and deeds.

Final Resting Places

Cemeteries are a favorite source of information and inspiration.  I have roamed the cemeteries of western Mecklenburg County to locate the graves of my Hipp ancestors and cousins. Sadly, there were many empty spots among those old stones still standing, and so there are many other ancestors whose graves I could not find. I include the graves of some other North Carolina burials who may be connected to the Stephen Hipp line.

Also, I have some information on the graves of some Hipp family members buried in South Carolina and in Mississippi.

Mecklenburg County Real Estate Conveyances

You may view an index of some Mecklenburg County, NC real estate conveyances involving Hipp family members between 1793 and 1840.

Military Service Records

James Franklin Hipp, Co I 37th NC Regiment CSA


Catherine/Kathryn Sawyer Hipp & Henrietta Hipp
by Wanda M. Newberry Gray

Map of Hipp Surname Distribution

You may view a map showing the distribution of the HIPP surname in the continental United State of America.  Please be patient - it will take a few moments for this graphic to load.

Map of Olde Mecklenburg

Map of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus & Union Counties includes waterways, townships and some early churches.

last updated: 7 August, 2009