John Meshack Phipps

Property Transactions in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and Surrounding Communities, 1839-1859
Acknowledged: 28 May 1846, W. W. Phelps, Notary Public, Hancock County, Illinois
Source: Hancock County Deeds, book S page #449-50 entry #10656 (21 July 1847)
Contributed by Darlene Anderson

Name: Phipps, John Meshack
Birth Date: 14 February 1812
Birth Place: Abingdon, Washington, Virginia
Death Date: 10 December 1916
Death Place: Fremont County, Iowa
Father: Phipps, Jesse
Mother: Spurlin, Jennie
Spouse: Cox, Dorothy
Marriage date: 1842
Marriage Place: Owen County, Indiana
Spouse: Long, Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Stewart
Marriage Date: 17 February 1842
Marriage Place: Owen County, Indiana
Grantor: John was once rumored to be the father of John Rockefeller based on a book about the Standard Oil Company written by Ida Tarbell. At one point, John and his brother Eli were listed as the oldest set of twins by the Guinness Book of World Records. John joined the Elks Lodge in Shenandoah, Iowa, at age 100. Source:United States Federal Census, 1850, 1860;; Rowena Miller Files, Lands and Records Office, Nauvoo Restoration, Inc.
Grantor:Herman D. Bayles and Juliet, wife
Residence: Hancock County, Illinois
Grantee: M. Phipps
Transaction Date: 28 May 1846
Considerations: $300.00
Town Parcel: Lot #1, Block #138, Nauvoo Plat, Town of Nauvoo
Legal Description: Beginning corner Ezra Parrish; North 34 feet; West 100 feet; South 34 feet; East 100 feet to beginning.
Witness: Elizabeth Forey