Tom, My name is Donald R. Flippen, I believe that we are first cousins. My father is Charles Samuel FLippen, born in Ringgold(not sure of the spelling), VA.His Father's name was Charles Christopher Flippen, which I believe was your Grandfather. The location of Ringgold, VA is approx. forty miles east of Danville, VA I have a family Bible that traces our Grandmother's Family, "Dodson".She only recorded a few names but not much about "Flippen". I may have more info, if you have direct questions. I would be interested in info concerning the origin of the name "Flippen" i.e. Euro connecting, etc.If you have that info let me know.