Hi Doug:I am a descendant of the Knipes of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. My great grand mother was Ellen Knipe who married a William Campbell. Her parents sent her to New York as they did not approve of William Campbell - however she returned and married him. The following is the information I have. Her brother Sam Knipe had a jewellers shop in Belfast I believe.
Margaret Knipe daughter of James and Mary Knipe, Tullycoll born September 8th 1864. Baptised 25 December 1864.at Derryloran Parish, Cookstown.
Robert Thomas son of Thomas and Mary Ann Knipe Coolreaghs, Cookstown, born December 28 1864??
Hope the above may be of assistance to you.
Regards John David Barker
Sarah daughter of Lassics (James) and Mary Knipe, Tullycoll, born January 20th 1869
Matilda born 1858 died 27 March 1956
Ellen Jane my great grandmother was born 1863 and died 15 March 1949.
Parents of Ellen Knipe : Thomas and Mary Ann Knipe. Children: Annie Knipe, Ellen Knipe, Matilda Knipe, Sam Knipe