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Enlisted in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina at age 22 on September 30, 1861.(Same day that Andrew, John, John M., and Pinkney Hipp enlisted.)Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2, 1863.Reported absent wounded or absent sick through October, 1863.Returned to duty in January-February, 1864.Captured at the north Anna River, Virginia, May 23, 1864.Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 30, 1864.Paroled at Point Lookout on or about March 14, 1865, and transferred to Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received on March 16, 1865, for exchange.From "North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865."
Article from "The Charlotte Observer," Sunday, August 23, 1914:
Death of a Veteran
Mr. W. P. Hipp died at the Presbyterian Hospital Thursday afternoon and was buried at Paw Creek Friday.He was 77 years of age and is survived by his widow, one son and three daughters.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVERAUGUST 23, 1914
MR. W.P. HIPP, OF PAW CREEK, DIED LAST THURSDAY, CONFEDERATE VETERAN
Mr. W.P. Hipp, a prominent citizen of Paw Creek, a devoted member of the Presbyterian church, his membership being at Paw Creek Church, and a brave Confederate Veteran, died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian hospital.His wife and children were at his bedside.
He was in his 77th year and was a consistent member of Paw Creek Church.He was a good husband and a good citizen.He had a good host of friends who mourn his death.He was buried at Paw Creek graveyard beside his first wife, who died 5 years ago.Mr.Hipp had been a sufferer for two years.For four weeks before his death he suffered intensely, but he was patient and heroic, never murmuring.He was a brave soldier, and good man, and his community will miss him.
He is survived by his second wife, who lives at Thomasboro in their new home which they had lived since selling the old home place in Paw Creek, near Rhynes old mill.Mr.Hipp is also survived by one son, Charles Hipp and three daughters, Mrs. Charles Robinson, Mrs. A.F. Cathey, Mrs. Burt Cathey, all of whom reside near Charlotte, except Mrs. Cathey who lives in Norfolk, Va.
Mecklenburg County Book Q, page 598
Last Will and testament of W. P. Hipp.
State of North Carolina
I, W. P. Hipp of said County and State, being of sound mind and memory....
Item I ...to my daughter, Lou Robinson, Two Hundred Dollars.
Item II ...to my daughter, Annie Cathey, Two Hundred Dollars.
Item III ...to my daughter, Fannie Cathey, Two Hundred Dollars.
Item IIII ...to my wife Harriet Hipp, during her natural life, or so long as she remains my widow, my house and lot Situated in what is known as "Thomasborough" in the western Suburb of the City of Charlotte, being the same premises conveyed to me by deed from Perry Thomas and wife, and at her death or marriage it is my will that the same be equally divided between my children, Lou Robinson, Annie Cathey, Fannie Cathey and Charlie A. Hipp, share and share alike.
Item V ...the rest of my estate including the proceeds from the sale of the remaining portion of my old home place (about 16 acres) in Paw Creek Township, be equally divided between my children, Lou Robinson, Annie Cathey, Fannie Cathey, Charlie A. Hipp and my wife Harriet Hipp.
Item VI ...to my daughter, Fannie Cathey, my feather bed and entire outfit; other bedding to be equally divided between my wife Harriet and my daughter Fannie Cathey.
Item VII ...All remaining household effects belonging to me to be sold and equally divided...
Item VIII ...void all other wills and testaments by me...
I hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law, Burt Cathey and my son, Charlie A. Hipp executors.......without bond.
In witness ....this 30th day of June, A.D. One thousand nine hundred and fourteen (1914)
Wit; J.W. Cobb, C.E. Mosteller. W. P.XHipp
Probated 25 August 1914
Settlement Book 6 page 36811 Nov 1915.MecklenburgCo NC.
After debts paid...there was $3200 to be distributed to heirs....
paid $200 each to Annie Cathey, Fannie Cathey, and Lou Robinson....all
There were 5 shares of $520 paid to Lou Robinson, Annie Cathey, Fannie Cathey,
Charlie A. Hipp, and Harriet Hipp.
They had decided to hold the Tract of land containing 16 acres until they could
obtain better price.
Settlement Book 7 page 33...30 Mar 1917-MecklenburgCo NC...apparently sold above tract
of land for $560.00. After expenses
they paid shares of 98.57 to Mrs. Lou Robinson, Mrs. Annie Cathey, Mrs. Fannie
Cathey, Charlie A. Hipp children of W.P.
Hipp dec and Mrs. Harriett Hipp widow of W.P. Hipp.