OK Valerie, here goes! This is from "Lipscomb Genealogy Vol. 1 & 2" by James Lipscomb,descendant of Thomas Lipscomb. Copy located at Cherokee County Library in SC.
Joel Lipscomb The first American ancestor fled from Hampshire,England via Wales, to Virginia in 1690, following the futile attampt of the Duke of Monmouth to gain the English throne. Joel settled near Jamestown,Va. in King William County. Many of his family strongly supporting the Duke's claim, lost everything at his death - some being put to death. But Joel was able to flee Hampshire County and reach the Virginia shores. He later married and his family lived in King William, Louisa ,and Spotsylvania Counties. As far as any records show Joel was the only one of his name who made his escape to America and anyone of the name in the United States is presumed to descend from him. Family tradition has it that a Miss Smith on the ship that brought him here married him on arrival. Of course this is only tradition as no records have been found confirming it. However,since the first generation in America there have been continued marriages between the Smith and Lipscomb families. It is known that Joel Lipscomb had two sons, John and Thomas. John married Dinah MackGehee [now spelled McGee] in Louisa County,Virginia. The dates of birth in John's case have not been definitely established nor have his children. Thomas MackGehee left a will dated July 27 1727. He was from Scotland and was in fact James MacGregor,son of Patrick MacGregor,Chief of the Gregor Clan in Scotland, who fled the country to save his life and assumed the name Thomas MackGehee. In his will Thomas MackGehee names his children, including two daughters, Dinah and Sarah who married John and Thomas Lipscomb.
Thomas Lipscomb Sr. born 1700 - died 1770; Sarah MackGeheedates not listed children: John b. 1728 married 1752 to Mary Kimbrough William b.1731 d.1810 m.1759 Elizabeth Smith Thomas Jr b.1737 d.1825 m Mary Smith Elizabeth m John Smith Mary m. Thomas Wash Susannah m. John Ragland Agnesm. William Ragland Annesm. Samuel Davis Sarahm.?Pettus Annam.?Pettus
Thomas Sr.'s will is in St. Martin's Parish,Louisa County, Virginia.
William Lipscomb Sr. born 3-28-1731,d.3-13-1810,married 1752 to Elizabeth Smith born 9-12-1736,died 9-10-1820 children: Thomas b 8-19-1753 died in childhood
William Jr b 2-12-1756 d. 11-17-1802 married 1779 Elizabeth Ragland Hall
David b. 5-14-1759 d.6-3-1816 married Katherine Smith
John b.10-31-1761 d.10-27-1827 married 12-18-1783 to Sarah [Sallie] Smith
Molly b.12-28-1766 d.12-31-1823 married Thomas Littlejohn
Nancy [Ann Elizabeth] b. 11-17-1768 d.8-3-1846 married 9-9-1783 to James Wood
Nathan b.12-15-1770 d.10-16-1843 in Ky. married 12-12-188? to Nancy Gentry
Judge Smith b.11-10-1772 d.4-25-1851 married 12-12-1800 to Agnes Smith who died 1816 and then he married 9-19-1833 to Elizabeth Jones
William Lipscomb Sr came to SC in 1784. Among those who accompanied him were his son William Jr and two of his brother Thomas's sons - Joel and Nathan. William Sr had two brothers who remained in Va, John and Thomas. William Lipscomb Sr served on the Louisa Co. Va Committee of Safety in 1775 and in 1776 and later he furnished supplies for the troops of the Rev. War. His will is on record in Spartanburg County SC.