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Logan County Pioneers:

Theodore Congdon Lippitt, Fleming

In 1860 Noble County, Ohio, Christopher Lippett is 32, Sarah 31, Theodore 7, May M. 5, Larimore 2 (probably Samuel L.), and Christopher eight months.

In 1875 Sedgwick County, Kansas, T.C. Lippitt is 21, S.L. 17, and M.M. 20.

In 1880 Warren County, Illinois, Christopher Lippitt is 52, farming, Sarah J. 51, Theodore C. 27, Christopher R. 20 - all born in Ohio.

Reno County, Kansas history - Reverend Christopher Lippert served with an Ohio regiment in the civil war, moved to Shenandoah Iowa, and had four childern - Theodore, and at the time of the writing "a large farmer living near Fleming, COlorado."

In 1900 Reno County, Kansas, "Christafur" Lippitt is 72, Sarah J. 71, Samuel L. 42, and Mary M. Woods 45, divorced.

So the Lippitt family would likely have known the Thomas Lewis family - both with Hutchinson, Kansas relatives.

March 9, 1940
The state supreme court today set aside part ot decision of the Reno county district court awarding $3,739.90 to five heirs of Theodore Lippitt of Logan county, Colorado, in a suit filed by Earl L. Woods, Seattle, Wash. Woods was the heir of Mrs. Mary Woods, Seattle, who died Aug. 19, 1935. Theodore Lippitt, Mrs. Woods' brother, died Feb. 11 1931. His heirs were four children — Rex E. Lippitt, Mrs. Theo M. Goff, C. L. Lippitt, H. B. Lippitt — and one daughter-in-law Mrs. Frieda P. Lippitt. Mrs. Woods and Theodore Lippitt were the heirs of Sam Lippitt, of Hutchinson, who died Feb. 13, 1929. Among other property Sam Lippitt left six trustee's certificates embracing royalty interests in oil on certain Rice County land. The heirs of Theodore Lippitt contended W. J. Duvall, trustee for the Sam Lippitt estate, had paid all of the proceeds from the certificates to Mrs. Woods under the erroneous impression she was Sam Lippitt's sole heir. Earl Woods filed suit against Duvall, asking that he, as Mrs. Woods heir, be judged owner of the certificates. The five heirs of Theodore Lippitt intervened in the suit, asserting Duvall had paid Mrs. Woods $7,479.80 from the certificates and that they were entitled to half. The district court found for the intervenors, awarding them $3,739.90 to be made a lien on Earl Woods' half of the proceeds and directing that the five heirs of Theodore Lippitt be paid half of the income in the future. The supreme tribunal the district court to set aside that part of the judgment giving the intervenors $3,739.90 as a lien on Woods' share of the royalties but directed that the proceeds from the certificates be split half to Woods and half to the interveners.

Theodore C. Lippitt married Lura E. Lord in Warren County, Illinois January 20, 1881.

Page County Iowa History

LIPPITT, F. C., stock raiser, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Noble county, Ohio, July 31, 1853. At the age of twelve years his parents moved to Warren county, Illinois. His early life was spent attending school and working on the farm. He and his father have been engaged for fifteen years in raising fine blooded sheep in Warren county, Illinois, and are extensively known all over the west. Came to Page county, Iowa, in the spring of 1880, and bought 320 acres of fine land, two miles east of Shenandoah, and will make a specialty of raising fine Merino sheep. He has purchased the finest ewes he could find in the state of New York, Illinois, and Missouri. He has one ram a year old that he paid $1,000 for in the state of Vermont. He is a young man of extensive means and energy.

In 1900 Taylor County, Iowa Theodore born July 1853 in Ohio, married 19 years to Lura E. Lippitt.
Rexy is 18, Mabel J. 16, Christopher 13, Henry B. 11, Marie L. 8, and Irvill 5, all kids born in Iowa.

"Theodore Lippitt came from Iowa with his wife and 3 sons and bought land northwest of Fleming. It was gradually distributed among his sons and they raised horses, wheat, corn, oats and Lippitt potatoes. In 1951 his granddaughter Carol Lippitt and Bud Kinzie took over, growing dryland wheat and corn. In 2006 Carol died in the same farmhouse in which she was born. Though Bud doesn’t actively farm today, at 90 he continues to supervise operations at the farm"

In 1910 Logan County, Colorado, Theo. C is 56, Lura 45, with Christopher L. 23, H. Burwell 20, and Irvill 15, all sons born in IOwa.

Theodore proved up a quarter in 6, 8N 49W in 1915.

In 1920 Logan County, Colorado, Thedore is 66, born in Illinois, farming with Harry E. Roth 28 born in Nebraska.
Theodore married Mrs. Rose W. Flagg on June 29, 1920, recorded in Logan County.

Theodore C. and Rose F. Lippitt divorced in Denve August 15, 1927.

He's buried in Fleming 1853-1931 # 43429885, with Lura Evelyn (Lord) Lippitt, 1862 1919 buried in Warren County, Illinois.
Evelyn Lucille Goff was born on December 26, 1907, in Darlington, Missouri, to Clyde Goff (1883-1970) and Mable Theodora “Theo” Lippitt Goff (1884-1951). Theodora Mabel (Lippitt) Goff 1884-1951 is buried in Sterling # 43359102.

Charles Edward Reed died on August 17, 1985, in Colorado. Evelyn Lucille Goff Reed died on July 26, 1996, in Missouri, and Dale Dean Reed died on November 29, 2010, in Montrose, Colorado.

Rex Eugene Lippitt born at Shenandoah Iowa to Thoedore C. Lipitt and Lua L. Lord, married Edna Catherina Alford nee Burt, born at Galt Iowa to James Burt and Elizabeth Totterdale in Marshalltown Iowa Sept 4, 1929. It was the third marriage for both. Rex is 46, a locomotive engineer.

Irvil Lippitt married Freida Ard November 6, 1919, recorded in Logan County
His estate was probated in Logan County in 1938.

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