William Philpot

Male Abt 1777 - 1864  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name William Philpot 
    Born Abt 1777  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 1864  Summerfield, Noble, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4872  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2020 

    Father William Philpot,   b. Abt 1742,   d. 1805, Woodmount, Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Elinor Bestall,   b. Abt 1750,   d. 1822  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married May 1774 
    Family ID F1684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Hulse,   b. 1786,   d. 28 Jun 1846, Summerfield, Noble, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1806  Belmont County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F1870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "William Philpot, the progenitor of the Philpot family in this country, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the year 1777; his parents were of English parentage, and were sturdy and intelligent people of the middle class. They gave their son the advantages of a good education. Evidencing an aptitude for mercantile pursuits, he was apprenticed to a merchant with whom he remained seven years. Two years after the completion of his indentures, 1802, he came to America, in company with two of his friends; they settled in Belmont County and located a section of land where is now the village of Belmont; here he remained ten years, cleaning land and farming. He led a dreary, isolated life, acquiring experience in pioneer life which he utilized to good advantage in after time. About 1813 he went to Barnesville; where he entered the employ of James Barnes, the founder of the village, and for him established the first store in the village. He was the first postmaster and was identified with nearly all the initial events in its history. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits as clerk and proprietor until 1830, when, with his family of wife (nee Ruth Hulse) and eleven children, he came to Summerfield, then a little hamlet of perhaps a dozen families. He bought the business of James W. Shankland, the pioneer merchant of the place, and for seventeen years he did a successful business in land, tobacco and merchandise, and was not only one of the prominent and successful businessmen of the county, but also an esteemed citizen. While in Barnesville he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and remained loyal until death. He died in 1864. His children, all of whom were residents of the place and identified with its history, were Ellenor (Wilson), Eliza, Rownd, Maria, Matilda (Stoller), William H., George, Shepherd B., Sarah A. (Hare), Isaac, John H. and Samuel, six of whom are now (1887) living."

      Source: 1887 History of Noble County; L.H. Watkins & Co.; Pages 411-412.