Samuel Peyton Clay Pipkin, born 4 Mar 1850, son of William Harvey Pipkin and Elizabeth J. Patterson, lied about his age and joined the Union army when he was 14 yrs old, 22 Nov 1864. His older brother age 16, John Milton Taylor Pipkin, my great-grandfather, also lied about his age and joined the Union Forces at the same time. Their father died on the battlefield 6 Oct 1863 near Glasgow, KY. After serving their time, both moved westward and finally to the Keller, TX area in late 1880's. John Milton Taylor Pipkin was a teacher, freighter, farmer and Postmaster at Keller.
William Wilson Pipkin, son of J.M.T. Pipkin and Mary Eleanor Bray, was born 15 July 1891 in Keller, TX. As a young man, he learned to train/break horses. He trained one horse to follow him around town. Other boys bet that the horse wouldn't follow him up the steps to the schoolhouse and into the building. William (Bill) took the bet and the horse did follow him up the steps, into the building, down the hallway, out the back door steps. This trick did get him in trouble with the school and his parents. He married Minnie Lee Crawford on 11 Sep 1909 in Keller. William was a farmer, raised horses and cattle, and operated an oat threshing machine for a countywide area of grain fields. A daughter, Lorene Myrtle Pipkin was born 29 Dec 1910 and son, Alfred Lee Pipkin was born 29 Jul 1913. W.W. (Bill) had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing the old gospel hymns, while relaxing on his back porch. He died 14 Aug 1956 and is buried in Bourlands Cemetery in Keller, TX. He had eight grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.
Mary Pipkin Davidson, 1887-1978, daughter of John M.T. Pipkin with her daughter, Grace Franklin on 13 Aug 1977