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Wesley E. Pippenger
Little Egypt
P.O. Box 309
515 Faulconer Circle
Tappahannock, VA 22560

Author, Research Historian
for Essex County, Virginia

[Works in Progress | Publications | Genealogical Research]
[Membership | My Ancestors]
E-mail: wespipp@gmail.com

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Recipient of the Essex County Museum and Historical Society Historical Preservation Award, 2014
Recipient of the Bernard Brenman Archaeology in Alexandria Award by the Mayor and Alexandria City Council, 2010
Recipient of the Virginia Genealogical Society's Records Award, 2008
Recipient of the National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit, 2007
Recipient of the Virginia Genealogical Society's Fellow Award, 2005
Recipient of the Alexandria City History Award by the Mayor and Alexandria City Council, 2000
Recipient of the Sons of the American Revolution's Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, 1998

    Serial and Other

  • Index to West Virginia Estates Before 1866, Volume 1. Covers counties of: Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Mineral, Monongalia, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocohontas, Preson, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, and Wetzel. See Virginia Genealogical Society or ordering.
  • Index to West Virginia Estates Before 1866, Volume 2. Concentrates on items found in bound will books that were created by individual courts across the state. When coverage is limited, some alternate court records are indexed. Covers counties of Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hancock, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, Putnam, Raleigh, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. See Virginia Genealogical Society or ordering.
  • "The Poor of Essex County, Virginia," with Suzanne P. Derieux, in Essex County Museum and Historical Society Bulletin, April 2011.
  • Index to Virginia Estates, 1800-1865, Volumes 1-10 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2001-2009).
  • "Your Life on the Front Lawn," Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, April 2004.
  • Death Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2002).
  • Marriage and Death Notices from The Alexandria Herald, 1811-1825. Completed 2002, sent to Fred Dorman for publication in The Virginia Genealogist.
  • "Along the Potomac River: Extracts from the Maryland Gazette, 1728-1799," by Edith M. Sprouse. Manuscript indexing and preparation by Pippenger. Order from Heritage Books, Inc..
  • Marriage (and Death) Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1830. Submitted May 2001 for serial publication in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
  • "Playing With Dead People," National Genealogical Society Newsletter, March/April 2000.
  • "Oak Hill Cemetery: The Final Heartbeat of a Seaport Town," in News from Oak Hill, 1849 - 150th Anniversary - 1999.
  • Data submitted in September 1999 to the Library of Virginia for the Virginia Genealogical Society's Death Record Indexing Project, for records of Alexandria (Arlington) County and Alexandria City.
  • Bible Records of the Bernard Family, submitted to the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Genealogical Society), Vol. 37 No. 3
  • "The Bible Record of John McKnight, Alexandria, Virginia" submitted March 1999, to Northern Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 4 No. 3 (Summer 1999)
  • Marriage Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1841-1853 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1997). Compiled on behalf of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
  • "Alexandria, Virginia Life in 1850: The Diary of Ella Hooe Fowle (1832-1855)," see the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
  • "Alexandria County, Virginia Apprenticeship Indentures, 1808-1817." The Virginia Genealogist (Falmouth, Va.: John Frederick Dorman), Vol. 30 No. 2 (April-June 1995) to Vol. 40 No. 1 (January-March 1996).
  • "John Mercer and His Land Book." Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Genealogical Society), Vol. 34 No. 2 (Spring 1996) to present.
  • "Ministers and Clergy Around Alexandria, Virginia (Before the 20th Century)." Northern Virginia Genealogy (Lovettsville, Va.: Craig Roberts Scott), Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 1996) to Vol 1 No. 3 (July 1996).
  • "Perils of a Respectable Family." The Fireside Sentinel (Alexandria, Va.: Lloyd House), Vol. V No. 5 (May 1991), pp. 57-61.

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    Research previously performed, chiefly at the request of clients, has included the following families:

    ALEXANDER (Eastern Shore, Md.; Augusta and Rockingham counties, Va.); ANDREWS (D.C. and nearby Maryland); BARNES (D.C. and surrounding area); BEAVENS/BEVANS (Eastern Shore, Md.); BOND (Isle of Wight Co., Va.); BOWIE (Georgetown, D.C. and Montgomery Co., Md.); BREWER (Fairfax Co., Va. and D.C.); CAPEHART (Amelia Co., Va.; North Carolina); CHEEK (D.C. and Shenandoah Valley, Va.); COWARDIN (Richmond, Va.); CRAIG (Bladensburg, Md.); CRUMPLER (Isle of Wight and Southampton Cos., Va.); DANT (D.C. and St. Mary's Co., Md.); DAVIS (Powhatan Co., Va.; Richmond, Va.); DEEBLE (D.C. and Alexandria); FAULCONER (Little Egypt, Essex Co., Va.); GROSS (D.C.); GUNNELL (Primarily Fairfax and Westmoreland counties, Va.; Md.; England); HOLLINGSWORTH (Georgetown, D.C.); HOLTZMAN (D.C. and Frederick Co., Md.); HOWE (Richmond, Va.; Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Mass.); JONES (Little Egypt, Essex Co., Va.); KIRKPATRICK (Alexandria); MADISON (D.C.; Alexandria; Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties, Va.); McCLEISH (Alexandria); McKNIGHT (Alexandria); MILLER, HEDRICK and BARRY (Va., Kan., and Mo.); MURRAY (Falls Church, Va.); NEWTON (Alexandria, Va.; D.C.; St. Mary's Co., Md.); NICHOLS (Georgetown, D.C.); PAGE (Alexandria); PEERS (Alexandria, Va.); PRICE (D.C., Alexandria); REYNOLDS (D.C.); QUARLES (King William Co., Va.); SEVIER (Georgetown, D.C.); and WATKINS (Alexandria)

    Mr. Pippenger is or has been a member of the following organizations:

    Association of Professional Genealogists
    Alexandria Historical Society
    Arlington Historical Society; Newsletter Editor, 1994-1995
    Board for Certification of Genealogists
    Essex County (Virginia) Museum and Historical Society
    Fairfax County (Virginia) Genealogical Society
    Fairfax County (Virginia) Historical Society
    Friends of Alexandria Archaeology
    Friends of Local History [formerly Lloyd House] (Alexandria, Virginia); Vice-President, 1998-2001
    Friends of the Virginia State Archives
    Historical Society of Washington (D.C.)
    King & Queen County Historical Society
    King William Historical Society, Life Member
    Loudoun County Genealogical Society
    Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference
    National Genealogical Society
    Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
    Northern Virginia Association for History
    Northumberland County, Virginia Historical Society
    Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, D.C., Board of Managers, Secretary, 2006-present
    Sons of the American Revolution, George Washington Chapter
    Virginia Genealogical Society; Life Member, President, 1997-1999
    Virginia Historical Society


Last Updated: October 4, 2015