Phipps, Valentine, Shippensville p.o., Elk, was born in Ashland township on January 8, 1838, and was a son of Elijah and Elizabeth (Cook) Phipps. His paternal grandfather, Nathan Phipps, was a pioneer of Ashland township.
Valentine was brought up in the county, and served in the late War of the Rebellion, enlisting as second lieutenant in Company E, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, in April, 1861; was promoted to first lieutenant on November 12, 1861, and to captain on August 1, 1862; to major by brevet in 1865, for gallant services in the Wilderness campaign, and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his service.
He was married in 1867 to Ada Shaffer, a daughter of Jacob and Mary A. (Camp) Shaffer, of Shippensville. Valentine and Ada have three children — Emma E., Jacob W., and Mary E.
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