Birth9 Nov 1856, Pittsylvania Co, VA
Death27 Mar 1943, Brosville, VA:Pittsylvania
Burial MemoSoyars Family Cemetery
1880 census, Pittsylvania Co, VA, Tunstall, Roll T9_1385, Image 355, Ancestry.com, p 27, Visit 233 / House 234
Lipford, William T (should be P), age 23, works on farm, born NC, both parents born in VA
Lipford, Annie M, age 21, wife, keeping house, born VA, both parents born in VA
Lipford, Minnie J, age 1, daughter, born VA
(His brother John lived 2 doors down from him.)
1900 census, Pittsylvania Co, VA, Roll T623_1723, Images 373, 374, Ancestry.com, pp 10-11, Tunstall Dist 93, Visit 190/ House 191
Lipford, William P, Head of Household, age 40, Farmer
Annie M Lipford, age 41, wife
Minnie J Lipford, age 24, daughter
Maggie Lipford, age 17, daughter
John W Lipford, age15, son, farm laborer
Beverly C Lipford, age 12, son
Clay Lipford, age 10, son
Thomas J Lipford, age 8, son
Virgie Lipford, age 5, daughter
1910 census, Danville (Indep City), Dist 16, Pittsylvania Co, VA, p 11B, Visit 821/House 247
Jas E Evans, age 26. Head of Household
Emma Evans, age 29, wife
William P Lipford, 53, Boarder, carpenter, born VA
Bellvy Lipford, age 22, Boarder, Laborer, Furniture factory (Beverley Crowder Lipford)
1920 census, Danville (Indep City), VA, Roll T625_1886, p10A, ED 31, Image 763, Ancestry.com, Visit 738/House 163
Lipford, William P Head of Household, age 63, working in the repair shop at a cotton mill
Lipford, Florence J, Wife, age 43, Dressmaker, At Home.
"Gone but not forgotten" is engraved on William Pleasant Lipford's tombstone.
Location of “Soyars Family Cemetery”
The Soyars Dairy Farm is on eleven acres of land located off US 58, 9415 Martinsville Hwy, Danville, Virginia 24541, about 2 miles East of Brosville Middle School. The family burial ground is about 300 yards off the road, on the right side and behind a newer house built by Robert Thompson of Windover Drive in Danville and owned by Dr William Broach of Danville, VA in 2005.
William Pleasant Lipford was a tall and lanky farmer with a long beard.
His death certificate states that he was also a carpenter.
William Pleasant built the sleeping porch and back porch addition to his son Beverly's house at 506 East Church Street in Martinsville, Virginia.
B C Lipford told his daughter Thelma that William’s family lived on the road that turns off US 58 in Brosville in front of the Brosville Methodist Church. It may have been in the Tunstall area.
Boxwood from the home were transplanted to the Ashworth home in Brosville.
William Pleasant Lipford later lived in Danville, Virginia.
When he was older, William lived with his eldest daughter Minnie J Lipford Ashworth in Brosville.
William liked to tease his sons Beverly and John Will by saying, "John Will and Beverly Won't."