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Betty Hodges Tipton Genealogy Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01 of 01
Identifier: HS-015

Scope and content

This collection, which dates from 1978 to 1997, consists of (1) piece of correspondence written by the Keysville, Virginia clerk to William Gaulding in 1978 and (52) pieces of correspondence written by Betty Tipton to William Gaulding.


  • Creation: 1978 - 1997


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Biographical sketch

Elizabeth "Betty" Hodges Tipton was born in 1927 to Dr. John A. Tipton and Elizabeth F. Tipton. She graduated from [then] State Teachers College in Farmville in 1949 and subsequently earned her master's degree from James Madison University. For many years Betty Tipton wrote articles for both the Charlotte Gazette and Farmville Herald newspapers. In the late 1970s, Betty Tipton began corresponding with William Gaulding of Topeka, Kansas, primarily on the subject of Gaulding family genealogy. Through their correspondence, which continued for 20+ years, they were able to assemble a comprehensive genealogical history of the Gaulding family in Charlotte County and Prince Edward County, Virginia.


.65 Linear Feet (1 legal-sized Hollinger box)

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Ownership and Custodial History

This collection of correspondence was donated to the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives in June 2019 by Nancy Anacker of Green Valley, Arizona.

General Note

This collection is part of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives which are housed at Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections

Benedict Chatelain
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Repository Details

Part of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives Repository

401 Redford Street
Farmville Virginia 23909 United States