There were born to them 8 or 9 children, 3 or 4 of them died of scarlet fever when quite young. If we mistake not 5 grew to maturity, 2 sons, 3 daughters.
The sons were John Edward and Albert B. Last accounts John Edward, resided at or near Roanoke City, Va. The latter owns and occupies the old home property. The place is now called "Philpott." Albert B. is a prominent primitive Baptist minister. Has a general store, good farm and a portable steam saw mill, and is Henry county's representative in the Legislature of Virginia; in politics a Democrat.
As to the 3 daughters, they married and reside in that neighborhood. Their father, Edward Philpott, was a valued citizen, much esteemed, and enlisted in the Confederate service and perished in defense of the lost cause. His brave stalwart widow, a devoted primitive Baptist that tipped the beam at 240 pounds, lived on and managed well the domestic affairs of the family until about 1902 and died at about the age 84.
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