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  Gottsbüren, Germany, Home of the Lips Family

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness and the most disquieting loneliness." -- Alex Haley

Families of Barry, Hall, Hawkins, Lipps and McKissick

The records and pictures on this web site have been gathered over many years. In so doing, many interesting facts and stories have been found. Our family comes from Ireland, Germany, England and Scotland. The oldest records date from 1601 and were gathered by a cousin living in Germany. Our ancestors come from many walks of life and occupations. They have been involved with shipping in Ohio, Washington D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri. They have settled in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri and California and have had relationships with important leaders of our country.

Descendants of our Direct Lines
William Earnest Lipps
Elizabeth Rheuhama Barry
Edgar James Hall


Our Direct Line

Lipps Family
William Ernst Lipps stowed away on a ship from Germany in 1839 and settled in Gonzales, Texas raising

11 children.

McKissick Family Our McKissick family lived in Bosque County, Texas.

Barry Family
Our Barry family came from Ireland and helped settle Washington D.C.

Hawkins Family
Our Hawkins family came from Devonport, Devon, England. John Hawkins was an artist and attended the Plymouth School of Art in England. Our Hall family begins when Lillie Coghill marries James Truett Hall after the death of John Hawkins.

Hall and Hawkins Families.


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