I just finished reading on your info on the Phipps. The information I have is as follows:
Alden Jackson Phipps was born in Macomb county, Michigan, July 30, 1831.
His father, Asa K. Phipps, was a native of Broome county, New York, where he was born in 1800. He died in Winnebago county, Illinois on January 11, 1874. His grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and a descendant of the renowned Commodore Phipps of England.
Alden Jackson Phipps' mother's name was Hannah Butterfield, who was born in Vermont in the year 1800. She died in Winnebago county, Illinois in 1853.
Alden Jackson Phipps married Philura O. Miller on February 18, 1853. She was born in Seneca county, Ohio, on July 5, 1836 and is a daughter of Nathaniel and Martha (Trask) Miller.
Her father was born in Massachusetts in 1807 and died in Winnebago county, Illinois in January of 1858. Her mother was born in Ohio in 1801 and died in Mitchell county, Iowa in 1879. There were ten children in the family, five daughters and five sons. She was the eight child.
Alden and Philura were the parents of eight children whose names and dates of birth follow:
Esmeralda, January 5, 1856, born in Fillmore county, Minnesota
Charles N., January 13, 1858, born in Fillmore county, Minnesota
Anna A., September 4, 1860, born in Fillmore county, Minnesota
Josephine, September 4, 1862, born in Keokuk county, Iowa
Alden J., Jr., October 28, 1865, born in Keokuk county, Iowa
Frank S., January 18, 1869 - died 1889, born in Keokuk county, Iowa
Nellie K., April 30, 1871- died 1883, born in Keokuk county, Iowa
Roy A. , June 16, 1877, born in Keokuk county, Iowa
I hope this helps. I got this information from my aunt in Minnesota, who in turn got it from "Biographical sketch & photos of Mr. & Mrs. Alden J. Phipps taken from: Compendium of Nat'l Biograpphy & Compendium of Local (So. Dak) Biography put. Geo. A. Ggle & Co., Chicago - 1898". If you would like a copy of it, please let me know and I'll be happy to either e-mail it to you, or fax it to you. If you have any information you'd like to pass on, that would be appreciated. Thank you.