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Welcome to pipesfamily.com, my web page for the Pipes family in the United States. 

This site is dedicated to the history of our Pipes forebears and their military service. Our goals are to identify all persons named Pipes who were born before 1900 and connect them to the proper branch of the family and to document as many military careers as possible. We also enjoy documenting our connections to the history of this great country. You will find Pipes ancestors involved in almost every major historical event in this country.


 "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

 An Amazing story about WWII told by Robert Felton Pipes. He was a waist gunner in a B24 Liberator, shot down over Europe and survived without capture.

The Playboy Crew 1943-44 Memoirs of WWII


Union Cemetery In Boyle County, Kentucky. The resting place for 3 generations of our Pipes  ancestors.

 Visit Union Cemetery


I offer my apologies for the "oldness" of this web page. I started it many years ago, built it myself  and have upgraded the start page several times. It needs it again and the added complexity of having it fit on multiple platforms and screen sizes is challenging. Old dogs need to learn new tricks. I am working now on fixing broken links, converting old MS Word files and html files to PDFs. Meanwhile all the data is still there even if it is a little clunky. Be patient Please!

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02/14/2016  History A Series of Articles - The Edwards Family Grail
01/26/2016 General Announcing

A new book about the Pipe & Pipes Surnames. Written by David Pipes from England and published thru Amazon by pipesfamily.com.

See my preview with comments here

Amazon Now Has a Page by Page Preview

Purchase it here on Amazon

Purchase it here from Createspace

We receive twice the Royalties from Createspace

All proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Old Union Cemetery Fund. 

05/14/2014 General


My book about Obediah and Josephine and the Pipes family in central Kentucky is ready to ship.

It is 8.5" x 11" and 258 pages of family history, pictures, stories and information.

Go here to see a preview of the book

This preview is a PDF slide show.

Buy the book direct from CreateSpace, the printer/publisher

(CreateSpace generates more income than Amazon and all proceeds will be donated to The Old Union Cemetery Fund.

Buy the book on Amazon.com

Please tell everyone you know who has an interest in our Pipes and Edwards family history to purchase the book for their family.

01/24/2016 General I have not added new articles or research items recently BUT.. I do update the genealogy files on a regular basis and sometime update existing articles for corrections etc. 

Please continue to send me additional information or questions about the History of the Pipes family. 

I intend to keep doing this as long as I am able

eMail me at     pipesb@pipesfamily.com



Help us honor John Pipes Jr.

He was a soldier, a good man, and deserves our respect. Please help us as we preserve his burial place with a new stone that will last a long time. The Memorial Stone is now in place. Pictures and the story at the Cemetery Site.

Visit Our Union Cemetery Site


New Visitors: Look Here First

Cousin Ross Pipes has a blog about cooking and  family. See it here:

Grandpas Home Cooking

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I hate to say this but I am retired now and could really use some help with the costs of all this. Annual Subscriptions, Domain Name Registrations etc. It adds up.

Thank You

All material contained herein copyright by Robert J. Pipes The Pipes Family Home Page & www pipesfamily com 1996-2016