I am not a direct descendant of Tom or Arnold Flippin, but
they were my father's cousins through his father, John
Calvin Morgan, a half-brother to Tom's mother, Margaret
Jane Oliver, later Flippin, then Dodson. Margaret Jane or
Maggie (as they called her) was the daughter of my great, great grandmother, Nancy Clark Oliver, born 1830-31 in
Arkansas County, AR (became Desha County in 1840). Nancy's parents were John Clark born VA about 1794 and Margaret
"Peggy" Taylor, born ca. 1794 VA. John Clark died in 1835.
He served in the War of 1812 and got a land grant in Arkansas. in 1821 By the way, I visited Lydia Perry
at her home in the 1980s, a really sweet lady, who lived up on a mountain in northwest Arkansas.