- 1870 Census North Carolina, Cleveland county, town ship 4 lists James Rippy 46, Susan Rippy 43, Anderson 20, Pinkney 18, Martin 17, James T.16, Sarah 14, Barbara F. 12, and Jacob T. 10, John 9, Jane 8, Columbus 7, Susan 4, and Carrie 4/12
1880 Census: Township #4 Cleveland County NC Kings Mountain lists John as 19 years old
1900 Census, Colorado, Archeleta County, West Pagosa Lists: John M. Rippy age 32 b Jan 1867 wife Emma C 44 b Apr 1855 Iowa and Elizabeth E. Stitt age 67 b Aug 1832 Virginia (W). (Mother)
1910 Census, Colorado, Archeleta County, West Pagosa Lists: John M. Rippy age 42 born North Carolina wife Emma C. age 54, born in Iowa; living with them is Earl C. Gilbert age 23, and John Murphy 55, both lodgers.
Killed By Dynamite Yesterday afternoon while clearing stumps from some of his ranch lands south of town, John M. Rippy, one of Archuleta county's well and favorably known ranch and stockmen, was killed by an explosion of dynamite. It was the old, old story of a missed shot that has sent so many, who handle the treacherous stuff to eternity. The unfortunate man lived a few minutes after receiving the full force of the explosion. Dr. Green was immediately summoned but death had occurred before his arrival. The body was at once brought to town and now rests at the family home on Fifth street. He leaves a wife and two step-daughters, Mrs. A. E. Dutton of Pagosa Springs and Mrs. A. E. Hatcher of La Boca, besides several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. One brother, Jake Rippy, resides in this city and a sister Mrs. Sallie Camp, resides at Manassa, Colorado. The latter and Mrs. E. E. Hatcher will arrive this evening to attend the funeral which will take place tomorrow from the Baptist church. Interment at Hilltop. The sympathy of this paper and the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. Pagosa Sun From the Bayfield Blade 10 Apr 1914