- 1880 Census: Township #4 Cleveland County NC lists as 7 years old, name is hard to read on census but Ed is readable.
1900 Census North Carolina, Cleveland County, Grover: Lists Edworth Rippy age 24, b Aug 1875; wife Mattie J 24, b May 1876; Mary S. age 5, b Feb 1895; Curtis A. age 3, b May 1897; and Lloyd age 2 b Mar 1898; Also listed on same censis page is Edworth's Parents James Rippy age 75 b Apr 1825, Susan 72, b Oct 1827. Also listed is Columbus D. Rippy age 35, b Apr 1865, wife Thressa age 30 b Mar 1870, Roy 3 b Jul 1896; May age 2, b May 1898, and Gerial (m) age 1 b Mar 1899. Also on same page is listed John Rippy age 23, b Aug 1876; wife Mollie 22, b May 1878; and son Earnest age 8, b May 1892
1910 Census North Carolina, Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Lists Edgar W. Rippy age 32 wife Margaret 32, Mary J. age 15, Curtis 13, Loyd 11, Mattie 7
World War I Draft registration and states Ed Worth Rippy was born 14 Aug 1874, and was 45 years old when he signed up and his wife is Margaret, and he owned a Farm, he lived in Grover, Cleveland county, North Carolina.
1920 Census North Carolina, Cleveland County, Grover: Lists Ed W. Rippy age 45, wife Margaret 42, Mary Susie 22, Mattie 16
1930 Census North Carolina, Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Lists Edgar W. Rippy age 54 wife Margaret 51 and living with them is a roomer Lucy Hoyle age 17.