Pipes Descendants              Washington    1854

The earliest Pipes descendants to move into Washington state were the wife and children of pioneer Moses Kirkland. His wife Nancy was the granddaughter of Abner Pipes and Mary of Louisiana, and the daughter of Phillip Pipes and Elizabeth Rainey. Moses was born in 1806 and made the trek with his family across the plains to Washington state in 1854 at the age of 48. They had been married for over 20 years and were among the first settlers in the territory called the Skokomish Valley. This area was later Sawamish County and then Mason County. Their ten children populated this area of the far northwest for many generations.