Greetings to Sherra in Texas!
I spent some time doing some"look ups" to see if I could help, just a little. Did not find much in Henry County on HIBBERT, but there were quite a few deeds involving Joseph Phifer. Of special interest is the deed that shows he owned land in Montgomery Co., Va. in 1788.
Notice also in the death record of Sarah Thomasson who died in 1857, age 65, her parents are named as Jos. & Judith Phifer.
Hope some of this helps -
Best wishes from Bruce in Virginia
Ref. Lela C. Adams: ABSTRACTS OF DEED BOOKS III & IV OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, August 1784 through June 1792:
Page 84: Deed pages 528, 529 dated 18 Dec. 1788. Ruben Hill of Pittsylvania County to Charles Hibbert of Henry County, for the consideration of Twenty pounds, sells land on both sides of Pratorâ€™s Fork on the north fork of the Mayo River, contains 404 acres by PATENT . . . joins George Dodson. Signed Ruben (x) Hill. Wit.: George Dodson, John Randals, Elizabeth Dodson. Proved 27 April 1789.
Page 104: Deed pages 78,79, Dated 23 Feb. 1790. Proved â€”. Charles Hibbert and Lydia Hibbert, his wife, of Henry County to John Duncan of the same for Twenty pounds sells a tract of land on both sides Praythorâ€™s Fork of the North Fork of the North Mayo River being 404 acres and join Rickmanâ€™s. Signed Charles Hibbert and Lydia (X) Hibbert
Page 63: Deed of Trust, page 391. I, Joseph Phifer of Henry County and justly indebted to Henry Lyne in the amount of Thirty pounds two shillings three pence, sell to him land in MONTGOMERY COUNTY being 320 acres Mill Creek, a branch of Meady Creek, 8 head of cattle, two black cows, 1 cow and yearling which John Redd owes me, also two feather beds and furniture, 2 iron potts, 6 pewter plates, 1 dish, 2 basons and all the rest of my household furniture, 1 bay mare, 8 hogs, 1 sow and 7 shoats. Signed Joseph (X) Phiffer. Witnesses: John (X) Dillingham; Michael Dillingham; Joshua Dillingham. Proved April 1788.
Ref. Lela C. Adams: ABSTRACTS OF DEED BOOKS V & VI OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Octogber 1792 thru Dec. 1805:
Page 32: D.B. 5, page 172. 29 Dec. 1794. John Dillion and his wife Sarah Dillion of the county of Henry to Joseph Phifer of the same, for the sum of Twenty pounds, sells land on the south side of Rock Run Creek of the Smith River containing 100 acres more or less, part of a larger tract granted said John Dillion of PATENT dated 20 Feb. 1794, joins John Barksdale, crosses the Iron Works Road to Rowlands line. Signed: John Dillion.
Page 33: D. B. 5, page 173. 27 Oct. 1794. John Dillion of Henry County to Joseph Phifer of the same, for the consideration of Seventy pounds, sells land on the North side of Smith River and on both sides of Rock Run Creek, being 120 acres. Signed: John Dillion. Deed Examined and delivered 29 Dec. 1794.
Page 55: D. B. 5, pages 320-321. 9 March 1797. Deed of Trust. Joseph Phifer of Henry County to James Baker, in the amount of Eighteen pounds. The said Phifer indebted to Baker, secures with 220 acres land whereon the said Phifer now resides bounded by John Barksdale, Newsum Pace, Thomas Nunn, William Draper and the land formerly of John Rowland. After the 1st of October next will sell for best price, balance to Joseph Phifer. (Signed) Joseph Phifer. Witnessed by JohnCox, Jeremiah Stone and Lewis (X) Franklin.
Page 87: D. B. 6, pages 138-140. 17 April 1798. Deed of Trust. (Note that Phifer is spelled with an "F" in this record) Joseph Fifer to John Smith . . . the Said Fifer indebted Thirty pounds secures with a tract of land on both sides of Rock Run on the Smith River by estimate 220 acres more or less where the said Joseph Fifer lives, joins John Barksdale, Newsom Pace, Thomas Nunn, William Draper and the land formerly of John Rowland. After the 25 Dec. next shall be sold to satisfy debt. Signed Joseph Fifer (x). Witnesses: John Cox; Nancey Williamson; Joseph Cox; Mary Jennings, Robert Cox.
Page 165. D. B. 6, pages 531-532. Deed of Trust. 13 March 1804. Joseph Phifer of Henry County to George Waller, Jr. and Waller Redd,Trustees for John Redd, debt Sixty Eight pounds nine shillings 2 pence secures with: two tracts Rock Run Creek whereon he now lives, one tract 120 acres, the other 100 acres, being part of a tract granted John Dillen by PATENT 20 Feb. 1794, joins John Barksdale, Ironworks Road and Jo. Dillen. Signed: Joseph (X) Phifer, George Waller Jr., Waller Red. Witnesses: Jeremiah Roberts, Ephriam Wilson, Ann Starling.
Reference Anne Vestal Miller: THE DEATH RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, VOL;. I, 1853-1874, pages 33 & 34, Sarah Thomasson, Born Henry Co., Married, Died July 29, 1857, Dropsy, Age 65, Parents - Jos. & Judith Phifer. Information given by her husband, Wm. P. Thomasson.
Reference Virginia Anderton Dodd: HENRY COUNTY MARRIAGE BONDS, 1778 - 1849, page 42, 6 January 1819: John Philpott and Nancy Phyfer, consent of Joseph Phifer.