I am not related so far as I know. I do think your sister-in-law needs to be prepared to do some work on her own or to put forth some effort and expense on her own. Perhaps if she doesn't use a computer, I can understand her possible reluctance.
It is possible this "might" be him. Dates are generally off by a year and often more. She should, if she has not done so, order the death cert on her grandfather in the hopes of verifying his parrents.
1900 Clay Co., KY
PHILPOT, James, head, b. 1875, 25, mar. 2 times, b. KY; parents b. KY - farmer
. .Martha, wife, b. 3-1883, 17, mar. 2 times, 1 born; l living, b. kY; parents b. KY
. .Rosa B., dau, b. 7-1899, 10 months, b. KY
. . Halie, "MOTHER", b. unknown; age : unknown, b. KY; parents b. KY
. . Matilda, sister, b. 4-1877, 23, single, b. KY
. .Tamsey, sister, b. 12-1878, 21, single, b. KY
. .Betsie, sister, b. 3-1883, 17, single, b. KY
. .Faris, brother, b. 2-1880, 20, single, b. KY-farm labor
. .William, brother, b. 8-1881, 18, b. KY= farm labor* * * *
. .Fred, brother, b. 1-1888, 12, b. KY=farm labor
On the 1870, this "appears" to be Halie with her husband:
PHILPOT, Thomas, 34, farmer
. .Mahala, 24
. .Matilda, 3
. .Tamsey, 1
SMITH, Margarett, 15 - domestic servant
NOTE: Per Clay Co. Marriage Index: Mahala BOWLIn mar. Thomas PHILPOT in Clay Co., KY on 11-27-1864
Don't quite know who the James PHILPOT is though since he doesn't appear on the 1870 with her.
Here is the marriage record which could be ordered from the court clerk in Clay Co.
PHILPOT, Wm. to BOWLING, Lucy on 26 October 1905, File 33
This could be the marriage between Martha UNK. and James PHILPOT:
13 Jan 1898
PHILPOT, James to BOWLING, Martha, File 29
Here is the marriage record info for Lawrence PHILPOT to Agnes BENGE:
Lawrence, no age given; b. Clay Co., KY married Agnes BENGE, no age given b. NOT GIVEN; married April 7, 1934 in Clay Co., KY - Bk 26P1 -
Other information on this marriage: Lawrence was single; agnes was a single person. His parents were: Wm. "Black Bill" PHILPOT and Lucy BOWlING. Her parents were : an unknown BENGE and Eller GREER
NOTE: This is from the marriage index sold by Maggie BOWLING and Sylvia HARDWICK entitled "Clay County Marriage Book - marriages 1924 - 1934.
I also see that Agnes BENGE had Lucile PHILPOT on 3-27-1935 in Clay Co., KY
Hope some of this helps to get you and her started.
Joyce Taylor Collins
La Palma, CA