I just got in from work and saw your E-Mail and also that of Alan. I went back to my rosters and for once my endnotes are informative enough to give you an answer.
Charlotte Rooke Lipford applied for and was granted a Confederate widow's pension in Florida in 1907, stating that her husband had died in Mississippi on 10 Sep 1876. Although the file is clearly misindexed as "Lifford," it clearly is Lipford. Although the handwriting is difficult to decipher, she certified that he served with the 4 S. C. Cavalry, and Calvin H. Gibson, who also served with Lipford in both the 4 S. C. CAV and in Company K of the Hampton Legion, was one of the two affiants who certified Lipford's service. Charlotte was born, per her application, in 1834, making her age compatible with that of Lipford. See Confederate Pension File A-03572, Florida State Archives. These are on-line; simply Google "Florida Archives Confederate Pensions", and you will get to the site. Its very user firiendly. Key in his name "Lifford" and it should get you there. Until I discovered this file -- and I'm not sure how I did, I had assumed that he was the widower of Hanna Lipford, who died in 1872, and is buried at Liberty Baptist Chruch, in the Baton Rogue Section of Chester County, S.C., where apparently the family came from.
I will stand corrected if I have taken too long a leap of faith, but I feel condident that it is John George Lipford. He apparently went by his middle name of Goerge. According to the penison file, he and Charlotte married in Laurens District (which is just across the Broad River from Chester District (now County) on 25 Apr 1866.
I have tried to track down personal information on each of the men of the Hampton Legion, and would dearly love to hear from you, assuming that you might be able to provide me with some personal data.
One last piece of personal info. His data form the Compiled Service Records indicate he was 5'11" in height, well above average for the day. Does height run in the family? He was shown as AWOL on the last existant muster roll of the Legion, but returned, probably delayed by transportation difficulties, and was paroled with his company at Appomattox, mounted.
Let me hear from you.