Tippins Home | Tattnall County, Georgia | c. 1870s
William Eason Tippins and his wife Martha Eason Tippins would build this house in the 1870s as their family grew to an eventual 7 children. The nation had just come out of a war and this family was doing what they could to move forward during undoubtedly difficult times.
The Tippins Family were some of the earlier settlers to this area and along with a handful of other families, established the community of Manassas in Tattnall County. They were farmers and merchants who traded with other locals and obviously found some success for themselves in the process.
In 1902, William Eason would pass away and this house passed to his eldest son, Henry Webster, who would continue to raise his family here.
Henry was a farmer and the town’s postmaster by this time and evidently, a popular local resident according to an article I found about his 47th birthday celebration.
Henry Tippins would live in the house until his death in 1924 at the age of 68. The home is still owned today by Henry’s descendants who now use it as a weekend hunting cabin. Very few upgrades have been done and it has never been painted, leaving it in nearly original condition.
Obituary: “Mr. H.W. Tippins Manassas Citizen Dies”
Mr. H.W. Tippins of Manassas died at his home last Thursday after a long illness. His death was not unexpected as he had been in failing health for some time. The many friends who held Mr. Tippins and his family in high esteem were saddened when the end came, and extend sympathy to his wife and children.
His remains were laid to rest on last Friday at Tippins cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. I.K. Chambers of Hagan and Rev. Dolphus. He was buried with Masonic honors being a member of the Claxton Masonic Lodge. Husband of Ella Monroe Tippins. Son of William Eason Tippins, Sr., & Martha Evaline Brewton Tippins. All of these are buried in this cemetery.
The Tattnall Journal – May 29, 1924