Tippins Home | Tattnall County, GA | 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.
Our 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.