Henry Tippins House, Circa 1870, Manassas

manassas ga historic tippins farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Patrick Benton writes of this Plantation Plain landmark: This house was built around 1870 by my great-great-grandfather, Henry Tippins. It has been in the family since then. It now serves as our weekend hunting lodge. Not much has been done to it as far as upgrades…I saw an old photo of it from the 30’s or 40’s. It was not painted then either!

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13 responses to “Henry Tippins House, Circa 1870, Manassas

  1. Bill

    Love the history of these places………there are so many!

  2. Claire Knight

    There was an old saying in the South about an unpainted house. “Too poor to paint. Too proud to whitewash.” Most folks were desperately poor for decades after the War Between the States.

  3. It’s from my ancestral lineage. She sure is beautiful. I’ve found that Tippins history is quite fluent in Tattnall County. Anything you could tell me about my ancestors would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Sylvia Tippins Young

    • gayle jolluck

      hey.Sylvia…what.info.do.you.have.that.would.help.establish.your.lineage?..there’s.a.lot.of.info.available.on.the.family.all.the.way.back.to.England.in.the.13th.century…

  4. Amy

    Does anyone have any info on my great great grandmother Arnell Flowers Lynn Oliver.I remember going to her house there and her house being right off the train tracks we would put pennies on the tracks .

    • Allen Wms

      Hello Amy.It has been a long time.But I knew your great grandma .Arnel Oliver.When I was a kid we rented the house next to her from her.Feel free to contact me.Allen Williams

  5. Wow! I’m so glad I finally came across some info on this house! We stumbled across it in 2009 on our way to Savannah! Great history and I’m glad to hear it’s still with it’s original family!

    Tippins Farmhouse

    KariBrownPhotography.com

  6. Patrick Benton

    Brian,

    This house was built around 1870 by my GGGrandfather, Henry Tippins. It has been in the family since then. It now serves as our weekend hunting lodge. Not much has been done to it as far as upgrades…I saw an old photo of it from the 30’s or 40’s. It was not painted then either! If you want to document(photos) it inside…I have a key and will meet you there…I live in Savannah.

    Patrick

    • Thanks for the information, Patrick. This house is well loved by many who have seen my photograph, and I can tell your family does a good job keeping it up. Great that you can use it as a hunting lodge. I’ll contact you soon regarding getting inside; would love to have some interior views for the site!

    • zachary

      i live , when you pass the railrode next to it on down a couple houses on kenidy bridge road i live with my grandma godbee , thelma godbee she is 97 yesterday i live about 50 to 60 yards from you and from this house i pass by it every day on my old schwinn cruiser it is a nice house meybe you can show me around in it it seems really big i gett preaty creeped out when im in front of it it sorta scares me im just turned 15 also

    • Deb Schwabe

      Patrick, Did you know of Kate Robertson who lived in Manassas and died in 1971 at age 93? She ran a boarding house. She had daughters by her first husband Mr. Long, then had a son, Charles Robertson, by her second husband. Her grandmother. Ida Riggs raised her in that house. We saw the house in the early 1970’s but we took a trip to Manassas a few days ago and it is not longer there. She is buried in the Brewton Cemetary in Hagan and we visited her grave. She’s a relative and we’d love to know more about her if your family can share any stories.
      Deb Schwabe

    • gayle jolluck

      .Patrick,my.Grandfather.was.Alexander.Tippins..of.the.Daisy,Georgia…..Tippins.family…would.love.to.know.our.connection..and.would.really.love.to.visit.this.house…I.grew.up.in.Claxton,and.never.knew.of.this.house…how..wonderful.that.it.is.still.in.your.family…Our.grandfather’s.house.was.passed.down.to.his.son,Charles,but.unfortunately.burned.a.few.years.ago…his…father’s.house.was.down.the.road.from.there…a.log.house,,but.is.just..a…ruin.now..he.was.a.confederate.soldier.in.his.40’s,captured,contracted..typoid,sent.home.and.unfortunately.his.wife.and.several.children.along.with.him.died…the.oldest.child.left.was.only.13.years.old….wow>I.did.go.on,sorry,but.I’m.excited.about.seeing.this.house….by.the.way,my.Uncle.was.named.Henry…the.oldest.of,Grandad’s.children…

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