From what I saw on the 1850 anderson Co.,S.C. census they all lived very close to each other.They all LEFT about 1853/54
except two families of Tippens. Seems they all headed to Georgia and only George came on to Texas.The other families came after 1870 but before 1880. I found George in 1860,Plentude,Anderson Co.,Texas as Pipin.
I found in Goliad Co.Matthew T. & Rebbeca Tippens. I have followed that family upto 1884 When Matthew (Sr.)died in Denton. Figured they came about 1849. funny thing in Denton was a Cornel Absolem McDaniel from Pendleton Dist.,S.C. married to a Mary Tippen in S.C. Seems that Matthew and Rebbeca came about the same time or a year or so later than McDaniel.There was also a John and Nancy Tippen in Goliad in 1850,never found them again.They either moved to another state or where killed by Indians.They had no children.Matthew's daughter married Charles Word/Wood. I feel that all the tippens were closely related,brothers. George had no slaves,but Matthew did..wrong..Rebbeca was slave owner..sorry.Ancestry.com has lots of info.on Tippen line..I feel it is correct from the info that I saw and have.Also,do you have when his second wife died..2-12-1906. Benjamin..on stone as FUA..B:4-24-1846D:7-6-1946
George W. B: 6-8-1809 D: 11-20-1867
George A.(Woodsman/lumberjack) B: 11-15-1857
George hermanB: 1877D: 1902
John Reagan..son of Ben and Mattie
B: 1-19-1887D: 9-24-1888
John RobertB: 1865D: 1936 never married.
Laura H. B: 1-7-1893D: 10-17-1968
NannieB: 1859D: 1947Never Married.
Marion L.B: 1882D: 1954
Mary "Gussie" Addington
B: 10-22-1859D: 6-11-1884
Mattie E. Butler (w/Benj)
B: 2-7-1856 D:2-9-1945
Patt (Co. M. 360Inf. 90Div)
B: 1889 D: 1930 (Patt's name above Marion on same stone)
Sampson (son of Geo. and Ann)
suzie Bell Tippen B: 1-13-1891D: 2-5-1964
the only Tippens in Palestine,anderson co.are Black as of now.
more info.don't know how these tie in:
Fred Tippen married: Della Mae henderson.
This info is out of book Pioneer families
her parents: Otho and Louia Alma Morrow Henderson.1903,Miss Jeanie Tippins was a teacher,Anderson co.,
Freestone co., Judy Malone was married to unknown Tippens. Her parents were: Rafe and Fannie Malone.
Book: Biographical Gazetteer of Texas:
tippen Benjamin F. B: 1881,Cottle Co.
Tippen,Irene D. B: 1910,cottle co.,
Tippen,William K. B: 1922,Abilene
Tippen,Mrs. William K. B: 1922,Abilene
Tippin,Jack,B: 1912,Cottle Co.
Do have tippetts,Tippit/tt and a few more.
Also found a Buck Pippin (Tippen??)married 1874 to Belle Brown. Don't know who they are. Feestone co.Hope this helps all..
Do know that the Indians to keep from being moved further married into the Blacks. Reason when we see M on race.Have found several black families of Tippens and have followed them for awhile to the end of their trail.That's all I have.Do have info on annie Tippen married to McCary in Freestone.
Also found in 1860-70(sorry forgot,0n by LDS file) Elizabeth Tippens,Widow,Freestone,had several children,and beside side them states adopted.On Eliz. states Widow.Hired hands,George Tippens,abt.23,born abt.Tx. race M. Isaac Tippens,abt.22,born abt. Tx. race M.
Olive Branch Cemetery
This part of Anderson Co.,was settled in the 1850's.Many of the early settlers were from the vicinity of Brushy Cree,S.C. andit is believed that is whey the streams in this area and the community were named Brushy Creed. A smaller ceek near this site became known as Olive Branch.
In 1858,as the community began to grow,a small one-room building was erected to serve as a church and school.A cemetery was established on land adjacedt to the buliding.Althought the land was not officially deeded as a graveyard until 1858,there are marked burials from as early as 1856.
The oldest documented grave is that of Joseph H. Waddell. Who died in 1856 at age six.Also interred here are many early pioneers and a number of veterns,including James Eastland (1827-1911),who served in the Mexican war and the Civil War and later represted anderson Co. in the Texas Legisiature.Daniel henderson,who deeded the land for the church,school and cemetery,is also buried here.
This cemetery is a visible reminder of the early settlers of Brushy creek.The Olive Branch cemetery association,Organized in 1978,maintains the Historic graveyard.
**There were many graves that were marked with only a round fence pole cut off.Because they were unknown.The slaves were buried outside of the cemetery,their graves not marked.
That's what I have.Hope it helps..Still looking for my Nannie.If I can be of further help,please let me known.
Sorry,this is so long,but wanted to share with all.