Re: John W. Tippen/ Elizabeth Castleberry born SC move to Ala
I'm sooo glad to see somebody posting finally to this forum. I thought it was time for the "en" ending of the name to be posted.
Now....for your Philip Tippen......despite all of the name change listings, etc...I know that my earlier Tippen family was also listed with the Tippin spelling. This is true right up until my gr grandfather and even grandfather I even have a sister who is listed on her birth certificate spelled with the "in" rather than like the rest of us girls... ours with "en" and I have 6 sisters. This is also the case with your Philip Tippen/Tippin. But anyway, the spelling of the ending has bounced back and forth over the years, so you will find more of your family history with the "in" spelling. Actually, more of your Philip's records are with the "in" spelling of the name and you are in luck because there is a huge amount of information for him with researcher Wayne Tippin. There is a new Tippin family history data base....a really great new up and coming website created and posted by Wayne A. Tippin and his son Ed who has done all building of it. It's called Tippin Family Online and here's the web address
Wayne Tippin's email address is
Believe me..Wayne is a super nice guy, filled with enthusiam for family history and he'd love to hear from you as he is compiling the most comprehensive study of the Tippin/Tippen family to date. He's worked really hard to build this large data base and he says that it is for the whole family...it's a working data base where you can go and contribute your family information and as well as see the other family information posted there. For some strange reason....the info posted there for my particular line is incorrect, but as soon as the data base is workable where I can contribute my file, I'll change and add correct info.
About the web-address.... I can't tell on my computer if the little slash between the part of the address "no-ip" is a slash or a dot so you can try both to see which works or I can open the website and send a link to you that way if you have problems since your email address is posted here also.
I don't personally have information on your Philip but my I do know that his family came from the Georgia branch of the Tippin family located there...an earlier generation of these Tippin's had moved from South Carolina to Georgia and from there some of the children eventually moved to Alabama. He is listed on the Tippin website. Your Philip is related to Philip Henry Mulkey Tippin,(without looking, I think he's a son) who is traced back a long way, eventually to 3 brothers, Philip, Henry and John (I think I've got this straight without my data). My line descended from Henry and yours from one of these other two...can't think from mememory just which right how....so actually we are very very distantly related. Anyway, Wayne Tippin has lots of information on this particular family, has cemetery photos, etc for your Philip and his wife Rosa. I pretty much have all the Tippin/Tippen information for the Tippen family in Louisiana and as far as I can tell your Philip was most likely not here unless I'm missing him somewhere or he moved here in very late 1800's or early 1900's. There is no Philip Tippen associated among the names of my George or his father John. I have actual archived info for pretty much all the Tippens in Louisiana and have never found a Philip here, but that's not to say he wasn't ever here maybe for a visit or some such because I do have Moore family who lived in Rapides Parish in mid 1800's but have never found a Tippen among the Moore family there.
I do have much of the Tippen /Tippin family history information on the earlier branches which I will be happy to send to you and point out which is your ancestor among all those so you can follow the "trail" of the family to South Carolina, etc and then on to Georgia. But, after the family branched out to Georgia, I pretty much followed my own line with John, etc down to his children and not so much his cousins in Georgia so I don't yet have the Georgia info or much of it in my computer data base (maybe one day?). But for sure..Wayne does, along with photos....Wayne has tons more of detailed information and some photos on the Georgia line because they are his line too. There's some really interesting stories there too. Your Philip had one aunt who was scalped by Indians, etc.
I'll email you later and send you some of my files for the earlier Tippen / Tippin family history. Thanks for your inquery...hope this helps you in some way.
Penny Tippen Myers