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Five years ago, I wrote that I hoped I was closing in on Molly Ann Tipps, my step-mom's great grandmother.

I thought I found the identity of her parents from her death certificate. The informant for her death certificate was her daughter-in-law, Ella (Haun) Coffman.

But George Tipps and his wife, Maggie, were not her parents. I found Molly's parents this morning.

And eleven of her siblings.
I had checked the 1860 census for Molly, born Margaret Anna Tipps in March 1858 in Tennessee. This morning, still under the impression I had the right set of parents, I decided to look again.

That's when I saw a little girl named Margaret in Franklin Co., TN in 1860. By the time I got through the preliminaries on continuing to track this family, I had found eleven siblings - Molly appears to have been the youngest child - one of whom had a heartbreaking end in the Loudon Co., TX poor farm.

Here's what I was able to figure out...

Molly's parents were John Franklin Tipps and Samira Hall. I found them in the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census. Their first three children were daughters, including Rachael M Tipps Neal, who died in the Loudon County poor farm.

A note on Racheal's death certificate said:
This woman was an inmate of the county poor house, and nothing is known of her parents. I made a correction to that record in Ancestry.
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John F Tipps and Samira Hall appear to have lived in Franklin Co., TN most, if not all, of their married lives, adding to their family with regularity.

One this page of the report, there are three more daughters, and three sons. Son George Larkin Tipps was a Methodist circuit riding preacher.
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Another son and another daughter were born before Molly.
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Since I didn't find either John or Samira Tipps after the 1860 census, I assume they may have died. I have more research to do on them. I haven't found a grave for either of them at Find a Grave, so I can't link Molly to them.

I've done the next best thing I can, and added hyperlinks to the known burials of some of Molly's siblings on her Find a Grave memorial.

Now, I'll keep on looking...
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More flea market finds...

Somebody's family album is missing these photos.

I have messaged Ancestry tree owners, and nary a reply...

What we have here are original photos of twin sisters, and one of their husbands.



Aunt Mattie Hall Chapman




Sarah and Wm Yeisley
Daughter of Thos and Ann K Hall




Sarah Hall Yeisley Twin of Mattie Hall


I am posting them to DeadFred too.

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