Family Histories of Coleman
THE HIPP FAMILY
by Tommy G. Hipp
A History of Coleman County and Its People, 1985
by Judia and Ralph Terry, and Vena Bob Gates - used by permission
|Nathaniel Mortimer Hipp, son of John and Silvia (Harwell) Hipp, born
April 7, 1836 in Newberry County, South Carolina, married Levine Emiline
Hartin about 1857 in LaFayette County, Mississippi and moved to Bell County,
Texas, in the mid-1870ís. Like his father before him, Nathaniel was
a farmer. He moved to Coleman County and on August 8, 1888, purchased
80 acres of land about three miles south of Glen Cove on what is now part
of the Carroll Hinds place. He later bought more real estate in the
area. In 1902, Nathaniel bought two lots in Talpa where he and his
wife lived with their daughter, Sarah, until their deaths. Nathaniel
died October 7, 1913 and his wife, Levine, December 26, 1916, both buried
at Talpa. Their children were:
(1) William E., born August 26, 18S8 in Mississippi.
An automobile dealer, he died September 9, 1948, buried in City Cemetery
(2) Sarah Louise (Lula), December 23, 1859 in Mississippi, married J.
M. Parker and lived in Talpa until her death September 3, 1936. He
died April 28, 1938 and both are buried in Talpa. A daughter, Bernice
Alexander, and a granddaughter, Maxine Drinkard, still reside in Coleman
(see Alexander - Drinkard). A daughter-in-law, Vivian Parker (Mrs.
John Bunyon), now lives in Santa Anna (see John L. Jones), and a grandson,
Coleman (Jack) Parker, has the Mobil Agency in Valera (see George E. Simmons,
Parker - Hipp, and J. O. Freeman).
(3) Rufus M., born about 1862 in Mississippi, purchased some of his
fatherís Coleman County property in 1892, later moved to Concho County
then to Capitan, New Mexico where he died.
(4) James A. (Jimmy), November 2, 1864 in Mississippi - July 27, 1949
in Temple. George B., son of James, was born November 2, 1893, married
Bessie Omelia Watson, and moved to Santa Anna in 1921 from Bell County.
He remained in Coleman County as a farmer and rancher until his death on
March 1, 1981. His children are:
(4a) Garland, who lived only to the age of three.
(5) Mattie E., born about 1867 in Mississippi, married Will Reed and is
buried in Killeen.
(4b) Ruby Rae (Smith), born June 24, 1917, now lives in Abilene.
(4c) Clarence Ray, February 24, 1919, was raised in Coleman County.
He joined the United States Marine Corps on December 20, 1943 and was with
the 28th Marines, E. Co., 3rd platoon during the battle of Iwo Jima.
Although injured in the battle, he was one of the thirteen volunteers to
climb Mount Serbachi to raise the first U.S. flag claiming victory on the
island. On January 6, 1947, he married Billie Lorene McCoy of Santa
Anna. After several years in the construction business, they are
now retired in Santa Anna and have two daughters, Betty Sue (Brown) and
Billie Rae (Diaz), both of which live in Santa Anna.
(4d) Bonnie Merle (McDaniels), June 29, 1921, now lives in Abilene.
(4e) Doris Lee (Rushin), March 7, 1923, now lives in Hobbs, New Mexico.
(4f) James Clifton, December 17, 1928, married Wynnell Wristen of Santa
Anna, now lives near Clyde.
(4g) Bobby Nell (Carrol), October 10, 1936, now lives in Abilene.
(6) John Ellison, February 12, 1869 in LaFayette County, Mississippi,
married Emma Ophelia Henry in about 1899 in Concho County. Lived
in Concho and Nolan Counties before his death August 25, 1937. His
wife had died February 18, 1936, both are buried in Decker Cemetery, Nolan
County. Their children:
(6a) Jewel, born December 11, 1901, married Lem Story in Shep,
in 1923; after being in the grocery business in several Texas towns, they
moved to Santa Anna in 1950. Lem died October 31, 1981, buried in
Santa Anna. Jewel still lives there.
(7) Hugh M., born about 1872 in Mississippi, lived in Concho County, until
he was shot to death.
(6b) Joseph Franklin, born in Concho County February 1, 1912, married
Josephine Elizabeth Tubb and lived in Nolan County at the time of his death
on December 23, 1947. Tommy Glenn, a son of Joseph, was born July
27, 1947, raised in Blackwell. He served in the Marine Corps from
1969 until 1973, married Barbara Holtman (born October 6, 1948) in San
Angelo on May 24, 1975 and graduated from Angelo State University in 1977,
with a Master of Science degree. Tommy and Barbara moved to Coleman
in August of 1978. He is presently a park ranger with the United
States Army Corps of Engineers at Hords Creek Lake. They have two
daughters, both born in San Angelo: Traci Annette, November 5, 1977; Tonya
Lynn, November 27, 1978.
(8) Lovie M., August 21, 1877 in Texas, married John Reed and died March
27, 1895, during childbirth, buried at Glen Cove.