Benjamin WEST Elmina Adaline WEST Count Pulaski WEST Susan A WEST Jacob Adolphus WEST Amanda WEST Ferdinand Columbus WEST Frances WEST Sanford Giffin MULLINS Ida Louella MULLINS William Lucky MULLINS Lindsey Carr MULLINS Benjamin Ross MULLINS Jenny Wise MULLINS James Miller MULLINS Frank Bethel MULLINS Fannie MULLINS Elizabeth WISE Mini tree diagram
Tripann Velma WEST

Tripann Velma WEST9,1,2,3,10,5,6,4,11,12

23rd Sep 18491,2,3,4,5,6 - 5th Nov 19361

Life History

23rd Sep 1849

Born in Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6


Resident in Subdivision 33, Gilmer, Georgia.2


Residence2 in Dug Road, Pickens, Georgia.6


Residence3 in Jasper, Pickens, Georgia.4

25th Feb 1871

Married Sanford Giffin MULLINS in Pickens County, Georgia.5,1,23,11

Jul 1871

Birth of daughter Ida Louella MULLINS in Pickens County, Georgia.13,9,7,14

15th Mar 1873

Birth of son William Lucky MULLINS in Pickens County, Georgia.7,16,15,9,3

22nd May 1875

Birth of son Lindsey Carr MULLINS in Pickens County, Georgia.17,18,9,7,19,14

25th Apr 1877

Birth of son Benjamin Ross MULLINS in Bosque County, Texas.7,9,20,14,12,21,18


Residence4 in Bosque County, Texas.8

6th Mar 1881

Birth of daughter Jenny Wise MULLINS in Bosque County, Texas.9,1,7

21st Aug 1884

Birth of son James Miller MULLINS.7

5th Sep 1890

Birth of son Frank Bethel MULLINS.7

about 1891

Birth of daughter Fannie MULLINS in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.7

2nd Apr 1907

Death of Sanford Giffin MULLINS in Lula, Pontotoc County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,22

22nd Nov 1917

Death of son William Lucky MULLINS in Cuervo, Guadalupe, New Mexico.7,15

5th Nov 1936

Died in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.1

Nov 1936

Buried in Bald Hill Cemetery, Morris, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.7


  • Our family had only the name Tripann Mullins, no other name that might be a maiden name.  No maiden name is given in the other sources I have seen.

    Her name is written Trip Ann in the 1870 (Georgia) and 1880 (Texas) censuses.  Her great-grandson Mike Taylor also reports that the name is written as Trip Ann on her gravestone, which I have not seen myself.  Her marriage registry entry has the name spelled as Tripann.

    Mike indicates that it seems likely her name is Tripann Velma.  He reports that he has seen several documents she signed as T V Mullins.  One of his aunts reported that her middle name was Velma.  This is interesting in light of the census entry of 1860 which has her name as Trapan [sic] A.

    In the 1850 census in Gilmer County, Georgia, she was listed as Tripand.

    1850 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, 4 October, Subdivision 33, page 771-772, Hse/Fam #528
    Benjamin West 44 M Farmer $500 Real Estate b SC
    Elizabeth West 41 F SC Cannot read and write
    -- page 772 --
    Tripand West 1 M [sic] SC

    In 1860 she appears as Trapan A.  This latter entry is notable, since it gives another initial A for a second name in addition to Tripann, in contrast to the two sources that indicate Trip and Anna separate names.

    Her name appears as a single name in a form similar to Tripann consistently enough to lend weight to the idea that Tripann's "official" name was one name rather than two, though it was found on her grave as two names.   Also note that in 1960 she is reported born in Georgia, while in 1850 place of birth was South Carolina, like the other chldren.

    1860 Federal Census, Pickens County, Georgia, 10 June, Dug Road District, PO Jasper, Page 20 (898), House #169, Family #135
    Benjamin West 54 M Farmer SC
    Elithebeth [sic] West 52 F SC
    Trapan A West 10 F GA

    In 1870, we find Trip Ann as the second daughter of Benjamin and Frances (Francis) West in Pickens County, Georgia, with a Jasper P O address.

    1870, 6 July, Pickens County, Georgia, P O Jasper, page 59, Hse/Fam #464
    Benjamin West M W 64 Farmer b. S.C.
    Francis West F W 23 Daughter b. GA
    Trip Ann West F W 20 Daughter b. GA
    Elmina Bradley F W 38 Housekeeper b. SC [daughter of Benjamin]
    William J. West M W 17 Assisting on Farm b. GA [son of Elmina]
    John L. West M W 11 Assisting on Farm b. GA [son of Elmina]

    Tripann married Sanford Giffin Mullins in 1871 in Pickens County, Georgia.

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    S G Mullins, Male
    Spouse Tripann West, Female
    License issued 24 February 1871
    Marriage 25 Feb 1871 Pickens County, Georgia
    Ceremony performed by J B Harris, Minister of the Gospel
    Pickens County, Georgia Marriage Book, p 386

    By 1880, Gif and Tripann have 4 children, and they have moved to Bosque County, Texas.  Their parents have also moved with them.  Gif's paretns are living in the same household with them, and her father Benjamin, her sister Elmina and her son John live nearby in one household.

    1880, June 11, Bosque County, Texas, District 14, p 30B, Hse #267, Fam #274
    S G Mullins Age 36 Famer b. GA, father b. SC, mother b. NC
    Trip Ann Mullins Age 31 Wife b. GA, father b. SC, mother b. SC
    Ida L. Mullins Age 9 Daughter b. GA (born abt 1871)
    William L. Mullins Age 7 Son b. GA  (born abt 1873)
    Lindsey C. Mullins Age 5 Son b. GA  (born abt 1875)
    Ross Ben Mullins Age 3 Son b. Tex  (born abt 1877)
    George R. Mullins Age 61 Father b. NC, father b. SC, mother b. SC
    Elvira M. Mullins Age 62 Mother b. NC, father b. VA, mother b. SC

    The anonymous Ancestry World Tree source misspells her husband's name as Griffin, but otherwise it provides excellent detail and a list of all the children.  The marriage registry entry of their marriage has Giffin as Giffen.  All the family sources spell it Giffin, or have the nickname Gif or Giff.

    Since their oldest child is reported as age 9 in 1880, it appears that Gif and Tripann married in 1870, after the census.  They appear to have moved to Texas in about 1876.  One child was born in 1875 in Georgia and the next in 1877 in Texas.


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