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The Pipkin Family

A Digital Exhibit Created by Amy Skillen, Archives Technician

The story of the Pipkins and their involvement with Florida Southern College begins with the migration of Nathaniel Pipkin, father of future Trustee L.N. Pipkin and forefather of future alumni. Nathaniel “Nathan” Levi Pipkin was born December 16, 1830 to Moses and Delilah Winnie Cobb Pipkin.[1] During the Civil War, Nathan Levi served in the Confederate military; he signed up in August 1862 and was honorably discharged in April 1865.[2] He married Margaret Elizabeth Hart on June 12, 1853, and together, they would have six children: Daniel Moses, Levi Nathaniel, Mary Elizabeth, Samantha, James Harris, and Donna.[1]


[1] “Nathanial Levi Pipkin (1830-1921).” Find a Grave., October 1, 2008.

[2] State Board of Pensions. PIPKIN, Nathan. 1907. Application form, State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Identifier: a02307,

[3] Pipkin, Alva Claude. “Brothers Nathan and Wiley Pipkin: My Great Grandfathers.” Polk County Historical Quarterly 36, no. 2 (2010): 4-8.

[4] Pipkin, Beulah Mary. “The History of Scott Lake.” Polk County Historical Quarterly 6, no. 4 (1980): 1-3.

[5] Pipkin, Bernice. “The Pipkin Family Reunion of 1902.” Polk County Historical Quarterly 14, no. 1 (1987): 6.