Missy H. Johnson writes: According to my grandfather, Dr. H.G.Davis, Jr., his father traded their family farm for this house, and they moved into it when he was 10 years old. My great-grandmother, Lillian Wingate Davis, operated a dairy in the back yard. The top photo is present-day (2018) and the other image dates to 2012. It’s so wonderful to see this restoration.
Is Lillian wingate davis from any of the wingates from waycross and willacoochee?
My great-grandmother was Lillian’s baby sister, Cary Estelle Wingate Perryman. There are a couple of photos of this house with Lillian and her husband standing in front of it in the Wingate Reunion books from the reunions in Sylvester many years ago. I believe there may be copies housed in the library in Sylvester.
I don’t Know if the Davis’ mentioned here are the same family, but we once rented a home on a farm known to us as The old Davis Farm. I was a very young child but I have very fond memories of the place. It was in 1973 or 74. The land was still being farmed and on one corner of the property lived an old black couple. If anyone knows of this farm and an address I would love to take my little sister to visit it as she was only 2 when we moved from there. Thank You
My parents live in this house currently. According to my grandfather, Dr. H.G.Davis, Jr., His father traded their family farm for this house, and they moved into it when he was 10 years old. My great-grandmother, Lillian Wingate Davis, operated a dairy in the back yard. I don’t want to write a book here, but let me know if you want any more information.
I am so happy this house has been restored. It is lovely.
Built in 1898 by C.W. Hillhouse
so glad to see this grand old house being restored!
Is the Hillhouse family home?
Oh WOW! that is such a beautiful house.