Mathew Sheppard Brinson House, 1888, Jenkins County

Thanks to Robert Beasley for the identification. Mr. Beasley’s great-grandfather, George Brinson, built this house for his father, Mathew Sheppard Brinson. Mr. Beasley is presently restoring this wonderful landmark.

Thanks are due as well to Mike Joiner for bringing this property to my attention.

A driveway lined with oaks leads to the house on one side.

7 thoughts on “Mathew Sheppard Brinson House, 1888, Jenkins County

  1. Buddy Moore

    This house was the country home of my Great grand aunt, Neta Sherrod Marbach and her husband, Frank Marbach in the 1930’s.
    Frank was the Jenkins County Sheriff during that time.

  2. Karen Masiello Beasley

    Ben, as you can see from above, the house was built in 1888, so you were dead on for dates. The original breezeway between kitchen/dining room spaces and the rest of the house was removed and a bathroom and den were added in that space. This will be revised and the den, etc., removed during the restoration. What I find interesting is that the original house has held up better than the den area.

    We have our work cut out for us, that is certain, and other obligations limit our time there, but I look forward to one day being able to go to bed at night in this wonderful home! (Lots of wallpaper to peel, first, though, among other things!)

  3. Lewis Gay

    Enjoyed all pictures in Jenkins County. If interested, I own a house on 4126 Newton Road, South that is 100 years old. It was built by my great, great grandfather, John D. Newton. Passed down to his son, Benjamin F. Newton. Then to his daughter, Jongelyn Newton Penndorf. She passed away in April, 2012. She had no siblings and the home was willed to me at that time. My grandmother, Carrie Newton Clifton and her dad, Benjamin F. Newton were brother and sister and my mother, Ruth Dudley Clifton and her mother Myrtis Dudley Newton were sisters so we were always close. You might say the sister I never had. If interested, let me know. Barbara Clifton Gay Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:51:19 +0000 To:

  4. Ben Dooley

    Another beautiful house Brian. It has those lace or tracery columns similar to the “anti bellum” farm house you gave us a few weeks ago. The Italianate in America spanned the 1840’s through the 1890’s and reached its crest in the 1970’s. Based on the proportions, four square simplicity and pyramidal low slope roof, I think this house is from the later stages (1880-90?) of the Italianate and that the detail was original to the house. The proportions of the earlier example, I think dates it to the 1850’s. Both are great houses. I hope they are still around for many years.

  5. tincantourist41

    I hope that this beautiful home is being saved? It is stunning.

    Brian, I sent you an email to your gmail account about places in Quitman county that I hope you can photograph before they fall in….they are so close.


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