Colonel John Tipton


Updated Bio

Today I updated some information in the biography for Col. John Tipton. The revisions can be seen in the Col. John section of the biography.

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  1. October 14th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Sally Ryan Tomlinson says:

    I enjoyed you account of the life of Col. John Tipton, one of my favorite characters among the thousands I have researched over the years. I would like to see the sources for his great-grandfather Edward Tipton being a soldier in the English conquest of Jamaica in 1655, and his descent from Anthony de Tipton.

    I believe that Speaker John Tipton, Jr., as I think of him, since he was also a colonel, was born in 1767, not 1769. (He is my husband’s ancestor, and thus of particular interest.)

    Here are my notes on Speaker John Tipton, Jr.
    By Sally Ryan Tomlinson
    John Tipton, Jr., seventh son of Col. John Tipton and Mary Butler, also became a colonel and a legislator, as his father had been before him. John was born 21 Apr 1767 in Frederick Co., VA and was 16 when his family moved in 1783 across the mountains to what became Washington Co., TN. John Tipton, Jr. was on the Washington Co., NC, voters’ list the third Friday in August 1786; five years later he served under an older brother, Capt. Jacob Tipton, in a battle against the Indians. (“True List of the Voters Names in Washington County and State of North Carolina, Begun and Held the Third Friday of August Anno Domen 1786,” cited in Evelyn S. Thompson, “John Tipton, Jr.” in History of Sullivan Co., TN, 1993, #1424)
    John was commissioned lieutenant colonel commandant of the Sullivan Co. Militia 16 June 1801, succeeding John Scott, who resigned. Elkanah Dulaney was his second major. (Commission Book 1, p. 175, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Elkanah’s wife, Margaret Snapp, was a sister-in-law of John.) John was a private, Capt. Jacob Tipton’s Co., 1st Regiment, US Levies, Lt. Col. Darke, 1791-1792, and in Taylor’s Co., Carter’s Regiment Militia, Territory South of the Ohio, 1793-1794. (Virgil D. White, Index to Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811) A John Tipton was private-captain, Capt. Spencer’s Co. Mounted Riflemen, Indiana Territory Militia, 1811. The 1812 Muster Roll, Book 9, p. 12, shows a John Tipton; the John Tipton on the Muster Roll, Book 3, p. 14, was aged 23, 5’10″, dark haired, blue eyed and from Blount Co., TN. Mary Hardin McCown, in Soldiers of the War of 1812, 1950, said that Speaker John was on Andrew Jackson’s staff at the Battle of New Orleans. He would have been 44 in 1814 and a politician of some note in Tennessee, but proof of his military service then is lacking.
    John served seven terms in the Tennessee General Assembly, first from Sullivan and then from Washington, and one term in the Senate. He was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives 1807-1809. (Robert M. McBride, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, I, 727: John was Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tennessee, 1807-1809; represented five counties in the Tennessee House and Senate: served seven terms in the House, 1803-1815 from Sullivan Co., 1831-(3) from Washington Co.; one term in the Senate, 1817-1819 from Sullivan and Hawkins Cos.) When young Andrew Jackson attacked John Sevier in 1802, Col. John Tipton, Sr. and his eldest son, Samuel Tipton, led a petition drive supporting Jackson. Samuel and his younger brother, John Tipton, Jr. were state representatives, and took the case against Sevier to the floor of the Tennessee legislature. Samuel, represented Carter in the Assembly from 1801-1805.
    A younger brother, Jonathan Tipton, served with John in the 18th Assembly, representing Monroe County, while a nephew, John Butler Tipton, son of Jonathan, represented Cocke, Greene, Sevier and Washington Counties.(Robert M. McBride and Dan M. Robison, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, I, 1796-1861, 725-731)

    John returned from Tennessee to Shenandoah Co., Virginia, where he was married to Elizabeth Snapp 28 Oct 1791 by Simon Harr, a Lutheran pastor. John settled near Elizabeth’s parents in Shenandoah. Thomas Little of Washington Co. appointed “my trusty and loving friend, John Tipton Jun. of the County of Shenandoah (son of Colonel John Tipton of Washington and Territory aforesaid)” his attorney 15 Feb 1795 to recover his interest in 400 acres on Toms Brook, Shenandoah, as a grandson of Thomas Little, deceased. (Shenandoah DB K, 10) Thomas Little, who died in 1748, married ca. 1733-1734, Haverstraw, Orange Co., NY, Mary Denton, born ca. 1714, NY, died 1778, daughter of Jonas (Jonah) Denton, who died after 1752 in Frederick Co., VA, and Hannah. Thomas, Sr. was thus the husband of a first cousin, once removed, of Martha Denton Moore Tipton, stepmother of John Tipton, Jr.
    Commissioners Jonathan Clark, Philip Williams and Andrew McKoy deeded John Tipton 400 acres on Toms Brook known as Littles Place in the North Mountain 25 Aug 1797; witnesses Christopher Heiskill, Jacob Miller, Michael Ott. (Shenandoah DB L, 505) John Tipton and Elizabeth of Shenandoah sold 317 acres to Philip, Sophia, Elizabeth, Catharine, Peter and Sarah Warner, children of Peter Werner, deceased. 12 Sep 1797; witnesses P. Williams, John Snapp. (Shenandoah DB L, 433)

    John and Elizabeth moved to Sullivan Co., TN. When John Tipton of Washington Co. deeded Isaac Tipton of Washington part of Joshua Houghton’s North Carolina grant 2 July 1796, it was described as adjacent John Tipton, Jr.’s line, given by John Tipton to his son John, who sold it to Isaac. They already were living in James Brigham’s former house adjoining Blountville in Sullivan Co., TN in 1798, on land granted Brigham 23 Oct 1782. (Sullivan Deed Book 1, 163) John Tipton, Sr. of Washington deeded John Tipton, Jr. of Sullivan 524 acres on the south side of Wautauga 11 Feb 1806 for $50 and 640 acres in Carter Co., TN for $51. (Washington Co., TN DB 8, 250)
    Elizabeth’s father, Laurance Snapp of Shenandoah, deeded John Tipton, Jr. 570 acres of the Brigham grant west of Blountville 13 Sep 1798 for $4,000, “the plantation or tract of land whereon the said John Tipton now lives . . .containing 600 acres together with all houses, buildings and improvements thereunto made or Created, the town of Blountville the land thereunto being excepted. . .” (Sullivan DB 3, 402-403) Brigham deeded the Sullivan commissioners 30 acres of the tract to lay out a town and to build a courthouse, prison and stocks 11 Dec 1792. (Sullivan DB 2, 602) Later deeds indicate that John lived there until 1813, in what became known as the Snapp Hotel, destroyed in a fire in 1863 during the Civil War. (Evelyn S. Thompson, “Col. John Tipton, Jr.,” in History of Sullivan Co., TN, 1993, #1424) William Armstrong deeded John of Sullivan 200 acres 9 Oct 1811 and Thomas Goddard deeded him 210 acres 2 Sep 1816.
    John became active in developing Blountville, selling lots, planning new additions, building roads, buying more land. He was mentioned in Blountville in 1809 and in the incorporation of Blountville in 1817. (Serial No. 16, Chapter 56; Serial No. 21, Chapter 15, Sec 7, Tennessee State Library and Archives) He made about 90 deeds through 1829. Henry Borden sold him 1/2 acres 18 Oct 1803; John acquired additional lots in Blountville 1804-1811. (DB 6: 290, 264, 307; 10: 7, 44, 45) He sold a lot to Joseph Carper 10 Sep 1797, one to Philip Snapp 15 Aug 1799, Elkanah R. Dulaney 21 May 1800 and two 14 May 1805, Robert Benham 18 Aug 1802, William Deary 23 Nov 1803, 22 July 1806 and 28 Apr 1813, Lawr. Snapp 20 May 1804, Alexander Getgood 12 Apr 1808 and 2 Mar 1811, George Gross 4 Jan 1811, Jacob Hartman 29 July 1811, John and William Gifford 15 June 1812. (Sullivan DB 3: 143, 256, 343; 6: 37, 38; 4: 635, 582-583, 774; 9: 315; 6: 211,132, 164, 329, 167, 382)
    The 1811-1812 Sullivan tax lists indicate that John Tipton paid taxes on 1046 acres, 4 slaves and 1 stud horse. In 1814 he sold a lot between his large large stable and the bridge, and on 22 Aug 1815 he sold his house and three acres on the north side of the street in Blountville to Jacob K. Snapp, Elizabeth’s nephew. John bought another 210 acres in 1816 for $2000. He sold William Deary 252 3/4 acres adjoining Blountsville in November 1820 for $7000; when Deary’s heirs sold it in 1856, they referred to it as “the Tipton tract on which is situated the Mansion house.”
    In 1821 John Tipton of Sullivan deeded his son-in-law James H. Barnett of Sullivan a lot in Blountsville ” in consideration of the love and affection he hath.” That was after his father’s 1813 death in Washington Co., TN; following the death of his half-brother, Abraham Tipton, II, John, Jr. acquired that property on Sinking Creek and moved to Washington County. He thus was John Tipton of Washington County when he deeded 2.5 acres 17 Mar 1825 to Laurence Snapp of Sullivan Co. “in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath to his Son-in-law, Laurence Snapp.”
    John Tipton of Washington Co., TN sold David Pugh of Carter Co., TN a Negro girl, Meriah, about 7 years old, “which girl I warrant to be a slave for life, sound and healthy so far as I know,” 23 Sep 1828 with Samuel P. Tipton and Elizabeth Tipton as witnesses; proved in open court in Washington Co., TN 28 Jul 1829, James Severe, clerk. (Bill of Sale, Washington DB 18, 358) John’s daughter Minerva had married David’s son Jonathan Pugh in 1822. John Tipton of Washington County deeded Jacob Snapp and John Shave of Sullivan 1/2 acre in Sullivan for $150 on 25 Mar 1829. John Tipton of Washington County deeded Magdaline Snapp a 1/2-acre lot in Blountville 20 May 1829 for $50. (Vol. 10, 473)

    Poignantly, John Tipton, Jr. died 8 Oct 1831 while serving in the 19th General Assembly, and all of Nashville turned out to honor him. The Senate adopted a resolution calling on all members to wear black crepe on their left arms for 30 days, and to join the House in marching two abreast to his funeral. The order of march called for the body to be followed by relatives and attending physician, clergy, the Speaker, officers of the two houses, the House, the Senate, governor, secretary of state and staff, treasurer, Nashville mayor and aldermen, University president and trustees, judiciary, citizens. (Tennessee Senate Records, Sunday 9 Oct 1831)
    The newspapers noted that he had been in ill health and declined rapidly after his arrival in Nashville for the opening of the session. “The deceased has been long known to the people of Tennessee as a public man, and with those among whom he resided, few men have enjoyed as long and steady a popularity. . .The history of his family is closely identified with the history of Tennessee. He was many years a member of the Senate, of which we believe he was more than once Speaker. He was several times a candidate for Congress against very popular competitors, but, without success, yet it has often been remarked that in all his elections, Col. Tipton was never badly beaten by anybody.” (Western Weekly Review 14 Oct 1831; similarly, Nashville Banner 10 Oct 1831; Railroad Advocate 27 Oct 1831) The state erected a monument over his grave in the Old City Cemetery, 101 Fourth Avenue South at Oak Street, Nashville.
    In 1895 the Senate appropriated $300 to repair the monument with the same inscription as on the original monument, saying “WHEREAS The Hon. John Tipton, who resided in Washington County, was one of the most prominent and patriotic pioneer settlers of Tennessee, who distinguished himself by his daring intrepidity in the various Indian wars of his day. He was also distinguished in the councils of the State, and took a leading, prominent and patriotic part in shaping legislation in both branches of our State Legislature. He was elected ten times to the Legislature, serving in both houses. He was Speaker of the House in 1811 and 1812, and presided over the high court of impeachment that tried Judge Heiskell in 1813. He died while a member of the Legislature, and his distinguished patriotism and service, both civil and military, has made his name a household word and honored and beloved by all. . . (Acts of Tennessee 1895, No. 30, p. 501-503) The resolution was signed by John A. Tipton, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
    The monument ordered erected by legislature in 1895 says, on the front side:
    “To the Memory of Col. John Tipton, born in Washington Co., TN, Died Oct. 8,1831. Erected by order of the 49th General Assembly.
    How sleep the brave who sink to rest
    By all their country’s wishes blest
    When spring with dewy fingers cold
    Returns to deck their hallowed mould
    She there shall dress a sweeter sod
    Than Fancy’s feet have ever trod.
    On the back side:
    Sacred to the remains of the late Col. John Tipton of Washington Co. in the State of Tennessee, placed here by the Officers and Members of the 49th General Assembly of that State as a token of their regard for the talents and exalted worth of the deceased. An early adventurer in this country, he was distinguished for his daring intrepidity in the sanguinary Indian Wars of the day. He gave promise of the future by the deeds of his youth, and verified public expectations by the lofty stand he afterwards assumed and always sustained in the councils of his state. He was an incorruptible patriot. Bold in conception and fearless in execution. Covered with honors and with years, he descended to the grave on the 8th day of October 1831 in the 64th year of his age.” (Tombstone, Old Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, copied by Evelyn Snapp Thompson. It is in error in placing his birth in Washington Co., TN)

    John’s 3 Oct 1831 will, written five days before his death [In the name of God amen. I John Tipton being of sound mine and memory and haveing before me that all mankind are doomed to die I make this my last will and testament. First I will and bequeath my Soul to God the Giver of all good. . .] left the land and premises where he lived to his three children, Samuel P. Tipton, Elizabeth S. Tipton and Edny M. Tipton, to be equally divided according to quality and quantity, but reserving to Samuel P. the part including the house, and equal privileges as to water with all. The remainder of his estate was to be disposed of to the satisfaction of his debts, and anything left to be “equally divided among all my children, having heretofore given to Abram B. Tipton, Mary Ann, Margaret V., Emeline, Manerva P. and Lucinda M. all that part of my estate allotted for them.” Sealed John Tipton; witnesses A. McClellan, Christian Carriger. (Washington Co., TN, Reel 169, WB 1, 244)
    Samuel P. Tipton, Elizabeth Tipton and Edney Tipton sold the Washington County farm to David Haines 8 Feb 1837. He gave it to Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875) as a wedding present in 1839. Col. John Tipton, Sr. (1730-1813) bought the site in 1784 and built a log house on the stage road; it was the site of the Battle of the Lost State of Franklin. John, Jr. made some architectural changes, enlarging the house, covering the logs with siding and adding windows. The house is now part of the Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Johnson City, TN.

    When John’s property was sold after his death, the inventory indicated the comfortable household of an affluent farmer. A sideboard sold for $26, a set of silver spoons for $18 and a clock and case for $13.25. There was a set of windsor chairs, as well as one of split-bottom chairs, four beds, a corner cupboard, a desk, six tables, a bookcase and books. A daughter, Edna Tipton, bought the Bible for 6 1/2 cents. There were 13 hogs, 2 sows and their pigs, 20 sheep and 3 geese, but, suprisingly, no horses or cows. The major buyers were his children Elizabeth Tipton, Samuel Tipton and Edna Tipton. A son-in-law, Jonathan Pugh, bought two books and other items; another son-in-law, William H. Young, and his wife Emeline bought a bed and other items. Other buyers were James P. Taylor, Jonathan Kelly, James Robinson, James Barnes, James Hughes, Joshua Suanger(?), John Ryland, James Casada, Samuel Hunt, John Stephen, Robert Casada Jr., John Stevens, James Harvey, James W. Young, Jonathan Right.

    Washington Co., TN Inventory Book 1, 1826-1834: An inventory of property sold at the house of Col. John Tipton, dec’d, August 18th, 1832:
    1 corner cupboard, to Samuel Tipton, 5.00
    1 bed, bedstead, furniture, to Edna Tipton, .50
    9 Delf plates to Samuel Tipton, .37 1/3
    1 bed, bedstead, furniture, to Samuel Tipton, .50
    2 dishes and 4 cups and saucers (paid), Edna Tipton, .12 1/2
    1 bed, bedstead, furniture, to William Young, 1.00
    sundry articles to Elizabeth Tipton, .12 1/2, .6 1/4, .6 1/4
    1 bed, bedstead, furniture, to Elizabeth Tipton, 1.00
    sundry articles to James P. Taylor, .25
    1 clock and case, to James P. Taylor, 13.25
    1 table to Edna Tipton (paid), .50
    1 sideboard, to James Young, 26.00
    1 table to Elizabeth Tipton, .12 1/2
    1 sett of silver spoons, to Samuel Hunt, 18.00
    1 large table to Samuel Tipton, .50
    1 pairs of seals & waits, to James P. Taylor, .50
    1 desk to (paid) Edna Tipton, .25
    1 sett of Windsor Chairs, to Jonathan Right, .50
    1 looking glass (paid) to Samuel Tipton, .12 1/2
    1 sett of Split bottom Charis, to Samuel Tipton, .6 1/4
    1 book case and books to Samuel Tipton, .6 1/4
    1 man saddle, to James Barnes, 3.18 3/4
    1 pair firedogs to Emeline Young, .6 1/4
    1 falling axe, to Samuel Tipton, .26
    2 books to Jonathon Pugh, 2.00
    1 pair of stretchers & shovel, to James Barnes, .36
    1 pair of steelyards to William Young, .62 1/2
    1 pair of stretchers, to Samuel Tipton, .26
    1 heckle to Jonathan Kelly, 1.42
    1 bottle, to Samuel Tipton, .25
    1 reel to William Young, .6 1/4
    1 oven, 1 pot &c., Samuel Tipton, .3
    1 water bucket to Elizabeth Tipton,.25
    1 half bushel & other things, to James Barnes, .66
    1 wheat seive to Samuel Tipton, .26
    1 pair Hames and Chains Collar, James Barnes,1.75
    1 hand saw to James Robinson, .75
    1 pair fire dogs to James P. Taylor, 5.00
    1 Bible to Edna Tipton, .6 1/2
    1 large kettle, to William Young, .50
    1 table to Samuel Tipton, .50
    1 large kettle, to James Robinson, 1.00
    2 tables to Samuel Tipton .001/4
    1 grindstone, to James Hughes, 4.50
    1 pair fire dogs to William Young .7 1/4 ?
    1 log chain, to Joshua Suanger(?), 2.25
    1 oven and kettle to Elizabeth Tipton, .75
    1 small chain, to John Ryland, .37 1/2
    1 churn to Samuel Tipton, .3
    1 pair horse gears, to James Casada, 2.6 1/2
    1 pot & skillet to William Young, .6 1/4
    2 brichbands to James P. Taylor, 2.75
    1 pot & skillet to Elizabeth Tipton, .6 1/4
    1 sett of harrow teeth, to Samuel Hunt, 2.00
    sundry articles to Jonathon Pugh, .25
    1 plough, to John Stephen, 3.95
    2 hoes & 1 shovel to Samuel Tipton, .6 1/2
    1 plough, to John Ryland, 1.16
    1 axe, to James P. Taylor, .6 1/4
    1 dung fork, to Jonathan Kelly, .58
    1 barrel, to Samuel Tipton, .6 1/4
    1 large trough, to Samuel Tipton, .25
    1 windmill, to Robert Casada Jr., 8.12 1/2
    3 hogsheads, to James Robinson, .35
    1 sow & pigs, to Samuel Tipton, 1.00
    1 loom & tackling, to William Young, .38
    5 head of hogs, 1st choice, to John Stevens, 5.57
    1 wool wheel, to Elizabeth Tipton, .12 1/2
    2 head of hogs, 2nd choice, to Elizabeth Tipton, 1.00
    1 shovel mole & skitts, to James Barnes, .01
    6 head of hogs, 3rd choice, to John Stevens, 5.50
    1 sow & pigs, to Elizabeth Tipton, 1.00
    20 head of sheep, to James Harvey, 10.22
    3 head of geese, to Elizabeth Tipton, .3
    the whole rent grain of wheat & oats, to Elizabeth Tipton, .50

    A list of notes found among the papers of the Said John Tipton, Dec’d, which are considered perfectly desperate, the administrators not knowing where a solitary individual of the makers live:
    on B. Grady, for $80 in shoe and bootmaking, due 28 Sepp 1817; teste Wm. Anderson
    on James Landon, $7.50 due 11 Jan 1814 &c.
    on James Landon, $70 to be discharged in work at each price. Due 21 Dec 1813
    on James Landon, $25, due 30 Nov 1810
    on Henry Newton, $177.92, due 23 Feb 1822
    on Joseph Wyatt, $42.12 which may be discharged in house joiner work on Tipton’s farm. Due 1 May 1829 one bill of sale on said Joseph Wyatt for the following property: one lot of house joiners & cabinet maker tools, all his housewhole and kitchen furniture, to have and to hold until the above note is satisfied.

    N.B.: “My mother was Elizabeth Carter McInturff and her mother was Abigail Vandeventer, second wife of Adam McInturff. My mother was born in Carter Co., Tenn., near Carter Station, but her parents were born in Virginia but I don’t remember where.” (Undated letter from Minerva Pugh Raymond Dobson to Kenneth C. Tomlinson) “My father, born in Carter Co., was Samuel Tipton Pugh, son of Jonathan. I don’t know who Jonathan’s father was but he had two brothers still living in Tennessee when we came away. Their names were Solomon and David Pugh, so you see the early Pughs were religious.
    “My grandmother Pugh was Minerva Tipton and I was always told that she was a granddaughter of Col. John Tipton of the Revolutionary War. I don’t know what her father’s name was, but she had a brother, Abraham Tipton, who was a Mason and when I was a little girl about the close of the Civil War I can remember his being buried with Masonic honors at Blountsville, Tenn. and the Masonic Lodge at Blountsville will no doubt have a record of his name. A letter to the secretary of the Masonic Lodge at Blountsville might get the name of my great-grandfather Tipton which is the only missing link between me and Col. John Tipton.”

    N.B.: Some in MS believe that John Tipton, Jr. was the father of Isaac Tipton, born 4 Jan 1801, Sullivan Co., TN, died in 1853, DeSoto Co., MS, married 5 Sep 1822 Elizabeth Anderson, born 4 July 1806, died 1885, Nesbitt, MS. (Ervin Charles Tipton, We Tiptons and Our Kin, 745, 746, 750, 751 includes Isaac.) No Isaac was named in John’s will.

    John T. Barnett, “Biography of the Barnett Family,” ca. 1890, in The Illustrious Robisons, 165
    J.H. Bell, Tipton Family of the USA, 4.056
    C.B. Heinemann, The Tipton Family, Library of Congress, 318
    “Tennessee Ancestors,” East Tennessee Historical Society, Vol. 5, No. 2, Aug 1989, #167, John Tipton, Jr.; #177, Col. John Tipton, Esq.; #66, Jonathan Tipton; #84, Joseph Tipton; #119, Jacob Tipton; #134 Samuel Tipton; #144, Isaac Tipton; #161, John Tipton, son of Joseph.
    Mary Hardin McCown, Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Tennessee: John Tipton, II, on Gen. Andrew Jackson’s staff at New Orleans.
    G.R. McGee, History of Tennessee, 102-103: John Tipton, II, represented Washington Co., TN in the Territorial Assembly in February 1794. John Tipton, II and his son Abraham served in the War of 1812. (There seems to be a confusion of Johns here.)
    Selden Nelson, Knoxville Sentinel 11 Apr 1908, extracted in Bulletin of the Wautauga Association of Genealogists Vol. 6, No. 1, 1977, 13. Gov. Willie Blount appointed John Tipton, II to the Committee of Military Affairs during the War of 1812. John Tipton was on the committee that prosecuted impeachment charges against Judge William Cocke. When a woman sought a divorce, John Tipton “almost always voted in favor of the woman.” Nelsen identified the children of John Tipton, II as Abram Butler Tipton, Betsy, Emily, Louisa and Eula. (Betsy was named as Elizabeth S. in John’s will; Emily, Minerva; Louisa R., Lucinda; Eula, Edna.)
    Evelyn Snapp Thompson, “John Tipton, Jr.”, “The Laurence Snapp Family of East Tennessee,” 37 Dolphin Drive, Treasure Island, FL 33706, 1996.
    Charles Dawes Tipton, Tipton: The First Five American Generations: A Short History of the TIpton Family, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1998: ACB G, pages 104, 126, 127, 128, 130, 264-267
    Ervin Charles Tipton, We Tiptons and Our Kin, 745, 746, 750, 751
    W. Hord Tipton, The Tipton Family History, 98, 806
    Kenneth C. Tomlinson, Col. John Tipton and Capt. Jonathan Pugh of Shenandoah Co., VA and Washington Co., TN: Some of Their Descendants Represented by Members of the Tipton, Pugh, Barnett and Related Families, 1924.
    Edythe Rucker Whitley, Nashville: Judge John H. DeWitt put through the Tennessee General Assembly a bill authorizing the state to place a marker at the grave of John Tipton in the Old City Cemetery at Nashville.

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