Archive for July, 2009
I made a trip to West Tennessee to research the life of General Jacob Tipton (1790-1839), son of Captain Jacob Tipton (1765-1791), the namesake of the County. General Jacob was the grandson of Colonel John Tipton. He organized Shelby County in 1819 and Tipton County in 1823, was the Surveyor General of the 11th District of Western Tennessee and Brigadier-General of the 14th Brigade of the State Militia. In 1818, he married Lorina Taylor, daughter of General Nathaniel Taylor, prominent early settler in Carter County, Tennessee. See links at bottom right for more information
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