Colonel John Tipton

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Benjamin Tipton (1755-1807)

New information for Benjamin in the Sons Catagory

2012 TFAA Meeting

The Tipton Family Association of America will hold its 2012 meeting on October 6th in Townsend, Tennessee.  For more information, email an inquiry to this website.

John Tipton, Gentleman

26 May 1772; John Tipton, gentleman, is appointed Justice of the Peace (judge in those times) for newly formed Dunmore County in the Shenandoah Valley of the Crown Colony of Virginia by the King through his royal governor, Lord Dunmore. Thomas Marshall, father of future Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, is appointed Clerk of the Court.

TFAA to show State of Franklin film

The Tipton Family Association of America will host showings of “The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin” produced by Nolichucky Films at the Johnson City, Tennessee Library on October 6th in the Jones Meeting Center. The 30 minute film will be shown at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. The showings are free and open to the public.

Famous Lawsuit Settled

October 1771, Colonial Court ruled in favor of settlers including John Tipton, George Washington, Jost Hite et al in a lawsuit against Lord Fairfax. The ruling confirmed land titles in the Shenandoah Valley.

John Tipton & George Washington

On May 18th, 1761 in Winchester, Virginia; John Tipton cast his ballot to elect George Washington to be a representative from Frederick County to the House of Burgesses. At that time, the House of Burgesses was the Crown Colony of Virginia’s legislative assembly.

Tipton Family Association of America

will meet on October 8th at Rocky Mount Museum in Piney Flats, Tennessee. Registration will begin at 9am in the museum lobby. The program will include a showing of the film “The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin” and presentations by TFAA members. Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in the family’s history and genealogy.

New Film on State of Franklin

Nolichucky Films has produced a new film by Buck Kahler titled The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin. It will be shown at the East Tennessee Historical Society on May 6th and appear on East Tennessee PBS on May 12th & 15th. The film is highly anticipated as it incorporates the latest research on this event and the times in which it took place.

Book Reviewed

The concise biography The Life of Colonel John Tipton by John Parrish received a very nice book review from Fran Allison Young in the Tennessee Ancestors publication of The East Tennessee Historical Society, Volume 26, No. 1, April 2010, page 55. I am proud of this recognition.

Tipton Family Association of America

9 Oct 2010, the Tipton Family Association of America met at the Carter County Library in Elizabethton, Tennessee.  The latest research on the life of Colonel John Tipton was presented along with general information about the Tiptons.  Anyone interested in TFAA activities can contact the Association thru this website.