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About TFAA President

Greetings Tipton Family, just a note to introduce myself and update you on the Tipton Family Association of America activities. I thank you for taking the opportunity to serve as your TFAA president. I was born in Savannah Ga and raised by my Tipton grandparents in North Florida and around my teenage years I moved to Naples and Fort Myers Florida where I raised my family and worked for the State of Florida Division of Forestry as their public information and education specialist until budget cuts and I was laid off, but God blessed me with a career at Fort Myers Police Department where I became a Crime Prevention Practitioner thru the Florida Attorney General’s office. During my career I’ve served on many boards: President of Southwest Florida fire prevention association, Fire Marshals association, Regional Director of Fire Prevention, SW Florida Crime Prevention Association, Crime Stoppers board member, State of Florida Crime Prevention Regional Director. I am looking forward to serving as your TFAA president/coordinator. My husband retired from Lee County Sheriff’s office and I left the Police Department in early 2018 and became full time RVers.

Summer 2018 Newsletter #33

The Tipton Family Association of America

This newsletter contains information regarding the September, 2018 Tipton Family Association of America visit to Tipton, The Midlands, England and information about the October 2018 Tipton Family Association of America meeting in Maryville, Tennessee.

2018 Tipton Family Association of America visit to Tipton, England September 21st thru 23rd

All Tiptons and Tipton descendants are invited to visit the Tipton family ancestral home of Tipton, England on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018. The visit is sponsored by The Tipton Family Association of America and will be hosted in Tipton by the Tipton Town Libraries; Robert Hazel, Library Manager and the Friends of the Library; Jeff Worsey, Chair.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter #32

The beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina

became home to many, many Tiptons from the late eighteenth century on. By 1798, Major Jonathan Tipton (1750-1833) had moved from the Watauga Settlements to these mountains.  Until Tennessee statehood in 1796, the Settlements had been part of North Carolina.

North Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies of the United States and became a State in 1789. Tennessee was formed from the western part of North Carolina beginning in the Blue Ridge Mountains and running west to the Mississippi River.

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