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About TFAA President

John Parrish served as president for many years and stepped down at the October 2018 meeting. We thank John for the fine work he has done and thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your TFAA president. I’m Kathryn (Kathy) Hoffmann, 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. Please feel free to call, text or email me. peachyrose56@gmail.com Let’s move forward! Tipton Teamwork

Tipton Christmas Card

The attached Christmas card below was designed and painted by one of our Tipton cousins.
 
Your TFAA board has agreed to sell them as a fundraiser.
 
This is the Tipton Place in Cades Cove.
 
$2.00 per card plus shipping.
 
Please ORDER now.
 
Send your order request to Peachyrose56@gmail.com
 
Thank you.
 
Kathy Hoffmann, President TFAA

The Tipton Place in Cades Cove

 

The Early Settlement of Antis Township

THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF ANTIS TOWNSHIP
By Larry D. Smith, 150th Anniversary of Blair County, PA, pages 262-269

I. Daniel Rupp’s book included a small paragraph on the village of Davidsburg. It was noted as a village west of the Brush Mountain, in Antes Township, lying along the west bank of the Little Juniata River. At that time the village was noted as containing approximately eight houses, a store, a tavern and a tan-yard.

The village of Bell’s Mills grew up around the gristmill, sawmill and store, which Edward Bell established along the Bell’s Gap Run in the east-central portion of the township about the year 1800. John Bell emigrated from Scotland in 1763 and arrived in Virginia. He then proceeded by boat to Nova Scotia. There he met and married (in 1765) Elizabeth Hunter, an immigrant from Ayrshier, Scotland. The Bells made their way southward, eventually settling in the Hartslog settlement in Huntingdon County. They resided there between 1767 and 1769. In 1767 Edward Bell was born while the family was at Hartslog settlement. John and Elizabeth bore three other children: Margaret, born in 1767 and later married to Robert Edington; Mary (or Polly), who was born in 1772 and later married Caleb Tipton; and Jane (or Elizabeth), who was born in 1774 and married John Glasgow. Continue reading

Anna Eileen Hughes Klebenow Obituary

DAILY TIMES WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2O2O

This story was listed in the Daily Times newspaper obituaries. TN

 Anna Eileen Hughes Klebenow – of Knoxville passed away Saturday, April ll, 2020 at home. A descendent of original Tennessee settlers, she was born at Johnson City in the Watauga Community in 1922. As a longtime resident of Knoxville, she was a founding member of the West Hills Community Association, serving for years as the community association’s vice president and being honored for her outstanding service to the association. Continue reading

Walker County GA and Other Neighboring Cemeteries

Walker County GA and Other Neighboring Cemeteries
Burials for Tipton family members

The following information was taken from the book, “History of Walker County, GA”, pages photocopied on our (Jo and Charles Tipton) visit to their historical archives in 2012.

Center Point Cemetery (laid out 1878, about 350 graves):
Thomas J. Tipton 1836-1892
Millie Tipton 1843-1907 (Thomas J’s wife)
Caswell C. Tipton 1830-1898
Milligent Tipton 1830-1900
Jennie Tipton 1848-1921 (wife of A.G. Dunn)

Additional information: Continue reading