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About TiptonFamily

I am very proud and happy to be President of the Tipton Family Association of America. I want to thank Robert Tipton Nave for nominating me for the office and the association members for their confidence in electing me at our October meeting. I plan to devote time and energy to our family’s association providing the public with knowledge of the achievements of the Tiptons and helping descendants obtain the information they seek about our Tipton family. I am a descendant of Colonel John Tipton (1730-1813) through his son, Captain Jacob Tipton (1765-1791) and his son, General Jacob Tipton (1790-1839). My mother was born and raised in Covington, TiptonCounty, West Tennessee. I have had the pleasure of association with many of our members visiting about questions of genealogy and history of the Tipton family. I have met many of those family members through my website, I would invite each of you to visit the site, make a comment in the blog and contact me to further our personal acquaintance.

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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As time passed, portions of Buncombe County became parts of newly formed counties. In 1833,
Yancey County was organized followed by Madison County in 1851 and Mitchell County in
1861. This sequence of events i
s very important to consider in quests to find our Tipton
Because of th
e progression of the same geographical location being in di
fferent North
Carolina counties
, it must be sorted and recognized as the researcher quests to find
their Tipton
ancestors in western North Carolina. As an example, t
here are erroneous online statements that
Major Jonathan Tipton lived in Asheville, North Carolina which is not true. This statement
reflects lack of understanding of the progression of t
he formation of counties. It is probably an
assumption made as he lived in Buncombe County and Asheville is the county seat.
One of the best
, most interesting
landmarks to the Tiptons who settled the area is the
General Store in Tipton Hill, North Carolina
is still in operation and managed by a Tipton descendant

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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Fall 2017 Newsletter #31

Greeting from Tipton County, Tennessee

Tipton County Public LibraryY’all Come to Covington for the Tipton Family Association of America 2017 Meeting on October 7th.

TFAA members from Florida, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan, California,
Virginia and Tennessee gathered in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee on October 7th to
attend the Association’s 2017 meeting, review the organization’s activities during the prior year, elect a President and enjoy interesting, informative programs about our Tipton family and its history in Covington, Tipton County and West Tennessee. Many of the attendees joined each other for dinner the night before. Pictured above are those who gathered for this group picture prior to the Saturday lunch break.

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Summer 2017 Newsletter #30

Y’all Come


Y’all Come to Covington for the Tipton Family Association of America 2017 Meeting on October 7th.

Covington is the county seat of Tipton County in West Tennessee.

The meeting will begin at 8:30am in the Tipton County Public Library located in Building C on the campus of Dyersburg Community College, 3149 Highway 51 South. A detailed schedule of the meeting’s agenda will be published in September.

On Friday night October 6th @ 6pm; Tiptons, Tipton descendants and everyone interested in Tipton Family history are invited to gather for dinner at the Wyatt Earp Steakhouse on the east side of the Covington Town Square. The street address is 124 TN-54; for more information about the restaurant and its menu contact Wyatt Earp’s at (901) 617-2156. The cost of dinner will be paid by the individual diners.
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June 2017 Newsletter #29

Major Jonathan Tipton’s Burial Site Found!
Major Jonathan was born in 1750 and died in 1833

Major Jonathan Tipton Burial Site

Major Jonathan Tipton Burial Site

The Boring Cemetery is located in Clinton County, Kentucky but in the year of Major Jonathan’s death the site was in Cumberland County, Kentucky. The cemetery was a small family cemetery and today is located on private property about four miles south of Albany, Kentucky on Wolf River Dock Road (Kentucky State Hiway 738).

The sign states Major Jonathan died while visiting his sister Elizabeth Tipton Reneau. The cemetery is located near the Kentucky/Tennessee state line; Overton County, Tennessee is across the state line to the south.
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Winter 2017 Newsletter #28

Ya’ll come to Tipton County, Tennessee

Covington, Tennessee

Covington, Tennessee

The date is set. Plans and arrangements have been made!
Our 2017 meeting is taking place on 7th October in the Tipton County Public Library, Building C on the campus of the Dyersburg Community College at 3149 Highway 51 South in Covington.
With the assistance of Susan Cheairs, Director of the Library, and a welcome from Dr. Karen Bowyer, President of the College, the meeting place is reserved.

The Tipton County Courthouse in Covington

The Tipton County Courthouse in Covington

The Tipton County Courthouse in Covington

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October 2016 Newsletter #27

The Tipton Family Association of America October 8th, 2016 Meeting

Enthusiastic group of Tiptons and Tipton descendants

Enthusiastic group of Tiptons and Tipton descendants

Pictured is the enthusiastic group of Tiptons and Tipton descendants from 14 states and Washington DC gathered to enjoy the day of programs and information about TFAA events and projects. The days programs included a visit from Colonel John Tipton (1730-1813), pictured on the far right, and a presentation The History of the Battle of the Lost State of Franklin by Judge David Tipton from Piney Flats, Tennessee.

In addition, the group introduced themselves and their Tipton line of descent so they could identify others in their line, become better acquainted and share mutual family history.

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August 2016 Newsletter #26

Make your plans to attend the 2016 Tipton Family Association of America Meeting
On 8th October in Johnson City, Tennessee at
The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
2620 South Roan Street.
The historic and beautiful Site contains seventeen acres. Pictured below is the house as it appears today. Encapsulated within the present structure is the log cabin built in 1784 by Colonel John Tipton (1730-1813).

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