Author Archives: John Parrish

About John Parrish

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, www.coloneljohntipton.com. I would invite each of you to visit the site, make a comment in the blog and contact me to further our personal acquaintance.

Winter 2016 Newsletter #23

Wishing you the Best for 2016!

Wishing you the Best for 2016!

Wishing you the Best for 2016!

But, before we leave 2015 entirely, let’s take note of some developments since our October meeting in Savannah.

1st: A donor wishing to remain anonymous has funded the project to place an historic marker honoring the Tipton Family on the grounds of the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton in the area of existing historic markers noting other early settler families on the Watauga River. The fund has begun with a contribution of $ 250.00!

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Fall 2015 Newsletter #22

William “Fighin’ Billy” Tipton

William “Fighin’ Billy” Tipton

William “Fighin’ Billy” Tipton (1761-1849) was honored for his participation in the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The memorial ceremony took place at dawn at the battle site on Friday, October 9th, 2015, the 236th anniversary of the battle. The ceremony was presented by the Coastal Heritage Society of Georgia, Scott Smith, Director, and is held each year.

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August 2015 Newsletter #21

The Siege of Savannah

The Siege of Savannah

The Siege of Savannah
American forces attack the British ramparts.
The Virginia Continental Line and
William “Fightin’ Billy” Tipton
are in the vanguard of the attack!

Join the Tipton Family Association of America in Savannah, Georgia on October 9th, 2015 to commemorate the 236th anniversary of the battle in which William “Fightin’ Billy” Tipton was courageously at the forefront of the attack and received wounds he would endure for his lifetime.

During the commemoration ceremonies, a memorial will be placed on the battlefield to honor “Fightin’ Billy” Tipton (1761-1849).

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Spring 2015 Newsletter #20

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

The 2015 Tipton Family Association of America meeting will be held in Savannah on October 10th at the Quality Inn Midtown, 7100 Abercorn. The hotel is located five miles from the historic district on the Savannah River. The hotel can be contacted by phone at (912) 352-7100 or online at http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-savannah-georgia-GA809.

The meeting will begin with Registration at 8:30am. Details for the schedule and programs will be published in a late summer newsletter.

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Winter 2015 Newsletter #19

In Memory of the late Robert Tipton Nave

Note the change of address for the TFAA:

The Tipton Family Association of America
Post Office Box 1128
Milligan College, Tennessee 37682-1128

Milligan College is located about halfway between Johnson City and Elizabethton in Carter County.

Great news for the TFAA and the Tipton family. The Association has accomplished another of its goals!

Several years ago, the membership established a fund in the TFAA to receive donations for a memorial stone at Battlefield Memorial Park in Savannah, Georgia. Battlefield Memorial Park commemorates the Siege of Savannah which took place on 9th October 1779 during the Revolutionary War. At the time, the British occupied Savannah and the Colonial Army attacked the British to regain control of the town and port of Savannah. The siege failed with heavy loss to the Continentals.

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Fall 2014 Newsletter #18

We Tipton and Our Kin

The Tiptons and Tipton descendants

The Tiptons and Tipton descendants

Pictured are the Tiptons and Tipton descendants gathered in Bristol, Virginia for the 2014 Tipton Family Association of America Meeting on the 11th of October.

The group was enthusiastic and engaged in everything Tipton for this day!

Group picture was taken and provided by Winnie Haley of Navarre, Florida.

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Spring 2014 Newsletter #16

Happy Spring to All!

I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather.

What better time than spring for a story about one of our famous Tipton ancestors, the baseball player, Joe Tipton. In 1952, Topps issued Joe’s baseball card while he was with the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in the major leagues from 1948 to 1954 playing catcher for the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago White Sox, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Washington Senators. During his rookie season with the Indians, they played in the World Series. In 417 games, Joe’s batting average was .236 with 29 homeruns and 125 runs batted in!

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Winter 2014 Newsletter #15

Thanks to all who answered the request for funds to replenish the TFAA bank account

Thanks to all who answered the request for funds to replenish the TFAA bank account

Thanks to all who answered the request for funds to replenish the TFAA bank account. Our immediate needs were fulfilled by a very prompt response.

The TFAA newsletter is being received by Tiptons, Tipton descendants and interested parties in 33 states; Washington, DC and the United Kingdom. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Important Announcement

The 2014 Tipton Family Association of America meeting will be held in Bristol, Virginia on Saturday, October 12th.

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Fall 2013 Newsletter # 14

We Tipton and Our Kin

Pictured are the Tiptons and Tipton descendants who gathered in Burnsville, North Carolina on October 12th for the 2013 TFAA meeting

Pictured are the Tiptons and Tipton descendants who gathered in Burnsville, North Carolina on October 12th for the 2013 TFAA meeting

Pictured are the Tiptons and Tipton descendants who gathered in Burnsville, North Carolina on October 12th for the 2013 TFAA meeting.

Fifty-five people from twelve states attended. The states of Washington, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee were represented.

Group photo provided by Tipton descendant Chandra Pickering.

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