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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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September 2013 Newsletter # 13

Ya’ll Come, Ya’ll Come
Ya’ll Come To Meet Us When You Can!

The Yancey County Library, Burnsville, North Carolina

The Yancey County Library, Burnsville, North Carolina

The following is the Agenda for the 2013 TFAA Meeting

The Meeting is open to all persons interested in the Tipton Family, its history and the American history of our ancestors’ times.

Pre-registration is not necessary and the event is free and open to all Events take place at the Yancey County Library in Burnsville, North Carolina located at 321 School Circle; telephone number (828) 682-2600

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Summer 2013 Newsletter # 12

Greetings. Hope your Summer is Going Well!

On 28 June, I was an invited guest for the opening ceremony of the interpretive center at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton representing the TFAA. The center is informative and beautiful and takes the ability of the Park to tell the story of old Fort Watauga and the Overmountain Men to the highest level. Jennifer Bauer, Park Manager, and her staff are to be congratulated on this outstanding achievement.

While attending, I was able to give Governor James Haslam of Tennessee a Tipton Family Crest coffee mug.

Sycamore Shoals, which is a ford on the Watauga River, and the history it represents, are important to our Tipton family because Major Jonathan Tipton was a member of the Watauga Association and an early settler in this part of North Carolina which became East Tennessee in 1796 when that state was formed. Major Jonathan was among the fighting men who answered the call as these frontiersmen rode over the mountains to defeat Major Ferguson and his Tory militia at the Battle of Kings Mountain 7 October 1780 during the Revolutionary War. History remembers them as the Overmountain Men.

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