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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

William Paul Tipton

From: William Hotsenpiller

Subject: Tipton Family

Message Body:
My mother’s father was William Paul Tipton
Lived in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin
I would love to know more about the family tree. If anyone has any information to share, that would be great.

Sarah E. Stover Tipton

From: Chris Pattillo
Subject: Sarah E. Stover Tipton
Message Body:
Sarah E. Stover Tipton was my great grandaunt.  She was my great grandmother’s older sister. I have a family portrait that includes my great grandparents and three of their children, including my grandfather. There are two other women in the portrait. I believe one is Sarah’s mother Joanna Gaines and I believe one of the individuals is Sarah E. Stover Tipton. Sarah married Winfield Scott Tipton on 15 November 1870 in Elizabethton, TN. I would like to post this portrait and inquire if any of your members can confirm the identification of Sarah E. Stover Tipton.

I don’t know that I qualify for membership in your group. Please let me know if you can help.

I am writing a biography of Sarah for my family history blog and hope to have it published in the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin. I want to publish the photo of Sarah but would like confirmation of my identification.

Thank you for your consideration.

Thank You!

From: Justin Arthur Freeman

Subject: Thank You

Message Body:
I recently found out through Ancestry DNA that I’m a descendant of the Tipton family, until my great grandmother, Mary Magdalene Tipton, married my great grandfather. As a retired soldier, it is humbling to see the military accomplishments of our ancestors and I wanted to say thank you for preserving all of this information so that it may be passed down.
 Very Respectfully,
  SSG(R) Justin Freeman

Research on Charlotte Tipton (1816-1865)

From: Laura Anderson <lauraferrisanderson@yahoo.com>

Subject: Research on Charlotte Tipton (1816-1865)

Dear TFAA,
I am researching our family geneology and am hoping to find more information on our family ancestors.  My husband’s 4th GG James Anderson married Charlotte “Lotty” Tipton in 1846 in Blount County, TN,  She appears to have been previously married to Pryor Nance.  In further, James’ grandfather Daniel Anderson was listed as a member of Capt. Tipton’s Company in early settler lists for East TN.  Hoping you may be willing to share any records or information on Charlotte Tipton as well as the Daniel Anderson line.

Many thanks, Laura Anderson.

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