Author Archives: TFAA President

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 Family Question?

From: Michael Hembree

Subject: Tipton Family

Message Body:
Hello,
My grandmother always told me that someone in her family actually owned the Tipton Farm in Cades cove. I found her Grandmother Eva Tipton who married Noah Miller but I am not sure who Eva’s parents were or her grandparents. Can you please help me get in the right direction?
Thank you,
Mike Hembree

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.