Surname: Tipton

What Happened to the Sephardic Jewish Colonists?

There has never been a scientific study to determine the post-colonial history of the Sephardic communities in the Southern Piedmont and Appalachians. Anything that can be said must be in the realm of speculation, based on the known cultural history of the Southeast during the Colonial and Antebellum Eras. The only significant religious-based persecution in the Lower Southeast was between the Sephardic Jews and the Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe. A Protestant minister in Savannah wrote, “Some Jews in Savannah complain that the Spanish and Portuguese Jews should persecute the German Jews in a way no Christian would persecute...

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Biography of Joseph G. Tipton

Joseph G. Tipton, one of the leading citizens and merchants of Tiptonville, is the son of William and Eliza (Gallaher) Tipton. His father was born in East Tennessee, though raised in Franklin County; from there he moved to Tipton County, and finally to Texas, where he enlisted as a soldier, and received for his services a patent to a tract of land. He then returned to Tennessee, and married Miss Gallaher, a native of Missouri, and they settled in what is now Lake County, and lived there until their death. They had six children, three now living. Mr. Tipton in early life was a merchant, then a farmer, and a Democrat in politics. Mrs. Tipton was a devout Methodist; she died in 1860, and he died in 1870. The town of Tiptonville takes its name from him. Mr. Joe Tipton, on his father’s side, was of English descent; three brothers originally came from England and settled in Maryland. On his mother’s side he was French, Welsh and Irish. In 1861, he volunteered in the Madrid Bend Guards, of the Fifteenth Tennessee Infantry (C. E.) and continued with them until the surrender; was wounded at Shiloh and Jonesboro, Ga. and was captured but once making his escape two hours afterward. Mr. Tipton was born November 10, 1842, in what is now Lake County, and educated there. In 1866 he graduated...

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Biographical Sketch of James W. Tipton

James W. Tipton, a leading farmer and stock trader, of Lake County, is the son of Rev. Joshua and Rebecca A. (Rider) Tipton. The father was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 1817, and the mother in the same county in 1819. They married and lived in Wilson County until 1843, when they moved to Carroll County, and in 1845 to what is now Lake County, where they remained until they died. They had ten children, six sons and four daughters. Both belonged to the Methodist Church. While living in Obion County, he was deputy sheriff, and when Lake County was organized, he was the first sheriff of the county. He was a farmer but was for a while also a merchant of Tiptonville, the first post office at that place being kept in his store; he also owned a wood yard, and was a local preacher for twenty five years. Our subject, J. W. Tipton, was born May 7, 1847, and when only sixteen years of age, went into the army. When seventeen, he took charge of his father’s farm of 200 acres. August 5, 1869, he married Miss Tennessee A. Snow; born April 9, 1847, in James County, Tennessee He also cast his first vote on the 5th of August. They had seven sons and one daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Tipton are both Methodists. He is a...

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Biography of Hon. H. C. Tipton

HON. H. C. TIPTON. It has been said by the great Bacon that “the greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.” Thus the profession of law is the most momentous and important of human callings, and he who assumes the practice of it takes upon himself the weightiest responsibilities that the confidence and trust of his fellowman can put upon his shoulders. One of the leading attorneys of northwest Arkansas is Hon. H. C. Tipton, who was born in Tennessee in 1840, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Anderson) Tipton, the former of whom was a native of Carter County,Tennessee, and a son of John Tipton also of that county. The family tree took root on American soil during Colonial days, the first member of the family coming thither with Lord Baltimore and settling in Maryland. From there they drifted to different States, and became prominently connected with the early history of Tennessee, some of the members of the family enlisting in the Mexican War from that State. After some years’ residence in the State of his birth, Isaac Tipton removed to Mississippi, and died in De Soto County, in 1853, his wife, who was a daughter of Thomas Anderson, of Tennessee, also dying there. Mr. Tipton was a farmer and a man of prominence. The subject of this sketch was the youngest of...

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Biography of Captain David M. Tipton

It becomes the sad duty of the officer in temporary charge of the Rock Island District to announce the sudden death, on September 22, 1904, of Captain David M. Tipton, Master of the United States Steamer Colonel A. Mackenzie, near Frontenac, in Lake Pepin. Seated in a chair in the pilot house, having but a few minutes before been at the wheel, he passed away in an instant, without previous pain or suffering, from aneurish of the heart. Captain Tipton, who was about seventy-six years of age at the time of his death, was born on a farm on the Muskingum River in Ohio. At an early age he took to the river, soon became mate and afterwards pilot of the Northern Line Steamers on the Upper Mississippi River, and included in his knowledge the pilotage of the Rock Island and Des Moines Rapids, the Des Moines, Missouri and Illinois Rivers. He entered the service of the Engineer Department in 1873, serving as master and pilot from that time until his death, successively on the Montana, the General Barnard and the Colonel A. Mackenzie, with the exception of two years on the Joseph Henry, of the Light House Department. During his thirty-one years service on the Government boats he was always faithful, able and skillful, and his place will be hard to fill. Captain Tipton had a host of...

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