Benjamin Tipton, Lt. (1755 - 1782)

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Birthplace: Shenandoah, Va.
Death: Died in Blount County, Tenn.
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About Benjamin Tipton, Lt.

LT. BENJAMIN TIPTON

MILITARY SERVICE: LT. IN SHENANDOAH REVOLUTIONARY MILITIA-BLOUNT, TN.

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A history of Tennessee and Tennesseans: the leaders and ..., Volume 8 By Will Thomas Hale, Dixon Lanier Merritt

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TIPTON FAMLY IN TENNESSEE

"Colonel John Tipton was married 1750-1 to Mary Butler, daughter of Thomas Bulter, who was killed by the Indians on his farm on Cedar Creek, Shenandoah county, Va., at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. She bore him nine sons, to-wit; Samuel, Benjamin, Abraham, William, Isaac, Jacob, John, Thomas, Jonathan. Mary (Butler) Tipton died in Shenandoah coutny, June 8, 1776. July 22, 1777, Colonel Tipton was married to Marth (Denton) Moore, widow of Dr. James Moore, Shenandoah county. By her he had one son, who was killed in Clark's Expediton against the Indians 1782. Colonel Tipton is said to have had several daughters; whether by the first or second marriage is unknown, as are their names also. Col. John Tipton died, it is said, August, 1813, and, with his wife Martha, is buried on his farm on Sinking Creek, on the hill above the historic old house that still stands pratically unchanged since its erection before 1800. Here after the death of old Col. John Tipton, his son John Tipton of Sullivan county, lived until his death in 1831, after which the home was sold to David Haynes and became the home of Tennessee's silver-tongued orator, Landon C. Haynes.".....

Benjamin Tipton, son of Colonel John, was also in the revolution, having in 1778 served as ensign and later Lieutenant of the Militia of Shenandoah. Benjamin Tipton appears to have settled early in Blount county, Tennessee.

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The Connection in East Tennessee By Izora Waters Frizzell, Olga Jones Edwards

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1114 Col. John Tipton came to Tenn. in Oct. 1782. His early power struggle with John Sevier is mentioned in all the Tenn. histories. Col. Tipton was born in 1732 on the Shenandoah in Va. His parents were Jonathan Tipton (b. 3-25-1699 d. abt 1759) and Sarah Pierce. He married 1st in 1753 Mary Butler who died 6-8-1776. Her father was killed by the Indians. His 2nd wife was Martha Moore.

Children of Col. John Tipton

1. Col. Jonathan b. 6-8-1776 d. 11-8.1858 m. 1st Lavina Williams 2nd Marg. Singleton

2. Samuel became the representative from Carter Co.

3. Benjamin m. 1st Rebecca Ray 2nd Rebecca Cusick

4. Capt. Abraham killed by the Indians near the falls of the Ohio, at age 26

5. Col. William (Fighting Billy) m. Phoebe Moore

6. Isaac moved from Cater Co. to Blount Co.

7. Capt. Jacob killed by Indians

8. Thomas had a dau. Ruth who m. Joshua Jobe. Jacob son of Thomas was killed by the Indians

9. John was a representative from Sullivan Co.

10. Abraham, son of 2nd wife died at age 30

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Benjamin Tipton, Lt.'s Timeline

1755
1755
Shenandoah, Va.
1776
1776
Age 21
Abt. 1776
1777
1777
Age 22
Shenandoah Count, Virginia
1780
1780
Age 25
Abt. 1780
1781
1781
Age 26
Shenandoah Count, Virginia
1782
1782
Age 27
Blount County, Tenn.
1783
1783
Age 27
Shenandoah Count, Virginia
1785
1785
Age 27
Blount County, Tennessee
1787
1787
Age 27
Blount County, Tennessee
1789
February 25, 1789
Age 27
Blount County, Tennessee