John "Jack" Tipton (1769 - 1831)

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Birthplace: Washington, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Managed by: Patti Gourley
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About John "Jack" Tipton

COL. JOHN TIPTON JR.

MILITARY SERVICE: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

POLITICIAN: REP FIVE COUNTIES OF TN-SPEAKER AND TENNESSEE SENATE

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Death notices from The Western Weekly Review, Franklin, Tennessee October 14, 1831

Colonel JOHN TIPTON, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from Washington Co., Tenn., died October 8, 1831, in Nashville; as announced in the Nashville BANNER dated October 10, 1831. Editors called him "a faithful guardian" of the interests of the citizens of the state; had also served in Tennessee Senate.

From the December 9, 1831 issue of the REVIEW:

MONUMENT TO COL. TIPTON.--- The Legislature of this State have, very properly, resolved to erect a suitable monument over the grave of their late fellow-member, Col. JOHN TIPTON, who died near the commencement of the present session. A neat and plain, but substantial and well-wrought stone slab has been accordingly prepared, and the following singularly happy and highly appropriate epitaph, which, we understand, is from the pen of our, fellow citizen, Ephraim H. Foster, Esq. Speaker of the last House of Representatives, is to be inscribed upon it. Such a tribute to the memory of a departed patriot evinces at once the gratitude and sense of justice of the legislature, the taste and judgment of the writer, and the distinguished merits and public services of the deceased.

THIS MONUMENTAL SLAB,
Sacred to the remains of the late
COL. JOHN TIPTON,
Of Washington County in the State of Tennessee,
Was placed here
By the members and officers of the 19th General Assembly
Of that State,
As a token of their regard for the talents and exalted worth of
the deceased:
An early adventurer in this country,
Col. TIPTON
Was distinguished for his daring intrepidity
In the sanguinary Indian wars of the day.
He gave promises of the future by the deeds
Of his Youth,
And verified public expectations by the lofty stand
He afterwards assumed and always sustained,
In the councils of his State:
He was an incorruptible Patriot,
Bold in conception and fearless in execution,
Covered with honors and with years,
He descended to the grave
On the 8th day of October, 1831,
In the 64th year of his age.

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"How sleep the brave who sink to rest
By all their Country's wishes blest;
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallowed [??]
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than fancy's feet have ever trod."

[OLD CITY CEMETERY, NASHVILLE, TENN.]

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Col. Jack Tipton's Timeline

1769
April 29, 1769
Washington, Tennessee, United States
1791
October 28, 1791
Age 22
Shenandoah, Va.
1793
March 3, 1793
Age 23
Washington Count, Tennessee
1794
October 8, 1794
Age 25
Virginia, United States
1798
1798
Age 28
Shenandoah Count, Virginia
1800
December 15, 1800
Age 31
Sullivan County, Tennessee
1803
1803
Age 33
Sullivan County, Tennessee
1805
1805
Age 35
Sullivan Cpounty
1807
January 22, 1807
Age 37
Sullivan County, Tennessee
1809
1809
Age 39
Sullivan County, Tennessee