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James Ireland Tipton, Rev.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Carter County, Tennessee
Death: Died in Carter County, Tennessee
Place of Burial: Green Hill Cemet, Elizabethtown, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Tipton and Susannah Reneau
Husband of Nancy J. Patterson and Joanna Gourley
Father of Eliza Tipton; Samuel Patterson Tipton; Martha Jane Tipton; Albert Jackson Tipton; Susanna Tipton and 7 others
Brother of Catherine Tipton; Mary (Polly) Tipton; Abraham Tipton, Major; MARGARET "PEGGY" KUHN; Isaac Tipton and 4 others
Half brother of Benjamin Tipton

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About James Ireland Tipton, Rev.

Birth: Oct. 14, 1792

Death: Jan. 20, 1861

James Ireland Tipton

1792-1861

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Biographical Sketch On The Life Of J.I. Tipton

On October 14, 1792, James Ireland Tipton was born to Samuel and Susannah Reno Tipton at the site of present day Elizabethton, Tennessee. His father was a Baptist minister. The son was named after an old Baptist minister, James Ireland of Shenandoah County, Virginia.

James Ireland grew up, married, lived and died in this scenic section of East Tennessee. He was twice married. In 1812 he wed Nancy Patterson who bore him five children. Upon Nancy's death in 1823 he married Joanna Gourley. They had six children.

Tipton farmed and operated a rolling mill where he manufactured nails and other iron products.1

It appears that Tipton came under the influence of brother James Miller of the Boone's Creek Church for he is listed in that congregation's records as a contributor in 1835. He preached for the Buffalo congregation and others including the Union Church in Washington County. For 28 years he held membership in the Buffalo Creek congregation. County records note many marriage ceremonies he performed. Thousands of mountain folks heard the gospel preached by brother Tipton and multitudes were immersed into Christ by his hands.2 For two years he served as traveling evangelist for the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Cooperative, baptizing 414 converts.3 In 1841 brother Tipton, John Wright, David Wright and James Miller conducted a great revival meeting at Boone's Creek which brought 56 new converts into the church.4

Poor health ended Tipton's active preaching career. But from his sick bed he delighted to tell his visitors about the Cause he loved.5

Brother Tipton died January 20, 1861, in Elizabethton and was laid to rest in the Samuel Tipton Family Cemetery, now called Green Hill Cemetery. He was spared the heartbreak and suffering of the bloody Civil War. On his tombstone are engraved the words "I am ready to be offered and the time of my parting is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

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1 Mary H. McCown and Josephine C. Owen, History of the First Christian Church, Johnson City, Tennessee, n.p., n.d., p. 97.

2 J. W. West, Sketches of Our Mountain Preachers, pp. 254-256.

3 Mary H. McCown, "The History of the Christian Churches in East Tennessee," The East Tennessee Christian, August, 1966.

4 H. C. Wagner, pp. 52-53.

5 McCowan, History of the First Christian Church, Johnson City, Tennessee.

-Churches Of Christ In East Tennessee, John Waddey, c.1988, J.C. Choate Publications, pages 197,198 And Updated Information



 

Burial:

Green Hill Cemetery

Elizabethton

Carter County

Tennessee, USA

INFORMATION FROM BIBLE RECORD (JOHN SEVIER CHAPTER D A R )

HOME IN 1850, DISTRICT 7 CARTER TENNESSEE

FAMILY NUMBER 150

HOUSEHOLD MEMEBERS

TIPTON JAMES I 56 ABT 1794 WHITE MALE TN

TIPTON JOANNA 44 ABT 1806 WHITE FM TN

TIPTON ELIZAH 17 ABT 1833 WHITE FM TN

TIPTON HARRIETT 14 ABT 1836 WHITE FM TN

BOYD JAMES 20 ABT 1830 WHITE MALE TN

BIRCHFIELD JOHN 4 ABT 1846 WHITE MALE TN

HOME 1860 ELIZABETHTON CARTER TENNESSEE

POST OFFICE ELIZABETHTHON

HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

TIPTON JAMES 66 ABT 1794 MALE FARMER TN

TIPTON JOANNA 55 ABT 1805 FM TN

BIRCHFIELD JOHN 12 ABT 1848 MALE TN

FORRISTER ANN 25 ABT 1835 FM DOMESTIC NC

James Ireland Tipton

1792-1861

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Biographical Sketch On The Life Of J.I. Tipton

On October 14, 1792, James Ireland Tipton was born to Samuel and Susannah Reno Tipton at the site of present day Elizabethton, Tennessee. His father was a Baptist minister. The son was named after an old Baptist minister, James Ireland of Shenandoah County, Virginia.

James Ireland grew up, married, lived and died in this scenic section of East Tennessee. He was twice married. In 1812 he wed Nancy Patterson who bore him five children. Upon Nancy's death in 1823 he married Joanna Gourley. They had six children.

Tipton farmed and operated a rolling mill where he manufactured nails and other iron products.1

It appears that Tipton came under the influence of brother James Miller of the Boone's Creek Church for he is listed in that congregation's records as a contributor in 1835. He preached for the Buffalo congregation and others including the Union Church in Washington County. For 28 years he held membership in the Buffalo Creek congregation. County records note many marriage ceremonies he performed. Thousands of mountain folks heard the gospel preached by brother Tipton and multitudes were immersed into Christ by his hands.2 For two years he served as traveling evangelist for the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Cooperative, baptizing 414 converts.3 In 1841 brother Tipton, John Wright, David Wright and James Miller conducted a great revival meeting at Boone's Creek which brought 56 new converts into the church.4

Poor health ended Tipton's active preaching career. But from his sick bed he delighted to tell his visitors about the Cause he loved.5

Brother Tipton died January 20, 1861, in Elizabethton and was laid to rest in the Samuel Tipton Family Cemetery, now called Green Hill Cemetery. He was spared the heartbreak and suffering of the bloody Civil War. On his tombstone are engraved the words "I am ready to be offered and the time of my parting is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

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James Ireland Tipton, Rev.'s Timeline

1792
October 14, 1792
Carter County, Tennessee
1812
June 21, 1812
Age 19
Carter County, Tennessee
1814
February 14, 1814
Age 21
1816
July 22, 1816
Age 23
1819
January 2, 1819
Age 26
January 2, 1819
Age 26
1820
December 26, 1820
Age 28
1822
July 2, 1822
Age 29
1824
October 14, 1824
Age 32
TN, USA
1826
January 12, 1826
Age 33