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Lavinia Adams Williams

Birthplace: North Carolina
Death: Died in Louden County, Tennessee
Place of Burial: Steekee Cemetery, Louden County, Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Wife of Jonathan IV Tipton, Col.
Mother of Mary W Tipton; John Butler Tipton; B. Gen.Edmund Williams Tipton; William Blount Tipton, Sr.; Lucretia Adams Tipton and 9 others

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About Lavinia Adams Williams

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


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


1115 (1114) Col. Jonathan Tipton b. 6-8-1776 Shenandoah, Va. d 10-8-1858 Monroe Co., Tenn. m 1st 3-5-1795 LAVINA WILLIAMS b 7-28-1776 d 9-24-1836 p EDMUND WILLIAMS and LUCRETIA ADAMS. Col. Jonathan Tipton m 2nd 10-5-1837 Margaret Singleton. All the children by his 1st wife.

Children of Col Jonathan Tipton

1. John Butler b 12-26-1797 d 11-20-1873 m 1824 Louisiana Wear p Capt. Robert Wear and Lucretia Thomas. They had 14 children.

2. Jonathan Caswell m. Elizabeth Sharon

3. Lorenzo Dow b. 1810 d 1894 m. Mary Ann Wilson

4. Edmund Williams married twice

5. Lucretia Adams m a Bradford

7. Tryphenia Whitson b 2-6-1806 d 9-1-1863 m 8-8-1826 Pleasant Miller Wear p Col. Samuel Wear and Mary Gilliland

8. Sarah Hoss m John Wilkinson

9. Pleasant Madison m Charity Allen

10. Lavinia m. Calvin Hale (Hall)

11. Elleridge Gary m Matilda Blankinship

12. Quincy Adams

13. Mary Ann b. 1796 d 1869 m Wm. Weir p James Weir and Margaret Sharp

Abstracted Will of Col. Jonathan Tipton

1116 Jonathan Tipton made his will on 9-23-1843 and it was probated in the Dec. term of Court in 1858. The will is not prcisely worded and probably for that reason it was contested "(1) to my wife Margaret the estate and property she brought into the marriage. (The slaves) Burrell, Rose, Sophy and her (Sophy's) three children, Manervy, Sary, Simon and all the other property I got with her in marriage. Also one half the land I live on containing 600 acres, also the buildings, also the note on John Stephens for $193, the note on Robert Porter for $488, and the note on Ruth and Lillard for $385. Also farming equipment and a years provisions.

"The balance to my children: (2) Mary Ann Weir $600 (3) John B. $600 (4) Edmund W. $600 (5) Willie B. $600 (6) Lucretia Bradford $600 (7) Tryphenia Wear $700 (8) Sarah Wilkinson $200 (9) Lorenzo D. $100 (10) Pleasant M. $600 (11) Ellridge G. (no amt. named) (12) Jonathan C. $600 (13) Quincy A. $600 (14) Lavina and Calvin Hall $700."

William Haskell and John B. Tipton were named executors and the will witnessed by John McClain and John Rider.

On 1-28-1853 Jonathan Tipton added a codicil to his will in which he staed that although his grandson George B. Tipton was made equal by law with on of his own children he thought it proper to make him equal with his granchildren who were the children of John and Sarah Wilkinson. John Rider and John McClain also witnessed the codicil.






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Jonathan Tipton, Jr., the youngest son of Colonel John Tipton and his wife Mary (Butler) Tipton, was born June 8, 1776, at which time his mother died. Jonathan Tipton Jr. was married twice; first to LAVINA WILLIAMS, daughter of LUCRETIA (ADAMS) WILLIAMS, sister of President John Adams. LAVINA died September 24, 1836, and Jonathan married a second time, his widow, Margaret, surviving him." "Of his thirteen children, his oldest son John Butler Tipton was the first clerk of Monroe county,...." " his young brother Jonathan Caswell duputy to the general surveyor." "His son, William Sharon Tipton, late of Cleveland, Tennessee, was in 1891 United States Marshal. Rev. Lorenzo Dowe Tipton, fifth son of Jonathan Tipton Jr., was a Baptist mnister and Chaplain for the 5th Mounted Regiment in 1865."


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Lavinia Adams Williams's Timeline

July 28, 1776
North Carolina
March 5, 1795
Age 18
Carter County, Tennessee
May 10, 1796
Age 19
Carter, TN, USA
December 16, 1797
Age 21
Carter County, Tennessee
June 17, 1799
Age 22
Washington County, Tennessee
April 21, 1801
Age 24
Washington Count, Tennessee
January 24, 1804
Age 27
Washington Count, Tennessee
October 11, 1804
Age 28
Washington Count, Tennessee
February 6, 1806
Age 29
Washington Count, Tennessee
June 8, 1810
Age 33
Clover Hill, TN, USA