Amanda M Tippetts (Perry)

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Amanda Melvina Tippetts (Perry)

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Lewis, New York
Death: Died in Brigham City, Utah
Cause of death: Accidental shotgun wound through the side and stomach in her own home.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gustavus Adolphus Perry and Eunice Perry
Wife of Joseph Harrison Tippets
Mother of Hyrum Henry Tippets; Heber Chase Tippetts; Amanda Jane Tippetts; Brigham Lewis Tippets, Sr; Orson Harrison Tippets and 4 others
Sister of Orrin Alonzo Perry; Rosalia Elvira Tippetts; Lorenzo Perry; Henry Elisha Perry and Lucy Ann Perry
Half sister of Silas (Gustavus) Perry

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About Amanda M Tippetts (Perry)

Amanda Melvina Perry Tippets Born September 11, 1822 in Lewis, Essex County, New York. Death October 18, 1864 Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah

Daughter of Gustavus Adolphus Perry and Eunice Wing Perry

Pioneer: October 5, 1852 Joseph B. Walker Wagon Train

Spouse: Joseph Harrison Tippets

Married: June 26, 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois

Children: Henry Hyrum June 11, 1843 Heber Chase October 6, 1845 Amanda Jane January 25, 1848 Lewis Brigham August 31, 1850 Orson Harrison December 27, 1852 Eunice Elvira February 19, 1855 Jedediah Morgan October 16, 1858 Lucy Melvina February 15, 1860 Mary Elizabeth April 9, 1863 (died at age 11)

Amanda Melvina was born September 11, 1822 in Lewis, Essex County, New York. In 1832 her father purchased a "Book of Mormon" from a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the family was soon converted and baptized as members. A few years later, they gathered with the Saints in Missouri, settling in Nauvoo, Illinois.

In December of 1841, Amanda's sister, Rosalie Elvira, passed away in Adams County, Illinois. Six months later, on June 26, 1842, Amanda was married to her sister's widowed husband, Joseph Harrison Tippets. She reared her sister' two children, Joseph Mahonri and Caroline Cornelia.

After the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, her family was driven from their Nauvoo home. They settled for five years near Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. They crossed the plains with the John B. Walker Wagon Company and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on October 5, 1852.

Just a little over three months after their arrival, she gave birth to her fifth child. Once they were in the Salt Lake Valley, they settle first in Farmington, Utah and later in Brigham City. She gave birth to nine children of her own. Amanda was a devoted wife and mother and performed all the necessary and tedious jobs to keep her children well and happy. She was accidentally shot in her own home and passed away three days later on October 18, 1864. She was buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.

A more detailed narrative of her life can be found in the biography of her husband, Joseph Harrison Tippets born June 4, 1814 died October 12, 1868. To date I have found three different Tippets men with this name, but born in different eras, and not necessarily father to son, but instead - cousins.

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Amanda M Tippetts (Perry)'s Timeline

September 11, 1821
Lewis, New York
June 11, 1843
Age 21
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
October 6, 1845
Age 24
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
January 25, 1848
Age 26
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
August 31, 1850
Age 28
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
December 27, 1852
Age 31
Pondtown (Salem), Utah, Utah
February 19, 1855
Age 33
Farmington, Davis, Utah
October 16, 1858
Age 37
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
February 15, 1860
Age 38
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah