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Samuel Tipton, Tennessee House of Representatives

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Cedar Creek, Shenandoah , Virginia, United States
Death: July 22, 1833 (81)
Elizabethtown,Carter Co.,Green Hills,Tenn.
Place of Burial: Old Green Hill C, Elizabethton, Tn
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John Tipton and Mary Tipton
Husband of Eleanor Ramsey; Jemina Little and Susannah Reneau
Father of Benjamin Tipton; Catherine DUNLAP; Mary (Polly) Tipton; James Ireland Tipton, Rev.; Abraham Tipton, Major and 6 others
Brother of Lt Benjamin Tipton, Lt.; Abraham B Tipton, Capt.; William "Fighting Billy" Tipton; Isaac Perry Tipton; Capt. Jacob Tipton and 4 others
Half brother of Minerva Tipton; Abraham Tipton and Abraham 2nd Tipton

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About Samuel Tipton, Tennessee House of Representatives

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Children of JOHN TIPTON and MARY BUTLER are:

i. SAMUEL5 TIPTON, b. June 07, 1752, Shenandoah County Virginia; d. July 22, 1853, Carter County Tennessee; m. (1) SUSANNAH RENAU; b. October 14, 1767, Virginia; d. February 10, 1853, Carter County Tennessee; m. (2) JEMIMA SUTTIE, June 29, 1776, Shenandoah County Virginia.


Samuel is buried in Green Hills Cemetery overlooking Elizabethton Tennessee.

His will was probated on March 31, 1851, Carter County TN.

Witnessed by J. P. Taylor and Leonard Bowers,

Executors: Issac Tipton, James I. Tipton, & John Dunlap.

He leaves all property to his children to wit,,

James I. Tipton, Abraham Tipton, Isaac Tipton, Samuel Tipton, John B. Tipton,

John & Polly Tipton-Boyd, John & Catherine Tipton-Dunlap, George Lacy who

married Elizabeth Tipton & Peggy Tipton.


Samuel TIPTON(7) (14)(15) (2) was born on Jun 7 1752 in , Cedar Creek, Shenandoah, Virgina. He died on Jul 21 1822 in Elizabethtown, Carter, TN. He was buried in Green Hill Cem, Elizabethtown, Carter, TN. He has Ancestral File number GHVZ-NM.

Children were: Catherine TIPTON, Elizabeth TIPTON, Mary TIPTON, James Ireland TIPTON, Abraham TIPTON, Isaac TIPTON, Samuel TIPTON, John B TIPTON, Peggy TIPTON.


ID: I3791

Name: Samuel Tipton Sr

RFN: 3791

Change Date: 28 AUG 2006

Sex: M

Birth: 7 JUL 1752 in Shenandoah, VA

Change Date: 24 MAR 2006

Death: 21 JUL 1833 in Elizabethton, Carter Co, TN

Change Date: 24 MAR 2006

Burial: 22 JUL 1833 Elizabethton, Carter Co, TN

Change Date: 19 APR 2006


He was a Revolutionary soldier of Virginia. He came probably with his

father, Col. John Tipton, in 1783 to Watauga County, and owned large

lands in Carter County. He owned the land where Elizabethton now

stands. The first court held in Carter County was in his house. He was

a member of the Shenandoah Baptist Church, Shenandoah County, Virginia

and brought his letter from that church, dated September 6, 1783 or

85, and presented it to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church on his

arrival in Watauga County. This letter was signed by James Ireland,

moderator. So that is where James Ireland Tipton may have got his

name. Samuel was very active in the Baptist Church in East Tennessee.

From the History of The Tipton Family By W. Hord Tipton

Samuel served in the Revolutionary War, and his great coat, pierced by

several bullets during the war in Virginia, was long preserved by the


Samuel's Will appears in the Book Tennessee Cousins on Page 65.

Will of Samuel Tipton, Son of Colonel John Tipton.

Samuel died in 1822, in Carter County and his will, dated August 20th

of that year is on record at the courthouse. In it he names the

following legatees, who were his children:

1. James J. Tipton

2. Abraham Tipton

3. Isaac Tipton

4. Samuel Tipton

5. John B. Tipton

6. Polly Tipton the wife of John Boyd

7. Elizabeth Tipton who married George Lacy

8. Catherine Tipton who married John Dunlap

9. Peggy Tipton who married John Boyd

His daughters names above were married at the time his will was

written, and he doubtless had grandchildren living at the time.

1. James J. Tipton married Joanna Gormley (Gourley) in 1824

2. Abraham Tipton married Patsy Lacy in 1817

3.Samuel A. Tipton married N. J. Crumley in 1853

4. Isaac Tipton married Mary Ann Patterson in 1819

WILL: Carter County, Tennessee Will Book 1, page 107

Samuel left all his property to his widow, Susannah, "during he

natural life." At his wife death ("she continuing a widow"), all the

remaining personal property, including his negroes, should be sold by

the Executors and the proceeds be divided equally among the children:

James I. Tipton, Abraham Tipton, Isaac Tipton, Samuel Tipton, John B.

Tipton, John Boyd who intermarried with daughter Polly Tipton, John

Dunlap who intermarried with daughter Catherine Tipton, George lacy

who intermarried with Elizabeth Tipton, and Peggy Tipton. The land on

which he lived is referred to as "The original grant from North

Carolina." Grandchildren mentioned are the children of John and Polly

Boyd: Rebecca, Samuel, Susannah, John, William, Elizabeth, and James

I. Boyd. Samuel Tipton represented Carter County, Tennessee, in the

Tennessee Legislature. By his wife Susannah

Reneay Tipton, he was the father of Major Abraham Tipton,

representative of Johnson, Carter and Sullivan Counties in the

Tennessee Senate. His grandson was Albert Jackson Tipton who also

represented Johnson and

Carter Counties in the Tennessee Legislature


Burial: Jul 1833, Old Green Hill Cemetery, Elizabethton, Carter

County, Tennessee

Military service: Virginia

Occupation: Representative, Carter County, Tennessee Legalization

Record Change: 28 May 2006

Religion: Baptist

Will: 23 Jul 1822

Will Probate: 31 Mar 1851

Father: Jonathan Butler (John) Tipton Sr Col b: 15 AUG 1730 in Baltimore Co, MD

Mother: Mary Butler b: 1732 in Cedar Creek, Shenandoah, VA

Marriage 1 Susanna Reneau b: 14 OCT 1767 in Prince William Co, VA

Married: 1782 in Virginia

Change Date: 24 MAR 2006


Margaret (Peggy) Tipton b: 1787 in Carter Co, TN
James Ireland Tipton Rev b: 14 OCT 1792 in Carter Co, TN
Abraham Tipton b: 27 AUG 1794 in Carter Co, TN
Elizabeth Tipton b: 1783 in Washington Co, NC
Samuel Tipton Jr b: 1806 in Carter Co, TN
John Butler Tipton b: 1808 in Carter Co, TN
Katherine Tipton b: 30 JAN 1788 in Carter Co, TN
Mary Polly Tipton b: 1785 in Carter Co, TN
Isaac Tipton b: 1797 in Elizabethtown, Carter Co, TN

Marriage 2 Jemima Suttle Little b: 1756 in Cedar Creek, VA

Married: 29 JUN 1776 in Shenandoah Co, VA

Change Date: 24 MAR 2006





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"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 county, 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.

"Samuel Tipton was born June 7, 1572, and died July 21, 1833, Carter county, Tennessee, nine children surviving him--Mary (Tipton) Boyd, Catharine (Tipton) Dunlap, James Ireland Tipton, Abraham, John B., Isaac, Samuel, Elizabeth (Tipton) Lacy and Margaret (Tipton) Kuhn. He was probably married twice, first to the widow Jemima Little, June 1776, Shenandoah county, and before 1792 to Susannah Reneau who died February 10, 1853, at the age of eighty-five years, three months, twenty-six days. Samuel Tipton owned the land where Elizabethton now stands, up and down the Watauga and Doe Rivers for seven miles." "Abraham Tipton, son of Samuel, was a soldier in the War of 1812, in Cole's Company and wounded at Selma, Alabama." "Albert Jackson Tipton, a grandson of the Samuel above (and a son of James Ireland Tipton and Nancy (Patterson) Tipton), was sheriff ".... "The late Albert H. Tipton of Elizabethton, who was fire marshal and assistant commissioner of agraculture, was a grandson of this Albert Jackson Tipton. Another grandson of Samuel Tipton, Sr. --Samuel Patterson Tipton-- has a brilliant military record in three wars:"...."his son James I. Tipton serving in the latter company as 1st lieutenant. Another Samuel Tipton descendant of Samuel Sr. served in the 13th Tennessee Cavalry, while a grandson, James I. R. Boyd, Captain of Company B, Fourth Tennessee, and two of his sons served with distinction--all in the Federal army."


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Samuel Tipton, Tennessee House of Representatives's Timeline

June 7, 1752
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah , Virginia, United States
Age 29
Washington, Tennessee, United States
Age 32
Carter County, Tennessee
Age 37
Carter County, Tennessee
October 14, 1792
Age 40
Carter County, Tennessee
August 27, 1794
Age 42
Carter County, Tennessee
June 7, 1801
Age 49
Carter County, Tennessee
Age 51
Carter County, Tennessee