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John Tipton

John Tipton, American army officer, state legislator. member Tennessee Senate.


  • Tipton, John was born on August 15, 1730 in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Tipton.

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    • 15 children. A founder Woodstock, Dunmore County (later Shenandoah County), Virginia. Justice of peace Beckford Parish (Virginia). An organizer, signer Independence Resolutions, Woodstock, 1774.

      Member Dunmore County Committee of Safety and Correspondence, also recruiting officer. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1774-1781. Representative to Virginia Convention, Williamsburg, 1776.

      Commissioned lieutenant colonel Virginia Militia. High sheriff of Shenandoah County during Revolutionary War. Elected to North Carolina Assembly in opposition to John Sevier (governor State of Franklin), 1785.

      Served as colonel.


    Member Tennessee Senate.


    • Married Mary Butler, circa 1753. Married second, Martha (Denton) Moore, July 22, 1779.
    • father: Jonathan Tipton
    • mother: Elizabeth Tipton
    • spouses: Mary Butler
    • Martha
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    Born August 15, 1730
    Died August, 1813
    (aged 82)