Tipton, John, Colonel
the Memory of
Col. John Tipton
Born in Washington Co. Tenn
Died Oct. 8, 1831
Erected by Order of
The 49th Gen. Assembly
How sleep the brave who sink to rest
all the Country wishes blest
When Spring with dewy fingers cold
Returns to deck their hallowed mould
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than fancy’s feet have ever trod.
1908 Plat: Col. J. Tipton Died 1831
Section 28 SE Lot 73
1909 List: Lot owner Baird
Smith 1908 & Garrett: Same as Recorded 2006
except neither source listed the Epitaph
Acklen, Bible Records and Tombstone Inscriptions,
1933. Page 13
One side of the monument was illegible in 2006.
Inscription had been recorded in 1897 newspaper.
Nashville Banner, Saturday Evening, May 1, 1897
Sacred to the memory of the late Col. John Tipton of Washington County, in the State of Tennessee. Placed here by the officers and members of the Forty-ninth General Assembly of that state, as a token of the regard for the talents and exalted worth of the deceased. As an early adventurer in this country he was distinguished for his daring intrepidity in the sanguinary Indian wars of the day. He gave promise of the future by the deeds of his youth, and verified public expectations by the lofty stand he afterwards assumed and always sustained in the councils of his state. He was an incompatible patriot, bold in conception and fearless in execution. Covered with honors and with years he descended to the grave on October 8, 1831, in the sixty-fourth of his age.