Colonel John Tipton – Tombstone Inscriptions

Tipton, John, Colonel

Section 28.51

ID # 280168


To 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

By 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.

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