This cemetery indexed by Judy Jennings of Tippo Ms,
Judy works at the Chancery Clerks office in Charleston Ms. Thanks Judy.
TIPPO CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY CEMETERY
Tippo is located nine miles southwest of Charleston was surveyed in 1833.
Three men named, Body, Skinner and Crawford purchased land here in 1836,
but there was not much of a settlement there for several years.
By 1866 the population had grown enough to require the designation of a
new Supervisor's Beat. This beat was called the River Beat and the east
boundaries was described as "Up Tippo Bayou to Ittilatoba Creek, and
down that creek to the Tallahatchie River and up the Tallahatchie to the
county line." It was said that the roads were so bad from this Beat to
Charleston that it took a whole day on a horse or mule to make the trip
one way. No one wanted the Supervisors job for this beat, but finally
Green London, an Afro-American took it and remained on the Board of Supervisors
for many years.
This cemetery indexed by Judy Jennings of Tippo Ms, Judy works at
the Chancery Clerks office in Charleston Ms. Thanks Judy.