Carollton Tipton


CAROLLTON TIPTON, farmer and stock-raiser of Wayne township, Jefferson county, was born near Uionport, May 11, 1826, the son of Luke Tipton, a prominent man of his day. The father of the latter was James Tipton, a native of Scotland, who served in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Greene, and died about 1827 aged sixty years. By his wife Rebecca, a native of Maryland, who died about 1800, he had besides Lujem six children: Jacob, Elizabeth (Joman), Rebecca and Sarah E. Luke was born in Maryland about 1799 and died about 1878. He served in the war of 1812, as second lieutenant under Col. Gladden. He married Lucretia Cole, who was born about 1802 in Maryland and died in February 1852. She was the daughter of Samuel Cole, a native of Baltimore, who died in 1889 and his wife, Sarah Hale, who died in 1839. Of the nine children of Samuel Cole, one Charles, survives. The others were Elijah, Sradrach, Heshach, all of whom served in the war of 1812, the latter at New Orleans, Thomas, Elizabeth Wright, Sarah Barrett, Lucretia and Julia A. The subject of this sketch is one of twelve children, three others of whom are living. Julia A., Rowland, Abraham, Emily A., Adrian and Elizabeth, and seven are dead: Mrs. Rebecca Rowland, Shadrach, Sarah, Amon, Stephen, Nancy and Harry. Mr. Tipton in his early days, had very little opportunity for education and did not attend school for any considerable time until he was of age, when he studied during one winter term of four months. In this regard, as in his other requirements, he is a self made man. His life has been characterized by industry and frugality, and he is now well to do. During the latter part of the civil war he enlisted at Camp Chase, in May 1864 and served until discharged, September 8, 1864. In politics he is a republican. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a comrade of the G. A. R. In social and public affairs he takes the part of an enterprising citizen, and he is esteemed as one of the honorable and substantial farmers of the county.

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