Tipton, John, 1786-1839

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1786-08-14
Death 1839-04-05
English, French

Biographical notes:

Originally from Tennessee, John Tipton and his family moved to Harrison County, Indiana in 1807. Tipton was active in territorial government, served as a militia officer, politician, Indian agent, and land speculator. In March, 1823, he was appointed Indian agent at Fort Wayne and served as a commissioner to negotiate a treaty with the Miami and Pottawatomie in 1826. He served as agent unitl December 1831 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Noble's death. In August, 1838, Governor David Wallace authorized Tipton to form a volunteer company of soldiers to remove the Pottawatomie from Indiana. He died at his Logansport home in April 1839.

From the description of Papers, 1828-1838. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 9459236

None available.

From the guide to the John Tipton's Orders to George Prince, 1781 February 22, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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Subjects:

  • Land titles
  • Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847
  • Trading Posts
  • Miami Indians
  • Mexican War, 1845-1848
  • Alvarado, Battle of, Mexico, 1846

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Places:

  • Huntington (Ind.) (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Vincennes (Ind.) (as recorded)
  • Chicago Region (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • North America (as recorded)
  • United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783 - Equipment and supplies (as recorded)
  • Shenandoah County (Va.) - History - 18th century (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)