Tipton, John, 1786-1839

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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

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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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referencedIn Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813. Draper manuscripts: Tecumseh papers, 1811-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Harrison County (Ind.). Records, 1807-1836. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tipton, John, 1786-1839. Papers, 1760-1848. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Johnson, Ross S.,. Indian reserves collection, 1818-1975. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Tipton, John, 1786-1839. Map of the south west part of Lake Michigan and country ajacent from actual survey. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf John Tipton's Orders to George Prince, 1781 February 22 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Blount, William, 1749-1800. Draper manuscripts: Tennessee papers, 1771-1883. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Williams, J. L. (Jesse Lynch), 1807-1886. Documents, 1829-1853. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Papers, 1799-1923 (bulk 1846-1906). Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Boone, Hiram Cassel. Letters, 1820-1832. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Tipton, John, 1786-1839. Papers, 1828-1838. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Flood Editions. Records, 1998-2007 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Boone, Hiram Cassel. person
associatedWith Flood Editions corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison County (Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Johnson, Ross S., person
associatedWith Noble, Noah, 1794-1844. person
associatedWith Prince, George person
associatedWith United States. Army - Procurement - History - Revolution - 1775-1783 corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. person
correspondedWith Williams, J. L. (Jesse Lynch), 1807-1886 person
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Huntington (Ind.)
Indiana
Illinois
Vincennes (Ind.)
Chicago Region (Ill.)
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United States - History - Revolution - 1775-1783 - Equipment and supplies
Shenandoah County (Va.) - History - 18th century
Indiana
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Buena Vista, Battle of, Mexico, 1847
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Miami Indians
Mexican War, 1845-1848
Alvarado, Battle of, Mexico, 1846
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Birth 1786-08-14

Death 1839-04-05

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