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John Tippett was born about 1809 in Georgia. He married Matilda _______ about 1836 in Georgia. There is a marriage for John Tippett to Martha Cartwright on June 2, 1836 in Greene County, Georgia. Is this Matilda? I have reason to believe it is. They had at least seven children.

John later married Mahala Ward Ledbetter on 26 October 1859 in Tallapoosa County. Mahala was the daughter of Nathan and Martha Elizabeth (Patsy) Canady Ward. Mahala had several children with Ledbetter.

Mahala died on 20 February 1906 at the age of 84 years. She was buried in the McEwen Cemetery near Rockford in Coosa County, Alabama.

Children of John and Matilda:

Children of John and Mahala:

Unsure of connection:

1855 Tallapoosa County Special Census

TIPPITT JOHN Beat #:6 males under 21:3 males over 21:1 females under 21:3 females over 21:1

1860 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Population Census

CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE: Alabama COUNTY: Tallapoosa
DIVISION: Beat 5 DeSoto,AL REEL NO: M653-25 PAGE NO: 28
REFERENCE: PO DeSoto.AL Enumerator J Crittenden June 15,1860

21 199 179 Forbes J.C. 46 M farmer 800 385 GA
22 199 179 Forbes, Laura A. 35 F GA
23 199 179 Forbes, Louise J. 15 F AL
24 199 179 Forbes, John R. 14 M AL
25 199 179 Forbes, Mary J. T. 12 F AL
26 199 179 Forbes, William L. P. 7 M AL
27 199 179 Forbes, Sarah P. A. 2 F AL
28 199 179 Tippett, Susan 15 F NC

Some information on the Tippett family comes from Anne Rogers, descendant of James and Janie Canada Tippett. She can be contacted at
Lisa Collins is also descended from the James and Janie Tippett family. She can be reached at
Triston Bob Tippett is descended from Francis and Mahala Canada Tippett. He can be contacted at


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