John TIPPETT * Mahala WARD LEDBETTER
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:
James Fannin TIPPETT, born July 1836, married Sarah Umphress
William H. TIPPETT, born ~ 1840, served in Co. B, 47th Ala Inf CSA
Francis Marion TIPPETT, born 1843, married Mahala Canada
Laura Ann TIPPETT
Susan J. TIPPETT, born ~ 1847, married Jackson Hornsby
Jane S. TIPPETT, born ~1848 (is this the same as Susan J. listed above?)
Sarah A. TIPPETT, born ~ 1849, possibly married John W. Caldwell on 28 Dec 1871
Children of John and Mahala:
Joseph TIPPETT, born ~ 1862
Thomas TIPPETT, born ~ 1864
John TIPPETT, born ~ 1866
Unsure of connection:
Laura Ann TIPPETT, born about 1825, married 1844Tallapoosa County, Alabama to John C. Forbes
Julia Ann TIPPETT, married Robert Taylor 15 August 1875 Tallapoosa County, Alabama
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
|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|
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 CollinsSnL@aol.com.
Triston Bob Tippett is descended from Francis and Mahala Canada Tippett. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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