My Aunt Mary Jane Smith married (8-23-1902) John Tipton born 11 Oct 1881. John's father was GT Tipton, nicknames (Gus - Gutch). Gus was married twice, once to a Margaret Bowman (Unicoi Co. TN), and believe the other was a Rosey Leach from Tipton Hill, Mitchell, Pigeon Roost or Yancy, North Carolina. Don't know which of these were John Tipton's mother.
John (18) & his father Gutch T Tipton (33) served in the Spanish American War and were found in 1900 US Federal Census as home in 1900 at Balincaguin, Philippine Islands, Military & Naval Forces, both with the rank of Private.
Also, indicated both were born in TN.
Believe Gus T Tipton's parents were Aaron Burleson Tipton (DOB 6 Nov 1851 in NC)& Hester Ann Johnson (DOB 4 Sept 1861 Carter Co. TN) who were married in Unicoi Co. TN (8 Dec 1878).
After marrying John Tipton spent much time in Mountain Home, VA Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Altho, they were living @ 420 Hamilton St. Johnson City, TN. Finally, a builder by the name of Dyer working for Parr brothers of Johnson City, TN build them a new home @ 426 Hamilton St.
Jane was some 20 years older than John and they had no
children. John registered for WW I on 12 Sept 1918. Listed his address as 420 Hamilton St. Johnson City, TN.
Working as painter for M P Dyer located @ Railroad St. and nearest relative, wife.
John (Died 12 Nov 1863) & Mary Jane Smith Tipton (Died 1 Nov 1950), both are buried @ Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City Tennessee.
Looking for any information on Gus & John Tipton in around
Erwin, Unicoi Co. TN. & surrounding NC counties.