Historic Markers Across Tennessee

General Jacob Tipton

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Location: on College St. at W. Church St., Covington, TN
County: Tipton
Coordinates: N 35° 33.739    W 089° 38.939
  35.56231666    -89.64898333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1X2X


Jacob Tipton b. Nov. 5, 1790 in Washington County, N.C. d. Sept. 17, 1837 near Covington, Tn. Married in 1818 to Lorina Taylor (1800-1874). Served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign, 2nd and 1st Lt. in the 1st Regt. Rifle Corps. Once the Register in the East Tn. Land Office and Brig. Gen. 14th Regt. of the Tn. Militia. Surveyor of the 11th District in West TN.

The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Tennessee L.J. Shaw, State President, 1989