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Jonathan Tipton (abt. 1659 - 1757)

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Jonathan Tipton
Born about in Kingston, Jamaicamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Herring Creek, Anne Arundel County, Marylandmap
Husband of — married in St. Pauls Parish, Baltimore , Maryland, USAmap
Died in Baltimore County, Marylandmap
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Notes from Bob Tipton:
Several genealogists have come to the conclusion that Edward and Amy (Phillips) Tipton were the parents of Jonathan. This Edward was born about 1617 in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England. This might fit if we assume that Jonathan was born in 1639. However, there is no indication that this Edward and Amy ever came to America. However, their son, also named Edward, did come to America. This son was born 7 Nov 1650, and was 18 when he arrived in Maryland on the ship Friendship. He returned to England in 1700. There is no indication that Edward, Jr, went to Jamaica. While it might be possible that Jonathan was a brother to Edward, Jr, it is highly unlikely that he would be his son.
I am a co-adminstrator of the Tipton Family DNA Project. We currently have about 60 male members who have taken Y-DNA tests. Almost all of them have closely matching STRs and are members of the I1 haplogroup. Those that have done SNP testing are confirmed I-L813. So far, we do not have any tested members from England, so have not been able to prove or disprove a connection to either Edward.
The Tipton surname is location-based, so it would not be unusual to find several different DNA signatures, but so far almost everybody seems to be a close match to Jonathan (or a close ancestor of his).


Date: 1659
Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Note: 1657 given on another merged profile. Date marked as uncertain. Better sources are very much needed here.
Notes on the birth date from Bob Tipton:
The following obituary appeared in the January 27, 1757 issue of the Maryland Gazette:
"We are informed that at the beginning of this month, died in Baltimore County, Mr. Jonathan Tipton, aged 118 years. He was born at Kingston on Jamaica, which place he left while young, and lived almost ever since in this province, and had his perfect senses to the last, especially a remarkable strength of memory. His youngest sons are reckoned among the oldest men in Baltimore County."
Charles D Tipton, in his book "TIPTON: The First Five American Generations", discusses several of the problems with this short obituary. One of the most telling is the fact that Jamaica was under Spanish control until it was conquered by Venable in 1655. It is unlikely that an English child was born in Jamaica prior to that time. Charles says that 1659 is a much more likely date of birth.


Date: 1757
Place: Baltimore County, Maryland
Source: #S74596


  • Source: S32 Tipton : the first five American generations : a short history of the Tipton family. Charles D. Tipton. Baltimore, MD : Gateway Press, c1998.
  • Source S74596 Title: Tipton. Note: The foregoing is all the information provided on one of the merged profiles. A clearer explanation of the source is needed.
  • Laura Allen, Note: Same as above. This is the complete source citation shown on one of the merged profiles. A clearer explanation of the source is needed.


Information and sources added by Fred Remus, as supplied by Bob Tipton

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