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TCHA ID Number2-25(3)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f25i3
TitleBurial place of Genl. John Tipton of U.S. Senate, Indiana
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"The burial place of Genl. John Tipton of U. S. Senate-Indiana" (title from verso, written in pencil, probably in 1873) AMs, 3p. (handwritten in pencil) Tipton was a great lover of trees, and preserved many great trees on property that he owned. He donated a piece of woods, called "Spencer Square, " as well as the old graveyard, to Logansport, although the former eventually reverted to his heirs. Tipton chose his own burial spot, within Spencer Square. Others buried there include the son of Major Bell (d. 1837) and the wife of S. S. Tipton. John Tipton's grave was surrounded by a wooden fence; a planned monument was never erected. G.W. lived for some years across from the square, and a road was laid diagonally across the square, contrary to Tipton's wishes. Tipton's heirs sued to recover the property and developed it for housing, while Tipton's remains were moved to the old graveyard.
SubjectsTipton, John, 1786-1839
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Date of Original1873
Extent of Original3 p. ; 31 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized8/08/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6ks6phz