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Welcome to
TIPTON COUNTY,
INDIANA

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

Source:
History of
Tipton County, Indiana
Her People, Industries and Institutions
by M. W. Pershing
With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical
Records of Many of the Old Families
ILLUSTRATED
Publ. B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1914

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I - INDIAN TRIBES 25
   - Mound Builders
 - The Miamis
 - The Pottawatomies
 - The Delawares
 - Indians in Tipton County
 - The Reserve
 
CHAPTER II - GEOLOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY 31
   - Description
 - Climate
 - Soils
 - Miami Silt Loam
 - Miami Loam
 - Clyde Silty Clay Loam
 - Cllyde Loam
 - Genesee Silty Clay Loam
 - Genesee Loam
 - Wabash Silty Clay Loam
 - Muck
 - Meadow (Genesee Material)
 
CHAPTER III - EARLY SETTLEMENT 49
   - Indian Treaties
 - First White Men
 - Cicero Creek
 - First Entries
 - Later Settlement
 - Richardville County
 - First Townships
 - Early Homes
 - Wolves
 - A Fight with Wolves
 
CHAPTER IV - ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT 58
   - Act of Legislature Creating Tipton County
 - The First Election
 - First Voters
 - Organization of Tipton County
 - Later Township Boundaries
 - County Seat Named
 - Court House History
 - Second Court House
 - Present Court House
 - County Jail History
 - Court House and Jail Bonds
 - The County Poor
 - Early Finances
 - County Treasurer's Report for 1913
 - County Officers for 1914
 
CHAPTER V - TOWNSHIPS, AND TIPTON CITY 76
   - Madison Township
 - Topography
 - Early Settlement
 - First Improvements
 - Early Elections
 - Madison in 1914
 - New Lancaster
 - Curtisville
 - Hobbs
 - Cicero Township
 - Early Settlers
 - Topography
 - Organization
 - Elections and Officers
 - Roads
 - Hunting and Amusements
 - Sports
 - First Industries
 - Cicero in 1914
 - Jackson Station
 - West Kinderhook
 - Parrotsville
 - Independence
 - City of Tipton
 - Prologue
 - Selection of Site
 - Laying Out
 - Lot Sales
 - Taverns
 - Early Merchants
 - Early Tipton
 - Cholera Epidemic
 - Incorporation as a Town
 - Modern Tipton
 - Incorporation
 - Public Utilities
 - Lake Erie & Western Shops
 - City Park
 - Prospective Tipton
 - Tipton Public Library
 - Tipton Chamber of Commerce
 - Tipton Factories
 - City Finances
 - Postoffice History
 
CHAPTER VI - TOWNSHIPS (Continued) 107
   - Jefferson Township
 - Topography
 - Early Settlement
 - First Improvements
 - Other Early Statistics
 - Early Elections
 - Jefferson in 1914
 - Jericho
 - Tetersburg
 - Normanda
 - Kempton
 - Goldsmith
 - Ekin
 - Prairie Township
 - Topography
 - First Settlers
 - Organization
 - Liberty in 1914
 - Sharpsville
 - Incorporation
 - In 1914
 - Nevada
 - Wildcat Township
 - Windfall
 - Incorporation
 - Town Notes
 - Windfall in 1914
 
CHAPTER VII - MILITARY HISTORY 141
   - Events Leading up to Hostilities
 - A Rebel Flag
 - The First company
 - Later Companies
 - Donations
 - Winter in 1861-2
 - 1862 Enlistments
 - Picnics
 - Knights of the Gold Circle
 - Drafts and Enlistments
 - Regimental Sketches
 - Other Regiments
 - Items
 - The Capture of the "General"
 - Belle Boyd
 - Spanish-American War.
 
CHAPTER VIII - POLITICAL HISTORY  
   - Ante-Bellum Politics
 - Election Laws
 - Summary of County Officers
 - Auditors
 - Recorders
 - Clerks
 - Treasurers
 - Sheriffs
 - Surveyors
 - Coroners
 - Probate Judges
 - Common Pleas Judges
 - Circuit Court Judges
 - Representatives
 - Senators
 - Presidential Elections
 
CHAPTER IX - THE BENCH AND THE BAR 174
   - The Circuit Court
 - The First Case
 - The Probate Court
 - The Common Pleas Court
 - A Few Early Lawyers
 - Early Justices of the Peace
 - Present Bar of Tipton County
 
CHAPTER X - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 180
   - The Early Doctor
 - Medical Associations
 - Non-Association Physicians
 - Doctors of the Past
 - Personal Sketches
 
CHAPTER XI - EDUCATION 185
   - Education in Tipton
 - In Madison Township
 - In Cicero Township
 - Spelling Schools
 - Other Diversions
 - Public Schools in Jefferson Township
 - In Prairie Township
 - In Liberty Township
 - In Wildcat Township
 - Some Early Statistics
 - Education in 1914
 - As in 1889.
 
CHAPTER XII - CHURCH HISTORY 196
   - Methodist Episcopal
 - Christian
 - Catholic
 - United Brethren
 - Baptist
 - Presbyterian
 - Evangelical Lutheran
 - Country Churches
 - Other Denominations
 
CHAPTER XIII - AGRICULTURE 214
   - Agricultural Statistics
 - Domestic Animals
 - Crops
 - Agriculture and Cultivation
 - Agricultural Societies and Fairs
 
CHAPTER XIV - HISTORY OF JOURNALISM 223
   - Beginnings
 - The Times
 - The Tipton Republican
 - The Tipton Enterprise
 - The Tipton Advance
 - The Republican, No. 2
 - The Advocate
 - The Windfall Herald
 - The Kempton Courier
 - The Car of Progress
 - Saturday Express
 - The Windfall News
 - The Tipton Tribune
 - The Early Newspaper
 
CHAPTER XV - LODGES AND SOCIETIES 230
   - Free and Accepted Masons
 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
 - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
 - Improved Order of Red Men
 - Knights of Pythias
 
CHAPTER XVI - TIPTON COUNTY BANKS 236
   - Early Banking
 - The First National Bank, Tipton
 - Citizens National Bank, Tipton
 - Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, Tipton
 - Farmers' State Bank, Hobbs
 - People's State Bank, Windfall
 - The Sharpsville Bank
 - State Bank of Kempton
 
CHAPTER XVII - MISCELLANEOUS 239
   - General John Tipton
 - Tipton County Pioneer Society
 - First Marriages
 - County Population by Decades
 - Defunct Towns
 - Cyclone of 1886
 - Relative Altitude of Tipton
 - Early Fourth of July Celebrations
 - Murders and Murder Population
 - Railroads
 - Interurbans
 - State and County Roads
 - Road Facts
 - Navigation of Cicero Creek
 - Fisheries
 
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