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Absalom Tipton - Oscar D. Tipton - Theodore D. and Sarah (Strayer) Tipton - William M. Tipton

In 1860 Otoe County, Nebraska City  Absalom Tipton is 29, Martha is 24, and Oscar D. is 3.  Theodore, o, is also in the household.  (Personal note - my great-grandfather was also in Nebraska City for that census).

In 1870 A. Tipton 40, M. Tipton 35, O. 13, W.D. 9, C.A. 4, and W.S three-months are in Otoe County

In 1880 Otoe County, Nebraska Absalom Tipton is 50, with Oscar 22, William 19, Cora 14, Schuyler 11, and Eliza Miller  (niece) 9.  Absalom said he was married, but no wife listed.

Oscar proved-up a quarter in 12, 5N 46W in 1894, and a tree-claim joining in 1895.  He had cash-claimed a quarter in Section 30, 5N 45W, just across the line in Phillips County, as did Theodore D. Tipton.  Theodore cash-claimed two quarters and tree-claimed two more, so he had all of Section 31, 6N 45W (this would be about five miles northeast of Wages.

Absalom tree-claimed a quarter in 1896 in section 32, 5N 46W, a few miles south of Oscar.  This is after in 1895 he tree-claimed another quarter in section 34.

A William M. Tipton ( maybe Absolom's son - cash-claimed a quarter in 17, 5N 47W in 1891.

In 1900 Santa Fe a W M. Tipton February 1857 in Ohio, is a special agent for the U.S. Land Court. He's married to Eleanor October 1864 in Louisiana.  But it could be Absalom's son - 19 in the 1880 Otoe ensus.

Cass County, Nebraska marriages have NEILSON, Carrie; 16; md. Oscar D. TIPTON; 30; C2 Feb 1894 p 181

1900 Otoe County Absolom is 70, married to Lontha 47.  Schuyler 30 is with him.

1910 Otoe County census has Absalom 80, with wife Loantha 57

Findagrave has Loantha Tipton in the Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. February 1853 in Wisconsin, died January 1928.

It also has Martha Ann Tipton, October 11, 1834 - November 28, 1875 and Absolam 1829 -March 2, 1914.

May be the Oscar D. Tipton that Findagrave has in Otoe County, Nebraska, September 1856 - May 2, 1931 with his parents and an infant son.  The note says "Body brought back for burial."

Findagrave also has William D. Tipton as son of Absolom 1860-1895, with a note "Reinterment on 11/11/1896"

Findagrave has a burial in Corvallis Oregon of Pvt. Theodore D. Tipton, 1841 - 1916. Co F. 2nd Nebraska Cavalry.  The stone also has Sarah E. Tipton - 1852 -1832.

In 1880 Glenwood, Iowa, S. D. Strayer is 52, farming with Nancy 46. Next household is Theo Tipton 38, with sarah E. 27, Emma M. 5, Harvey 3, and Elma L. five months.

1890 Holyoke Captain S.D. Strayer, of Glenwood, Iowa, with his wife and daughter,
is making a visit to his daughter, Mrs. T.D. Tipton, of this place.

Edmund Daniel Hulbert, the subject of this review, was the only child of Henry Roberts Hulbert and was educated in the public schools of Hartford and Winsted, Connecticut. His initial business experience came to him in connection with the position of messenger in the Hurlbut National Bank of Winsted, Connecti- cut, in 1875. On going to Winona, Minnesota, he became bookkeeper in the First National Bank there in 1877 and was promoted to the cashiership in 1881, serving in that capacity until 1895. In 1895 he came to Chicago and was elected second vice president of the Merchants Loan & Trust Company. Three years later, in 1898, he was advanced to his present position as first vice president of the bank. He is also a director of the Pullman Loan & Savings Bank, of which he was one of the organizers in 1909. He is likewise interested in various other enterprises, which make considerable demand upon his time and attention.

On the 8th of August, 1897, Mr. Hulbert was married to Miss Emma Strayer, a daughter of Captain Samuel Strayer, a soldier of the Civil war who was killed in the service. Mr. Hulbert is a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and belongs also to the Chicago, University, Bankers and Glen View Clubs. The family residence is at No. 2005 Prairie avenue.

Samuel D. Strayer cash-claimed a quarter in 1, 5N 46W in 1893, and another timber-claimed in 1894.

Nancy Holloway, wife of Samuel Strayer 1834-1909 is buried in Phelps County, Missouri # 10833604.
S.D. Strayer died August 19, 1896, and is buried in Springfield National.

July 27, 1888 "T.D. Tipton will soon put up a dwelling house in West Holyoke, where he has purchased ten acres for a building site."
October 26, 1888 "T.D. Tipton will move his household effects into his new house in West Holyoke, Monday. Mr. Tipton has one of the largest and most practically constructed dwelling houses in town. He has a good well,a nd will be most comfortably situated. We like to see our farmers when they get ready to move, come ot Holyoke."

Theodore was a witness for John Anderson of 6N 45W

T.D. Tipton, this week, shipped from Holyoke, two car loads of fat
steers. These are the first fat cattle shipped from Holyoke. They were
the finest lot of cattle we have seen in the county and in good
condition for market.

T.D. Tipton will move his family back this week to his town
residence. They have been residing on his ranch for several months.

Mr. T.D. Tipton returned home from Glenwood, Iowa where he was called by the
illness of his mother of Tuesday morning, last.

March 1890 The libel suit brought by B.F. Williams, Editor of the News, against T.D. Tipton, late
Editor of the HERALD, was decided on yesterday in the County Court by a verdict in favor
of Mr. T.D. Tipton for one cent.

On Monday morning last our fellow citizen, Mr. T.D. Tipton, received a telegram from
Silver City, Mills County, Iowa announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary Tipton.
Mrs. Tipton was in the eighty........


The ease of Gillett Bros. vs. T.D. Tipton et al, was tried before
Justice Churning this week, the trial occupying three days. The case
grew out of the raising of money to purchase seed grain to be sold to
the farmers on time, last spring, and considerable interest was taken
in the trial owing to the fact that so many parties were interested in
the result of the case. The case was closed, Wednesday, and Justice
Churning reserved his decision till Friday at 1 p.m.

Tipton James Leroy  
Sarah E. Strayer Theodore D. Tipton
    Glenw.Tp 25 May   OH - 30 OH - 40


Whereas, Sarah A. Moore and Perry Moore, of the county of Phillips and
state of Colorado on the 18th day of December A.D., 1888, by their
certain deed of trust of that date, which is recorded in the office of
the County Clerk and Recorder of Logan County, Colorado, in Book 11,
Page 348, of the records of said Logan County, conveyed to R.E.
Webster, as trustee, or in case of death, resignation, removal from
the county or failure to act, or other inability of said R.E. Webster,
then to Charles B. Timberlake as successor in trust, the following
described property, situate in the county of Logan, now in the county
of Phillips, state of Colorado, to-wit:
   The north half (n½) and the southwest quarter (sw¼) and the north
quarter (n¼) of the southeast quarter (se¼)of the northeast quarter
(ne¼) of section thirteen (13) to township seven (7) north range
forty-five (45) west, together with all and singular the privileges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging, in trust to secure the payment
of two certain promissory notes of even date with said deed of trust
signed by Sarah Moore, Perry Moore, C.H. Moore and Emma Moore, one
note for seventy-two dollars ($72) payable to the order of Theodore D.
Tipton six months after date with interest at three per cent per month
after maturity and one note for four hundred and seventy-two dollars
($472) payable to the order of Theodore D. Tipton one year from date
with interest at three per cent per month from maturity.
   And whereas, it was provided in said deed of trust that in case of
default in payment of said notes or any part thereof, or interest
thereon, that said trustee should proceed to sell and dispose of said
premises in the manner and for the use and purposes provided in said
deed of trust.
   And, whereas, default has been made in the payment of the principal
of said last above mentioned note no part thereof having been paid and
also the interest.
   Now, therefore, I, R.E. Webster, trustee, or in case of death,
resignation, removal from the county or failure to act or other
inability of said Webster, then I, Charles B. Timberlake successor in
trust as aforesaid will, on the 9th day of September A.D., 1890, at
the front door of the State Bank in Holyoke, in the county of Phillips
and state of Colorado, at the hour of twelve (12) o’clock, noon, sell
the above described property for the highest and best price the same
will bring in cash at public auction subject to a trust deed of $4*0
and interested on the northeast quarter (ne¼) section thirteen (13) T.
seven (7) N.R. forty-five (45) W to pay said note, with all interest
charges, taxes advanced and all costs and expenses of this trust. -
R.E. Webster, Trustee, Charles B. Timberlake, Successor in Trust.

In 1900 Laclede County,, Missouri Theodore D. Tipton is 58, Sarah E. 47, Lillian G. 8. born in Colorado.

1900 Otoe County, Nebraska has an Oscar Tipton, September 1856 in Nebraska, with Carrie April 1877 in Nebraska, and Thurston August 1897 Nebraska.

1930 Vernon County, Missouri has Oscar B. Tipton, 74, widowed.

On the same page is Absolom Tipton, a fruit grower,  December 1829 Ohio and Loretta February 1843 Wisconsin.  Son Schuyler May 1870 Nebraska is with them.  In 1910 Oscar and Carristena C. are in Otoe County, with Thurston D. 12 born in Nebraska


ABSALOM TIPTON. The pleasant home of this gentleman lies in the part of section 31 which has recently been attached to Nebraska City Precinct and which is consequently quite valuable. Here he has 110 acres, the greater part of which he pre-empted from the Government, and to which he subsequently added, bringing the whole to a fine state of cultivation. In addition to general farming he is largely interested in fruit-growing, and has a fine apple orchard of about 500 trees in good bearing condition, and 760 cherry trees, besides the smaller fruits, several acres being devoted to these also. Among his specialties is the raspberry, of which he has 7,000 plants, 4,000 blackberry and 100 blueberry, all of which are in a flourishing and productive condition.
   Mr. Tipton has been one of the pioneers in fruit-raising in this part of the county, and keeps himself well posted upon modern methods of culture, and the new varieties which are constantly appearing. Prior to his arrival in Nebraska he had lived in Iowa and Missouri. He crossed the Missouri in the fall of 1854, and located in this county in September. He secured a warranty deed of his land as soon as it came into market, being very soon after the treaty between the Government and the Indians had been ratified. A portion of Eastern Nebraska, however, had been exempt, although Indians were numerous at that time, and the settlers were obliged to pay tribute to them to keep the peace while waiting for the lands to come into market, which was accomplished in the early part of 1856.
   Mr. Tipton was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1829, and comes of an old and highly respected family. His father, Luke Tipton, was a native of Maryland, and son of Luke, Sr., a New Englander, a farmer by occupation, and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The latter was celebrated for his fine physique, and he made a brave and daring soldier, who received the approval of his superior officers for his courage and gallantry. After the war he went South, and died in Tennessee at the advanced age of about one hundred years. A brother who served with him in the American Army afterward settled in Maryland, where he spent the remainder of his life. The Tiptons are of Welsh descent, and the first representative of the family in this country crossed the Atlantic at an early period in its history. He was a cooper by trade, and left his native soil under threat of being beheaded on account of political disaffection existing during the time of Cromwell, the same as was the great-grandfather of the President-elect, Gen. Harrison. The original Tipton was placed in a barrel for safe transportation across the Atlantic, and settled among the Alleghany Mountains, where be lived partially secluded for a long period. The records indicate that he was one hundred and five years old at the time of his death.
   Luke Tipton, Jr., the father of our subject, spent his boyhood days in his native Maryland, and had hardly got beyond these when his two brothers enlisted in the army and served in the War of 1812. Before reaching his majority he accompanied his father to Ohio, where he was married a few years later to Miss Mary Young. This lady is a native of Pennsylvania, and of Dutch ancestry. She removed with her parents to Ohio in her girlhood, where her parents died when quite well advanced in years. The young people emigrated to Iowa in 1852, and lived in that State and Missouri until the death of the father, which occurred in Mills County, Iowa, in 1871, when he was seventy-three years old. Mrs. Mary Tipton is still living, and makes her home with her son Saul, in Mills County.




Although eighty-seven years old, she is well preserved and active in mind and body. Both parents united with the Methodist Episcopal Church many years ago, and the father, politically, was first a Whig and then a Republican.
   Absalom Tipton, the subject of this sketch, was the fifth child and third son of a family of five sons and six daughters. He was reared and educated in Putnam and Lucas Counties, Ohio, and attained his majority in the Buckeye State. He found his bride in the West, being married in the northeastern part of Missouri near the State line, to Miss Martha N. Norris. This lady was born in LaPorte County. Ind., in 1833, and was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Brock) Norris, who spent their last days in Hamburg, Iowa. The father was a farmer by occupation, and the parents were married in Indiana. They were very excellent and worthy people, greatly respected by their community, and making it the rule of their lives to do by others as they would be done by. The mother held to the doctrines of the Baptist Church, but Mr. Norris, although a Christian man, never identified himself with any church organization.
   Mrs. Tipton was reared and educated in Indiana, whence she removed with her parents to Missouri, and under the careful training of a Christian mother imbibed those sentiments and principles by which she became possessed of all the womanly virtues. She was more than ordinarily intelligent, hospitable and kind among her neighbors, and most faithfully devoted to the interests of her family. By her union with our subject she became the mother of seven children. One of these, a daughter, Flora, died at the age of fourteen months, and twins died in infancy. Of the survivors the record is as follows: Oscar is farming in Logan County, Col., and quite prosperous; William married Mrs. Lizzie Bruner, and lives in Omaha; Cora remains at home with her father, attending to his domestic concerns and devoting herself to his comfort. She is a very intelligent young woman, possessing largely the amiable qualities of her excellent mother. Schuyler is attending school in Nebraska City. Mrs. Martha N. Tipton departed this life at the homestead, Nov. 28, 1875, deeply mourned by her family and a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. and Mrs. Tipton identified themselves with the Methodist Protestant Church about 1858, to which our subject has since given a liberal and cheerful support. Both he and his sons are stanch Republicans, politically, and have done good service for their party in this section.


In 1910 Theodore and Sarah are in Malheur County, Oregon.  Theodore is a real estate agent.  He died August 6,  1916. in Lincoln Oregon.

Lillian in 1910 is a clerk in the post office in Adams County, Washington.  One tree said she married Edward Alpha Townsend in 1914 in Glasgow Montana and died June 21, 1954 in Prineville, Crook County, Oregon, buried in Ellensburg, Washington.


July 10, 2002

Madras resident Louis D. Townsend died July 8 at a Madras nursing home. He was 86.

Mr. Townsend was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Hinsdale, Mont., to parents Edward and Lillian Townsend. He attended school in Ellensburg, Wash., and graduated from high school in 1935.

He farmed in Washington, then was a missionary in Japan with New Tribe Missions for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his brothers, Earl Townsend of Madras, John Townsend of Powell Butte, and David Townsend of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 11, at the First Christian Church in Madras. Burial will be at Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras


In 1920 Sarah is living with daughter Emma M. Whitam and her husband F.H., and their son S.Earl, 25.

Strayer Earle Whitham married Vera May Kelley in 1921 in Benton, Oregon.

In 1930 all four are together, and Strayer is divorced.

Sarah died in Spokane Washington December 14, 1932 - father was S.D. Strayer, mother Nany Hola Wilson.

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