John Austin Tippets

The Tippets family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848.  The family included John Harvey and his wife Caroline Fidelia Calkins and their son John Harvey, Jr., Caroline’s two children from a previous marriage, Hyrum William Pew and Sariah Fedelia, John’s son from a previous marriage, John Austin, Caroline’s sister, Nancy Calkins, and John’s uncle Alvah.   Also traveling with the family was Sariah Lewis.

In the 1850 federal census of Utah the family surname is spelled "Tippils."  John was re baptized at Salt Lake City on 26 October 1850.  At the time of the 1856 Utah Territorial census they were living in the Salt Lake 19th Ward.

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