Missionary Database

    John Harvey Tippets

    Illinois, Indiana

    • 1842–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Illinois, Indiana
    • Departed From Home: 1842
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Notes: No CR 100 number for this mission. Married Abigail Jane smith in 1834.


    • Departed From Home: 10 September 1856
    • Arrived At Home: 21 June 1858
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Notes: Departed from and returned to Salt Lake City. Alt. Source: Jour. Hist. of Nov. 10, 1856 LR 1140 2 Image 51 Priesthood: Seventy Arrival at Liverpool: 11 January 1857 Departure: 21 January 1858

    Stories and Documents

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels Database, John Harvey Tippets.

    Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847), Age 36Heber C. Kimball Company (1848), Age 37John W. Berry Company (1858), Age 47

    Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 3:268.

    name, birth, parentsIn March 1832, he heard of the Book of Mormon and walked fifteen miles to see it.Met Joseph Smith first in fall 1834On trip from Pueblo to Winter Qtrs, taken prisoner by Pawnee Indians, almost burned at stake1856 - mission to England

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z, 442, Church History Library.

    Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:720.

    One of original pioneers of Utah; birth date and place, parents, baptism.Mormon BattalionOn 23 Dec 1846, he and Thos. Woosey started from Pueblo for Winter Quarters to carry money, mail and dispatches to the saints. The following spring he was selected to be one of the pioneer company.Alt. Source: Bio Ency., Vol. 3, pg 269.

    Journal History, MS 5668.

    MS 5668: autobiography, circa 1882MS 775: journal 1846-1847MS 8324: journal 1846-1847PH 7976: photo MS 16234: family histories 1947-1999 with entries re John H. Tippets.

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z, 176, Church History Library.

    Source: Seventies Record, 17th Quorum, Biographies, LDS Church Archives, pg. 4. Grammar has been standardized.[page 4] John H. Hippits was born in Wilton, Hillsboro County, News Hampshire, Sept 5, 18180. I was the son of John Tippits, who was the son of John Tippits, who emigrated from Holland, landed in Old Salem and settled in Plymouth. John, the second, settled in Wilton, Hissborough County, New Hampshire. Emigrated in 1805 to Essex County, New York, where I, John H. tippits, heard the gospel and was baptized by Elder Collins in 1831, age 21. Ordained a teacher June 25, 1834. Also a priest October 14, 1834.Emigrated 1834 for Missouri, dispelled from there by mob in 1839, found harbor in Quincy, Illinois, where I was ordained into the Seventies, May 12, 1839 under the hands of Joseph Young and Josiah Butterfield. Moved to Nauvoo in 1840. Ordained one of the Presidents of the Seventeenth Quorum, January 19, 1845.

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    LR 1140 2 Image 51Priesthood: SeventyArrival at Liverpool: 11 January 1857Departure: 21 January 1858


    Alt death: 10 Feb, 1890 Alt birth: 5 Sep 1809 (Early church info file) Died Feb. 14, 1890 in Farmington, Utah. Ordained Patriarch 1878