Even though my wife isn't a member of genealogy wise I thought I would mention her Tennessee Tipton connection. My wifes mother had a professional genealogist do their family research some years ago and a book was written about the Tiptons from Tennessee,we donated one book to the Estill County Historical Society & gave another as a gift to her sister. (Of course now I wish we had a third book)
My wifes 5th or 6th great grandfather was William Tipton a veteran of the revolutionary war and the first person to be granted a land grant in Cades Cove. His house still stands and is part of the tourist attraction in Cades Cove known as the Tipton Place. William had 640 acres in the cove. William also had his brothers & friends move into the cove from Carter County,Tn.
Anyone who might be a relative of this William and could be kin to my wife can contact me and I'll pass you along to her.