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Tipton "Tip" Hightower
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1856
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1940
Blue Diamond
Perry County
Kentucky, USA

Tipton Hightower was born in Newport Tennessee 1856. He lived there and Coal Creek, TN most of his life. He married Lydia Carson, Jan 15 1875 in Anderson County, Tennessee. He and Lydia had all boys. Tipton was a miner all of his life. Their sons all worked in the mines as boys and later as men. Tip Hightower was the ventilation furnace operator at the Fraterville Coal Mine, Anderson County Tennessee. Tip Hightower was acquitted of negligence. Tip would have been 45 years old in 1902.
9 of Tip's family were killed in the Fraterville Mine, including a son, a nephew, and a brother in law.
Before 1920 he and most of his family had moved to First Creek, KY to work for Blue Diamond Mining. He lived the rest of his life in First Creek. Tipton died of a heart attack.
He is buried in First Creek in the Blue Diamond Cemetery, Perry County Ky. The cemetery is not maintained by anyone and there are no visible signs now of any head stones for anyone.

Tip's children are;
Charles "Frog" Hightower b. 21 Nov 1875.
Levi Hightower, b. Feb 3, 1878 d Jan 1, 1881 Peabody Cemetery LaFollette TN.
John E. Hightower, b. Mar 1880.
James P. Hightower, b. 15 Apr 1882, event in died in coal mine explosion, d. 19 May 1902 in Fraterville, TN (near Lake City), buried in Leach Cemetery, Lake City, Anderson County, TN.
Isaac Michael "Mitchel" Hightower, b. 1 Jul 1884 in Anderson Co, TN, occupation Coal Minder, d. 1946 in Blue Diamond, Perry Co, KY.
Harvey was born Dec. 1888.

For more information on the Mine Explosion

Family links: 
  Lydia E Carson Hightower (1850 - 1922)*
  Charles Hightower (1875 - 1963)*
  Levi W Hightower (1878 - 1881)*
  James P Hightower (1882 - 1902)*
  Isaac Mitchell Hightower (1887 - 1946)*
  Harvey Hightower (1888 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Blue Diamond Cemetery
Perry County
Kentucky, USA
Maintained by: AlwaysCarol
Originally Created by: Dave Hightower
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73646508
Tipton Tip Hightower
Added by: Dave Hightower
Tipton Tip Hightower
Added by: Dave Hightower
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- Deborah White
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
I wanted to put flowers on your grave put we can't find it. You are not forgotten. Your 2nd great granddaughter.Carol
- AlwaysCarol
 Added: Oct. 25, 2011

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