Griffin Tipsword, son of Isaac Sowards and Milliston Vanderford.
Born Oct 10, 1755 at Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died Nov 17, 1840 at , Effingham, Illinois, 85 years, buried at Tipsword Cem.,, Effingham, Illinois
! History Griffin Tipsword
Griffin changed his name to Tipsword from Sowards in the early 180 0's.
This was to hide from some Indians who were after him.
Married ± 1800 at ,, KY. Or VA. (approximately 40 years married) to:
Born ± 1774 at , Of, Kentucky, died 1845 at , Effingham, Illinois, approximately 71 years, buried at Tipsword Cem.,, Effingham, Illinois
! History Ruth
Some believe that her maiden name was Ashby. Several male descend ants
were named Ashby Tipsword.
1. Andrew Jackson Tipsword
Born ± 1800 at Near, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, died at ,, Illinois
! History Andrew JAckson Tipsword
For what ever reason, Andrew, the eldest of Griffin's children, was
given to the Kickapoo Indians. He probably died in the Black Haw k War.
Descendants, if any, are unknown.
2. John Tipsword
Born ± 1803 at , Wayne, Ohio, died after AFTER 1870 at ,, Illinois
3. Isaac Tipsword
Born Jun 4, 1805 at , Wayne, Ohio, died Dec 11, 1863 at , Effingham, Illinois, 58 years, buried at Tipsword Cem.,, Effingham, Illinois
4. Desha Tipsword
Born ± 1807 at , Muskingum, Ohio, died after AFTER 1826 at , Fayette, Illinois
5. Rebecca Tipsword
Born ± 1809 at , Muskingum, Ohio, died 1830 at , Fayette, Illinois, approximately 21 years
6. Thomas Tipsword
Born ± 1811 at , Muskingum, Ohio, died 1857 at , Cherokee, Kansas, approximately 46 years
7. Carlin Tipsword
Born ± 1818 at Waconteby Twsp., White, Illinois