Memorabilia of the Tipling Family
Town of Galen

These fine family items, the will of Thomas Tipling and obit of his son Charles A., were graciously submitted by researcher Scott TIPLING. Previously Scott contributed the Tipling and Brown Bible Records.

Scott tells us that: "Here is some stuff I transcribed back in the 60s. Thought it might find a place in the Wayne Co. website. My ancestor John TIPLING was brother to this Thomas and uncle to Charles A. Of course the lines have faded over time and I do not know if any of Thomas' descendants remain. I keep looking. Scott TIPLING

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I, Thomas TIPLING, of the town of Galen in the County of Wayne and State of New York mindful of the uncertainties of human life do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following.

First, after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Amelia BABCOCK, wife of Stephen BABCOCK of Tyre, Seneca Co, NY the sum of five hundred dollars.

Second, all the rest usidere and remainder of all my estate both real and personal I give devise and bequeath to my wife Matilda TIPLING during her natural life and at her death to two sons Charles A. and James Herbert to be there equally divided between them and their heirs share and share alike. The child or children of a deceased child taking the share which his or her parent would have taken if alive.

I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Matilda TIPLING and Seth SMITH of Galen, Wayne County, NY the accreditors of this my last will and testament and hereby authorize and empower them these the said Matilda TIPLING and Seth SMITH of Galen, Wayne County, NY, to compound, compromise, and settle any claim of demand which may be against or in favor of my said estate. And I hereby instruct the guardianship of my sons Charles A. and James Herbert until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty-one years unto my said wife. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of March 1875.

Thomas TIPLING (seal)

Signed published and declared by the said testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have signed our names at his request as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.
      Clark POTTS       Clyde, Wayne County
      Melvin R. PIDGE       Clyde, Wayne County
      8 November 1875 22 October 1875 Seth SMITH made application to surrogate court Thomas TIPLING's last will and testament


Melvin R. PIDGE       At the time of the will Thomas TIPLING was a US citizen

The New York Times
Saturday, August 24, 1929
Page 13, column 5


Referee in bankruptcy for Queens-Nassau

For 30 years succumbs in hospital

A Prominent Republican

Was former member of General Committee

Of Long Island City--Graduate of Albany Law School

Charles A. TIPLING, referee in bankruptcy for nearly thirty years and one of Long Island's most widely known lawyers, died early yesterday morning in the Broad Street Hospital, to which he had been removed a week ago suffering from liver disease and various complications. He was 66 years old, and lived at 86-03 105th Street, Richmond Hill, Queens. He is survived by his widow.

Mr. TIPLING's grandfather enlisted in the War of 1812 from New York State, and his great grandfather, Stephen MORSE, was a soldier in the Revolution. Mr. TIPLING was for several years a member of the Republican General Committee of Long Island City and has always been prominently identified with the Republican Organization.

Mr. TIPLING was born in Clyde, Wayne County, NY, on February 24, 1863. After graduating from the Clyde High School he went to Union College at Schenectady and later to the Albany Law School. He was graduated in 1889 and was admitted to the bar the same year.

In September, 1889, Mr. TIPLING came to Long Island City and became a clerk in the law office of MANLEY & WADLEY. Later, he was associated in the practice of the law with Ira G. DARRIN, at one time District Attorney of Queens County. Mr. TIPLING then became a clerk in the law office of William G. CARR in Brooklyn and continued in that capacity until Mr. CARR was elected a Justice of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department.

Mr. TIPLING was appointed referee in bankruptcy for the Queens-Nassau district by Judge THOMAS in the Federal Court in Brooklyn on May 15, 1900. He was continuously appointed thereafter and still had a year of his last term to serve at the time of his death.

In his native village of Clyde, Mr. TIPLING was a member of the volunteer fire department. When he came to Long Island City he did not find a volunteer department, but he found the exempts who had served in Long Island City and joined them. He was Past Master of Long Island City Lodge, F. and A. M., of Long Island City, and was made a member of the Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, by Past Grand Master SAWYER. He was also a member of Banner Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; St. Elmo Commandery, Knights Templar, and Kismet Temple, Mystic Shrine.

The funeral services will be held at HALLETT's Funeral Parlors in Astoria this evening. Internment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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