, Letter, , Essex Co., NY, to JS and Kirtland high council, , Geauga Co., OH, 20 Oct. 1834. Featured version copied [not before 25 Feb. 1836] in Minute Book 1, pp. 78–80; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
Brother Joseph will recollect the time I left last winter in order to come for to dispose of the property I had in possession, which I have been striving to do, from that time till about the first of Sept. last. [p. 78]
It is unclear how much property Alvah Tippets had. His father (John’s uncle) died in 1826, leaving Alvah, at the age of seventeen, as the head of his household in Lewis. (Taylor, Heavens Are No Longer as Brass over Our Heads, 5–6; 1830 U.S. Census, Lewis, Essex Co., NY, 317.)
Taylor, Matthew J. The Heavens Are No Longer as Brass over Our Heads: A Biography; Alvah Lewis Tippets, 1809–1847. Provo, UT: By the author, 2013.
Census (U.S.) / U.S. Bureau of the Census. Population Schedules. Microfilm. FHL.