Brother to Luke Tipton, Meshech or Meshac was born in Maryland in 1759. Before 1778 he was living in he Frankstown region. He remained there until the end of the 18th century, at which time he moved to Tennessee. There he lived until his death. He was 90 years old at the time of his death in 1850.
He was a member of Cluggage’s Rangers during the war and served under Thomas Clugage at the Lead mine fort.