My ggg-grandparents, John S. and Mary B.C. Young, had been living on a farm in Cicero Township, Tipton County, Indiana since sometime in 1850. In April 1859, they decided to move into the town of Tipton. A blacksmith who was living in Tipton at that time, Isaac Houser, decided he wanted to move his family into the country. On April 8, 1859 John and Mary sold their farm to Isaac for $2000 and on April 21 Isaac sold three city lots to John and Mary for $1600. Once in town John changed his profession from farmer to brickmaker. John and Mary remained in Tipton until March 1861 when they left for Ringgold County, Iowa.