James Tipton and Elva (Shoun) Rambo: Born in Johnson county, his family having been among the pioneer settlers of this county, coming from Virginia. He was a farmer. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Federal army, serving as a corporal in Company F, Fourth Tennessee Infantry. He married Elva Shoun, who died June 25, 1910, in a train accident, at the age of seventy-five years. She was born in Johnson county and was a member of an old family of this state. They had three children.
Isaac Stacy Rambo was born in Doeville, Tennessee, on the 24th of July, 1871 and died at his home there June 29, 1923. He was the son of the above James and Elva Rambo. He was married in Butler, Johnson county on the 26th of October, 1898, to Margaret Coffey, a daughter of Captain Thomas Coffey of Watauga county, North Carolina. They had one son, Justin C., who married Willie McQuown Sutherland of Mountain City.