Gibson County, Tennessee History
By: Christi Watkins
Here are some facts I learned about Gibson County that I wanted to share with all of those researching in this area.
GIBSON COUNTY WAS ESTABLISHED ON OCTOBER 21, 1823.
THE FIRST COUNTY COURT MAGISTRATES:
William P. Seat...Chairman
TRENTON WAS SELECTED AS THE COUNTY SEAT. Although, its was then known as GIBSONPORT. The county was named for COLONEL JOHN H. GIBSON.The site of the town was selected by James Fentress, Benjamin Reynolds, William Martin, and Robert Jetton in 1824.
THE FIRST OFFICIERS OF GIBSON COUNTY WERE:
Thomas Fite...Clerk of County Court
W. W. Craig...Register
John W. Needham...Sheriff
Joseph H. Talbot...Clerk of the Circ. Court
John A. Taiaferro...Clerk & Master of Chancery.
Other GIBSON COUNTY towns were later established.
HUMBOLDT, established in 1858.
MILAN,established in 1858, incorporated in 1867.
RUTHERFORD,established in 1858 by Thomas Cooper and Joseph Knox.
DYER,a small place 7 miles north of Trenton.
YORKVILLEfounded in 1850 by John C. Kuykendall.
EATON, was at Buckner's Bluff;
BRAZIL, GIBSON, MEDINA, BRADFORD, small towns that sprang up along the railroad.
ROSTER OF THE EARLIEST FAMILIES IN GIBSON COUNTY
ADAMS, Jeremiah and Ann H. Hamilton Adams
ALMAN, Richard and Zilpha Burns Alman
ASLIN, Thomas and Martha Barham Aslin to Gibson County in 1835.
BAKER, Rev. Leonard and Martha Street Baker
BANKS, Elijah and Erminilda Chambers Banks
RANSOM, R. Banks and Sallie Taylor Ransom
BASS, Wyatt and Nancy Thomas Bass
BELL, William N. and Katherine Blackmore Bell
BERRY, John C. and NancyB. Ramsey Berry
BLACKBURN, John and Martha Harrison Blackburn
BLEDSOE, Yancey and Henrietta Wilkes Bledsoe
BODKINS, from Ireland
BOBBITT, D J. and Eliza Wallace Bobbitt
RATLIFF, Boone and Elizabeth Adkins Ratliff
PIONEERS WHO CAME FROM NORTH CAROLINA
BOYETT, Baptis and Mahulda Crane
BOBBITT, James and Mary
BRADFORD, Absolom and Margaret Warren
BRICKHOUSE, John and Frances Bright
CALDWELL, Dr. S.L. and M. Sturdivant
CARNE, John David and Nancy Barnard
CHUNN, Joseph and Catherine Neilson
CLEMENT, William and Elizabeth Locke
CLEMENTS, John C. and Cynthia Urley
CURREY, Robert B and Jane Owen
CURTIS, W. K. and Christian Simmons
DAVIDSON, William R and Charity W. McConnell
DE LAP, Daniel and Fannie West
DOWLAND, Henry and Susanna Smith
DORSETT, Elisha and Mary Self
DUNLAP, Ebenezer and Mary L. Harbour
EDMONDSON, JOHN W. and Susan R. Erlie
DENT, Ferrell and Charity Shaw
FLOWERS, Blake and Mahala Deer
FORD, John and Violet Hall
GLASSCOCK, Peter and Mary Jones
GLENN, Dr. James R. and Emily Yarborough
GLENN, John A. and Elizabeth Williams
HALE, Eli W. and Martha Jordan
HALE, Stephen and Priscilla Goodloe
HOLDER, James M. and Elizabeth Donoway
HUNT, James and Matilda Gant
HUDSON, C. Y. and Mary Pardue
ING, Joseph and Violet Armfield
JOHNSON, William A. and Mary Griffin
KEATHLEY, Mark and Elizabeth Pipkin
KING, Alvin and Martha Thomas
LASHLEY, Thomas and Catherine Pickard
LETT, Jonathan and Sarah Milton
LOCKE, George and Fannie E. ?
MARCRUM, Henry and Mica ?
MATHES, Carlton and Mary Shelly
McFARLAN, William and Lucinda Jacobs
MOBLEY, H. and E. Hall
MOSELEY, W. T.
ORR, Robert and Nancy ?
PARR, John A and Martha Jones
RANDLE, Major John and Nancy Davidson
RICHARDSON, J. W. and Margaret Higgins
ROBINSON, Jefferson and Elizabeth
ROBERTS, J. W. and Unity Rogers
RUST, John S. and Nancy R. Cook
SENTER, James M and Flora McNeill
SKILES, William Graham and Mary Brown
STILWELL, Elijah and Rebecca Osborne
SWINDELL,Hollowell and Margaret Williamson
THARP, Hardy W and Cynthia J. Broom
THOMPSON, Thomas nd Elizabeth Koons
TURNER, J. C. and Rebecca Dobbins
TYSON, Benjamin and Hannah Williams
WARMATH, Henry H. and Elizabeth Fly
WHITSON, George and Priscilla Vance
WHITE, John and Sallie P. Duncan......these are my grgrgrgrgrandparents
WILLIAMS, Eli and Chloe Collins
WRIGHT, Levy and Mary M. Shaw
WYATT, Alexander and Eliza Banks
PIONEERS WHO CAME FROM VIRGINIA
CALLIE, Wilkins and Mary Bettle
CANEER, Robert and Elizabeth Cole
CLAY, John F and Harriet Anderson
CLOPTON, John M. and Mary Terry
COLEMAN, Robert S. and Salie Dunavant
CORLEY, Robert and Sallie Crowe
CUNNINGHAM, Fleming and Jane Lemons
DODSON, William T and Sallie Young
FITZGERALD, Obediah and Martha Mays
FOSTER, Samuel and Nancy James
GIBBS, Turner R and Harriet E. Smith
GRIFFIN, Hampton and Jane Ezell
JORDAN, William and Elizabeth Boyd
LOVE, Charles and Rhoda Ham
LOVING, Dr. Wilson and Mary H. Edding
MITCHELL, John and Mary Wright
MOORE, John M and Sabrina Yates
MULLINS, John and Frances E. Ferguson
PARKER, William and Jemimah Sanders
PENN, Josiah and Ruth Broughton
RAINS, Colonel E. W.
SINGELTON, Seymour and Susa Seymour
SHACKELFORD, Charles J. and Sarah P Haynes
STONE, Clark L. and Margaret Anderson
VAN HOOK, Dr. William G. and Julia A. Collins
VAUGHAN, Peter R and Lucy Quarles
WILLIAMS, John and Susan FOGG
WILKES, John and Polly Halliburton
PIONEERS WHO CAME FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
DANNER, Jacob G. and Elizabeth Boyd
EDWARDS, William J. and Margery Aloke
EDMUNDS, James and Isabella Walker
JONES, Johnson W. and Jemimah A. Baird
McALILEY, Richard and Nancy L. McKown
McDANIEL, William and Martha J. Wright
McCOY, Sexton and Mary A. Johnston
NEILL, Newton F and Virginia A. Marshall
PATTON, William and Margaret ?
PARIS, John and Nancy Morris
CAMBRELL, Thomas and Ruth Cole
Please let me know if mistakes are found on this page. I transcribed this information myself and sometimes spellings of names are hard to read.
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