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
William W. Craig
Isham F. Davis
John D. Love
John J. Lane
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 BELEW, Samuel BELL, William N. and Katherine Blackmore Bell BERRY, John C. and NancyB. Ramsey Berry BIGGS, Luke 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 HOWELL, Jethro 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 McCASLIN, William 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 ROSSON, Joseph 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 WILSON, James 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 CUSTER, Joseph 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
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