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Gibson County

Gibson County

Gibson County was formed in 1823 from Indian lands
(Private Acts of Tennessee 1823, Chapter 111).

The county seat is Trenton.

There was a fire at the Gibson County courthouse in 1941.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Families and History of Gibson County, Tennessee to 1989 (Lee-Davis U.D.C. Historical Society, 1989) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, Past and Present : The First General History of one of West Tennessee's Pivotal Counties (Culp & Ross, 1996) [name index]*
  • Gibson County Sesquicentennial, 1823-1973 : Celebrating its 150th Anniversary (1973)*
  • Gibson County, Tennessee (illustrated) A Series of Pen and Picture Sketches (Greene, 1901) [partial index]
  • Gibson County, Tennessee : A Pictorial History (1994)*
  • History of Skullbone (Old North Gibson), Tennessee (Pounds, 1980)*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Times to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley and Lake Counties (Goodspeed, 1978) [name index]
  • Humboldt, Tennessee : A Pictorial History (Harris, Fisher and Pyron)*
  • In and Around Rutherford (Jackson and Sloan, 1986)
  • Neboville, Riverside, Hooten, Midway community and family history [2 vols.] (Putman, 2000?) [name index]*
  • Tennessee, Gibson County : Capt. King's Diary, 1865 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Tennessee's Last Kingdom, Skullbone, Tennessee, Celebrating 100 years, 1898-1998 (Pounds, 1998)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Gibson  County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • Cemetery Records of Northern Gibson County, Tennessee (Walker, 1985) [surname index]*
  • Cemetery Records of Southern Gibson County, Tennessee (Cox & Walker, 2009?) [surname index]
  • Deed Book ... Gibson County, Tennessee [Vol. 1, Book A, 1819-1829; Vol. 2, Book B, 1829-1831 & Deed book C, 1831-1834 ] (Crumpton, 2000) [name index]
  • Dyer Co., Tennessee, Gibson Co., Tennessee, Lake Co., Tennessee, Obion Co., Tennessee, Weakley Co., Tennessee : Enumeration of Male Inhabitants [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed,1990) [name index]
  • Genealogical Abstracts From Early Land, Chancery and Other Records of Gibson County, Tennessee (Smith, 1998) [surname index]
  • Gibson-Crockett, a Joint Heritage (Hays, 1986) [name index]*
  • Gibson County Death Records [from county court minutes 1843-1860] (Hays, 1987) [alphabetical listing]
  • Gibson County Marriage Records, 1824-1950 : Alphabetical Listings by Bride and Groom (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1997?) [alphabetical by bride and groom]
  • Gibson County Records, 1824-1846 (Hays, 1986) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, Tennessee Bond and Will Books (Walker, 1986) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Minutes, Book A, 1834-47 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Gibson County, Tennessee, Circuit Court Minute Book A, 1824-32 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • *Gibson County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, Book A, 1824-28 (WPA, 1940)
  • Gibson County, Tennessee Landowners, 1877 (Walker, 1986) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, Tennessee Marriage Records [Vol. A June 1860 - Nov 1870; Vol. B Nov 1870 - Feb 1878; Vol. C Feb 1878 - May 1888] (Walker, 1984-) [alphabetical by groom; also includes surname index]
  • Gibson County, Tennessee Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [Jan 4, 1824 - Sept 4, 1828] (Walker, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, Tennessee, Newspaper Historical and Genealogical Extracts [5 vols.] (Walker, 1986) [surname index]
  • Gibson County, Tennessee, Tax Lists [vol. 1 1824-1829; vol 2 1830-1832.] (Walker, 1988) [surname index]
  • Gibson County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics : Marriages, May 12, 1881-March 3, 1883 : Births, April 1, 1881-September 30, 1881 (Walker, 1987) [surname index]*
  • Gibson County, TN Deeds [Apr 1819-Dec 1834] (Hutchings, 2002-) [name index]*
  • Honor Roll, Gibson County, Tennessee, U. S. A., 1917-1918-1919 (1920)*
  • Index and Analysis of the Register of Colored Marriages Performed at the Freedmen's Bureau in Trenton (Gibson County) Tennessee, 1865-1866 (Craighead, 1995)*
  • Marriages of Gibson County, Tennessee, 1824-1860 (Whitley, 1982) [name index]*
  • North Carolina Land Grants in the Western District (Tennessee), Most Particularly Gibson and Surrounding Counties : Volumes A-B, 1788-1796 (Walker, 1987) [name index]*
  • Private Acts of Gibson County (Wiggins & Graham, 1994)
  • Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt, Tennessee : A Listing of All Marked Graves, 1868-1974 (Daughters of the American Revolution, 1976?) [name index]
  • Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Gibson County, Tennessee Free Population Schedules (Carpenter, 1970) [surname index]*
  • Tennessee, Gibson County, Wills & Bonds, Book no. 1, 1825-1833 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Tennessee, Records of Gibson County, Marriage License and Bonds, 1824-1860 (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Tombstone Inscriptions From Black Cemeteries in Gibson County, Tennessee (Smith, 1999) [surname index]
  • Wills and Bonds Book "D", 1846-1852 (WPA, 1940)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Gibson County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.    

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1824
  • wills from 1824
  • deeds from 1819
  • chancery court minutes from 1834
  • county court minutes from 1824
  • circuit court minutes from 1824
  • tax books from 1833

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Index to Deeds -- 1829-1880  (#67, 1 reel)*
  • Inventory of Estates -- 1836-1872  (#39, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1824-1833 & 1834-1843 (A-B) (#126, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1834-1843 (B-H)  (#127, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1834-1843 (I-W)  (#128, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1834-1843 (W-Z); 1844-1853 (A-F)  (#129, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1844-1853 (F-P)  (#130, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1844-1853 (P-Z); 1854-1863 (A)  (#131, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1854-1863 (A-F)  (#132, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1854-1863 (F-M)  (#133, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1854-1863 (M-W)  (#134, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Bonds -- 1854-1863 (W-Z)  (#135, 1 reel)*
  • Will Books -- 1824-1846  (#64, 1 reel)*
  • Will Books -- 1846-1862  (#65, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Gibson County  (Record Group #107, Roll 21,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minute Book A (1824-1828),  Circuit Court Minute Book A (1824-1832),  Chancery Court Minute Book A, Pts. 1-3 (1834-1847),  Wills & Bonds, Book 1 (1825-1833),  Title, Bonds & Will Book 3 (1833-1841),  Wills & Bonds Book D (1846-1852),  Marriage Licenses & Bonds (1824-1860) and Captain Kin's Diary (1865).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Bradford,  Dyer,  Humboldt,  Milan,  Rutherford and Trenton.  Scattered early issues are available from 1837, and a complete run begins in 1936.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site.  

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Gibson County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Gibson County census records in book form:  1850*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GIBSON COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated March 2, 2011

 

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