Gibson County, Tennessee
Besides the Census records and the Court and Vital records of Gibson County, there are
a number of reference materials, primarily books and microfilm, that may be of interest to
you when searching for your ancestors. The reference material below is not meant to be an
exhaustive list; however, if you know of additional materials that would be of interest to
others, please contact Vicki
If you are interested in this material, check your local library. If they don't have it, have them contact the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) for a possible library-to-library loan. The TSLA can be contacted via the web.
"The Honor Roll, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA, 1917-1918-1919" by Mrs. G. B. Hargrove of Eaton, TN, 1920 (LCCN: 21-400). Also titled "With the Colors From Gibson Co. 1917-18-19". The images and transcription are all on line. Click HERE!
"A History of Skullbone (Old North Gibson), Tennessee" by Ernest Ray Pounds, 1980 (LCCN: 83-114470).
"A Pictorial History of Kimball, Later to Become Known As Bradford, Tennessee" by Ernest Ray Pounds, 1981.
"Gibson County, Tennessee (Illustrated)" published by the Business People of Gibson County in 1901.
"Gibson County, Tennessee: A Pictorial History" 1994 (LCCN: 94-61036)
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"Families and History of Gibson County, Tennessee to 1989" by Lee-Davis U.D.C. Historical Society, 1989 (LCCN: 89-51254).
"Gibson County Past and Present" by Frederick M. Culp and Mrs. Robert E. Ross, 1961.
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"A History of Old Gibson Primitive Baptist Church" by Frederick M. Culp, 1956.
"Good Times, Good People, Goodluck. Including Lynn Point" by Linda Bobo Davis
"Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Gibson County,
Tennessee Free Population Schedules" Transcribed by Mrs. V. K. Carpenter, 1970
"North Carolina Land Grants in the Western District (Tennessee), Most Particularly Gibson and Surrounding Counties" by Emily B. Walker (Two Volumes) 1987 (LCCN: 88-127168).
"Cemetery Records of Northern Gibson County, Tennessee" by Emily B. Walker (Two Volumes) 1985.
"Gibson County, Tennessee Vital Statistics" by Emily B. Walker (Births & Marriages around 1881), 1987.
"Gibson County, Tennessee Tax Lists" by Emily B. Walker 1988 (LCCN: 89-136123).
"Gibson County, Tennessee Landowners, 1877" compiled and indexed by Emily B. Walker, 1986 (LCCN: 13-281100).
"Gibson County, Tennessee, Bond and Will Books 1824-1841" by Emily B. Walker, 1986 (LCCN: 86-151507).
"Gibson County, Tennessee Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions" by Emily B. Walker, 1987.
"Gibson County, Tennessee, Newspaper Historical and Genealogical Extracts" by Emily B. Walker, 1986 (LCCN: 86-151495).
"Gibson County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1860-1888" by M. L. Gossum and Emily B. Walker, 1984 (LCCN: 84-195897)
"Marriages of Gibson County, Tennessee, 1824-1860" compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley, 1982 (LCCN: 82-80150).
"1877 Gibson County, Land Ownership Maps" (2 on Microfiche) Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
"Gibson-Crockett, A Joint Heritage" by Tony Hays, 1986.
"Gibson County Death Records" Compiled by Tony Hays, 1987.
"Gibson County Records, 1824-1846" compiled by Tony Hays, 1986.
"Humboldt Industrial Survey" by Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, 1938
"Four Score and Four: Life in Tennessee" by Charles C. Alexander, 1994
"Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt, Tennessee" by Clement-Scott Chapter, DAR, 1976
"Laws and Ordinances of the Town of Humboldt, Gibson County, Tenn." Arthur S. Jessop, Printer, 1892.
"Humboldt, Past Present and Future" by Charles Wesley Rooks and the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce (Pamphlet handed out as a souvenir for visitors to the Sept 12th, 1925 "Humboldt Day" celebration), 1925.
"Rutherford Revisited" available at Rutherford City Hall, P.O. Box E, Rutherford, TN 38369. (901)-665-7166
"Index and Analysis of the Register of Colored Marriages Performed at the Freedman's Bureau in Trenton (Gibson County) Tennessee, 1865-1866" by Sandra G. Craighead, 1995. (on line)
"Dyer Co., Gibson Co., Lake Co., Obion Co., Weakley Co., Tennessee: Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-One Years of Age and Upward - 1891" compiled and indexed by Sue S. Reed, 1990.
"Genesis in Virginia - Volume 2" by Christine Rogers Rice, 1994. Family History of ROGERS, CREWS, WILLIAMS and MEALS families.
"The Family of Liberty Anderson Noel & Elizabeth Grissom Noel, Gibson County, Tennessee" by Betty Key, 1978. Family History of NOELS and allied families of KEY, ALFORD, SHUMATE, FELTS, THOMPSON, MEALER, RAGSDALE, CARPENTER, McGUIRE, COTHRAN, BROWN, BRIDGES, MITCHELL, RHODES, REED, DUNEGAN, WALLS, NEAL, HALLIBURTON, DODD, COWELL, & FOSHEE.
"Alvin King, His Ancestors And Descendants, 1630-1996" by Allene Hill and Juanita Lowrance, 1996. Allied names include, but not limited to: ALEXANDER, BARRON, BECTON, BELL, BOYETTE, CALLOWAY, CARROLL, CASEY, CLARK, COOPER, CORLEY, CROSS, CROUSE, CROWDER, DICKSON, DREWRY, FLOWERS, GARRETT, HALL, HANKS, HOUSTON, HOWELL, JACKSON, LANNOM, LOWE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, OATES, PROCTOR, REYNOLDS, SMITH, SNELL, STROUD, TAYLOR, TINKLE, WARREN, WHITLEY, WHITNEY, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT & WYATT.
"Nutt/McNutt - Decendants of David Nutt of Orange County, North Carolina" by Robert H. and Christine Damon, 1994. Allied names include: COOPER, GARNERS, HARPOOL, HENKLE, HONEYCUTT, HOPPING, KING, LANDERS, LOONEY, MACY, MARTIN, NICHOLS, OWENS, RISNER, ROBINSON, RUSSELL, SMITH & TRIMBLE.
"Letters From 'Verdant Plain' and Yorkville" (1829-1900) by Margaret Morrison McCorkle, 1984.
"The Luckey Family of Tennessee" by Ann Colvin Luckey, 1987.
"The Fabulous David Crockett: His Life and Times in Gibson County" by Ernest T. Thompson, 1956.
"Gibson County Sesquicentennial, 1823-1973" by the Gibson County Sesquicentennial Celebration Inc., 1973.
"Family Letters: Home Life in Carroll and Gibson Counties, Tennessee, 1868." by Mary U. Rothrock, West Tennessee Historical Society Papers 25 (1971): 107-34.
"Family Letters: Home Life in Gibson County, Tennessee, January-June, 1869." by Mary U. Rothrock, West Tennessee Historical Society Papers 26 (1972): 94-130.