Tennessee, Gibson County Voting Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Gibson, Tennessee, 
United States
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Location of Gibson County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type Voting Records
Collection years 1831-1900
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of election returns from Gibson County for the years 1825 to 1900.

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Collection Content[edit | edit source]

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in the registers includes:

  • Name of voter
  • Current address
  • Birthplace
  • Gender, age, and race of voter
  • Length of residence in state, in county, in precinct
  • Name of voting precinct
  • Is voter a naturalized citizen
  • Date of Registration
  • Signature of voter

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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