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Gibson County Tennessee Archives

Historical Records
Description Date Submitter
1824 Gibson County Formation Court Minutes Part 1 Jan 2004 Dixie McMillen
1824 Gibson County Formation Court Minutes Part 2 Jan 2004 Dixie McMillen
Gibson County Illustrated by W.P. Greene 1901 Text Sep 2001 Gibson Co. Volunteers
Gibson County Illustrated 1901 Photo Index Sep 2001 Vicki Shaffer
Gibson County Sesquicentennial Coin Aug 2009 Laura Easley
Lyon, Mollie Rhea Poe Letter 1880 Sep 2000 Wm. Derrel Lyon
Lyon, Mollie Rhea Poe Letter 1892 Sep 2000 Wm. Derrel Lyon
Mayfield, Fidelia Diary 1891 - 1895 Oct 2001 John A. Scruggs
Poe, Addie Letter 1884 Sep 2000 Wm. Derrel Lyon
Poe, Nannie Letter 1884 Sep 2000 Wm. Derrel Lyon
Skullbonia Interviews Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer & Dixie Wright

Skullbonia Interviews

C. Reid DOWLAND, in the later part of 1940's and into the 1950's went around the Southern Part of Weakley...Greenfield area -  over to McKenzie area of Carroll County, and around the Skullbone community of Gibson County interviewing some of the old timers of the day. He intended to write a book with the interviews but died before it could be published.

Many of the folks were born around the end of the Civil War.& The following interviews are from his unpublished papers located at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogy Library, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee, Jere Cox, Administrator.  They give us a glimpse into what life was like in Skullbonia in years past and also stories about some of it's more colorful citizens. Some of the language used is a little rough, please keep in mind this was language of the time.

A portion of the material presented here may contain information, racial slurs, or bigoted remarks that some people will find offensive.   We do not condone nor agree with the prejudiced attitudes toward racial minorities that fostered the offensive material.& Rather, it is provided in hopes that it will provide insight into the history of the era and a better understanding of the people living when these interviews were made.

Skullbonia Interviews
Description Date Submitter

Introduction to Skullbonia Interviews

Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer
Who's Who in Skullbonia Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer
The History of Skullbonia Jun 2002 Dixie Lea Wright
Native Skullbonians Prominent Citizens Jun 2002 Dixie Lea Wright
Dowland Reunion 1961 Jun 2002 Dixie Lea Wright
The Establishment of the Post Office Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer
Uncle Green Smith Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer
Rebecca Jones Interview Gann, TN Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer
Walnut Grove Meeting House (bef 1873) Jun 2002 Vicki Shaffer

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