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Making Do Without the 1890 Census


Except for a few counties, entire census of 1890 burned and it is often more difficult to trace our families during the 20 year span between 1880 - 1900. In an attempt to cover the "lost" 20 years between 1880 and 1900, some lists are available and will be posted.


1888 Voters List

This list was submitted by Ruby Coleman. The article mentions "Veterans", which may be a bit misleading. Some weren't veterans of a war and the term "veterans" may have also referred to their age - meaning they were over 21 in 1840.

If your ancestor is on the list, you'll know who he voted for in 1840 and 1888. Also, if you don't know just when an ancestor died, this list might help. For instance K. Elliott (Kincheon Elliott) is listed here, but not in the 1891 list of men over the age of 21, which will soon be posted. So presumably Kincheon died between 1888 and 1891. Also soon to be posted, is the 1890 Union Veterans list, which will include widows.


The following names and locations are taken from The Tomahawk, Mountain City, Tennessee, 28 September 1888. The title of the listing was "The Veterans of 1840 Who Will Vote the Ticket in 1888." Those in Johnson County who voted for "Old Tippecanoe" in 1840 and expect to vote for Gen. Harrison in the coming election of '88.

Roll of Honor

  1. Col. G. Gregory - Mountain City
  2. J.C. Robinson - Laurel Bloomery
  3. James Powell - Shouns X Roads
  4. A.W. Wagner - Furance
  5. J.C. Main - Shouns X Roads
  6. Stephen Williams - Shouns X Roads
  7. Moses Dison - Shouns X Roads
  8. H.P. Murphey - Mountain City
  9. Elijah Arnold - Mountain City
  10. Lewis Hascue - Mountain City
  11. Caleb Wills - Head of Laurel
  12. R.U. Gentry - Laurel Bloomery
  13. P.S. Gentry - Laurel Bloomery
  14. Alex. Ward - Laurel Bloomery
  15. H.H. Housley - Laurel Bloomery
  16. Wm. Arnold - Laurel Bloomery
  17. David Gilleland - Laurel Bloomery
  18. Robert Madron - Trade
  19. Col. Dan Slimp - Bakerıs Gap
  20. David Slimp - Bakerıs Gap
  21. H. Richardson - Mouth of Doe
  22. John Bailey - Mouth of Doe
  23. J.J. Shelly - Matney
  24. Jos. Gilbert - Matney
  25. Wayne Miller - Key Station
  26. K. Elliott - Key Station
  27. Jerry Cornutt - Key Station
  28. Lewis Greer - Key Station
  29. Allen Dotson - Key Station
  30. Andrew Potter - Osborne
  31. Richmond Roberts - Osborne
  32. H.H. McCoy - Osborne
  33. Godfrey Curd - Osborne
  34. David Curd - Osborne
  35. David Farmer - Osborne
  36. Andrew Forester - Vaughtsville
  37. Elias Swift - Little Doe
  38. David M. Stout - Little Doe
  39. R.L. Wilson - Bakerıs Gap
  40. W.E. Johnson - Mountain City
  41. Samuel Stout - Pandora
  42. P.E. Dugger - Stump Knob
  43. S.D. Clark - High Health
  44. Joshua Proffitt - High Health
  45. John H. Stout - Pandora
  46. Joseph Wagner - Vaughtsville
  47. Nathaniel Tester - Vaughtsville
  48. Wm. Patrick - Mountain City
  49. John L. Cable - Howardıs Iron Works
  50. Valentine Waller - Osborne
  51. John C. Main - Osborne
  52. David Bumgartner - Trade
  53. A.W. Dillen - Little Doe
  54. Joseph Robinson - Pandora


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