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 - Baker¹s Gap

  20. David Slimp - Baker¹s 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 - Baker¹s 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 - Howard¹s 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