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David Tibbs (#47140554)
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Bio Photo My wife and I are Researching my Tibbs family history Ky. and TN., We came across Find A Grave and was able to find quite a few grave sites of my ancestors. If you think your related or have any information, please contact me.It started with an 1820 census of Smith County, Tennessee that has Tibbs households. Their exact connections is still unknown, but it is probable they were related. It listed the following Tibbs. *Note birth dates are approximate, taken from census data. Anderson Tibbs b. 1790John Tibbs b.1770-1780Thomas Tibbs b.1790William Tibbs b. 1775The earliest records, in Tennessee, we have found prior to 1820 is for Anderson Tibbs land records in 1816, Overton Co. Tn. & Thomas Tibbs in 1817 Smith Co. Later census indicate the early Tibbs were from Virginia. My known direct line starts with Drury Tibbs who first appears in the 1840 De Kalb County, Tennessee Census as head of household. He is probably one of the children listed in one of the above households. We believe Drury might be the son of John Tibbs due to ages and other family information that has been gathered through me and a few other relatives known. I, myself, have been displaced from the family for many years and have only recently re-established contact with a few. Including a cousin (Merritt, yet to be connected) who is working on the same lines.The oldest records we have for Drury is 1831, a Drew Tibbs was named in a land survey and in an 1832, survey for him purchasing land. Same person? Both of these were in White, Co. Tn. There is a Tibbs Hollow located in White, but it is unclear who it was named for. Names associated with the early Tibbs surround this area. Drury & family moved to Warren County, Kentucky between 1861-1865. Tibbs have lived in that area a long time prior to then. The reason for the move is unknown, were there already Tibbs family living there?Surnames associated with Tibbs (connected and yet to be) are: Hendrick, Harris, Howell, Vickers, Merritt, LaFever, Grimes, Welch, Whitaker, Loafman, Justice and more.Places Ky: Bowling Green, Sunnyside, Goshen, Boiling Springs and more. Counties in Tn, Smith, White, DeKalb primarily.These counties all formed from each other and border disputes were common. Prior to statehood in 1796, Tennessee was part of North Carolina and Indian Territory. Parts of East Tennessee even tried to create a new state named Franklin.But enough of the history lesson. Please have a look at some of the people and places. Thanks to everyone for your contributions of images and information! If you are a family member of one of the memorials I manage and wish to have it transfered to you please ask. In most cases it shouldn't be a problem.
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Judy Thornell
I am doing research for a friend Scott Miller. His mother was Sharon Tibbs directly descended to the Tibbs that you are tracing. He doesn't have an e-mail address. He says he has pictures and would like to have you contact him. Send reply to and I will give you his contact info.
Added by Judy Thornell on Mar 04, 2015 6:56 AM
Silbert Hartis
RE: Vade E Loafman
Check out the Loafmans in Thomas Cemetery, Warren Co Ky
Added by Silbert Hartis on Jul 29, 2013 8:31 AM
Silbert Hartis
I just posted some Tibbs in the Thomas Cemetery in Warren Co Ky. Check it out you may be connected
Added by Silbert Hartis on Jul 29, 2013 8:17 AM
Silbert Hartis
RE: Family Grave Photos
Always glad to see a plan come together
Added by Silbert Hartis on Jul 29, 2013 8:15 AM
Eddy Wright
Plot record of Nance Springs Cemetery
I was wondering if you may know who would have the plot record of Nance Springs Cemetery. I requested a photo and you were not able to find a headstone. I would like to find the plots so that I may replace the headstone.


Added by Eddy Wright on Aug 12, 2011 8:51 AM
Ashley (Killian) OBeck
J. Youngblood
Thanks for searching Resaca. I was hoping he would have a marker. Oh well!
Added by Ashley (Killian) OBeck on Jan 02, 2011 3:37 PM
Karen Hix
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Thank you for searching for the Stewarts.
I really apprecite your time and effort.
May God bless you and your family.

Thank you.
Karen Stewart Hix
Added by Karen Hix on Oct 31, 2010 8:30 PM
jo buis
Corinth Cemetery
Thank you for the photos of the headstone for Timms
Added by jo buis on Aug 21, 2010 1:49 PM
Re: Dulcie & G. W. White

Thank you so very much for this photograph of their tombstone. I thought I might find the complete dod for Dulcie. I wonder why poor G. W.'s dod was never added. Always another mystery.

Again,Thank you for your contributions to Find A Grave.

Added by Winnette on Jul 31, 2010 9:24 AM
Karen Hix
Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Thank you so much for going back and getting the Fox and Stewart photos. I have been able to fill in a lot of the missing blanks of my genealogy research. I appreciate this so much. May God bless you and your family. Karen
Added by Karen Hix on Jul 08, 2009 2:09 PM
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