Submitted by Sherie Corbett
Whitten/Whitton Gibson was Born abt 1848/49 and died abt 1900.
Whitten/Whitton was the s/o Jesse & Nila/Niela Gibson .
He first married Hila Ann Johnson. His second wife was
Martha "Patsy" Collins was the d/o Perry Collins & Anna Bolin/Bowlin,
Larkin the s/o David & Rebecca Gibson.
he was widowed and was 27 she was single and 19. Whitten is also on the
1891 voters list of Hancock Co Tn Dist. 11. They are also in the
1900 Hancock Census Whitton
Alabama Gibson 1-1877
The notes you are about to read came from the Groshe & Rev. Taylor papers of
some errors but these two did a wonderful job of research.
In the Appendix A # 20
Notes on Whitten Gibson
#20. Lucas and Tilman Collins and Whitten Gibson were is an election day
fight on Mulberry Gap ? About 1900? Lucas and Tilman were killed, Whitten
died of his wounds later. Tilman and a man named Lamb, seemed to have killed
each other. Wiley Brewer and Will Brewer were tried for this killing but were
cleared. Some of the Collins folks from Mulberry Gap way laid the Brewer boys
and shot them down. Wiley got well but Will Brewer died. Ardell and Pettybone
Collins served time in the pen for this killing.
Whitten Gibson, who died of Wounds or hurt in the election day had a fight with
Noah Collins, son of Batie & Cynthia.(notes states) when he was a boy,
"Aunt Cynthia" Noah's mother was angry got a pot-leg for a slug and Shot Whitton Gibson.
Afterwards she felt sorry and nursed Whitten carefully till he got well.
Another set notes on this in the Groshe Taylor papers.Batie "ran" a still for
many years, but was pardoned about 1885-90. Aunt Cynthia, his wife, shot Revenue
Officer Whitten Gibson, in the leg with a Pot-Leg for a slug, She nursed him tho, after
he was sick. Later Whitten was killed in a Election fight on Mulberry Gap.
There is other notes that I have also on Whitten he was said to have has a Wooden leg
as a result of this shot. Also the Election daya fight, he went to a house and the they
opened fire on the house it was said that no one in the house lived.???? Another part
of the Groshe papers.If this is true on my last notes here the whole house was shot up
and no one lived it is possible
On Batey Collins
U.S. District Court, Knoxville Tenn. Us vs Batey Collins Violation of
Internal Revenue Laws. #3550
#6138 7-1882 costs; 7-1885 B5 p126 -cost