Welcome to the Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society of Tennessee
Genealogical Web Site
for descendants of
Revolutionary War Veteran Nicholas Gibbs

Nicholas Gibbs Home in Knox County, TN

The Nicholas Gibbs Homeplace in Knox County, Tennessee
Built in 1793, it is one of the oldest structures in the state that still stands on its original site.


After much discussion and consideration of the dangers of Covid 19, we have decided in the interest of health and safety to cancel this year's annual meeting. This is the first time in over 50 years that we have not had an annual meeting, so next year we look forward to a large gathering.

We still have lots going on here at the homestead. We have applied for and hope to obtain a grant to extend the roof eaves out past the logs, as they were originally, to protect them and the chinking. We need to have the chimney realigned as well.

Those of you who attended last year's meeting will remember that we asked for any new information you may have found on your family tree. This will include any additions since 1977 when the "Book" was published. As far as the book, "Nicholas Gibbs and His Descendants 1733-1977" is concerned, it has been out of print since 1977. Last year we had soft bound copies reprinted and they are available for $60.00 each, including shipping. We also have t-shirts for $20 ea. or $22 for 2XL, plus $3.00 ea. for shipping.

In addition to this, it is time to pay dues. They are $25 per year for an individual and $40 per year for a family. Also, encourage your children, grandchildren, siblings, etc. to join and become interested and active members of NGHS. Younger members are needed for future growth of the Society. We are in desperate need of your continued support to keep this unique house in good repair. Please make your check payable to NGHS and mail to: Ms. Sonja Collins, 9822 Emory Road NE, Corryton, TN 37721-3001. Please include your email address on your check if you haven't already.

It takes a large amount of funds to keep the house and grounds in good condition and there are only some 300 of us nationwide to accomplish this, so please be generous and give all you are comfortable with. We hope to see you next year!

Now you can friend Nicholas Gibbs on Facebook! Click here to see info, photos, and add your comments. Can you imagine what Nicholas Gibbs would think about this wonderful technology and how it has enabled his descendents to stay in contact? Incredible!

To contact the Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society, call President Joe Longmire at 865-898-9097.