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.


2020 was a difficult year for all, but in attempting to return to normal, we have planned the 2021 annual meeting for Saturday, June 12th at 11:00 AM at the homestead. In case of bad weather, due to parking, we will meet at Clapp's Chapel United Methodist Church, which is 300 feet east of the home.

Hopefully, most of us have been vaccinated by now, but masks are still welcome. Please bring a covered dish for the meal immediately following the meeting and a chair. We will have live string music before the meeting too.

Come celebrate the long history of the Gibbs family from their journey from Europe to Tennessee and beyond, including fighting for our country in every war since the Revolutionary War. We will be welcoming new members that have been added since 2019 and encourage you to bring any updates you may have on your lineage.

Our thanks go to the Emory Road Chapter of the DAR for sponsoring us for a grant to make necessary repairs on the house--a new cedar shake roof, extending the eaves to protect the logs, repairing the chimney and making foundation repairs. Repairs are an ongoing expense that your dues help maintain.

The individual dues are still $2S per year or $40 for a family membership. You may pay at the meeting or if you are unable to attend this year, please send your check in the enclosed envelope to Ms. Sonja Collins, 9822 Emory Road NE, Corryton, TN 37721-3001. Please include your email address on the check.

We still have reprints of "Nicholas Gibbs and his Descendants 1733-1977" available for $50 at the meeting or $60 by mail. You can support your society financially by making tax deductible gifts throughout the year to help us maintain this 228-year-old house of our ancestor. Again, any additional information you can gather on your family can be added to any future book.

We look forward to seeing you on June 12th. The homestead is located at 7633 East Emory Road, Corryton, TN 37721.

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.