State of
Tennessee
Wimberly Family in Tennessee
Military Reservation of Tennessee
     Tennessee was the western territory of North Carolina until Tennessee became a state on June 1, 1796. Land grants were issued to military veterans of the Revolutionary War and, later, to land speculators. The first and largest land grant area was the Military Reservation located on the North at the dividing line between Virginia (now Kentucky), west to the Tennessee River, south 55 miles and then east 130 miles.

    It was called the Military Reservation of 1783 and was the first major area of Tennessee to be settled west of the Cherokee Reservation at the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. Robertson, Sumner, Smith, Wayne, and other original counties were formed from this Reservation.

 
The 1820 US Census of Tennessee lists the following Wimberly/Wimberley families:
  1. Mark Wimberly, Sr., Blount County. Although Mark Wimberly is not listed in the official 1820 Federal Census, he is listed on the Blount County Tax list for the year 1805. The US Census of 1810 was the first for the State of Tennessee even though Tennessee became a state in 1796. Previously Tennessee was part of North Carolina (SW Territories). Blount County is located in the Cherokee Reservation land in the South East part of Tennessee.

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  3. George S. Wimberley, Robertson County, Unit 34, Married, one daughter under 10.
  4. George S. Wimberley, Sr., Robertson County, Unit 27, Married, one daughter under 10.
  5. Joseph Wimberley, II, Robertson County, Unit 2, Single.

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  7. Polly Wimberly, Smith County, Unit 96, one son under 10 (George Washington Wimberly), one son 10 to 16 years of age, (Thomas Jefferson Wimberly) one son 18 to 26 years of age (Elijah Wimberly), two daughters under 10, (Elizabeth & Milly Wimberly) one daughter 16 to 26 years of age (Susannah Wimberly), and Polly who was about 45 years of age. Lewis, her husband, died in 1817.

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  9. George Wimberley, Stewart County, Unit 112, Married.
  10. Levy Wimberly, Stewart County, Unit 112, Married, one son under 10, one son 16 to 18 years of age, one son 18 to 26 years of age, one male over 45 years of age, 2 daughters under 10 years of age, and one female over 45 years of age.

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  12. Malachi Wimberley, Wayne County, Unit 332, Married, one son under 10, one male over 45, one female 26 to 45 years of age. Malachi received 160 acres of land in Wayne County on May 7, 1823
In 1830, the United States Census reported the following Wimberlys living in Tennessee:
  1. Mark Wimberly, Sr., Blount County, Unit 266

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  3. John Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 57
  4. Lewis Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 59
  5. Noah Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 57
  6. William Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 57

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  8. Major Wimberly, Monroe County, Unit 130

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  10. Linchfield Wimberly, Perry County, Unit 243

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  12. George S. Wimberley, Robertson County, Unit 426
  13. Joseph Wimberley, Robertson County, Unit 425
  14. Robert Wimberley, Robertson County, Unit 393

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  16. James Wimberly, Stewart County, Unit 257
  17. Levy Wimberly, Stewart County, Unit 257
In 1840, the US Census reported the following Wimberlys living in Tennessee:
  1. Mark Wimberly, Sr., Blount County, Unit 75. Mark's son, Mark Wimberly, Jr., would have been 19 or 20 years old in 1840. He did not get married until 1842 and probably lived at home with his father until that date.

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  3. Isaac Wimberly, Cannon County, Unit 132
  4. Isaac Wimberly, Jr., Cannon County, Unit 132

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  6. James Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 476
  7. Joseph Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 473
  8. Lewis Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 435
  9. Noah Wimberly, Henry County, Unit 481

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  11. Jacob Wimberly, Marion County, Unit 274
  12. Linchfield Wimberly, Marion County, Unit 273

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  14. Major Wimberly, Monroe County, Unit 161

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  16. Joseph Wimberly, Robertson County, Unit 187

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  18. James Wimberly, Stewart County, Unit 32
In 1850, the US Census reported the following Wimberlys living in Tennessee:
  1. Mark Wimberly, Jr. 30, Adaline 25, Mary 7, Martin 5, Sarah 2, TN TN, Blount County 98-14
  2. Mark Wimberly, Sr. 74, Biddy 70, NC NC, Blount County 104-15

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  4. Hardy Wimberly 44, Nancy 40, Feriby A. 19, William A. 17, Marcy C. 14, Johnathan C. 12, Susan E. 10, James L. 8, Lydia 3, T T, Cannon County 350-748
  5. Isaac Wimberly 39, Elisabeth 34, John W. 17, Jonathan 16, Elisabeth 14, Caroline M. 12, George W. 8, James M. 4, Goodner A. 2, GA T, Cannon County 256-819
  6. Jonthan Wimberly 42, Susan 35, William 18, John Patton 21, Mary E. 15, Richard Brown 15, Unknown, T, Cannon County 79-793

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  8. Henry P. Wimberly, 24, Lucinda 17, Rebecca 1, TT, Henry County 38-586
  9. George W. Wimberly 19, Nancy 17, T T, Henry County 37-757
  10. Isaac Wimberly 35, Sarah 31, Mary E. 10, William M. 7, James H. 3, Nathan L. 1, Ky NC, Henry County 116-767
  11. Lewis Wimberly 42, Betheney 39, Melinda 17, Andrew J. 15, Benjamin F. 14, William Jasper 9, Frederick N. 8, Sarah H. 8, Araminta A. 4, James M. 1, Missouri M. T. Whitfield 19, SC T, Henry County 127-769
  12. Joseph Wimberly 45, Nelly 43, Duncan 17, Elizabeth 15, Henry P. 13, Sarah 12, Winny 10, Hannah 7, Catherine 4, KY NC, Henry County 93-765
  13. Sarah Wimberly 67, Nancy Smoot 47, Lewis 22, SC NC, Henry County 91-764
  14. John Wimberly 47, Jane 41, Noah 17, Hannah 15, Catharine 13, Susan 8, Jane 5, Isaac 5/12, SC NC, Henry County 38-757

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  16. William Wimberly, 22, Mary 19, Eliza 6/12, TT, Marion County 255-788
  17. Lynchfield Wimberly 52, Cancy 43, Milly 19, Claibourn 16, Nancy 13, Pearl 12, Unknown Unknown, Marion County 266-791

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  19. John Wimberly 22, Martha 21, T T, Monroe County 1080-154

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  21. George S. Wimberly 55, Judith P. 30, Augusta L. 25, Joseph W. 19, Margaret A. 15, Mary c. 12, Thomas 10, Elizabeth D. 5, George S. 1, Judith P. Kerce 8, Nannie L. 5, Lettice M. Fortsan 63, NC T, Montgomery County 624-353

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  23. Major Wimberly 44, Mary 39, William 22, John 19, Margaret 16, Mary Ann 15, Major H. 15, Hamilton 12, Mark 10, Marion 7, General 5, Richard 2, TN TN Polk County 650-474
  24. Enoch Wimberly 20, Mariah 19, Elvira J. 1, TN TN Polk County 648-474
  25. Jacob Wimberly 39, Elizabeth 29, Martha J. 12, James 7, Sarah E. 1/12, T T, Polk County 423-443

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  27. Joseph Wimberly 52, Robert H. 19, Richard P. King 55, NC T, Robertson County 1216-86. This is Joseph Wimberly, II (b. 1798 - d. Aft. 1850).

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  29. Joseph Wimberly 46, Martha 33, William 15, Robert Roberts 31, NC T, Stewart County 729-862. This Joseph Wimberly is the son of Levi and Mary Wimberly of Stewart County.
  30. Mary Wimberly 76, Penina King 55, NC NC Stewart County 681-858. This Mary is the widow of Levi Wimberly (b. Abt. 1773 - d, Aft. 1840). The other person, Penina King, is the widow of Henry King, Jr. Her maiden name was Wimberly.

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