Tennessee 1795 State Government

Office:
State Government (Territory)
Title:
State Government
Jurisdiction:
Territory
Label:
Tennessee 1795 State Government
Date:
1795
State:
Tennessee
Type:
General
Iteration:
First Ballot
Office/Role:
State Government/State Government
Candidates:
yea, nay
Candidates: yeanay
Affiliation:
Final Result: [1][2]65042562
Blount County47616
Davidson County96517
Greene County560495
Hawkins County1651534
Jefferson County[3]714316
Knox County1100128
Sevier County26155
Sullivan County715125
Sumner County--
Tennessee County58231
Washington County873145

Notes:

[1]"From this enumeration it appears, that more than one-third of the voters in the Territory, were opposed to the formation of the State Government."See J.G.M.Ramsey's The Annals of Tennessee to the end of of the Eighteenth Century. Ramsay includes the following figures for the voters of 1795: "16179 free white males, 16 years and upwards, including heads of families; 19944 free white males under 16 years; 29554 free white females, including heads of families; 973 all other free persons; and 10613 slaves."
[2]During the enumeration to ascertain whether Tennessee had the required population of 60,000 to apply for statehood, this vote was taken on the decision of whether to attempt to form a state government.
[3]"Jefferson County...includes Cocke County up until Cocke is formed." Ramsey, 648.

References:

Heiskell, S. G. Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History. Nashville: Ambrose Printing, 1918.
O'Dell, Ruth. Over the Misty Blue Hills: The Story of Cocke County, Tennessee. Easley, SC: Southern Press, 1982.
Ramsey, J.G.M. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and, 1853.

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