Tennessee 1795 State Government
- State Government (Territory)
- State Government
- Tennessee 1795 State Government
- First Ballot
- State Government/State Government
- yea, nay
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"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."
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.
"Jefferson County...includes Cocke County up until Cocke is formed." Ramsey, 648.
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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