This Cherokee application of Jeff Gibson shows his father as TIRAH Gibson and mother is SALLY Coker
Here is the ORPHAN JEFFERSON GIBSON living with his GRANDPARENTS BRYSON AND FANNIE IN FLOYD COUNTY 1850
Here Jeff Gibson says his MOTHER DIED IN 1844 so she CANNOT be POLLY who is living after 1850 - he says he only had ONE SISTER and reports HIS GRANDPARENTS AS BRYSON AND FANNIE. Therefore the Tiry who married POLLY Coker is NOT son of Bryson and Fannie as Bryson surely would not have had TWO SONS NAMED TIRY.
This is death certificate of HARRISON Gibson whose father was TIRY Gibson and mother POLLY Coker. Note in the 1880 census below ALVIS is the BROTHER OF HARRISON -- since Alvis was born after Tiry died they are brothers by their MOTHER - POLLY Coker Gibson.
1840 Census Note; John Rains - his father Henry Rains - John Turner and Henry Gibson and Tyre Gibson at the bottom. Tyre is apparently newly married to Polly Coker, no children. These three made depositions to the pension application for Thomas Coker [see below]
1850 Census - Note #273 is JOHN RAINS AND #276 IS HENRY GIBSON the Mary is probably POLLY COKER widow of Henry’s son, TIRY GIBSON.
I believe the Harry H is Harrison, son of Polly, John is probably the brother to Harrison mentioned in news article as Henderson’s brother.
1860 Census - This is Widow Polly Coker Gibson with Green and Henderson - the last three, Sally, Nelson and Polly are RAINS, children of John Rains. Green and Henderson are born after Tiry died, he is not on the 1850 census.
The 1870 census shows that Polly Coker Gibson [Ranes] has married James Hazelwood. It would seem someone in that household told the census taker that Green, Henderson and Alvis’ father was a RANES and I believe that Alvis Gibson’s DNA does match the Ranes family.
And here in 1880 census we have HARRISON Gibson living with his BROTHER ALVIS and next door to his mother POLLY COKER GIBSON [RANES] HAZELWOOD [and Alvis]
AND LASTLY HERE IS THOMAS COKER PENSION APPLICATION WITH HENRY RAINS, FATHER OF JOHN RAINS, AND HENRY GIBSON AS WITNESS TO THE APPLICATION.
Thomas Coker Pension Application