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Anthony Dibrell

Anthony Dibrell

4th Treasurer; Years Served: 1847–1855

Tennessee County of Residence: White

Place of Birth: Buckingham County, Virginia

Date of Birth: June 4, 1788

Date of Death: January 25, 1875

Political Affiliation: Whig

History

On June 4, 1788, Anthony Dibrell was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was the son of Charles and Martha (Burton) Dibrell. During the early 1800s, Treasurer Dibrell moved to White County, Tennessee and became involved in farming and trading in the Sparta, Tennessee area.

On June 4, 1788, Anthony Dibrell was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was the son of Charles and Martha (Burton) Dibrell. During the early 1800s, Treasurer Dibrell moved to White County, Tennessee and became involved in farming and trading in the Sparta, Tennessee area. On April 26, 1811, Treasurer Dibrell wed Mildred “Milly” Carter from Wayne County, Kentucky. The couple had ten children. Their names were George Gibbs, Montgomery, Elizabeth, Crockett, Joseph B., Lucinda, Sarah, William C., John Anthony, and Martha F. Dibrell.

In addition to farming and trading, Treasurer Dibrell became involved in other ventures in Sparta, Tennessee. During the early1800s, he was appointed as the receiver of state land office in Sparta. He also served as the clerk for the county court from 1814 to 1835. During the 1840s, Treasurer Dibrell became involved in state politics. In 1845, he was elected as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives 26th General Assembly. He served in the House of Representatives from 1845 to 1847 and represented White County. After serving in the House for two years, Treasurer Dibrell was elected to be the fourth State Treasurer of Tennessee. He served as State Treasurer from 1847 to 1855.

After completing his term as State Treasurer, Treasurer Dibrell returned to working in the Sparta area. From 1865 to 1867 he resumed his duties as clerk of the county court in White County. After serving the state and the White County area for many years, Treasurer Dibrell passed away on January 25, 1875. He was buried in the Old Sparta Cemetery in Sparta, Tennessee.

Reference: Robert M. McBride and Dan M. Robison, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Vol. I (Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1975); Jordan Dodd, Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 [database online] Provo, UT: USA: Ancestry.com; William S. Speer, Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans: Containing Biographies and Records of Many of the Families Who Have Attained Prominence in Tennessee (Nashville, TN: Albert B. Tavel, 1888); “Anthony Dibrell,” Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

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