Early History of Middle Tennessee
Early History of Middle Tennessee by Edward Albright originally published in 1909 is a must have resource for anyone whose family is originally from Tennessee, or for anyone with a passion for Tennessee history.
Mr. Albright’s own words from his preface:
“The history of Tennessee, and especially that of our own section of the State, was long sadly neglected, and it is now with the greatest difficulty that many of the isolated facts of tradition may be woven into a continuous thread of history. The failure of preceding generations to gather and record, first-handed, many of the stirring events of early times in the Cumberland Valley from those who participated in them, has increased the task of the historical writer of today.
Only one other attempt has been made to write a history of Middle Tennessee and that was by Col. A. W. Putnam, of Nashville, in 1859. From this work I have gathered much valuable information as well as from Carr’s Early Times, the histories of the State written by Judge Haywood, Dr. Ramsey, Mr. Phelan, Prof. McGee, Garrett and Goodpasture, and others. I am also indebted to Imlay’s Historical Works, Roosevelt’s Winning of the West, and Washington Irving’s account of Spanish travels.
Much of the latter-day traditions extant in both Sumner and Davidson Counties has been collected and harmonized and to the many sources from which this has been gathered I acknowledge myself indebted. Especially do I desire to express thanks to Dr. J. H. McNeilly, of Nashville, Dr. R. V. Foster, of Lebanon, and Col. Ruben T. Durrett, of Louisville, for the courtesies and help extended and many favors shown. Without the aid of these and of others who might be mentioned I should have fallen far short of the historical accuracy which I believe to be a
characteristic of the forthcoming work: For my own gratification as well as for that of coming generations, I have gathered the facts presented from every available source, and now give them to the public, trusting that they may both instruct and entertain, – Edward Albright.”
To help you see what is in this book, below is the list of illustrations and contents:
ILLUSTRATIONS PAGE Bledsoe's Lick 29 Bledsoe Monument 180 Blount, Gov. William 153 Hall, Gov. William 117 Hall Home, Old 128 Kizer Mound 7 Mansker, Kasper, Former Home 52 Mansker, Kasper and Wife, Graves of 54 Peyton, Bailie 122 Robertson, Gen. James 43 Rock Castle •. 104 Sevier, Gov. John 146 Spencer's Choice 35 Spencer's Tree 33 Trousdale, Gov. William 192 Winchester, Gen. James 150 CONTENTS PAGE Asher's Station, Attack on 79 Boone, Daniel 22 Big Game at French Lick 26 Bledsoe's Lick, Discovered 29 Bledsoe's Station, Attack on 139 Bledsoe, Col. Anthony, Death of 140 Bledsoe, Col. Isaac, Death of 179 Bledsoe's Fort Established 54 Blujfif Fort Established 49 Bluff Fort, Attack on 95 Brown Party, Massacre of 142 Buchanan's Station, Attack on 173 Blackmore, Maj. George D 197 Charleville, Charles ; 18 Cumberland River Named 19 Cumberland Settlement Begun 42 Clark, Gen. George Rogers 44 Clover Bottom Defeat 81 Craighead, Rev. Thomas B 117 Cold Water Expedition 131 Chota, The City of Refuge 158 Caney Fork, Battle of 170 Castleman's Raid 184 Congress Petitioned 186 Compact of Government 68 DeSoto, Ferdinand 12 DeMonbreun, Timothy 20 Donelson's Voyage 56 Donelson, Col. John, Death of 123 Defeated Creek Attack 120 Davidson County Established m Douglass, Col. Edward 125 Evans' Battalion 136 First Indian Settlers 9 First White Man Killed 26 2o6 CONTENTS PAGE First Indian Killed 31 First Corn Crop Raised ^2 First Wedding in Colony 88 First Census Taken 136 Fort Stanwix, Treaty of 40 Forts Located 50 Freeland's Station, Attack on 91 Greenfield Station, Attack on 182 Hunters and Traders 17 Hunting Ground. The 38 Henderson, Col. Richard 40 Hall, Maj. William 116 Hall Family, Massacre of 129 Indian Tribes, Locations 37 Indian Warfare, Beginning of 72 Jackson, Andrew 147 Kilgore's Station Broken Up 102 Licks, Their Formation 17 Lindsay, Isaac, and Party , 24 Long Hunters, The • : • • 25 Legislature Organized 201 Mound Builders 5 Mississippi River, Discovery of 14 Mansker. Kasper 51 Mansker's Party 28 Mansker's Lick Discovered 30 IMansker's Station, Attack on 79 Mero District i53 McGillivray, Alexander 156 Natchez, a Spanish Outpost 27 Nashborough 49 Nickajack Expedition 190 Ponce De Leon 12 Pioiningo. The Mountain Leader 93 Peyton. John 121 Robertson, Gen. James 46 Ren f roe Stationers. Massacre of 77 Rogan, Hugh 86 Spanish Adventures 12 Shawnees, The 9 Scraggins, Henry, and Party 23 Stone's River Named 24 Station Camp Established 28 Spencer, Thomas Sharp, Adventures of 31 Spencer, Thomas Sharp, Death of ;^7 Sycamore Shoals, Treaty of 41 Settlers, Arrival of, at French Lick 4S Smith, Gen. Daniel 103 Sumner County Established 124 Sumner County Forts Established 159 3evier, Col. John 145 Sevier, Col. Valentine 164 Sevier's Station, Attack on 198 Transylvania Company, The 41 Tennessee County Established 142 Tennessee Admitted to the Union 202 Territorial Assembly Meets 185 Walker, Dr. Thomas and Party 19 Wallen's Company 22 White's Creek, Battle of 113 Winchester, Gen. James 151 Zigier's Station, Attack on 167 BUY THIS BOOK