Early days in Madison County, AR, are recalled in this 11" x 8.5" spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1889 book, Goodspeed's History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties, Arkansas. The 59-page booklet is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The first part of the booklet contains a brief history of the county: Boundaries, Topography; Early settlers (including an assessor's long list of names from 1839); County organization and early officials; Courts, courthouses and trials, Attorneys; County officials; Civil War days; Towns and Villages -- Huntsville, Kingston, Hindsville, St. Paul, Drake's Creek, Aurora, Marble and others; Schools, Churches, and other items of interest. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are fairly lengthy, and often include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Prof. W.C. Adair, Francis M Anderson, Gunter T. Berry, Joseph D. Bevers, Rev. Daniel Blevens, John H. Bohannan, Andrew J. Bolinger, David M. Boydstun, J.S. Brannon, Jesse C. Brashears, William R. Brashears, John Brewer, Joel N. Bunch, John A. Bunch, Henry H. Burge, James Wesley Burney, James Cain, Thomas H. Cartner, Daniel M. Cluck, William C. Cluck, Brantley B. Cluck, John D. Combs, Capt. Hiram Combs, Dr. William P. Dabney, Basil B. Davis, Dr. B.J. Disney, William Abraham Dotson, Rev. Felix G. Eubanks, Ellis Faubus, Catlett Fitch, William A. Gage, James Gilliland, W.M. Stotts, Green B. Gipson, Samuel B. Grigg, Judge Elias Harrell, James M. Hawkins, Dr. W.R. Hedgpeth, Dr. John P. Hight, James T. Holt, Thomas C. Jackson, Thomas M. Johnson, Col. James M. Johnson, Richmond Johnson, Major Francis M. Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, John Coleman Johnson, William N. Jones, John Kennan, William A. Kennan, Charles S. Keeney, Dr. Monroe Knight, thomas R. Lane, Capt. William R. Lawson, Rev. C.J. Long, Augustus Lowe, John McCracken, Joseph F. McGilliard, Elisha McGinnis, William Marrs, Dr. F.O. Massie, William H. Morgan, Hiram M. Moore, Frank Nance, John H. Ogden, John Olinger, George W. Phillips, William R. Phillips, Pleasant R. Phillips, Dr. J.E. Plummer, Dr. George N. Powell, George W. Prater, M.B. Presley, John F. Procter, Rev. Joel V. Roberts, William H. Roberts, Levi W. Routh, John P. Salyer, C.B. Sanders, John Sisemore, Capt. G.W.R. Smith, Andrew J. Spurlock, W.B. Sumner, Robert J. Taylor, Joseph Thomas Sr., A.L. Thompson, William Tucker, Christopher C. Vaughan, J.T. Walter, Allen W. Walker, Garret Williams, Samuel M. Welton, T.J. Withrow, Dr. William H. Young and Mark A. Youngman.