New 195 Page Booklet. Early days in Hancock County, IN, are recalled through the biographies of numerous early residents in this booklet, comprised of excerpts from the rare 1895 book: The Pioneer compiled by Samuel Harden, and Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State, a 1941 WPA publication. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Past and present communities in this southwest Indiana county include: Blue River Township, Brandywine Township, Brown Township, Buck Creek Township, Center Township, Charlottesville, Cumberland (part), Finly, Fortville, Green Township, Greenfield (County Seat), Jackson Township, Maxwell, McCordsville, New Palestine, Shirley (part), Spring Lake, Sugar Creek Township, Vernon Township, Wilkinson, and Willow Branch. (Some may not be mentioned in the booklet.) This booklet is a goldmine of information for genealogy seekers, as it is filled with biographies of persons who lived in the county in the 1890s, often giving the names of parents, spouse, in-laws, children, siblings, etc., as well as military service, politics, residence and occupation. The bios include Wesley Williams Sr., Joseph Wright, Henry Wilson, John Forgey, John Service, Ila Steele, Obediah Harvey, Abner Smith, John Crist, John Addison, Edward Barrett, Juda Babcock, George Parker, James Braddock, David Caudell, Matthew Johns, Andrew Fink, Benjamin Elliott, John White, John Q. White, William Milburn, Edward Scott, Alfred Potts, Benjamin Wilson, Casper Herr, Ira Collins, Joseph Leakey, Oliver Collins, Wm. Collins, Benton Barrett, Aquilla Grist, Wesley Catt, Wm. Collins Sr., Andrew Yetter, Wm. Hayes, John Murphy, Joel Manning, Elias McCord, John White, John Jackson Sr., Jesse Collins, Robert Collins, F. M. Johnson, Wm. Garriott, Wellington Collyer, Henry Gipe, Dr. Wm. Justice, John Justice, Joel Cook Family, Benjamin Cook, Stephen Jackson, John Heim, Wm. Scotton, Wm. Caldwell, Wm. Dunn, Joseph Clayton, H.C. Johnson, the Braddock family, Wm. Potts, the Meek family, James Thomas, David Thomas, John Green, Wm. Watts, Joshua Lynam, John Collins, Thomas Williams, Daniel Lee, John Cummins, David Huston, Peter Blake, Milton Masters, Elijah Cooper, Seth Walker, John Culp, Adam Brown, John Quinlin, S.A. Troy, Jordan Lacey, B.W. Cooper, the Mingle family, the Mints brothers, S. B. McCrillus, Al Brandenburg, Charles Pratt, E.M. Riggs, John Barner, R. D. Hanna, Charles Titus, Miles Walker, the Seward family, J. Parks McCord, J. Crouch Kennedy, Washington Sparks, George Scott, John Wales, Charles Offutt, Francis Sanford, Josephus Bills, Joshua Shelby, Wm. Mitchell, Robert Barnard, James Larrimore, Milton Addison, Wm. Pauley, Franklin Bridges, J. K. Henby, Nelson Bradley, Morgan Chandler, the Curry family, John Binford, T. H. Kuhn, Tremillius Jackson, W. R. Jones, Charles Downing, and David Gooding. Besides the biographies, there are three sections of names: a long list of past residents the author recalls, just about anyone connected with pre-1895 Hancock Lodge #101 F. and A.M., and finally early residents who are "Gone but Not Forgotten." The history of the county is found in bits and pieces within the biographies. In the brief WPA section the county's early claims to fame are noted: Greenfield is the birthplace of the poet James Whitcomb Riley and Joseph Chapman, a Greenfield politician, was influential in the presidential campaign of 1840.