Early days in Madison County, IN, are recalled through the biographies of numerous early residents, in this NEW 251-page 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 central Indiana county include: Adams Township, Alexandria, Anderson (part) (County Seat), Boone Township, Chesterfield (part), Country Club Heights, Duck Creek Township. Edgewood, Elwood (part), Fall Creek Township, Frankton (part), Green Township, Ingalls, Jackson Township, Lafayette Township, Lapel, Markleville, Monroe Township, Orestes, Pendleton, Pipe Creek Township, Richland Township, River Forest, Stony Creek Township, Summitville, Union Township, Van Buren Township, and Woodlawn Heights. (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 1890s, usually giving the names of parents, spouse, in-laws, children, siblings, etc., as well as military service, politics, residence and occupation. The bios include David Bowers, Robert Webster, Joel Cook, Wm. Herritage, Jesse Vermillion Sr., Barnabas Maynard Sr, Charles Henn, Chauncey Vermillion, Isaac Osborn, Charles McClead, Noah Richwine, Lewis Summers, Alexander Wood, Benjamin Copper, James Jarrett, Lennox Gooding, Levi DeLoughter, John Markle, Wyle Ellis, Thomas Ballard, George Robinett, Alsalom Cross, Wm. Prather, Jesse Peck, John Hickey, Alexander Peck, Shadrach Furgason, Peter Hosier, John Etsler, Jonathan Deloughter, Manson Johnson, James Anderson, George Gilmore, Jacob Koehler, Nathan Young, Wm. King, David Winsor, Ira Miller, Th. Whitehead, Wm. Jones, Reuben Neese, William Ball, Eli Furgason, Ithamer McCarty, Adam Gisse, Uriah Vermillion, Joseph Downham, Mrs. Nancy Eckhart, Washington Petigrew, Henry Waggy, Wm. Johns, James Hudson, Lemuel Jones, John McAllister, Wm. Gale Sr., John Fattic, Joseph Hancock, Ahasuel Rains, John Zedaker, Esta Makepiece, Noah Waymire, Aaron Williams, Aquilla Moore, Issac Cox, Samuel Williams, Abraham Cottrell, Ward Cook, Curtis Langley, Josephus Poindexter, Daniel Stanley, Birkett Ead, John Davis, Joseph Rider, David Pittsford, Henry Smith, Joseph Swain, Edward Vernon, John Hall, Thornton Rector, John Harmason, Conrad Crossly, David Cattron, Joseph Draper, Alexander Inglis, Isaac Jones, Stephen Norris, Andrew Behymer, Mathias Maddron, Wm. Benefield, Quincy Van Winkle, the Paris Family, Wm. Gale Jr., Andrew Greenlee, the Surber Family, Robert Cree, the Brunt Family, David Croan, Aquilla Norris, Allen Simmonds, Eli Hodson, Seth Smith, C.R. Reeves, Wm. Saunders, Aaron Brown, Wm. Stanley, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Moore family, Milton Ruddel, John Richardson, Dr. John Westerfield, Joseph Finnemore Sr., John Coburn, Timothy Metcalf, Abraham Adams, James Shawver, Caleb Cannaday, Daniel Windsor, William Mershon, Levi McDaniel, Harry Bevin, Harrison Allen, the Vandyke brothers, James Hundley, Robert Collier, Joseph Shannon, Joshua Chappell, Moses Harmon, Sanford Keltner, Wm. Barton, the Makepeace family, Joseph Johnson, Jone Titus, Allen Booram, the Bronenberg family, the Irish family, Ulysses Lewis, James Johnson, Samuel Irish, Phillip Hardin, Abijah Cox, Garrett McAllister Sr., John and Wm. Hunt, the Myers Family, and the McAllister Family. There is also a list of early settlers and prominent residents of each township, brief bios of "our lamented dead" and recollections of the town of Pendleton, Union Township, and Madison County by some long time residents. The The brief WPA excerpt gives more general and historic information on the county recalling the Chesterfield Spiritualist Camp, Mounds State Park, Moravian Mission Monument, Anderson (named for an Indian chief?), the Gas Boom, Anderson College and Theological Seminary, the Indiana Reformatory; the birthplace of Wendell Willkie, the world's first rock-wool insulation factory, and a monument designating the historic site where three white men were executed for killing 8 Indians.