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Chester County

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Early days in Chester County, TN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet compiled from excerpts from the rare 1887 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co. in 1887, and other sources. The new 21 page booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. This booklet contains a wealth of information on early Chester County. The first paragraph, for instance, describes the terrain, the location, the tributaries of Forked Deer Creek, farming, Sand Mountain and other physical characteristics. The next several paragraphs recall early settlers, including Col. J. Purdy, James Thomas, James Clifford, Jere Hendrick, Micajah Jones, Stephen Beaver, Samuel and James Neill, and many others. Communities discussed include Henderson (county seat), Montezuma, Mifflin, and Jacks Creek. Other subjects include the organiation of the county, county schools with 50 day sessions, West Tennessee Christian College, Henderson Male and Female College, and various churches. Attention Genealogists: The first part of the book includes many names of early residents and the next section of the booklet contains biographies of prominent residents in 1887: John R. Bray, Dr. B. H. Brown, T.J. Butler, Col. C. M. Cason, Robert and H.D. Criner, John R. Edwards, H.D. Franklin, J.A. Fry, C.G. Hardeman, Hiram Johnson, J.A. Miller, Caleb McKnight, John A. Parrish, William Rush, C.R. Scarborough, Capt. B.M. Tillman, William C. Trice, John H. Trice, J.M. Troutt, W. C. Tucker, D.M. Tull, and F.H. Weir. The final part of the booklet contains brief excerpts from "Counties of Tennessee" by Austin P. Foster, and "Tennessee, a Guide to the State," compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939. The guide has information on the Cisco Indian Village, Chickasaw State Park, and the Hurst Nation, a moonshine center and home to a staunch Unionist clan.

Chester County, TN
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Cover of Chester County History

Sources: History of Tennessee ; History of Chester County Excerpt
Authors: John Warner Barber
Original Publication Year: 1887
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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