Early days in Wayne County, TN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet compiled from excerpts from the 1887 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and other sources. The 60-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. The first 14 pages of the booklet are devoted to the history of the county. Included are a physical description of the county, early settlers, early merchants and industries, creation of the county, justices, first courthouse, jail, and poor farm, early court cases, county court clerks, masonic lodge, newspaper, divided Civil War sentiment -- Ninth Tennessee Cavalry (Confederates) and Company A of the Tenth Tennessee(Union) and others, Schools and Churches, etc. Waynesboro is the county seat. Other communities (some no longer in existance) include Ashland, Clifton, Carrollsville, Flatwood, and Old Town. 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: Thomas F. Acklin, David R. Adams, John M. Barnett, William L. Bell, Joseph G. Berry, William J. Berry, Jonathan Frank Biffle, Frank Boyd, George W. Boyd, Capt. William L. Bromley, John J. Bromley, Dr. Cicero Buchanan, Jacob B. Burns, Polk D. Burns, Nathan F. Burns, Lytle Burns, William E. Carroll, Jackson M. Choat, George T. Choat, Judge John H. Cole, Thomas N. Copeland, Dr. Nathaniel T. Cook, William M. Cook, Capt. Peyton H. Craig, Jonathan Crews, Armstead H. Cunningham, John R. Davis Sr., William C. Davis, William J. Dickerson, Columbus F. Dixon, Dr. Thomas S. Evins, Isaac H. Gobbel, John Grimes, Harold A. Grimes, Robert A. Haggard, Egbert T. Hartwell, Amos T. Hassell, Henry A. Helton, Jacob Hollabaugh, James P. Hollis, James A. Holt, Thomas J. Huckaba, T.R. Hughes, William Hurt, John Jackson, David S. Jackson, Squire Allen P. Luna, Richard C. Martin, James E.M. McAnally, LeRoy McGee, Elihu D. McGlamery, James H. McLemore, Thomas Meredith, James F. Meredith, James H. Merriman, John F. Montague, James L. Morgan, Jonathan Morris, Merida Morrison, William D. Morrisson, John J. Nichols, John A. Nutt, Andrew C. Rasbury, Lott G. Rasbury, W.T. Ricketts, John Robnett, James T. Shields, Charles W. Shipman, Matthew J. Sims, Shields Sims, Henry Clay Sims, Abraham M. Sims, Dr. Samuel A. Smith, John Stockard, Willis S. Stone, Christopher C. Stribling, Carns M. Tinnon, William Turman, John Turman, Ambrose M. Turnbow, Andrew Williams and Matthew and Joseph Youngblood. 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, are included. There are a few illustrations, but the quality of these is only fair.