Early days in Humphreys County in Middle Tennessee are recalled in this spiral bound booklet compiled from excerpts from: History of Tennessee, originally published in 1886 by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster (1923), and Tennessee, a Guide to the State, a 1939 Federal Writer's Project of the WPA. The new 117-page booklet is printed on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. Among the subjects included are: Location --The Highland Rim, Paint Rock, Big Bottoms, the Tennessee River, minerals,soil agriculture, streams; Indian troubles; Land grants, with names of recipients; Names of early settlers; McSwine flood; Mills and stills; County organization and boundaries; County buildings; County and court officials; Court cases, including cases of murder, horse stealing, larceny, "ear-slitting", buggery, rape and counterfeiting; War of 1812 and Seminole War soldiers from the county; Civil War with support for the Confederacy; Bushwhackers and guerrillas; Waverly, the county seat; Early businesses, newspapers, physicians, officials, etc.; Churches; Schools; Businesses, Secret Societies; Johnsonville, invasion in the Civil War; Other towns -- McEwen, Reynoldsburg, Bakerville, Box Station, and Clydeton; and other items of interest. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are a number of biographies. 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: Dr. Thomas J. Alford, Aaron R. Arnold, James W. Baker, William Bissell, John Bone, George S. Bone, Moses O. Box (pix), John B.F. Briggs, Dr. John Brown, John H. Buchanan, Theadore A. Bunnell, Joseph L. Byrn, Henry H. Carnell, Milton C. Carnell, W.M. Carter, Richard McCauley, Reddick C. Carnell, John L. Choate, Dillen Choate, Thomas A. Cleghorn, David D. Collier, Eaton M. Cooley, John P. Cowen, John Cragg, Frank S. Crockett, Walter G. Crockett, George W. Crowell, James W. Daniel, John P. Dougherty, John M. Driver, Henry W. Dunn, John K. Dyer, William E. Easley, John W. Edwards, William Edwards, Thomas V. Eskridge, David C. Estes, James R. Flanary, Alfred Forster, William Fortner, James C. Foster, Mark L. Fowlkes Sr., John G. Fowlkes, R.E. Fowlkes, James W. Fowlkes, Andrew J. Frazier, Daniel H. Goodrich, Abraham Gossett, Dr. Putman F. Gould, William T. Grice, Lueco Hailey, James M. Hall, Thomas J. Haney, Dr. R.A. Harrington, Thomas U. Harris, James C. Harris, George W. Hillman, Dr. George M. Hite, Capt. William W. Hobbs (pix), Jesse P. Horner, Dr, William R. Horner, David C. Hudspeth, Rev. William Hust (pix) , William K. Jackson, Thomas L. Jackson, John Johnson, William M. Johnson, Daniel B. Johnston, William C. Jones, Samuel G. Jones, William T. Jones, James M. Jones, W.D. King, John H. Knight, Capt. Theodore L. Lanier, Col. Augustus R. Lankford, Samuel A. Larkin, James B. Latimer, Dr. Edwin T. Lewis, James A. Lewis, Henry A. Link, James H. Long, Jesse Luten, John L. Malcomb, Alfred Mallard, James M. Martin, William R. Massy, Samuel L. Mays, James H. McAdoo, John M. McAdoo (pix) , Robert J. McAdoo, Hugh M. McAdoo, Matthew McCauley, Joseph J. McCauley, Matthew McCauley, William T. McCracken, N.D. McCrary, William H. McCutcheon, William McIntosh, William H. McKeel, Green H. McKeel, Robert C. McKelvy, Dr. George W. McMurry, Elcans H. McNeil, William H. Meadow, Jesse Miller, Gustavus H. Miller, Randolph Mills, Rev. Jordan Moore, Zachariah H. Morgan, Abraham W. Murphree, James N. Nolan (pix), Dr. Robert W. Pace, Sylvester Pack, Junius M. Palmer, Henry B. Parker, John M. Patrick, John H. Porch, Dr. William T. Porch, L.F. Porch, Spencer Pickard, William G. Pickard, John C. Pickett, William H. Plant, Nelson B. Pullen, Jesse P. Reeves, Andrew J. Richardson, Edward W. Ridings, Pherel V. Rogers, Jesse Rogers, David C. Rudolph, David C. Rudolph, Francis M. Rushton, Robert W. Sanders, Robert A. Scholes, Ammon D. Sears, Robert T. Shannon, William Sharp, Dr. John A. Shipp, William A. Short, Alex D. Simpson, Dr. William M. Slayden, Walter N. Sloan, Newton C. Stanfield, Jesse V. Stribling, John T. Sullivan, William A. Sullivan, James F. Summers, Ben W. Swift, Thomas D. Swift, George T. Tally, Dorsey B. Thomas, Robert G. Toland, Felix L. Totty, Thomas B. Traylor, William S. Traylor, Henry Hunter Trinkle, Mitchel Trotter, Benjamin Trotter, Robert T. Turner, John T. Turner, Richard D. Turner, Howard W. Turner, William F. Ussery, Joseph A. Vaden, David G. Vanhook, Gabriel M. Waggoner, Dr. Allen Walker, John C. Wallace, Zachariah Warren, Capt. William I. White, James P. White, Dr. Henry Whitfield, John D. Whitfield, John D. Willhite, John F. Wright, Alexander Wright, William Wyatt, Francis R. Wyatt, James J. Wyly, John Wyly, Samuel Yarbrough and Capt. I.P. Young.