Early days in Lincoln and Moore Counties 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 95-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 in the Lincoln section are: Physical features; Explorers; Names of early settlers, including James Bright, thru 1820; Mills; Organization of the county and county buildings; County officers; Courts -- cases, lawyers and judges; Military matters, including the Civil War (Confederacy); Fayetteville invaded in 1862; Fayetteville -- businesses, newspapers, lodges; Other towns -- Petersburg, Mulberry, Boonshill, Dellrose, Booneville, Smithland, Camargo, Lincoln, Elora, Flintville and Kelso; Academies and public schools; Churches; and other items. Among the subjects included in the Moore section are: Physical features; Names of early settlers, including Col Davie (Davy) Crockett; ; Mills and cotton gins; Recollections of Moses Crawford; Distilleries, including Jack Daniels'; Organization of the county and county buildings; County officers; Courts cases and attorneys; Military matters, including the Civil War (Confederacy); Lynchburg -- businesses, lodges, newspapers, the fire of 1883, schools and churches, etc. Besides the many 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: Lincoln County -- J.S. Alexander, Anderson Alsup, William H. Ashby, Travis D. Ashby, J.W. Barnett, A.F. Bass, Mrs. N.E. Benson, Dr. William Bonner, Dr. W.C. Bright, Andrew J. Carloss, J. G. Carrigan, James H. Cary, M.H. Caughran, H.T. Childls, Dr. R.E. Christian, Dr. W.W. Christian, Mrs. Harriet Clark, John Clark, W.B. Clark, Lewis Coats, Dr. J.C. Coats, Rev. A.B. Coleman, William Copeland, H.C. Cowan, W.S. Curtis, John M. Dickey, Isham P. Dismukes, Robert S. Douthat, David G. Douthat, Capt. William B. Douthat, J.H.C. Duff, R.M. Dunlap, James M. Dyer, J.S. Edmiston, James P. Edwards, W.W. Erwin, Joseph Farrer, P.E. Farrar, William B. Faulkner, Joseph M. Greer, Pleasant Halbert, John Hamilton, William Hamilton, Thomas Hampton, David L. Harris, Dr. O.R. Hatcher, Samuel Haynie, Henry Henderson, Austin Hewitt, H.C. Higgins, J.B. Hill, David F. Hobbs, Col. J.H. Holman, Dr. Thomas P. Holman, B.F. Houston, Capt. William W. James, George A. Jarvis, T.A. Jean, Dr. George W. Jones, W.L. Kilpatric, William J. Landess, R.W. Long, J.W. Lloyd, J.H. Maddox, W.L. McCann, Col. C.A. McDaniel, M.L. McDowell, C.C. McKinney, R.D. McMillen, Mrs. Charlotte Merrell, J.S. Merrell, James A.D. Middleton, Dr. W.L. Moores, J.K. Morres, William T. Moyers, David J. Noblett, B.S. Paplanus, Joel Parks, Elisha T. Parks, W.E. Patrick, Mrs. E.R. Patterson, James H. Patterson, W.S. Patterson, Lewis Peach, R. Pettey, Squire Pickle, John Pigg, Isaac S. Porter, J.C. Reed, R.C. Rives, John Roach, Ivison T. Rodes, W.M. Rosborough, J.H. Russell, Isaac Rutledge, D.M. Sanders, E.M. Scott, D.C. Sherrell, James C. Shofner, Rev. Archibald S. Sloan, J.H. Smith, W.R. Smith, Rev. A.P. Smith, Richard Smith, J. Franklin Smith, W.J. Stegall, W.B. Stevenson, Dr. William Stewart, J.D. Stone, Dr. B.S. Stone, George Stuart, L.D. Sugg, H.H. Sugg, W.C. Sugg, Newton C. Sullivan, Capt. W.A. Summers, James H. Taylor, Jarred S. Taylor, Young A. Taylor, Temple C. Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Edward Taylor, John A. Taylor, Samuel H. Taylor, H.D.A. Thomas, E.T.Thomas, James M. Thornton, Jacob Vance, John Warden, Thomas J. Whitaker, Alexander J. Whitaker, W.W. Wilson, J.B. Wilson, C.S. Wilson, J.W. Woodard, M.W. Woodard, Elder J.C. Woods, James H. Wright, William R. Wyatt, and John Young; Moore County -- Billingsley and Bailey, J.L. Bryant and Co., Dr. S.E. H. Dance, Jack Daniel, Benjamin M. Edens, Rev. James S. Ervin, Alexander Forester, W.W. Gordon, John E. Gore, Dr. A.H. Parkes, N.N.Parkes, Rufus B. Parks, R.A. Parks, Thomas H. Parkks, Dr. E.Y. Salmon, John N. Sullivan, John H. Taylor, James C. Tipps, and Dr. J.H. Tripp. Other odds and ends of history and a small map of the area can be found in the WPA excerpt.