Early days in Marshall 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., 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 70-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: Geography, including its soil, timber, and the principal waterways; early settlers north of Duck River, between Duck River and Elk Ridge, and south of Elk Ridge; Mound Builders evidences; establishment of the county; county buildings and county officials; roads; the county agricultural society and medical society; various courts, murder cases and other trials and punishments, various juries; attorneys; railroads; the War with Mexico with names of some participants; Support for the South in the Civil War; the 17th Regiment and other units with Marshall County men; Businesses in the county; Churches and clergymen; the towns of Lewisburg, Cornersville, Chapel Hill (birthplace of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest), Farmington, Verona, Belfast, Caney Spring, Holt's Corner, Spring Place, South Berlin, Mooresville, and others; the Lewisburg Male Academy and other schools; 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: Robrt L. Adams, T. Riggs Adams, William V. Andrews, Clinton A. Armstrong, Rev. P.L. Atkisson, Andrew J. Bartlett, Hartwell G. Baker, Thomas H. Bell, Dr. G.W. Bills, Reuben Billington, Thomas C. Black, John T. Blake, Thomas A. Boyd, Dr. Thomas Wesley Brents, Alexander Bryant, John A. Bryant, John R. Bryant, John A. Burrow, William G. Clayton, Daniel B. Clayton, William M. Clark, Dr. John Cowden, Thomas Collins, Willis P. Collins, David Collins, James W. Collins, Henry L. Collins, Samuel A. Crutcher, Robert P. Crutcher, W.M. Crutcher, William A. Dysart, Charles A. Dabney, Isaac V. Dark, George W. Davis, William M. Davis, William M. Dozier, Allan L. Ewing, Newton B. Ewing, Dr. J.C.C. Ewing, George Wythe Ewing, J. Britt Exell, Rev. Thomas B. Fisher, John L. Fitzpatrick, Robert M. Follis, A.S. Foster, James E. Fowler, Dr. F. Ferguson, George W. Garrett, Thomas E. Garrett, Andrew J. Griffis, Dr. Samuel T. Hardison, Hiram Harris, Robert C. Harris, Valentine O. Hayes, Dr. E.P.C. Haywood, William L. Hill, John T. Hill, Persis D. Houston, John W. Hutton, Thomas C. Hutton, Willis M. Hopwood, James N. Hunter, William P. Irvine, Willoughby A. Jackson, William R. James, Richard T. Johnson, Dr. A. Jones, James F. Kennedy, Dr. M.D. Kelley, John T. Kercheval, William M. Killgore, Alfred J. Lane, Col. James Henry Lewis, Bentley A. London, William A. London, Wilson G. Lloyd, John B. Luna, Shelby B. Marsh, William T. Marsh, John L. Marshall, James M. Martin, Hardin Mayberry, Joseph McBridge, Col. W.L. McClelland, Ferdinand S. McClelland, Frederick B. McClure, Henry G. McCord, Robert A. McCord Jr., Dilliston S. McCullough, Coleman R. McCullough, Col. Christopher C. McKinney, G.A. McLane, Joseph A. McRady, Newton McQuiddy, Robert Montgomery, James J. Morgan, Elisha G. Morris, James J. Murray, S.J. Murrell, Lambert C. Neil, David Nix, J.L. Orr, Thomas A. Orr, Robert J. Orr, William H. Ogilvie, Moses Park, George M. Park, Dr. Thomas J. Patterson, Dr. James M. Patterson, David B. Phillips, David B. Pickens, Thomas M. Porter, John N. Porter, William N. Pyland, Dr. Thomas E. Reed, John G. Reynolds, John D. Roberts, Capt. W. M. Robinson, C.J. Sheffield, Newton J. Smiley, Thomas M. Smith, A. Lafayette Smith, Peyton C. Smithson, James C. Snell, John Stammer, Albert B. Stillwell, Cornelius T. Swanson, William P. Thomas, Joseph Percival Thompson, James A. Woods, William H. Wood, James M. Welborn, James W. Whitman, John B. Wilhoite, William E. Wilkinson, Ewing A. Wilson and Jasper A. Yarbrough.