Early days in Stewart 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 76-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: Minerals and blast furnaces for iron; Early Settlers, mostly from North Carolina (many names); Hostile Indians, wild animals, lack of mills and other early difficulties; Early mills, stills and cotton-gins; six freedom-seeking slaves hung in the 1850s; Large slave-holders; Doctors; Act creating the county; Early court procedures ("Andrew and John Hutchinson were fined $5 each for playing cards with a negro"), including several interesting murder cases; Early county buildings; Names of county court clerks between 1804 and 1886;Names of judges and lawyers; Military history, including the militia, the War of 1812 and the Civil War; Forts Henry and Donelson in Stewart County; Dover, the county seat; Businesses, Newspapers; Cumberland City, Tobacco Port, Indian Mound; Schools; Churches; Fort Donelson National Military Park; Fort Donelson Museum 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. Benjamin F. Abernathy, Nathan C. Acree, John M. Allan, William J. Atkins, James P. Barnes, Lewis G. Beasley, Reuben, William C. Biggs, John Blane, John H. Boswell, Barnett H. Boswell, Dr. George W. Boswell, Edward T. Bogard, Emanuel J. Boyd, William C. Bradford, Dr. Wesley Brandon, Col. Nathan Brandon (picture), William P. Bruton, Andrew J. Bumpus, Charles S. E. Coppedge, John B. Crockarell, Charles W. Crockett, Dr. Isaac F. Crow, Elisha Dawson, Thomas B. Ellis, W.R.J. Free, Christopher Gansner, George W. Gatlin, Andrew J. Gray, Frasier C. Gray, Rev. Daniel C. McGregor, Lionel Desmond Hargis, Lewis Herndon, Lewis T. Hewell, Henry C. Hutchison, David M. Jones, Samuel R. Killebrew, Q.L. Kingins, William C. Lewis, Major Thomas W. Lewis, Thomas W. Lewis Jr., William T. Lewis, Henry H. McGee, D.J. McCann, Wilkes W. Miller, Nimrod Murphy, Carroll C. Parker, John T. Reynolds, James E. Rice, James W. Rice, George B. Riggins, Christopher C. Rolls, James A. Ross, Judge James M. Scarborough, Samuel D. Scarborough, Dr. James H. Scarborough, Dr. William B. Scott, Egbert G. Sexton, Dr. James W. Smith, Dr. J.C. Steger, Robert Steele, Dr. Robert A. Stone, Josiah W. Stout, James H. Taylor, William T. Thomas, Marvin Wait Tucker, Major Joseph Vaulx, Ed Walter, William C. Weaks, Ephraim P. Weaks, James H. Weaks, Thomas J. Weaver, Dr. William A. West, John S.P. Wimberly, Peter T. Wofford, William G. Wofford, George W. Wynns, and Silas Yarbrough.