Dropped Stitches in Tennessee History

In addition to the area’s early history learned from his mother, much of Allison’s information was obtained by visiting and conversing with older residents in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Having possession of the very earliest court records made in Jonesboro (1778 to 1800), he made original investigation of the facts and the men who constituted the court. He quotes extensively from these old records kept in Washington County, noting that it was the first county established and organized in the state and included for quite a time all of the early settlements in what has been commonly known as “upper East Tennessee.” Along with stories about Jackson and others well known in Tennessee’s early history, numerous other names (like Hump Gibson and the Widow Dyckes) are found in the old court records.

First and foremost concerned with accuracy, Judge Allison gave us an easy-to-read volume of interesting information, including an Appendix with Dr. R.L.C. White’s classic “A Centennial Dream.”
  • 6 x 9 Hardcover
  • Subject: Tennessee Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-0-932807-52-6

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