Genealogy Bookstore with Hundreds & Hundreds of Genealogy Books for Sale

History of Davidson County, Tennessee

By: W.W. Clayton, Pub. 1880, Reprinted 2019, 832 pages, New Index, ISBN #0-89308-891-9.

This Middle Tennessee County was formed in 1837 out of parts of Cannon, Jackson, Warren, and Wilson counties.  If you are researching Middle Tennessee, don’t let this wonderful book slip by you. Davidson County was the cradle of Middle Tennessee Civilization that began in 1784 with the first settlers along the Cumberland, when that country was still North Carolina. It is a Genesis of the first pioneers that settled up and down the Cumberland River, west of the Cumberland mountains. A record of those valiant men who tamed the vast wilderness that was later to become most of Middle TN. and encompassed all or parts of the present TN. counties of: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Overton, Pickett, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Warren, White, Williamson and Wilson, an area that was to father the western movement.
     This book is filled from cover to cover with biographical sketches of these early settlers/pioneers who came to this new frontier. These biographical sketches are in GREAT detail, giving wonderful loads of information, like: the names of parents, grandparents, spouses, children, former residences (such as: NC, VA, NJ, England), births, deaths, education, travels, occupation, military service, land holdings and many, many other useful pieces of that genealogical puzzle that you have been looking for.