These abstracts of the Official Wills and Inventories of Old Davidson County, Tenn., the cradle of Middle Tennessee Civilization that began in 1784 with the first settlers along the Cumberland, when that country was still N.C. 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.
Helen Marsh and Timothy Marsh
1989, cloth, 272 pp.