Orig. pub. 1935. Reprinted 1977, 1982, 2000, 2002, 2004. Print on Demand Edition 2008. 714 pp., new index + illus. Item #1
This basic history of Haywood County from 1808 to 1935 is particularly valuable to genealogists, containing as it does over 350 pages of records and biographical information about seventy families and a comprehensive genealogical index prepared for this reprint edition. Also included is general historical information under the following chapter headings: Situation and Topography; Early Settlements; Location of the County Seat; Haywood County Indians; Haywood County in War; In the Pursuit of Peace; War's Alarms; Last Days of the War; Since the Civil War; Pioneers Who Laid the Foundations; Patriots Who Assisted; Haywood County by Townships; Agricultural and Industrial Development; The Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Schools and Churches; Haywood County in the World War; Thirty Years of the Twentieth Century; Haywood County in Song and Story. Familes included in the genealogical section are: Rogers, Ferguson, Love, Medford, Howell, Leatherwood, Cagle-Dempsey, Terrell, Abel, Boyd, Garrett, Alley, McCracken, Deaver, Noland, Queen, Battle-Hawkins-Crymes, Kirkpatrick, Allison, Smathers, Haynes, Green, Hannah, Siler, Gudger, Collins, Boone, Poindexter, Welch, Stringfield, Brown, Coman, Morgan, Davis, Sentelle, Walker, Clark, Henderson, Shelton, Lee, Hyatt, Byers, Messer, Osborne, Massey-Massie, Palmer, Cathey, Crawford, Francis, Plott, Herren, Liner, Henry, Shook, Hipps, Campbell, Allen, Russell, Cogburn, Mease, Chambers, Penland, Ratliff, Hampton, Underwood, Thomas, and McFadyen.