With Kindest Regards,
President, Auburntown Historical Society
Log Home History Subject of Auburntown Historical Society Meeting June 18
Early Virginia Families with Middle Tennessee Connections has just been published by Justin Potter Library of Smithville, Tennessee. The author is Thomas G. Webb, DeKalb County historian, who has spent more than 60 years researching the history of the several families in the book. The result is a 384-page hardback book with a complete first-name index. Besides related families, more than 30 main families are presented.
Most of the families have been traced to the 1600s in Virginia, then down to the present time. This is more than just a list of names and dates, and many of the people are presented in great detail, so that we can understand their way of life and their reasons for making the decisions they made. All research is thoroughly documented and footnoted, with references to the original documents. The book contains more than 40 pages of family and historical photographs. The hardback cover is done in full color, with photographs of locations in DeKalb County. A limited number of books will be published, and no second printing is planned, so it is important to obtain your book as soon as possible.
The book can be purchased in person or by mail from:
Justin Potter Library, 101 South First Street, Smithville, TN 37166 (Phone 615-497-4359).
The cost is $35.00 or $40.00 postpaid. Checks should be made payable to Justin Potter Library.
The book can also be purchased in person at F. Z. Webb Pharmacy and Gifts, 400 Public Square in Smithville.