Monday, December 27, 2021

Williamson County, Tennessee Early History


    [Source: A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: The Leaders..." Vol 3, By Will Thomas Hale, Dixon Lanier Merritt; pub 1913]

    Williamson County (formed in 1799 from Davidson): Previous to 1800 settlers began coming to what is now Williamson county. David McEwin, with several families, arrived in Nashville in 1796, but as there were still fears of Indian disturbances in remote settlements, they remained in that village until 1798, when McEwin, if not others, located at Roper's Knob. It was about this time that William, a son of Timothy Demonbruen, left Nashville and settled at College Grove, where he became a wealthy planter. A man named Sledge settled near the present Peytonsville. From 1797 to 1810 the following persons were among the county's pioneers: Samuel Crockett, John Aulson, Andrew Goff, George Neely, Thomas H. Perkins, Mathew Johnson, William Edmondson, Ewen Cameron, Thomas McKay, Abram Maury, Solomon Brent, William Hulmey, Zion Hunt, Robert Caruthers, R. P. Currin, John Harness, Edmund Wall, Byrd Bramlett, Nicholas Perkins and Stephen Childress. Byrd Bramlett, settling near Nolensville, grew the first hogs- head of tobacco in Middle Tennessee, tradition says.

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