The annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century: comprising its settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1769 to 1777 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784 ; the state of Franklin, from 1784-1788 ; a part of North-Carolina, from 1788-1790 ; the territory of the U. States, south of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796 ; the state of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 (Google eBook)

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John Russell, 1853 - Franklin (State) - 744 pages
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