Over the Misty Blue Hills: The Story of Cocke County, Tennessee
By: Ruth Webb O'Dell, Pub. 1951, Reprinted 2012, 485 pages, Hard Cover, New Index, ISBN #0-89308-276-7.
Cocke county was formed in 1797 and BURNED in 1878 making this book a MUST for those working in Cocke county and East Tennessee. This book contains vast amounts of historical and genealogical source material from early school superintendents, churches, postmasters, register of Deeds, sheriffs, tax assessors, Indian names, Indian Marriages, lists of soldiers in the Confederacy, Federal soldiers in the Civil War, World War I & II, militia 1808-1810, and much more. Detailed genealogies and biographical sketches are given on the following families: Allen, Ball, Boydston, Burnett, Christian, Clark, Dawson, Denton, Driskill, Faubion, Fine, Gillett, Gilland, Gorman, Gouchenour, Hopkins, Huff, Inman, Jobe, Jones, Lee, Lemings, Lillard, mcKay, McNabb, Mims, Morell, O'Dell, O'Neil, Parrott, Palmer, Peck, Roadman, Sanduskey, Smith, Stanberry, Stokely, Susong, Whitson, Wood, and many others.