Two New Books Added to the Tennessee Room Collection

Book - TN at War002Book - Lonely Rd001Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815, tells the often neglected story of the central role citizens and soldiers from Tennessee played in the Creek War in Alabama and the War of 1812.”  (from the back cover)












The Lonely Road is the story of nine men who were killed in action in World War II.   All lived on the same road in the small community of Nance in Crockett County, Tennessee…  They fought in different regiments, platoons, and divisions of the United States military.  [The story] describes the devastating effects these losses had on the small Nance community.”  (from the back cover)

The Jackson Archaeological Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

6:00 pm

Gander Mountain
The Columns, 1523 Vann Drive,
Jackson, Tennessee.

This month’s program:

Mark Norton
will present
“The Townsend Archaeological Project”



(third Tuesday of each month
Free and open to the public)

Two Genealogy Events Coming Up on August 22!

In Jackson, TN – August 22



In Union City, TN – August 22



Dr. Charles W. Cox has recently donated his book, written with Dr. Spurgeon King, Monument To Healing: Two Soldiers and the Good Death, 1862, 1914.

It tells the story of his great, great  grandfather, James Coble, a Confederate soldier who was killed in December 1862 while participating in a raid on a Union blockhouse guarding a railroad trestle south of Jackson, Tennessee,  He was the only casualty and was quickly buried by the Union soldiers after the brief skirmish.  His lone grave remained unmarked and nearly forgotten until the former Union officer of the blockhouse, Capt. David Harts, wrote a letter in 1914 to the Jackson, TN police chief describing the death and burial of Coble and hoping to assure Coble’s relatives of his honorable death as a soldier.  This is a fascinating story that lends not only a new perspective to the horrific slaughter of the Civil War; that of a single Confederate soldier’s  death, but also an insight into the desire of both Union and Confederate veterans to rebind the wounds of the war through the recognition of mutual courage and sacrifice.

Book - Mon to Healing001

Jackson Archaeological Society Meeting

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

6 pm

Gander Mountain

1523 Vann Dr.

Jackson, TN

Mark Norton is presenting a program about

the history and archaeology of

Big Bone Cave in Van Buren County, TN.

Two New Books Added to the Tennessee Room

The Jackson-Madison Chapter 

Daughters of the American Revolution

recently donated a copy of the newly published two volume set,

Legacies of Our Great Grand Mothers – Early Tennessee Women.

(Monteagle, Tennessee, Tennessee Society DAR, 2015)

L-R   Jan Bynum, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams, Kathy Williams, Alice Holtin

L-R Jan Bynum, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams, Kathy Williams, Alice HoltinAlso donated

Book - Early TN Women001Book -Early TN Women002

Also donated was a copy of Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds’ book,

The Story of the Yorkville High School World War II Banner.

L-R  Author, Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams

L-R Author, Gwendolyn McCaffrey McReynolds, Jack Wood, Mandy Williams

Book - Yorkville HS WWII001

Book - Yorkville HS WWII002

Book - yorkville001

New Microfilm Digital Reader-Scanner Has Been Added In Memory of Jonathan K.T. Smith

The generous contributions of many family and friends of Jonathan Smith and the Jackson-Madison County Library Foundation allowed us to acquire a ScanPro 3000 digital microfilm reader/scanner.  It is now possible for researchers to adjust the quality of microfilm images and save them as a file on a flashdrive.  Also, we are pleased to be able to honor the memory of a dedicated genealogist and historian, Jonathan K. T. Smith.  To everyone who contributed in some way to this project…thank you very much.

The new digital microfilm reader/scanner setup in the Tennessee Room.

The new digital microfilm reader/scanner setup in the Tennessee Room.



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