A Brief Sketch of the Settlement and Early History
of Giles County Tennessee
By James McCallum 1876
Published by The Pulaski Citizen 1928.

James McCallum served as Grand Master of Tennessee Masons, a member of the Legislature in 1861, a member of the Confederate Congress, and lived approximately 70 years in Giles Co., TN.. He wrote this sketch of Giles Co., and gave it to the TN Historical Society. Their copy was lost, but the manuscript was preserved by W. B. Romine, the editor of the Pulaski Citizen in 1894. He had a reporter copy the document, thereby saving it for posterity.

This book is not copied here entirely, but portions which might help others identify their Giles County ancestors are included through several excerpts. There was an index (not included here), for I found that many names were not included. All surnames are capitalized.

Part One
Part Two

Contributed by
Janice Castleman
August 1997

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