In presenting this little pamphlet or neighborhood sketch to my neighbors, I have endeavored to give a little sketch of all the first settlers and of all who live here at present. It may be that I have omitted some, unintentionally, as my means of gathering information has been conversing with my neighbors and by depending alone upon memory of what they said.
All that the neighbors have told me, is used without quotation marks, but acknowledging my thanks to you all, I am
January 1, 1894
Note: This typed copy is a duplicate of a typed copy furnished by Clarence Thatch, Cleveland, Tennessee, from a printed copy held by some member of his family. This copy was made June 11, 1939, by Inez Igou Lusk (Mrs. Joseph Lusk.)