Ramsey, J. G. M. 1853. 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. Charleston: John Russell.
From: [Roane Tennessee History]
Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee is the history of Tennessee from its beginnings as that part of North Carolina west of the mountains until it became the sixteenth state in the Union. Ceded by North Carolina to the Confederated States after the Revolutionary War, but not accepted by them, they adopted several forms of self-government. This is a story of their trials, their battles with the Native Americans who occupied the lands the pioneers coveted, and their ultimate statehood. Ramsey, Corresponding Secretary of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society, drew much of his material from original sources. As history, the Annals are extremely readable. As a genealogical resource, Ramsey's contribution to the field is invaluable.
The Family History Library has acquired a 1967 reprint edition (see FHL film number 24525 Item 1). It may be ordered through the nearest Family History Center. Ramsey's Annals is also available online at Google Books.