Research and History Books

   
       The Butler Museum bookstore features several  History and  Census Books  for purchase. 
  •     Johnson County Welcome Center and Museum 
  •            Marriages of Johnson County Tennessee 1881-1905                         $10 
  •               Marriage records of Johnson County Tennessee 1906-1920           $10 
  •               Upon a Lonely Hill: the Cemeteries of Johnson County                $35
  •               History Book of Johnson County, Tennessee Vol. I   (1986)           $71
  •               History Book of Johnson County, Tennessee Vol. II  (2000)          $71
  •               History Book of Johnson County, Tennessee Volume 3 (2016)       $70
    •           History Books,
                Generation Cookbook     $10
                Old Cook Book              $10
                Census Books                 $10
                Pictorial History of Johnson Co.   1836 - 2011      $22
                Herman Tester Books
                        Portrait of the past                            $35
                        Portrait of the past 2                         $35
                        Butler Old, New, and Carderview      $20
                        Watauga Academy                         $35

      Postage for the Historical Books runs around $8.00 anyone interested in buying a book can send a
    • check for the Book plus postage.  You may contact the Welcome Center for further details,
    • shipping prices, and availability.  Phone: (423)727-5800
    • or email:johnsoncountywelcomecenter@centurylink.net
      Contact: Kelly
  • Appalachian State Center for Appalachian Studies
  •    Neighbor to Neighbor: A Memoir of Family, Community, and Civil War in Appalachian N.C.
  •  
                      $25.00 ($2.00 for S&H for first copy; $1.00 for each additional copy)
  •                       Edited by Sandra L. Ballard and Leila E. Weinstein
  •                   Send $25.00 plus $2.00 for shipping and handling for first copy; $1.00 for each additional  
  •                                 Center for Appalachian Studies 
  •                                 Appalachian State University
  •                                 PO Box 32018
  •                                 Boone, NC 28608-2018
    Please support your neighborhood book store or history center, as well as your
local or university library.  For those hard-to-find books, options include:  
                                                                         
  
Abe Books
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble used books 
   Half.com  by  Ebay 
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  •  
  • On Horseback  (Charles Dudley Warner ) Written in the 1880s, this books recounts riding a horse
  • from  Abingdon, Virginia, through  Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, and Gentrys Creek. Warner was a 
  • neighbor of and co-writer with  Mark Twain. 
  •  History of the 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, (USA), by Samuel Scott and Samuel Angel
  •  The Thrilling Adventures of Captain Dan Ellis, 1861-1865 Union Guide and Troop Commander
Available
free
online 

       Books of Interest ~ No vendor known

One Heroic Hour at Kings Mountain

1840/50 and 1860 census books are out of print.

1870 Johnson County Census, by Thomas W. Gentry - every name index

1880 Johnson County Census, by Thomas W. Gentry - every name index

1900 Johnson County Census, by Thomas W. Gentry - every name index

1910 Johnson County Census, by Thomas W. Gentry - every name index

1920 Johnson County Census, by Thomas W. Gentry - every name index

orgotten Soldiers: History of the 4th Regiment Tennessee Vol. Inf., 1863-1865, by Eddie Nikazy 

Forgotten Soldiers: History of the 2nd Regiment Tennessee Vol. Inf., 1863-1865, by Eddie Nikazy

Voices From Cemetery Hill, Civil War Diary of Wm. Henry Asbury Speer 1861-84, by Dr. Allen Paul Speer

Abstracts of Deaths - Carter Co., TN 1908-1925, by Eddie Nikazy

Marriages of Carter Co., TN 1871-1920, by Eddie Nikazy

Marriages of Johnson Co., TN 1906-1920, by Gerry D. Moody

Leonard Shoun and his wife, Barbara Slemp, Their Descendants of Johnson Co., TN, by Carl B. Neal 

Our Favorite Recipes, by Johnson County Historical Society

My Killing Kin, The Potters of Tamarack, by Elizabeth Storie  (Appalachian State Univ. library has this)

I Never Killed a Man Who Didn't Need Killin', by Stanley South   (Appalachian State Univ. library has this)

Family History of Watauga, by Bud Altmayer

A History of Watauga County, by John Preston Arthur

Tales Never Told Around a Campfire (includes chapter on Sarah Shull), by Mark Dugan

The Making of Legends (includes "Petticoats & Poison Ivy" the story of Keith Blaylock), by Mark Dugan

Hold Up Your Head, Tom Dooley, by John Foster West

Rebels in Blue: The Story of Keith and Malinda Blalock  (Peter F. Stevens)  Based in Watauga County, NC and Johnson

    County, Tennesee area during the  Civil War; the Blalocks were the only husband and wife that served on both             sides