Chronicles Cumberland Image

“This book is
an attempt to piece
together a highly
detailed historical
mosaic of frontier times using, as much as possible, the words of individuals who witnessed those times.”

From the Preface





Due to diminished supply, we cannot accept new orders for “Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements” at this time. A possible reprint is being considered, so please check back here at a later time. Thank you for your interest!

The French and Indian War in Middle Tennessee

Uncategorized |   Posted by Paul Clements - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Although most people would not connect Middle Tennessee with the French and Indian War, a small but brutal part of that long-ago conflict took place here in 1759. The British and the French were vying for control of eastern North …

The Life and Death of Jonathan Jennings

Uncategorized |   Posted by Paul Clements - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

From time to time history provides experiences of considerable resonance. For me those experiences began with finding my first arrowhead, and later they included going into the library of an old house in Bellevue and discovering that it was basically …

Freeland’s Station

Uncategorized |   Posted by Paul Clements - Thursday, February 21, 2013

Every day, countless vehicles move along Eighth Avenue North, past an appealing development of urban housing known as The Lofts at Werthan Mills. Many Nashvillians recall when the massive but architecturally-engaging complex of brick buildings was home to Werthan Bag, …