Teacher, sawmill operator, photographer. Born– February 18, 1888, Indiana. Education– George Peabody College, B.S., M.S. Family moved to Tennessee and then to the piney woods area of Marengo County, Ala. when he was young. Worked at sawmilling and photography before passing the state teachers examination. Taught, Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, a small Methodist college in Iowa; Peabody College; University of Tennessee at Martin. Died 1967.


Files at Jacksonville State University.


Bluegrass, Belles, and Bourbon; a Pictorial History of Whiskey in Kentucky. New York; A. S. Barnes, 1967.

Cabin in the Cotton. New York; R. Long and R. R. Smith, Inc., 1931.

Darker Grows the Valley. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1947.

For Chloe With Love. New York; Lea and Shepard Co., 1959.

Fury in the Earth. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1945.

The Ghosts of Slave Driver’s Bend. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1937.

I Was a Sharecropper. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1937.

Keepers of the House. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1940.

The Long Quest; the Story of John Wesley. Louisville, Ky.; Westminster Press, 1954.

Lost Homecoming. New York; Coward, McCann, 1950.

Mountainy Singer. New York; W. Morrow & Co., 1928.

My Heart’s in the Hills. Louisville; Westminster Press, 1956.

Perilous Journey; a Tale of the Mississippi River and the Natchez Trace. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1943.

Rider on the Bronze Horse. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1942.

Riders in the Night. Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965.

Rogue’s Company; a Novel of John Murrell. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, s.d.

The Smouldering Fire. New York; Ace Books, 1955.

Summer Gold. Louisville, Ky.; Westminster Press, 1955.

Their Ancient Grudge. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1946.

Three Brothers and Seven Daddies. New York; R. Long and R. R. Smith, Inc., 1932.

The Usurper. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1941.

Waters Over the Dam. New York; Bobbs-Merrill, 1944.


Mounds in the Mist. New York; A. S. Barnes, 1970.