Thomas E. Partlow, Pub. 1984, reprinted 2019, 270 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-540-5. Wilson County was created in 1799 from a portion of Sumner County. It is a pivotal county in the early settlement of Tennessee, and in the subsequent migration of people westward. It is surrounded by the counties of: Cannon, DeKalb, Rutherford, Smith and Sumner. Deeds are one of the genealogists favorite tools for research due to the names mentioned within. The earliest deeds in Wilson County are located in the register's office.