Cocke County TNGenWeb
Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee, 1853 - Dr. J.G.M Ramsey

The Annals of Tennessee to the end of the eighteenth century comprising its settlement, as The Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; A Part of North Carolina, from 1788 to1784; The Territory of the U. States, South of the Ohio, from 1790 to 1796; The State of Tennessee, from 1796 to 1800 by J.G.M. Ramsey, A.M., M.D

This book has long been a standard tool in researching Tennessee history.
Be sure to take a look at the information provided here; you might be surprised at the amount of data included in these 800 plus pages. 

(includes surnames and place names)
A - I
J - Q
R - Z

(outlines boundaries of counties mentioned)

Ramsey's Annals is now available online for free browsing through Google Books. It has been scanned into an online e-book reader, making it convenient to directly reference indexed page numbers that you want to search. Hard Copies may also be found for sale there and on Ebay, or may be accessed at local libraries or the Tennessee State Library and Archives. New annotated versions of this book may also be found at bookstores, Google Books, or Amazon.

Other relevant Tennessee history books are available free online to read or download.  Links to these and other works of interest to the Cocke County researcher are found on the Ramsey's book Google site.