Antebellum Home History - Fayetteville AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 36° 03.771 W 094° 09.736
15S E 395328 N 3991544
Quick Description: Throughout the Civil War and up until 1941, this beautiful home has had a rather colorful history. The land was purchased in 1837 for a mere $36. The antebellum home is currently home to Moore's Funeral Home. 206 West Center St
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2012 6:34:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMDKX1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
1834 - 1951

This Ante-bellum home was built on land granted to Washington County by an act of Congress to build a courthouse, entitled "an act for the relief of Fayetteville, in the territory of Arkansas." and was signed June 26, 1834 by

PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

at the "historic auctions " held July 17, 1837, Lots 6 and 7 , upon which this building stands, sold to the highest bidder for $36.00.

HENRY REIFF

Acquired title in 1857 and built this residence the same year. It was used as a commissary by the Confederate Army in 1862. After the battle of Fayetteville, April 18, 1862, it was held by union soldiers.

JOSEPH HOLCOMB

Bought this property May 27, 1873 and March 22, 1876 sold it to -

DR. JAMES W. JONES

Who in 1883 deeded it to his brother

THEODORE F. JONES

In 1941, A.D. and Margaret Callison purchased the property.

This marker was placed June 26, 1951 by the Washington County Historical Society on the 117th anniversary of the passage of the act of Congress above referred to.
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