African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Walker County
African Americans--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Walker County, LaFayette, 34.7048, -85.2819
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Main Street (State Highway 1 / 136), in Joe Stock Memorial Park, LaFayette
Text of marker: "AFRICAN AMERICAN PIONEERS OF THE MARSH-WARTHEN-CLEMENTS HOUSE. The Marsh-Warthen-Clements House was hand built by enslaved African Americans in an African cultural style known as the "Shot Gun." Slaves traveled with Marsh from North Carolina and Covington, Georgia to LaFayette. African Americans served in the Marsh House, circa 1836 to the 1990s. In 1850, Marsh owned 12 slaves. In 1860, he owned eight slaves that lived in two slave houses. One of Marsh's beloved slaves was Wiley Marsh, a mulatto, born circa 1834/1835. Wiley Marsh became a skilled carpenter, preacher, farmer and valued member of the Trion Factory and LaFayette communities. In 1863, Spencer Marsh refugeed to Cassville having time to take only his wife, buggy, and two of his slaves, Clinton and Charlotte. In 1900, Spencer's daughter, S.A. (Addie) Marsh-Warthen, lived in the house. Her servants lived in the servants' quarters with their children. Their names were: Julia Whitehead, age 34; Anna Allgood, age 36; Edward Allgood, age 11; Rosie L. Allgood, age 9; Marshall Allgood, age 6; Lucile Allgood, age 3 and James Allgood, age 1. THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_african-american-pioneers-of-the-marsh-warthen-clements-house
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_african-american-pioneers-of-the-marsh-warthen-clements-house
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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