Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
F-R Dr. Georgina Deweese, a student, and Peggy Allgood, President of Cave Spring Historical Society getting ready to harvest core samples for dating.
Numbered back and front to replace the larger portion after dating.
That may not just be glare. Perhaps the "old folks" are watching in these pictures.
Pieces are wrapped and protected for transport and study.
We most sincerely thank Dr. Deweese for her interest, work in funding this project, and her kindness for helping our town to determine the origin of this unbelievably well preserved early structure thus opening up long forgotten history for posterity!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Land lot 870 is also the site of the brick cook house. This cook house is believed to be part of the estate of David Vann. Vann was dispossessed of his estate holdings during the Cherokee removal. The property valuations conducted during that time list numerous outbuildings on Vann’s plantation. The brick cook house is believed to be the kitchen referred to in the property listing.
Thomas Blackburn won lot 870 in the 1832 Georgia gold lottery. He claimed the land on January 11, 1834. It is not known when or if Blackburn took physical possession of the property. Blackburn sold the property to Luke Johnson on November 26, 1834 for the sum of $500. The deed describes the property as “being the lot where David Vann’s buildings stand.” The following year, on June 5, 1835, Johnson sold the 40 acres of lot 870 to Camp for $775