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African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House

 
 
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By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
1. African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House Marker
Inscription.  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 in 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 United States Department of the Interior
African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
2. African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House Marker
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Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 34° 42.556′ N, 85° 16.847′ W. Marker is in LaFayette, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 1 / 136), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Joe Stock Memorial Park. A group of markers and monuments are located here. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette GA 30728, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marsh-Warthen House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marsh House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattooga Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Chattooga Academy - John B. Gordon Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); General LaFayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker County (within shouting distance of this marker); John B. Gordon Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaFayette.
 
African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 6, 2021
3. African American Pioneers of the Marsh-Warthen-Clements House Marker
Marsh-Warthen-Clements House image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
4. Marsh-Warthen-Clements House
Marsh-Warthen-Clements House image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, October 12, 2008
5. Marsh-Warthen-Clements House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   3. submitted on March 7, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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