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Glen Allan in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jesse Crowell

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. Jesse Crowell Marker
Inscription.  Born into slavery and held by the Turnbull family, he was a master craftsman who directed the construction of St. John's Episcopal Church. He supervised the preparation of timber from the forests as well as bricks made on site by fellow slaves. He personally carved the wood for the chancel rail and pulpit, creating his own design from the leaves of native trees. A devoted Christian, he became the church's sexton for the remainder of his life. When he died, Bishop Wm. Mercer Green, Sr. preached his funeral from the church, and Jesse became the only person of color ever buried in Greenfield Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 33° 0.731′ N, 91° 3.029′ W. Marker is in Glen Allan, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is on Eastside Lake Washington Road 0.1 miles east of Cordell Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 286 Eastside Lake Washington Road, Glen Allan MS 38744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
Jesse Crowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. Jesse Crowell Marker
as the crow flies. In Remembrance (here, next to this marker); St. John's Church (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grace Mounds (approx. 4.9 miles away); Law Mounds (approx. 6.1 miles away); Old Highway 1 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Cotton Storage House (approx. 6.7 miles away); Swan Lake Mounds (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allan.
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
3. Greenfield Cemetery
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
4. St. John's Church
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By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
5. St. John's Church
St. John's Church image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
6. St. John's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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