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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Let Freedom Ring

 
 
Let Freedom Ring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 4, 2018
1. Let Freedom Ring Marker
Inscription. For someone to choose this country and live through 17 U.S. Presidents is amazing. Eugene Magevney was born in 1798 in Ireland. He must have heard the call of freedom from America as a child while our nation was still in its infancy and John Adams was just taking over the presidency from George Washington. And it must have been destiny that Mr. Magevney began his long productive life as an Irish immigrant in America living in a simple house located on a well established street in Memphis named for that same President Adams. Eugene Magevney surely was influenced by every U.S. president up to Ulysses S. Grant. The difficulties of 19th century life and the irony of families choosing freedom for themselves, yet denying it to others by purchasing slaves is baffling. "Let Freedom Ring" explores one family's 19th century thru the comparison of heirloom fruits, politics, and life events.

A generous grant from The Financial Group and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Allowed Kennedy View Garden Club, a member of Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., District 1, to do the project in the years 2005-2007
 
Erected by Kennedy View Garden Club.
 
Location. 35° 8.848′ N, 90° 2.891′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee
Let Freedom Ring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 4, 2018
2. Let Freedom Ring Marker
, in Shelby County. Marker is on Madison Ave. just west of B.B. King (Tennessee Route 14), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eugene Magevney (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest's Early Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest and the Memphis Slave Trade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Lee House (about 400 feet away); Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Shelby County Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Magevney House image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler
3. Magevney House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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