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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

History of the Logs Used in this Cabin

Neddy Jacobs Cabin Site

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. History of the Logs Used in this Cabin Marker
Inscription. The original site of this log cabin was in Leeville, Tennessee on the old Nashville-Lebanon stage route (Hickory Ridge Road). It was built in 1833 by John Kelley, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Margaret Lavenia Kelley. It was built on land owned by Mrs. Kelley’s father, Revolutionary War Colonel David Campbell.

The Kelleys’ son, David Campbell Kelley, was born in this cabin on December 25, 1833. He became a Methodist minister and went as a missionary to China in 1854. Returning home, he served in the Civil War with General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He became a colonel and was known as “The Fighting Parson”.

After the war, he established Corona Female Academy in Lebanon in 1866. He also pastored churches in Lebanon and later served at McKendree Methodist in Nashville. In 1873, he was instrumental in establishing Vanderbilt University. He ran for governor of Tennessee on the Prohibitionist Party in 1890, but was defeated. He died in 1909.
 
Erected 2001 by The Hardy Family; Wayne, Jean, Jo Ann, Phillip, Chelsea and Ben.
 
Location. 36° 12.508′ N, 86° 17.479′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Cumberland Street, on the
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By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. History of the Logs Used in this Cabin Marker
right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is in addition to the Neddy Jacobs Cabin marker - - which is North/West on the circle of the Confederate Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neddy Jacobs Cabin (here, next to this marker); Lebanon (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans and Robert H. Hatton Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson County Courthouses (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lebanon Post Office (about 600 feet away); Robert Looney Caruthers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caruthers Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
3. History of the Logs Used in this Cabin Marker
The marker on the left side is the Neddy Jacobs Cabin marker and the marker on the far right is the History of the Logs Used in this Cabin marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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