Jones Counties’ oldest home now has a new marker to signify its historical importance in the Ellisville community.
Members of the Tallahala Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, friends of the Deason Home and others gathered on the front lawn to unveil the Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker Saturday. The home that was constructed circa 1834, belonging to Amos Deason is now owned by the Tallahala Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
“This is the oldest home in Jones County, and there is a lot of history that's happened here, it is also the sight of an infamous shooting,” said Regent of the Tallahala Chapter, Frances Murphey. “This just gives us some validity, another reason for people to come to see the house, because it is a very great house to visit,” said Murphey.
Purchasing the marker was made possible through a gift from the former Ellisville Historical Society and tireless efforts by the chapter to raise funds.
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