Deason Home unveils historical marker

Jones Counties’ oldesthome now has a new marker to signify its historical importance in the Ellisvillecommunity.

Members of the Tallahala Chapter of theNational Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, friends of theDeason Home and others gathered on the front lawn to unveil the MississippiDepartment of Archives and History marker Saturday. The home that was constructedcirca 1834, belonging to Amos Deason is now owned by the Tallahala Chapter ofthe National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - "This is the oldest home in Jones County, andthere is a lot of history that's happened here, it is also the sight of aninfamous shooting," said Regent of the Tallahala Chapter, Frances Murphey. "Thisjust gives us some validity, another reason for people to come to see thehouse, because it is a very great house to visit," said Murphey.

Purchasing the marker was made possiblethrough a gift from the former Ellisville Historical Society and tirelessefforts by the chapter to raise funds.