D.A.R. hosts annual Halloween event at Deason Home

D.A.R. hosts annual Halloween event at Deason Home
Members of Camp #227, Jones County Rosin Heels, Sons of Confederate Veterans, fire a cannon during a Halloween Open House at the Deason Home Saturday night.
Members of Camp #227, Jones County Rosin Heels, Sons of Confederate Veterans, fire a cannon during a Halloween Open House at the Deason Home Saturday night.

The Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution opened up one of the most historic and, some people say, most haunted houses in the Pine Belt Saturday night to raise money for its preservation.  They hosted an annual Halloween event at the Deason Home in Ellisville.

Tours of the house were conducted for $5 and visitors were also treated to live folk music and the occasional firing of a cannon by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who were camped on the grounds of the home.

The house was built in 1845 and was the site of an infamous assassination in 1863 of a Confederate officer who had been sent to round up local Civil War deserters.