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Down Home Revisited



Daniel Meredith Liddell and Nellie Mae Mills Liddell built a new brick ranch house a few feet away from the 1840 Liddell house in 1957. The old plantation plain home was demolished. The barn, smokehouse, car house, and well house survived beyond 1957. The demolition was of course, back before preservation efforts became a part of our lives. I was only four so I don’t remember much about the old plantation house. My uncle Frank Liddell is 94, recalls it vividly, and has drawn out floor plans for me.

Pictured are my grandparents, Daniel M. Liddell and Nellie Mills Liddell in front of their new house in 1958.

Pictured in the b/w image are Michael P. Green and Sandra Nell Seay (Henley) circa Easter 1957 in front of the old plantation plain 1840 Liddell House. Through the years it had acquired a screened porch on the front facade beside where the old Preacher’s Room for visiting circuit rider preachers had been built.

Down Home 1935


I posted this image with some others in a birthday remembrance of my mother, Charlotte Liddell Green, on Facebook four days ago. I thought that I should provide some details about this wonderful old image from 1935. It is a photograph of six of the eight children of Nellie Mae Mills Liddell and Daniel Meredith Liddell. My Uncle Frank is not pictured and he believes that he must have taken the photograph when he was about thirteen years old. The oldest son, D.L., was absent from the group image.

Pictured, starting on the left, is Louise (later Mrs. Ernest Welch) holding youngest brother, Harold. Standing is Charlotte (later Mrs. William P. Green) with Virginia (later Mrs. N.H. Russell). Showing a calf is Thomas. Kneeling is Ruth (later Mrs. Henry Seay).

The siblings are grouped in the flower and shrub garden at the front of the 1840 homeplace in the Pleasant Hill community. The house was located on the original land lot awarded to William Liddell in the 1818 Land Lottery which opened Gwinnett County to white ownership of the former Creek and Cherokee tribal land.

Family members always referred fondly to going “down home” when they would visit their parents after they moved away as adults.image