|Samuel Johnston's Old Home|
is said to be the oldest Samuel Johnston home. This home was possibly started as
a smaller log structure that was expanded. The home, along with 584 acres, faces
south which faces the old road. A son of Samuel, James Harvey Johnston's family
sold the old farm at auction on March 27, 1868 to Johnston W. Howard for the sum
of $7,900. This farm was once part of Starr's Reservation which Samuel bought
from James Starr, a Cherokee Indian. He built many of the old homes in this area
for his children. Many are still standing. Samuel Johnston owned thousands of
acres of land in Monroe, Green and Blount Counties. Samuel also donated two
acres to the "Succeeder Church where the old "Succeeder" meeting house once stood".
It was called Rockville Presbyterian Church and Cemetery.
Samuel Johnston was born 9 Aug., 1766 in Rockbridge Co., VA and died on 11 Aug.,
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