Free Black Female LandownerNelly and her family lived on the northwest corner of Summer and Irish streets. Her daughter, Erie, and Erie's two sons were emancipated in 1822. Nelly's son, Alfred VanVactor Thompson, was born free in 1818. Well educated, he was trained as a tailor by Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), who later became the seventeenth president of the United States. Alfred emigrated to Liberia in 1842, subsequently returning to the U.S. and becoming a successful Ohio tailor. Nelly lived in Greenville until 1856.
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.
|Marker Number||1C 93|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 335418 N 4003810|
|Decimal Degrees||36.16508333, -82.82981667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 9.905', W 82° 49.789'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 9' 54.30" N, 82° 49' 47.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 218-238 N Main St, Greeneville TN 37745, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|