Mary Musgrove Matthews " has alwaysbeen in great esteen with the General,... forbeing half Indian by extract, she had a very great influence upon many of them, particulary the Creek Nation...."
William StephensFebruary 22, 1740
In 1743, Mary Musgrove Matthews, General Oglethorpe's Indian interpreter, lived on this lot. She had a good house made of tabby- a type of concrete made with water, sand, lime, andoyster shells.
The daughter of a white trader and a Creek Indian mother, Mary left the Indians at the ageof 10 to receive a Christian education in SouthCarolina. A skillful interpreter, negotiator, andtrader, she helped Oglethorpe win the friendshipand support of the Indians.