City Directories and History: 1913 – W.J. Jones, 1925 – W.J. Jones, 1941 – Jane H. Swords, 1964 – Moultrie B. Burns
Built by Colonel William Shannon in circa 1838, who was killed in the Cash-Shannon duel in 1880, an unusual feature of this home is the double door-way at the entrance. The large upstairs room was originally used as a ballroom. [Courtesy of the Camden Tour Book]
A deed of transfer in 1831 from Joseph Kershaw to Alexander Young is one of the earliest records of this property. Alexander Young sold it to William M. Shannon in 1840 and C.J. Shannon transferred it to William M. Shannon the son in April of 1844. The home was reported to have been constructed in 1838 on Broad Street and moved to this location in 1849. The home was occupied by the Rev. J.K. Mendenhall in the 1850’s and by 1859, William D. Anderson was living here. Subsequent owners included: James Dunlap, James Jones, Thomas Jones, Helen Jones, Jane Sword, and the Burns family.
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