This dwelling is typical of the many rural tenant houses used by African Americans following the Civil War and until the 1940’s as housing. Many of these families lived in these dwellings generation following generation until cotton was no longer grown in this area or their labors was no longer needed on the small farm of York County.
This old home was occupied by the family of Merle Wilson for many years until circa 1960. Other occupants were Aunt Gert and Uncle Al who had moved there about that time, after having lived at the Sam Blair house for decades.
*** The address is approximate.
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