This old home sites on high ground overlooking beautiful western York County. It’s old outbuilding remain intact and show the extensive farm needs for rural living at the turn of the 20th century. Members of the Black family has long been associated with this dwelling but Walker’s 1910 postal map shows the E. McSwain family residing at this location.
This house consisted of a one and one-half story log cabin with a raised wood floor and was mud-chinked. The original dwelling was approximately twenty feet wide and thirty feet long with a fireplace at one end. The builder of the house was most likely Nathaniel Harrison (wife Rachel)who received this land by patent in 1765. In 1785, he sold 148 acres to Matthew Black who was living in Rutherford County. The older house was torn down and Mr. Ronald Scoggins built his home on the exact spot. [Information furnished by J.L. West]
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