Ellen "Nelly" VanVactor

Ellen "Nelly" VanVactor (HM13JI)

Location: Greeneville, TN 37745 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.905', W 82° 49.789'

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Free Black Female Landowner

Nelly 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.
HM NumberHM13JI
Marker Number1C 93
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 335418 N 4003810
Decimal Degrees36.16508333, -82.82981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.905', W 82° 49.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 54.30" N, 82° 49' 47.34" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218-238 N Main St, Greeneville TN 37745, US
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