Tavernkeepers (HM1BXS)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.436'

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Fort Frederica National Monument

Ann and Levi Bennett, "kept a good public house there (Frederica), and after her husband's death married (Samuel) Lee who is an idle fellow, and her businesses is almost lost." A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia 1763

Levi Bennett and his wife Ann operated Frederica's first tavern here. The lot was assigned to Bennett when Frederica was established in 1736.

Two years after their arrival Mr. Bennett either died or deserted the colony. The task of running the tavern was left to his wife and his servant, Samuel Lee, who Ann eventually married. Ann also kept a store here and was described by a diarist as "a considerable dealer."

Among the artifacts discovered here were 15 wine goblets, 1,218 wine bottle fragments, and 2,331 fragments of clay pipes—items likely to be found in a pub.
Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462798 N 3454448
Decimal Degrees31.22360000, -81.39060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.96" N, 81° 23' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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