A Life of ToilWhile the bold and dramatic claim center stage, history is also written in the quite, humble ways...and lives. Alfred Jackson was unique among the enslaved at The Hermitage. Born at The Hermitage to Betty, the cook, and Ned, the carpenter, Alfred became the wagoner in charge of Hermitage vehicles and horses. He married Gracy Bradley, Sarah Jackson's personal maid, with whom he had two children, Augustus, and Sara. Alfred lived nearly his entire life here. He witnessed the growth of The Hermitage into a bustling cotton plantation, then its decline before and after the Civil War, and finally its rebirth as a shrine to Jackson.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 534802 N 4007924|
|Decimal Degrees||36.21553333, -86.61280000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 12.932', W 86° 36.768'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 12' 55.92" N, 86° 36' 46.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US|
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