The Rutherford Slave House
In 1784, John Rutherford, a native of Ireland, builded a two story brick house. When John Jr. grew up, he moved the family into a new more fancy house. The Rutherford slaves used the old house as the sleeping quarters. In 1889, Thomas Rutherford, a former slave, bought the old house along with three hundred acres for a hundred dollars.The old Rutherford house still stands in good condition. I want to research our family roots as far as I can go back.