Location: On the right of the road leading down Black Creek and the second house from the Black Creek schoolhouse.
Date: About 1853
Owners: Patented to Solomon and Mahal Wells,
in 1853. They sold to Israel Wampler, September 8, 1860.
Description: Two story, double log house, board roof. Porch across the front. Puncheon floor. Two entrance doors, batten style. One window in each room. Mud daubed stone chimney at the east end. Still standing.
History: Israel Wampler was a farmer and gunsmith
by trade. He was of German extraction and was a son of George Wampler who
was born in Germany, February 9, 1780. Mahal Wells and Solomon Wells went
to Kentucky, Solomon before 1860 and Mahal perhaps sometime during the
Civil War. Mahal was a Botanical Doctor, and after he moved to Kentucky,
a Doctor got
Source of Information: Dr. J. M. Hill, O. B. Gilley, J. T. Hamilton and County Records.
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