The Samuel C. Meade Home
(John Justice Home)

Early History: John Justice bought 600 acres on both sides of Bold Camp Creek from George and Benjamin Warder, through their agent, William B. Aston, prior to 1840. John Justice made will in 1852, leaving the property to his Negro slaves: Siller, Hannah, Richard, Peter, Moses, Douglas, Katy, Jane, Elizabeth, Nathan,
Patton, Henry and Simeon, on the death of his wife, at which time all the slaves should be freed. Said slaves sold their title to Dimeon P. Dotson, who wold it to Nehemiah Henderson, who sold it to James Hoge in 1855, none of the three last names ever residing upon the land. John H. Hoge bought the land from his brother James Hoge, and sold it to Nathan Hamilton in 1860, who moved onto the land which was by then in a very run down condition, and started improvements, building the present residence of Samuel C. Meade. John Hamilton fell heir to the land upon the death of his father, Nathan Hamilton, and sold it to the present owner Samuel C. Meade.

Location: Five miles east of Pound post office and U. S. Highway No. 23. On a slight rise three hundred years above Forks of the Meade (or left hand) Fork of Bold Camp Creek, and fifty yards west of the left hand Fork of the stream, facing due east, and surrounded by a large apple orchard planted by Nathan Hamilton about 1861, some of which has been planted by John Justice before 1850.

Date: The John Justice house was built about 1840. Torn away by Nathan Hamilton I 1860. Hamilton built present building in 1860 and 1861.

Owners: John Justice 1840-1852 (date of his will); His widow and his slaves: Siller, Hannah, Richard, Peter, Moses, Douglas, Katy, Jane, Elizabeth, Nathan, Patton, Henry and Dimeon, 1852-1854;  Simon P. Dotson, 1854-1855; Nehemiah Henderson, 1855-1857; James Hoge, 1857-1860; Nathan Hamilton, 1860-1890; 
John Hamilton, 1890-1905 and Samuel C. Meade from 1905.


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