I am so glad you liked my neighborhood. Leeper's Creek is not far from my house.
One of Alfred Nixon's articles is from his Memorial Address delivered at New Hope Methodist on Old Plank Road, May 30th, 1909. This is a paragraph that mentions Joseph Forney Johnston:
"Mrs. Anna Jackson, widow of Stonewall Jackson, the genius and wonder of the great Civil War, whose fame as a soldier and a Christian is coextensive with the world. And next her was her childhood friend and neighbor, Joseph Forney Johnston, born and reared in the old mansion at Mariposa, recently destroyed by fire, - a confederate soldier, lawyer, financier, statesman, Governor of Alabama, and now a Senator of the United States."
Mt. Welcome is at the end of Mariposa Road just as you turn off The Old Plank Road. About a quarter mile to the left is the Forney cemetery where Peter and Nancy Abernathy Forney are buried (beside of E. Lincoln Speedway). The cemetery is one of the oldest in the county. Anna Morrison Jackson's home was situated where the Duke Power Plant is on the Old Plank Road about a mile from Mt. Welcome. As you can see, this was a historic area of the county.
I will post the article about Leeper's Creek when I find it.
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