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"Cades Cove - Gregg-Cable House" Top 5 Page for this destination Tennessee Things to Do Tip by OlenaKyiv

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  The furniture in Gregg-Cable house
by OlenaKyiv

Leason Gregg bought an acre of land from John P. Cable in 1879 and built a small on it with lumber sawed at Cable's mill. He later enlarged the house from time to time. He and his family lived in it and operated a store on the first floor. It is believed to be the first all--frame house in the Cove.

In 1887, Rebecca Cable and her brother Dan bought the house and the acre their father had sold to Gregg eight years earlier. They operated the store for about eight years before selling theit stock of merchandise, after which they used the building as a residence and boarding house.
Dan's wife had a tuberculosis and Dan was hospitalized for mental illness. So Aunt Becky reared her brother's children, ran the boarding house, took care of farm and cattle-raising chores and lived a long and successful life. She owned more than 600 acres of land. She died in 1940 at the age of 96. After her death the house was moved from its original site on the Forge Creek Road.

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  • Written May 22, 2004
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