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Fairvue Plantation and Belmont Mansion


Daughter of Betsy. Sibling of Harriet, James, Alexander, Joe/Joseph, and Ive


1847 – September - Listed in September inventory of Isaac Franklin’s estate as Betsy’s fifth child and belonging to Adelicia given to her by her father O. B. Hayes. No previous record of this transition has been found, but it is plausible this happened in 1839 when Adelicia married Isaac.

1849 – May – Listed in Joseph Acklen marriage contract as belonging to Adelicia.

1857 - October 8 - Listed in legal document in which Adelicia changed the trustee of her estate from her father, O. B. Hayes, to her husband, Joseph Acklen.

Other Possible Sources:

1868 – An Amanda is referenced in a letter as the cook at Belmont. It is believed this is the same person. By April 1869, Adelicia had a new cook.

1871 – March 10 – An Amanda (with no last name given) was buried in the Nashville City Cemetery.

1881 – The Nashville City Directory listed an Amanda Acklin (colored) as a widow of William H. and living at Line near Belleville.

1890 – The Nashville City Directory listed a Mrs. Amanda Acklen (colored) as a cook at 612 Gay.

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