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Rena Gibbs


Fairvue Plantation and Belmont Mansion




1847 - September - Listed in September inventory of Isaac Franklin’s estate as part of the house Staff and 12 years old. Also listed is her mother, Maria Gibbs (32) and siblings Louisiana (9), Rachel (6), and Martin (2).

1848 – Rena was ‘hired’ by Adelicia from the Trustees for the Franklin Institute for $70 a year. She likely would have moved from Fairvue to Adelicia’s newly purchased house on Cherry Street in downtown Nashville.

1857 – November 28 – The Acklens mention that Rena is still at Belmont, even after they have left for Louisiana. Rena was to help Corinne find the housekeeper’s work box.

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