James Stapleton Jr. House, 1886, Stapleton

Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett, who has numerous family connections to the area, writes: When we went to Stapleton Ga. today, I discovered this house was originally owned by James Stapleton Jr. (1862-1941), son of Col. James Stapleton and my Grandfather’s half brother. He later moved from this house to the home of the late Mrs. Marguerite Newsome, just down the street. It is a large white two story home with a great old barn across the road – perhaps it has been posted as well. The glass globes on the weather vane/lightning rods were light lavender today. I thought they were more red in color, so not sure if they change with temperature and conditions, or I am just wrong!!

 

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6 responses to “James Stapleton Jr. House, 1886, Stapleton

  1. Dr. Fay Stapleton

    When we went to Stapleton Ga. today, I discovered this house was originally owned by James Stapleton Jr. (1862-1941), son of Col. James Stapleton and my Grandfather’s half brother. He later moved from this house to the home of the late Mrs. Marguerite Newsome, just down the street. It is a large white two story home with a great old barn across the road – perhaps it has been posted as well. The glass globes on the weather vane/lightning rods were light lavender today. I thought they were more red in color, so not sure if they change with temperature and conditions, or I am just wrong!!

  2. Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett

    The tax records indicate this house was built in 1886. The Augusta, Gibson and Sandersville Narrow Gauge Railroad was built in 1885 and came through “Spread,” formerly “Spread Oak.” The town was later renamed “Stapleton” in honor of Col. James Stapleton. The current town of Stapleton was just a crossroads with a general store belonging to my Great Grandfather, Col. James Stapleton prior to the railroad. His store was located where the current City Hall is located. All the homes and businesses built up in the town after the railroad came through.

  3. Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett

    I love this old house…it is as if time stopped. It has fascinating features, but perhaps my favorite is the lightning rod/ weather vane on the top with beautiful red glass. Somewhere I have a zoomed in photo of it…. Thanks for posting this.

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