This post is just one stop along the way in the Hooked on Houses Fall Blog Party. So please go check out everyone else's posts - there are sure to be some good ones.
The Taylor family settled on 205 acres on Limestone Creek in Washington County, TN.
Built circa 1777, the log home housed Captain Taylor, his wife Mary, and their 13 children (though I could only find an actual record of 8 at that time - two of them with the interesting names of Artmesia and Greenberry).
Oh and since they had two rooms, they took on boarders.
Their most famous boarder was future U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who stayed at Taylor's home for close to five months in 1788 when he was 21 years old, practicing law while waiting for a caravan to take him to what would eventually become Nashville.
In 1974, the house was moved from its original location (about 2 miles from town) to downtown Jonesborough, where it sits on Main Street today.
Some people say that they've seen Andrew Jackson's ghost at the house - that he will be seen at the back of the cabin, walk around to the front, pause at the door, and then go inside.
It's also been said that he rushes down the street toward the courthouse in broad daylight but is only visible to people on the opposite side of the street.
I walked down the opposite side of the street and then all around the house taking pictures, but I didn't see him - which is just fine with me!
If you're interested, here is the entire set of photos I took at the Christopher Taylor House a couple of weeks ago.