John Calhoun McLaurin (1811 - 1887)
J. C. McLaurin's farm house finished in 1861, not far from Mt. Olive, MS
View of the porch on the farm house. Originally, there was a breezeway through the center where the door is.
View of the shed. There used to be a kitchen building nearby.
View of the rear of the house.
View under the house. Note that the house is sitting on stones as piers. The house has been there for over 150 years on those stones.
The back porch. Originally, the kitchen was out a path from this door to a building 20 yards away.
The back porch is not original but a recent add.
The surrounding land.
Looking down toward Bowie Creek. The creek lies just in the far tree line.
John C.'s original bed.
inside one of the rooms. Note the carved boards that form the wall.
The story is that there was a slave in the area who was quite skilled at planing boards and he made all of the lumber used in the house.