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James Raulston


James Raulston moved his family to the Sequatchie region in 1808. When surveyors ran the Tennessee-Alabama boundary in 1817. He discovered his home straddled the line. He soon used this situation to his political advantage, He arranged his living quarters so he could qualify as a Tennessean, Then, in 1823, he changed his bedroom to another part of the house, declared himself an Alabama resident and was elected representative of Jackson County in the Alabama legislature, James Raulston acquired extensive land holdings in both states; the names of his 14 children occur repeatedly in the public records of both Marion and Jackson counties.

This log house was built by Mr. Raulston but it is no longer standing. You can view it HERE

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Photo submitted by Helen L. Smith Hoke

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