Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Eugene Magevney

Marker ID: THC 4E 61
Location: 198 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.842    W 090° 2.898
  35.14736666    -90.0483
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2C45


Born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, 1798: immigrated to the United States, 1828;
settled in Memphis, 1833. His home was the scene of three important religious occasions in Memphis:
first Catholic mass, 1839;
first Catholic marriage, 1840;
first Catholic baptism, 1841.
Magevney, pioneer teacher and civil leader, died in the yellow fever epidemic in 1875.
In 1941 the family gave this site to the city.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.