Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rock Ledge

Marker ID: THC 1A 103
Location: Sullivan County, in Kingsport, 117 Stuffle Place
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 34.579    W 082° 30.932
  36.57631666    -82.51553333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM50R0


Built before 1835 by David Shaver, father of Samuel Shaver, an early Tennessee portrait painter. Passed to Lucinda Shaver, wife of Unionist and Tennessee State Senator (1865-69), John Welsh. Inherited by Leah Welsh and her husband, Lafayette M. Stuffle, a well-known planter and lieutenant in the Confederate Army. This property has remained in direct descent for six generations.