Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Embree

Marker ID: THC 1A 29
Location: on Old State Route 34 near Matthews Mill Rd., Telford, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 14.605    W 082° 33.410
  36.24341666    -82.55683333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5Z2E


In 1791, Seth Smith, a Pennsylvania stonemason, built the house 0.6 mi. W of Telford and 300 yrds N. of the road for the Quaker father of Elihu, am early abolitionist, and his brother, Elijah, an early iron-master. The family came from New Jersey. Sarah Hawkins, first wife of john Sevier, is buried near the house.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.