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deason home

Built in the 1840's in Ellisville, the Deason Home is Jones County's oldest home. Among the fascinating tales about the house, it’s the site of confederate officer Major Amos McLemore’s murder at the hands of the infamous Newt Knight, a leader of a band of confederate deserters in 1863. For an appointment, call (601) 577--1066 or visit

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