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Plaster-Smith-Collier-Steele Family

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Presented by Mrs. Emma Smith Plaster, Miss Emma and Dan Plaster. Members of the Plaster, Smith, Collier, and Steele families who were among the first settlers of Fulton and DeKalb counties. The elderly negroes are some of the ex-slaves willed by name by Benjamin Plaster in 1836 to his children (will on file in DeKalb County Court House).View of the Plaster, Smith, Collier, and Steele familes posed in front of a farmhouse in Georgia.One of the original settlers of DeKalb County, Benjamin Plaster, Sr. was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1780 and moved to the Peachtree District of Fulton County about the time that DeKalb County was founded. His will is the oldest record of DeKalb County, and his land covers what is now Peachtree Hills Park, Peachtree Heights, the eastern part of Brookwood Hills, Armour Station, a large sector of the Rock Springs Community, the Lindmont Development, and both sides of Piedmont Road from just south of the Seaboard Railroad bridge to the Southern Railway underpass at East Wesley Road.Local identification number: VIS 170.4175.001Local identification number: ahc1704175001a.jpgAtlanta History Photograph Collection, Atlanta History Center
8 X 10 In. Sepia Tone Silver Gelatin Print
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