Built in 1832, the Leavell family, one of the first families to settle Turin, used slave labor to build this antebellum home, referred as Dossann Acres. Sitting on many acres of land, this farm was mainly used for cotton. According to the 1860 Slave Census, Leavell used the enslaved labor of 28 people, ranging in ages of 2 to 48, to farm the land.
Leavell willed this land to his stepson, Dr. Herbert Page. Thanks to Traci Muller Ryland of The Adventures in Cemetery Hopping, I was informed of an interesting story of Dr. Page taking care of two Union Soldiers that ended with two Union soldier headstones being placed in Tranquil Cemetery and the attempts to find the families of those soldiers. The Atlanta Journal Constitution shared the story in 1996. You can read the story here.
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