The “Plea Flucker” House-Temperance Bell, Georgia

If you’ve ever looked at the Farm Security Administration photos in Georgia, you likely stumbled across Jack Delano’s work. He took photos of this home in Temperance Bell and called it the “Plea Flucker House.”

I always felt confident that the house no longer stood because of its condition in 1941. Wondered why it was called “Plea Flucker.” Knowing that houses are often named after the first owners of a home, I dove into Ancestry records to see if I could determine who or what “Plea Flucker” was. Based on Census, Findagrave, and tax records, I was able to determine that this was Palemon Fluker’s home. Several generations of Flukers lived in the area, and Palemon is buried in the Woodville Cemetery, which is next to Temperance Bell. I am guessing Plea was either a nickname, a misunderstanding of the name, or Delano misread his notes once the photos were printed.

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