The Dr. J.H. Withers Home

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STORY OF THE QUILT SQUARE, THE J. H. WITHERS HOME, BY MAMERS EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB FOR HARNETT COUNTY HISTORICAL QUILT, 1989

The Dr. J. A. McDougald Home

Later

Home of Dr. J. H. Withers

" In Upper Little River Township, Dr. J. A. McDougald, a bachelor, built his unpainted two-story frame house. His home was built on a hill overlooking McDougald bridge area. This house was built in 1860 before the Civil War took place. It stands among giant oak, maple, pine, walnut, and magnolia trees. This home has a very large yard in which children of later generations of Withers would come on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to play tennis, croquet, pitch horse-she, etc. Many a time the whole community would Come together at this home to have ice-cream suppers and oyster suppers. Sometimes they would gather there to raise money for the church. Needless to say, this home was the gathering place for both young and older citizens of the community and they were also church going people.

Dr. McDougald's niece married a Withers, passing the ownership of the house into the Withers family.

Dr. J. H. Withers and his wife inherited the home and farm from Dr. McDougald, then it was passed on down to Mr. Jim Withers from his father Dr. Withers. Mrs. Jim Withers (Emma) was a native of Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Dr. J. H. Withers was also the Clerk of Court.

There was also a post office on the premises and behind the house, down the hill a little, is an old Indian graveyard.

Written by: Dorothy Stewart, member

Mamers Extension Homemakers Club For: Mamers Extension Homemakers Club

Quilt Square: Row 4, Number 23

Embroidery and Applique by: Dorothy Stewart, Joyce Nordan, Dorothy Morrison and Sue Crelia Members of Mamers Extension Homemakers Club