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 Granny Lucinda “Lucy” <I>Wilson</I> White

Granny Lucinda “Lucy” Wilson White

Death 1815 (aged 71–72)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot grave lies in the median at the entrance
Memorial ID 7932743 · View Source
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As a widow raising two orphaned grandsons, Lucy (Lucinda) was told by the North Carolina courts that she was too old and too poor to take proper care of the boys.

When told that the boys would be taken away, she left with them and an elderly slave in the middle of the night. They traveled over 800 miles on foot until they reach Roane County, Tennessee.

She moved to the Nashville area in 1803 and set up a Ginger cake stand to make money. In time, she was able to purchase 50 acres of land where she established one of the most popular inns along the Natchez Trace.

The little gray-haired woman was called Granny by everyone.

She was buried on her property which was passed on to one of the grandsons who had come with her years before.

In the 1980s, the land once owned by Granny White was made into a development of 43 high priced homes. Almost 170 years after her death, her memory lives on. The subdivision is located on Granny White Pike and is called "The Inns of Granny White." And Granny is watching over these new residents. Her grave lies in the median at the entrance of "The Inns."

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  • Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 29 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7932743
  • Evening Blues
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Granny Lucinda “Lucy” Wilson White (1743–1815), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7932743, citing Granny White Gravesite, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .