Jesse L. Lemon, built the colorful Queen Anne Victorian home, now known as Serendipity House on Main Street, in the 1880s.
Jesse L. Lemon owned a cotton warehouse and mercantile store, and also served in Acworth's first government after the Civil War, according to the 2003 photo book, "Images of America: Acworth."
The following article appeared in the Washington Post, December 2, 1924
LOCKED OUT BY WIFE HE DIES IN POVERTY i Former Banker Left Riches Behind Him After a Trivial Quarrel Pittsburgh Dec 1 The story of a wealthy Southern banker left a fortune of and his home and business after a quarrel with his wife was told to police today as the body of Jesse L Lemon was shipped to his former home in Acworth Ga The former banker had been working as a collector for a sewing machine company for a week He died last Friday in a poorly furnished room Guy L Snyder a fellow employe said Lemon told him that he had quarreled with his wife over some trilling matter eleven years ago When he went home after the rel of his house were locked and Lemon went to the bank and left Wort pockets showed that he had a son Millard Lemon who was killed in France during the war A telegram was sent to Maria Nichols a cousin of Acworth Ga who sent money and directed that the body be sent there for burial
This may explain why his headstone was erected by a Mason Lodge.
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