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At this present time I don't have a photo, but as soon as I can get my hands on one I'll post it here. I have seen the mansion myself and it is qite beautiful.
The following are the words of Susan Hamersky.
APPLETON MANDEVILLE, (1802-1892) Left his father's home in PA as a pioneer to the Creek lands of GA in search of health, finally settling in Carrollton in 1823. In 1835, he traveled to Vermont with his friend Sanford Kingsberry (also of Carrollton), where he met Kingsberry's younger cousin MARY ANN STEWART (1816-1900). (They met on a Thursday, were married 3 days later on Sunday, and started back for GA on Tuesday!) In 1836, he was a Lieut. in the war fighting the Creeks (Camp Odum marker). Mary Ann was homesick for her beloved Vermont, so Appleton had Maple trees brought down from Vermont and planted them all along in front of their home. Hence, it came to be called Maple Street, and is called that still today. They had 10 children born in Carrollton, losing their oldest son (2nd child) in the War Between the States. (All of the children, along with the parents, are buried in the Carrollton City Cemetery.) 10 days after Lee's surrender, Yankee raiders came through Carrollton, setting the northwest quadrant of the downtown square on fire, and then continuing across town to pillage and destroy. Mary Ann Stewart Mandeville hid the family silver down in the woods. She pled so graciously when the soldiers came, that her home was spared. Though their home survived the war, it was torn down some years ago and is now a parking area next to the Maple Street Mansion Restaurant, which was the former home of their 7th child LEROY CLIFTON MANDEVILLE.
L.C. MANDEVILLE (my g-grandfather) was the builder and original owner of the beautiful Victorian home on Maple Street, Carrollton, which is now the Maple Street Mansion Restaurant. L.C. figured prominently in many areas of Carrollton history.
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