Moses H. Thompson House, 1870, The Ridge

William H Davis writes: This is the Thompson family home. My great-great grandmother bought the lot behind this house from the Thompsons in the 1880s. The home is still in her estate but is abandoned. I spent many happy summers there on The Ridge.

He writes: The first owner of our 1870 house, Moses H. Thompson, sold an adjoining lot to Mr. Davis’ great-great-grandmother (a friend of Mrs. Thompson’s) and also a few acres further back to James Cromley, who was Sapelo Island’s lighthouse keeper from 1873 -1889. Moses Thompson was a manager for Hilton Lumber Company’s sawmill on Union Island which was located near the site of Blue N Hall Marina. There are interesting stories about Thompson and 19 other men who were captured by Union soldiers while trying to run a Union blockade of Doboy Sound. Most were taken to a prison in Philadelphia and had to walk home to Georgia at the end of the Civil War.

The Ridge Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

4 thoughts on “Moses H. Thompson House, 1870, The Ridge

  1. Rachel Frey

    I totally love this house…where is it near? Any chance it can be saved?

    Rachel

    Rachel D. Bowen The Trammell House 55 Trammell Street Marietta, GA 30064 678-360-8159

    ________________________________ From: Vanishing Coastal Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2016 7:27 AM To: rachel812@live.com Subject: [New post] Thompson House, The Ridge

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