Ivy Walker Duggan (22 December 1831-6 September 1917), was a native of nearby Warthen. He lived in this house and was employed at one time by the Washington Institute in Linton.
Frances Kassinger writes [partly in response from an incorrect source I quoted, now removed, stating Mr. Duggan was the first teacher to be certified in Georgia]: Ivy Duggan (my double great grandfather) was not the first to receive a teaching certificate in Georgia. This was verified by the Department of Education. However, Ivy proved to be a prominent and well-loved professor throughout his entire adult life.
You may be interested in knowing as well, that the pictured home received many unwelcome Union soldiers in it, in December 1864. I have Susan Reynolds (Ivy Duggan’s wife) letter that describes that visit to her home and to the town.
Linton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places