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Cartwright-Moss House

Updated: Jan 19

Photo by J. R. Manning

Jacob Cartwright (1767-1828) and Patience Hobdy Cartwright (1785-1837) wed in 1803. They built their home at 760 Old Dickerson Pike.

The original structure was a 2 story log house built in 1810; then in 1850, a frame addition was added. Cartwright was part of James Robertson’s original settlers in Middle Tennessee. Their son, John Hunter Cartwright (1812-1863) and his wife Catherine Connell Cartwright (1818-1897) were the next owners. They continued to reside in and farm on the property.

Their daughter, Lilly Cartwright (1854-1938), married Judge Bennett Douglas “B.D.” Bell (1849-1934) in 1882. Judge Bell became a renowned jurist and a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court in the late 1800s. Judge Bell’s maternal great x3 grandfather was Judge Edward Douglas who held the first court in Sumner Co. Jacob and Patience’s great, great-grandson was James Cartwright Warner of Renraw.

In 1979, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Moss owned the property. NRHP 1979 See Renraw


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