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Robincroft/ Timothy Demonbreun Home

Robincroft / Timothy Demonbreun House built in 1906 was owned by Thomas M. Robinson and Annie Robinson.

Photo by Nyttend

He was a principal of the Robinson-McGill Carriage Co. of Shelbyville, TN which mainly made buggies and surries. The home is a large 2.5 story brick home located at 746 Benton Ave. in the Waverly district off 8th Ave S. McGill bought out his partner’s interest in that company and another one.

Robincroft was inherited by Robinson’s stepdaughter, Anita Williams (1896-?), from Annie’s first marriage. In 1978, Anita Williams lived at the property.

The Williams family members lived in the house until 1993 when Steve Cropper purchased the property. Cropper is a famous guitar player and businessman.

In 1995, Cropper sold it to Richard and Rhonda Demonbreun. The Demonbreuns transformed it into a bed and breakfast and opened in 2000 as renamed Timothy Demonbreun House, honoring Richard’s great, great, great great-grandfather, Jacques Boucher Timothy Demonbreun who was the first European white man to live in the Cumberland country. In 2021, the property was sold. Thomas Robinson named the home Robincroft. NRHP 1978


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