Mattox Family Home, circa 1880

Summary

Amos and Grace Mattox -- descended from enslaved African Americans -- raised their two children in this rural Georgia farmhouse during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Amos farmed, cut hair, made shoes, and preached at the local church, while Grace sewed, canned, cooked, and helped needy neighbors. Although life was hard, the family proudly affirmed that there was "always enough."

Amos and Grace Mattox -- descended from enslaved African Americans -- raised their two children in this rural Georgia farmhouse during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Amos farmed, cut hair, made shoes, and preached at the local church, while Grace sewed, canned, cooked, and helped needy neighbors. Although life was hard, the family proudly affirmed that there was "always enough."

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1880

Subject Date

1930-1939

Creators

Morel, Amos H., b. ca. 1814 

Place of Creation

United States, Georgia, Bryan county 

United States, Georgia, Richmond Hill 

Creator Notes

Built by Amos H. Morrell in Ways Station, Bryan County, Georgia (later known as Richmond Hill, Georgia).

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

43.154.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Newspapers
Wood (Plant Material)

Color

White (Color)

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