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The Deason Home is a historic house museum in Ellisville, Mississippi. It features the oldest home in the Jones County.

The Deason Home was built around the early 1840s, making it the oldest house in all of the Jones County. Some family members claim it was in 1842, but no proof was given to back up this claim. When it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the date of its construction was written as 1845.

In any case, the Deason Home was built by Amos Deason and his wide Eleanor Baskin, possibly using Eleanor?s dowry. It is most famous for its haunting tales, most attributing the spookiness of the place to the event during the Civil War, when Major Amos Mclemore, a Confederate officer, was murdered by Newt Knight in 1863 inside the house.
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