Bluff City Home Showcases Tenn., Presidential History

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Bluff City Home Showcases Tenn., Presidential History


Lowery, Lurah, News Sentinel


BLUFF CITY, Tenn. -- Imagine being surrounded by pieces of U.S. presidential and Tennessee history every single day.

That's how Harvey and Betsy Carrier have lived for the past 40 years in Betsy Carrier's ancestral home in Bluff City. Her relatives were the Stovers, who were descendants of President Andrew Johnson, who became the nation's 17th president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

"Nobody has ever lived in the house other than my family so they were the keeper of the keys for the Johnsons and the Stover artifacts," she said.

She has a strong passion and love of history and the couple has kept many of the Johnson and Stover artifacts, but several have been taken to Greeneville so the history can be shared with everyone.

The house still contains original Johnson and Stover furniture, including a dining room table and a silver tea set that was brought to the house by the Johnsons from the White House.

It also includes several portraits, books and photographs that belonged to the Johnsons. Some jewelry, a pair of first lady Eliza Johnson's glasses, pieces of fabric from dresses and a grandfather clock that was given to President Johnson by his physician are also still in the home.

The house was commissioned in 1867 by President Johnson's daughter, Mary Stover, whose first husband died in the Civil War and who divorced her second husband.

She used her inheritance money for the house following Johnson's death from tuberculosis. …

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