Posted by: smyrnatnhistory | May 3, 2008

Creech Family

Originally uploaded by lorbsel


The Creech Home, built in the late 1850s, stood in the community of “Old Jefferson”. The home was inhabited by John W Creech and his wife Amanda Swain Creech. Like many of the homes in this area, it was lost due to the creation of Percy Priest Lake.

John was born between 1812 and 1814 in Lascassas, Tennessee.  Amanda was born in Falls Creek, Tn ca 1837.  She was John’s second wife.  They were both buried in the Creech Family Cemetery. The family cemetery was moved to Mt. Juliet by the Army Corps of Engineers to make room for the lake.

More on the Swain and Creech families will follow. Many thanks to Carson for sharing the pictures and family history!!



  1. Is this the house that was originally located where the East Fork Recreation Park is now?

  2. so many of the houses were built just like this back then in middle Tenn.
    My aunt & uncle’s home near Blackman looked exactly like this, as well as another old house over on Baker Road.

  3. I believe according to rutherford county genealogy website this was the home of the Waller family. But the picture of the house looks different?

  4. If this is truely the Creech house, then it belonged to my great-great-grandparents, John & Amanda Swain Creech. Ida Lee Creech was my great-grandmother.

  5. If this is indeed John and Amanda Swain Creech’s house, then it belonged to my great-great-grandparents. My great-grandmother was Ida Lee Creech.

    • Hi! Thanks for reading my blog! The picture was sent to me by a descendant of John and Amanda Swain Creech. Thanks for commenting and I hope you visit again!



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