Lewis Buckner - Biography


Buckner was born in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee in 1856. He is believed to have been the son of a caucasian father and an African-American mother. In the 1870s, Buckner learned the trade of furniture-making while an apprentice to a Sevierville furniture-maker named Christian Stump. Buckner married his first wife, Jane Bryant, in 1875, and by 1880 had established his own cabinet-making business.

Buckner built his first house— the Darius and Mary Robertson House— around 1880. Buckner's subsequent houses included the Wayland-Patterson House (1886) near the Fair Garden community, the Riley H. Andes House (ca. 1890) in Sevierville, the Trotter-Waters House (1895) in downtown Sevierville, the Sam Dixon House (1914) near the Shady Grove Community, and the Mullendore House (1921) near Pigeon Forge. He built his own house in the Mullican Grove community in 1894. In 1886, Buckner teamed up with African-American bricklayer Isaac Dockery (1832-1910) to help build the New Salem Baptist Church in Sevierville, with Dockery doing the church's brickwork and Buckner doing much of the interior design.

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