Historical house receives donation
The Jefferson County Sons of the Confederacy presented a check last Friday in the amount of $500 to the Jefferson County Black Historical Preservation Society to help with the preservation and restoration of the Webb-Blessing House in Charles Town.
The Webb-Blessing House was the residence of John Frederick Blessing, a baker and confectioner who befriended John Brown during his imprisonment in Charles Town. Prior to his execution, Brown inscribed and presented his jailhouse Bible to Blessing.
“We want them (the Sons of the Confederacy) to know how much we appreciate what they donated. Anytime we have ever needed any information or something researched, they have always been there for us,” said Jim Taylor, president of the Jefferson County Black Historical Preservation Society.
In picture, front row: Jim Taylor accepts a check from Bill Senseney, flanked by Jim Glymph on the left and Doug Perks on the right. Top row, from left: Daniel Lutz, Jim Tolbert, Scott Coyle and George Rutherford.