the history of legacy farms
The property was granted in a Revolutionary War grant and construction began for Jennings Infirmary in 1832 . Newburn Jennings, who learned to practice medicine from Indians was ahead of his time in holistic healing and even cared for Union soldiers in the battle of Murfreesboro.
The four back rooms of the manor served as the hospital. The way the house was constructed in the beginning would have been with two chimney stacks and four fireplaces two upstairs and two downstairs. If you look closely at the fireplaces upstairs you can see how the ones in the back of the house differ from say the ones downstairs in the front of the house.
The property was also a working farm of 300 acres with cows, chickens, and pigs. They used the farm in this time to provide food and extra money to run the hospital. The barn would have been in the same location as the event hall and about half the size. After the days of Jennings Infirmary, the house changed hands many times through deaths of family members and eventually came into the hands of George Gore Denney who used the house as a home. It was lost again to Northwest Insurance company before getting its long term resident in 1930 H.R. and Robbie Denney. H.R. and Robbie Denney moved into the home in 1930 taking it back over as a home just the way his father George did from 1910-1915. They set up house and settled in for a long term as loving owners of the manor. They had three children and a lot of very close family who all helped turn it back into a working farm.