Details for Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin (Atlas Number 5039009601)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5039009601

Data

Marker Number 9601
Atlas Number 5039009601
Marker Title Sweeny-Waddy Log Cabin
Index Entry Sweeny - Waddy Log Cabin
Address
City East Columbia
County Brazoria
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 245267
UTM Northing 3226223
Subject Codes African American topics; cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location South Main Street, behind Ammon Underwood House
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text John Sweeny, Sr. (d. 1855) moved his family from Tennessee to Brazoria County, Texas, about 1833. With the help of slaves, he cleared his land and established a large plantation. This log cabin, originally located about 9 miles southwest of this site, was built soon after Sweeny's arrival and housed the slave family that included Mark and Larkin Waddy. The Waddys continued to live in the cabin after they were freed at the end of the Civil War. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983