Landers-Cain House, Sweetwater (Lawrenceville), Georgia
North Side of Pleasant Hill Road, One Block West of Cruse
Photographs above and below were taken about 2000 by Pat Sabin
According the the web site of the Eli P. Landers SCV Camp 1724, the home was built by Humphrey Davis Landers, who also donated the land for the Sweetwater Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery. The house was moved to this location from a high traffic corner near the present corner of Cruse Road (Bob Hannah) south of present day Pleasant Hill Road in 1996.
The Landers family was one of the
of the adjacent Sweetwater
Primitive Baptist Church
which is located on the north side of Pleasant Hill Road, between
Club Drive and Cruise Road. Sweetwater was a community in
right for many years, appearing on historic maps of Gwinnett County
Eli Landers was a member of Company H, Howell
Cobb's 16th Regiment of Georgia Infantry Volunteers, known as the Flint
His letters were published in the book "Weep
Not for Me, Dear Mother" by Elizabeth Whitley Roberson (Pelican
On September 27, 2008, I was privileged to
attend a 166th birthday party for Eli Landers at Sweetwater Chapel, and
tour the house and cemetery again. I will be adding a few
photographs, and a volunteer is working on transcribing the cemetery
for the USGenWeb Project. The book is available at
Amazon.Com and Barnes and Noble as well as several local locations,
including Eagle Eye Books.
you are interested in reading more about Eli and
the Landers family, and the Cain family who purchased the farm in
1901, please visit the links at the bottom of this section.
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The Landers House - Eli Landers SCV Camp 1724
Eli P. Landers - SCV Camp 1724
Sweetwater Church - SCV Camp 1724
The Luke and Mary (Cash) Cain Family (shows house in original location)