Reproduction of newspaper photograph of Robert Mable. Robert Mable (1805-1885) was born in Roxburgshire, Scotland in 1805. He moved to New York with his family in 1820. When Robert became an adult he moved alone to Savannah Georgia. Robert met and married Pheriby Lane Aycock (1813-1851) in 1837. They moved to Cobb County and began building the Mable House. Robert made a living by building mills and rest houses for people traveling to Atlanta. He also owned eleven slaves who lived and worked at the Mable House. Pheriby passed away in 1851 after giving birth to her and Robert's seventh child. In 1855, Robert married his second wife Almeda Hope Hodges (1821-1912). They had three children together in addition to her two children from a previous marriage. He is credited with opening the first private school in Mableton and having a railroad named after him. Mableton, Georgia is also named after him.
Reproduction of newspaper photograph of Robert Mable, undated, Kennesaw State University Archives, Courtesy of the Friends of the Mable House.
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