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Lakemont was built in 1835 by Judge William Lake who served in the United States Congress (1855-1856) and in the Mississippi House of Representatives (1859-1861). In 1861, while campaigning for the Confederate Congress, Judge Lake and his opponent, Colonel Henry Chambers, swapped slurs about each other. On October 15, Lake challenged Chambers to a duel which he unfortunately lost.
In 1856 Judge Lake's daughter, Mary, married Mr. Duff Green, the wealthy cotton broker who built the Duff Green Mansion.
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Related peopleDuff Green
Henry Cousins Chambers
William Augustus Lake
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