Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10 a.m.

At our Auction Facility 609 N. Meridian Street, Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730

One block north of the grounds of the Adams-French Mansion

Please join Stevens Auction Company as we offer the Antique Furnishing of three prominent old Mississipi estates. First we will be selling the complete estate of Mrs. Ellen Drake McCarley of Port Gibson, Ms., which is filled with ancestrial treasures. Mrs McCarley is a third generation Drake, who have always lived on top of Drake Hill overlooking downtown Port Gibson even before the cival War. Due to ill health, Mrs McCarley has left Port Gibson after over 90 years, to live in assisted living.

Another Estate in Natchez produces an historic bed room suit which was made for The Briars in the late 1830's. "The Briars" was the childhood home of Varina Howell, second wife of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. The bedroom suit was given to Dr. Whittington at "Twin Oaks" where it stayed until 15 years ago and now we are selling it for the present owner. Many other prominent pieces will be sold in this giant all day event held in our air conditioned facility.

Auction information and new images of items (over 600) to be offered are continually updated on our website: However, for information not found online or for a free brochure, please call our office at (662)369-2200 or e-mail us at Additionally, reserve seating and phone bids are welcome with advanced arrangements.

The auction preview will be on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011. For accommodations in Aberdeen, please call the Best Western Aberdeen Inn at (662)369-4343. However, lodging is limited, and we additionally recommend reviewing a list of accommodations and restaurants in Columbus, MS by calling the Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at (662)329-1191. Columbus is only 23 miles from Aberdeen.

Terms: Cash, All major credit cards or pre-approved check. All sales final with no warranty expressed or implied. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over all written material. A 12% buyer’s premium will be charged on the total purchase price, with a 2% discount for Cash, Business/Personal Checks, with proper I.D., or Wire Transfer. Not responsible for accidents.


P.O. Box 58
Aberdeen, MS 39730
M.S. A.L. #349
John Dwight Stevens, Auctioneer