Ellen Judith Mordecai (1820-1919) was born in the nearby Mordecai House, circa 1785, now part of a City Historic park. She wrote "Gleanings from Long Ago" about her memories of growing up in the Mordecai House and of her ancestors who include her great Grandfather, Joel Lane. The Lane and Mordecai Families are a prominant part of the Colonial and Revolutionary history of the region and of the religious history of both Christians and Jews in the south.