Who Lived Here?

one house, five families, 200 years of history

The names and occupations of this house's residents show how much history a single house can hold in 200 years.

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Known Residents

Abraham Choate, miller and maritime merchant, wife Sarah, children Nehemiah, Abraham, Sally, John, Francis, Aaron, Moses, Rufus Lathrop
1757-1772

Isaac Dodge, miller and merchant, wife Elizabeth, children Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Priscilla, Sarah, Mary
1772-1777

Abraham Dodge, ship captain and merchant, first wife Abigail, second wife Bethiah, children Abigail, Abraham, Rebecca, and Bethiah, and enslaved youth, Chance Bradstreet
1777-1789

Nathaniel Baker, mariner, and wife
1789-1791

John Appleton, Jr., farmer
1791-1798

Daniel Thurston, wife Margaret Appleton Thurston
1798-1817

Margaret Appleton Thurston, widow
1817-1822

Josiah Caldwell, music teacher, real estate dealer, lumber merchant, and railroad station superintendent, wife Lucy, adopted daughter Margaret (1836-1862)
1822-1865

Susan Mears Brown, daughter Abby Ann
1850

Maria Denney, student
1850

Catherine Lynch, laundress, daughter Mary, millworker
1870-1891

Lizzie L. Lynch, millworker
1891

William Dawson, house painter, wife Elizabeth Dawson, children, Mary and John
1870-1872

Elizabeth Dawson, servant, children Mary and John
1872-1876

Nicolas Donovan, millworker
1880s-1890s

Mary Wilkins, millworker
1877-1882

Edward Morris and wife
1883-1884

John Morgan and wife
1884-1885

Agnes Roberts
1888-1891

Thomas H. Roberts
1891

Edward F. Riley, millworker, wife Catherine, five children
1885-1896

Fred Buzzell, handyman, wife Martha, daughter Susie
1905-1925

Harry Crossley, millworker
1906

Jesse Jedrey, policeman, wife Maude, children Mildred and Doris
1907-1923

Garland Jean, mill foreman, wife Anne
1923-1924

Herbert Goodhue, clammer, wife Agnes
1932-1939

Andrew Scott, handyman, wife Mary, children Ann, Roy, and Andrew
1927-1942

Mary Scott, school custodian, son Roy
1942-1961

Richard Lynch, factory worker, wife Ann May Scott Lynch, son Richard
1941-1949

Ann Kermey, retired servant
1939-1949