Originally Posted by dpreller
rip as a student of colonial american history ( hunting with smoothbore flintlocks and flintlock rifles is my other passion) i have to say that is a fascinating house. do you know much of the history on it?
A bit. There's a family cemetery out back and I was able to put together some of the family genealogy.
The family that built the house originally lived up around the corner and had 12 children after having migrated from Providence
They built this house for one of the sons, Lot Mitchell ...who also had 12 children. He was a veteran of the 1812 war.
I assume the families were so large because they had farms and mills to run.
The large extended family all lived together for generations which is why the house had 2 kitchens