Granby Road 0181 (approx.), Jeptha Rose Homestead. Gone

Title

Granby Road 0181 (approx.), Jeptha Rose Homestead. Gone

Description

Jeptha Rose Homestead.

House photos:
* First picture is about 1890. Second is believed to be about 1910.

Other files:
* Insurance policy covering the house in the amount of $400 for the period 1849 to 1854.
* Various receipts in connection with the household.
* Demolition photos from the Jones/Hiers family (NCCHP collection).

The location of this house is currently marked by the cattle shelter with the metal roof, which was constructed on part of the foundation of the old house.

Community Remembrances:

Liz (Jones) Smith:

I remember spending time there helping dad put new shingles on the ell and holding the flashlight while he crawled through the foundation to check the sills for rot. He managed to trip on a small headstone in the NE corner of the cellar that he assumed was for a small child from the size of the depression.

I know mom did spend a lot of time peeling back layers of old wallpaper and got several large samples that she sent/took to someone…again, I was under 10 when they purchased the property at auction and wasn’t paying much attention to old houses.

Matt Jones:

The remains of the house, the Jeptha Rose homestead, are across from the white Granby road house that we grew up in at the corner of Silver street.

The Kimballs were the last to live there. I don't remember but Mom & Dad purchased the house & property in the late 50's or early 60's.

Recently the foundation of this house has had a lean-to frame added and a metal roof and is a cattle barn/shelter for Matt & Avola Berndt's herd of beef cattle.

The owners of the Scoop, Dick & Ethel Brown, Avola's parents, purchased the remains of the house and the ski area property from my Dad ten plus years ago.

Nice seeing the photo, the house did have nice lines although it was right on the road.

Contributor

The two oldest photos were donated by Janet Donston, July 16, 2019.

Rights

Granville Public Library Historical Room
MACRIS Content: See MACRIS copyright info on their site.

Citation

“Granby Road 0181 (approx.), Jeptha Rose Homestead. Gone,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed November 27, 2022, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1012.

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