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Five Historic Homes in the Family Tree

The Keeler Tavern
The Keeler Tavern
The Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut was built by Benjamin Hoyt Sr between 1713 and 1726. It is known as the Cannonball House for the part it played in the Revolutionary War during the Battle of Ridgefield. The cannonball that struck it is still lodged in the exterior wall and is on display for tourists. In the early 20th century the home was lived in and owned by the famed architect Cass Gilbert
The Hoyt House
The Hoyt House
Next door to the Keeler Tavern is the former home of Benjamin Hoyt Jr, who is said to have saved the tavern from burning during the Revolution due to his loyalty to England. He pleaded with the British because the north winds would spread fire to his own house. Read more about this 3.8 million dollar property with over 40 photos on this local newspaper site. The Hoyt House was built in 1740 and has 8 bedrooms and 11 fireplaces.
The Hawley House
The Hawley House
It is said that the Hawley House is the oldest house in Ridgefield. Just a few doors down from the Hoyt House and Keeler Tavern, this 1713 home built for Rev. Thomas Hawley has a plaque on the gatehouse acknowldeging the ancestor.
Samuel Powell's Home in Retirement
Samuel Powell's Home in Retirement
This home located on a street corner in the small town of Grand Rapids, Ohio, was built in 1859 and was already several years old when Samuel Powell retired from farming and relocated his almost empty nest of a family. There is a plaque on the house noting the year built.
The Harlow Old Fort House
The Harlow House
The oldest house in the collection, and one of the oldest surviving homes in the United States, the Harlow House was built in 1677 by William Harlow for his family in Plymouth, Massachusetts, using wood from the old fort from King Philip's War. It is currently owned by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society and is open to the public with limited hours.
The Hawley House

See full color photos of this 1713 home built by Rev. Thomas Hawley

Latest News
I took many road trips this summer and hope to have most of the documents I found up on the site by Thanksgiving. I went back to Connecticut and Massachusetts again, but this time I covered new territory in Massachusetts while Connecticut was a re-visit. In New York I went to Albany, which I had not been to before. I also did research in Pennsylvania for the first time, and visited Delaware for the first time ever. As always, there's also more information from Ohio to post as well. I'll get to it eventually, but if one of these locations is one you can't wait for, let me know and I'll hurry up on it.



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