Thanks Chris, I have the orginal land purchase( 1843) that had buildings on it,but not the house. The house stayed in the same family from around 100 yrs. Yes, I have been to S Paris.

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Comment by Chris Dunham on August 3, 2010 at 11:24pm
So have you narrowed down the date of construction to, say, 1843-1850? It might be hard to narrow it down further. Unless the house is mentioned in a deed—whether for this property or an adjacent parcel—or in town records—perhaps in reference to the laying out of a new road nearby—it's unlikely that a public record exists that will establish when it was built. You might check the Norway Advertiser and Oxford Democrat from the period for references to the house's owner, but that's a long shot.

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Comment by charlotte Huffman on August 4, 2010 at 7:42am
Looks, like I will have to hope for a stroke of good luck somewhere. I think that I have done all of what you mentioned. We do believe that it was built in around 1860.?? Thanks
Comment by Chris Dunham on August 4, 2010 at 12:55pm
Does the house appear on the 1858 Oxford County map?
Comment by charlotte Huffman on August 4, 2010 at 3:46pm
charlotte Huffman said… Oxford county map? If it's the map from S Paris that has only a few names and dots.. It's hard to know. That map places E Wilkins in what might be this property or the house in front of this one. He owned the land w/ his brother for both houses,but his brother once lived @ that spot. His brothers house was built before this one (I assume).
Is there a 1858 map that was more then a few dots on it?
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Comment by Chris Dunham on August 4, 2010 at 3:54pm
We might be thinking of the same map. It supposedly shows all the dwelling houses in each town. I can't spot E. Wilkins on my copy of the Waterford map. Where exactly was his house located?
Comment by charlotte Huffman on August 4, 2010 at 9:33pm
First, where can I get that map?? This house is on the Valley Rd. heading north (Rt 35) about one tenth of a mile from the main village on the left side of the road on the brook. If you know Waterford it's behind the Kedarbrook Inn.
Comment by Chris Dunham on August 4, 2010 at 10:19pm
This detail from the 1858 map shows no houses in that area. Here's the same area in 1880.
Comment by charlotte Huffman on August 5, 2010 at 8:25am
There were houses on the N. Waterford road in 1858 (one built in 1806 Miss Stones), and am not sure if the Miss Wilkins house was here, because that's the one that E. Wilkins my have lives in once. E Wilkins was town treasure in 1858-1859, was a member of the church then. I have both of those maps, but didn't know one was 1858. The map I saw in S Paris was a large hand drawn map w/ E Wilkins name in this area on it.
Thanks for your help


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