|The Jacob Whiteman House|
Almost exactly three years ago, I delved into and wrote a post about the Henry Whiteman House, located on Paper Mill Road and Smith's Mill Road, just north of Foxden Road. In the initial post, I stated that the history of the home and the property didn't seem quite right to me, and I laid out an slightly different scenario which represented my best guess at the time. Even at that, it still seemed like there was something I was missing. I still didn't have a really good grasp on the family or the history of the houses in the area. Now, after being prompted with new information to go back and look at it again, I think that finally I know what the real story is (with only one slight hedge).
|From the 1849 Rea and Price map|
That, then, as best as I can tell, is the story of the Jacob Whiteman House. So although I don't think it's particularly clear, all the early references in the Henry Whiteman House history actually refer to this home. The story of Henry's house on Smith's Mill Road doesn't begin until 1826. In the next post, we'll review the history of this home, and pick up a few family stories along the way.