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Vanity: Made a website regarding the history of our house which dates to 1760
http://www.1760loghouse.com ^ | today | Me

Posted on 09/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT by Gennie

I had been posting on another thread from last week regarding some discoveries a person had made in their log house. I thought those on here may be interested in checking out the site I decided to make. It was spurred because:

1) The barn originally tied to this house was sold and dismantled last week, and while I have been searching on and off for two years it renewed interest.

and...

2)The guy dismantling the barn came over to talk to us, and we had showed him some things we had uncovered in a crawlspace when my husband was installing HVAC. Some of those things including bones we thought were animal. He thought they may have been human so my husband (without my knowledge) contacted the coroner who took the bones on Friday night. We're waiting to see if they are, in fact, human...but I thought it would be a good idea to start documenting things, which I do anyway, but thought having a website would help. So, I don't know if anyone may be interested, but for those who may -

http://www.1760loghouse.com


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; history; house; log; thisoldhouse; vanity; war

1 posted on 09/24/2012 8:51:57 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

How fun.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 8:54:40 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Gennie

this place Iam sitting in was built in 1776 and I still find bottles and hardware when I am planting and working around along with afew Schafer Beer cans from the dad.
No bones yet.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 8:56:32 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Gennie

Great stuff!


4 posted on 09/24/2012 9:01:27 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Gennie

Where were you on the night of November 13, 1766?

... A likely story.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Gennie

Enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gennie

Way cool!


7 posted on 09/24/2012 9:08:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Gennie

Oh, Gennie, this is fascinating! How blessed you are to have this wonderful old house and its history all around you. Please continue developing the blog, as I will visit there frequently to read about your latest discoveries. :-)


8 posted on 09/24/2012 9:11:04 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Gennie

Wonder if the bones are a dead Redcoat......


9 posted on 09/24/2012 9:13:30 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

HAH, actually I’m worried about what they may try to do. I don’t want to sound morbid, but IF there are human AND there are laws against owning the bones (I don’t believe so, but who knows?) I want them to remain with the house. The guy told me that if they’re human, they will probably come dig up the basements. My husband should have consulted an attorney before he contacted the coroner, unfortunately he didn’t listen to me...so I just hope he didn’t open up some sort of strange can of worms with this.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 9:13:41 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: thingumbob

I guess it’s possible...or Native American? IF human, of course. Though I admit, I didn’t sleep well last night after thinking about it.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Got any ghosts?


12 posted on 09/24/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Gennie
Cool story. The farm I grew up on was settled in the late 1700's. Two of the barns were built in the 1860's but we tore those down several years back -they were too bad to repair.

When my dad built the new house near the old house foundation when they were digging the foundation we came across a ton of old dishes(broken), horse shoes, metal brackets etc.

13 posted on 09/24/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Gennie
If the bones were found under the house they were either:

1. Murder victims (spouse??)

2. Family members who died in the coldest part of winter waiting until burial in the warmer weather which never happened.

14 posted on 09/24/2012 9:27:39 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was at a lodge meeting, playing a game of pin the tail on the king of England


15 posted on 09/24/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Gennie

Have you ever thought of getting a metal detector to scan the property with? It will make it easier to find buried metal objects on the property.

And is the house haunted?


16 posted on 09/24/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Gennie

Before you do any expensive landscaping, try to find depressions where the old outhouses were. Dig them up and find a whole array history from bottles, gold, crockery to weapons and, yes, skeletons. Good place to hide the guy who knocked on the door in 1776 looking for a meal or lodging. Would you look in the pooper?


17 posted on 09/24/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Beowulf9

I used to live in a haunted house (plural actually), and when we first bought this house I had a webcam up in case this one was however I don’t think so...BUT I’m worried now that the bones were removed that something could be stirred up. I recorded an EVP once where I thought I heard Native American drums and my mother swears one time she heard something similar while visiting and smoking outside before bed. We had two things happen when we first moved in and removed the siding from one part of the house, but the house is not “spooky”, at least for now lol.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 9:53:48 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie
Cool stuff!

When I was a kid, my dad told of a story that their neighbor knocked on the door of their homestead-farm in the middle of the night. Dad said he was only about 5 or 6 at the time, born in 1917; it would have been in the early 20s. The neighbor told my grandad that he and his wife had had a terrible argument and he wanted to get these out of his house before anything awful happened. He handed my grandad an ornate wooden box. Inside was a pair of dueling pistols.

Dad told us that his dad hid the box in the barn in a place that he (my dad) and his brothers were never able to discover. He believed the box was still hidden somewhere inside because he didn't know of the box ever being returned.

Whenever we visited our uncle at the old house (grandad died in 1946, long before I was born). My brothers and I spent hours searching the barn for the wooden box of dueling pistols. It was a great adventure.

The house and barn have long been sold - My family recently visited home (Western upstate NY). Driving by, I pointed out the old property to my son. He was as fascinated with the legend of the dueling pistols as me and my brothers were in our youth. It's still a great memory.

Today I suspect it was a story invented by dad and his brother to occupy our restlessness. A grain of truth, a mystery and an adventure. Either way it was a beautiful yarn.

19 posted on 09/24/2012 9:54:10 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: lowbridge

Keeping out any cowans?


20 posted on 09/24/2012 9:54:23 AM PDT by healy61
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To: lowbridge
We have a metal detector that we purchased from a local store in Gettysburg, but I think it's only a beginner one. When we were first installing the HVAC, we had taken the shop-vac and sucked dirt into it and then scanned the dirt, found a 1775 British halfpenny -

http://1760loghouse.com/?p=51

There was also pottery and other stuff, but I think that was the neatest so far...unless the bones turn out to be human, and I guess then they would trump the coin. As far as ghosts, not really...YET....I did not sleep well last night however, hope nothing gets stirred up from bones being removed.
21 posted on 09/24/2012 9:59:04 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Damifino

WOW, that’s a great story either way. I figure the kids will hopefully appreciate living in a house like this AFTER they move, yet another reason to have the website to compile things :)


22 posted on 09/24/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Good for you! You’re doing something important for our nation’s history and culture. Generations yet to come will thank you. God bless you. It’s not easy to live in and restore a very old house.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 10:18:34 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Safetgiver
Before you do any expensive landscaping, try to find depressions where the old outhouses were. Dig them up and find a whole array history from bottles, gold, crockery to weapons and, yes, skeletons.

This is a good suggestion. It's not likely that there will be priceless finds, because people really did not throw gold or other valuables down the midden. But there may be items that are treasures of sociocultural information.

24 posted on 09/24/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Gennie

In some parts of Europe, that would be considered new construction.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Safetgiver

Don’t worry about expensive landscaping, no $$ for that, but when my husband put the geothermal tubes in he did dig around and found old bottles. Unfortunately he wasn’t thinking of searching the property then :(


26 posted on 09/24/2012 10:36:52 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Well, it certainly is a beautiful house. I would just love to live in a 1700s home, it’s my favorite century.

Wonderful:)


27 posted on 09/24/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Aww, thank you! We’ve done some things to it...exposed some more logs, I’ll try and post those pics soon. We eventually want it to look amazing :) Right now, since it’s in the middle of all the work...it doesn’t, haha.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Gennie.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


29 posted on 09/24/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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