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Adams House

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Title
Adams House
Accession Number
2018.002.0004
Type
Home
Gift of
VT State Archives
Collection Title
MIsc Photos
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The cover photo of the ca. 1810 Adams house on Middle Road is from 1966. 

The origins of the house are as yet unknown but on the 1869 map it can be found as the E. Gee house.  This was Edward Gee (1846 - 1901) who married Cynthia Williams in 1873 and subsequently moved to Minnesota where their children were born. 

In 1870 he was living with the widow Melissa Shippee and her three children.  Melissa's husband Azro Shippee had died as a soldier in 1864 in Virginia of diarrhea and pneumonia.  What the exact relationship was between Edward and Melissa is not known but she was recorded as Gee in the 1870 census so perhaps they were regarded as married even if they weren't.