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Ewing House

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Catalog Information

Title
Ewing House
Accession Number
2017.010.0002
Type
Home
Contributed by
Elizabeth Ewing Fox
Collection Title
Reminiscences
Collection Description
Memories of life in Chippenhook by Elizabeth Ewing Fox
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The cover photo is ca. 1894 when the house had just been purchased by John Freeman Keyes (1851 - 1925) and his wife Fannie L. Tubbs (1856 - 1925).

This Gravel Pit Road home was built ca. 1835 and was the home of Daniel Sullivan Ewing (1787 - 1862).  His 1st wife was Harriet Thankful Tuttle (1789 - 1819), his 2nd her sister Sarah Eliza Tuttle (1802 - 1828), and his 3rd Mary (Polly) Tuttle Parsons (1780 - 1871).  This was not his first home in Chippenhook, Daniel having lived across the road immediately to the northwest before building this home.  He jointly owned the land with his son Julius Alexander Campbell Ewing (1809 - 1886), having bought it for $100 from Amos Campbell. 

It briefly became the home of Daniel's son Julius in 1862 upon Daniel's death and then in 1864 Julius' son, the newly married Charles Ewing (1842 - 1891) and Susannah Olin Briggs (1845 - 1927), moved into the house.  Charles and Susannah lived there until 1882 when they swapped homes with Charles' parents Julius Alexander Campbell Ewing (1809 - 1886) and Mary Harris Otis (1813 - 1898).

In 1869 Charles moved and attached to the back of the house what had been a pencil mill so as to make a kitchen and bedroom.

Prior research done by Dawn Hance contributed to this entry. 

Below are photos of Daniel, his grandson Charles at age 22 and then in the parlor ca. 1880, followed by undated photos of Susannah and Julius. 

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