Ancestral Homes

Page Family Homestead Article in The Sunday Herald, 1901.

Discovered in the Parker/Allen Bible was found this newspaper clipping. It is from The Sunday Herald-Boston, dated August 11, 1901. It is entitled, Historic House at Bedford and is rich with details regarding the Page Family homestead in Bedford, Massachusetts. What I find worth noting is that the presence of this article demonstrated that he…

The Lincoln Family

My Grandfather, who poo-pooed genealogy, has some pretty interesting lines.  My Grandmother wanted me to trace Grampy’s line whether he wanted it or not.(hehe) So whenever I find something interesting, I know Grammy is cheering me on. My Grampy, Alfred Balentine, descends from the Famous Lincoln family of Hingham, Mass.  We actually come from three…

The Whipple House

I finally got my visit to The Whipple Home in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This is the home of my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents Elder John and Susannah Whipple.It is a historic colonial house at 53 South Main Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Built in the seventeenth century, the house…

General Israel Putnam House

The General Israel Putnam House in Danvers, Massachusetts is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is also sometimes known as the Thomas Putnam House after Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), who built the home circa 1648. His grandson, Israel Putnam, the famous general of the American Revolution, was born in the house.…

Whipple House

Ipswich Museum | 54 South Main Street | Ipswich, MA 01938 | Active Museum Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4, May 1 – Oct 15 • Tel: 978.356.2811 The 1677 Whipple House is one of the finest examples of “first period” American architecture (1625-1725). The oldest part of the house dates to 1677 when the military officer…