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the king of many acres.   The house was a "block house," built in Pilgrim days with a view to protect themselves from the Indians.   A portion of the top of the house projected over the main body, and had port holes in it, so that they could fire down upon the Indians if attacked.   The house was later occupied by Stephen Rogers and two sisters a century ago.   One of the latter became the wife of Nath'l Phillips, the elder, and the other the wife of Ed. Little; later occupied by Moses Rogers, Mr. Drew, Capt. Gardner and Henry Nelson, father of the present occupant, Dr. Nelson.
   Another very old house is the residence now owned and occupied by Israel H. Oakman and family, at No. Marshfield.   It is said to be 200 years old.   Additions have since been made thereto.
   The Oakman House, near the Tilden Ames Place, is a century old, or possibly more.
   The Damon House on Richard's Hill, formerly occupied by late Thomas Holmes and the Damons, is over a century old.
   There are other old houses standing, but these referred to are most prominently in my mind.




   Sundry families.   Some of the new residents:

   On the Corringdon Tilden place (an old landmark) resides Mr. Bachellor and family, a summer resident.   They go to Florida in the winter.   Mr. Sherman has built an elegant residence on a piece of land in the rear of Dr. Stodder, where he resides in the summer.   He is a dry goods merchant in Boston.   Mr. Woodard and family reside in the summer at his residence on Pleasant street, near Bear Brook Pond.   He is connected with Oliver Ditson Co.'s music store.   Mr. Sawyer, a few years ago, bought a place in No.

 

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