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 Colonial Group Hears About Old House

April 4, 2007 - Friends Fellowship was the meeting site for the Weetomp Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists on March 9. Hostess Margaret Brower had the table decorated in a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

Regent Helen Hudson welcomed members and guests to the first meeting of 2007. Following the invocation by Chaplain Joan Short, members repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, the American’s Creed and the Object of the Society. After the ritual, officer reports were presented. Hudson updated the membership on needed information as well as the proper format to submit records of various types to the National Colonial and Genealogical Records office for permanent storage. This project is an excellent one to preserve many different kinds of family and church records.

In keeping with the ongoing national project to research the "Oldest House in the Neighborhood," Kate Johnson-Keep presented the program on her home, located on West Main Street in Centerville. Part of the criteria is the house has to be at least 100 years old. Pictures of the house and family genealogy are also part of the project that will become a permanent record at the National Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Keep house was built in 1835 although a log cabin was first constructed on the site about 1813. The first owner was Thomas Parmelia Gentry, the town tanner, who supplied leather to shoe makers, etc. There have been many changes and modernization over the years. In the 1980s, owners restored the house back to its original design. The current owners bought the house in 2000 and have added old touches to the exterior and landscaping. The house has five fireplaces, but only the one (in the kitchen) is still operable. Restoration materials came from various resources. The original house had four rooms and now there are eight. The closet door in one bedroom is Walnut and still has its original unpainted finish.

Following adjournment of the meeting, members were served a delicious meal in the family dining room at Friends Fellowship.



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