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 Little Home Histories, Part 23 -- Historical Data Concerning Joel and Rebecca Doudna and Family: Barns.

by Hanson, Lucinda Bundy.

See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 22 -- Historical Data Concerning Joel and Rebecca Doudna and Family: Tobacco House, Tobacco Growing, and Dog House.

The Log Barn

This was built on the hill to the north of the house. The part next to the house had the stables with enough room for ten or twelve horses. On the other side there was a sawed board floor. Feed and hay were kept there. The mow was only of logs close enough together to hold the hay. Here the chickens would make their nest. By my time, the logs were pretty shaky.

The New Barn

In the fall of the year that father died, he was gathering timber for a new barn. On December third, he died. The boys got the barn started as early in spring as the weather would permit. When the first floor was laid, all the young folks had a party there. I suppose it was on Sunday because they would be working through the week. They built it during the summer and it was ready to put hay into it at harvest. The lower part was high enough to drive a carriage under and that is where they kept it. A bridge went across the upper part under which they drove the carriage. Aaron Frame, chief carpenter, said when it was finished that "it was the biggest barn and highest in the county."

Source: Written by: Lucinda Bundy Hanson, Richmond, Va., Feb. 12, 1942.

See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 24 -- Historical Data Concerning Joel and Rebecca Doudna and Family: Houses.

For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.

This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.

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