|Little Home Histories, Part 24 -- Historical Data Concerning Joel and Rebecca Doudna and Family: Houses.|
by Hanson, Lucinda Bundy.
Change by the Purchaser
The purchaser of this place tore down the old brick house. He used the bricks to build a new house on the site of the old log barn.
The New Sawed Board House
This was located on the hill to the south of the old brick house. Grandfather Joel Doudna built this house of sawed boards. They piled the boards one on top of each other to make the walls. The partitions were made the same way. Inside it was plastered. There were five rooms. On the outside, the boards were not even, they allowed for a toe-hold. From the porch we would climb up that wall by using these cracks. There were fireplaces in the sitting room and in the room where Grandmother and Grandfather slept.
When Uncle John Doudna's wife died he was left with several small children -- little Walter was only a few weeks old. Aunt Eunice told John that if he could get along with the older children, she would take the baby to grandfathers and take care of him there. She was not in very good health.
She arrived at grandfather's house one night about nine o'clock. She had come from Chesterfield on hack, boat, and train to Goshen County. She slept in the room next to grandmother's.
Grandmother heard her in the night and after inquiry found out that she was up fixing the baby's bottle. The next morning she did not arise when the others did so they thought she was tired from her travel. After a while someone went in her room and found her dead.
Source: Written by: Lucinda Bundy Hanson, Richmond, Va., Feb. 12, 1942.
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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