Friday, May 21, 2010

Gilman Manse (continued)

Here is another image of Gilman Manse, Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine. The text on back of this image says "this picture was taken some years previous to 1883".

My grandmother's notes say that this house was built in 1771 by Parson Tristram Gilman, the 3rd minister of the First Church in North Yarmouth from 1769 - 1809. Parson Gilman was a graduate of Harvard and was ordained in 1769 at the Old Meeting House. He came from Exeter [New Hampshire] and was for 40 years a commanding influence in the parish. He brought up 9 children in this house.

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell

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