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Was their 1855 $10 "Shenty" home a lean-to?

Was their 1855 $10 "Shenty" home a lean-to?

Posted: 12 May 2013 2:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 May 2013 2:49PM GMT
Surnames: Norton
It wasn't worth much, but they owned it!

Just how primitive was the home where my great-great-grandparents, John and Ann Norton, lived in with their six children?

Line 35 on the image linked from this page:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6QM-T95

Comparing the relative values of the homes, multiplying by 2,000, it's as if theirs had been worth $20,000 (as would be a few others), with others on the same page worth $100,000, $200,000 and $500,000. (The cheapest on the "block" would be $12,000.)

Re: Was their 1855 $10 "Shenty" home a lean-to?

Posted: 13 May 2013 1:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
You might be able to find their house or neighbors' houses on the maps at:

http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag/rpm/rpm00414.htm

Re: Was their 1855 $10 "Shenty" home a lean-to?

Posted: 13 May 2013 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, 1_Genbook. I have a good idea of about *where* they lived, relative to longer-term and wealthier neighbors in the census and identified on maps.

I'm curious in this instance about what kind of home they lived in.

Re: Was their 1855 $10 "Shenty" home a lean-to?

Posted: 13 May 2013 8:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe the new Perinton Historian, or the Perinton Historical Society might have some records. Bill Poray, Historian
Phone: 585-223-0770; http://www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org/
per page

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