Monday, December 15, 2008
Lot Reconstruction Update
I thought I'd share with you a bit more on reconstructing the lots. Below is a reconstructed lot map of the Burch House property that Jim did a while back. If you look at the image, you can see points where the lines join other properties. While they don't seem like a marker of much, the N-S street and boundary stone markers show up in many of the deed references. With time and a lot of luck, we will have the town reconstructed. It's slow going but productive.
Side note: We have references to the 1729 plat on at least 6 of the deed references we have going back to the late 18th Century with lot numbers (remember there were 100 lots in the town) mentioned. Whether or not they are the same lot numbers as the original 100 is still to be seen.