Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do You Want to See Something Really Scary?

We conducted the home inspection for the new house on Saturday. I fully expected Twilight Zone music to cue each time I peered into a nook or cranny. You can’t buy a 120 year-old house without there being some serious issues. However, we were pleasantly surprised that there really wasn’t anything major we hadn’t already realized. Sure there is a laundry list a mile long of things needing attention, but for her age the old girl is actually in decent shape. 

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Some quick research revealed that James W. Boone, fourth cousin to Daniel Boone, built the house in 1892 for his second wife, Celestia. Mr. Boone, a Civil War veteran, had previously served as First Sargent with Company E of the 39th Indiana Regiment, 8th Indiana Cavalry and was later promoted to Lieutenant.  He fought in the battles of Shiloh and Chickamauga.

James W. Boone

While standing around outside Saturday we met the neighbors. Come to find out they were Civil War reenactors for over 2o years and only recently retired from it. He commanded the 49th Indiana.  The gentleman runs a barber shop out of his home called The Yankee Clipper.

Me thinks we are going to like it there.

8 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

I'm so glad the inspection went well. And the neighbors sound like someone you're going to get along with very well. Now, on to the move!!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love American history! I think you will be very happy in your new/old house.

earlene said...

Very Cool!!
Love the history.
Enjoy
Earlene

Jayne said...

That's good news about the inspection. Very cool history with the house, too.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

Wow, Christine! I'm just catching up on your blog after weeks (scratch that -- more than 2 months) of super-busy and am amazed by your real estate adventures. I totally get your being able to leave the animals, especially since they'll be loved and well cared for. All I'd need is a little place for a few laying girls and I'd be set.

But, oh, your new house is outstanding! It will be a wonderful new adventure and I'm looking forward to reading all about it!

Benita said...

So, are you going to put this house on the Historic Home Tour? Actually, as I look at it, I think I've been in it before.

I'll bet you are glad to be closer to work.

goatgirl said...

Beautiful house! And what a coincidence...my 6 time great grandfather is Daniel Boone's brother. So I guess we are now somehow related.

Michelle said...

My husband's family descends from Daniel Boone's sister; does that mean we're practically family now? :-)