62 Main Street, New London NH


Current Use

  • Private Residence

Formerly

  • 19?? - 19?? — Home of Sumner and Jo Woodward
  • 1931 - 1975 — Home of Wesley and Beth (Swett) Woodward
  • 1924 - 1931 — land of Fred A. Pressey
  • 1885 - 1924 — land of Andrew J. Sargent
  • 1852 - 1885 -—land of James Morgan
  • 1816 - 1852 — land of David Everett
  • c. 1789 - 1816 — land of Jonathan Everett (1748-1816)

Building History

This is another property that was once part of the original Everett farm, and then, beginning in 1852, part of the James Morgan farm, who was succeeded by A.J. Sargent in 1885. In 1924 the entire property was purchased by Fred A. Pressey, who began to sell off individual lots.

This property was purchased about 1931 by Wesley B. Woodward (1896-1975). The Highlander for June 1931 notes: "Mr. Wesley Woodward has had lumber drawn onto the lot he purchased from Mr. Fred Pressey and will soon start the erection of a new house."[1] The New London News continues the story: "Wesley Woodward has broken ground for the erection of a house on lower Main Street between the Sargent and Dean houses. Excavation is being pushed."[2] And finally, in the same paper, in March 1933: "Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Woodward moved into their new house on Main Street last Sunday."[3] Wesley had married Beth Sylvia Swett in 1928, and they had three children: Sumner, born in 1930; Sylvia, vorn in 1931; and John, born in 1940.

Sumner and his wife, Joan (Fairbanks) Woodward, moved here in 19??.

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  1. ^ The Highlander, June 16, 1931, p. 10
  2. ^ New London News, December 14, 1932, p. 4
  3. ^ New London News, March 15, 1933, p. 2