Saturday, April 17, 2010

Federal House Inn

Imagine my excitement when I received an e-mail from the proprietor of the Federal House Inn in Plymouth, New Hampshire. This is the home that Sarah Cummings lived late in life. Her son, Winfred Cummings owned the house. It now is a bed and breakfast. Andrea was kind enough to send me copies of the Holden and Cummings family photographs which are now in her possession. Thanks Andrea! Just click on the photograph to the right and you can see the Federal House Inn. It looks like such a beautiful place.

Now I’ll be able to add a photo or two of Sarah Cummings as we continue on our journey of genealogical discovery. I should also point out that Plymouth is where Uncle Milton Holden had his camphor refinery. It is also just down the street from Rumney, New Hampshire where the young Sarah Arrington was taken to live with her Uncle Adams Holden. He would later adopt her and change her name to Sarah Holden.

The photo above is our Sarah Cummings!  Now you can picture the person to whom all the letters we have been reading, were addressed.  Andrea at the Federal House Inn has been really kind to send me her photo.  Sarah would spend her last years at this house, living with her son, Winfred.  It appears both Andrea and I have a fascination with this family, even though we are not related to them. 

Every family has a story...

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