Rufus Whitmarsh House

Rufus Whitmarsh House Dighton Massachusetts

Stock #: 162705
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Dighton
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Bristol
Postmark: 1924 Feb-21
PM City: Dighton
PM State: Ma
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This house was built by Rufus whitmarsh before the Revolutionary War. William Ellery, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived with Mr. Whitmarsh during the War, and rode from this house to Philadelphia to Congress on horseback. Ezar stiles, who rented half of the house during the War, later became president of Yale College. Mr. Channing was also domiciled at this house during the War.