Pioneer Home #1: Henry Jackson Home

The home of Doug and Ann Bush is down the hill from the Henry Jackson Cemetery.  The cabin Henry Jackson built around 1800 is one room of Doug and Ann’s house.

JB Reunion 2014 Bill Pics 011View of Doug and Ann Bush’s house from the road.  Photo by Bill Jackson.

JB Reunion 2014 082View of Doug and Ann’s home.

JB Reunion 2014 Bill Pics 009Ann in front of her home.  Photo by Bill Jackson.

The part that is the 1800 cabin is the front right half on the first floor.

JB Reunion 2014 086Ann directs us where to park.

JB Reunion 2014 Bill Pics 007Back and side of Doug and Ann’s house.  Photo by Bill Jackson.

JB Reunion 2014 Bill Pics 010View of their barn and property.  The Henry Jackson Cemetery is on top of the ridge above where driveway starts. Photo by Bill Jackson.

JB Reunion 2014 085You can see cars on the ridge from another of our tour groups visiting the cemetery.

JB Reunion 2014 083View of their barn.

JB Reunion 2014 087Doug and Ann greet us.

JB Reunion 2014 088On their porch, Doug gives a short presentation on the history of the farm and house.

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The website location for Doug’s slides that he used in his presentation:

Instructions to see slides: Click on the above link then click on the full screen symbol symbol to place your web browser in full screen.  Then use right and left arrow keys to go forward and backward.  “esc” key to exit full screen.

JB Reunion 2014 090The Samuel Dexter Jackson Family who once lived in the house.

JB Reunion 2014 091A peg from the house that was used to peg the logs.

JB Reunion 2014 094I am standing inside the one room whose four walls are the 1800 cabin.  The front porch is through the door on the left.


JB Reunion 2014 095The original Henry Jackson fireplace that he built inside the cabin.JB Reunion 2014 096Side view of fireplace.

JB Reunion 2014 097   I’m standing in the opposite corner of the room shooting towards the other corner.

 The door out to the front porch would have been the original doorway to the cabin.

Notice the ceiling with its large beams and boards.JB Reunion 2014 093Doug had opened a door to a crawl space so we could see the chestnut logs under the floor of the cabin portion of the house.

Note that they only planed one side of the logs to support the floor boards.

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Sign on Doug and Ann’s porch.

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