Historic Houses of Sharon

At the session of the Assembly in May, 1738, it was ordered that the township should be sold at public auction at New Haven on the second Wednesday of the following October. Samuel Eels, Esq., Joseph Whiting and Capt. Isaac Dickerman were appointed a committee for that purpose. It was divided into fifty-three rights, or shares, as they were called, one of which was given to the first minister, one was reserved for the use of the ministry in the town, and one for the support of schools, and the debts accruing from the sale were secured by the bonds of the purchasers, and when collected the avails were divided among the other towns in the colony for the support of the schools therein.

 

Beach, Samuel, Wallingford
Butler, Samuel, Hartford
Butler, Samuel, Hartford
Butler, Samuel, Hartford
Calkin, Camuel, Lebanon
Calkin, Samuel, Lebanon
Calkin, Stephen, Lebanon
Case, Ebenezer, Lebanon
Case, Jonathan, Lebanon
Case, Moses, Hebron
Chappel, Caleb, Lebanon
Coleman, Niles, Hebron
Comstock, Samuel, Lyme
Crippen, Jabez, Colchester
Douglas, Genaiah, Canterbury
Foot, Ichabod, Brandford
Gillet, Josiah, Jr., Colchester
Gillet, Samuel, Colchester
Goodrich, William, Weathersfield
Goodrich, William, Weathersfield
Gould, John, Hebron
Holley, Joseph, Stamford
Hunt, Daniel, Lebanon
Hutchinson, Samuel, Lebanon
Johns, Benjamin, Bolton
Judd, Mathew, Farmington
Lamb, Thomas, Salisbury
Lyon, Joshua, Fairfield
Manrow, Joseph, Norwalk
Mudge, Ebenezer, Colchester
Norton, Ebenezer, Farmington
Norton, Ebenezer, Farmington
Owen, Benjamin, Hebron
Pardee, John, Norwalk
Park, Joseph, Middletown
Peck, Jonathan, Wallingford
Petit, Jonathan, Stamford
Pierce, Timothy, Jr., Plainfield
Pierce, Timothy, Jr., Plainfield
Pierce, Timothy, Jr., Plainfield
Skinner, Joseph, Bolton
Skinner, Nathaniel, Colchester
Skinner, Nathaniel, Jr., Colchester
Skinner, Thomas, Colchester
Smith, James, Bolton
Sprague, John, Lebanon
Spafford, Thomas, Lebanon
Swift, Zephaniah, Lebanon
Talmadge, James, New Haven
Woodin, John, New Haven

These purchasers formed a legal corporation, whose designation was and is, The Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Land in the Township of Sharon. The clerks of the corporation have been Nathaniel Skinner, John Williams, Daniel Griswold, Samuel Canfield, Samuel E. Everitt and Eben W. Chaffee. The corporation had power to set out to each proprietor in severalty his share of the lands, and at different times they have been thus deeded, and each right has furnished to its owner nearly seven hundred acres of land. The average price of each right was about one thousand dollars, and each deed to the purchaser contained the following condition, which would ensure the speedy occupancy of the lands:

 

Always provided, and these presents, are upon this condition, that if the said ____________, shall by himself or his agent, within the space of two full years next after the date thereof, enter upon the said granted premises, build and finish an house thereon not less than eighteen feet square, and seven feet stud, subdue, clear, and fence six acres of said land, and continue thereon for the space of three successive years, commencing after the two years aforesaid, (unless prevented by death or inevitable Providences), and do perform all duties and orders, pay all taxes that shall be granted, then the aforesaid deed shall remain in full force and virtue.

 

The records do not show how much, if any of the purchase money was paid on the sale, or that any other security than the personal bond of the purchaser were required before giving deeds.

 

Calkin, Stephen
Chappel, Caleb
Cornstock, Samuel
Crippen, Jabez
Gillet, Josiah, Jr.
Gillet, Samuel
Goodrich, William
Gould, John
Holley, Joseph
Hunt, Daniel
Hutchinson
Judd, Matthew
Lyon, Joshua
Manrow, Joseph
Mudge, Ebenezer
Owen, Benjamin
Pardee, John
Park, Joseph
Peck, Jonathan
Petit, Jonathan
Skinner, Nathaniel
Skinner, Nathaniel, Jr.
Smith, James
Spafford, Thomas
Sprague, John
Talmadge, James
Woodin, John

All of the above names have become extinct in the town except those of Pardee and Calkin, each of which is represented by a bachelor, one of the age of eighty-six years, and the other not in a condition to afford much hope of progeny. There are many now remaining in the town who are descendants from the first proprietors through female lineage.

Many of the original purchasers sold their rights to those who were also among the first settlers of the town. Some of them were as follows.

 

Bouton, John, Stamford
Chapman, Samuel, Colchester
Curtice, Caleb, Hebron
Dunham, Jonathan, Colchester
Dunham, Jonathan, Colchester
Frisbie, Ebenezer, Branford
Fuller, Benjamin, Colchester
Gay, John, Dedham, Mass.
Hamilton, David, Lebanon
Hamlin, Cornelius, Wareham, Mass.
Heath, Bartholomew, Lebanon
Heath, Thomas, East Haddam
Hurlbut, Samuel, Lebanon
Jackson, Ebenezer, Norwalk
Jewett, Caleb, Lisbon
Mudge, Samuel, Colchester
Rowlee, Jonathan, East Haddam
Strong, Caleb, Colchester
Ticknor, William, Lebanon
Tyler, Bazaleel, Branford
Way, George, Lyme
Williams, John, Lebanon

Immediately after the sale of the township, a number of the purchasers came on for the purpose of exploring, and to determine in what part of the town the settlement should be made. After exploring the lands and viewing their situation, it was found that the centre of the township was very unfavorably situated for the town plot. It was on a high ridge of land, where the face of the country was forbidding and uncomfortable. After mature deliberation it was determined to fix the settlement on a street, laid out from Jackson’s Patent to Salisbury line, and the place designed for the center, or site of the public buildings, was laid out in squares of a half mile each.

All the individuals who came on to explore in the fall of 1738, returned to their families except one, who was William Goodrich. He brought his family with him, and spent the winter, which was a very severe one, with no other neighbors than the Indians, nearer than the Dutch settlements in the Oblong. The next Spring, however, brought a large accession to the number of inhabitants, and from that period the settlement of the town may be said to have commenced.

The first division was into lots of about eighty acres each, which was to furnish the Home lot or residence of the proprietor. A Committee was appointed to lay out a lot of eighty acres, which was called the Standard lot, and all the other lots were made to conform to this in value, the quantity to be more or less according to the quality. Some of the home lots were laid out wholly on one side of the street, and some on both sides, according to the situation of the land. The Standard lot was the one adjoined Jackson’s Patent, owned by the late Charles T. Lovell. The settlers principally located on the main street leading from Jackson’s Patent, now Hitchcock’s Corner, to Salisbury. Some, however, settled on the mountain and some in the valley, and in the course of a year or two nearly the whole territory of the first society was occupied. A large proportion of the first inhabitants of Sharon were from Lebanon and Colchester, in the county of Windham; some few were from Norwalk and Stamford, in Fairfield county, and several families were from the Old Plymouth Colony. As they removed into the town they located themselves upon the several Homelots which they had taken up, and by the next fall, were all comfortably provided with homes and other necessaries.

The following paragraph is taken from Sedgwick’s “Notes written for Poconnuck Historical Society”, collection number three, which gives a short description of Sharon in 1739.

 

Thus the first settlers located themselves in the different parts of the town, and thus they laid the foundations of this flourishing community. I have often wished that I could look back to the period of which we are speaking and have an exact and correct view of the situation of the first inhabitants at the close of that summer of 1739. With the exception of here and there an opening surrounding a log hut, we should see one unbroken and dreary wilderness, covering with its shadows the whole territory of the township. And their town street, and their public highways were mere footpaths, leading through the forest from one clearing to another, and from one lonely habitation to another. It was in the midst of dreariness and discouragements such as these that the settlement of this township commenced.

 

Surveys of the Original Home Lots

Note: Home Lot #1 was the Standard Home Lot. All the other lots were to conform to #1 in value, the quantity to be more or less according to the quality.

 

Click on one of the number of the original home lot below to learn more.

Survey – Proprietors Records, Vol. 1, p. 33, April 10, 1739.
The survey of the first Home Lot, as laid out by the committee, described in the plan is as follows, viz: Beginning at a stake and stones at the south west corner of the 2nd Home Lot, thence running East 12° South 260 rods to a white oak tree marked and stones; the South East corner of the 2nd Home Lot, thence South 12° West 51 ½ rods to a stake and stones, thence West 12° North 260 rods to a white oak tree and stones, thence a straight line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Timothy Pierce, Jr.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 107, April 25, 1739. The survey of the 2nd Home Lot is as follows, viz: Beginning at a tree at the north east corner of the first Home Lot thence west 260 rods to a stake thence north 51 rods to a stake thence east 260 rods to a stake thence a straight line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Butler.

Survey – not available. From the Proprietors’ Records, the survey can be obtained as follows: Laid out to Samuel Hutchinson his first division of 40 acres lying at the west end of the 3rd Home Lot which was thrown up by William Goodrich. The north west corner is the south west corner of the school lot, then southerly by the Oblong Line 86 rods to the north west corner of the 2nd Lot, then easterly by the line of that lot 74 rods and a half to a stake, then northerly 86 rods to the School Lot. Then westerly by the said line to the point of beginning. See – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 16, October 12, 1739. This survey determines the size of Home Lot #3 to be 86 rods by 148 rods containing 80 acres.

OWNER: Drawn by William Goodrich and thrown up by him.

Survey – not available. From the Proprietors’ Records, the survey can be determined as follows: North on Home Lot #5 – 160 rods, west on Oblong line 80 rods, south on Home Lot #3 160 rods, east on Town Street 80 rods. 80 acres. See Town Records, Vol. 5, p. 338, April 15, 1764.

OWNER: Drawn as the School Lot. Town meeting voted to dispose of the school right. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 3, June 23, 1743.

Survey – Proprietors’ Recrods, Vol. 1, p. 52, April 25, 1739. Starting at the south west corner then east 12° south 229 roads to a stake in Winigers line then by said Winegars land 70 rods then west 12° north 229 rods from thence in a strait line to beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Moses Case and thrown up by him. Then laid out to Jonathan Rowlee who purchased one right from Ebenezer Norton (originally Thomas Lamb’s right). See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 160, March 20, 1739.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 16, April 25, 1739. The survey of the sixth Home Lot drawn by Jonathan Case is as follows, viz: Beginning at a stake and stones by a highway then running East 12 1/2 ° south 71 rods to a white oak stadell, thence East 34° South 80 rods to a white walnut tree, thence East 12 1/2° South 74 rods to a stake and stones, thence North 12 1/2° East 70 rods to a stake and stones, thence West 12 1/2° North 236 rods to a stake and stones by the highway thence a strait line by the Highway 41 ½ rods to the first mentioned bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Jonathan Case.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 16, April 25, 1739. Beginning by the highway at the north west corner of the 6th Home Lot then east 12° south by the north side of the 6th lot 236 rods thence north 51 rods to a stake by the highway thence west 240 rods to a stake thence south to the point of beginning.

OWNERS: Drawn by Benjamin Johns and thrown up by him. Taken by the assigns of Moses Case.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 14, April 25, 1739. Laid out to Caleb Chappel. The northeast corner is the southeast corner of Bezaleel Tyler’s Home Lot thence west by Tylers 260 rods to a highway thence south by said highway 52 ¼ rods thence east by a highway 260 rods to a stake by a brook thence north in a strait line to first bounds and there is a four rod highway through the said lot. Said lot is #8.

OWNER: Drawn by Caleb Chappel.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 43, April 25, 1739. The 9th Home Lot begins at a stake by the highway at the northwest corner of the 8th Home Lot then runs in the line of the 8th Home Lot to the north east corner of same then the line runs north 52 ½ rods thence west 260 rods to a stake by the aforesaid highway or town street then southerly in a strait line to first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Nathaniel Skinner, Jr. of Colchester.

Survey -Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 5, April 25, 1739. South west corner, East 12° South 174 rods by Jonathan Rowlees land thence bounds on the highway north 73 ½ rods thence west 12° N 170 rods then a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Hutchinson.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p.46, April 25, 1739. Beginning at a stake by the highway thence west 12° north 167 rods thence north 80 rods thence east 160 rods to a stake by the aforesaid street thence southerly by the town street to the point of beginning.

OWNERS: First drawn by Joseph Skinner and by him exchanged with Lieut. Jabez Crippen. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 46, April 25, 1739

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 52, April 25, 1739. Starting at the south west corner then runs north 12° east 80 rods thence east 12° south 160 rods thence south 80 rods thence 160 rods to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Joseph Parke.

Survey – not available. Thomas Spafford drew Home Lot #13 and threw it up. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 17, Oct. 17, 1739. Laid out to Jabez Crippen 1st 40 acre division east end of Home Lot #13. 80 rods north, south, east and west. First corner a stake standing by the highway thence southwestardly 20 rods to a stake thence west 12° north 60 rods to a stake thence north 12° east 80 rods to a stake thence east 12° south 80 rods to a stake, thence south 12° west to the first bounds. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 17, Oct. 18, 1739.

OWNER: Laid out for Capt. Jonathan Dunham his first division of 40 acres lying on the west end of the lot which was thrown up by Thomas Spafford. First corner a stake on the north side of the highway that is on the north side of Joseph Parke’s Home Lot in the Oblong Line. The remainder of this survey is partly illegible. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 318, march 30, 1742; Vol. 1, p. 35, October, 1739. 40 acres partly on Home Lot #13. Jonathan Dunham to Joseph Barker. 40 acres – west end of Home Lot #13. From these deeds the survey of Home Lot #13 can be determined as follows: West on Oblong Line – 80 rods. South on highway – 160 rods. East on highway – 80 rods. North on Home Lot #14 and common land – 160 rods.

Survey – not available. From the Proprietors’ Records, the survey can be determined as follows: West 80 rods on Oblong Line, south 160 rods Home Lot #13, East 80 rods on Highway. North 160 rods on common land. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 119, June 27, 1744.

OWNERS: Samuel Comstock bought one half-right of Timothy Horsford, Jr. Lot #14. See Proprietors’ Records, vol. 1, p. 27, August 11, 1739. Samuel Comstock bought one half-right of Ebenezer Cass. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 197, June 6, 1739. For these two half-rights Comstock drew Home Lot #14 which he threw up. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1 , p. 12, October 2, 1739. Later the original #14 was bought by Daniel Parke.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 53, April 25, 1739. The survey of Captain James Talmadge Home Lot is as follows: The southwest corner is a white oak tree then runs north 12° east 31 rods to a stake then runs east 20 rods to a stake then runs north 20 rods then east 260 rods to a tree then south 51 rods and then in a strait line to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by James Talmadge.

Survey – not available. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 23, March, 1740. Laid out to Benjamin Richmond 40 acres at the east end of his Home Lot. This determined the width of Home Lot #16 to be 51 rods and the length 260 rods, the same as Home Lot #15.

OWNER: Samuel Butler drew the 16th Home Lot. (later note: 82.875 acres)

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 53, April 25, 1739. Starting at the south east corner then runs north 12° east 40 rods then west 12° north 320 rods then south 12° west 40 rods then east by the highway to the first bounds.

OWNERS: Drawn by Samuel Chapman and Deacon Frisbee. Ichabod Foot was the original owner of Home Lot #17. Foot sold one half-right to Benjamin Mallbie. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 113, March 6, 1739. Foot sold one half-right to Ebenezer Frisbee, Jr. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 111, July 17, 1739. Mallbie sold one half-right to Samuel Chapman. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 127, Nov. 16, 1739.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 52, April 25, 1739. The survey of James Smith’s Home Lot is as followeth: The southeast is a white oak tree marked and stones and then runs N 12° E 40 then runs west 12° north 332 rods to a stake and stones and then runs south 12° west 40 rods and from thence a strait line to the first mentioned white oak bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by James Smith.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 16, April 25, 1739. Survey of the 19th Home Lot drawn by Jonathan Dunham, Jr. – the south west corner is a stake in the highway thence running northerly by said highway 40 rods then easterly 320 rods then south 40 rods in a highway then westerly by the north line of James Smith lot 320 rods to the beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Jonathan Dunham, Jr.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 51. Laid out April 25, 1739. Starting at the south west corner then runs north 12° east 40 rods then runs east 12° south 320 rods bounded all the way by a highway then runs south 12° west 40 rods then in a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Jonathan Dunham. Ebenezer Norton sold one right to Jonathan Dunham. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 166, March 20, 1739.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 52, April 21, 1739. Starting at the southwest corner then east 12° south 320 rods bounding on a highway then north 12° east 40 rods then west 12° north 320 rods then a strait line to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Home lot #21 was laid out to Jabez Crippen.

Survey – not available. This lot is unquestionably the same size as #21 and #23, 40 rods wide by 320 rods long.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Calkin. He sold the west half to David Hamilton. See Town Records Vol. 2, p. 135, 1744.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 46, April 25, 1739. Starting at the south west corner then north 40 rods thence east 320 rods thence south 40 rods thence west 320 rods to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Thomas Skinner.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 36, April 25, 1739. 1st corner is a stake standing on the side of the hill on the north side of that highway that leads from Mr. Spafford’s Home Lot to the Town Street and so to the east end of the Town Home Lot and runs from thence east bounding on said highway 320 rods leaving a highway through or across said lot of 12 rods wide to a stake on the north side of said highway then runs North 12° East 41 rods to a stake then runs west 12° north 320 rods to a stake then south 12° west to the first mentioned bounds 41 rods.

OWNER: Drawn as the First Minister’s Lot and given to Peter Pratt, the first Minister.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 83, April 25, 1739. The survey of Ebenezer Mudge’s Home Lot being #25 is as follows, viz: Beginning at a stake being the north east corner of the first minister’s Home Lot thence the line runs west 12 ½ ° north 320 rods to a stake the north west corner of the said minister’s lot thence north 12 ½ ° east 44 rods to a tree thence east 12 ½ ° south 320 rods to a tree then a straight line 44 rods to the first mentioned bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Ebenezer Mudge.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 59, April 25, 1739. The survey of Nathaniel Skinner’s home Lot is as followeth. The South West corner is a stake and stones then runs north 12 ½ ° East 72 rods and a half to a stake and stones and then runs East 12 ½ ° South 200 rods to a stake and stones then runs South by the Broad Street 72 rods and ½ to a stake and stones standing in the line of Ebenezer Mudge’s home Lot then West 12 ½ ° North bounding on Mudge line to first mentioned stake as it was laid out by the committee.

OWNER: Drawn by Nathaniel Skinner.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 26, April 25, 1739. First corner then runs north 1210 rods then west 109 rods then south 120 rods then by the highway 109 rods to the first bounds 80 acres.

OWNER: Drawn by William Goodrich. The number of the Home Lot of William Goodrich has not been found in the Sharon Town Record. The number 27 has been given arbitrarily to this lot. One mention of Home Lot #27 has been found but it is obviously a clerical error. See Proprietor’s Records, Vol. 1, p. 152.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p.185, March 13, 1739/40. Home Lot #28 laid out for 80 acres but by size allowance contains 98 acres – easterly and westerly by highway, southerly Ebenezer Mudge Lot, Northerly John Pardee and highway.

OWNER: Drawn by Timothy Peirce, Jr.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 56, April 25, 1739. The south west corner standing in the line of the 28th Home Lot then east 12° south 160 rods then north 12° east 100 rods on highway then west 12° south 120 rods then south 12° west bounding on highway to a stake by the brook then south west by the highway to first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by John Pardee

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of Samuel Beech’s Home Lot is as follows: the north west corner is a stake and stones thence runs east 12° south 140 rods to a stake then runs south 12° west 100 rods to a tree then runs west 12° north 140 rods to a stake and stones and then a strait line to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Beech.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of Stephen Calkin’s Home Lot is as follows: starting at the north west corner then east 180 rods then south 100 rods then west 140 rods then to the point o beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Stephen Calkin.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 59, April 25, 1739. Starting at the north west corner then east by a highway 12° south 180 rods then south 12° west 71 rods then west 12° north 180 rods then a straight line to first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Comstock.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 17, April 25, 1739. The bounds of Jonathan Pettit’s Home Lot are as follows, viz: the south east corner is a staddle marked and stones the north east corner is a stake and stones the north west corner is a stake and stones, the south west corner is a stake and stones.

OWNER: Drawn by Jonathan Pettit. He sold 50 acres of the east end of Home Lot #33 to john Pettit, Jr. and Jonathan Pettit, Jr. See Town Records, Vol. 3, p. 340, Sept. 6, 1754. As restitution for the highway through Jonathan Pettit’s Home Lot, he received 16 rods x 71 rods on the West End of his Home Lot. This gives the width of Pettit’s Home. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 33, April 10, 1741.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of John Goold’s Home Lot is as follows: the northwest corner is a stake, then runs east 12° south 250 rods by a tree standing by the pond then runs south by the pond 70 rods to a stake standing by the bank of the pond then runs west 12° north 180 rods to a stake then a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by John Goold who lived on Home Lot #34 for many years.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of Stephen Calkin’s second home Lot – the north west corner is a stake then runs east 200 rods to a stake then runs south 12° west 72 rods to a tree then runs west 12° north 200 rods to a stake then a straight line to the beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Stephen Calkin on a right he bought of Samuel Calkin. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 116, Feb. 11, 1739.

Survey – not available. The size of the lot can be determined from property transfers described in the Proprietors’ Records. Home Lot #36 contained 101 acres. Length 200 rods, width 80 rods. See Town Records vol. 2, p. 102, Feb. 16, 1743/4; Vol. 6, p. 75, Dec. 9, 1767.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Butler.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 15, April 25, 1739. Starting at a stake in the highway to Salisbury then east 100 rods thence north easterly then more easterly yet being the south east corner of William Ticknor’s Home Lot thence westerly by the said line of said lot 160 rods to a stake by the aforesaid highway thence by the highway to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by John Sprague.

Survey – not available. The survey of this Home Lot can be determined from the sales of this property as stated in the Town Records. West on the Town street 56 rods, south on Knickerbocker’s land 160 rods, north on John Gay 200 rods, east on common land. See Town Records, Vol. 5, p. 338, April 15, 1764; vol. 6, p. 62, August 28, 1766; Vol. 6, p. 68, August 28, 1766.

OWNER: Drawn by Jabez Crippen and thrown up by him. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 18.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 30, April, 1739. Starting at a stake at the town street thence east 200 rods thence south 64 rods thence west 200 rods to Town street thence north by Town street to point of beginning.

OWNERS: Drawn by Joseph Holly in partnership with Israel Holly. Israel Holly took west half. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 289, November 19, 1739. Israel Holly sold west half Home Lot #39 to John Gay. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 57, March 29, 1743.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 12, April 25, 1739. Starting at the stake at the highway the south west corner of Samuel Gillet’s Lot thence east by the side of Gillet’s Home Lot 200 rods thence south 64 rods thence west 200 rods to said highway thence north by said highway to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Zephaniah Swift. He sold one half-right to Bartholomew Heath. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 151, Jan. 6, 1739. He sold the other one half-right to Bartholomew Heath. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 532, Aug. 21, 1750.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 12, April 25, 1739. Starting at a stake in the highway a the north west corner of Bartholomew Heath’s Home Lot thence easterly by said Heath’s north line 200 rods thence north 64 rods thence west 200 rods to the highway thence by said highway to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Samuel Gillet.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 51, April 25, 1739. Survey of George Way Home Lot. Starting at a stake in the highway which is the corner of Woodin Lot and runs southerly by the highway 136 rods then westerly 112 rods then northerly 136 rods which is the corner of Woodin Lot and from thence to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Originally owned by Joseph Skinner.

Survey – not available. The number of Ebenezer Jackson’s Home Lot has not been found in the Sharon Town Records. The number 43 has been given arbitrarily to this lot. One reference to Home Lot #43 has been found in the Town Records but it appears to be a clerical error. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 360. Ebenezer Jackson bought one right from Timothy Peirce, Jr. The last line of the deed for this right states that the right is for the Home Lot which joins Joshua Lyon’s Home Lot #44. From the Proprietors’ And Town Records it is evident that Ebenezer Jackson’s Home Lot adjoins Joshua Lyon’s Home Lot on the North Side. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 222, Sept. 1739. See Town Records, Vol. 1, p. 171, Dec. 10, 1745; Vol. 2, p. 154, 1748; Vol. 5, p. 316, 1761. From the above deeds it can be inferred that the survey of Home Lot #43 is as follows: West 80 rods on a highway. South 160 rods on Home Lot #44. East 80 rods on Common Land. North 160 rods on Common Land.

Survey – not available. The Proprietors’ and Town Records of Sharon indicate that Joshua Lyon drew Home Lot #44 – 80 acres. Size 160 rods by 80 rods. It may be inferred from the record that Joshua Lyon held this lot, for several years, in partnership with Ebenezer Jackson. See Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 99, Jan. 17, 1739. See Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 171, Dec. 10, 1745; vol. 2, p. 240, March 5, 1746; Vol. 2, p. 354, Feb. 1, 1748.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, vol. 1, p. 51, April 25, 1739. The survey of John Woodin’s and Thomas heath’s Home Lot is as follows, viz: the south east corner is a stake which is the north east corner of the lot Mr. Way now lives on, and runs by the highway northerly 132 rods to a stake then westerly 100 rods to a tree then southerly 132 rods to a tree then a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNERS: Drawn by John Woodin and Thomas Heath. The number of the John Woodin and Thomas Heath Lot has not been found in the Sharon Town Records. The number 45 has been given arbitrarily to this lot. No Home Lot #45 has been found in the Town Records.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 60, April 25, 1739. Starting at the south east corner then runs north 80 rods then west 180 rods then south 80 rods then a strait line to the point of beginning.

OWNERS: Originally purchased by Niles Coleman in partnership with John Porter.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of Joseph Manrow’s Home Lot is as follows: – the south west corner is a stake then runs north 12° east 106 rods to a stake then runs east 12° south 154 rods to a stake then runs south 12° west to the highway then west to a stake then south to a stake standing in the corner where the highways come together and then west by the highway to the point of beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Joseph Manrow.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 58, April 25, 1739. The survey of Benjamin Owen’s Home Lot is as follows: – north west corner is a stake then runs east 12° south 120 rods to a stake then runs south 143 rods to a stake then runs west 120 rods to a stake thence a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Benjamin Owen.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 15, April 25, 1739. The survey of Josiah Gillet, Jr.’s Home Lot the first piece beginning at a black oak tree by a highway thence the line runs by said highway east 12° south 80 rods to a stake thence north 12° east 160 rods to a stake by a highway thence by said highway west 12° north 80 rods to a stake by another highway being 4 rods east from Daniel Bouton’s northeast corner of his Home Lot then a straight line by the highway to the first bounds. The other piece begins at a stake being the southeast corner of Daniel Bouton’s Home Lot thence the line runs west 12° north to the north east corner of Ebenezer Mudge’s Home Lot thence south 12° west 42 rods to Peter Pratt’s north east corner of his Home Lot thence east 12° south to a tree by a highway thence a straight line by said highway to the first bounds of this piece.

OWNER: Drawn by Josiah Gillet, Jr.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 39, April 25, 1739. The survey of Daniel Hunt’s Home Lot is as follows, viz: the north west corner is a tree then runs southerly 80 rods then southwesterly 160 rods then northerly 100 rods then a strait line to the beginning.

OWNER: Drawn by Daniel Hunt. The number of Daniel Hunt’s Home Lot has not been found in the Sharon Town Records. The number 50 has been given arbitrarily to this lot. No other lot numbered 50 has been found in the records.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 2, p. 27, April 25, 1739. Beginning at a stake near where two brooks come together thence the line runs west 36° north 100 rods to a stake thence south 36° west 140 rods to a stake thence east 36° south 100 rods to a stake thence a strait line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Jonathan Peck.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 15, Oct. 9, 1739. Layed out to Benjamin Johns his Home Lot of 80 acres and first division of 40 acres in all 120 acres lying on the south side of Ebenezer Jackson’s Home Lot running 40 rods east from said Jackson’s south east corner to a heap of stones on a ledge of rocks, then south 95 rods to a stake and stones about it, then west 200 rods to a stake and stones about it, then north 95 rods to Ebenezer Jackson’s southwest corner, then east by said Jackson’s line to the first bounds.

OWNER: Drawn by Benjamin Johns. The number of Benjamin Johns’ Home Lot has not been found in the Sharon Town Records. The number 52 has been given arbitrarily to this lot. No other Home Lot #52 has been found in the records.

Survey – Proprietors’ Records, Vol. 1, p. 57, April 25, 1739. Near line of Home Lot 30 then runs east 12° S 131 rods then south 12° W 131 rods then west 12° N 131 rods to a heap of stones at the brow of a hill then runs North 12° east 131 rods to the first mentioned bound leaving a highway between the #30 lot and that as it was laid out by the first committee in Sharon which is Capt. Talmadge, Len Hutchinson, Samuel Beach, John Pardee, Nath. Skinner.

OWNER: Drawn as the Parsonage or Ministry Lot.