Parker Road, Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County,
Resseguie home was built around 1840 on
Parker Road in the vicinity of Camps Mills and Sulpher Springs. The architecture
is Greek Revival vernacular farmhouse. The brick and stone used in its
construction are said to have been made in Watertown and shipped to the
site by floating it down Camp's Ditch. Several
of the home's original timber-framed outbuildings still survive today.
home was built by Samuel Resseguie
and his wife Lydia Brown,
who came to the area shortly after their marriage in 1822. Samuel was
born 28 November 1800 in Northampton, Fulton Co., New York, son of Daniel
Resseguie and Mary Monroe.
Lydia was born around 1800 in Saratoga, New York, daughter of John
Brown and Lydia Sprague.
history of the Resseguie family (1888) states:
his newly married wife Mr. Resseguie removed to Houndsfield, making
the journey with a yoke of cattle, and spending seven days on the way,
their road being indicated by 'blazed' trees. They settled on a farm
of fifty acres, which, by industry and economy, had been increased to
220 acres at the time of his death."
couple had ten children, born between 1824 and 1842, including:
Daniel, born 26 January
1824; married Almeda Austin.
born 13 May 1826; married first Joel Hayden
Phillips, married second Daniel
born 15 April 1828; married Thurza
Delavergne, married second Elvira
born 27 July 1830; married Elvira
born 18 July 1833; married Augustin
born 5 November 1835; married Lovina
Emily, born 12 June 1838; married Augustus
born 1 August 1840; married Charles L.
Brown, born 2 November 1842; married Florence
and Lydia were also parents of Brainard
Edsel, an adopted child born about 1841.
died on 24 March 1853. Lydia died 8 July 1882 or 1883. They are both buried
in Sulpher Springs Cemetery on the nearby Sulpher Springs Road.
the 1960's, the home was occupied by the Chandler
the property still serves as a private residence, and is well maintained.
The crossroad immediately to the west of the property is called the "Resseguie
of the Resseguie homestead, taken 2005 by Roy
great-great-grandson of Samuel & Lydia Resseguie.
Photo from the collection of Earl Signor
(son of Daniel Signor, and grandson of Augustus Signor and Mary Resseguie),
taken at the turn of the century on the porch of the Resseguie home; courtesy
of Roy Nagy (Earl's grandson).
Census of the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York. p.
202. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ealiecor/1855_NYS_census/
1855_HO/pg_201_ho_55.htm. [Visited 14 October 2006].
Walk: A Guide to the History and Architecture of Sackets Harbor.
Prepared by Michael D. Sullivan for the Village of Sackets Harbor and
Sackets Harbor Historical Society. Permission for reproduction herein
granted by David Altieri, Historical Society Board Member.
Resseguie genealogy. Ancestors, Collateral Lines & Others
Who Fit In Somehow. By Marie at email@example.com. Online
[Visited on 14 October 2006].
John E. The Resseguie Family, A Historical and Genealogical
Record of Alexander Resseguie of Norwalk, Conn., and Four Generations
of His Descendents. Hartford, Conn.; Press of the Case, Lockwood
& Brainard Company, 1888.
RESSEGUIE FAMILY. Contributed by Roy Nagy. Jefferson County,
NY GenWeb. Online at http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/ressep.htm. [Visited
on 14 October 2006].
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