McCready House (I'm for Sale!!)
Gallows Hill Road
EXCEPTIONAL SCENIC PROPERTY W/BARN, 3.84 ACRES."SOLD ""AS
IS"" HOUSE HAS HISTORICAL PRESERVE EASEMENT
McCready (Carter) House and its Tenents, Gallows Hill
is a portion of the article by Jeff, related by Admiral Lauren
1960 I taped conversations with Eva Judd, one of three granddaughters
of Irad Carter who bought this farm in 1847...Timothy Parsons
built this house in 1770...Abraham Parsons became the owner
of the house after Timothy died...Before he died Timothy and
some Revolutionary soldiers built an addition to the house.
second family to own this place was the Carters, Abigail and
Irad. They bought this place on March 6th, 1847 for $1,600.
It consisted of 90 acres. Now, to quote the chronology of
the Irad Carter homestead:
he came to Redding and began living on Gallows Hill, Irad
Carter contracted with the town of Redding to care for the
poor and for a time used the house on Gallows Hill, then vacant,
for this purpose. Sometime later a house was constructed adjacent
to the Carter homestead from which it was separated by a path.
Then it was moved over and attached to the main house. This
provided the present kitchen and pantry with two small upstairs
rooms. This house may have been erected by the town as there
is no record that Irad Carter paid for it.'
the town paid for it, Irad Carter seemed to have intentions
of buying this land to put the poor house on it. On April
11, 1849, Irad bought 2 acres of land from Abraham Parsons.
Irad was to acquire 33 more acres over the years. The Carters
added additions to the house.
Carter died an unusual death. In 1886 he had a lumber wagon
which was described as having a high seat. He was driving
in the woods near Nashville Extension Road in Bethel. The
wagon hit something and he was thrown off, and died as a result
of the fall."
lived here awhile longer after Irad's death, but she finally
sold the place."
all it is believed three generations of Carters lived in the
house before it was purchased by Admiral McCready's mother
between 1928 -1931. Only 60 of the available 120 acres of
the Carter property was offered for sale and the McCready
family later sold 20 of the 60 acres.
descendants of the Carters were still living in Bethel in
1968 and interviewed by Admiral McCready. He stated, one said
'I haven't been here since 1906, another said 'I was born
here'. He felt they knew the house but hadn't lived there.
Minnie Carter was the only name given.
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