I don't have the extact date for the house. A 1954 document and the 1983 town history book said this house was built about 1776 by Joseph Couch. My research has found that Joseph actually lived a couple miles up the road. According to my deed reseach the property was bought in 1806 by his grandson Joseph Couch referred to as Joseph Jr even though his father was Benjamin. Talk about confusing, his uncle was Joseph and he also had a son Joseph. Anyway, Joseph Jr married Melee Howard from the next town. Their 1890 history book said this house was built by Melee's husband. I don't believe this house was here when Joseph bought the property in 1806. I know the lastest date is 1827. Someday I'll tell you the story of EC 1827. So far it has been the highlight of my research.
These pictures are a couple years old. The yard has come a long way in five years. We moved the driveway away from the side door, put in the brick sidewalk, turned a 1970s horse barn into a garage and resided it and my wife is constantly improving the perennial gardens around the house. Besides the interior restoration, the exterior paint is constant maintenance. It came with about 9 acres of land. A couple acres of lawn, about 3 acres of field and the rest is wooded. Oh, did I mention the 20x40 foot inground pool? I do yard work in shorts just in case I have an emergency and have to jump in on a hot day.