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BRANCH COUNTY

1833 QUINCY

Mr. Alfred Wilmarth came the same summer and built a log house opposite Mr. Berry's. There were living here, within what is now Quincy village, in 1840, where Mr. Shears now lives, Mr. John Himrod, in a log house put up that season; next, where Mr. Woodworth's house stands, in a log mansion 20x 40, Mr. John Broughton; next, in the old VanCamp house, Father Clizbe, just opposite Mr. Lyman Clizbe; next, the Cornish cabin was occupied during the summer by Mr. Himrod; next Joseph Berry in the hotel on the corner; the next house was Mr. Arnold's, and the next Mr. Wilmarth's and the last Mr. Berrys'. In the field on the southeast corner, in the summer of '41, Mr. Enos G. Berry built, in the then field where now Mrs. Turner's drug store stands, the building now used by Mr. McGinness as a meat-market, and kept store in it with Mr. Haines as partner. This was the first store at the "Corners. " In '42 Joseph Berry bought it and Hopkins kept store. In '44 Daniel Thomas bought the property, built an addition to the store in '45, and lived in it. In '46 he built a barn on the corner, and a shop, where Rose & Graves' grocery is. It was occupied first by Mr. Able Coon as the first shoe shop at the Corners. The southwest corner of the public square was used as a field from '37 to '45, when Dr. Berry built his residence—Mr. Allen's house—and the next year his barn, to which he added afterwards a horse, barn.
The northwest corner was first plowed in '38, and remained an undisturbed field for six years. In '44 Mr. Dal ley bought the frame house that Mr. Briggs had put upon his place on Chicago Road a mile and a half east of town and moved it in and built the house which Mrs. Turner now lives in, one door west of the meat market.

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