My oldest son has a school project that involves a scavenger hunt. We spent almost all of last Saturday walking around our little town of Montgomery, Texas looking for homes, and places that were of historical value. These are pictures of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Davis home, a home that served as a school, and town hall, as well as home to Nat Davis and his wife, Sarah. This was the beginning of our little journey back in time.
Nathaniel Davis was a pioneer, and county official. He served as county attorney, commissioner, chief justice of Montgomery County, and Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District from 1867 to 1870. He and Sarah had seven children.
Nathaniel Hart Davis and his lovely bride, Sarah Elizabeth White Davis. The women in that time period always look so strict, almost angry. My son said Nathaniel looked like Abraham Lincoln. I told him it was probably because of the beard and hair, and pointed out that there were fad styles even back then!
I love this big spinning wheel in the parlor. Can you imagine sitting in front of the fire on cold nights, spinning wool into yarn so you can make clothes?!
How many of you ladies would enjoy working in this kitchen? That little wood stove was sometimes all a family had to keep their whole house warm!
Ok, that is the first stop.We made lots of stops that afternoon, and we still have more to find! His project isn’t due until April – if that tells you the scope of it! There are plenty more pictures, and plenty more to come. If you’d like to hear more, I’d love for you to leave a comment on this post!
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