4-6 Summer Street, Ipswich MA

4-6 Summer Street, the Cotton-Nourse house (1840)

Ebenezer Russell sold a lot forty feet front, 12 square rods (bounded on the western corner by Annable’s Lane and by lots belonging to Manning Dodge and Russell to Charles C. Cotton)  Feb. 27, 1840, (320: 79). Cotton built a double house, and sold half of the house with a partition running through it, and half of a barn to Foster Russell and Daniel P. Nourse, Feb. 1841 (329: 202, 203), bounded by Manning Dodge and Daniel Glazier and Summer Street. Cotton retained half of the house. On the Ipswich maps this house is shown belonging to Cotton and Nourse until 1884, after which the Nourse family owned it completely.