The Ringe family owned this lot since 1742. About 1800, perhaps as early as 1780, Anna Ringe Newman inherited a portion of the property, and she and her husband, Elisha, built the present house. Elisha Newman served in the French and Indian Wars. He was a cabinet maker and kept a shop in the house.
This Federal-era home has been restored, preserving high ceilings, wide pine floors and five fireplaces.