The age of this house is not available. John Dane who emigrated to this country about 1635. His son John was born in Ipswich about 1644, and lived at the Hamlet. In 1692 he was a juror in witch cases. He married Abigail Warner, and was an ancestor of the Dane family residing in Hamilton. By the time of the 1910 map there were several members of the Dane family owning properties near this corner.
September 25 Wednesday Evening Lecture
Reinterpretation of 16 Elm. Bob Booth, author and storyteller, will talk about his work with the Smithsonian Institution about 16 Elm Street. New information has been uncovered about the occupants, including Chance Bradstreet, an enslaved boy who came from Marblehead; Abigail “Nabby” Dodge, who grew up there at the same time and then moved to Salem and founded a progressive school for girls; and Capt. Abraham Dodge, a merchant who was one of the captains in the Ipswich militia and later a colonel on the Rebel army.