2 Labor in Vain Road, the McMahon house (b 1856)

The Captain McMahon house at the corner of Turkey Shore and Labor in Vain Roads

Ipswich maps indicate that this house at the intersection of Labor In Vain and Turkey Shore Roads was constructed between 1832 and 1856. Mary Appleton, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Appleton married, first, Mager Woodbury at 67 Turkey Shore Rd., and had two children. He died in October 1837 and she married, second, Thomas McMahon and had four children. Elizabeth McMahon, their daughter sold the house to James Galbraith in 1864.

The owner on the 1910 Ipswich map is Henry Perry Willcomb.

Previous owners told us that it was built by a sea-captain, and that the house is haunted.



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