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Posted: 1382160237000
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Hi Paula,

You must be Claudette's sister. A few years ago now, I sent her that copy of the map of the family farm drawn by Cousin John and sent to my gr grandmother Isabella Edith Noble (daughter of Christopher and Catherine).

Yes, I do have a picture of the house, two actually. One is an old newspaper ad when the house was up for sale in about the 1950s and another is a picture of Catherine Jane (Scott) Noble sitting on the front stairs with son Willie (at least I think it's Willie). And yes I do have a picture of Christopher, in fact I have Isabella's wedding picture which also has her brothers and Annie may also be in the group, but I've never been positive she attended the wedding.
I think the house is gone now.

Since I spoke to Claudette last, I discovered that Annie died in 1940 in West Haven CT, but I still haven't found her grave. I don't remember if I had obtained a picture of Christopher's brother William when last we were in touch, but a fellow at the New Britain firehouse sent me a photo of a portrait of him taken when he was the fire chief there. There's a strong family resemblance between William and Isabella.

I've also done a bit of research on the Haydenville-Williamsburg flood in May of 1874, which swept away most of those two villages and completely destroyed Skinnerville. The brass mill where Christopher worked was almost entirely demolished, but most of the workers escaped before the building was swept away.

There's a bit more I've learned that I'd be happy to share with you and I'd love to hear about your trip back to the old country. I'll contact you through the private message system here on Ancestry.

Thanks for getting in touch.

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