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The "White House" of Huntsville, NC
History of Ownership

Name of Owner

Beginning Date
of Ownership

Duration of Ownership

Description of Property

Purchase price

Charter from King Charles 1

Before 1784

119 years

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Abraham Creson

November 3,1784

8 Years

250 Acres

125 Shillings

Charles Hunt

May 29, 1792

1 Year

158 Acres

150 Pounds

Henry Young 2

August 17, 1793

8 Years

Lot #33

15 Pounds

Peter Eaton

July 6, 1801

17 Years

Lot #33

500 Spanish
Milled Dollars

Peter Clingman

August 1, 1818

30 Years

Lots #33 & 45

236 Dollars

Thomas Martin

August 22, 1848

20 Years

Lots #33, 34, 45, & 46

1000 Dollars

Isaac Roberts

November 9,1868

4 Years

74 Acres

374.25 Dollars

Ann Martin

April 15, 1872

35 Years

74 Acres

400 Dollars

Dr. T.R. Harding

April 11, 1907

11 Days

74 Acres

941 Dollars

Sallie Shelton

April 22, 1907

8 Years

74 Acres

1000 Dollars

John Lashmit

August 24, 1915

5 Years

74 Acres

2500 Dollars

Henry Sofley 3

January 15, 1920

77 Years

49 Acres

3800 Dollars

Dr. Russell S. & Elizabeth L. Morton

June 20, 1997

February 25, 2012

3 1/2 Acres

135,000 Dollars

Dean & Janice Vavra

February 25, 2012

Till Present

3 1/2 Acres

377,000 Dollars

 

1 The figure of 119 years is inexact, technically, but is based on the date proprietors received a charter from King Charles of England in 1665

2 The "White House" was built on lot #33.

3 Mr. Sofley passed away in 1975. He purchased the house and property six months prior to his marriage to Ethel Allen in June of 1920. Mrs. Sofley held the title until her death in 1996. Her estate sold the house and 3 1/2 acres to the Mortons in 1997.