More on John Ramsay…

John Ramsay has caused a bit of a stir in Westchester County, New York.  After discovering the plaque on the front lawn of the Neebor Lee property with his name stamped on it, I sent an email to a historian who wrote about a “Ramsay Mill” on “Mill Brook” in “Oscawana” in a 2012 blog. …

Who is John Ramsay?

Today, on this Presidents’ Day holiday, my wife was inspecting the daffodils that are emerging along the edge of our front porch when she discovered a mysterious copper plaque attached to a small concrete block. This concrete block was sitting next to the last stone of the stone walkway leading up to the Neebor Lee’s…

“The Minute Men”

We’re still coming across surprising finds in the Neebor Lee  house more than two years after moving into the house. Yesterday I took a short break from renovating the home’s third floor bathroom to help my wife organize a walk-in closet occupying a small room located next to the bathroom.  In moving a floor to ceiling shelving unit to create…

The Diary of a Patriot

In its long history, the Neebor Lee property had owners of many different religious and political persuasions. In an earlier post I wrote about Peter Horning, the original builder of the Neebor Lee, and his loyalty to England during the Revolutionary War. Thirty-three years before Peter built his stone house, another gentleman who was influenced by…

A House Born out of Revolution

I’m a big fan of history. I always have been. I’m one of those crazy individuals who built an insanely large family tree with over 13,000 individuals. So, it is only natural that I would want to research the former owners of the Neebor Lee and its property. Fortunately, quite a bit of research had already been completed before my wife…