The Isaac Tucker House (1766)

October 12th, 2010 Posted in Colonial, Fairfield, Houses

The Isaac Tucker House is one of only a few to have survived the burning of Fairfield by British forces on July 7, 1779. The house was built in 1766, two years after Tucker married Mary Wakeman in 1764. Tradition holds that a servant, hiding upstairs, put out the flames and saved the house from destruction. There are still burn marks inside from the attempted torching. The house was later owned by Edmund Hobart, who served as postmaster in Fairfield in the mid-nineteenth century.

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  2. By Catherine Brown on Jul 3, 2013

    This house was owned by Jonathan Maltbie, who purchased it from Isaac Tucker. It was later bequeathed to Jonathan’s son, William Maltbie, who sold it to Judge Hobart.

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