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Latham House* on Prospect Hill
*Latham House was identical to the one above, except for the addition on the right side. PROSPECT HILL
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This image is of The Smith House in Scotland Neck,NC
ELizabeth S.T. Latham and Reading Grist were married 1838
at Prospect Hill
and moved into Elmwood,
their wedding present from Allen Grist.
Memories written by:
REX H. WHEATLEY JR
"Prospect Hill" is where my great great grandmother, E.S.T.Latham
The above image is almost identical to "Latham House on Prospect Hill",
The home of Col. Thomas Latham whose daughter, Elizabeth Snoad Trotter Latham,
was born here. It is also where she married James Redding Grist.
It was given to the young couple as a wedding present by the grooms
It was located on the crest of the high ridge that crosses
Oakdale Cemetary just to the west of Market St. Ext. to the south of the
airport. It was demolished in 1956-57.
When I was a young boy in the early fifties, most of the house was
standing even thought it was boarded up. In the mid-fifties I use to play
cowboys and indians around it.
I can remember my grandmother, Elizabeth Simmons Phelps, her sister
Rebecca W. Simmons and Claudia S. Bell and her husband Caleb Bell, once let
me ride with them to the old house so they could dig flower bulbs that were
planted around the home. Grandmother told me that the bulbs were planted by
here grandmother's (E.S.T.Latham) family. The bulbs might still be at 239
East Main where grandmother lived and I grew up. Grandmother also planted
some on the family plot at Oakdale and also on the Simmons plot where
Rebecca is buried.
My grandmother told me that once as a young girl, she went there
when descendants of the family still lived there. She remembered it as kind
of run down then. Probably around 1910.
What impresses me is the trimwork, all by hand.At one time it was
a Grand Home.
Rex Wheatley, Jr.
"Elmwood 3" was located on West Main St. That was the Grist
home beginning with James Reading and E.S.T. Latham.
The Grist family never lived at "Prospect Hill". This was the
Latham home. The wedding betwen James and Elizabeth was held
The Redding Grist family home was over the river, west of
Chocowinity. The old graveyard is still there.
When James Redding Grist married Elizabeth Snoad Trotter
Latham, they were Given "Elmwood 2" on West Main St. as a
wedding present by James' father, Allen.
My great grandmother Elizabeth Latham Grist was born there
(Elmwood 1). One odd note, every woman from my mother and her
mother and on back for five generations was named "Elizabeth",
guess they liked that name.
I have the Latham/Grist family bible 1, 2, 3, 4 dating from the
1700's. If I can help anyone with family searches concerning, the
Latham's, Grist, Grimes, Bonners, Simmons, and Phelps(and a
few others) they may contact me at my e-mail address.
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