DAR# 224B


Basic text is from the DAR History of Hollis Homes, edited by Deborah E. Lovejoy 1953 with accompanying map (Cudworth).  Codes used are initials of editors from this book and from 1999-2000 update editors.  See bibliography for full information.

Mr. Powers built this, the first gristmill in this section.  It was in operation over a hundred years.  Winchol Wright rebuilt the gristmill and added the sawmill.  Taylor Dunklee put in a circular saw to replace the original up-and-down saw.  The buildings were torn down by the…

Pennichuck Water Works Company.  (B.H. No. 64)

Mr. Frank Burge says that Powers’ Mill was moved from Parker Brook to this place by Winchol Wright.

Mill stone work


Dunklee Family (1890)


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  Esterbrook Cellar Hole

Joseph Esterbrook prior to 1750 built his log hut on the bridle path leading from the Winchol Wright Mill to the Parker Pond valley.  He left shortly after the Revolution.  (S.H. pg.225)

From Bertha Hayden’s Notes:  On top of the hill beyond Dunklee’s Mill at left hand was a place know as Nutting place ­ (2) Joseph Estabrook place.  At turn of road, where one branch leads to Jesse Hardy place was Blood place. 

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J. Albert Dunklee died in 1956 and Millicent Gardner bought the place.