The Good Old Days!

Remembering the Past :-)

The Androvette Home, The Dubois and the Simonson's Sign In or Register to add photos

The Androvette house was built around 1880 by James and Christina Androvette. The Androvettes sold the house on July 12, 1885 to Frances Jane Dubois and in 1912 she sold the house to her grand nephews. The 1900 Census shows Frances J Dubois was born in June 1834 which made her 65 in 1900. Other members of the household were Simonsons. The relationship of the Simonsons to the head-of-household is stated as G-nephews. The Simonsons listed were as follows: Stafford, born April 1881 age in 1900, 18 David, born Oct 1885 age in 1900, 14 Thomas, born Nov 1887 age in 1900, 12 The question is... Why were the G-Nephews living in the house with their G-Aunt? Here's "the rest of the story" the census could not provide... By Wayne D. Guinn Frances Jane Du Bois (second owner of the Androvette house) was the sister of Margaret Ann Price (nee Du bois). Margaret Ann was married to David F. Price, a wealthy Oysterman who owned the rights to the Prince's Bay Oyster beds (the cove at Mount Loretto). David and Margaret Ann had a daughter Frances Jane, who was lovingly named after her aunt, who she fondly referred to as "Aunt Fanny".
As it appeared in 1939
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As it appears today
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Margaret Ann Price (Nee Dubois)
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Frances Jane Du Bois
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Frances Jane Price
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Oscar Ward Simonson
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Letter head from invoice of Richmond Mill 1880
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This is my G-Grandfathers Mill (Oscar Ward Simonson - Richmond Mill)
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Toms System
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This is the original Indenture signed by David Price for the purchase of half of the sloop.
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Raking for Clams (Oysters) in Princes Bay - Drawn by Edwin Forbes
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Notes on the Du Bois family on Staten Island
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The Nathaniel Fitz Randolph Gate at Princeton University
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Lena Du Bois
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Thomas Butler Du Bois
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