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Force Homestead

Force Homestead and Condit Family Cook House, Livingston, New Jersey (40.78154, -74.3159)

Felling Dates: Winter 1778/9

Site Master 1676-1778 (oak) FHNJx1 (t = 5.95 DRNx9; 5.47 OTNJx1; 5.40 HUTCH).

The earliest section of the Force Homestead is a wood frame, one-and-one-half story, three-bay structure that sits upon a half-excavated stone foundation and was constructed as a saltbox. The Condit Family Cook House is a single-room frame cabin that was moved to the site of the Force Homestead in the 1960s.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the Force Homestead was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1778/9. The samples from the Condit Family Cook House did not date.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2020 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Force Homestead and the Condit Family Cook House, Livingston, New Jersey " unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2020/20




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Jane Seiter, Ph.D

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