More About Sarah Houlton / Samuel Holten House

Additional note: This beautiful house was later occupied by Judge Samuel Holten (1738-1816). A great-grandson of Joseph and Sarah Houlton, Samuel was a doctor, judge, and statesman. Both a member and President of the Continental Congress, Judge Holten was also a signer of the Articles of Confederation, and a member of the early U.S. Congress. Additionally, back home in Danvers, Judge Holten remained the treasurer of the First Church of Danvers for forty years. The house remained in the Houlton family until the Civil War era, when it was sold to Thomas Palmer. Palmer sold the property to the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1921, who restored the house and remain its owners today. It is available for tours by appointment.