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Reverend Roswell Pettibone was an outstanding Presbyterian minister in northern New York over a century ago.
He was so much admired by Mr and Mrs Nathan Monroe Flower of Theresa, that they gave his name to their distinguished son, Roswell Pettibone Flower born in Theresa August 8 1835 later New York state governor, millionaire and king of Wall Street.
On April 19 1844 Prosper and Harriet Barrows sold the site of this house to Theodore B Marvin for 0.
For a short time after building this house in 1803 he operated it as a tavern.
There, for some years after the chartering June 29 1804 of Farmers lodge, No.
Dr William Noble, Canton's first physician, owned much upper Main and Park Street lands.
On June 20 1829 Dr Noble sold Prosper Barrows an acre of land in the locale of this house for $50.
In 1837 the Presbyterians and Methodists built the Union church, Reverend Mr Pettibone being the first Presbyterian minister in it.