First, some background: On 24 October, 1796, John Day purchased from Benjamin Allen a portion of Lot 41, then described as Winthrop, in the County of Lincoln, Maine.
Book 4:529 of Lincoln County deeds, held at Kennebec Registry of Deeds
In 1813, for the sum of $500, John deeds the land to his son Nathaniel. Then, in 1820, for receipt of $1.00 Nathaniel deeds a 1/4th part interest in the home to each of his unmarried sisters, Abigail, Sarah and Lucy. He describes it as the home in which John Day continues to reside. In 1845, Nathaniel then deeds a portion of the land to his niece, Harriet (Day) Freeman, giving her a house lot for the huge sum of - you guessed it - $1.00. Finally, in 1870, four years before his death, Nathaniel sold all of the lot, in addition to two others, to Harriet and her husband, Rowland Freeman.
Nathaniel deeded all of his land to Harriet's husband, Rowland, before his death
Old trees behind the Day homestead
Yes, finding this home was quite an experience indeed. Here is a picture of five Day descendants with the "Old Day Homestead."
Left to right: Lynn, Shari, Fritsie, me and my son, Jeremy. (We all descend from John's son, Aaron.)