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Jul 2, 2016 10:59 AM

No buyers for home of founding father, Declaration of Independence signer Josiah Bartlett

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Attention, history buffs: The home of a Declaration of Independence signer, which has stayed in his family for generations, still hasn't sold two years after his great-great-great-great granddaughter put it up for sale.

Josiah Bartlett, of Kingston, New Hampshire, was a doctor who signed the document after John Hancock. He later became governor.

Ruth Albert, who wants to downsize and hopes that the 242-year-old house can stay in her family, says she got excited last year when she was approached by a fellow Bartlett descendant. But it didn't work out.

The 4,600-square-foot farmhouse, plus water frontage, open pasture and woods, is selling for $849,900.

The name might ring familiar to fans of the TV series "The West Wing." Martin Sheen played President Josiah Bartlet from New Hampshire, a fictional descendant.


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