This dwelling is on Neck Road near the railroad tracks and Current Topics Club in Lancaster Center. It was built in 1727 by Capt. Samuel Willard. During the Revolutionary War, a descendant, Col. Abijah Willard, remained a loyalist, or Tory, and went to Nova Scotia. The government confiscated the Lancaster property, but family members were allowed to remain. The last family member to live in the house was his granddaughter Anna (Goodhue) Wilder, who died in 1862.
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Published in: Images of America, Lancaster / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2001