DAVID RUMLEY HOUSE circa 1843
One of eleven children, David Hall Rumley was born to Gilbert Rumley and Rachel Hall. At the age of 19, in 1832 David Rumley carried on the family tradition and began work as clerk of court. Shortly after his 1841 marriage to Susan Leecraft Manson, David Rumley dismantled this early 19th-century cottage and moved it by barge from Diamond City on Shackelford Banks. The 1843 plaque date indicates the year Gilbert Rumley gave Old Town Lot 58 to son David - thus, the cottage is much older.