The person I contacted on ancestry.com is a descendent! Joseph Marter, who built our house, is her great grandfather. And she sent me this picture! This is our house in the 1800's! I can't believe this! Thats Joseph and Elizabeth Marter, some of their children, and some livestock.
And...thats our kitchen and dining room! How great is that?!
Yesterday we knew really nothing about our house...today we know a little bit more, and have a picture of it and the family that built it!