1702The Gott family built a gambrel-roofed house near Halibut Point in Sandy Bay.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture

Samuel Gott, a weaver from Wenham, bought eight six-acre lots of land on Halibut Point. The house he built, which is said to be the oldest gambrel-roofed house remaining on Cape Ann, has remained in the Gott family for nine generations. It still stands today near the entrance to Halibut Point State Park.

Swan, Marshall Wilbur Stephen. Town on Sandy Bay: A History of Rockport, Massachusetts. Published for the Town History Committee by Phoenix Pub, 1980. Ray, Martin. “Notes from Halibut Point: The Gott Ancestry.” Notes from Halibut Point (blog), January 6, 2017. https://halibutpointnotes.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-gott-ancestry.html.
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