Can anyone help with the name of the Amazeen (female, possibly widow or unmarried) that resided in the house that was located at what is now 62 Cranfield Street, New Castle, prior to the Revolutionary War? The house was occupied by Lydia (1843 - 1934) when she died and was quickly condemed by the town and torn down by my grandfather, Luther Amazeen. I remember him "The Old Gent" and he died in 1944. (I saw a photo of the hourse at that time, and it was a complete wreck. I don't know how anyone lived there, then.) Lydia and her brother Joseph (1832-1914) (aka "Grand Sir Joseph") never married and lived there together. It seems that they inherited it from their father, Captain Benjamin Amazeen. I suspect that the female living there in the 1770's was probably Benjamin's widowed(?) mother.
I am trying to establish a few facts to complete the story that has been handed down through the generations about the cannon ball that was found by my grandfather when he tore the house down in 1934.