25 South Street
According to deed records, William Cushing sold this house in 1855 to Abraham McClintock for $600. An 1868 directory shows that Abraham McClintock operated a boots and shoes shop on Main Street. In 1874, he built a house on Elm Street, and he sold this one to Sarah Doty. Her husband, L.L. Doty had died in 1873 at the age of 46. He had been preparing a history of Livingston County. After Sarah Doty’s death, their son, L.R. Doty, became the owner of 25 South Street, and he completed his father’s History of Livingston County. The next owner was Campbell Young, the oldest son of Governor John Young. Born in 1838, he was a veteran of the Civil War.
James H. Warner owned the house from 1900 to 1908, when he sold it to Gardiner Stapley, a retired farmer who died in 1923 at the age of 68. The Livingston Republican noted that for several weeks he had been actively engaged in building a new home on Elm Street, and that the probable cause of death was “overexertion and oppressive heat.”