HOUSE, John, was a resident in Birmingham in 1715, and by trade a carpenter. He was probably the father of the following;
Amos House was a nephew of Elizabeth Chads, widow of John, and lived with her at Birmingham. He married Sarah, dau of John and Joanna Townsend, of East Bradford, with whom he made acquaintance when she was learning a trade from home. Going to see her at her parents' house he asked their consent to marriage, to which her father objected because he was not a member of meeting. The mother said, " if Amos House was a member ever so, he was not her choice, " whereupon the young man hoped they would at least allow him to talk to her that evening. This request was ungraciously granted, with a hope expressed that they would make short work of it and this they did by planning an elopement at an early day. Sarah lost her life 1-13-1777, from fever contracted by nursing a sick soldier. Amos married a second wife, Martha Edwards, and again 11-24-1790, Mary, dau of Wm and Ann Swayne.