Built prior to 1819, the residence before you is recognized to be the oldest homestead in the village of Blairstown. The longest continuous residents of this place were the Simeon Cooke family who lived here from the mid 1850s until 1927. Mr. Cooke served as a laborer, school teacher, clerk of Warren County, first township clerk of Blairstown and a land surveyor. He is a descendant of Francis Cooke, a passenger on the Mayflower and 17th signer of the Mayflower Compact. Added in 1932, the shop below the home has served as a jewelry shop, barber shop, record store and shoe repair.