Pam O’Connell writes: My Grandfather, John Watts, was born in this house in 1899, as was his Father before him. My Mother was raised here, and we spent Summers and various holidays here. This was our family home. Our farm was close and has been in our family since 1840. My Grandfather passed away in 1984, and this is where he lived his entire life. He had three siblings that did not stay in Shellman once they reached adulthood. There used to be an adorable potting shed on the left, a screened slat house out back, the cook’s house and the old stables, where my Mother kept her horses. This house is very special to me.