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Colonial House
Jonathon Allen is a graduate student from South Carolina. He lived with the Heinz couple as their only indentured servant. As a servant to the academics of the community, and as the younger person in the household, Jonathan carried out all the physical work -- chopping firewood, fetching water, building fences, and wattling and daubing walls -- in addition to his duty to the Colony of caring for the animals.

Reflections: "As far as I'm concerned, I stepped into a machine and was suddenly jolted into the community-driven, seemingly poverty-stricken world of 1628 -- and the first reaction I had was that this is not necessarily an era to be romanticized ... not at ALL! I had not the vaguest idea of how much labor, strength, perseverance, determination, and focus was required to not only make your Colony successful and eventually thriving, but to simply survive as an individual and not be inundated by the many impasses, hardships, and setbacks that gripped early colonial settlers after venturing to the New World."


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