Homes of early settlers were small, one story houses with a loft for sleeping. They were built of logs with a shingle roof or wood framing with shingle siding. To fulfil the terms of some Loyalist grants the houses were required to measure at least 20 feet wide and 16 feet deep.In 1837 blacksmith Thomas Woolaver moved to Walton and lived in a log house but soon built a frame house which is still inhabited and believed to be the oldest house in Walton. The last of his family to live there were his granddaughters Libbie, Annie and Laura. The house is still known as the Woolaver Girls’ house.