The Eels-Stow House, which is believed to be the oldest house in Milford and is one of the Milford Historical Society houses on Wharf Lane, was first constructed circa 1700. Its first owner was Samuel Eels, an after planter who migrated from Massachusetts. A veteran of the Indian Wars, he became a prominent Milford citizen.
In 1753 the Eels family sold the house to the Stow Family. Stephen and Freelove Stow moved in and renovated the house with improvements that included installing double hung windows.