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Some more photos that our friend Eva snapped in Montague Village MA.

Do you want nifty? I had to figure the below photo out! Voila! The below photo shows very nifty and fancy road sign showing which direction to go in order to get to some of the neighboring and some far away towns from Montague Village! New Salem and Boston and Amherst and Hadley.

We are not exactly postitive (please see the below Addendum) what the below photo is. It would seem to be a building of some historical interest.

OCT 10, 22 .. Below is an Addendum (an item of additional material, typically omissions, added at the end of a book or other publication) to this OCT 9, 22 Post.

The above building was the home of Captain Joseph Root who was one of the founders of the town of Montague. He built the first house in the town, and that structure became the temporary meeting place for town and church. In the mid-to-late 1700’s, The M. Root Tavern welcomed guests traveling by stagecoach along the busy King’s Highway.

The below photos show an old sawmill that was made into a home.


Over and out with a lot of smiles ..

Cap and Patti

3 thoughts on “OCT 9, 22 .. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

  1. Linda Patton

    The unidentified building is the Eliot Beardsley Homestead that is located at 31 Great Ring Road in Monroe, Conn. It is a colonial saltbox house, built around 1760.

  2. Linda Patton

    Monroe Historical Society
    The Eliot Beardslee (Beardsley) Homestead c.1780

    The Eliot Beardslee Homestead at 31 Great Ring Road was built c. 1780 and is a classic example of an 18th century New England saltbox colonial. This
    fine home is constructed on a foundation of local fieldstone with a great stone central chimney and three fireplaces. Most impressive are the broad planked floors and exposed hand-hewn timbers throughout. The Monroe Historical Society purchased the Beardsley Homestead from the Town of Monroe in 1993
    and has since restored the home and its outbuildings. Today the Eliot Beardslee Homestead and barn stand as living museums, filled with an extensive collection of authentic period furnishings, paintings, kitchenware, farm implements, town artifacts and other period ephemera that reflect life in Monroe
    over the centuries and our cultural legacy and traditions.

    Eliot Beardslee was born in Stratford to Samuel Beardslee and Ann French – Beardslee. He was one of 11 children and was baptized with his twin sister
    Sarah on August 29, 1762. As an adult he initially settled at Southbury and relocated shortly thereafter to Monroe, which was then referred to as Huntington.
    It was here that Eliot set up his home and married his first wife Hannah Beach on April 20, 1788. We find Eliot, Hannah and 1 slave living here in our first federal census, taken in 1790 under the general direction of Thomas Jefferson.

    During their ten-year marriage Eliot and Hannah had two children: 1.) Abigail, born at Huntington, April 25, 1792. 2.) Hannah, born at Huntington, May 17, 1798. It is most unfortunate that the mother Hannah died less than a month after baby Hannah was born, possibly as a result of difficulties during childbirth. After Hannah’s death, Eliot then married a widow named Abigail Patterson on October 16, 1800 and they had one child: 3.) Eliot, born December 26, 1801.
    In later generations, descendants of the Beardslee family settled in and around the vicinity of Winsted.

    Eliot Beardslee died on July 19, 1807 at the age of 45 and his first wife Hannah Beach died on June 10, 1798 at the age of 36. Both are buried in the East Village cemetery located on East Village Road. The date of death and burial location of Eliot’s second wife Abigail are unknown at this time.

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