Potato Patch

DFH Volume 1 Issue 1 by Jim Dayton At first glance, the garden (see left) seems overrun with weeds and rocks.  It’s a potato patch.  In the spring a slice of a potato, with tuber, is buried.  The potato is left to grow, without tending it until it is harvested […]

Wilber Srs Garden

DFH Volume 1 Issue 1 by Camilla Luckey Grandpa’s 1950’s garden was on a small, level, tucked-away spot more than midway down the hilltop from the Corinth High School and toward the long-gone, original Wesleyan Methodist Church building almost at the bottom. The garden site is now unrecognizable, filled and […]

Who Ran the Farm?

Charles Dayton died Sep 26 1882 at the young age of 50.  His death certificate indicated that he died of “conditions of the liver and kidneys.”  He left behind a wife, Nancy, and 5 children: Delbert 24, James 20, Jennie 16, Wilber 12 and Carrie 10.  Delbert had moved to […]

Why Cambridge?

by Jim Dayton It’s been a mystery to me, for 40 years, why David Dayton Jr passed through Cambridge New York before he finally settled in Hadley in 1796.  David was born in Brookhaven in 1766.  In 1782/3 his dad, David Sr, died since a letter of administration was filed […]