My 6th great grandfather, Benjamin Hadley (b 1684 Watertown, MA) reportedly died at his home, NOW known as the COVEY Farm, in Brattleboro, Windham co, VT, 3/24/1776. He is buried in the Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro. It appears that the farm remained in the Hadley family until 10/22/1830 when land records show a warrenty deed to RANSOM COVEY of lands in Brattleboro and adjacent Dummerston, VT from the Estate of Jacob Hadley (heirs of). The [now Covey] family Farm went from Benjamin Hadley to his son Ebenezer Hadley to his son Jesse Hadley then to his brother Jacob.Jesse, with others, removed to Sandy Creek, NY. Jacob Hadley died 1810 on the same farm as his grandfather, Benjamin, at Brattleboro, VT.There Jacob was buried in the Locust Hill Cemetery.He may have been the last Hadley to live on the NOW Covey Farm.
I do not know the history of the farm from 1830 to 1996 when the Thurber family purchased the property located on Ames Hill Road, Brattleboro, Windham co, VT and incorporated the 100 acre Covey Farm woodland into their Lilac Ridge Farm, a successful and diverse farming operation.The latter farm's address is 30 Covey Road.
Stuart Thurber Sr purchased 75 acres of fertile farm land in 1937.By 1998 the farm encompassed 600 acres. Today it is a multigenerational project, protected by the Vermont Land Trust, in perpetuityInfo can be seen on-line.
Does anyone know how the land went from Ransom Covey to the Thurber's?