A walk through "Sarah's field"
In 1712, 16-year-old Sarah Wells agreed to leave the comforts of a Manhattan townhouse in order to make a land claim in Orange County, NY, for her master Christopher Denne. She agreed to do it solely because Denne promised her a bounty of 100 acres of land for the incredible and scary effort. However, Denne never gave her the 100 acres. He died in 1725. In 1729, her then husband William Bull and their first born son John Bull, 8 years old, bought 100 acres of land from Elizabeth Denne, Christopher's widow. It is believed that this west acreage in the video is part of that land.
6/29/2020 01:10:57 pm
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6/30/2020 11:33:17 am
Do we know how they came upon the land where the 1722 house is built on?
Julie Boyd Cole
7/1/2020 08:37:34 am
Hi there Glenn,
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