I moved to the Rossman Manton Farm in ’98. I have a picture of the old house and the barn. The barn is referred to in #5 on the Mills and Dams page. It is a very early mill and was moved to the present site well more than a hundred years ago. Pretty amazing
The railroad line ran through Brainard, the Lebanons, Stephentown, North Stephentown Center, Cherry Plain, Berlin and on to Bennington. The voice of the conductor was heard calling out the names of the stations along the way.
For the early settlers the necessities of life were food, shelter and clothing. They had to seek services of various kinds to fill these needs. As the population of colonial America was small and labor was in short supply, most communities were anxious to attract men skilled in mill building to provide worksaving machines.
There are many burying grounds in and around Stephentown. Some are found in backyards, some are found right alongside the road.