There were at least a dozen locations that we came across that we found or people had reported as the Morgan homesite. Randolph Historian Mim Herwig brought us to a spot that she said that her husband Wess had brought her to and they had a picnic. Wes had told her that this was the cellar hole location of justin Morgan. After doing digs and professional metal detecting in an attempt to find proof we were able to disprove this location. It was eighty rods from the Griswold home and not forty rods like Alan Thompson had reported in his article. (click on images to enlarge)
After many years and many visits with Eaton Snow I must announce that he passed away on August 21, 2019. My last visit with Eaton was in May of 2019 when I let him know that we found that his pasture was the pasture that the Morgan Horse was turned out into when Justin Morgan brought his colt to Vermont. We had talked about trying to get a historical marker installed to mark the spot. He signed the paperwork to do so shortly there after. The home was owned by Judge Fredrick Griswold at the time and Griswold and Morgan were friends. Griswold had married Martha Read Walbridge whos father was Henry Walbridge the person who owned the land and cabin that Morgan settled in. The original Griswold home was the section with the porch and the shed. Griswold added the other two section story home later. His office was in the room in the corner of the home or the second window to the left of the front door. The image to the right is a map from Google Earth of the Morgan Homesite location in relation to the Griswold home according to Alan Thompson.
More images coming soon.