History of the Steven’s farm

The notion of a special Mt Upton Central webpage dedicated to the Stevens Farm is very attractive to me (I’m the Stevens family genealogist, a trait instilled in me as a child and inherited from my father, William Parsons Stevens (b. 1914, d 2003). I am having a hard time finding somebody in the extended Stevens family who is willing to take over from me when I finally kick the bucket. I will do what I can for the Mt Upton website and as part of my legacy. For example, after extensive legwork and travel research (especially Saratoga Co archives) through original research, I traced my Great-great-Grandfather Harvey Stevens to one Caleb Stevens, father of Harvey Stevens. Other than that (Caleb disappeared from the Census records between 1810 and 1820, possibly later – he may have lived for awhile on the Stevens Farm), I know nothing about him (he may have participated in the 1777 Saratoga Battle) – when and where he died and is buried, where he came from (possibly Monmouth Co, NJ), and anything else. I don’t mean to make the Mt U website or page into a genealogy page but there’s still hundreds of Mt Upton and nearby Otsego Co people who are blood relatives who might be interested in their roots.  Fred Stevens

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 20:44:01

    The Stevens farm is presently the Zazack farm located south of Mt. Upton.


  2. Bill
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 21:19:57

    One thought, however: I have often thought the original barn, given its age (1826) should be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s still there, being used mostly as storage, is heavily overgrown by surrounding trees and brus. The original barn is certainly one of the oldest extant structures within the Town of Guilford (Angel’s Inn and a few other structures not withstanding). Fred Stevens


  3. Joan Langer
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 13:20:36

    My father’s family had a home on RT 8 adjacent to the Stevens Farm. As a small child I remember visiting Rockwell’s Mills and also seeing Stevens Farm in 1946. I watched the cows being milked and also visited the calves. and walked the pastures on the opposite side of RT 8 with my parents. I recently heard that the farmhouse had burned down, and that Matt Stevens had passed away. Is that true, and is this the same farm discussed on this website? I went into the Vpike.com website and found my father’s family’s old house – now owned by someone else, but could not find the Stevens Farm anywhere within view of RT 8.


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