by Kathleen Sasso The familiar white house at Brookside Farm on Society Road has been a part of East Lyme's history from as early as 1740. As far as what can determined from town recorded land deeds, the property was originally owned by Abraham Avery and then taken over by his son Thomas Avery, who… Continue reading Restoration of the Smith-Harris House
Brookside-Farm.PostRoadReviewCopy Click on the link above to read an article published in the Post Road Review in July, 2018, that explains why the Friends and Commission of the Smith-Harris House decided to change the name to Brookside Farm Museum.
Memories of Aunt Florence and Aunt Lula and Their Men by Diane Elizabeth Munger-Sylvia My Great Aunts lived on separate floors in the farmhouse. Aunt Lula lived downstairs and Aunt Florence upstairs. Later on in life, Aunt Lula was upstairs with Aunt Florence. I would spend a weekend with them, on occasion, enjoying the quiet… Continue reading Memories of Aunt Florence and Aunt Lula and Their Men
Frank Arthur Harris: 1873 – 1955 Herman Winfield Smith: 1864 - 1951 By Amanda Forrestt and Kathleen Sasso Herman Smith Frank Harris Birth and Early… Continue reading Frank Harris and Herman Smith
by Kathleen Sasso Thomas M. Avery was born January 1, 1798 to Abraham Avery and Elizabeth Noyes Avery. Through the Noyes lineage, Thomas is a Mayflower Descendant of Elder William Brewster: I. William Brewster married to Mary II. Jonathan Brewster married to Lucretia Oldham III. Ruth Brewster married to John Pickett IV. Ruth Pickett married… Continue reading Thomas Avery 1798 – 1869
by Kathleen Sasso Introduction: This is the first post from a new blog about Brookside Farm Museum. Please subscribe if you are interested in the history of the Farm and the people who lived here. I have been conducting research both online and sifting through the records at the house to cultivate the stories of… Continue reading Abraham Avery (1764-1834)