A Celebration of a Farmer's Life
Rte 5 Ascutney Vermont
Saturday September 3, 2016
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Tenney Farmstead
Myron O. Tenney purchased the property, April 1, 1892 from Jennie A. and Harry Pierce of Greenfield MA. The same year Jennie Pierce got it from George and Catherine L. Pierce. Abby B. Haskell, widow of Perry Haskell of Weathersfield deeded the farm to Catherine L Pierce on July 30, 1888.
Other owners of the property were Isaac Litchfield and Pliny and Elizabeth Gay. John H. Billings of New York City purchased the property in 1843. In the book "Early Weathersfield Inhabitants" Ernest Butterfield says that a Billings built the house.
Romaine E. Tenney, one of nine children of Myron O. and Rosa E. Tenney was raised at the homestead and was the last member of the family to live in the house and carry on the farm.
(From the Weathersfield Town Report December 31, 1963, text paraphrased from Betty G. Murray)
11:00 a.m. The Sky Blue Boys will perform their song about Romaine Tenney and other bluegrass music.
11:45 a.m. Welcome and Speakers
-Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, event organizer
-Neil Shepard, poet
-Chip Cobb and Mike Kamel
-Antoinette Jacobson-Proposed plaque
Sharing of memories of Mr. Tenney
Cake and refreshments
Sarah and Betsy will take you back to your cars at the Exit 8 park and ride the Tenney Farmstead site. (weather permitting)
The Weathersfield Select Board for their generous grant from the Bottle Return Fund.
Support from the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library
The Weathersfield Historical Society
And the family of Romaine Tenney
Note-This event may be videotaped for viewing on SAPA-TV