I don't know the exact age of
this home but one of the earliest owners was Peter
Bennett. His brother Adam
owned the land and home adjacent to this on the side closer
to Bellvale. Peter Bennett moved to Colorado and sold this
property to Samuel A. Monell
about who we have a little more information.
Click on the name and you will see the family descendant
outline. Samuel Monell was married four times and had children
with each of his first two wives.
From the book, The
Genealogy of the Monell Family, by Wesley L. Baker :
Mr. Sayer states that
Samuel was a brickmaker in Haverstraw, later at Canturbury
and New Windsor, and that he came to Warwick and bought
the Peter Bennett farm on the back road from Bellvale to
SugarLoaf. He continues "while here he also ran a brickyard
on an adjoining farm Then he sold his farm moved to Woolseyville,
NY, near Owego. From there he went to California, then to
Colorado to his son Peter and finally to Warwick to his
daughter Mary where he died. Fred Raynor states that Samuel
Monell made the bricks used to build the ME Church in Warwick,
the schoolhouse in Bellvale and Sugar Loaf.