This house was known as the
Old Aunt Hannah Clark Place in the Bellvale Rising Star.
Jedediah Sears(Sayres) owned the property before and from
him it went to James Clark and then to his widow Hannah
Clark. In the 1850 census Hannah Clark was 87 years old
so she was born around 1763. Living with her then was John
and Catherine Hunt with their children Sarah age 11, Hannah
L. age 8 and Dubois, age 5. There was also a Hannah Mabee,
age 67(born abt. 1783)living with them. By 1863 ownership
of the house had gone from Hannah Clark to John Hunt. After
that to John Hunt'son, Dubois Hunt, and then to Sidney Quackenbush.
In 1889 the newspaper mentions thatSidney built a new ice
house sized 18x30, with 16 ft. posts. At a later date it
was owned by Mr. Howard Perry who was married to Florence
Quackenbush. In the 1970's I believe the house and property
were auctioned, seperately and Albert Buckbee bought most
of the acreage and the Jim Henry family bought the house.
There is the story of some tombstones
having been found in Mr Perry's barn.They
are now in the possesion of the Warwick Historical Society.
No one knows exactly where the stones came from but my guess
is that they must have been on the Hall property across
from the Bellvale Methodist Church, now the Iron Forge Inn
property. Two of the stones have the name " Hall"
on them( Stephen Hall and his wife Elizabeth) This property
was owned by the Hall family at some earlier time. Perhaps
this was part of a small graveyard associated with the Methodist
Church. This needs to be researched further.........another
puzzle to figure out!!
In Memory of
Wife of Stephen Hall who died October 5, 1849
Age 84 years
5 months and 16 days.
(Born about 1765
based on this information)