These are the two homes that
are on what I believe to be the original Nathaniel and Hannah
Minthorne Homestead. I believe the smaller one on the right
is the first home built somewhere around the late 1700's.
It was rebuilt in the 1920's as a tenant house but I believe
the foundation is the original. This is the home I lived
in for many years as a child and a place I truly loved.
The owner of the property at that time(1950's-1960's) was
Albert Buckbee. I believe the larger house that Mr. Buckbee
lived in was built around the 1850's by another family(possibly
Forshee or VanDuzer). Behind these two houses are a number
of barns and sheds.
There is a cemetery on this
property which we kids explored in all the time. There is
only one marked stone with the name of John Minthorne on
it.(Died 1806 of thyphoid fever at age 19). I remember Mr.
Buckbee telling me that there were many more stones there
but they were not engraved just fieldstone markers. As an
adult I went back and looked for them and did find quite
a few. My curiosity grew about who these other stones belonged
to and so began my search on the Minthorne family. I have
learned much about the family through my own and other peoples
research. Check my links page for a site with more about
I believe that Nathaniel Minthorne,
his wife Hannah Grant, his brother Captain John Minthorne,
and some of their children are buried there. I have no proof
but have searched many other possibilities and I think this
is it. There is a stone in the large Warwick Cemetery for
Captain John's wife with dates and her age on it and for
other Minturn's with dates but the one for Captain Minthorne
only states "In Memory of " with no dates. The
DAR records state that he is buried in an unkown gravesite.
More to follow...in future.