Have you ever wondered who our early settlers were, how they got here and what they found when they arrived? Former Barrington historian and professional photographer Steve Knapp’s ancestor Joseph Finton, a revolutionary war veteran, came to Barrington in the spring of 1806. At that time, Barrington had few settlers. Bath Road was just a trail through the woods. There were no sawmills, so early residents lived in log cabins. In 1810, a road was built from Bath Road to Keuka Lake and a grist mill was built nearby. Before that, grain had to be carried to Penn Yan. The population grew and life changed. The Fintons became a prominent family in the area.
Learn about the Finton family, and how they came to Barrington, became grape growers and basket factory owners. Find out why some Finton graves were moved from their family cemetery to Lakeside Cemetery and more at the Dundee Area Historical Society Annual meeting and dinner program Oct. 25 at the Dundee Methodist Church, 35 Water St., Dundee.
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a short meeting and the program at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 per person for members and $16 per person for non-members. Make reservationsby Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. Call 607-243-7047 or email DundeeHistory@live.com