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Harwood Family Farm, Crawford Road: Harrison Harwood with Horse and Surrey

Harwood Family Farm, Crawford Road: Harrison Harwood with Horse and Surrey

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Title:
Harwood Family Farm, Crawford Road: Harrison Harwood with Horse and Surrey
Description:
The official address for this farm house on the tax bill was Crawford Road but it was also known as Breakneck Road. The farm house is facing west and is located between the fourth and the fifth reservoirs from which Southbridge obtains its water supply. Southbridge (incorporated 1816) was part of the town of Sturbridge at the time this image was captured. Original farm house built for Ezra Harwood [1784-October 30, 1856] and his wife, Sarah B. Harwood (nee Brackett)[1790-1846]. The couple was married in October 1810. They had six children: Byron b. 1812, Nancy b.1814, Mary b.1816, Hannah b. 1821, Harriet b. 1827. Harrison Harwood (b. December 5, 1824, d. June 26, 1894)is the son and is shown with a horse and surrey in front of the el of the farm house. Harrison and Byron stayed on to run the farm as well as the operate the saw mill and the dairy business.
Name on Item:
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Date:
[ca. 1855–1895]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Subjects:
Harwood--Southbridge--(Mass.)
Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Massachusetts--Southbridge
Farm life--United States--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Farm Life--United States--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Agriculture--United States--New England
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Sturbridge
Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Sturbridge
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Notes:
Richard Maxwell Harwood Family Archive
Identifier:
38136000196905
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