Our neighbor Bill Dunn was out exploring with his metal detector the other day. After exploring a cellar hole he was returning home, with the machine still turned on, he got a signal of something just northeast of his house. The site seems to be the outline of a rectangular building about 12 x 18’. So far he’s discovered a George II coin, two musket balls, a buckle and a pewter spoon. With no proper cellar hole, we assume that this was a very early log cabin.
We researched the settlement surveys compiled by several people in support or in opposition to Monadnock #6 incorporation as Packersfield. An Ithamar or Ethimar Smith appears in two of those surveys. However, there is no information that could be found on Ancestry or Family Search so we do not know where he came from or where he went next.