A small cellar hole and accompanying barn foundation just below the top of Hurd Hill was built by Beriah Wetmore in 1774. Wetmore his wife Abigail and their six children had built at E-3-4, sold that property back to Breed Batchellor and bought this less desirable property. Probably they had not been able to pay the mortgage on their original purchase.  The family had been warned out of town at the same time. After just 18 months of occupancy, the family gave up pioneering in Packersfield and moved to Greenfield, Massachusetts where Beriah became a laborer. They went on to have three more children and moved to Sudbury, Vermont.