B-4-5

Joseph Felt Jr.

Joseph Felt Jr. was part of the numerous Felt family that moved to Packersfield after the Revolution. They came from Lynn, Massachusetts. Joseph bought the property at B-4-5 from Stephen Harrington in 1816, but didn’t petition for a road to connect him to the center of town until 1822 when a bridle path was authorized and compensation for it was paid to his neighbor, Robert Sheldon (B-4-1). He sold the property and moved to Sullivan in 1839. The house was probably abandoned at that time.

He held various offices in Sullivan and briefly ran a mill there. He also had business interests in Nelson purchasing the brickyard at E-3-5 in 1843 and selling that to his son Leander in 1848.  He died in Sullivan in 1871 at the age of 82.