Pit 94: Level 2

Completed on April 23, 2016 by Odess and David Brinkman. Odess wanted to do one more level. It did not take long for her to come across a small white button which, at first glance, appeared to be a modern plastic button. A microscopic image and further expert analysis proved it was a Prosser molded button from 1840 to 1900. This is very interesting and would probably be either from the very last Granby residents or possibly the undergarment button from one of Sherman's men that came through "Old Granby" in 1865. In 1852, Benson Lossing documented that only 3 houses were still standing in Granby and that not a single family lived in the "anicient" Granby. If the button is from Granby, it probably would have been from the last resident of Granby.

Pit 94: Level 2 produced: 8 pieces of pottery, 22 pieces of glass, 8 nails, 5 Native American pieces, and a Prosser molded button.

Below: The 1843-1900 Prosser molded button from level 2. Granby or Civil War?

Below: 1852 documentation showing that Granby was vacant by that year.