The Farm Manager's Cottage

The Farm Manager's Cottage (HMGEF)

Location: Katonah, NY 10536 Westchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 15.09', W 73° 39.508'

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John Jay Homestead

The brick cottage was built ca. 1800 for Jay's first farm manager, Major Samuel Lyon. Lyon oversaw such daily activities on the farm as: ditching and draining land; building and maintaining fences; plowing, planting, and harvesting fields; and tending the orchards.

Like others in his economic position, John Jay employed tenant farmers who carried out the work under the manager's supervision. In return for their services, Jay provided them with cottages and small gardens, and he subsidized the cost of seeds and tools so they could plant larger cash crops on his land. When Jay collected rent from his tenants, it was often paid in the form of "shares" of these cash crops.
Marker Number5
Placed ByFriends of the Jay Homestead
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 8:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612396 N 4567544
Decimal Degrees41.25150000, -73.65846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.09', W 73° 39.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 5.40" N, 73° 39' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)914, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Jay St, Katonah NY 10536, US
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