History of
Darby Homestead
through 1900



This home has been lovingly cared for these many years. It is one of Cortland's historic homes, (although not marked as such), being over 170 years old, and being the home from 1835 - 1867 of Joseph Darby and his mother Asenath Darby, Joseph being 1/2 owner of the Chollar and Darby Tioughnioga Pottery factory for a period of time. Joseph is also the father of the Rev. Chauncey Darby, reknowned Baptist Minister, who is the father of well-known Dental Professor and Surgeon Dr. Edwin T. Darby, President of the American Dental Association in 1893, and professor at University of Philidephia College of Dental Surgeons for over 41 years.

  • 1822 Oliver Wiswell bought land from The Cortland Academy
  • 1825 Ralph Cobb bought from Oliver Wiswell
  • 1830 David Reed bought from Ralph Cobb
  • 1831 John Reed bought from David Reed
  • 1835 Henry Gillet bought from John Reed
  • 1835 Asenath Darby (widow of Joseph Darby) bought from Henry Gillet
  • 1840 Joseph Darby Jr. bought from his mother, Asenath Darby
  • 1867 Ozias Loucks bought from Joseph Darby Jr.
  • 1894 Almeron Loucks bought from Ozias Loucks



  • (Researched by Nancy Williams, gr. grandaughter of Joseph Darby Jr. and gr. gr. grandaughter of Joseph Darby Sr. and submitted by Lynda Darby Ozinga and B.J. Ozinga DDS)


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    Created 3 Sept 1998

    LAST UPDATED: Saturday, 21-May-2011 13:58:59 MDT

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