Copake Falls, NY Pomeroy Anvil Monument
Installed in November 2018, the monument is located at the historic Copake Iron Works, Taconic State Park in Copake Falls, New York.
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted tools, an anvil shaped like this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, Massachusetts. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths becoming a symbol of the family.
Medad Pomeroy’s 2nd great grandson, Lemuel Pomeroy, a blacksmith and gunsmith by trade from Pittsfield, MA, established the Copake Iron Works in 1845 along with four of his sons. Attracted by abundant natural resources, they constructed a blast furnace and erected necessary structures for iron production. Lemuel Pomeroy died in 1849.
After the death of Lemuel Pomeroy, Jr. in 1853, the remaining partners continued the business until 1861 when it was sold. Several generations of the Pomeroy family continued to live in Copake Falls, in what is now Taconic State Park, until the early 20th century.
Erected 2018 by William Guilford Pomeroy Jr.
7th Great Grandson of Deacon Medad Pomeroy
Pomeroy Anvil Trail Monument 13
Eltweed Pomeroy ca 1585 – 1673
Emigrated from England ca 1630, first American branch of Pomeroy family
Deacon Medad Pomeroy 1638 – 1716
Founded Northampton, MA branch of Pomeroy family
Hon. Major Ebenezer Pomeroy 1669 - 1754
King’s Attorney & High Sheriff of Hampshire, MA
Brig. Gen. Seth Pomeroy 1706 - 1777
Appointed by General George Washington
Captain Lemuel Pomeroy 1738 - 1819
Member of the MA State Legislature 40 years
Lemuel Pomeroy 1778 - 1849
Gunsmith and Manufacturer
Children of Lemuel Pomeroy and Hart Lester
Olivia Hart 1801 – 1885
Lemuel Jr. 1803 – 1853
Elizabeth 1805 – 1882
Parthenia Little 1806 – 1876
Eunice 1808 – 1885
Harriet 1809 – 1875
Emily 1811 – 1867
Theodore 1813 – 1881
George 1815 – 1831
Robert 1817 – 1889
Edward 1820 – 1889
American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association