I did go back to try to find the homesite across the road from that great cornfield. I gave it a quick search back when I was finding great stuff in the field, but thought it looked like it was dozed and filled with dumped excavation rubble with iron hits.
I went back on July 5th, and I found what's left of the cellar site. It's filled in and the big stones all pushed together. But I kept finding lots of interesting brass and ferrous, like my first stirrup for a saddle. It is said that riding horses were rare here. Also a single front door strap hinge, all hand forged with decorative round detail on the tip.
So I went back last Sunday and found lots more brass intricate relics, and finally a large copper that was 75 feet away. It is so much more corroded and scaled, compared to the 1802 Draped bust from the fertilized field. So it must be 1700s I think. I think I see traces of larger letters at the outer edge, like a Connecticut copper or King George, but you see what you hope to see, I guess. I have not even put water on it.
Also found most of two pocket watches, and got part of a rosary chain with empty Cross still on the beaded chain.
When the corn is cut, I know I will find some great stuff since they plowed in spring.
I wish I could share this with JB..He always kept me going when I usually never found anything worth mentioning.