John Archer Legends & Lore Marker Dedication
The Town of Martinsburg is scheduled to host a dedication ceremony for a new Legends & Lore roadside marker recognizing the legend of Cornfield John. The dedication will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Strader Cemetery in Martinsburg, N.Y. The cemetery is located on a gravel road approximately a quarter mile from Borkowski Road.
AS A CHILD, HID IN CORNFIELD
DURING 1782 RAID ON HOME IN
MOHAWK VALLEY. BECAME
KNOWN AS ‘CORNFIELD JOHN’.
BURIED HERE IN 1864.
NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018