- Grant Recipient
Legends & Lore®
- US Route 20 and NY Route 92, Cazenovia, NY
- 42.924489, -75.870575
New Woodstock Regional Historical Society
Lucy Dutton and her sister, Ellen, are said to have arrived with their parents in Cazenovia around 1793. At 18, Lucy was a schoolteacher about 20 miles away. She met a man, Edwin, and they were set to be married. The story goes that Ellen won over Edwin, and on the wedding day (also Lucy’s 19th birthday) the two of them arrived late, sharing the news that they had already married. Upon hearing the news, Lucy fell into a trance. When she was revived hours later, her mind was gone. It’s said that for the next three decades she wandered Madison County until her death around the 1830s.