Welcome to the Penfield Cottage Web Site
This Web site, www.penfield.us, serves those who make use of the Penfield Cottage, located in the Adirondacks. This Web site provides permanent e-mail addresses in the domain penfield.us for these people. Most of the material in this site is private.
Private area Calendar
The Penfield Cottage was purchased by Thornton and Martha Penfield in 1912, and has been used by the families of their descendants ever since. It is now owned by the Penfield Cottage Trust, which has 36 family members as beneficiaries.
A related site, www.penfield.fm, serves all branches of the Penfield family, with information about all Penfields, past and present. It provides permanent e-mail addresses in the domain penfield.fm for all family members. It contains the Penfield genealogy.
Another family site, www.penfield.net, operated by Darren Penfield, is focused on the descendants of Vincent Penfield (1895–1989). Thornton and Vincent's father were third cousins. There is no evidence that they ever met.
Other Penfield Web sites, not about the family.
Penfield genealogy. This is a work in progress.
Benjamin Van Buren’s Bay, by Penfield family member Charles G. Gosselink (Boathouse Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2002), describes the history of this bay. The Web version, including all photographs, drawings, and maps, is available here by special arrangement with the author.
Letters from Jamaica, 1858–1866, correspondence of Thornton Bigelow Penfield (1834–1871) and Sarah Ingraham Penfield (1839–1864) while missionaries in Jamaica, edited by Charles G. Gosselink (Boathouse Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2005), available courtesy of the publisher. Cover. Contents (3.6 MB).
Only for Jesus: The Penfield Correspondence, 1866–1872, edited by Charlotte E. Mertz (Boat House Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2011). Thornton Bigelow Penfield (1834–1871) and Charlotte Hubbard Penfield (1844–1932) were missionaries in Madurai, India. Contents, for smaller screens (5.8 MB) Contents, for larger screens (5.7 MB).
Mattie’s Story, the true story of Martha “Mattie” Allen [a.k.a. Martha Devins] (1883–1965) who lived with and was brought up by John Devins and Charlotte Penfield Devins between 1892 and 1901, told by Charles G. Gosselink; 2008. Contents.
Dear Folks at Home, Letters from Iraq, 1922–1925, by George Gosselink, edited by family member Charles G. Gosselink with introduction by the editor (Boat House Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2008), available courtesy of the publisher. Cover. Letters (PDF). Letters (HTML).
Those for whom this site was designed are invited to enter the private area by passing a rigorous examination based on family secrets.