Eighty-Seven Club - Small Cockayne House
At a celebratory reception held June 21, 2013 on the north lawn of the Cockayne farmhouse, a deed to the smaller 19th Century family home at 1105 Wheeling Avenue was presented to the City of Glen Dale, reuniting it to the Farmstead. A focal point of the reception was the burning of the mortgage by the benefactors of this phase of the project, Louis Khourey and Jon Turak.
Raise the Roof Campaign
In 2003, the Marshall County Historical Society leased the Cockayne Farmhouse in order to preserve it. The most critical issue was to rebuild the deteriorated box gutter system and to redeck and replace the slate roof - Phase I of the restoration effort. Due to limited funding, the Society proceeded on a time and material basis. By the Fall of 2004, the south gutter had been rebuilt, the main roof decking repaired and titanium underlayment covered the roof deck to protect the farmhouse while additional funding was secured. On September 5, 2005, work on the main roof was completed - the entire box gutter system had been rebuilt and NorthCountry Black Slate nailed to the decking.
Recovery of the prehistoric indian burial mound
By the time of Sam Cockayne's death, the Adena Indian Burial Mound long protected by the Cockayne Family had slipped from his hands. Decades earlier, Brothers John and Sam Cockayne divided their final plat ofland, and John's share included the Mound. After John's death, his widow sold the Indian BurialMou nd to a neighbor. In March, 2005, the Mound was acquired and restored to the farmhouse. Thanks to the following for making this possible ...