According to The Pioneer History of Clarksfield, Charles Lewis Patch came from Danbury, Conn., to Milan in 1831 and the next year to Clarksfield and settled on a farm which he bought of Agur B. Hoyt, a half mile north of the Hollow, next the river. His wife was Catherine Husted, a sister of Capt. Husted. Mr. Patch died in 1835 and his wife in 1859. Their children were William Augustus, Frederick, Benedict, Mariette, Jane, Catherine, Adeline and Margaret. Augustus married Mary Ann Barnum in 1833 and lived a mile south of the Hollow and afterward on the Levi Barnum homestead, where Mrs. Bunce now lives. He died here in 1882.