Bartelme House


The next house south is 75 Elm Street. It was built in 1793 by Claudius Bartelme who had come from France to Canada as a sea captain during the Revolution and after the war migrated to this area. It was occupied by Jerrod Bartelme, son of Claudius. The story goes that upon Jerrod's return to Derby from a sea voyage, the drawbridge in Stratford was not raised quickly enough, in his opinion, for his ship to pass through, whereupon he drew his vessel parallel to the bridge and blasted it with his ship's cannon.