My friend and fellow historian, Florence Chatten, decided to write a history book and asked if I would contribute something. What I knew best at that time was the history of my own little village of Codrington, on No 30 Highway half way between Brighton and Campbellford. I grew up on the farm along the north edge of the village, straddling the highway as it goes north of the village. After mulling over the approach to take, I decided to base the work on the individual village lots that are evident on the early maps. In the end, almost all of the people who owned the lots of the village through time are reflected in the family trees in www.treesbydan.com. Of course, I also included sections on the King family, my relatives, who owned the farm to the north of the village from the 1840s, as well as the owners around the edge of the village to the west, east and south. After doing the main history in this way, it was evident that separate histories were in order for the primary buildings in the village including the store, the school and the Orange Hall. Note: These were written more than a decade ago and may need some updating. Feel free to comment.