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People in the Ann M. Hull Diary of 1857

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B. Mrs.
Diary date: Feb 18

Barnes, Almon
Diary date: Feb 3. July 21.
Almon Barnes was born in 1833, the son of Amos and Mary Welton Barnes. Almon married Maria Nicolson on 3 February 1857 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Almon Barnes died in 1906 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.

Rhamanthus Menville Stocker, author, “Harmony,” Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : R. T. Peck & Co., 1887), p. 580-582, Amos Barnes.

The Benedict Family

Josiah and Anise Benedict and their daughter, Irena, lived in Harmony near Ann M. Hull. Their son and daughter-in-law, Jeremiah and Nancy, and their children, Perry and Christina, lived next to Josiah and Anise.

Benedict, Mr.
Diary date: Feb 14. Oct 8.

Benedict, Mrs.
Diary date: Dec 1

Benedict, A.
Anise White Benedict
Diary dates: Feb 5, 22

The Benedicts, Harmony. Map of Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania from actual survey, 1858 with landowners, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
The Benedicts, Harmony. Map of Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania from actual survey, 1858 with landowners, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

Brige, Mrs.
Diary date: Dec 22

Brown, Mr.
Diary date: Nov 19

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C., Mr. , see Mr. Comfort

C., Mrs., see Mrs. Comfort

Chapman Hubbard, Olive, see The Hubbard Family

The Chase Family

Chase, Albert W.
Diary date: May 11
Albert W. Chase was born on 26 January 1834 and died on 11 May 1857 at the age of 23 years, 3 months, 15 days. Albert’s father, Warren, was the older brother of Ann’s mother, Lydia Chase Hull.

Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” 11 May 1857 entry
Entry in Ann M. Hull diary: “Cousin Albert Chase committed suicide by taking laudanum this morning.” “Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” 11 May 1857 entry; original diary in possession of Faulkner-Hull Collection.
"Suicide in Whitingham," Albert W. Chase death notice, The Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont), p. 3, col. 2.
“Suicide in Whitingham,” Albert W. Chase death notice, The Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont), p. 3, col. 2.

Chase, Eliza
Diary date: Sept 19

Chase, Mary
Diary date: Oct 11

Chase, Minor
Diary dates: Sept 25. Dec 11

Chase Hull, Lydia
Diary dates: Mar 6. Apr 3.
Ann M. Hull’s mother: Lydia Chase Hull profile

Clark, F.
Diary date: Jan 2
A letter was received from F. Clark; it is possible F. Clark was in Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont, but none with an obvious relationship to the Chase or Hull family has been identified.

Clark, Mr.
Diary date: Apr 4

Clark, Mrs.
Diary date: Nov 19

The Comfort Family

Comfort, Mr.
Diary dates: Mar 10, 11, 14. Apr 3. May 25. July 29. Aug 11. Oct 31. Dec 28.

Comfort, Mrs.
Diary dates: Apr 15, 18.

Comfort, Frank
Diary dates: Jan 13, 15, 23, 28. Mar 5, 11, 14, 18. Apr 4, 15, 18, 23. June 6. July 6. Oct 28. Nov 19. Dec 10, 16.

Comfort Taylor, Phebe Ann
Diary dates: Jan 1, 26. Apr 29. Nov 12. Dec 25.

Phebe Ann Comfort was born on 2 Feb 1836, the daughter of John Comfort and Mary Ann McKune. Phebe married Martin Jones Taylor 1 Jan 1857. Phebe Comfort Taylor died 23 Oct 1918 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

"Married, M. J. Taylor and Phebe A. Comfort," marriage announcement, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 9 Jan 1857, p. 2, col. 6.
“Married, M. J. Taylor and Phebe A. Comfort,” marriage announcement, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 9 Jan 1857, p. 2, col. 6.

Conklin, Mr.
Diary date: July 3

Crandall, Dr.
Diary dates: Oct 13, 26. Dec 22.

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Davenport, Miss
Diary date: Jan 26

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Eldridge, Hannah
Diary date: Jan 18

Eldridge, Jerome
Diary date: Apr 10

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Fitch, Dr.
Diary date: Feb 23.

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H., Mr.
Diary dates: Feb 25. Apr 5. Dec 3.

H,. Mary
Diary date: July 5

Hardings, The
Diary date: Jan 25
There were multiple families living in Susquehanna County with the surname Harding in 1860.

Holdridge, Harvey
Diary dates: Jan 16. Feb 1, 10, 11, 19, 25, 26. Mar 27. May 10. June 23.
July 6. Aug 1, 2, 4, 9, 25. Sept 15. Oct 5. Nov 18, 30. Dec 1, 3, 13.
Ann M. Hull’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge: Harvey Holdridge profile

Holdridge, Hattie
Diary dates: Jan 5, 13, 18. Feb 1, 19, 20, 24. Mar 18, 20, 26. May 18, 19. July 3, 26, 27. Sept 20, 21. Oct 27. Dec 25. Back page (birth date).
Ann M. Hull’s niece, daughter of Fannie Hull Holdridge: Hattie E. Holdridge Loomis profile

Holdridge, Jessie F.
Jessie was the youngest daughter of Harvey and Fannie Hull Holdridge. Born after the diary was published, she is not in the Ann M. Hull diary. Jessie F. Holdridge Proctor profile

Homes, Harvey
Diary date: Mar 23

Homes, Mrs. Harvey
Diary date: Mar 23

The Hubbard Family

Hubbard, William
Diary dates: Mar 15

Chapman Hubbard, Olive
Diary dates: Jan 9, Oct 11

Hubbard Newell, Theda Ann
Diary dates: Jan 28, Mar 9, 17
Daughter of William and Olive, Truman’s sister, spouse of Almer Gilbert Newell

Hubbard, Truman M.
Diary dates: Feb 15. Mar 8, 10, 15, 22, 29. Apr 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30. May 1, 10. June 21. July 8. Aug 31. Sept 22, 24. Oct 23. Nov 23. Dec 2, 6, 7, 17, 21.
Ann’s friend: Truman M. Hubbard profile

Hubbard Lyons, Sarah Z.
Diary dates:
Sarah Z. Hubbard was born on 3 Dec 1823 in Westford, New York. Her father moved to Otsego County, New York and married Harriett Von Valkenburg.

Sarah married Joel Draper Lyons on 8 July 1845 in Harpersville, New York. Joel and Sarah had one daughter, Marie Augusta Lyons, born 24 Oct 1852. Sarah Z. Hubbard Lyons died in 1917 and is buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 205, no. 1720, Joel Draper Lyons.

The Hull Family

Hull, Ann M.
Ann M. Hull profile

Ann’s father

Hull, Emory
Diary date: Mar 1
Emory Hull profile.

Ann’s mother

Hull, Lydia
Diary dates: Mar 6. Apr 3.
Lydia Chase Hull profile

Ann’s sisters

Hull Lyons, Mary Amanda
Diary dates: Jan 2, 3, 4, 10, 15, 17, 26, 29. Feb 9, 14, 19, 24, 28. Mar 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 22, 23. Apr 6, 13, 14, 24, 28. May 8. June 9, 11, 12, 16, 21, 23, 24. July 16, 18, 20. Aug 11, 12, 17, 22, 25. Sept 27. Nov 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16. Dec 13, 16, 21, 25, 26, 27.
Mary Amanda Hull profile

Hull Holdridge, Fannie Sophia
Diary dates: Jan 4, 10, 19, 21. Feb 1, 17, 19, 24. Mar 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 31. May 1. June 12, 24. July 2, 18, 26, 27, 28. Aug 9, 22. Sept 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 18. Oct 6. Nov 3, 15. Dec 5, 13, 24, 25.
Fannie Sophia Hull Holdridge profile

Hull Hall, Lucy “Lute”
Diary dates: Feb 25. June 17. Aug 5. Dec 2.
Lucy Hull Hall profile

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L. Mrs.
Diary dates: Jan 20. Feb 18.
See Amelia Lyons Lyons, Amanda Smith Lyons or Esther McKune Lyons

Leech, Mr.
Diary date: Jan 24
There were multiple males with the surname Leach living in Susquehanna county in 1860.

The Lyons Family

Members of the Lyons family appear frequently in the Ann M. Hull Diary of 1857. Both of Ann’s sisters, Mary and Fannie, married descendants of the Lyons family. Mary Amanda Hull married Frederick Denison Lyons and Fannie Sophia Hull married Samuel Pettingill Loomis, the son of Betsey Lyons.

Some Lyons family members are included below that do not appear in the diary in an effort to identify and isolate which members could have been mentioned (i.e., living in Susquehanna County in 1857). Information on the Lyons family relies heavily on the Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families research by A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, from 1905.

The Lyons are grouped by family; followed by unknown entries.

Lyons, Aaron
Not in diary.
Aaron Lyons was born 10 Sept 1780 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.. Aaron married Mary “Polly” Miner on 14 Oct 1804 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Aaron died on 3 Nov 1863 in Colrain. Children of Aaron Lyons and Mary Miner:

  • Alvin Lyons was born on 30 Aug 1805 in Colrain and died on 6 Sept 1833 in New Jersey
  • Catherine Cecelia Lyons was born on 4 Aug 1807 in Colrain. Catherine married Robert Miller. Catherine Lyons Miller died on 28 Mar 1848 in North Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 218, no. 1781, Catherine Cecelia Lyons.
  • See Seth Augustus Lyons
  • Gilbert Miner Lyon was born 29 Aug 1811 and died 29 Nov 1836 in Montrose, Pennsylvania.
  • Mary A. Lyons was born 1 Mar 1814 and died 18 Mar 1884 in Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Mary never married. Mary is buried in Grand Street Cemetery in Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania.
  • David A Lyons, see David A. Lyons
  • Frederick Denison Lyons, see Frederick Denison Lyons
  • Dr. Charles T. Lyons
    Diary dates [Prudence Smith Lyons]: Apr 13. July 6, 9.
    Charles T. Lyons was born on 5 Feb 1822 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Charles Lyons married Prudence Smith (1836-1907), daughter of Hanford Smith and Mary K. Bagley Smith of New York. Charles Lyons died in 1910 and is buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 220, no. 1788, Dr. Charles Treat Lyons.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 193, no. 1706, Aaron Lyons.

Lyons Loomis, Betsey
Betsey Lyons was born on 2 Nov 1815 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts to Daniel Lyons and Rebecca Barker. Betsey married Confucius Fitch Loomis and was the mother of Samuel Pettingill Loomis, who married Fannie Sophia Hull. Betsey Lyons Loomis died on 8 Sept 1891 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 216, no. 1771, Betsey Lyons.

"Mrs. Betsy Loomis Stricken with Paralysis," news article, 8 Sept 1891, Chattanooga Daily Times (Chattanooga, Tennessee), 8 Sept 1891, p. 5, col. 5.
“Mrs. Betsy Loomis Stricken with Paralysis,” news article, 8 Sept 1891, Chattanooga Daily Times (Chattanooga, Tennessee), 8 Sept 1891, p. 5, col. 5.

Lyons, Daniel
Daniel Lyons was born 26 May 1778 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Daniel married first to Rebecca Barker on 6 Oct 1799 in Heath, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Rebecca Barker Lyons died on 28 Nov 1819 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Daniel married second to Anna B. Smith, the sister of Amanda Smith, who married Daniel’s son, David Lyons. Anna B. Smith Lyons died on 8 Feb 1856 in Great Bend and is buried in Great Bend Episcopal Cemetery. Daniel died on 7 Sept 1850 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and is buried in Great Bend Episcopal Cemetery.

Children of Daniel and Rebecca Barker Lyons:

  • Nathaniel Lyons was born on 6 Oct 1800 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died on 9 June 1816.
  • Abigail Draper Lyons was born on 10 Mar 1802 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died on 8 Feb 1820 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
  • David Lyons
  • Samuel Lyons was born in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died on 10 April 1806.
  • Sophronia Lyons was born on 11 May 1807 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died on 12 May 1808.
  • Anna Lyons was born on 16 June 1808 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts and died on 16 June 1812.
  • John Lyons was born on 16 Oct 1810 Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. John married Nancy Smith. John died at the age of 94 years, 6 months, 1 day on 17 Apr 1905 and is buried in Lawn Cemetery of Beaverdam in Beaver Dam, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Nancy Smith Lyons died in 1909 at is buried in Lawn Cemetery of Beaverdam.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 215, , no. 1769, John Lyons.
  • Jesse Lyons was born on 1 July 1814 n Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Jesse married Jane Kincaide on 23 Mar 1837. Jesse died on 2 Nov 1866 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 215, no. 1770, Jesse Lyons.
  • Betsey Lyons Loomis
  • Daniel Lyons was born on 6 May 1817 and died on 7 June 1817.

Children of Daniel Lyons and Anna B. Smith Lyons:

  • William Barker Lyons was born on 14 June 1821 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. William married Betsey Ann McDuff on 9 Dec 1846 in Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. William died on 5 Mar 1872 in Vineland, New Jersey and is buried in Siloam Cemetery in Vineland.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 216, no. 1773, William Barker Lyons.
  • Susan Mary Parke Lyons was born on 9 Aug 1825 and died n 19 Oct 1851.
  • Joshua Smith Lyons was born on 9 Aug 1825 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Joshua married Cordelia Elizabeth Smith on 23 July 1848. Cordelia died on 9 July 1900 and is buried in Highland Cemetery in La Center, Clark, Washington. Joshua died on 23 Nov 1915 in La Center, Clark, Washington and is buried in Highland Cemetery.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 216, no. 1775, Joshua Smith Lyons.
  • Sabra Ann Lyons was born on 21 Feb 1828 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Sabra married Dr. Guy R. Westcott on 25 Nov 1847. Sabra died on 26 Aug 1906 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota and is buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Dr. Guy Westcott died on 12 Feb 1917 in Minneapolis and is buried in Lakewood Cemetery.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 217, no. 1776, Sabra Ann Lyons.
  • Daniel Lyons was born on 28 Mar 1830 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Daniel married Harriet Hatch Starkweather Olmstead on 29 May 1855. Daniel died on 1 Apr 1907 in Broome County, New York and is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery in Binghamton, Broome County, New York. Harriet died in 1911 and is buried in Spring Forest Cemetery.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 217, no. 1777, Daniel Lyons.
  • Horace Lyons was born on 2 Aug 1832 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Horace married Sarah Alexander Gray Bush on 10 Nov 1875. Rev. Horace Lyons died on 8 Jan 1923 in Shawnee County, Kansas and is buried in Emmanuel Cemetery in Watson, Shawnee County, Kansas. Sarah Bush Lyons died on 19 June 1928 and is buried in Emmanuel Cemetery.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 218, no. 1778, Horace Lyons.
  • Silas Lyons was born 6 Sept 1834 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Silas never married. Silas died on 22 Jan 1918 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas and is buried in Topeka Cemetery.
  • George Lyons was born 13 Oct 1836. George married Mary A. Culbertson. George died 18 May 1897 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Parson, Labette County, Kansas. Mary A Culbertson Lyons died 25 Aug 1928 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 192, no. 1705, Daniel Lyons.

Lyons, David
David Lyons was born 22 Oct 1804 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts in the Berkshires.
David married 1 Mar 1824 to Amanda Smith, daughter of Joshua and Sabra Smith of Springville, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. David Lyons died 9 Oct 1894 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery. Children of David and Amanda Smith Lyons:

  • Amelia Eunice Lyons Lyons was born 24 Oct 1824 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Amelia married David A. Lyons, her father’s cousin, on 17 Aug 1847.Amelia died on 4 June 1904 in Susquehanna and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Hannah Melvina Lyons, b. 1 Sept 1827, New York City, NY; d. 4 Oct 1827, New York City
  • Sarah Helms Lyons, see Sarah Helm Lyons
  • Julia Amanda Lyons was born on 21 Mar 1836 and died on 2 Mar 1856. Julia never married and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Nancy Maria Lyons Smith was born on 25 June 1842 in Lanesboro. Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Nancy married Charles B. Smith of Susquehanna on 22 Jan 1879. Nancy Lyons Smith died on 26 Aug 1906 in Lanesboro and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Charles J. Lyons was born on 26 Apr 1844 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Charles married Laura Roberts. Charles died on 5 Aug 1907 in Windsor, Broome County, New York and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Windsor, Broome County, New York. Laura Roberts Lyons died in 1909 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 246, no. 1957, Charles Jerre Lyons.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 214, no. 1765, David Lyons.

Lyons, David A.
Diary dates: Jan 8.
David A. Lyons was born on 26 April 1816 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. David married his cousin, Amelia E. Lyons, in 1846 in Lanesboro. David A. Lyons died on 1 Mar 1881 in Susquehanna and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery. Children of David and Ameila Lyons:

  • Alvin Ormond Lyons was born on 26 Jun 1847 and died 26 Jun 1848. His is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Isa Estella Lyons was born on 14 Apr 1857 and died on 4 Feb 1925. She is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 219, no. 1786, David A. Lyons.

Lyons, Frederick Denison “Fred”
Diary dates: Jan 4. Feb 10, 26. Mar 8, 9. Apr 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30. May 22, 26. June 15, 18, 21, 24. July 7. Aug 3, 17, 18, 19. Sept 8, 16, 21, 27. Oct 11. Nov 3, 15, 23, 29. Dec 2, 5, 13, 17.
Ann M. Hull’s brother-in-law, spouse Mary Amanda Hull Lyons
Frederick Denison Lyons profile

Lyons, Joel Draper
Diary dates: July 7. Aug 19. Oct 30. Nov 12, 28.
Joel Draper Lyons was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire on 15 May 1815. Joel married Sarah Z. Hubbard on 8 July 1845 in Harpersville, New York. Joel and Sarah had one daughter, Marie Augusta Lyons, born 24 Oct 1852. Joel died on 5 Apr 1895 and is buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 205, no. 1720, Joel Draper Lyons.

Lyons, Maria Augusta
Diary dates: Nov 6. Dec 22, 23.

"Death of Joel D. Lyons," obituary, The Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 12 Apr 1895, p. 3, col. 4.
“Death of Joel D. Lyons,” obituary, The Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 12 Apr 1895, p. 3, col. 4.

Lyons, G.
Diary date: Mar 11. May 26. June 8

Lyons, L.
Diary date: Jan 30

Lyons, Mrs.
See Amelia Lyons Lyons, Amanda Smith Lyons or Esther McKune Lyons

Lyons, Sarah Helms
Diary date: Mar 13. Apr 25.
Daughter of David Lyons and Amanda Smith Lyons
Sarah Helms Lyons was born on 8 May 1830 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Sarah graduated from Wyoming Seminary, attended Women’s College of Philadelphia, and graduated from Electrical Medical College. Sarah never married.

"Miss Sarah Lyons," death notice, The Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 7 Feb 1907, p. 4, col. 5.
“Miss Sarah Lyons,” death notice, The Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 7 Feb 1907, p. 4, col. 5.

Death age of age 76 years, 8 months, 24 days on 1 Feb 1907 calculates to a birth date of 8 May 1830.
A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 246, no. 1954, Sarah Helms Lyons.

Lyons, Seth Augustus
Ann referred to Seth Augustus Lyons as “Augustus.”
Diary dates: Jan 4,
Seth Augustus Lyons was born on 29 June 1809 in Colrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Seth married Esther McKune on 22 Jan 1834 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Seth died on 2 Feb 1880 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.

  • Francis Alvin “Frank” Lyons
    Diary dates: May 6. Aug 20.
    Francis Alvin “Frank” Lyons was born on 30 Nov 1834 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Frank married Harriet McNeil 25 June 1862 in Oxford, New York. Frank died 23 Dec 1895 in Lanesboro.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 252, no. 2011, Frank Alvin Lyons.
  • Julius Lyons, a twin, was born on 29 Mar 1840 and died on 18 Apr 1849 in Lanesboro. Lucius is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Lucius Lyons, a twin, was born on 29 Mar 1840 and died on 10 June . Lucius is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 218, no. 1783, Seth Augustus Lyons.

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McKune Lyons, Esther
Diary dates: Jan 5,

Esther McKune was born on 13 Sep 1812, the daughter of Robert McKune and Elizabeth Fowler McKune. Esther married Seth Augustus Lyons on 22 Jan 1834 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Esther died 8 April 1888 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery. Children of Seth Lyons and Esther McKune Lyons:

  • Francis Alvin “Frank” Lyons was born on 30 Nov 1834 in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Frank married Harriet McNeil 25 June 1862 in Oxford, New York. Frank died 23 Dec 1895 in Lanesboro.
    A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 252, no. 2011, Frank Alvin Lyons.
  • Julius Lyons, a twin, was born on 29 Mar 1840 and died on 18 Apr 1849 in Lanesboro. Lucius is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.
  • Lucius Lyons, a twin, was born on 29 Mar 1840 and died on 10 June 1987. Lucius is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 218, no. 1783, Seth Augustus Lyons.

Munford, Miss
Diary date: Mar 13

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N., Mr.
Diary dates: Jan 2, 5. Mar 5

N., Mrs.
Diary dates: Jan 31. Feb 12

The Newell Family

The Newell families lived near Ann M. Hull and her sisters and appear frequently in the Ann M. Hull Diary of 1857.

Newell, Mr.
Diary dates: Jan 7. Mar 11.

Jacob S. Newell (1795-1863)

Almer G. Newell (1823-1890)
Diary dates: Jan 28, Mar 9, 17.

Gilbert M. Newell (1817-1891)

Harmon Kingsbury Newell (1826-1892)

Ellen R. Newell Hubbard ( )
Diary dates: Jan 5

Julia Newell Ives (1856-1893)
Diary dates: Mar 25.

Newell Hubbard, Ellen R.

Ellen R. Newell was born on , the daughter of Gilbert Newell and Cynthia Maria Smith. Ellen and Truman M. Hubbard were married on 6 Dec 1865 in Owego, Tioga County, New York by Dr. William Harvey King of the First Baptist Church of Owego. Ellen died in 1871 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Owego, Tioga County, New York.

Nicholson Barnes, Maria
Diary date: Feb 3

The Norton Family

Norton, Catherine A.
Diary date: Mar 3
Daughter of Lauren and Lydia Norton. Married George Wicks

Norton, Amanda
Diary dates: Jan 5, Feb 5, 6, 7, 27. Mar 3.
Amanda Norton was a dressmaker. Amanda died of consumption on 20 Dec 1859. Amanda was the daughter of Lauren and Lydia Norton. She is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery, Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Norton, C.
Diary dates: Mar 15. Apr 1, 5

Norton, Miss
Diary dates: Jan 14

Norton, Mr.
Diary date: Mar 20

Mrs. C. Norton
Diary dates:

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Purdie, Ann
Diary date: Mar 21

Purdie, William
Diary date: Mar 13
Wife, Harriet died in 1856. 1860, living with wife, Ann

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Shutts, Dr. Harry
Diary date: Jan 6
Dr. Henry “Harry” Shutts, Minerva Shutts, and their children, Pauline and John, lived in Harmony near Silas McKune. In 1850, Dr Elijah N. Smith and Sabrina Root were residing with the Shutts family.

Smith Newell, Cynthia Maria

Mrs. Cynthia Maria Newell
Died, at Owego, NY, Saturday, Jan. 21, 1899, Cynthia Maria Smith widow of Gilbert Newell and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith, aged 77 years. She was born in Granville, OH, Sept. 16, 1821, and in her early years her parents moved to their former home in Massachusetts. She and Gilbert Newell were married Dec. 19, 1839 at Sandisfield, Mass., by Rev. James Squires. They came to Owego in the spring of 1857 and resided here until their respective deaths. She became a member of the Baptist church of this village, of which she was a consistent member and highly respected by all. She is survived by three sons, Orvin L., Friend G. and Frank W. of Owego, and one daughter, Mrs. H. G. Crane of Minneapolis, Minn. The funeral was held at 8 p. m. Monday at the residence of her son, Frank W., 115 Franklin street, where her death occurred. Internment was in Evergreen cemetery.
“Mrs. Cynthia Maria Newell,” obituary, The Owego Record (Owego, New York), 26 Jan 1899, transcript.

Smith Lyons, Amanda
Diary dates: Mar 13, 19
Amanda Smith was born on 28 Jun 1804, the daughter of Joshua and Sabra Smith of Springville, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Amanda married David Lyons on 1 Mar 1824. Amanda Smith Lyons died on 12 Aug 1872 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery. David and Amanda’s children: Amelia Eunice, Hannah Melvina, Sarah Helms, Julia Amanda, Nancy Maria, and Charles Jere.

A. B. Lyons, G. W. Lyon, Eugene F. McPike, editors, Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families (Detroit, Michigan : William Graham Printing Co., 1905), p. 214, no. 1765, David Lyons.

Smith, Mr./Preacher
Diary date: Jan 8

Smith, Mrs.
Diary dates: Apr 4.

Stam, Solomon
In 1850, Solomon Stam, age 23, was living in an inn in Harmony, Susquehanna County and working as a wagon maker. In 1857, Solomon, age 29, paid taxes on a house, a lot, a shop, and a horse in Harmony. Solomon was married when he died at the age of 32 on 19 May 1860. Solomon is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Stam, Mrs.
Diary dates: Jan 14, 21, 31. Feb 7. Mar 7.
Mrs. Stam is believed to be the wife of Solomon Stam.

Stevens, Mrs.
Diary dat: Jan 28
There were multiple families with the surname Stevens living in Susquehanna County in 1860.

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Tarbell Chase, Lucinda
Diary dates: Jan 4. Feb 23.

Taylor, G.
Diary dates: Feb 6, 25.

Taylor, Martin Jones
Diary dates: Jan 1

Martin Jones Taylor was born on 7 Mar 1837, the son of Jacob Taylor and Hannah Newman. He married Phebe Comfort on 1 Jan 1857.

Jones and Phebe lived near Harman and Jacob Newell and Jacob Taylor, Jones’ father, in Harmony. Harmon Newell married Emmazilla Taylor, Jones’ sister.

"Frances Cobb vs. J.H. Patrick, Land Near Jones Taylor, H. K. Newell and Jacob Newell Property" newspaper notice, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 13 Aug 1863, p. 3, col. 4.
“Frances Cobb vs. J.H. Patrick, Land Near Jones Taylor, H. K. Newell and Jacob Newell Property” newspaper notice, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 13 Aug 1863, p. 3, col. 4.

Martin Jones Taylor died on 2 Apr 1899 and is buried in Lanesboro Cemetery in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

"Martin Jones Taylor Dies," death notice, The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania), 7 Apr 1899, p. 4, col. 4.
“Martin Jones Taylor Dies,” death notice, The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania), 7 Apr 1899, p. 4, col. 4.
"Married, M. J. Taylor and Phebe A. Comfort," marriage announcement, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 9 Jan 1857, p. 2, col. 6.
“Married, M. J. Taylor and Phebe A. Comfort,” marriage announcement, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 9 Jan 1857, p. 2, col. 6.
"Deaths Doings, M. J. Taylor," obituary, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 6 Apr 1899, p. 3, col. 7.
“Deaths Doings, M. J. Taylor,” obituary, Montrose Democrat (Montrose, Pennsylvania), 6 Apr 1899, p. 3, col. 7.

Note: Headstone reads 2 Apr 1900 – news articles are dated 1899 and state death was 2 Apr 1899.

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Unknown Cousin David
Diary dates: Jan 14. Feb 11, 24.

Unknown, Harriet
Diary date: Feb 13. Apr 2.

Unknown, Seurinda
Diary date: Feb 16

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Webb, Emeline
Diary date: Mar 24
Spouse of Richard A. Webb

Webb, Richard A.

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