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Ann M. Hull Diary, August 1857 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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August entries from Ann M. Hull’s 1857 diary are transcribed below the images. Under each entry is a section labeled, People mentioned and/or Events mentioned. The first lists people in the diary entry and, if applicable, their probable/possible identities, with links to a brief profile of the person. Events mentioned link to research for the event.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber and compiler, “Ann M. Hull Diary, August 1857 with Transcription,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures 
(https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-august-1857/: published 2021); Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, August 1857 entries (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August 1

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 27 July-1 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Saturday, 1

Very pleasant. Went up to Harveys and staid the night

People mentioned 
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law

August 2–7

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 2-7 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 2-7 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Sunday, 2, 1857

Went to Sabbath School in the morning then to church and to ride. Staid to Harveys that night.

People mentioned 
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law

Monday, 3

Quite smart. Came down to Freds in the afternoon

People mentioned 
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law

Tuesday, 4

Went up to see Harvey in the morning. Felt quite comfortable.

People mentioned 
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law

August, Wednesday, 5, 1857

Took dinner at Mr. Stam. Side pained me quite hard in the evening. Had a letter from Lute.

People mentioned 
– Mr. Stam, most likely Solomon Stam
– Lucy “Lute” Hull Hall

Thursday, 6

Went up to Mr Sparks on the hand car in the AM. and staid all day.

People mentioned 
– Mr. Sparks

Friday, 7

Worked on my drawers and finished them Did not feel very well

August 8–13

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 8-13 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 8-12 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Saturday, 8, 1857

Visited at Mrs Whitcombs. Received a letter from Frank

People mentioned 
– Mrs. Whitcomb
– Frank

Sunday, 9

Went to church. Harvey and Fannie came down to our house to tea

People mentioned 
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister

Monday, 10

Went over and had Ambrotype taken in the forenoon.

Event mentioned 
– Ann had an ambrotype taken

August, Tuesday, 11, 1857

Helped Mary in the forenoon. Visited at Mr Comforts in the afternoon.

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Mr. Comfort

Wednesday, 12

Did not feel very well. Mary had a quilting. There were 14 here

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

Thursday, 13

Had another quilting There were 17 here

August 14–19

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 14-19 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 14-19 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Friday, 14

Feel some better There were three here to quilt

Saturday, 15

Went to Susquehanna to a circus. Had a fine time The rest event in the evening.

Event mentioned 
– Ann attended a circus in Susquehanna

Sunday, 16

Went to church. Had the cramp in my limb so I very lame

August, Monday, 17, 1857

Did not feel any better am a little discouraged. Mary has made Fred a pair of pants.

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law

Tuesday, 18

Fred has been gone nearly all day. Have felt a little better.

People mentioned 
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law

Wednesday, 19

It was hurly, burly all the forenoon. Fred started to go west together with Joel Lyons and Mr White.

People mentioned 
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
– Joel Lyons
– Mr. White

August 20–25

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 20-25 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 20-25 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Thursday, 20, 1857

It has been quite pleasant but very cool. Frank Lyons is quite sick. Have been up to see him.

People mentioned 
– Frank Lyons

Friday, 21

Quite pleasant. Baked cake in the forenoon. Made Mrs Newell a head dress in the afternoon

People mentioned 
– Mrs. Newell, most likely Theda Hubbard Newell or Cynthia Smith Newell

Saturday, 22

Mary finished ironing I embroidered on Fannies drawers Did not feel very well

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister

August, Sunday, 23, 1857

Went to Sabbath school in the morning. Staid to meeting but coughed so I had to come home.

Monday, 24

Rained in the AM. Did not wash. Commenced me a blue dress.

Tuesday, 25

Mary washed. I hemmed a handkerchief and tended store. Harvey started for Scranton.

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law

August 26–31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 26-31 August 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 26-31 August 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

August, Wednesday, 26, 1857

Did not feel very well Amanda Norton worked for me all day on my blue dress.

People mentioned 
– Amanda Norton

Thursday, 27

Went and had my Ambrotype taken in the AM. Visited at Mr Nortons in the PM.

People mentioned 
– Mr. Norton

Event mentioned 
– Ann had an ambrotype taken

Friday, 28

Did not feel very well Could not sit up only part of the time.

August, Saturday, 29, 1857

Worked some and sat still a good deal Went with Mrs Lyons to have her Ambrotype taken.

People mentioned 
– Mrs. Lyons, most likely Amelia Lyons Lyons, Amanda Smith Lyons or Esther McKune Lyons

Event mentioned 
– Mrs. Lyons had an ambrotype taken

Sunday, 30

Went to the Universalist Meeting. Was taken bleeding at the lungs in the evening.

Event mentioned 
– Universalist Meeting

Monday, 31

Did not sit up but little. Felt very bad. Truman commenced watching the bridge tonight.

People mentioned 
– Truman M. Hubbard

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