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Ann M. Hull Diary, February 1857 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” (typescript, 2021), February 1857 entries; original diary in possession of Kimberli Faulkner Hull, Faulkner-Hull Collection (https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-february-1857/ : [access date]).

Under each entry is a section labeled, People mentioned and notes., listing people in the entry and their probable/possible identities. Many entries just include initials of people; those are not listed.

February 1–2

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-2 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-2 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.

February Sunday, 1

Have not been to church today. Went to ride about noon. Harvey Fannie and Hattie were here to tea.

People mentioned and notes.
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
Hattie Holdrige, Ann’s niece

Monday, 2

Have had a very hard pain in my side all day. Have sat up part of the time.

February 3–8

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 3-8 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 3-8 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.

February, Tuesday, 3, 1857

It has been a beautiful day. We had confececony [?] in the afternoon. Mr. A. Barnes and Miss M. Nicholson were married in the evening.

People mentioned and notes.
Almon Barnes (1834-1906),
Maria Nicholson (1838-1937), born in Ireland, daughter of Thomas Nicholson and Maria Wheatley

Wednesday, 4

It has stormed some through the day There was a ride to Windsor in the afternoon. May they enjoy themselves.

Thursday, 5

Amanda Norton commenced making me a double gown in the morning. A. Benedict visited here in the afternoon. I had a very hard coghing spell in the evening

People mentioned and notes.
Amanda Norton
A. Benedict

February, Friday, 6, 1857

Coughed very hard in the morning. Quilting at G. Taylors in the afternoon. A Norton finished my Double-gown. Received a letter from home this evening.

People mentioned and notes.
G. Taylor
Amanda Norton

Saturday, 7

Felt rather better today Had a very hard coughing spell in the evening. A. Norton and Mrs. Stam called in the evening

People mentioned and notes.
Amanda Norton
Mrs. Stam

Sunday, 8

This has been a terrible day The river bridge has been swept away by the breaking up of the ice.
I coughed very hard in the afternoon

February 9–14

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 9-14 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 9-14 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

February, Monday 9, 1857

Mary has been washing and I have been writing home and reading to pass away the time and chase Full care away.

People mentioned and notes.
–  Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

Tuesday, 10

Fred got a team and carried me up to Harveys They put a bed up in the sitting room so I can as long as I please

People mentioned and notes
Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Mary Amanda Hull Lyons
Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge

Wednesday, 11

They drew me over to Cousin Davids on a hand sled and I staid nearly all day, Harvey has been skating this evening

People mentioned and notes
Cousin David
Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge

February, Thursday, 12, 1857

Felt some better today. Have been reading this Storm Secret. Had a Number of calls in the afternoon Helped make Mrs. N. a headdress

Friday, 13

It snow quite fast this morning. In the afternoon it thawed. Got a paper from Harriet. Embroidered some on my handkerchief. Had the Headache in the evening

People mentioned and notes
– Harriet

Saturday, 14

Today is the beginning of St. Valentine. Have visited at Mr Benedicts today Mary came up and went to singing school. H brought me a Valentine

People mentioned and notes
Mr. Benedict
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

February 15–20

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 15-20 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 15-20 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

February, Sunday, 15, 1857

It has been a beautiful day. T. H. has spent a part of the day with me. I have first commenced learning to play on the Accordion

Monday, 16

Carried me over to see Seurinda and it rained so I had to stay all night Slept very well. A. B. and sister called in the evening.

People mentioned and notes
Seurinda

Tuesday, 17

It was a beautiful morning and it seemed like spring. Carried me over to Fannies about ten. Went to serving and made my side pain me so I could do nothing

People mentioned and notes
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister

February, Wednesday, 18, 1857

It has been a very pleasant day. Feel some better than I did yesterday. Mrs. B. and Mrs. L. called in the afternoon.

Thursday, 19

Harvey carried me up to J. Taylors on the wheel barrow. Had a very good visit. Mary, Fannie and Hattie were here in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
Hattie Holdrige, Ann’s niece

Friday, 20

It has stormed nearly all day and I have been very lonely. Had an ulcer break in the morning Commenced embroidering Hattie a dress.

People mentioned and notes
Hattie Holdrige, Ann’s niece

February 21–26

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 21-26 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 21-26 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

February, Saturday, 21, 1857

This has been a very dark and gloomy day Felt better than I have before for two weeks

Sunday, 22

I have been visiting to H. Waste today. A Benedict called in the evening.

People mentioned and notes
A. Benedict

Monday, 23

It has been a very pleasant day. Have received a letter from Dr. Fitch also one from Aunt Lucinda Have been very lonely

People mentioned and notes
Dr. Fitch
– Aunt Lucinda

February Tuesday, 24, 1857

Beautiful day this has been Have been up to Davids together with Mary, Fannie and Hattie. Had a very good visit.

People mentioned and notes
Cousin David
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
Hattie Holdrige, Ann’s niece

Wednesday, 25

Visited at Mr. G. Taylors. Have felt quite well through the day. Mr. H staid to Harveys over night. Had a letter from Lute.

People mentioned and notes
G. Taylor
Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge
– Lute, possible Lucy Hull, Ann’s sister

Thursday, 26

It has been a very cold windy day. Harvey carried me over to Freds on the wheelbarrow.

People mentioned and notes
Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Mary Amanda Hull Lyons
Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge

February 27–28

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 27-28 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 27-28 Feb 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.

February, Friday, 27, 1857

I have been quite well through the day. Called at Mr. Newells in the afternoon. A. Norton called in the evening

People mentioned and notes
– Mr. Newell
Amanda Norton

Saturday, 28

It has been quite pleasant today. Had the headache in the forenoon. Mary went to singing school in the evening.

People mentioned and notes
–  Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

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