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Ann M. Hull Diary, March 1857 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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March 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, March 1857 with Transcription,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures 
(https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-march-1857/ : published 2021); Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, March 1857 entries (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March 1–4

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-4 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 27 February-4 March 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Sunday, 1

I have not attended church today. It is first, sixteen years ago to night since my Father died.

People mentioned and notes
Emory Hull, father of Ann.

March, Monday, 2, 1857

It has been a very stormy day.

Tuesday, 3

More pleasant through the day. A and C Norton visited here in the afternoon. I commenced piecing me a bed quilt

People mentioned and notes
Amanda Norton
– C. Norton, likely Catherine Norton, Amanda Norton’s younger sister

Wednesday, 4

Quite pleasant Have been sewing most of the time and am very tired

March 5–10

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 5-10 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 5-10 March 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Thursday, 5, 1857

Visited at Mr. Ns in the afternoon. F. Comfort came over to our house and played on the guitar.

People mentioned and notes
Frank Comfort

Friday, 6

Have felt quite smart Received a letter from Mother

People mentioned and notes
Lydia Chase Hull, Ann’s mother

Saturday, 7

It has been quite pleasant. Visited at Mr. Stams Mary went to singing school in the evening

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

March, Sunday, 8, 1857

Beautiful day this had been Went to church Fred and Mary went in in the evening. I spent the time very pleasantly with T. H.

People mentioned and notes
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
Frederick D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
Truman M. Hubbard

Monday, 9

Fred went away. Mary did not wash. Worked on my bed quilt till afternoon then went to embroidering Mrs. Newell called in the evening

People mentioned and notes
Frederick D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Mrs. Newell, most likely Theda Hubbard Newell or Cynthia Smith Newell

Tuesday, 10

Across the sunniest path at time, will fall, the darkest shadows. Visited at Mr. C’s. Truman called in the evening had the toothache.

People mentioned and notes
Truman M. Hubbard

March 11–16

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 11-16 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 11-16 March 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Wednesday 11, 1857

Called at Mr Comforts and Mr Newells in th morning. Frank Comfort and I visited at G. Lyons in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
– Mr. Comfort
– Mr. Newell, most likely Jacob S. Newell, Almer G. Newell, or Gilbert Newell
Frank Comfort
G. Lyons

Thursday, 12

Staid at home all day. Mary has given me two pennies to hold in my hand half an hour.

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

Friday, 13

Have been up to Fannie’s. Mrs D. Lyons visited there in the afternoon. Sarah and Miss Munford took tea. Mr Purdie returns with his bride this evening

People mentioned and notes
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– Mrs. D. Lyons, Amanda Smith Lyons, spouse of David Lyons
Sarah Lyons, a music teacher, daughter of David and Amanda Lyons
Miss Munford
William Purdie

March, Saturday, 14, 1857

Called at Mr Comforts in the morning. Frank visited here in the afternoon. Mary went to singing school in the evening

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

Sunday, 15

Very warm pleasant day. Have been to Susquehanna to church with Mr Hubbard. C. Norton called here in the evening

People mentioned and notes
– Mr. Hubbard, most likely Truman M. Hubbard
C. Norton, most likely Catherine A. Norton

Monday, 16

Felt quite smart all day Embroidered some on Hatties dress, then commenced Mary a pair of drawers Am quite tired

People mentioned and notes
Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

March 17–22

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 17-22 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 17-22 March 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Tuesday, 17, 1857

Was taken about one this morning with the colic Feel very bad indeed Mrs A Newell visited at our house

People mentioned and notes
– Mrs. A. Newell, Theda Hubbard Newell

Wednesday, 18

Felt much better today Fannie and Hattie were here all day F. Comfort was here in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece
Frank Comfort

Thursday, 19

It rained and snowed all day. And I felt rather lonely. Fannie visited at A. Lyons in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– Seth Augustus Lyons

March, Friday, 20, 1857

Embroidered on Hattie’s dress in the afternoon and visited at Mr Nortons

People mentioned and notes
Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece
– Mr. Norton

Saturday, 21

It has been quite pleasant. Called on Mrs Purdie in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
Ann Purdie

Sunday, 22

Got ready and went up to Fannies in the morning. Truman carried me down to Marys in the afternoon

People mentioned and notes
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
Truman M. Hubbard
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

March 23–28

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 23-28 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 23-28 March 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Monday, 23, 1857

Finished Marys drawers and helped about the house. Harvey Homes and wife spent the night with us.

People mentioned and notes
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
Harvey Homes
Mrs. Harvey Homes

Tuesday, 24

Have not felt very well through the day. E. Webb staid with me. Have the toothache some tonight

People mentioned and notes
– E. Webb, most likely Emeline Webb, spouse of Richard A. Webb

Wednesday, 25

Have had the toothache all day. Commenced embroidering J. Newell a dress.

People mentioned and notes
Julia Newell, daughter of Gilbert Newell and Cynthia Maria Smith

March, Thursday, 26, 1857

Finished embroidering Hattie’s dress today Worked on my bed quilt in the evening

People mentioned and notes
–  Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece

Friday, 27

Went up to Harveys in the morning and went to the exhibition in the evening. Took a very bad cold

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

Saturday, 28

Have felt very bad all day. O. Consumption how deceptive yet how sure a malady thou art.

March 29-31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 29-31 March 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 29 March-3 April 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

March, Sunday, 29, 1857

Did not attend church on account of a bad cold T. Hubbard called at our house in the afternoon. Had been quite sick

People mentioned and notes
Truman M. Hubbard

Monday, 30

Did not feel very well Had quite a number of calls. Glad when it was bedtime.

Tuesday, 31

Did not speak loud all day. Went up to Fannies in the morning. Put a bandage wet in cold water around my throat when I went to bed

People mentioned and not
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister

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