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Ann M. Hull Diary, May 1857 with Transcription

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

May 1–3

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-3 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 28 April-3 May 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

May, Friday, 1, 1857

Sat up long enough to have my bed made. Mrs. Sparks watched with me.

People mentioned
– Mrs. Sparks

Saturday, 2

Had a very severe pain in my back most all day. Felt some better in the evening. Fannie and Truman watched.

People mentioned
– Fannie Hull Holdridge
– Truman M. Hubbard

Sunday, 3

Felt some better sat up about two hours. The water in the street was so they went in boats

May 4–9

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 4-9 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 4-9 May 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

May, Monday, 4, 1857

Quite comfortable through the day. It rained quite hard. Water very high.

Tuesday, 5

Say up about three hours. Got very tired before I want to bed. Water has been falling all day.

Wednesday, 6

Felt quite smart. Had the headache in the morning and soon passed away. Frank Lyons returns to school today.

People mentioned
– Frank Lyons

May, Thursday, 7, 1857

Did not feel quite as well through the day. Crazy part of the night.

Friday, 8

Better today. Sat up about three hours. Very pleasant. Feel very lonely. Mary has been trying to cut her a dress.

People mentioned
– Mary Hull Lyons

Saturday, 9

Not quite as well through the day. Had a headache very hard. Did not sleep any all night.

May 10–15

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 10-15 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection.
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 10-15 May 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

May, Sunday, 10, 1857

Felt some better. Truman got a carriage and took me up to Harveys. Was very tired. Did not sleep any till twelve.

People mentioned
– Truman M. Hubbard
– Harvey Holdridge

Monday, 11

Quite smart. Rested very well through the night. Cousin Albert Chase committed suicide by taking laudanum this morning.

People mentioned
– Cousin Albert Chase

Tuesday, 12

Comfortable through the day. One of my limbs cramped in the evening so I did not sleep any till three.

May, Wednesday, 13, 1857

Had quite a comfortable day. Coughed in the evening and made my side [?] so that I slept none all night

Thursday, 14

Side pained me some. Did not sleep any till three.

Friday, 15

Felt better. Have been at work on a collar a part of the time

May 16–21

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 16-21 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 16-21 May 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

May, Saturday, 16, 1857

Did not get up till noon. Felt quite comfortable in the P.M.

Sunday, 17

Comfortable all day. Had a number of calls towards evening.

Monday, 18

Side pained me quite hard most part of the day. Hattie was quite sick.

People mentioned
– Hattie Holdridge

May, Tuesday, 19, 1857

Better through the day. Did not sleep but little through the night. Hattie better. Had company in the P.M.

People mentioned
– Hattie Holdridge

Wednesday, 20

Did not feel quite as well. Had the headache in the P.M.

Thursday, 21

Have felt better today.

May 22–27

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 22-27 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 22-27 May 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

May, Friday, 22, 1857

Went down to Freds in the morning. Felt quite smart through the day.

People mentioned
– Fred D. Lyons

Saturday, 23

Felt miserable all day. Almost discouraged.

Sunday, 24

Rather more comfortable. Very pleasant day.

May, Monday, 25, 1857

Went over to Mr Comforts and spent a part of the day.

People mentioned
– Mr. Comfort

Tuesday, 26

Called at G. Lyons store. Fred went to Windsor and was gone all day.

People mentioned
– G. Lyon’s store
– Fred D. Lyons

Wednesday, 27

Quite well in the A.M. Wind blew very hard.

May 28–31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 28-31 May 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 28 May-2 June 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

Friday, 29

Went up to A. Lyons in the A.M. Called at Mr Newells on my way back. Was very tired.

People mentioned
– Seth Augustus Lyons
– Mr. Newell, most likely Jacob S. Newell, Almer G. Newell, or Gilbert Newell

Saturday, 30

Sewed in the A.M. Very pleasant day.

May, Sunday, 31, 1857

It rained very hard in the A.M.

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