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Ann M. Hull Diary, November 1857 with Transcription

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

November 1–5

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-5 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 31 October-5 November 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Sunday, 1, 1857

Did not feel able to attend church

Monday, 2

Sewed on my bedquilt

November, Tuesday, 3, 1857

Fred carried me up to Fannies in the forenoon. Went to Cousin Davids in the afternoon

People mentioned
Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
–  Cousin David

Wednesday, 4

Did not feel very well.

Thursday, 5

Walked up to A. Lyons in the morning. Mrs Newell was here to dinner

People mentioned
– A. Lyons, most likely Seth Augustus Lyons
– Mrs. Newell, most likely Theda Hubbard Newell or Cynthia Smith Newell

November 6–11

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 6-11 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 6-11 November 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Friday, 6, 1857

Took dinner at H. Newells. Commenced M. Lyons some shell stockings

People mentioned
Harmon Kingsbury Newell
– Marie Augustus Lyons, daughter of Joel and Sarah Hubbard Lyons

Saturday, 7

Helped Mary in the forenoon. Went to Mr Stevens in the afternoon

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

Sunday, 8

Went to the Depot to the Methodist Church

November, Monday, 9, 1857

Was quit lame Sewed and knit some Helped Mary work on a comfortable.

People mentioned
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

Tuesday, 10

Mrs Purdie and Lizzy helped Mary tack off a comfortable.

People mentioned
– Ann Purdie
– Lizzy
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

Wednesday, 11

Mary went over and helped Elizabeth on a dress I went over a short time

People mentioned
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Elizabeth

November 12–17

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 12-17 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 12-17 November 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Thursday, 12, 1857

Mrs Martyn Taylor took dinner at first we went to Joel in the PM.

People mentioned
– Phebe Comfort Taylor
– Joel Lyons

Friday, 13

Sewed and knit

Saturday, 14

Finished [?] pillow cases and run my stocking heels in the evening.

November, Sunday, 15, 1857

Went to church. Mary Fannie Fred & Harvey went up to Martyn Taylors to tea. I got tea at home

People mentioned
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law
– Martin Jones Taylor

Monday, 16

Mary washed. I commence on my night dress sleeves. Mary went to the lecture in the evening.

People mentioned
Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

Tuesday, 17

Embroidered

November 18–23

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 18-23 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 18-23 November 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Wednesday, 18, 1857

Walked up to Harveys and back. Embroidered

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

Thursday, 19

Washed and run some of my work Called at Mrs Clarks and Mr Browns Frank Comfort staid with me over night

People mentioned
– Mrs. Clark
– Mr. Brown
– Frank Comfort

Friday, 20

Made me a pair of cotton flannel drawers Had a number of calls

November, Saturday, 21, 1857

Marked out my scarf and commenced embroidering it Side pained me quite hard

Sunday, 22

Did not attend church

Monday, 23

Fred started for Montrose I worked on my scarf and commenced some socks for T. H.

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

November 24–29

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 24-29 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 24-29 November 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Tuesday, 24, 1857

Worked on my scarf and knit Was quite lame

Wednesday, 25

Embroidered and knit

Thursday, 26

Did not feel very well It was Thanksgiving and Mrs Taylor sent me some ribs for my supper Mrs Lyons some turkey.

People mentioned
– Mrs. Taylor, most likely Phebe Comfort Taylor or Hannah Newman Taylor
– Mrs. Lyons, most likely Amelia Lyons Lyons, Amanda Smith Lyons or Esther McKune Lyons

November, Friday, 27, 1857

No letter from home Have worked on my scarf.

Saturday, 28

Went over to Joels a little while in the PM There was a boy fell from the engine and was hurt very bad

People mentioned
– Joel Lyons

Sunday, 29

Did not attend church Fred got home in the evening

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

November 30

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 30 November 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 30 November-5 December 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

November, Monday, 30, 1857

Walked up to Harveys Was some lame

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

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