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Ann M. Hull Diary, October 1857 with Transcription

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

October 1–6

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-6 October 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 1-6 October 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

October, Thursday, 1, 1857

Felt quite comfortable

Friday, 2

Did not feel very well. Was quite sick that night.

Saturday, 3

Sat up but little

October, Sunday, 4, 1857

Felt better

Monday, 5

Did not feel very well. Went up to Harveys in the afternoon.

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

Tuesday, 6

Fannie put on her quilt today. I rode out in the afternoon.

People mentioned
– Fannie Hull Holdridge

October 7-12

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 7-12 October 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 7-12 October 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

October, Wednesday, 7, 1857

Shoulders pained me quite hard. Went to the Smiths to a quilting. Truman came here to work today.

People mentioned
– The Smiths
– Truman M. Hubbard

Thursday, 8

Rode down as far as Mr Purdies on horseback. Went to Mr Benedicts in the afternoon.

People mentioned
– William Purdie
– Mr. Benedict

Friday, 9

Did not feel very well

October, Saturday, 10, 1857

Was quite sick they carried me down to Freds. John Sullivan and Mary Chase were married today

People mentioned
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
– John Sullivan
– Mary Chase

Event mentioned
– John Sullivan and Mary Chase marriage

Sunday, 11

Quite sick. Mrs. Hubbard came down here from church.

People mentioned
– Mrs. Hubbard, most likely Olive Chapman Hubbard, Truman’s mother

Monday, 12

Was very sick.

October 13–18

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 13-18 October 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 13-18 October 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

October, Tuesday, 13, 1857

Dr. Crandal called to see me in the morning

People mentioned
– Dr. Crandal

Wednesday, 14

Felt a little more comfortable

Thursday, 15

Did not feel very well. Did not rest very much through the night.

October, Friday, 16, 1857

More comfortable

Saturday, 17

Did not feel quite as well

Sunday, 18

Was quite sick in the afternoon

October 19–24

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 19-24 October 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 19-24 October 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

October, Monday, 19, 1857

Better.

Tuesday, 20

Slept all the forenoon. Comfortable in the afternoon Mrs Smith visited here

People mentioned
– Mrs. Smith

Wednesday, 21

Very comfortable

October, Thursday, 22, 1857

Knit a little. Rode out a little ways.

Friday, 23

Commenced embroidering me a night cap Truman has the headache.

People mentioned
– Truman M. Hubbard

Saturday, 24

Feel quite smart

October 25–30

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 25-30 October 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 25-30 October 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

October, Sunday, 25, 1857

Was not able to attend church Stomach pained me very hard in the morning

Monday 26

Rains very hard. Shoulder very lame Knit some. Commenced taking Dr Crandalls medicine

People mentioned
– Dr. Crandall

Tuesday, 27

O windy. Finished my cap, and made a pillow case. Knit on Hatties stocking in the evening

People mentioned
– Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece

October, Wednesday, 28, 1857

Did not feel very well Made pr of pillowcases and then commenced stitching a nightcap Frank visited here

People mentioned
– Frank, most likely Frank Comfort

Thursday, 29

Made one pillow case and then worked on my bed quilt

Friday, 30

Worked on my bedquilt in the forenoon Went to Joels to tea

People mentioned
– Joel, most likely Joel Lyons

October 31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 31 October 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.

October, Saturday, 31, 1857

Worked on bed quilt and night cap Took tea at Mr Cs

People mentioned
– Mr. C., most likely Mr. Comfort

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