Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull
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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.
October, Thursday, 1, 1857
Felt quite comfortable
Did not feel very well. Was quite sick that night.
Sat up but little
October, Sunday, 4, 1857
Did not feel very well. Went up to Harveys in the afternoon.
– Harvey Holdridge, Ann’s brother-in-law, spouse of Fannie Hull Holdridge
Fannie put on her quilt today. I rode out in the afternoon.
– Fannie Hull Holdridge
October, Wednesday, 7, 1857
Shoulders pained me quite hard. Went to the Smiths to a quilting. Truman came here to work today.
– The Smiths
– Truman M. Hubbard
Rode down as far as Mr Purdies on horseback. Went to Mr Benedicts in the afternoon.
– William Purdie
– Mr. Benedict
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
– Fred D. Lyons, Ann’s brother-in-law
– John Sullivan
– Mary Chase
– John Sullivan and Mary Chase marriage
Quite sick. Mrs. Hubbard came down here from church.
– Mrs. Hubbard, most likely Olive Chapman Hubbard, Truman’s mother
Was very sick.
October, Tuesday, 13, 1857
Dr. Crandal called to see me in the morning
– Dr. Crandal
Felt a little more comfortable
Did not feel very well. Did not rest very much through the night.
October, Friday, 16, 1857
Did not feel quite as well
Was quite sick in the afternoon
October, Monday, 19, 1857
Slept all the forenoon. Comfortable in the afternoon Mrs Smith visited here
– Mrs. Smith
October, Thursday, 22, 1857
Knit a little. Rode out a little ways.
Commenced embroidering me a night cap Truman has the headache.
– Truman M. Hubbard
Feel quite smart
October, Sunday, 25, 1857
Was not able to attend church Stomach pained me very hard in the morning
Rains very hard. Shoulder very lame Knit some. Commenced taking Dr Crandalls medicine
– Dr. Crandall
O windy. Finished my cap, and made a pillow case. Knit on Hatties stocking in the evening
– 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
– Frank, most likely Frank Comfort
Made one pillow case and then worked on my bed quilt
Worked on my bedquilt in the forenoon Went to Joels to tea
– Joel, most likely Joel Lyons
October, Saturday, 31, 1857
Worked on bed quilt and night cap Took tea at Mr Cs
– Mr. C., most likely Mr. Comfort
Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber and compiler, “Ann M. Hull Diary, October 1857 with Transcription,” 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.