Submitted by M. Diana Davis
Journal of Hannah Pierce (b. March 09, 1807 - d. January 01, 1873) Compilers Notes: The Journal entries below were copied from Hannah's original writings by her niece, Luella R Pierce (b. March 26, 1866 - d. November 1930). Luella copied the journal entries in longhand into 4 notebooks in 1925/26. I have those 4 notebooks, and have typed/copied Hannah's journal into the format found below. Any spelling errors have been left in the text; however, because I do not have the original writings, spelling errors may have been the result of Luella's original copy, or not. All of the birth and death dates for my own family (PIERCE, FIELD, CHENEY, DAVIS) referenced in Hannah's journal have been verified through census records, bible records, birth and death records, etc., as have many of the other dates for others mentioned in her journal; the names and dates listed below have been found to be accurate. Hannah Pierce Hannah Pierce was one of 6 children born to John Pierce (b. March 9, 1769 - d. October 6, 1862) and Deborah Field (b. August 22, 1778 d. November 27, 1862 ). Four of these children lived to be adults: 1. Mary Pierce, b. September 28, 1798 d. October 21, 1825 2. William F. Pierce, b. November 29, 1802 d. September 1884 3. Hannah Pierce, b. March 9, 1807 d. January 1, 1873 4. Edward Pierce, b October 17, 1809 d. December 28, 1894 Hannah and her family were Quakers, (known as "Friends") as were most of their friends and neighbors, both in New York and Michigan. Hannah was clearly educated, and involved in her community, but never married nor had any children. She lived with her parents until they died, and then called "home", her brother Edward's farm in Fairfield twp., Lenawee County MI. She lived with some type of illness that came upon her in her late twenties. She does not specifically say what it was, but includes Headaches, Tiredness, and sometimes weeks in bed. Her niece Luella refers to her in an end-note as "a great sufferer". "FRIENDS" AND FAMILY NAMES The Pierce Family were Quakers and Farmers, and therefore lived in just such communities. Hannah's parents, John Pierce and Deborah Field, were married in 1797. Deborah Field's parents were William Field, and Hannah VanWyck. John Pierce's parents were William Pierce and Deborah Field; they were married in the Chappaqua (Quaker-Friends) Meeting House in Dutchess Co., NY. At some point, John Pierce and Deborah Field moved to Madison Co., NY, and then to Williamson, NY. One of Deborah's sisters lived there also, Catherine Field, who married John Underwood. All of John's children lived also in the community: Mary Pierce, who married Isaac Webb in 1820, William Pierce who married Lydia Smith in 1825, Hannah Pierce, and Edward Pierce, who married Emmeline Cheney in 1832. In the Spring of 1836, John and Deborah Pierce, along with their children and their spouses, all moved to Palmyra township, Lenawee Co., MI. They moved together with their Friends (Quaker) Society. That is, many of the families that made up their Friends Society in Madison, NY, all moved to the same area in Michigan, at about the same time. The other Quaker Families that belong to this Friends Society, and who moved from NY to MI included the families of: Angel, Hoag, Dodge, Laign, Worth, Durfee, Gibbs, Irish, Walton, Clark, Smith, Jones, Pierce, Underwood. In Palmyra MI, other Friends had already moved and founded the new Friends Society there. The spiritual leader of this group was Jonathan Harned, and his sons. Others who had already moved and settled included: Buttle, Sackrider, Secoy, Gardner, Titus, Lapham Mott, Crane, and Vanaken.. Hannah's Journal begins in January 1835, in Williamson, NY.
DIARY OF HANNAH PIERCE Williamson, New York 1st Mo. 1835. 1st Held newyears at brother Edwards 2nd Had the company of the Penfield young folks 3rd Had company from Oswego. 5th to 7th Samuel Smith from New York made us a visit. 8th William Patriage and Sarah Webb were married to day and came here to hold their wedding. 10th to 15th Spent the afternoon at Alfred Thomas. 15th Heard Jonathan Laton and Ann Bradley were married today. 16th to 31st Had very cold weather this month and considerable snow. 2nd mo. 1835. 1st Had company after meeting. 2nd to 8th James Underwood and Rachel Jones were married today. 9th to 12th Stephen Durfee, and wife, Daniel Underwood and wife, Ambrose Case and Willet Cornell here to tea. 13th Aden T Corey called at our house. Then had a meeting at the Baptist meeting house in the evening; he went to the ancient Grecian sages for his text: Where liberty is, there is my country. 14th Daniel Chase, Lydia and Sarah Cornell here to day. 15th Went to brother William’s after meeting. 16th to 17th Had a quilting to day. 18th Thomas Bills and wife, Abram Laign and wife, and Mary Worth been here to day. 19th Been to Palmira to monthly meeting, took dinner at Oliver Durfee's. 20th Sally Hoag been here to day. 21st to 25th Benjamin and Sarah Underwood staid at our house last night. 26th to 28th Eliza Edda died to day. 3rd mo. 1835. 1st William F. Underwood staid here last night. 2nd Spent the afternoon at A. Gibbs. 3rd to 15th Been to Robert Alsops a few days. 16th Been to Betsey Hoxies. 17th to 19th Had a quilting today. 22nd John Fry buried his wife to day. 23rd to 25 Heard the death of Mary Lane Gardiner. 26th to 31st 4th mo. 1835. 1st to 3rd Spent the afternoon at Andrew Cox's. 4th Been to A. Gibbs this afternoon. 5th to 8th William Webster and wife came here after meeting. 9th Heard the schocking account of John Calvin handing himself. 10th The whold face of nature looks beautifull yet amidst the charms of spring poor mortals are destined to mourn. Attended the funeral of John Calvin to day. 12th to 16th Marthy Whitney Called on us to day. 17th to 18th Spent the evening at Merit Adams. 19th to 21th Heard the death of Thomas Lapham’s child. 22nd to 24th Had a visit from Mary Blewit, Betsey and Eunience Gibbs this afternoon. 25th to 30th Thoughts on Spring.
When we contemplate the vicissitudes of the seasons, the order in which they pass away and succeed each other and hot they are adapted to the comfort and convenience of man, we are apt to be struck with admiration and say, how wonderfull are the works of an All creating hand. Each successive season affords us new pleasures and advantages, but for beauty spring far exceeds them all. It appears more pleasant for comeing next in course after winter. Especially if we have had a cold and dreary one. Where for a long the whole face of nature has been clothed in her white robe, and scarcely any thing to bee seen in the vegitable kingdom that has the appearance of life, save now and then an evergreen tree in the forest. After such a season as this, to see spring appear with all its charms is truly pleasing. Then the buds expand and put forth their leaves, the fields gradually put on their green apparrel, and the numerous blossoms prevent to our view every variety of shape and couler. The whole creation seems to wear a smile, and joyfully hails the return of spring. The innocent playfull lambs skip and bound about the fields, and even the feathered tribe appear engaged in praiseing their Creator by pouring forth their melodious notes. Then let not man who is the noblest of all the works of God, be behind the lower order of beings in recounting the joys of spring and raiseing aspirations of praise and gratitude, to their Almigty Creator and Preserver. 5th mo. 1835. 1st Beaman Hoag's came here last night and staid before they started their journey for Michigan. 2nd to 8th The girls from the corners visited us to day. 9th to 12th Been to the corners today. 13th to 15th Been to Wm. Pierces. 16th to 17th Peach Trees in full blossom. 18th to 21st Samuel Gardner staid here last night. 22nd to 23th James and Rachel Underwood, William Underwood and the Jones girls been here to day. 24th Had company after meeting. 25th to 31st 6th mo. 1835. 1st to 7th David and Mary Capron took tea here. 8th to 10th Had a visit from uncle Jacob Pierce from Dutches County. 11th to 14th Set out for Farmington to attend yearly meeting. Came to Thomas Lapham's to stay all night. 15th Attended yearly meeting to day, it was quite large. Had the company of a number of friends from other yearly meetings, viz: Priscilla Cadwaledor, Hannah Mitchel, Elizabeth Thomas, Lucretia Mott, Priscilla Townsend, Stephen Treadwell, Samuel Comfort, John Wives, and Charles Townsend. Heard very good discourses from several on the subject of slavery, as well as other interesting subjects. Meeting adjourned about 2 o’clock, came to Thomas Fults to stay during the meeting. 16th Lydia P. Mott made a prayer soon after the meeting gathered. Lucretia Mott spoke beautifully on the subject of female education endeavoring to convince them of the advantage arising from a highly cultivated mind, persuading them to not be satisfied with merely a knowledge of the common branches of education, but prove to the world that females are capable of acquiring a knowledge of the higher branches also. L. P. Mott addressed the young sisters very feelingly wishing them to lay aside the trimmings and ornaments with which so many were adorned, and appropriate the money to benevolent purposes. 17th Attended publick meeting to day, it was large and very good. 18th Heard much good council to day. The old and young were entreated off to live a life of religion and virtue. Desireing they might turn from those fading things of time, and set their hearts on that which supports them in this life, and procure them a crown of blessedness in eternity. 19th to 20th Many subjects claimed the attention of the meeting yesterday and to day, our sisters from a distance expressed much satisfaction in attending this meeting. M. Brown made a prayer, soon after the parting farewell was read, and friends dispersed. Staid at Walter Lawrences last night, came home to day. 21st to 23rd Priscilla Cadwaledor had an appointed meeting at our meeting house to day, she commenced with the words of our Savior when he said, "I come not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me." 24th J. Irish and E. Pound at our house to day. 25th to 30th 7th mo. 1835. 1st Been to Abel Brockway's. 2nd to 4th Held Independence by going to John Mott's. 5th Zina Pratt died this morning. 6th George VanLew took tea here. 7th to 12th Hannah Crapt attended our meeting then came home with us. Alonso Hopkins and his sisters came here and took supper after attending Jacob Bronk's funeral. 13th to 14th William Potter and wife came here and bargained for our farm. 15th Been to Betsey Hoxie's. 16th William Potter true to his word came and completed the bargain to day. The thoughts of that together with eating cherry pudding for dinner has made us feel rather dull this afternoon. 17th to 19th William Underwood been here to day. 20th to 21st Been to brother William's this afternoon. 22nd Spent the afternoon at Gibb's. 23rd to 25th Samuel Peas died to day in a fit. 26th Joseph and Eliza Underwood here this afternoon. 27th Abby Tucker and Anna Adams took tea here. 28th to 30th Judith Coffin and Elizabeth Thomas been here this afternoon. 31st Had a very hard thunder shower. Daniel Russel and Peter Cooper had their barns burnt by lightning. 8th mo. 1835. 1st Been to Wm. Pierce's to a quilting. 2nd Went to Samuel Brown's after meeting. 3rd Samuel Gardiner staid here last night. Traded with a pedler from the Island of St. Helena. 4th to 6th Charles Frost and wife took dinner here to day. 7th to 9th Went to Jervis Cheney's after meeting. 10th to 15th Father and Mother gone to Rochester. 16th Isaac and Susan Huff here. 17th to 19th Heard the death of Susan Sextion. 20th to 23rd Had a visit from Esa Brown, his sisters and cousin from Philidelphia. 24th Been to William Patriage's to day. 25th to 27th Been to brother Wm's. He set out for Michigan in the morning. 28th to 30th Johnathan Irish and wife been here this morning. 31st Had company. 9th mo. 1835. 1st to 3rd Attended the wedding of Daniel Chase and Lydia Cornwell to day. 4th Some of the weddingers came home with us last night, Willet and Zeno Cornwell, and Deborah and Rebecca from Henrietta. 5th Our Henrietta friends went home this morning. 6th to 7th Joseph Mitchiel, David and wife been here to day. 8th to 10th David and Mary Capron buried their babe to day. 11th Wm. Potter and his daughter visited here this afternoon. 12th to 13th Amy Shotwell from Jersey attended our meeting to day. 14th to 19th Robert Braithwaite, and Almeda and Cynthia Bills from Rochester staid here last night. Went with them to John Cook's. 20th to 23rd Been to Wm.'s, he has just returned from the west and of coarse the topic of conversation was about Michigan. 24th to 25th Benjamin Fowler been here to day. 26th to 30th Jacob Hoag and his wife staid here last night. Helped sister Emeline quilt to day. 10th mo. 1835. 1st to 3rd Mary Brown and Ann Eliza made us their parting visit. 4th to 10th William and Abagail Clapp been here to day. 11th Benjamin and Lydia Chase visited here to day. 12th to 18th Wm. And Sarah Patriage been here. 19th to 21st Daniel Pound staid here last night. 22nd John Carpenter and family moved to Michigan. Took dinner here. 23rd to 27th Been to Thomas Fish’s this afternoon. 28th Been to George Wakes. 29th Samuel Gardner staid here last night. 30th John G. Flagler had an appointed meeting at our meeting at 10 o'clock to day, his text was, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of an needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven." 11th mo. 1835. 1st Spent the afternoon at Samuel Hance's. 2nd Been to Palmira to day. 3rd to 6th Had a visit from Samuel and Delila Pugsley. 7th to 9th Edward Michiel took dinner here. 10th to 12th Wm. Underwood and Daniel Chase took tea here. 13th to 14th Made a visit to Daniel Underwood's. 15th to 18th Been to brother Wm.'s. 19th to 22nd Aunt Damaris Hoag been here to day. 23rd to 26th Lydia Hoag and others been here. 27th to 28th Benjamin Underwood took dinner here. 29th to 30th 12th mo. 1835. 1st to 15th Abram Laign and Ester and Hannah Colvin been here. 16th to 19th Alanzo Hopkins took dinner here. 20th David Capron and wife been here this afternoon. 21st to 22nd Set out for monthly meeting. Came to Stephen Durfee's. 23rd Been to J. Anthony's to dinner. Came to Hugh Pounds to night. 24th Attended meeting to day. Thomas U. Bradley, and Harriet A. Smith received an answer to their proposals of marriage. 25th Staid to Isaac Carpenter's last night. Took dinner to Oliver Durfee's on our way home. 26th Abram Coal staid here last night. 27th to 28th Stephen and Avis Sprague been here, and Samuel and Job Gardner. 29th to 31st Thomas and Olly Irish here to day. 1st mo. 1836. Williamson 1st to 5th Aunt Hepsey Smith here a day or two. 6th to 7th Anna Sleeper to day. 8th Paschal and Abagail Cheney here on a visit. 9th Our folks set out for Scipio this morning. 10th Samuel and Elijah Hance staid here last night. A very hard snow storm to day, so bad there has been no teams passing, Cullin Adams came in to see how we fared during the storm. Have seen no one else to day. 11th to 14th Alexander Richards and Eliza Alsop. 15th Been to Merit Adam's this morning. 16th to 20th Going to quarterly meeting, staid to Thomas Laphams last night. 21st to 22nd Came to Jacob Hoag's after meeting yesterday. Came home to day. 23rd to 24th Edward and Anna Underwood been here this afternoon. 25th Attended a meeting appointed by Aden T. Corey this afternoon. 26th to 31st Daniel, Lydia and Wm. T. Underwood been here. 2nd mo. 1836. 1st to 4th Daniel and Lydia Chase left this morning. 5th Had company to day. 6th to 9th Company yesterday and to day. 10th to 12th Benjamin and Cornelius Underwood staid here last night. 13th Stephen and Mary Durfee and Cloe Underwood been here to day. 14th Had a visit from Alanso and Lucy Hopkins. 15th Wm. And Cornelius Underwood spent the afternoon here. 16th to 17th Spent the afternoon at Daniel Underwood's. 18th Been to Joseph Underwood's this afternoon. 19th Willet and Rebecca Cornel and Mary Brady staid here last night. 20th to 21st Asa Wilson and wife came here after meeting. 22nd Andrew and Eleanor Cox came here this afternoon. 23rd to 24th Wm. And Nancy, and Maria Mary, and Ambrose and Phebe Cox here. 25th to 29th To day the almanac says is the last day of winter, but to look out doors and see the banks of snow higher than the fences and from 1 to 4 feet deep in the beaten track of the road, one would think the last day was not so near at hand. 3rd mo. 1836. 1st to 4th Been to Jervis Cheney's to a quilting. 5th to 6th Wm. F. Underwood been here. He has just returned from Deryter. 7th to 8th Went to Macedon to Thomas Lapham's yesterday. 9th Damaris Hoag staid here last night. 10th to 12th Our folks been to Samuel Puysley's. 13th John and Rachel Calvin come here after meeting. 14th to 15th Attended the funeral of Hannah Calhoun to day, the minister took those words for his text, "How long have I to live." 16th Called to see Elizabeth Thomas after meeting. 17th to 18th Been to Robert Alsaps this afternoon. 19th to 21st Thomas Fritt's and his wife staid here last night. 22nd to 24th Made a visit to Samuel John's this afternoon. 25th Spent the afternoon at A. Gibbs. 26th Joseph Cheney and wife been here. 27th Elisha Brown and Cinthia Hoag were married yesterday. 28th to 31st Had a quilting here to day. 4th mo. 1836. 1st to 4th Had Elisha and Cinthia Brown here to dine. 5th Been visited to day by the poor and the needy, the cripled and afflicted. 6th to 7th Had our Vendue to day, it was well attended by the gentlemen and some of the ladys of our acquaintance. 8th to 11th Daniel Quimby took dinner here. 12th to 14th Heard the marriage of Lydia Hoag. 15th Been very busy in packing our goods, this seems like the beginning of sorrow. 16th to 17th Left our house to day and went to brother Edward's. 18th Made a visit Merit Adams, this afternoon. 19th to 23rd There is one band of snow to be seen (if no more that has now laid 4 months). 24th to 25th James and Rachel Underwood made us a visit to day. 26th to 27th Been to Amos White's this afternoon. 28th Hannah A. Elizabeth Calvin been here to day. 29th Spent the afternoon at Elisha Brown's. 30th Been to M. Adams. 5th mo. 1836. 1st Ruth Clackner staid at our house last night. 2nd to 4th Wm. And Sarah Patriage came here to day. 5th to 6th Joel and Ann Pound took tea here. 7th to 8th Had Emeline's brothers and sisters here to see us. 9th Olly Irish spent the day here. 10th Had a visit from Asa Elizabeth Jones. 11th Charles Richards and Elisa Alsap been here this afternoon. 12th Mary Capron spent the day with us, our friends are making their parting visits but we can hardly make them comfortable as we have sent away most of our things. 13th Went to the corners to day, made several calls, took tea to Betsey Hoxie's. 14th Most of our neighbours have been to see us this evening. 15th Have all goods put up, expect soon to leave the house and go over to Wm. Potter's to stay all night. 16th Left friends and home this morning. Farewell ye, my friends, and my once pleasant home, Farewell ye gay scenes, where oft I did roam No more can I see you, in beauty arriaved Nor revisit the walks where in pleasure I've strayed Yes friends, I now leave you, and may you be blest Though I go to sojourn in the wiles of the west Still thought will oft woar, and take a review Of times that is past, of hours spent with you. After leaving home and making several calls we arrived at Palmira about 12 o'clock, took dinner at William Patriages. About 3 o'clock went on board the Greenville, James Whitney, master, and 60 passengers. 17th Time passed on quite agreably until we came to prepare bed last night, there was 35 women and children lodged in the cabbin (if it may be called lodgeing). I then thought if I were at home I would like to remain there. Got to Rochester early in the morning, left a number of passengers, and took a few more, passed through Brockport about noon, at Holly took on board Elisa Franklin and her 2 children. She is an agreable passenger and at presant the only female besides our company. 18th All well and in good spirits this morning, had a good nights rest on getting up this morning. Found ourselves in Middleport, soon after passed through Royalton. Got to Lockport at 10 o'clock. Walked up in the village to view the scenery around, here we can see much of the works of art displayed, but as for the works of nature, I cannot say much in praise of its beauty. 4 o'clock passed through Tondawanda village. Got to Black-rock about sunset. 9 in the evening got to Buffalo, the Captain has concluded to let our company stay on the boat to night. 19th Put our goods on board the Charles Townsend, Captain Fox, commander. Took a walk up in the city but returned at the first ringing of the bell. Took seat on the upper deck, pensively observing what was passing around me. How grand, how sublime the scenery then appeared, the city in view, the harbour filled with splendid boats, the lake smooth except a little ruffle to the water. At 9 o'clock the bell rang for the last time, which summoned all the passengers on board the boat, where for the presant we expect will be the prisioned homes of several hundred. I had not one solitary friend to part with at Buffalo, but I saw others taking leave of each other which reminded me that but few days since I had parted with friends and a place I once could call my home. And as we set sail I silently said, Farewell, Farewell to my native country. I am now bound for a distant land, yet not knowing that I shall ever reach its shores, perhaps some calamitous event may take place which will consign us to a watery grave, where we must lie buried beneath the rolling billows. Gladly would I have returned to some lone grove, where for a short time I might roam unseen, but this is not my privilege, I might be surrounded by people of different nations and different classes, all calculated to attract ones attention, and I could not indulge my self in those melancholy reflections. I soon fanished them from my presence and resumed by wanted gaity. It is now nearly noon. The sun shines with all its splendor, the lake appears beautifull, and at presant every countenance bespeaks happiness while Erie's proud waves are wafting us on towards our destined port. 20th 9 o'clock passed through Dunkirk, called at Van Buren. Made a short call at Fairport on grand river. 12 o'clock called at Cleaveland. 2 evenings at Port Huron. Cannot be landed at Toledo until we have been at Detroit. 21st 6 o'clock in the morning, are in Detroit river, the prospects is indeed beautifull on the Canada and Michigan shores. Stoped at Fort Malden to take on wood. It is a small place and has the appearance of age. Arrived at Detroit about 10 this morning. Walked out to have a view of the City this afternoon. There appears to be considerable business done here, many elegent buildings to be seen, as well as some very ancient, went on board a schooner bound for Chicago. Returned to our boat found it almost emptied, sweept and garnished, most of the passengers were to be landed at Detroit, and have now left the boat. Among them all we could see people of different nations and of almost every class. Among the company was three Indian young men, from Mackinaw, had been to Washington on business and were returning home. Their features and complexions were like Indians, but they were dressed in as good fashion as any gentlemen on board, and their behaviour full as decorous. There was a young woman who when I first saw her, attracted my attention. She started from Buffalo, there was a family came down to the dock with her. They were not Americans probably Swiss. Their parting was a vary hearty one, then a young man excorted her to the upper deck, bade her a last farewell and returned, as the boat left the shore they all gave a parting signal. It was some time before she became composed. I then thought if an opportunity should present I would endeavor to become a little acquainted with her history. At length I happened in her company, and after making observations on the scenery which then presented itself to our view, I observed to her that she appeared to be traveling alone, and enquired her place of destination. She told me she was going to her friends living near Detroit, that she had been living 2 years in Buffalo with a family to whom she had been vary much attached and was worry to part with them although she was going to relatives. I did not like to be to inquisitive so I made no further enquiry about the young man or the family she had parted with. 22nd I must give a little description of the stile we took tea and breakfast in Detroit, as well as our nights lodgeing. It was so damp and unhealthy on deck, we went down in to the steerage cabbin to sleep. It had been cleaned and was nice. They made the beds up in the berths. My bed was in the third story, and when I got there it was like to come down so most of us made them on the floor and slept vary well after all our trouble. For tea we spread chests together for a table made our tea and put our victuals on it, we had quite a variety considering all things and a good appetite made our repast sweet. Our breakfast was about the same with the addition of a dish of coffee. In such stile as this we have lived most of the time since we came on the water. Some could find a seat others stand up, some drinking tea out a tea cup another a tin cup. Once have an earthan plate another a tin dish. &c forth&c on. 7 o'clock in the morning, the bell is ringing. The passengers are scrabling on board and we are about to leaved the far famed Detroit. 12 o'clock are now in sight of Monroe. 3 o'clock arrived at Toledo, found a wagon going to Whiteford, about 12 miles, which would carry some of us, so we set out, well loaded and crowded, got to Ira Aldrich's late in the evening. 23rd Engaged the same team to carry us to Adrian. After leaving Whiteford, went through a swamp 6 miles long with a few inhabitants, and worst road I ever saw. Then found a few acres of dry land where was a sort of tavern. Then went through Cottonwood swamp, which is said to be 6 miles long, but I should think from the distance there might be 5 quarters to 1 mile. Stoped to Blissfield to feed the horses and refresh ourselves, went through the Palmyra, and Leroy, both new villages springing up in the woods. Nearly night when we got to Adrian in the township of Logan, County of Lenawee, to Uncle John Underwood's. Found their family well and met with several old acquaintances. 24th Are glad find a resting place to day, for we are all more than half sick. 25th to 28th Got a load of goods and a room at Rebecca Pratts and commenced keeping house again. Had Elizabeth Underwood and Charlotte Webb to take tea with us. 29th to 30th Had venison for dinner to day, the first I had ever eaten. 31st Uncle and Aunt Underwood made us a visit to day. 6th mo. 1836. 1st Beaman and Desire Hoag been here. 2nd to 3rd Cash and Mary Angel been here to day. 4th to 5th Attended meeting for the first time in Michigan. 6th Abram and Hester Laign been here. 7th to 11th John DeGarms and E. Culla took dinner with us to day. 12th Spent the afternoon at Johnathan Harneds. 13th Hannah Underwood been here to day. 14th Been to Uncle John Underwood's. 15th to 17th Took a ride to Tecumseh, seen some very pleasant places but that is only an agrevation as they have owners already. 18th Cousin Elisabeth Underwood visited us to day. 19th to 25th Bought a farm and completed the bargain to day. 26th Been to Beaman Hoag's. 28th to 30th Spent the afternoon at George Scott's. 7th mo. 1836. 1st Seen James Underwood and Peter Jones from Williamson. 2nd Maria Hoag been here to day. 3rd Held Independence by working hard all day. Have got about settled in our new house. Here we are in a strange land, but not a land of strangers to us for we find many acquaintances and kind friends, which will help to render a new home more pleasant. 4th to 6th Brother William's folks been here on the first visit. 7th to 10th Edwin Underwood here this afternoon. 11th Jacob Walton's folks been here to day. 12th Staid to J. Harned's last night. Came to R. Pratts to stay a few days. 13th to 17th Abram and Hester Laign and other company here to tea. 18th to 23rd Attended a meeting appointed for the purpose of transacting the society affairs. Took tea at J. Harned's. 24th Had company. 25th to 27th Been to neighbor Bixby's a sewing a few days. 28th Had company this afternoon. 29th to 31st William F. Underwood and his sister and Maria Hoag here. 8th mo. 1836. 1st to 2nd Wm. F. Pierce staid here last night. Company this afternoon. 3rd to 7th Took a ride to see the country around us. 8th to 9th Had company this afternoon. 10th Beaman and Desire Hoag visited to day. 11th Aunt Catherine Underwood been here this afternoon. 12th to 16th Rebecca Pratt been here to day. 17th Went to Uncle John's to day. Evening Thoughts. The approach of eve whispers aloud, Now is the time for pensive thought, The hour that man retires to rest, And natures is to stillness brought. I need not retire to a moonlit bower But will recline on the window my weary head Here I can muse on the various scenes And admire the wonders around me spread. The western sky all tinged with red Transparent clouds exalt the scene The arch of Heaven and all around Appears majestic and scerene. And next the rising moon appears To cheer the darkness with her light To describe her destined course around During the gloomy hours of night. How mighty, and how wondrous too Those works which are performed on high Those spacious orbs which suspended hang In the broad open space of sky. No lofty pillers support them there Man with all his art cannot them controll The hand that formed them, keeps them there Within their proper bounds to roll. Almost three months have winged their way Since we a little cheerfull band Set out to seek our fortunes In this far distant land. Honor we did not expect Riches we could not find So we have no treasures but those we imported An honest fame and a contented mind. Here we are settled on a small plantation Whose circumference is easily bounded Still I think we augh not to complain While with blessings we are surrounded. 19th Been to Adrian to day. Have not been there since we moved through. 20th to 21st Joseph and Jouesa Cooper been here to day. 22nd to 23rd Desire Hoag staid here last night. 24th to 26th Maria Pierce been here on a visit. 27th Had some calling visitors to day. 28th Had company this afternoon. 29th to 30th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine spent the day here. 31st Came to Black creek this morning. Staid to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. Just at night went to brother Wm.'s Walked about a mile, more than I Had done in some time before. 9th mo. 1836. 1st Came home this afternoon and brought Lydia with us. 2nd Attended the funeral of Sarah Hunt this afternoon. Thought while standing at her grave, she being the first one buried in the new burying yard. To day we dedicate this spot A dwelling for the dead A resting place for moral man A place to lay the clay cold head. We are now assembled to consign Unto the silent dust The remains of one whose spirit’s gone Unto the Lord, we trust. Her lifeless form must now be laid Here in this linely grave Yet soon there may be spread around The remains of the young and brave. Perhaps some one now standing near This solomn scene to view May ere many days pass by Be called to bid all things adieu. Let each one think it may be me Let such reflections be instilled But may many years roll on Before this vacant ground is filled. 3rd to 4th Wm. and Lydia went with us to Abram Laign's. 5th to 6th Company to day to eat peaches. 7th Had a visit from Elijah and Phebe Browmel. 8th Cousin Elisabeth Underwood took tea here. 9th Saw the Caravan as it passed to day. 10th to 11th Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here last night. Ephream and wife and Mary Titus came here after meeting. 12th to 14th Spent the day at Uncle John's. 15th Nathan Basset and Adelia Webb were married to day. 16th Had three gentlemen here to dinner. 17th to 25th Staid last night at Rebecca Pratts. 26th to 28th Been to Dr. Webb's to a quilting. Eliza Clark and M. Walton been here to night. 29th to 30th Been Sewing to Bixby's. 10th mo. 1836. 1st to 2nd Went home with Mary Titus to stay a week or more. 3rd to 6th Spent the afternoon at Crawford White's this afternoon. 7th Been to Ephrean Rulond's to day. 8th to 9th Came home after meeting. 10th Cyrus Fuller and wife and several others been here. 11th to 12th Lodema Woster here. 13th Mary Warner staid here last night. 14th to 15th Been to Tecumseh to day, called to Mary Titus's took tea with her. 16th to 17th Wm. Pierce and Maria been here. 18th Johnathan Irish been here. 19th to 22nd Johnathan and Christiann been here this evening. 23rd Crawford White's folks been since meeting. 24th to 26th Had our first preparative meeting to day. Several friends from Plymouth and Ann Arbor attended. Rich and B. Clasier and Elias Lapham had considerable say. 27th Adelia Basset and Charlotte Webb here this afternoon. 28th to 31st Been to Uncle John Underwood's a tailoring. 11th mo. 1836. 1st to 6th J. Harnece and Justice Right's folks been here this evening. 7th to 9th Were all weighed at the mill to day. My weight is 126 lb. 10th to 12th Came home from Uncle John's last night. 13th to 18th Been to David Bixby's to day. 19th Cyrus and Julia Sprague and Jervis Cheney staid here last night. 20th to 25th Been to Mary Titus, to do some sewing for a few days past. 27th to 28th Been to Bixby's this afternoon. 29th to 30th Wm. Underwood and his sisters been here this evening. 12th mo. 1836. 1st to 3rd Made a visit to Edward Underwood's. 4th to 5th Been to Adrian to day. 6th to 13th Been to John Angel's a sewing for a few days past. 14th to 15th Been a visiting to Crawford White's. 16th to 17th Elisabeth Underwood and myself been to Bixby's this afternoon. 18th to 19th Been to Adrian and had 2 teeth extracted. 20th to 25th Expect to hold Christmas at Silas Dodge's this evening. 26th to 27th Our folks have gone to Bear creek. 28th to 30th Been to Allen Chafee's. 31st Had quite good sleighing for 2 or 3 weeks. Logan, Michigan 1st Mo. 1837. 1st Mary Titus and other company here to day. 2nd to 3rd Company to tea. 4th Made a visit to Ephream Rulond's. 5th to 7th All hands of us been to Anteslavery meeting. 8th Gidean Harkness and Elizabeth Underwood been here. 9th to 10th Had company to tea. 11th to 14th Lydia Pierce came here to stay a few days. 15th Spent last evening at Johnathan Harned's, with the young folks from Saline and Raison, they all came here after meeting. Took a ride to Adrian just at night. 16th Went to Beaman Hoag's this afternoon. 17th to 18th Wm. Pierce came here last night. 19th Attended the wedding of Gidean Harkness and Elizabeth Underwood. It may be called a good one if it is a Michigan wedding. 20th Wm. And Lydia went home to day. 21st to 22nd Company to dinner. 23rd to 25th Been to Adrian this morning. Gideon and Elizabeth have been here this evening. 26th Stephen Titus and Ann Eliza Hoag spent the evening here. 27th Stephen Cornwell here to night. 28th to 29th Jervis and Sally Cheney here to night. 30th to 31st Company to dinner. 2nd Mo. 1837. 1st Set out for Ann Arbor this morning. Took dinner at Jacob Walton’s. Got to Richard Glasier's just at night. Attended preparative meeting at the house in the evening. 2nd Attended monthly meeting to day. 3rd Came home to day. Took dinner at J. Walton's. 4th to 5th Went to Thomas Sackrider's to sew a few days. 6th to 13th Spent the evening to Johnathan Harned's. 14th to 16th J. Harned and Justus Wright and their wives been here to day. 17th to 21st Been making a general visit to Bear Creek 22nd Abagail Chaffee been here this afternoon. 23rd Been to Thomas Irish this afternoon. 24th Spent the evening at Uncle John's. 25th to 26th Silas and Lydia Dodge came here afternoon. 27th Went to Adrian this morning. Jane she has gone there to school. 28th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine here to day. 3rd Mo. 1837. 1st to 2nd Been to help cousin Elizabeth quilt. 3rd to 5th Crawford White's folks and William Underwood and his sisters here. 6th to 10th John and Sarah Angel been here to day. 11th Been to Adrian this morning. 12to to 14th Had company from Saline and Raison. 15th to 19th Been to Uncle John's. 20th Beaman Hoag's wife been here to day. 21st to 25th Been to Uncle John's to a quilting. 26th Mary Titus been here. 27th to 31st Thoughts on the past, the present, and the future. How natural and pleasant it is to take a retrospective view of by gone days, of time that will no more return. Memory will long hold dear the scenes of our childhood, and the companions of our early days. The ties of friendship that bind those who have spent the playfull hours of youth togather are not easily broken. They then can taste of unalloid pleasures, and for the most part drink of a cup unmixed with care or sorrow, but we can not say so of our after life. For within the interveil of a few short years, we see and experiance many sad changes, at one time we are blest with the smiles of fortune, at another we receive its frowns, on one day we are enjoying the blessing of health, and on the next our frail bodys have become a prey to disease. Our tempers are alike uneven, we are apt to be elated by prosperity and depressed by adversity, we do not receive the favours and frowns of Providence with evenness and composure. How often does imagination soar ahead and picture to our minds many dreams of happyness for succeeding years, but our anticipations are seldom realized, for some blast of misfortune mars our real enjoyment or blight the fair vision of our fancy. Such are the changes incident to this life. The presant time only is ours, the future we have no assurance of, yet there is a never ending eternity awaytine us when the soul shall be unclothed of its mortal robe. 4th Mo. 1837. 1st to 6th Sarah Hoag been here to day. 7th to 10th Spent the day to Sackriders. 11th to 13th Made Ann Hunt a visit this afternoon. 14th Been to Nathan Bassets to day. 15th to 19th Justus Wright called on us to day. 20th to 21st Wm., Mary and Hannah Underwood here. 22nd to 23rd Ephraim Rulond and wife been here to day. 25th to 30th Sally Cornstalk and Rebecca Pratt here yesterday. 5th Mo. 1837. 1st Laura Bixby spent the afternoon here. 7th Went to Mary Titus' after meeting. 10th Spent the afternoon at Nathaniel Hoag’s. 14th Been to Joseph L. Coopers to day. 18th John Hart staid here last night. 20th Jacob Walton's folks took dinner here to day. 28th John Mott and his wife and Abigail came home with us after meeting. 29th Christian Harned, and Rebecca and Anna Mott been here to day. 30th Susan Cornstalk and Sarah Basset been here. 6th Mo. 1837. 2nd James and Rachel Underwood been here. 4th Had the young folks from Ann Arbor this afternoon. 11th John Strech staid here last night. 13th Peter Harris from Palmira been here. 15th Benjamin Fish from Rochester staid here last night. 21st William Clapp and family here to day. 22nd Lydia Doty came here this afternoon. 7th Mo. 1837. 13th Isaac Calvin from the State of New York been here. 15th William Clapp took dinner here. 17th Cyrus and Julia Sprague been here to day. 18th Johnathan Irish been here. 22nd Made a to Susenna Comstock's. 23rd Brother Wm. here to day. 30th Silvester White been here to day. 8th Mo. 1837. 4th Beaman Hoag's folks been here to day. 10th Silas Dodge buried a child to day. 11th Set out for Ann Arbor. Staid last night at Jacob Walton's. Came to R. Glasier's. 21st Came to Saline after meeting yesterday. Took dinner at C. Whites then home to day. 23rd Silas and Lydia Dodge took dinner here. 24th Abram Laign buried a child to day. 27th Had a call from Robert Alsop from Williamson. 31st William and Lydia came here this afternoon. 9th Mo. 1837. 1st Charles Richards and several more Williamson friends have been here. 4th Been to Uncle John's to day, to see cousin Edwin. He had the misfortune to get shot by accident, but is getting quite smart. 17th William Husker here to tea. 20th Attended the funeral of Lydia Dodge this afternoon. To day we revisit the spot Where the remains of life must repose Where youth and age have shed a tear As the cold grave their friend did enclose. Death’s arrow has been send abroad And to a sister has laid claim One from our circle has been called And Lydia Dodge was her name. Like us she was once a moveing form Endowed with life and health But ah: she is now a lifeless corpse A subject of the hand of death. A solumn scene presents itself For standers by to vier A voice speaks loud to those around Be ye also ready too. 21st James Jones took dinner here. Been to Adrian and had 2 teeth extracted. 22nd Wm. and Hannah Underwood been here. 27th Attended the wedding of Leonard Hoxie and Mary Underwood. 28th Went to Palmira the infair to day. 30th Attended the funeral of Thomas Irish's child at 3 o'clock. 10th Mo. 1837. 1st Been to Mary Titus, this afternoon. 2nd Been to Adrian with Elizabeth Gibbs. 3rd Been to Abram West's this afternoon. 4th Made a visit to J. Harned's. 7th Amos and Silvester White staid here last night. 16th Been sewing Bixby's a few days. 22nd Leonard and Mary Hoxie made us a visit to day. 25th Brother William staid here last night. 11st Mo. 1837. 1st Visited the house of mourning to day, went to see Julia Sprague, found her very low, not expected to survive long. 2nd Anna Mary staid at our house last night, attended monthly meeting to day. 3rd Attended the funeral of Julia Sprague this morning. Ah! cruel death, thy conquering hand, Didst set thy seal upon the brow Of one who in the prime of life To thy dread scepter had to bow. The grave is now her low retreat No more can weeping friends surround her As when the parting was said When death's dark angel found her. But happy soul, her rest is come For her we need not mourn But for ourselves and those little ones To whom she can never more return. She has bid adieu to this lower world And found a reffuge in the skies Fondly to roam with angels there And taste the joys of Paradise. And shall we hope to see her more When onward rolls a few more years Yes, may the mourners and the mourned Meet far beyond this vale of tears. 4th Been to see Cousin Elizabeth Harkness this afternoon 9th Went to Orthodox meeting, then to John Angel's. 12th Been to Uncle Underwood's this afternoon. Were all weighted, my weight was 127 lb. 23rd Amos and S. White been here to day. 12th Mo. 1837. 1st Attended an Anteslavery meeting this afternoon. 17th Went to Crawford White's after meeting. 18th Been to Tecumseh and to Mary Titus's. 23rd Joseph and Maria Walton came here to night. 25th David and Laura Bixby spent the evening here. 27th Daniel Weaver buried a child to day. 31st Cyrus and Lucene Fuller been here on a visit. 1st Mo. 1838. 1st Cyrus and Lucena Fuller staid here last night. 13th Set out on a visit to Ann Arbor. Staid last night to Jacob Salton's, went to Robert Mary's and took dinner, then came to R. Glasier. 14th Attended meeting to day. Spent the afternoon at George Tagg's, and the evening at Randle Schuyler's and returned to Richard B. Glasier's. 15th Brought Maria Macy home, staid there to dinner, then came to Jacob Walton's. 16th Took dinner to Mary Titus' to day and got home before night. 24th Hannah Jackson been here a day or two. 26th Staid last night at Jervis Cheney's came to brother Wm.'s to stay all night. 2nd Mo. 1838. 1st Came to Ann Arbor yesterday, staid last night to Richard Glasier's, attended monthly to day. John Mott and Richard Glasier had considerable to say. There was some new business in the last meeting (or new for this country). Had a couple to pass meeting, and appointed a meeting to mourning for the accomplishment of the said marriage. But I do not expect to have it to say that I saw the first couple married in our meeting in Michigan. The party’s were not young, Austin Durphe (a widower) and Philomela Sweetland (a sister of the single fraturnity). 2nd Came home to day, took dinner at J. Walton's. 3rd Robert Street and his wife and Cliza Clark been here to day. 4th Elizabeth Gibbs staid here last night, been to Abram Laign's this afternoon. 8th Johnathan and Christian Harned been here to day. 9th Heard that Hopkin's wife hung herself to day. 13th Thomas and Olly Irish spent the evening here. 15th Joseph Merit and Johnathan Hart called here to day. 18th Made a visit to Thomas Irish's. 19th Been to Ephream Rulond's this afternoon. 25th Mary Titus been here this afternoon. 27th Attended the funeral of John Hunt this morning, and 18 months before it that of his wife. 7 children now left without any earthly parent. But there is an Heavnly one Who will all his children bless For he has promised to protect And provide for the fatherless. 3rd Mo. 1838. 4th Uncle J. Underwood's children been here this afternoon. 7th Obed Worth staid here last night. 9th Been to J. Harned's this afternoon. 11th Crawford White's folks been here to day. 12th Been to Adrian to a temperance meeting took tea at Uncle John's. 14th Been to a quilting at Bixby's. 22nd Cyrus Sprague staid here last night. 23rd Susan Comstock and Cenith Smith here to day. 4th Mo. 1838. 3rd Uncle and Aunt Underwood been here. 5th Jervis and Sally Cheney been here to day. 12th Nathan Webb was buried to day. 22nd Elizabeth Gibbs here to day. 25th Been to Adrian to day. 5th Mo. 1838. 1st Sarah Hoag been here this afternoon. George Husker came here to day. 6th Been to Dr. Tabor's. 11th Been to Abram Wists to a quilting. 16th Been to Daniel Smith's to quilting. 21st Attended meeting at the white meeting house to day. 27th Joseph and Jouesa Cooper been here to day. 29th The Jones from Henrietta been here. Benjamin Hance been here. 31st Wm. and Hannah Underwood here this afternoon. 6th Mo. 1838. 8th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here on a visit. 11th Attended a meeting at George Cranes. Appointed by Christopher Heley. 15th Ellen Bixby been here. 16th Joseph and Maria Walton, Maria Macy, and Eliza Clark been here. 17th Ephream Rulonds family, Thomas and Phebe Sackrider been here this afternoon. 19th Ally Irish spent the day here. 30th Attended a meeting at Adrian appointed by Rachel Hicks of Long Island. 7th Mo. 1838. 1st Rachel Hicks attended our meeting to day, she with her companion Maria Farrington and William Willis and wife spent the afternoon at our house. 5th David Baker and wife been here. 14th Sarah Jackson and Mercy Earl's been here a few days. 15th Hannah Calvin and Smith Laigns folks been here to day. 16th Made a visit to Webster Thorns. 19th Went to see Benjamin L. Crane and Ann Eliza Hoag married. 22nd Made a visit to Mary Titus. Took a walk to the river to view the spacious railroad bridge. Took a ride on a car, it was neither drawn by horses nor propelled by steem, though the power that moved was no uncommon one. 8th Mo. 1838. 7th Hannah Calvin staid here last. 9th Rheuben Saterthwate was buried to day. 13th Joseph and Lydia Gibbons and Hannah Calvin been here to day. 14th Mary Titus and Elizabeth Willis spent the afternoon here. 20th Been to Hazael Hoag's to day. 24th Brother Williams' folks buried their youngest child to day, he was 13 months old. But little while this flower was let To bloom and flourish here Its briliant sun has early set To rise in a more glorious sphere. 25th William and Lydia staid here last night. 29th Been to Johnathan Harned's to see Eliza Clark. She is very sick not expected to live. 9th Mo. 1838. 1st Witnessed the death of Eliza Clark to day. 2nd Attended the funeral of Eliza Clark this afternoon. How solmon the march of the funeral procession As it moved with the corpse to her cold silent mansion To her lonely retreat, her place of quiet rest Where no sorrow can intrude nor trouble molest. Here her body must moulder and mingle with dust But her spirit will raign with those of the just Giving praise to her Maker, and never to roam From those mansions prepared for the saints lasting home. 5th Laura Bixby been here this afternoon. 7th Daniel Quimly, Durfee Heringdeen and wife staid here last night. 8th Abagail Buck been here. 10th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here. 11th Mo. 1838. From the 10th of 9th mo. to the 15th of 11th mo. Within this time sickness and death have visited our family. George died the 12th of 9th mo with the chill-fever. Jane and myself have beensick. 20th Thomas Irish and wife been here to day. 23rd Lydia Pierce here on a visit 28th Attended quarterly meeting to day Richard B. Glasier and wife and Joseph and Maria Walton and the young folks from Battle Creek came here after meeting. 29th Joseph Curby and wife came here to night. 30th Phebe Sackrider been here this afternoon. 12th Mo. 1838. 3rd Been to Uncle John's and found Aunt Catherine very sick. 7th Hasurd Gardner a stranger here, was buried at our meeting house to day. 12th Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here last night. 17th Attended the funeral of Rachel Satherwate to day. 25th Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here on their return from the north. 27th Emmer Cook staid here last night. 30th Beaman and Desire Hoag staid here last night. 31st Been to Uncle John's, brought Aunt Catherine home with us. Another rapid year has fled Its hopes, and joyes, and tears All lie unheeded with the dead Of other mouldering years. Adrian. 1st Mo. 1839. 1st Abram and Ester Laign been here. 3rd Allen Chafee buried a child to day. 4th William VanWych been very sick. 11th Been to Bixby's this afternoon. 29th Elizabeth Gibbs and Harriet Ashby been here. 2nd Mo. 1839. 3rd Robert Streets folks been here. 8th Been to Adrian attending some very interesting astronomical lectures. 12th Been to Joseph Cooper's this evening. 15th Made a visit to Ephream Rulond's. 17th Went to Adrian last evening to hear Joseph Gibbons lecture on electricity. 3rd Mo. 1839. 6th Been to Ogden on a visit, to brother Wm.'s and P. Cheney's. 12th Spent the afternoon at Mary Titus'. 16th Been helping Laura Bixby quilt this afternoon. 19th Joseph and Jacob Walton and Robert Glasier staid here last night. Attended the funeral of George Tagg (a friend from Ann Arbor). Richard B.Glasier spoke very feelingly on the occasion. 26th Abagail Chaffee made a visit here. 31st Wm. Underwood here this afternoon. 4th Mo. 1839. 11th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here to day. 15th Jervis and Sally staid here last night, Cyrus Sprague and Desire Weatherwax were married yesterday. I had a taste of the wedding cake. 19th Elizabeth Gibbs and Mary Neal spent the afternoon. 25th Anna West been here this afternoon. 27th Attended the funeral of Robert Street's child to day. The arrow of death has done its sad work The hand of the Highest has given the blow The young flower of the vale was early cut down While the garland of love was fresh on his brow. 28th Gidean Harkness and Elizabeth been here to day. 5th Mo. 1839. 12th Ephream Rulond, his wife and Mary Titus been here to day. 17th Mathew and Maria Crane been here a few days. 19th Smith and Abby Laign took dinner here. Elizah Cranes family just got here from N.Y. 26th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine, and Obed Worth been here today. 28th Sidney Comstock's wife was buried to day. 6th Mo. 1839. 1st Daniel Poppino from Williamson took dinner here. 16th William F. Underwood and other company been here to day. 23rd Staid to Thomas Sackriders last night. 24th To a robbin singing on a peach tree. Stay, stay, pretty Robin and sing on this tree And pour forth thy notes of melody I love to listen to thy merry song here Thou appears so happy and void of fear Still if thy young call thee, I ask thee not to stay long Only come to this tree and sing thy morning song. 7th Mo. 1839. 1st Joseph and Maria, Robert Glasier and Elizabeth Glasier staid here last night. 3rd Wm. Pierce staid here last night. Been to Adrian to day. 11th Attended a meeting to day appointed by Edwin R. Green and Hugh McMillen from the St. of N.Y. 15th Joseph and Louesa Cooper and Paris Sprague been here. 16th Amanda Bicford and Eben Bixby spent the afternoon here. 19th Attended the funeral of Sarah Jackson to day. The fading Rose Tree. How changed is the scene of this beautifull Rosetree But late so gay and blooming, now sickly leaves I can see There is one rose remaining, tis but a faded gem All its sister companions are on the eve of decay They have shed their perfumes and are wasteing away Scarce a vestage of their former beauty doth reamin They have gone like the lovely, by the hand of time slain, They lie scatered and withered neath the branches the bare them And to what but corruption, now can I compare them They have surely been pleasant and usefull in their day But for this end were they made, they were destined to decay. And so is frail man no art can he desire That will stay the hand of death, for soon or late he dies Our lives at most are short, and compared unto a day Health may forsake, and vigorous youth soon pass away Dust must return to dust, and in the house of day he lain But the immortal past, the silent grave cannot contain. 28th Abagail Buck been here a few days. 31st Mary Pennings spent the week here. 8th Mo. 1839. 13th Attended the funeral of Maryette Tabor. 18th Moses Sprague been here this afternoon. 23rd Uncle John and Aunt Catherine, Joseph and Eliza Underwood took dinner here. 30th Father and Mother have both been sick with the chill-fever but are getting considerable better now. 9th Mo. 1839. 1st Ephream Rulond and Sarah, and Mary Titus been here. 14th Maria Pierce been here the past week. 22th Johnathan and Christian Harned been here since meeting. 19th Caroline Stiles been here this afternoon. 30th Abram and Ester Laign visited here to day. 10th Mo. 1839. 1st Wm. and Lydia Pierce staid here last night. 6th Richard and Anna Glasier been here to day. 9th Phebe Sackrider made a visit here this afternoon. 13th Sarah Angel and Abagail Buck been here. 14th Elen Bixby and Lucy French been here. 21st Crawford White's folks been here since meeting. 30th Been to Johnathan Harnett to day. 11th Mo. 1839. 4th Beaman and Desire Hoag been here. 9th Heard the death of little Edward Rulond to day. 14th Stephen Titus and Sarah Satherwate were married to day. 22nd Feel most sick, and quite discouraged, tho my health is some better than it has been for a few months past. When Pensive and lonely, I oft mediatate On what may be called my hard fate Yet not truly can it be But if I could enjoy good health I would prise it more than wealth But no it's not for me. 25th Saw the funeral procession of Neamiah Aldrich pass to day. 27th Attended quartly meeting to day, Jacob Walton and his folks and Ambrose Cocks staid to our house last night. 28th Richard Glasier spoke beautifully to day. Stephen Cornwell and James and Marthy Spencer came here afternoon meeting. 12 Mo. 1839. 1st Been to Rebecca Pratt's this afternoon. 10th Been to Abram West's to day. 15th Abram and Anna West and Stephen Griffin and wife spent the evening here. 17th William Brooks buried his wife to day. 19th Laura Bixby and Caroline Warner been here this afternoon. 25th Rebecca Pratt been here to day. 28th Been to cousin Leonard Hoxie's on a visit. 29th Feeling rather sober this evening, and wising to indulge in some pensive reflections, I think I can best do so by letting my thoughts wander back to years long gone by and compare them with those of a more recent date, and whilst lingering to survey the past, the winter of 1824-5, seened particularly to interest my presant feelings. Then the blessing of health I could call mine. Early that spring we moved from Madison Co. to Waine (St. of N.Y.) Then fancy soared aloft and I pictured to myself many years of health and happiness, but imaginary enjoyments are seldom realized, this I found true by dear experience, for disease soon made me its prey and has been my almost constant companion since that time, but I wish not to complain, or think the path described for me to walk in to rugged, since so many are not only deprived of the blessing of health, but of most of the comforts of life also. 1st Mo. 1840. 3rd Heard the shocking account of Samuel Tinley's death. He died on New Years night his took fire and he died in attempting to put it out. 9th Been to Adrian 2 evenings to hear one Harrison lecture on slavery. 12th Spent the evening at Eligah Crane's. 18th Inglebert Larson and Lydia Smith were married to day. 19th Edwin and Hannah Underwood been here to day. 20th Stoped to J. Harned's aftermeeting, yesterday. 21st Heard there was quite circumstances happened in Adrian last evening. There must always be something in circulation to keep the public mind active and the busy tongue from being idle, and last of all, the girls of Adrian have tried whipping their minister. He had talked rather harshly to some of them as they thought, and with the assistance of the young men (no doubt) they took this way to show there resentment, and gave him a few cuts with a whip as he was going to meeting. It is rather new as well a novel performance, but as it leap-year, we must make great allowance, for the girls are more highly priviledged. 2nd Mo. 1840. 2nd Mary Jennings here to day. 4th Set out for Plymouth, took dinner as J. Waltons, came to Richard Glasier's. 5th Got to Ethen Japham's this afternoon, attended a meeting this evening appointed by Richard Glasier. He spoke beautifully "from those words" the spirit of man knoweth no man, save the spirit of man which is in him." &c. 6th Attended monthly meeting to day. Came to Cyrus Fullers to stay all night. 8th Staid last night at J. Walton's. Took dinner at Crawford Whites, then got home. 11th Spent the evening at Joseph Warner's. 13th Samuel Satherthwate and Elizabeth Atkenson were married to day. 17th David Harkness and wife, Elizabeth Harkness and Mary Jane Jones here to day. 24th Spent several days vary pleasantly at Palmira this week, on 3rd day went to uncle J. Underwood's, 4th day to Edward Underwood's, 5th day to Ephream Princes to a quilting. 3rd Mo. 1840. 5th Been to Adrian to day, Anna West been here this afternoon. 9th How quickly fleets our days and years How soon they are numbered with the past Even the merry hours of youth Are destined not to last. Thirtythree years of my short life This day has past and gone Who knows that another year may be mine Surely no nortal one. 19th Attended the othorodox meeting to see George Carpenter and Mary C. Harkness married. 30th-31st Been to Thomas Sackriders a few days, spent one afternoon at T. Irish's. 4th Mo. 1840. 3rd Laura Bixby been here to day. 11th Been to Abram West's this afternoon. 16th Adelia Basset spent the afternoon here. 21st Ephriam Hix and Jervis Cheney staid here last night. 22nd Abagail Buck been here to day. 23rd Roena Comstock and Almina Werner been here this afternoon. Lines written to accompany a wreath of flowers, presented to Mary E. Pierce, she being 5 years old to day. I have bound the wreath of spring's early flowers And trimed them with green from my favourite bowers, Though not splendid they appear both lovely and gay And are emblems of thee in life's early day While innocence beams on thy rosy fair cheek And a heart free from care, all thy movements bespeak. 26th Spent the afternoon at J. Harned's. 30th Arose this morning quite early, to hear the merry songs of the birds, to breathe the fragrance of the fresh air and view the scenery which spring presents, the opening bud the expanding leaf, show the influence of the sun's bright rays, the climbing Jessamine is arraied in green, and the Sweetbrier sheds a sweet perfume. 5th Mo. 1840. 6th Spent the afternoon at Bixby's. 8th Elisabeth been here, went with her to Dr. Anibal's. 12th Amanda Bickford been here this afternoon. 25th Ephraim Rulond and family came after meeting. Benjamin Walker and Mary Ann West were married on the 21st. 6th Mo. 1840. 17th Been to Adrian. Took tea at Joseph Cooper's. 18th Elisabeth Gibbs made us here parting visit. She is about starting for the east. 27th Been a visiting to Thomas Irish's. 7th Mo. 1840. 4th Jervis and Sally Cheney here to day, Gabriel Odell from the St. of N.Y. here. 12th Brother Wm. and the children been here to day. 19th Mary Irish been here this afternoon. Daniel Quimby and wife made us a call. 23rd Tristum Allen and his wife took tea here. 28th Had a visit from Lydia Jones, Rachel Underwood and Smith Laign and wife. 30th Went to Adrian this afternoon with Tristum Allen and his wife. 8th Mo. 1840. 2nd Obed Worth been here, Abram Laign's folks came here after meeting. 10th Went to Adrian with Lydia Jones. 17th Lydia Bixby and Emeline Spafford been here this afternoon. 21st Beaman and Desire Hoag been here. William Willis from L. Is. took dinner here. 23rd Ephream and Sarah Rulond and the two young Suttons been here to day. 9th Mo. 1840. 6th Gideon and Elisabeth Harkness and Charles and Hannah Underwood been here to day. 10th Johnathan L. Pould and Elijah Hance from the St. of NY been here to day. Lydia and Mary Jane Jones took dinner on their return to the east. 11th William Smith and J. and L. Cooper been here this afternoon. 19th Samuel and Ann H. Allen from Toledo came here to night. 20th The corpse of Turner Aldrich was brought to our meeting house to be buried to day. 10th Mo. 1840. 3rd Spent the day at E. Rulond's. 5th Christian Harned and Desire Hoag been here. Joseph Warner's folks buried their babe to day. 12th Sally Comstock spent the day here. Wm. and Lydia Pierce been here. 18th Jervis Cheney staid here last night. 27th Been to Johnathan Harned’s and Thomas Sackrider's a few days. 11th Mo. 1840. 2nd Almira Street been here to day. 3rd Heard the death of David S. Baker. 11th Samuel Dean and Roby Jackson were married to day. 19th Had a small quilting to day. 20th Armenico Salsberry been here. 26th Heard that Chalkley Hoag was buried to day. 29th Held meeting in the new meeting house to day. 12th Mo. 1840. 1st Jacob Walton's folks and R. Glasier's girls to night. 2nd Attended quarterly meeting to day. 3rd The Lapham's and Powers' from Plymouth staid here last night. Had the sick headache and could attend meeting to day. 4th Had very agreable visits from our meeting friends. Reinolds Cornell and Erastus Hassa staid here last night. 5th John Mott and his folks to dinner here to day. 12th Rachel Laign was buried to day. 15th William and Maria Pierce came here to day. 17th William Hoag and Jane Webb were married this afternoon. We had a small wedding party at our house, I would say more on the subject if I could But my trembling hand refuses to write And my disordered brain cannot indite. 18th Been to Beaman Hoag's, the second day wedding. 21st Had our neighbours to help Jane to day. 25th Jane left us yesterday to go to housekeeping. We have about got settled again and miss her lookinglass the most of any thing she has taken, not but that we can see our pretty selves often enough without that, but it looks so lonesome to see the left vacant where it used to be. 26th Julia Pelton (sister Emeline's niece) came here to day with the spectation of spending some time with her friends out here and I promise myself much happiness in the enjoyment of her society. 1st Mo. 1841. Ephream and Sarah Rulond and Stephen and Sarah Titus here today. Abram and Ester Laign here this afternoon. Jacob and Rachel Walton came here after meeting. Edward Harned been here this afternoon. Thomas and Phebe Sackrider been here. Richard Glasier and Joseph Walton staid here last night. Attended a meeting at Acbrian this evening appointed by Richard Glasier. Jervis and Sally Cheney and Julia Pelton made us a visit. Aunt Hepsey Smith is here a sewing this week. 2nd Mo. 1841. David and Laura Bixby spent the evening here. Crawford and Anna White spent the day here. Stephen Titus has buried a child today (about 6 mo.). The hand of death is not yet staid For another victim it has made A lovely flower has been cut down Like tender grass in early morn It was a plant of priceless worth Yet not destined to bloom on earth It flourished like a summer Faded and withered in an hour Then soon the little precious gem Was plucked from off its parcut stem And called to ascend above the skies To shine with the stars in Paradise. Wm. and Jane Hoag been here today. Edward set out for Battle Creek but got to Jackson and had the misfortune to have one of his horses die. He returned home. Fair prospects oft deceive us We strive for for worldly gain Yet poverty will meet us And our fondest hopes are slain Though losses great befall us Still we ought not to repine Though afflictions oft assail us Let us bless the hand divine Thomas and Olly Irish spent the evening here. Leonard and Mary Hoxie been here today. Peace Comstock and Mary Hoag been here this afternoon. Joseph and Maria Walton came here today. 3rd Mo. 1841. Edward Sutton from Battle Creek took tea here. My friend Julia Pelton has come here to spend several weeks with us. My health is quite poor and this morning feel more unwell than usual, am half inclined to think myself sick. I have never entertained a very favorable opinion of the Thomsonian mode of practice, but after having many horrible thoughts about it, I have come to the conclusion to set out on what appears to me a great adventure and try the virtues of steam and lobelia, hoping they will be means of removing the disease's to which my frail body has become a prey. Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here last night. Have gone through with several courses of medicine and some of them proved rather hard but I set out with a resolution not to give up untill I had given it a fair trial. 4th Mo. 1841. Julia left me today. I shall miss her very much after having her good society and kind attention for 5 weeks. Cousin Edwin Underwood and his new bride called on us today. 5th Mo. 1841. Ephream and Sarah Rulond been here today, had a visit from Cousin William Underwood and his wife from Pen--- 6th Mo. 1841. Spent the day at David Bixby's, the first time I have been away from home for 3 mos. Had a short visit from Julia Pelton. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here today. Samuel Leads and Phoebe Ann Laign were married today. Ann H. Allen from Toledo staid here last night. Been to Abram West's this afternoon. 7th Mo. 1841. Chalkley and Dorthey White been here today. H.J. Tylor and Abby Dean of Adrian were married on the evening of the first. I have had a taste of 4 kinds of their wedding cakes. Had quite a company to tea. Job Gordan and his wife and daughters, with several of our neighbors. Been to Adrian then to Thomas Sackrider's to make a visit. Been to John Angel's and Beaman Hoag's. Staid to J. Harned's last night. Came home today. Attended monthly meeting today. Spent the afternoon at J. Harned's. It seems pleasant again to be able to mingle in company with my friends abroad, there to enjoy their agreeable society, and I wish I might be truly thankful for returning health as well as for the many other blessings dispersed to me and appreciate their worth according as the merit, but my conscience accuses me of coldness and indifference of feeling. 8th Mo. 1841. Dorthy Clapp and Caroline Warner and Laura Bixby been here today. William and Jane Hoag been here this afternoon. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine Underwood visited here today. Had a very pleasant visit from Jeremiah and Sarah Merit from Scipio. Beaman and Desire Hoag been here today. Attended the funeral of Ester Laign today. Aunt Hepsey Smith here on a visit. 9th Mo. 1841. Lodema Hoag here this afternoon. Mary Ann Walker called on us today. Had a visit from Jervis and Sally Cheney and Julia Pelton. Heard of the death of Samuel Sprague. 10th Mo. 1841. Spent the afternoon at David Bixby's. Christian Harned spent the day here. Wm. and Jane Hoag staid here last night. Had a call from Daniel Underwood from the state of ? Had an agreeable visit from Jane Edwards. Spent a few days at Thomas Sackrider's. Edwin and Maria Underwood made us a visit today. 11th Mo. 1841 Mary Irish been here today. My friend Julia been with us a couple of weeks. 12 Mo. 1841. Attended quarterly meeting today. Had a number of friends to stay with us. Johnathan and Christian Harned and Almira Street been here. Ephream and Sarah Rulond came here after meeting. Mary Jennings been here for a week past. 1st Mo. 1842. Mother has been very sick this month with inflammation of the lungs. We have considered her very dangerous until within a few days. We trust with the blessing of God she may get to enjoy comfortable health again. 2nd Mo. 1842. 3rd Mo. 1842. Obed and Lydia Macy been here today. Attended the funeral of Luther Comstock. Crawford White's folks came here on a visit today. Valentine and Phoebe Champlain been here today. 4th Mo. 1842. William Husker staid here last night. Julia Pelton been here for 4 or 5 weeks. Been to J. Harned's a few days. Matthew and Mercie Crane took tea here. Wm. and Jane Hoag staid here last night. 5th Mo. 1842. Obed and Lydia Macy and other company here today. Cyrus Sprague called here on his return from the east. Been to Matthew Crane's today. Been to Abram West's this afternoon. Been to Adrian today. 6th Mo. 1842. Been to Bear Creek a few days, quite a journey for me. Spent the time very pleasantly at Jervis Cheney's, brother Wm.'s and Wm. Hoag's. Been to Uncle John's and Cousin Edwin Underwood's. Had quite a hard frost tonight. Thomas Atkinson and his daughters and Abby Jones here today. Attended monthly meeting today. Been to see Henry Leeds and Maria West married. Had a piece of their wedding cake. Lydia Cornwell been here a few days. Joseph and Cinthia Otis staid here last night. 7th Mo. 1842. Anna Jackson from New Jersey was at one of our meeting today. What she said was very good. She commenced with these words "What we do not want for food we may for physic." Jervis and Sally Cheney, Julia Pelton, and Maria Pierce here today. Had a very interesting visit from Daniel Quimby (from the state of NY). Henry Haddoc from the city of N.Y. been here. Thomas and Phoebe Sackrider been here this afternoon. Eunice Hagerman and Jane West been here. Been to David Bixby's this afternoon. 8th Mo. 1842. Had considerable company today. Hannah Webb, an acquaintance from Ohio was one. Jacob and Rachel Walton been here. Been much interested in reading the life of Lady Guion. I though if I had a temper as well disciplined and tongue under such good subjection as hers must have been I should think I had made a great attainment. Stephen and Sarah Titus buried their babe today. Had a letter from my friend Julia. It seems almost to alleviate the pains of my body and dispel the gloom of my mind. 9th Mo. 1842. Ephream Rulond's folks been here today. Jeremiah Dollar and wife staid here last night. Ollive Mason and Mercy West been here today. Maria Pierce and Julia Pelton been here. Mary Irish been here today. 10th Mo. 1842. Johnathan and Christian Harned and their friend from Ohio called on us this afternoon. Thomas Irish and wife staid here last night. Parted with my friend Julia today. Bade her a last though silent farewell. Been on a visit to Tecumseh this 2 days. Been to Ephream Rulond's. Thomas Atkinson's and Crawford White's. Attended the funeral of Lydia Gibbons. Bethuel and Nathan Borton staid here last night. Been to Thomas Sackrider's a few days past. 11th Mo. 1842. Been to Adrian a few days to see the experiments in sensational magnetism. Pro. Deboneville the celebrated magnetizer is now practicing in Adrian. Had a visit from Orlando Adams an old friend from New York State. Attended quarterly meeting today. Had the company of several friends. Sylvester White and wife been here on a visit. Abagail Buck been here today. Been to Adrian to Joseph Cooper's a few days. 12th Mo. 1842. Been to Adrian to J. Cooper's today. Jervis and Sally Cheney been here today. Spent Christmas today at J. Cooper's. Obed and Lydia Macy came here after meeting. Aunt Hepsey Smith been with us this week. Prudence Smith from N.Y. State been here a few days. Dr. Dodge and wife and Samanthy Wright took tea here this evening. 1st Mo. 1843. The old year has just departed from the stage of action and the New Year has now commenced its destined course as time fleets swiftly along. Days and years are soon numbered with the past and whether well or ill spent their onward progress is the same. Jonathan and Christian Harned been here. Deborah and Elizabeth West been here. Jervis and Sally Cheney been here. Have been much gratified in receiving a letter from Julia. I was much pleased to hear from her and it also appeared that I was not forgotten by my kind friend. Leonard and Mary Hoxie made us a visit today. Amos Hoag buried a child today. Been with Ann H. Allen to John Comstock's this afternoon. Daniel Dean and Abagail Buck were married last evening. 2nd Mo. 1843. Edward and Anna Underwood been here today. William and Lydia Pierce been here and brought Maria. Had a visit from Hannah Webb and her daughter. Been to Wm. Hoag's today. Been to Adrian and had two teeth extracted. Been to Abram Laign's today. Been to Bear Creek several days on a visit. 3rd Mo. 1843. Wm. and Jane Hoag here today. Obed Worth called on us this afternoon. Crawford White's folks here today. This has been an unusually cold winter with a much greater depth of snow than common for Michigan and this month will long be remembered for the appearance of this great continent. 4th Mo. 1843. Been to Thomas Sackrider's today. Been to see the sick at Milo Comstock's today. It reminded me of that scripture. It is better to visit the house of mourning than the house of feasting. Attended the funeral of Milo Comstock today. Heard of a young man being killed by lightening a few miles from here. 5th Mo. 1843. Joseph and Louesa Cooper been here today. Brought his mother Prudence Smith to stay a few days. Been to Elijah Crane's this afternoon. Heard there was a man killed by lightening at Adrian. William Jackson was buried today. 6th Mo. 1843. James Underwood and Rachel and Lydia Ann Jones spent the day here. Francina Smith the school teacher been hoarding this week. Thomas and Jane Chandler here today. Aunt Hepsey Smith been here a few days. 7th Mo. 1843. Beaman and Desire Hoag been here this afternoon. Johnathan and Christian Harned and Sarah Westrott took tea this afternoon. Attended monthly meeting today. The Bostons from Ohio here. Turner Crane was burried today. 8th Mo. 1843. Had a visit from E. Spafford and G. Warner. Spent the day at Wm Hoags. Ira Smith and Elizabeth West were married today. 9th Mo. 1843. Had a short visit from Wm. Clark from the state of N.Y. Been to J. Harneds and J. Sackrider's a few day past. Attended quarterly meeting at the white meeting house. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine Underwood staid with us. 10th Mo. 1843. Called at Eligah Bramers and attended a meeting at the orthodox meeting house appointed by John Peas from England. Spent the day at Crawford Whites. Matheu and Maria Crane came here after meeting. Been to E. Rulonds this afternoon. Abram Coal and wife staid here last night. 11th Mo. 1843. Attended quarterly meeting this week. Had the company of some friends. Joseph Gibbons and Elizabeth Hoag were married today. Attended the funeral of Abram Laign's child. 12th Mo. 1843. Crawford Whites been here this afternoon. Had a visit from Henry Hillis and wife from Battle Creek. Been to William Hoags today. James Titus and Frederica called on us today. General Brown at Tecumseh had 2 children drowned this morning. They were scaking and the ice being tender the youngest broke in, and the other tried to save him, but both were drowned. They all set down to breakfast but the boys were soon done and went out scating, but before the parents had left the table news came to them that their children who had left them so short a time before in health and in mirth were now no more. 1st Mo. 1844. Heard of a most shocking accident today. A man and his wife by the name Fox who was burned to death a few days since at Palmyra. They woke in the night by their house being on fire. They did not think to get out of their bedroom window but attempted to go through the room which was almost in flames. He succed in getting to a near neighbors but was so badly burned that he died in a few hours, a part of her remains were found in the ruins of the house. They were quite a young couple he 19 and she 17 years of age, had been married about 5 weeks and been keeping house 3 or 4 days when they were summoned to meet death in so shocking a manner. Joseph E. Comstock's wife was buried today she died of the consumption. Had been married about 2 year. 2nd Mo. 1844. Had a very pleasant visit at Uncle John Underwood's. Been to Beaman Hoag's this afternoon. Win Bosworth and wife and Champlaign's folks been here. 3rd Mo. 1844. Edward has sold our farm to James Titus of Palmyra and has bought again in Fairfield but cannot move on in short of 1 year, so he has taken Rebecca Pratts farm for one season. 4th Mo. 1844. Johnathan Pound and wife staid here last night, moved today to R. Pratt farm and must make it our home for the present. Richard and Jacob Walton called here before meeting. Herbert Malerys folks took dinner here. 5th Mo. 1844. Heard the death of Mary Carpenters daughter Eliza and though she was young and very amible still death is the great destroyer has by the agency of a consumption has wasted her frail body and distinguished by her near friends and numerous acquaintes to whom she had endeared herself by her many virtues which are the most enduring accomplishments here and will shine beyond the years. Been to J. Harned's this afternoon. Daniel Underwood from the state of N.Y. been here. Mary Irish staid here last night. Nicklos Brown and wife, Samuel Hough and wife Candice here last night and had an appointed meeting at our meeting house today. Attended a meeting at Adrian appointed by these friends. The meeting was small and rather unsettled. Attended another appointed by the same friends, the meeting was very good. Their testimonies gave evidence that they had the good of souls at heart. Heard the death of Cinthia Brown today. Susan Veil and Phoebe Sackrider here this afternoon. 6th Mo. 1844. George Scott and Mary and his sister Philipa been here. Jacob Hoag from the state of N.Y. been here today. Washington Weeks and wife and Emily Durfee staid here last night. 7th Mo. 1844. Wm Pierce and Eliza Jane Pierce-Frost staid here last night. Ethen Lapham and Richard Glasier been here today. Been to Allen Chafees this afternoon. 8th Mo. 1844. Been to Uncle John Underwoods for a few days past. Aunt Mary Jennings been here a day or two. Neighbor Bartlet buried a child today. John Hart and wife and Christian Harned been here today. Wm Wilson and wife and Joseph Cook and wife been here. 9th Mo. 1844. Gabriel Adel from the state of N.Y. been here today. Wm and Lydia Pierce and Olive Mason took dinner here. Attended orthodox quarterly meeting today. Sarah Sutton and her son called here today. Abram and Maria Laign staid here last night. 10th Mo. 1844. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine made us a visit today. Attended a phrenological lecture last evening. Martha De Garmo and Emeline Hoag spent the afternoon here. Been on a visit to Thomas Chandlers today. Spent the day at David Bixby's. 11th Mo. 1844. David Baker died today. Had a visit from Elizabeth Bosworth's and Anna Colbortt. Elizabeth Cook was burried today. 12th Mo. 1844. Stephen Titus burried today. Heard the death of Mary Hopper daughter of Samuel Horn. A son of Samuel Hopper died today. Jervis and Sally Cheney stayed here last night and set out for Lapeer this morning with Emeline. 1st Mo. 1845. Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here last night on their return. Jacob and Elizabeth Walton took dinner here today. Been to see Olly Weaner. Found her very sick and low. Been to Adrian to Joseph Coopers. Dr. Dodge and Malinda been here today. Daniel and Abigail Dean staid here last night. 2nd Mo. 1845. Heard the death of Polly Harvey today. Abram Laign's folks here this afternoon. Matheu and Maria Crane been here today. Edward and Emeline have moved today. Had a visit today from John Mott and his daughter Ann. John and Eliza Tagy called on us today. David Harkness was burried today. Wm and Margaret Wilson took dinner here today. James Titus and wife been to see us this afternoon. Obed and Lydia Macy came here after meeting. Left home yesterday and came of J. Harned’s and today came to Sackriders. Came to Edward Underwoods then to Uncle John's and today got to our new home in Fairfield. Heard the death of Charles Hewland, Nathaniel Hoag, Daniel Smith and wife, they died with the Irasypalis. It is the first of its being about here and seems still unnceary. 4th Mo. 1845. John Harvey and Mary Ann Underwood were married today. It is a very alarming time of sickness at the valley. Joseph E. Comstock and his sister Phobe Maria died within an hour of each other (the 27th). 5th Mo. 1845. Heard the death of Ruth Thorn, Phoeby Ann Leed and Emily Galvin, living in Raisin. 6th Mo. 1845 Daries Comstock, his son Sidney, and Jacob Hoag and his daughter Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Gibbons) have all died within a couple of weeks. Took a ride to Adrian, called at Hugh Colbert's, Peter Harris from the state of N.Y. been here. Been to Wm. Hoag's this afternoon. Had a visit from Diadcime French. 7th Mo. 1845. John Webb and his wife and their daughter Lydia from Ohio were here yesterday. Nelson Youngs died last night with but few days sickness. He was a young man about 19y. 8th Mo. 1845. Been to meeting to day, then went to Ephream Rulond's. Been to Uncle John Underwood's, been to meeting to day. Staid last night at Thurman Caebrider's. Attended camp meeting to day about 2 mi from home. Heard that Sharlotte Horvel was buried to day at the valley. 9th Mo. 1845. Attended monthly meeting today also the funeral of R. Aldrich child. Had our friend to help us quilt this afternoon. 10th Mo. 1845. Been out to Dundee with Wm and Maria Pierce to see Dr. Flint. Staid all night at Smith's Tavern and called at Edwin Underwood's at Palmyra. Heard the widow Pack had a child killed to day by a wagon running at it. 11th Mo. 1845. Reynolds Carnol and James Spencer staid here last night. John DeGarn and wife been here today. Been to monthly meeting and visiting for the past week. Been to Thomas Chaudler's, Richard Aldrich's and T. Sackrider's. Fanny Van Auken from Whiteford been here on a visit. 12th Mo. 1845. Edwin and Lyman Reeves from the east staid here last night. Heard Gates Hix and Susan Holmes were married today. Spent the day at Jervis Cheney's. Jane Philips and Lydia Scott held Christmas here today. Walter and Mary Sharlotte Titus been here this afternoon. Ephream Rulond's folks and the Atkenson girls spent the day here. 1st Mo. 1846. Cousin Elizabeth Harkness, Charles and Hannah Underwood been here today. Edwin and Maria Underwood took dinner here. Been to Van Auken's this afternoon. Gates Hix moved his wife home today, took tea here. Phobe Van Auken from NY State been here. Fremon Clark from Canada and Daniel Cornel staid here last night also Beugeman Borton and Abigail. Been to Jervis Cheney's and Wm Pierce's. A dreadful circumstance took place at the county house today. One of the inmates murdered a child 4 years old and burnt the barn and set fire to the house. About 8 in. snow. Lydia Pierce here today. Thomas Chandler and Abram Laign's folks been here on a visit. Spent the afternoon at Uncle John's. Been to Van Auken's this afternoon. Very little snow. 2nd Mo. 1846. Fine spring weather, been but a few days of sleighing this winter. James Titus and wife been here today. Been to monthly meeting, staid last night at T. Sackrider's, spent the afternoon at Gates Hix's. Mother taken sick with a disease of the lungs. Dr. Dodge and wife here this afternoon, had a visit from Johnathan and Christian Harned. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here today. Lydia Pierce been here to day have quite good sleighing now, been very cold weather the past week. The morning of the 26th was the coldest. 3rd Mo. 1846. Chamberline, the man who murdered Cobb's child died in jail to day. Nathan Harned and Walter Titus here today. Lydia Scott here, been to see Maria Pierce. John and Sarah Angel took dinner here today. R. Van Auken, S. Voroes, Lydia Pierce here today. Had a visit from Catherine Hunt. 4th Mo. 1846. Uncle John, Aunt Catherine, and Polly Higby been here to day. Been to Van Auken's this afternoon to the infair. Orrin Vanaken married Jane Hoit at Hillsdale on the 28th and brought her home yesterday, had a very pleasant afternoon visit. Been up to meeting. Had a pleasant time with our friends, staid 2 days at J. Harned's, 3 day night at E. Rulond's. Took dinner today of T. Sackrider's. Had quite a fall of snow this morning. Jane Hoag here today. Had a visit from Rachel and Jane Vanaken and Pheobe Snetiker this afternoon. Quite warm weather for a few days, been to Wm Hoag's this week. Spent one afternoon at Daniel Angel's. 5th Mo. 1846. Very little frost last night. Levi Hoag and Cousin Hannah Underwood were married today. Rained most every day this week. Frederick Irish and Maria Pierce married last evening. Spoke to them this morning on their way to Adrian. Ben to Beufaman Vanaken, Jane Vanaken and Almeda here to day. Went to Adrian yesterday spent the afternoon at Thomas Irish's, staid last night and today at Hugh Colbert's. 6th Mo. 1846. Diadama Finch been here today. Jane Hoag been here today. Been to Uncle John's a strabbering. Susan Hix and her sister spent the afternoon here. Jarvis and Sally Cheney called here a little today, spent the week past very pleasantly a visiting among my friends to the creek. The school teacher boarding this week. Went to Adrian on seventh day, spent the afternoon at Joseph Cooper's. Staid all night at Dr. Dodge's. Took dinner at Allen Chaffe's after meeting. Meeting first day spent this afternoon at Gates Hix's. 7th Mo. 1846. Jervis and Sally Cheney been here today. Also George Pelton a brother of my friend Julia. Wm and Lydia Pierce been here today. Frederick and Maria Irish took tea here, Lydia Lawson died today. Very warm weather for a week past. The 9th was the warmest has been known in a no. of years. Staid to Vanaken's last night. Aunt Hepsey Smith here today. Little boy Pierce born last night. Wm and Jane Hoag been here to diner. Jane Vanaken spent the day here. Been a very uncommon dry time had a little rain last night. Daniel Harvey died last night with 3 days sickness. 8th Mo. 1846. Isaac Rathborn died last night. Elizabeth Walton, wife of Jacob was buried at our meeting house yesterday. Been to Uncle John Underwood’s today. Dr. Dodge and wife called here this afternoon. Been to Benjamin Vanaken's today. 9th Mo. 1846. Desire Hoag staid here last night. I now have the painful task to perform of recording the death of a beloved niece. Maria Irish, decease last night four months from the day of her marriage, leaving an affectionate husband to mourn her early fate. "My heart is pained my a solemn sound" that clearly says Maria is gone. Yes, she, to whom we were closely bound We now have to bemoan. But can we wish her peace to mar Though nature shrinks and holds her dear Yet reason says she is better far Than to be held in suffering here. She had long been deprived of health But her noble mind did not despair. She hoped ere long to regain that wealth And in life's joys one more to share. But dire disease made her its prey And naught her life could save. It brought her low with unbending sway A subject for the grave. When death's cold hand each tie did sever That bound her closely here And bade her part with friends forever Till joined again in another sphere. Then her gentle spirit soared above To realms of clearest light To partake of pure celestial love Of cheer and calm delight. Where ransomed souls always rejoice And glorious anthems raise Charmed by their great Creator's voice And ceaseless chant his praise. Ephream Rulond and Sarah and Daniel Rulond and his wife from Indiana staid here last night. Joseph Cooper and his wife and wife's sister from the state of N.Y. took tea here today. Aunt Hepsey Smith spent the day here. 10th Mo. 1846. Levi and Hannah Hoag were here last evening. Been to G. Hix's this afternoon. Had the young folks of the neighborhood to help us pair apples last evening. Had considerable frost last night. Auros Wilson staid here last night. Been to Vanaken's this afternoon. Had quite a snow storm today. Lydia Pierce been here. Seymour and Mercy Webb been here today. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine Underwood have returned form the east and called on us to day. Came up to Adrian last night to Dr. Dodge's. Attended quarterly meeting today. 11th Mo. 1846. Staid to Rebecca Pratt's last night and attended meeting again today. Staid to Johnathan Harned's until this afternoon. Came to Sackrider's to say a few days, stayed until this morning. Called to Thomas Irish's, came home today. Susan Hix and Jane Vanaken spent the afternoon here. Susan Hix and Nancy Homes been here today. Had a wedding in the neighborhood. Mr. Cleveland and Matilda Homes were married at Gates Hix's last evening. Went to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine here this afternoon. Been to Wm. Pierce's today. 12th Mo. 1846. Hannah Elma Pierce been here a week or two. Wm and Jane Hoag staid here last night. Cousin George Underwood took tea here today. Samuel Wirbit staid here last night. 1st Mo. 1847. This year commences with a very wet time, rained most of the time yesterday, last night and today. Jervis and Sally Cheney, and Hepsey spent the day here. Heard the death of Thomas Sackrider, a much esteemed friend. He died yesterday about 4 o'clock. Sharlott Hunt, daughter of Cornelius Hunt, died yesterday. She was about 15 years old. Died of the consumption. Wm and Jane Hoag staid here last night. Been to Wm Hoag's today. Johnathan and Deborah Hoag spent the evening here. School master boarding here this week. Had a visit from Louisa Cooper. Amos Wilson and wife staid here last night. Dr. Dodge and wife been here today. Rachel Vanaken here this afternoon. About 1 ft. depths of snow fell yesterday. 2nd Mo. 1847. Been to Uncle John Underwood's today. Cousin Edwin and Maria Underwood staid here last night and today been with them to Jervis Cheney's and Wm Pierce's. Attended meeting yesterday and today, staid last night at Phebe Sackrider's. Spent the day at Garner Mason's. Had a very pleasant visit from Hannah Colving, Johnathan Harned, and Christian, and Almira Street been here. Spent a few days very agreeably at Uncle John and Edward Underwood's. Been to brother Wm today. Phebe Sackrider, her brother Lyndley, and Hugh Harned from Canada been here today. Valentine and Phoebe Champlain staid here last night. Herd the death of James Youngs, he died last night about 11 o'clock. Jervis and Sally Cheney took dinner here after going to the funeral. 3rd Mo. 1847. Beaman and Desire Hoag here today. Rebecca Pratt, Abigail Chaffee and Mary Scott took dinner here. Been to brother Wm to see Lydia, she is dangerously sick. Ephream and Sarah Rulond and Eliza Crane staid here last night, attended the funeral of sister Lydia this morning. She died on the 10th cheerfully resigning all claims to earth with a full assurance of becoming a partaker of those heavenly joys, prepared for the ransomed of the Lord, there to be clothed with a spotless robe and be fed with the rich dainties from her heavenly Father's table. Commending her husband and children dear to the protecting care of an all wise creator. Who she trusted would care for his afflicted ones, and now amidst our great reason for regret, our needful sorrowing for her departure from life we have this great consolation that our loss is her infinite gain, feeling well assured that she has gone to receive the rich rewards of well doing. Or a life well spent of usefulness, and what more can we ask than to be found worthy of meeting her on Cananus happy Shores where the now tear moistened eyes will have no cause to shed the pearly drops, and feeling hearts can no more be lacerated by the keen anguish of grief. Jervis and Sally Cheney here this afternoon. Hannah Elma Pierce been here the past week. Mary Angel spent the day here. Edward and Anna Underwood staid here last night. 4th Mo. 1847. Cousin Levi and Hannah Hoag buried their babe today. Eliza Jane Pierce been here this week. Heard the death of Catherine Corbin. Been to Gates Hix's today. Wm and Jane Hoag been here today. Spent the afternoon at Orrin Vanaken's been to Uncle John's today. Levis and Hannah Hoag been here this afternoon. Daniel Angel buried a child about four weeks old. Today attended the funeral of Janet Hix today she died on the evening of the 18th. And though young and amiable, loving and being loved in her family circle and among her acquaintances, still all did not protect her from the invasion of disease, nor shield her from the keep arrow of death, she had to quit her hold on life and resign her gentle spirit into the hands of her creator. Neighbor Man buried his wife today. Brother Wm been here a few days sick. 5th Mo. 1847. Quite cool weather for first of May. Been to Wm. Hoag's today. Sunderlain Gardiner and Benjamin Rainoff from N.Y. State staid here last night, been visiting among my friends at Adrian, better than a week. Aunt Hepsey Smith staid here last night, neighbor Marsh died today. He had been diseased sometime, but had but few days sickness at last. 6th Mo. 1847. Nathan Borton and Benjamin and his wife staid here last night. Brother Wm. staid all night. Quite cool weather today. Had a little frost last night. Joel Fitch died this morning. He had the consumption a long time and had been a great sufferer, Jervis and Sally Cheney took tea here tonight. Hard hail storm just at night. Brother Wm. staid here last night. 7th Mo. 1847. Joel, Wm. and Dorothy White made us a visit, spent the afternoon at neighbor Vohores. Been to B. Vanaken's this afternoon. Took tea at Orin Vanaken's. John J. Colvin and Hugh Colbert been here today. Been up to monthly meeting. Went to P. Sackrider's, J. Harned's, and E. Rulond's. Been to B. Vanaken today to a quilting. Been to Jervis Cheney's today, had a visit today from Joseph and Eliza Underwood. Brother Wm. brought his little Louesa here this morning sick with the dysentery, she died yesterday, her funeral has been attended at our house today. Abner Buck has lost a child. It is to be feared the dysentery is a going to be very prevalent several of our family are taken with it. 8th, 9th Mo. 1847. Again I must take my pen and endeavor to record some of the trials through which we have had to pass, for the hand of affliction has fallen heavily on us of late, disease most dire has attacked our family, and two of our number have fallen victims to the all destroying hand of Death. Yes, sister Emeline and her lovely babe have gone to their final rest, and though their body's lie in the silent grave, there to mingle with kindred dust, still their spirits unencumbered of all the frailties of our nature have soared to the realms of light, where peace is known without alloy, where mother and babes are alike enjoying in boundless love. When reflecting I am often almost lost in thought, and acclaim mentally, impossible, it cannot be so, but am soon awakened to a consciousness of its sad reality, in the death of sister Emeline we experience an irreparable loss, she was ever the kind and faithful friend, performing the duties of active life with a feeling heart, and a cheerful countenance, she was truly benevolent and possessed a mild forgiving disposition. Our loss is indeed great, but her gain is far greater, her once tearful eyes can no more give vent, or suppress the pearly drops, she can no more experience the anguish of mind, and the various trials which beset us here on every side, her rest is come, she has finished her is now gone from works to reward and as her death was like her life, calm and peaceful, her reward is no doubt life eternal, her days have been well spent and full of usefulness, living in peace with all, she had many friends and but few enemies, her memory will long be cherished by those who knew her worth 7th Daniel Angel been here sick yesterday, gone home now. 12th Mercy West has been buried to day, the work of death is still going on, its ravinges are deeply felt in many familys as well as our own. Seymor West lost his child about 3 weeks since and now his wife. How fleeting are the things of earth, how uncertain is life, but a few short weeks ago many who were them taking an active part on the stage of life, are now slumbering in Death's long dreamless sleep. 14th Jason Angel has buried their babe to day. 15th Had a hard frost for two nights past. Rebecca Pratt been here. 21st Eliza Jane Pierce staid here last night. Days work, though her sun has set in its meridian splendors and I doubt not but she is reaping the rewards of the fruitful as she expected she should soon be at rest with the Lord, and when visuring her corpse as well as that of Louese and the babe, I thought, how lovely, yes, lovely in death for there was a sweet expression of countenance, a heavenly smile that rested on the features, tho motionless and bound in the icy arm of death. Emeline died on the 1st of the last mo., being sick 8 days. The babe died on the 13th with 6 days sickness. There has been 10 who have had dysentery at our house. 6 of our family and 4 of brothers Wm, and most of them sick at a time. Mary E. had it very bad for sometime, we hardly though she could recover. John S. and Eliza Jane also had it bad. Wm and Edward were both very poorly but not entirely confined to their beds. William Van Wyck and Jervis had it very lightly. There has been several deaths about the corners. Aunt Fich died today. Fays folks lost a child about a week ago and Fallius have two. John Angel's Eunice was buried today. Aunt Hepsey Smith has been buried today, she having lived to a good old age. 10th Mo. 1847. 4th Melinda Dodge and Samanthe Right been here to day. 5th Been to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. 6th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine took tea here. 18th Sarah Cable is buried to day. 19th Heard the death of Nathan Harned to day. He has long been wasteing away by a consumption, and yesterday afternoon his gentle spirit was freed from the fetter that bound it to earth, from the tenement it had inhabited for about 24 years. His morning sun has now set, ere it had verged near its meridian height, his mild unvarying disposition made him a pleasant and profitable companion for his young associates, as well as for those more advanced in life, and though young and amiable and highly deserving the esteem every one had for him, he was also a well prepared subject for becoming an inhabitant of the pure regions of bliss, where with the eyes of imagination we may behold his beautified spirit, as a radiant form rejoicing in the presence of the King Heaven, and Prince of Peace. 22nd Cousin Elizabeth Harkness and George Underwood been here. 25th Been to Adrian to day, took dinner at Joseph Cooper's. 28th Jervis and Sally Cheney spent the day here. 29th Been to Uncle John Underwood's to day. 30th Jane Vanaken took tea here. 11th Mo. 1847. 6th Benjamin Borton staid here last night, and gave us the sad account of his brother Bethwel's death. 11th Had an interesting visit from John Mott, his daughter Hannah and William Wilson. 14th Attended a meeting to day at the creek schoolhouse appointed by John Mott. 15th John Mott, Hannah and Sarah Angel staid here last night. 17th Spent the afternoon at Jervis Cheney's. 23rd Spent the afternoon at Orin Vanaken's. 28th Been up to meeting staid last night to David Bixby's. Took dinner yesterday with Dr. Decker's. Went to Rebecca Pratt's to day after meeting. 30th Been to Benjamin Vanaken's to day. 12th Mo. 1847. 5th 4 or 5 inches of snow to day. 6th Ann Haverstock came here to work. 7th Susan Hix, Nancy Homes and Jane Vanaken here this afternoon. 18th Johnathan and Christian Harned made a visit here to day. 26th Took a sleighride to William Hoag's. 27th Several of the young folks in the neighbourhood spent the evening here. 31st The year ends with warm weather. 1st Mo. 1848. 11th Benjamin Borton staid here last night. 13th Had a visit from cousin Leonard and Mary Hoxie. 19th Nelson Delno and wife staid here last night. 20th Jacob Bunnel and Amos Willson staid here last night. 22nd Spent last evening to Gates Hix's. 25th Been to Adrian and about there for 2 or 3 days. Made a visit to J. Titus 1st day, then went to E. Rulond's and staid all night, after meeting yesterday came home with Phebe Sackrider and staid until I came home to day. 29th Been to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. 30th Neighbor Moore was buried to day. 2nd Mo. 1848. 1st Daniel Powers and wife took dinner here. 3rd Been to Orin Vanaken's this afternoon. 8th Ann gone home to day. 12th Alfred Vanaken died on the evening of the 10th attended his funeral to day. Their died in the morning of life, this worthy young man, giving full evidence that his prospects of the bright future were glorious, that he was about to exchange a world of pain and sorrow, for one of neverending bliss, and during a painfull illness he manifested meek submission and christian fortitude, and when each endeavoring tie, that bound him so closely to earth, was about being severed, he calmly bade his weeping relatives a last farewell, and quietly closed his eyes in death, in full triumph of the Christian's hope. His spirit with the just is numbered For him we need not weep. His rest is come, he sweetly slumbers In death's long dreamless sleep. 2nd Mo. 1848. 13th Jacob Bunnel and wife staid here last night. 19th Jeanette Bellus (the school teacher) been boarding here the past week. 23rd Olive Mason made us a visit to day. 25th Jane Hoag came here to day. 26th William Bosworth and folks here to day. Attended the funeral of Adeline Moore, a promising girl of 13 years. Rest lovely maiden, sweetly rest, The Lord on high hath called thee Thy gentle spirit has joined the blest To receive the crown prepared thee, Though friend thy early fate deplore And truly may lament thee Their sympathys thou needs no more Their tears can not avail thee, Thy form must join with kindred day The grave must now retain thee Untill the great, the final day Then in glory may we meet thee. 3rd Mo. 1848. 7th John Irish (jun) is buried to day. He has been a great sufferer, as he has long been afflicted with a continued series of ailments, but now his emaciated form has found a release from every pain. And his spirit thus freed Has ascended to shine Among myriads of stars By his Right Hand Divine. 8th Neighbor Furling buried a child to day, the work of death is still a going on, its ravages are deeply felt in and about our borders. 16th Nathaniel Gleson buried a child to day, a girl of 5 years old died with the Irisypralus. 17th Been to Benjamin Vanaken's this afternoon. 23rd John Mott, Jacob Walton, Ephream and Sarah came here last night, and to day John Mott had an appointed meeting at our schoolhouse, to general satsifaction I think. 24th Cousin Hannah Hoag been here to day. 25th Samuel Jones and wife and Rachel Underwood and Hirum Higby and Polly here to day. 27th Had an agreable visit from our friends, went with them to Edward Underwood's to day. 29th Seymour West staid here last night on his way to Adrian. Aunt Rachel Vanaken and Susan Hix been here to day. 30th Eliza Jane Pierce been spending week here. 4th Mo. 1848. 2nd Gleson buried a child to day, about a year old. 6th Heard the death of Betsey Freeman. She had been sick but few days, had inflammation on the lungs. 7th Susanna Voorhe's been here to day. 8th Rachel Vanaken here this afternoon. 9th Susan Voorhe's and Rachel Vanaken here this afternoon. 16th Phebe Sackrider been here a few days. 17th Had quite a snow last night. 22nd Went to Adrian to day, called to J. Cooper's and S. Jone's. 23rd Been to Palmira meeting, called to E. Underwood's and Levi Hoag's. 25th Mary Mitchel, been here since first day, Edward and Anna Underwood been here this afternoon, and Polly Higby and her Aunt. 28th Had hard frosts for several nights past. Jane and Almeda Vanaken, Margaret and Mancy Hoyt been here. 30th Brother Wm. here this afternoon. 5th Mo. 1848. 1st Bade Margaret farewell this morning as she started for the east. 5th Johnathan and Christian Harned and almira Street staid here last night, going to Ohio, Mother gone with them. 9th Aunt Bitely and Polly Higby been here to day. 11th Benjamin Borton and Samuel staid here last night. 14th Aunt Mary Jenning's been spending a week with us. 15th Wm. Irish and Seymour West took dinner here to day, Delno’s folks and Ann been here. 19th Heard to death of B. Willet's brother died of consumption. 22nd Attended the funeral of Daniel Angel to day. He died yesterday after a short but distressing sickness, he was much resigned, and gave them all a parting kiss the day before he died. 23rd Rachel and Jane Vanaken and the widow Wiblios been here to day. 31st Jervis and Sally Cheney staid here last night, as they have just returned from the east after an absence of about 3 months, am much pleased to see them again. 6th Mo. 1848. 5th Uncle John and Catherine Underwood staid here last night. 11th Hugh Harned and Catherine and Sarah Street staid here last night. 15th The Bortons from Ohio staid here last night. 18th Been to Jervis Cheney's to day. 20th Charles Webb and Pamelia Chaffee came here this morning went with C. to Wm. Hoag's. 21st Paschal Cheney and wife from the St. of NY came here this afternoon. 23rd Been to brother Wm.'s and Jervis Cheney's to day. 26th Had a pleasant visit from Paschal Cheney and his wife. They have set out for home to day. 7th Mo. 1848. 12th Had a vary rainy time this mouth. It has rained 12 days in succession. 13th has not rained to day. 14th Rained some to day. 15th Pleasant to day, and people have generaly commenced harvesting. 16th Mary Sprague here to day. 20th Lydia Willcox (the school teacher) been boarding here. Betsey Chappel from the state of NY took tea with us. 29th Rebecca Pratt spent the day here. 31st Dr. Dodge and wife took dinner here to day. 8th Mo. 1848. 3rd Went to Adrian to day took dinner at Nelson Delano. 6th Ephream Rulond's folks staid here last night. 10th Rachel Vanaken and Susan Hix been here to day. 11th Took a ride down to the creek this morning. 12th Sarah Rulond been here a few days. 24th Mary Mitchel spent the day here. 26th Johnathan Harned, Christian and John came here this morning been with them to Wm. Hoag's and brother Wm.'s this afternoon. 29th Been to Adrian to day took dinner to Dr. Dodge's. 9th Mo. 1848. 3rd Been up to meeting to day, took dinner to J. Harned. 7th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine took tea here to day. 10th Nelson Delano and his wife and Jeanetta Bellus here to day. 15th Rachel and Jane Vanaken and Betsey Melona been here this afternoon. 16th John Irish staid here last night. 23rd Aunt Catherine and John Underwood been here on a visit, Rachel Vanaken here this afternoon. 25th Been to Gates Hixes' this afternoon. 27th Been to neighbour Voorhes’ this afternoon. 29th Johnathan Harned and Benjamin Law staid here last night on their way to Ohio. Samuel Jones and wife, James and Rachel Underwood been here to day. 10th Mo. 1848. 11th Been to Adrian to Johnathan Harned's and Rebecca Pratt's. 14th Walter and Mary Sharloott Titus been here to day. 17th Had a quilting to day. 18th Been to Haram Higby's. 22nd Been to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. 23rd Charles Webb and Sharlott Gillmore and Sally Ann Irish staid here last night. 25th Had a very pleasant visit from Judith Coffin. 27th Been to B. Vanaken's for the last time as they are about moveing away. 31st Heard John Mott died on the 12th. 11th Mo. 1848. 1st Benjamin and Rachel Vanaken staid here last night. 2nd Levi Vanaken been here. 9th Uncle John and Aunt Catherine here to day, have some snow now. 10th Eliza White been here to day. 11th Caroline Warren died to day. 12th Warren Thomas took dinner here. 13th Maria Angel been sewing here a few days. 17th Squire Hunt and his wife been here this afternoon. 18th Been to Gates Hixes' this afternoon. 19th Been to the school house to meeting. 20th Been to Adrian to dinner to S. Jones's. 21st Orin and Jane Vanaken been here a day or two. 25th Mary Jane Beals (the school teacher) been boarding here this week. 29th Polly Abby and Susan Hix been here this afternoon. 1st Mo. 1849. 1st Had the second part of a wedding here to day. Charles Webb married to Charlotte Gillmore yesterday and came here to the infair to day. 2nd Our Wedding company left us this morning. 6th Morning been quite for few days, heard the death of Dervill Cooper, he died vary suddenly on the 4th. 11th Elijah Quimby and wife been here to day. 14th Been to William Pierce's to day. 15th to 21st Orrin and Jane Vanaken here. 25th Jervis and Sally Cheney been here to day. 2nd Mo. 1849. 4th Been to William Hoag's to day. 9th Levi and Almeda Vanaken been here. 12th Eliza Jane Pierce been here to day. 18th Johnathan Hoag and his wife and Levi and Hannah been here this afternoon. 25th Mirick and Desire Hoag staid here last night. 28th Lydia Scott married to day to Benjamin Laur from Canada. 3rd Mo. 1849. 3rd Jane Hoag here to day. 18th Jervis and Sally Cheney here to day. 25th Charles and Charlotte Webb staid here last night. 27th Mary Sprague been here to day. 4th Mo. 1849. 3rd Rebecca Pratt been here a few days. 5th Susan and Elisa Voorhes here this afternoon. 6th Joseph and Elisa Pierce been here. 8th Hugh Harned's child been buried to day. 11th Lucretia Thays and Susan Hix and her mother here. 18th Ephream Rulond and Sarah been here to day. 19th Charles Underwood took dinner with us to day. 20th Polly Higby spent the day here. 27th Dr. Dodge and Melinda took tea here. 30th Heard John Thompson and Nancy Jane Packard were married yesterday. 5th Mo. 1849. 4th Calvin Crane raised his barn to day. Had considerable company. 6th Been to Wm. Hoag's. 9th Susan Hix and Polly Abby been here. 13th Hugh and Catherine Harned and Mary Harriet here. 15th Been to Gates Hix's. 20th Been to Thomas Comstock's. 22nd Orrin and Jane Vanaken and Urices Hoyt been here. 28th Aldrige Calvin and Charity Crane been here. 30th John Mason and Charity staid here last night. 6th Mo. 1849. 2nd Johnathan Harned and Christian and George Laur and wife from Canada been here. 3rd William and Jane Hoag here to day. 8th Been to Vorhee's to day. 10th John S. Pierce took dinner with us to day. 12th Been to Johnathan Hoag's this afternoon. 17th Samuel and Lydia Jones been here this afternoon. 24th Been to Levi Hoag's. 26th The Hoag girls been here tailoring. 7th Mo. 1849. 8th Been to Jervis Cheney's to day. 15th Joseph and Louesa Cooper called here. 19th Spent the afternoon at Lanson Philip's. 22nd Went to Adrian yesterday spent the afternoon at T. Irish's. Staid last night at Johnathan Harned's. Took dinner at Phebe Sackrider’s. Joseph Thorn from Cincinata attended our meeting to day. 25th Been to brother William's to day. 30th Joseph Thorn and wife, J. Harned and wife staid here last night, heard the death of Lucretia Thayer to day. 8th Mo. 1849. 1st Heard James Titus died of Cholera at Toledo yesterday. 8th Aunt Catherine spent the day here. 9th Benjamin Borton and Joseph Thorn staid here last night. 11th Jervis and Sally Cheney been here to day. 12th Mary Blackman and Elisa Jane Pierce staid here last night. 15th Been to Levi Hoag's. 22nd Spent the afternoon at Gates Hix's. 24th Maria Underwood and Hannah Hoag here to day. 26th Spent a few days past in visiting my friends at Adrian. 31st Had a visit from Ephream Rulond's folks and Phebe Sackrider. 9th Mo. 1849. 1st Been to Calvin Cranes to day. 10th Ely Lapham and wife here to day. 11th Been to R. Henderson's this afternoon. 13th Richard B. Glasier and Thomas Scott staid here last night. 14th Lydia Jones and Deborah Crane been here this afternoon. Heard the death of Joseph Dilingham's child. 21st Been to Gates Hix's to a quilting. 23rd Ruel Thayer buried his babe to day. 26th Elisa Jane Pierce been here. 27th Heard that John Packard was buried to day. 30th Heard Benjamin Secoy from Medinah was buried at our meeting house yesterday. 10th Mo. 1849. 7th Been to Jervis Cheney's this afternoon. 11th Susan Hix been here. 14th Wm. Hoag's folks been here to day, went to meeting this forenoon, took dinner at George Crane's then attended the funeral of Joseph Dilingham in afternoon. 21st Had a vary pleasant visit from Thomas Wilson and Lydia. 22nd Jervis and Sally Cheney, Frederick and Harriet Irish been here. 11th Mo. 1849. 2nd Been to Johnathan Hoag's to see Mercy, found her vary sick not expecting she can live long. 3rd Susan Hix and Matilda Henderson been here this afternoon. 4th Attended the funeral of Mercy Hoag this afternoon. 6th Uncle John and Hannah Hoag been here to day. 10th Been to Adrian, took dinner at Dr. Decker's. 15th Charles and Charlotte Webb been here on a visit. 19th Been making a general visit to Tecumseh among our friends there abouts. Went up on sevnth day to Crawford Whites to dinner, from there to John Gilmore's and staid all night, spent the afternoon at John Irishe's first day all the company went down to the mill and was weighted. I weighted 100 and 23 lbs, staid all night to E. Rulond's, took dinner to Bixby's on our way home. 21st Maria Angel been sewing here this week past. 22nd Joseph Thorn staid here last night. 25th Been to the new school house to meeting. 27th Amos Vanaken been here. 12th Mo. 1849. 2nd Jane and Rachel Vanaken here to day. 4th Been to Gates Hix's. 9th Been to Wm. Hoag's. 13th Heard the death of Melinda Dodge she died last evening. 14th Matilda Henderson and Susan Hix's here this afternoon. 23rd Been to Lyram Higby's this afternoon. 25th Spent last evening to Jervis Cheney's. 29th Johnathan Hoag and Deborah been here this evening. 30th Been to Adrian to meeting, staid last night to J. Harned's. 1st Mo. 1850. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here. Jervis and Sally Cheney here this afternoon. Johnathan Harned took dinner here. Wm and Jane Hoag here. Charles Underwood and Elizabeth Harkness took dinner here. 17th Higby's folks here today. Been to Wm. Hoag's. 25th Spent last evening at Gardner Mason’s. J. Harned and Isaac Sutton took dinner here. 31st Attended the funeral of Cordelia Clapper this afternoon, though young she was called to part with all she held most dear on earth, and a merciful redeemer gave her an assurance that she would join the ransomed of the Lord, in mansions of bliss. 2nd Mo. 1850. 2nd to 10th Went to the creek schoolhouse to meeting last evening. Seymor West and Wm. Irish staid here last night. Nathan Borton staid here last night. Gilmore and his wife and Charles and Charlotte staid last night. Joseph and Louese Cooper took tea here, heard the death of cousin Ambrose Cocks today he died on the 12th. Hannah Davis and Amelia Burrel been here this afternoon. 23rd Been to Gates Hix's this afternoon 26th Susan Hix been here. 3rd Mo. 1850. 6th Attended the funeral of Sally Fitch today. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here. Been to Wm Hoag's, Benjamin and John Borton staid here night before last, been to Henderson's today. 17th Been up to Adrian to meeting staid last night to J. Harned's. 25th Beaman Hoag staid here last night. 31st Hugh and Catherine Harned and Sarah Street staid here last night. 4th Mo. 1850. 2nd Been to Uncle John's this afternoon. Dr. Dodge and Lucinda been here today. 4th Polly Higby been here this afternoon. 10th Maria Underwood and her mother been here 15th Wm and Jane Hoag been here today. 18th Frederick and Harriet Irish been here on a visit 25th George Pelton staid here last night. Jervis and Sally Cheney here today. 30th Eliza Jane Pierce and Mary Sprague here, been to Wm. Hoag's. 5th Mo. 1850. 7th Been to Adrian, took dinner at James Stewards. 11th Been to Orthodox meeting. Took dinner at Uncle John's. 15th Johnathan Harned, Christian and Sarah Wescot here today. 18th Sally Cheney and Olive Mason took tea here. Joseph and Louesa Cooper here to dinner. 22nd Joseph and Phoebe Merit been here. 25th Edward Underwood's folks and Mary Mitchiel been here. James and Rachel Underwood and Lydia Jones and Elizabeth Richard been here today. John DeGarmo and wife and Anna Macy staid here last night. 29th John Mason’s folks staid here last night. 6th Mo. 1850. Eliza Voorhes been sewing here. School mistress been boarding here. 16th Been to Orthodox meeting today. 22nd Been cleaning house this week. Been to Lauson Philips this afternoon. 25th Benjamin and Lydia Laur been here today. 30th Been to Leonard Hoxie's. 7th Mo. 1850. 5th Deborah Hoag been here today. 7th Been to Jervis Cheney's today. 14th Been to Levi Hoag's this afternoon 16th George Pelton staid here last night. 21st Jane Secoy from Medinah was buried at our meeting house today. Heard Andrew Linfield and Sarah Packard were married today. 28th Heard a brother of Jane Secoy's was buried today. Joseph and Louesa Cooper took tea here. 8th Mo. 1850. 5th Been to orthodox meeting today. 8th Brother Wm was married yesterday to Lemira Prisby. Had them here to dinner today (7th). 10th Had Irene Drake here on a visit. Been to meeting again today. 16th Martha Barnaby been here. Elizabeth Secoy was buried making off the family in three weeks. 20th Had Hannah and Amelia here today. 9th Mo. 1850 7th Been to brother Wm today. Like my new sister very much. 10th Son of Joseph Smith’s buried today belonging to the Secoy family. 11th Eliza Jane Pierce here, Jonathan Harned called here. 13th Another brother of Secoy's buried today making five in all, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and a nephew. 16th Benjamin and Nathan Borton staid here last night. Been making calls among our neighbors today, heard cousin Van Wyck Underwood was lately married to Mary Green of Rowhie. 20th Mertia and Hannah Elma been here. Jervis and Sally Cheney here this afternoon. 25th Wm and Elmira been here today. 28th Wm and Jane Hoag been here this afternoon. 10th Mo. 1850 Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here. 12th H. Elma Pierce been here this week. Attended an interesting lecture last evening on Chemistry, electricity, etc. 20th Dr. Dodge and wife been here this afternoon. 22nd Been to see Irene Drake 27th Wm and Jane Hoag been here, cousin Elizabeth Harkness been here. Maria Farling here today. 11th Mo. 1850 Eliza Jane Pierce been here a few days. Mary Sprague staid last night. 10th Been up to meeting today, took dinner at J. Harned's. Benjamin and Nathan Borton staid here last night. 13th Heard the death of Beuel's son. Attended the funeral of Susanna Hoag today. 17th Been to Wm Hoag's, Charles Underwood and Sarah Chapel. 23rd Jervis Rider and wife from NY state here. Been to Wm Pierce's today. John S. Pierce came here with his new bride. He has just married Drantha Birtsell. 30th Had a visit from Charles and Charlotte Webb. 12th Mo. 1850 Lydia Jones staid here last night, went with her to John Jones this afternoon. 4th George Laur and wife and Abnor Chase and wife been to Adrian took dinner at Delano's. 6th Heard the death of Mary Harkness and her son Daniel. 14th Spent the evening at J. Cheney's. Edwin and Maria Underwood here today. Been to see Irena this afternoon. 18th Johnathan Harned and Jacob Vail took dinner here. 25th George Pelton here to hold Christmas. 1st Mo. 1851 Irena Drake been here today. 5th Been to Tecumseh to Charles, called to E. Rulond's, E. and Sarah Rulond staid here last night. 6th Been to Palmyra today. Took dinner at Levi Hoag's. Called on S. Waiscot. 12th Been to Palmyra meeting took dinner at Edward Underwood's. 15th Jane Hoag been here today. Jervis and Sally C. been here this afternoon. Uncle John and Aunt Catherine been here today. 23rd Sally Ann Walker boarding here this week. Mary Angel been here today. Wm and Lemira been here today. Spent the evening at neighbor Millets. 28th Had an interesting visit from Fremon Clark and other friends from Canada, who staid with us last night. 29th Joseph Thorn and wife and Abigail Borton staid here last night. Attended monthly meeting today. 2nd Mo. 1851 Mary Sprague staid here last night. 3rd Been to Jervis Cheney's and L. Philips today. 8th Been to Gates Hix's this afternoon with Margaret Hoyt. 13th Orin Vanaken's folks here on a visit. 16th Desire Hoag staid here last night. Been to Clark Angel's. 18th Been to Adrian today. Made a visit to James Underwood. 23rd Hannah Millet here this afternoon. 3rd Mo. 1851 James Underwood and Rachel and Mary Freborn here today. Lori Vanaken staid here last night. Sally Cheney here today. Wm and Jane Hoag staid here last night. 10th George Pelton here today. Van Wyck Underwood and his wife made us a visit to day. Hannah Millet, Polly Higby, Maria Wheeler and Ann Hoag here. 13th Matilda Henderson and Susannah West been here today. Hannah E. Pierce here today. Wm and Lemira Pierce took tea here. 22nd Sarah Angel here today. 23rd Been to brother William's this afternoon. 4th Mo. 1851 Been to Adrian took dinner at Frederick Trishe's. Wm Chapel’s folks been here today. 5th Frances Delano here on a visit. Been to see Uncle John. Found him very sick. Fear he will not recover. John Jones folks been here this afternoon. 12th Attended the funeral of Uncle John Underwood today. Death has again entered our borders and among our kindred, and a much loved Uncle is taken from our midst, his day's work is done, and he is called to receive the rich rewards of well doing. 17th Sally Cheney and Amarilla Wilson here today. 21st Lydia Jones and Mary Freborn here on a visit. 23rd Been to Jervis Cheney's today with Lydia Jones and M. Freborn. Mary Spague been here today. Dr. Dodge and wife been heretoday. Wm Wheeler's wife buried today. 27th Joseph Smith here today. 5th Mo. 1851 Been to the creek to quarterly meeting took dinner at Wm. Hoag's. 9th Lemira Pierce been here today. 11th Been to Adrian to meeting today staid last night to J. Harned's. 14th Heard that Elmore Compton was buried today. 25th Susan Hix took dinner here today. 30th Joseph Merit had a meeting at our schoolhouse this afternoon. 6th Mo. 1851 Attended the half year's meeting yesterday and today staid last night to Phoeby Sackrider's. Took dinner today at J. Harned's. Benjamin Borton staid here last night. 2nd Been to see Aunt Catherine. 8th Rachel Vanaken and Phoeby Sneticar staid here last night. 12th Henry Underwood and wife from NY state here today. 15th Edwin and Maria Underwood came home with us after meeting. 7th Mo. 1851 6th Mother very sick today. 13th Heard Laura Jane Bixby died yesterday. 31st Heard Nathan Crane buried his wife yesterday. 8th Mo. 1851 Rebecca Pratt here on a visit. 4th Elizabeth Cronel has buried 3 sons with the smallpox in a few weeks. 10th Aunt Catherine and Levi and Hannah here this afternoon. 14th Edward and Maria Angel were married last evening. 20th Johnathan and Christian Harned here today. Been with them to brother Wm's. 24th Samuel and Lydia Jones been here today. 31st Wm and Amarrilla Wilson are here today. 9th Mo. 1851 2nd to 7th Attended the United brethren quarterly meeting. 8th Been up the lone peart this morning. 14th Been to meeting today. Staid last night at Dr. Dodge's, took dinner today to Phoeby Sackriders. 19th Amelia Davis and Hannah been here today. 22nd Been to Tecumseh. Took dinner at Edwin Underwoods, staid all night to Charles Webb's night before last, and last night to Ephream Rulond's. Came home this morning. 25th Been up to monthly meeting yesterday, took dinner at Johnathan Harned's. 28th Went to George Cromes meeting today, took dinner at Aunt Catherine's. 10th Mo. 1851 Attended the Agricultural Fair at Adrian today. Been to Clark Angel's this afternoon. 5th Hiram Hills folks have buried two children. 8th Been to Adrian took dinner at Dr. Kimbels. Been to Thomas Chandler's and staid last night. Called to J. Harned's found Catherine very poorly and her babe a corpse, died last night. 16th Vorhees were married today, been to the creek to meeting. Been to Adrian to J. Harned's today. 22nd Wm Cooper from NY state came home with us. 26th Been to Wm Hoag's today. Beamon Hoag here today. 11th Mo. 1851 Been to meeting took dinner at J. Harned's found Catherine very sick. 20th Been to J. Harned's about 2 weeks with my friend. She is still very low but rather more comfortable than when I went there. 12th Mo. 1851 Gates and Susan Hix and Mary Ann Holmes here this evening, been to Jervis Cheney's today. Been to Wm. Pierce's. Lemira Pierce been here today. Wm's children here today. 27th Took dinner at Delano's to Adrian. 1st Mo. 1852 Frederick and Harriet Irish here to hold New Years. Went to J Harned's this afternoon. Catherine died last night about one o'clock, staid and attended the funeral today. She has now gone to her last repose, and though very amiable and much beloved by all who knew her worth, still this did not secure her from the invasion of disease, nor shield her from the keen arrow of death, but after a long sickness and patiently endured she was called to resign her gentle spirit and receive the rich rewards of well doing. Heard that neighbor Woodward's wife was buried today. Dexter Baldwin's wife died this morning, she was thrown from a sleigh last night and never spoke after that. 20th 6 men were killed in a steam sawmill at Palmyra by the boiler having bursted. Staid last night at Elijah Crane's, attended meeting today. Took dinner at Johnathan Harned's. 2nd Mo. 1852 Spent the day at Wm. Pierce's. Jervis and Sally Cheney been here today. Irena Drake been here a day or two as they are about moving to Ohio. 3rd Mo. 1852 Spent the afternoon at John Vorhees. Lucy Webb and Biron and Hellen Hoag took tea here. Ephream Rulond's folks here today. Been to Edward Underwood's today. Been to brother Wm's this afternoon. Been to orthodox meeting. Took dinner at Johnathan Hoag's. Heard the death of Benjamin Vanaken and his wife, they died within about a week. 4th Mo. 1852 Desire Hoag been here a day or two. Seymore West and Charles Underwood took dinner here. Mary Sprague here today. Spent the afternoon at A. Millet's, Charles and Sarah Underwood here. Been to Jervis Cheney's today. 5th Mo. 1852 Went to Adrian. 7th day, took dinner at Wm. Whitney's. Yesterday was at J. Harned's. Been to Levi Hoag's. Been to Gates Hix's this afternoon. Mary Angel been here. Spent the afternoon at Barnaby's. Joseph and Eliza Underwood from NY state here today. Had a pleasant visit from John Pierce's wife from Milwaukee, attended monthly meeting, took dinner at J. Harned's, had an agreeable visit from Joseph and Hannah Smith. Benjamin and Nathan Borton staid here last night. 6th Mo. 1852 Desire Hoag been here. Charles and Charlotte Webb been here. Ann Hoag and Hannah Millet here this afternoon. Been to Adrian a week sewing for Mary Irish. Lemira and Diantha Pierce been here today. 7th Mo. 1852 Aunt Catherine and Elizabeth Harkness been here, Olly Irish been here, attended quarterly meeting at the white school house. 8th Mo. 1852 Been to the orthodox meeting today. Been to Charles Underwood's. Mary Clark been here. 9th Mo. 1852 Thomas and Debora Lapham took dinner here today. Amos Willets and wife and Rachel Hix from Long Island staid here last night. Been to Charles Underwood's this afternoon. 26th Attended the funeral of Ollie Hadam today. Rebecca Pratt been here. Staid last night to Joseph Simon's. 9th Mo. 1852 Isaac and Paulina Webb been here today. Took Mary E. to Adrian (6th) to go to school. Took dinner at James Underwood's. Jervis and Sally Cheney and Mary Angel been here. Wm. And Jane Hoag here today. Hellen Davis been here (18th) Thomas and Olly Irish been here, been to monthly meeting. Took dinner at J. Harned's. 10th Mo. 1852 Been to Jervis C. Clark and Mary Angel been here today. Beamon and Desire Hoag here. Been to Wm. Pierce's and Clark Angel's. Been to Adrian, took dinner at Thomas Irish's. Got some medicine of Dr. Happ. Daniel and Marena Powers here today. Joel Henderson was killed this morning in a steam sawmill at Adrian. 24th brother Wm.'s little boy died this morning aged 9 mo. Vanstrands wife and Elder Tomkins wife been here today. Ephream Rulond's staid here last night. 11th Mo. 1852 Been to Adrian today. Elizabeth Irish here today. Martha Hill, the school teacher been boarding here. Jane Angel here today. Heard the death of Sophia Powers. 12th Mo. 1852 Been to A. Millets. Heard the death of George Bowin. Ameline Prisby and Hannah E. Pierce been here today. Sally Cheney here this afternoon. Wm and Lemira Pierce here today. Wm and Jane Hoag spent the day here. 1st Mo. 1853 Frederick and Harriet Irish been here today. J. and Betsey Wright been here tonight. Olive Mason and Mary Irish been heretoday. Mary Angel spent the day here. 11th Mo. 1853 It is nearly a year since I have been able to record anything that transpired. My health became poor in 9th mo. A year ago this fall and gradually continued to fail until the 22nd of 1st mo. When I was entirely confined to my bed and remained very weak and low for 3 or four mo. Was reduced to a mere skeleton, but through the blessing of an ever watchful providence, and the kind attention of all my friends I am now measurably restored to comfortable health. And, may I be truly thankful to the great disposer of events. 12th Mo. 1853 There are a few occurrences I will note down as I recollect them. Desire Hoag died the 26th of June. She was thrown out of her buggy the 25th and was so badly hurt she lived but a few hours. Mary E. Pierce was married to Nathan Davis the 14th of August 1852. Motier Pelton is out here on a visit. Charles and Charlotte Webb have come here to spend New Years with us. 1st Mo. 1854 Heard the death of Lucy Petett today. Warren Cheney and wife and John Van Tine and Martha been here today. We spent last evening with them at Jervis Cheney's. 2nd Mo. 1854 Been up to monthly meeting and visited about Adrian nearly a week. Been to cousin Edwin Underwood's today. 3rd Mo. 1854 Mother and Wm have been sick with inflammation of the lungs but are now getting better. John S. Pierce is out here from Milwaukee and visited us today. Mary Philips died this morning after a distressing sickness of about 10 days, she was gently released from this vale of tears to become and inhabitant of the abodes of peace. 4th Mo. 1854 Freman Clark from Canada is here this afternoon and has appointed a meeting at our schoolhouse this evening. 5th Mo. 1854 Attended monthly meeting today. Been up about a week. Visited to Adrian and J. Hared's, Joseph Smiths and Wm. Cornelius. 6th Mo. 1854 Been to see Mary E. Davis. She has a little boy a few days old. Mother is taken very lame with inflammatory rheumatism. 7th Mo. 1854 Heard the death of James Webb today. He put an end to his own life yesterday by taking strickenine. He has been very unhappy and probably, was particularly deranged for some time. Had a very pleasant visit from cousin Joseph Pierce and wife from Westchester County NY 8th Mo. 1854 Griffeth M. Cooper and wife from the state of NY been here today (6th) Giles and Catherine Stebbins from Rochester NY came here with Ephream Rulond's folks today. Wm. And Jane Hoag took dinner with us today. 9th Mo. 1854 Heard that Crawford White was buried today. Saw the funeral procession of George Cheney pass today. Johnathan Harned and Sarah Wescott been here today. Erastus Grey buried a child today. 10th Mo. 1854 Been to Adrian to Wm. Hoag's took dinner with them. Been to neighbor Vorhees this afternoon. Joseph and Ruth Hilman from NY state here on a visit. Spent the afternoon at Wm Pierce's. 11th Mo. 1854 Joseph and Louse Cooper been here. 12th Mo. 1854 Charles and Charlotte Webb staid here last night. Took a Christmas dinner to Nathan Davis and been at Levi Hoags. Spent the evening at Jervis Cheney's. 1st Mo. 1855 John Hoag's children staid here last night. Aunt Catherine, Mary Hoxie and Maria Underwood made us a visit today. Been to Clark Angel's to a quilting today. Olive Mason called on us this morning to bid us farewell as they have left the neighborhood and started for the state of NY. Jane Angel been here today. 2nd Mo. 1855 Been to Nathan Davis today after attending meeting at the schoolhouse. Been up to Adrian to meeting. Took dinner at J. Harned's. 3rd Mo. 1855 Spent the day at A. Millstones, mother has been most entirely helpless with the rheumatism for several months, but has now considerable better. 4th Mo. 1855 Attended the funeral of Joseph L. Cooper. Been to the red schoolhouse to meeting today. Took dinner at W. Pierce's, Elisha Luke and Sarah Wilcox were married today. 5th Mo. 1855 Been to Adrian. Made a visit to Nathan Davis. Jervis and Sally Cheney and Homer Pelton been here. Miles Wilcox and Martha Gibbs married. 6th Mo. 1855 Smith Shumway and Sarah Van Ordand were married today, Lucy Comstock and Aunt Catherine U. been here. Ephream and Sarah Rulond here today. Jane Spaulding was buried today. Mary E. Davis been here a day or two, went home with her, made a visit to Daniel Westcotts, attended the funeral of Christover Benjamin. 7th Mo. 1855 George Underwood and his wife and Aunt Catherine made us a visit today. Been to Adrian, took dinner at Nathan Davis. 8th Mo. 1855 Made Anna Woodard a visit this afternoon. Ruth Durfee and Charity Crane been here today. Spent the afternoon at AlveyParkers. Attended the United brethren quarterly meeting. Heard that Margaret Berry was buried today. Had a visit from Elizabeth Cheney from Detroit, been to Adrian today. 9th Mo. 1855 Priscilla Cadwelder from Indiana and Jesse Cornel and wife from Canada staid here last night. Sauderlain Gardner from NY state with Priscilla had a meeting at the creek schoolhouse today at 10 o'clock in the morning. Spent the day at Gardner Mason's (12th). Been to Wm. Pierce's, found him quite sick. Attended the orthodox meeting. Took dinner at E. Rulond's. Abner Hoag buried today (25th). He took poison through mistake. Heard the death of George Hordlay's grandchild. 10th Mo. 1855 Been to Edwin Underwood's today (8th). 12th Spent the day at J. Cheney's 25th Daniel Frost and Eliza Jane Pierce were married today, and took dinner with us today. John and Ester Irish been here on a visit. 11th Mo. 1855 Marena Powers is out here on a visit 12th Mo. 1855 Ira Gordsel and Elizabeth Philips were married today (13th). Been to Wm Hoag's this afternoon. Charles and Charlotte Webb here today. 1st Mo. 1856 Took a ride to Edward Underwood's to see Lydia, her health is very poor, though to be in a decline. Mortier Pelton made us a visit today. Been to Adrian to meeting, took dinner at J. Harned's, spent the evening at J. Cheney's. Hannah Webb and Lydia Smith and John Smith and wife staid here last night. 2nd Mo. 1856 John Mason and Amanda Carter were married this evening (3rd). Been to Adrian took dinner at Nathan Davis been to J. Cheney's and Wm. Pierce's with Mary Davis. Spent the afternoon at Isaac Davis. Attended the funeral of a man by the name of Hinsdale. He died very suddenly with disease of the heart. Asa Crane and Philomelia Prisby were married today. Been to Edward U. found Lydia still failing. Aunt Catherine staid last night, been to see Daniel and Eliza Frost. 3rd Mo. 1856 Clark and Mary Angel and Wm. and Jane Hoag here. Aunt Catherine U. and Edwin and Maria U. been here this afternoon. Heard that Lucy Comstock was buried today. 4th Mo. 1856 Heard the death of Wm. Larkius mother. Aunt Wilcox buried today. Been to Wm. Hoag’s this afternoon. Attended the funeral of George Crane. 5th Mo. 1856 Daniel Underwood called on us this afternoon. Attended monthly meeting took dinner at J. Harned's. 6th Mo. 1856 Been to Edward Underwood's since meeting. Johnathan and Christian Harned here today. Heard the death of Aunt Michiel today. J. and Sally Cheney here this afternoon. Heard that Anna Woodard is married to John Hamilton. 7th Mo. 1856 Been to Adrian, took dinner at Nathan Davis, been to Wm. Hoag's. Frederick and Harriet Irish been here today. 8th Mo. 1856 Chloe and Mary Underwood spent the day here. Been to meeting and took dinner at J. Harned's. Been to brother Wm. today. 9th Mo. 1856 Heard the death of Lydia Jones. She died at her daughter in the state of NY. 10th Mo. 1856 Charles Delow from NY state been here today. Attended the funeral of Lydia Underwood today. She had been sick a long time and was wasted away with consumption, but has at length found a happy release from suffering here to join the redeemed of all ages in the mansions of eternal rest. 11th Mo. 1856 Nelson Vorhees and Sarah Steel were married today. 12th Mo. 1856 Motier Pelton married to Jane Angel. 1st Mo. 1857 David Wilber and Mary Sprague were married today. Sydney Young and Catherine Austin married today. Heard the death of Apollus Anthony’s wife. She was found dead in her bed. 2nd Mo. 1857 Dr. Lard buried a child today. She died of scarlet fever. Attended the funeral of Timothy Bentley. He had consumption. Homer Pelton staid here last night. 3rd Mo. 1857 Charles Bellows and Harriet Fitch were married today. Had a visit from cousin Jane Wyck Field from NY state. Attended the funeral of Clarissa Freeman. 4th Mo. 1857 Marena Powers been here a few days. Beaman Hoag was buried today. John W. Nash and Caroline M. Angel were married today. 5th Mo. 1857 Attended the funeral of Ellen Parker today. 6th Mo. 1857 Joseph Rew died at Alexander Millets today. 7th Mo. 1857 Attended a meeting at the creek schoolhouse appointed by Elizabeth Newport from Philadelphia. 8th Mo. 1857 Attended the funeral of John Mastons wife today. 9th Mo. 1857 Joseph Cheney and wife took dinner here today. 10th Mo. 1857 Attended the agricultural fair today. 11th Mo. 1857 Brother and myself have both been sick but are getting quite smart. 12th Mo. 1857 George Philips and Mary Aldrick were married today. 3rd Mo. 1858 Heard the death of Jacob Powel today. 4th Mo. 1858 Heard the death of Charlotte Webb today (2nd) 6th Mo. 1858 Charles Webb here on a visit. 7th Mo. 1858 Henry Pratt and Sarah Maria Nash were married today. 8th Mo. 1858 Attended the funeral of John Baldwin. 9th Mo. 1858 Heard that Thomas Baker was buried today. Attended the funeral of A. Millets child. Had a very pleasant visit from our cousins Milwauke Samuel and Maria Field, John Vorhees. Jun and Harriet Steel were married today. 10th Mo. 1858 Daniel Powel and Hannah Elma Pierce were married today. Attended the funeral of Mortier Pelton today. 3rd Mo. 1859 Heard that Leonard Hoxie had two daughters married today. Caroline married Charles Estus and Adaline married Joseph Haveland. 4th Mo. 1859 Attended the funeral of Aunt Catherine Underwood today. 6th Mo. 1859 Attended the funeral of Hiram Hix. 8th Mo. 1859 Attended the funeral of Dr. Cowel's wife. 11th Mo. 1859 Attended the funeral of neighbor Hix wife. 1st Mo. 1860 Heard that Mary Steward was buried today. Ariel Wilson died today. 2nd Mo. 1860 Attended the funeral of Elizabeth Thompson. Attended the funeral of Anna Underwood today. 3rd Mo. 1860 Heard the death of Edward Webb's wife. 4th Mo. 1860 Attended the funeral of Maria Hunt today. 5th Mo. 1860 Ira Man was buried today, about 14 yr. old. 6th Mo. 1860 Edward Webb was buried today. Charles and Sarah Webb been here on a visit. Attended the funeral of John Barker's child. 7th Mo. 1860 Attended the funeral of George Colvin's child today. 8th Mo. 1860 Attended the funeral of James Peckham's child. 3rd Mo. 1861 Attended the funeral of Elias Thompson today. Heard the death of the widow Melona. Heard that Mr. Baglus was buried today. 4th Mo. 1861 Heard that George Colvin's wife died this morning (16th) attended the funeral of Gardner Hix's wife. 5th Mo. 1861 Heard the death of John Bert's wife last night. 1st Mo. 1862 Attended the funeral of John Harned this afternoon. 6th Mo. 1862 Attended the funeral of Deborah Hoag today. 8th Mo. 1862 Heard the death of Samuel Satherwaite. 10th Mo. 1862 Attended the funeral of Johnathan Harned today (27th). 11th Mo. 1862 Yesterday (27th) I saw my dear mother laid in the silent grave, her death came sudden and unexpected to us, but one short week from being as well as usual. Her redeemed spirit was released from this state of probation to be forever with the Lord in the kingdom of his glory. 2nd Mo. 1863 Heard that Israel Hoag was buried today. 3rd Mo. 1863 Roswell Bennet has buried a child today. This makes the fourth they have burried in about one month's time. The first was a young man in the army and died at Lexington, the other 3 had dysentery. Edward Cheney was buried today. Heard that Sarah Jane Steere was buried today. 4th Mo. 1863 Heard that Lydia Doty was buried today. 6th Mo. 1863 Attended the funeral of Jervis Cheney today. 7th Mo. 1863 Emma Higby died today. 8th Mo. 1863 Attended the funeral of Anna Brooks. Heard that Christian Harned died today. 9th Mo. 1863 Attended the funeral of Charity Crane. Heard the death of Thomas Irish. Attended the funeral of Brayilla Harvey. 10th Mo. 1863 Our aged father died this morning (6th). He was gently released from the pains and infirmities of old age. 1st Mo. 1864 Heard the death of Elijah Crane. 3rd Mo. 1864 Attended the funeral of Neahmia Basset. DeWitt Cheney was buried today. 4th Mo. 1864 Heard the death of Rebecca Pratt. 5th Mo. 1864 Heard the death of Harrison Crane. 6th Mo. 1864 Charles Bellous died this morning. 1st Mo. 1865 Have come to Adrian to stay a few weeks with Laura Prisby for company her husband died the first of the mo. 5th Mo. 1865 Nathan Davis has moved to Grand Traverre. Wm. and Mary Pierce lived here this summer. He worked the farm, Edward and Maria went to Milwaukee, and cousin Maria Field came home with them to visit us here and Maria Pierce went to see her brother Merick. 1st Mo. 1866 Staid with my friend during summer and fall. Then she went to Providence to spend the winter with her friends and I am at home for the winter. 5th Mo. 1866 Laura has returned from the east and I expect to stay with her this summer, if nothing happens to prevent. 11th Mo. 1866 Have now come home to stay. 12th Mo. 1866 Louisa Hoag been living here for the past year and has now died with congestion of the lungs. 4th Mo. 1867 Just returned from Bronson, been out there two mo. 10th Mo. 1867 Expect to start the 8th or 10th for the east. Maria Field is here and is going with me, she goes to Danbury Connecticut and I to Westchester Co. NY. 6th Mo. 1868 I have just returned from my lengthened visit east, have spent eight mo. With my relations at Pleasantville, Conn., Danbury, and Peekshill also went to NY and Long Island and had a pleasant time all together. "The dear aunt that penned this diary is now no more. She died New Year’s Day, 1873 in her 66th year. She had been a great sufferer for one year, but at the last her pure spirit passed away as peaceful and tranquil as her life had been." This was copied by Luela Pierce, Hannah's niece, from the original ca. 1930
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Gibbs, 1 Abby, Polly, 52, 53 Abram Laign, 1 Adams, Anna, 4 Adams, Cullin, 6 Adams, Merit, 2, 7 Adams, Orlando, 34 Aden T Corey, 1 Aldrich, Ira, 10 Aldrich, Neamiah, 25 Aldrich, R., 40 Aldrich, Richard, 40 Aldrich, Turner, 28 Aldrick, Mary, 71 Alfred Thomas, 1 Allen, Ann H., 31, 34 Allen, Samuel and Ann H., 28 Allen, Tristum, 28 Alsap, Elisa, 7 Alsaps, Robert, 6 Alsop, Eliza, 6 Alsops, Robert, 1 Ambrose Case, 1 Andrew Cox, 2 Angel, Caroline M., 70 Angel, Cash and Mary, 10 Angel, Clark, 59, 61, 64, 66 Angel, Daniel, 41, 45, 46, 50 Angel, Edward and Maria, 61 Angel, Hannah and Sarah, 47 Angel, Jane, 64, 66, 69 Angel, Jason, 46 Angel, John, 14, 19, 31, 47 Angel, John and Sarah, 15, 41 Angel, Maria, 52, 55 Angel, Sarah, 25, 60 Anibal, Dr., 27 Ann Bradley, 1 Anthony, Apollus, 69 Anthony, J., 5 Ashby, Harriet, 22 Atkenson, Elizabeth, 26 Atkinson, Thomas, 33, 34 Austin, Catherine, 69 Baglus, 73 Baker, David, 21, 29, 38 Baker, Thomas, 71 Baldwin, Dexter, 62 Baldwin, John, 71 Barker, John, 72 Barnaby, Martha, 58 Bartlet, 38 Basset, Adelia, 14, 27 Basset, Nathan, 13, 16 Basset, Neahmia, 74 Basset, Sarah, 16 Beals, Mary Jane, 52 Beaman Hoag, 2 Bellous, Charles, 75 Bellows, Charles, 70 Bellus, Jeanette, 49, 51 Benjamin Underwood, 1 Benjamin, Christover, 67 Bennet, Roswell, 74 Bentley, Timothy, 70 Berry, Margaret, 67 Bert, John, 73 Betsey Gibbs, 1, 2 Betsey Hoxies, 1 Bicford, Amanda, 24 Bickford, Amanda, 27 Bills, Almeda and Cynthia, 4 Bills, Thomas, 1 Birtsell, Drantha, 58 Bitely, 50 Bixby, 11 Bixby, David, 14, 31, 32, 33, 38, 48 Bixby, David and Laura, 19, 30 Bixby, Eben, 24 Bixby, Ellen, 20, 25 Bixby, Laura, 16, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31 Bixby, Laura Jane, 61 Blackman, Mary, 54 Blewit, Mary, 2 Borton, 45, 56 Borton, Abigail, 59 Borton, Benjamin, 47, 48, 50, 54, 60 Borton, Benjamin and Nathan, 58, 63 Borton, Bethuel and Nathan, 34 Borton, Bethwel, 47 Borton, Beugeman, 40 Bostons, 35 Bosworth, Elizabeth, 38 Bosworth, William, 49 Bosworth, Win, 37 Bowin, George, 64 Bradley, Ann, 1 Bradley, Thomas U., 5 Brady, Mary, 6 Braithwaite, Robert, 4 Bramers, Eligah, 36 Brockway, Abel, 3 Bronk, Jacob, 4 brother Edwards, 1 brother William, 1 Browmel, Elijah and Phebe, 13 Brown (Hoag), Cinthia, 7, 37 Brown, Elisha, 7 Brown, Esa, 4 Brown, General (at Tecumseh), 36 Brown, Mary, 3, 5 Brown, Nicklos, 37 Brown, Samuel, 4 Buck, Abagail, 22, 24, 25, 27, 34 Buck, Abner, 46 Bunnel, Jacob, 48, 49 Burrel, Amelia, 56 Cable, Sarah, 47 Cadwaledor, Priscilla, 3 Cadwelder, Priscilla, 67 Caebrider, Thurman, 39 Calhoun, Hannah, 6 Calvin, Aldrige, 54 Calvin, Hannah, 21 Calvin, Hannah A. Elizabeth, 7 Calvin, Isaac, 16 Calvin, John, 2 Calvin, John and Rachel, 6 Capron, David and Mary, 3, 4 Capron, Mary, 3, 4, 7 Captain Fox, 8 Carnol, Reynolds, 40 Carpenter, George, 27 Carpenter, Isaac, 5 Carpenter, John, 5 Carter, Amanda, 68 Case, Ambrose, 1 Chafee, Allen, 14, 22, 38 Chaffe, Allen, 41 Chaffee, Abagail, 15, 23 Chaffee, Pamelia, 51 Chamberline, 41 Champlaign, 37 Champlain, Valentine and Phoebe, 32, 44 Chandler, Jane, 35 Chandler, Thomas, 38, 40, 61 Chapel, Sarah, 58 Chappel Betsey, 51 Chase, Abnor, 59 Chase, Benjamin and Lydia, 5 Chase, Daniel, 1, 4, 5 Chase, Daniel and Lydia, 6 Cheney, DeWitt, 74 Cheney, Elizabeth, 67 Cheney, Jervis, 4, 6, 12, 14, 19, 27, 28, 33, 40, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 74 Cheney, Jervis and Sally, 13, 15, 20, 22, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63, 67 Cheney, Joseph, 7, 70 Cheney, Paschal, 23 Cheney, Paschal and Abagail, 6 Cheney, Warren, 65 Clackner, Ruth, 7 Clapp, Dorthy, 31 Clapp, William, 16, 17 Clapp, William and Abagail, 5 Clapper, Cordelia, 56 Clark, Cliza, 19 Clark, Eliza, 13, 20, 21 Clark, Freman, 65 Clark, Fremon, 40, 59 Clasier, Rich and B., 14 Cleveland, 43 Coal, Abram, 5, 36 Cobb, 41 Cocks, Ambrose, 25, 56 Coffin, Judith, 4, 52 Colbortt, Anna, 38 Colvin, Ester and Hannah, 5 Colvin, John J., 45 Colving, Hannah, 44 Comfort, Samuel, 3 Compton, Elmore, 60 Comstock, Daries, 39 Comstock, Joseph E., 37, 39 Comstock, Lucy, 67, 68 Comstock, Luther, 32 Comstock, Milo, 35 Comstock, Peace, 30 Comstock, Phobe Maria, 39 Comstock, Roena, 27 Comstock, Sally, 28 Comstock, Sidney, 23, 39 Comstock, Susan, 20 Comstock, Susenna, 17 Cook, Elizabeth, 38 Cook, Emmer, 22 Cook, John, 4 Cook, Joseph, 38 Cooper, Dervill, 53 Cooper, Griffeth, 66 Cooper, J. and L., 28 Cooper, Joseph, 34, 50 Cooper, Joseph and Jouesa, 12, 20 Cooper, Joseph and Louesa, 24, 35, 54, 57 Cooper, Joseph L., 16, 22, 28, 34, 38, 41, 43, 47, 67 Cooper, Louisa, 44 Cooper, Peter, 4 Corbin, Catherine, 45 Corey, Aden T, 1 Cornel, Daniel, 40 Cornel, Jesse, 67 Cornelius, Wm., 65 Cornell, Lydia, 1 Cornell, Lydia and Sarah, 1 Cornell, Reinolds, 29 Cornell, Sarah, 1 Cornell, Willet, 1 Cornstalk, Sally, 16 Cornstalk, Susan, 16 Cornwell, Lydia, 4, 33 Cornwell, Stephen, 15, 25 Cornwell, Willet and Zeno, 4 Cowel, 72 Cox, Ambrose and Phebe, 6 Cox, Andrew, 2 Cox, Andrew and Eleanor, 6 Crane, Asa, 68 Crane, Benjamin L., 21 Crane, Calvin, 53, 55 Crane, Charity, 54, 67, 74 Crane, Deborah, 55 Crane, Eligah, 26 Crane, Elijah, 35, 62, 74 Crane, Elizah, 23 Crane, George, 20, 55, 68 Crane, Harrison, 75 Crane, Matheu and Maria, 36, 39 Crane, Mathew and Maria, 23 Crane, Matthew and Mercie, 33 Crane, Turner, 35 Crapt, Hannah, 4 Cromes, George, 61 Cronel, Elizabeth, 61 Daniel Chase, 1 Daniel Underwood, 1 Davis, Amelia, 61 Davis, Hellen, 63 Davis, Isaac, 68 Davis, Mary E., 65, 67 Davis, Nathan, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 75 De Garmo, Martha, 38 Dean, Abby, 31 Dean, Daniel, 34 Dean, Daniel and Abigail, 38 Dean, Samuel, 29 Deboneville, Professor, 34 Decker, Dr., 48, 55 DeGarmo, John, 57 DeGarms, John, 10 DeGarn, John, 40 Delano, Nelson, 51 Delno, Nelson, 48 Delow, Charles, 69 Dilingham, Joseph, 55 Dodge, Dr., 34, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 51, 53, 57, 58, 60, 61 Dodge, Lydia, 17 Dodge, Melinda, 47, 56 Dodge, Silas, 14, 17 Dodge, Silas and Lydia, 15, 17 Dollar, Jeremiah, 34 Doty, Lydia, 16, 74 Drake, Irene, 58 Durfee, Emily, 37 Durfee, Oliver, 1, 5 Durfee, Ruth, 67 Durfee, Stephen, 1, 5 Durfee, Stephen and Mary, 6 Durphe, Austin, 19 Earl, Mercy, 21 Edda, Eliza, 1 Eliza Edda, 1 Eliza, Ann, 5 Elma, Mertia and Hannah, 58 Estus, Charles, 71 Eunience Gibbs, 2 Farling, Maria, 58 Farrington, Maria, 21 Fich, 47 Field, Jane Wyck, 70 Field, Samuel and Maria, 71 Finch, Diadama, 41 Fish, Benjamin, 16 Fish, Thomas, 5 Fitch, Joel, 45 Fitch, Sally, 56 Flagler, John, 5 Flint, Doctor, 40 Fowler, Benjamin, 5 Franklin, Elisa, 8 Freborn, Mary, 59, 60 Freeman, Betsey, 50 Freeman, Clarissa, 70 French, Diadcime, 39 French, Lucy, 25 Fritt, Thomas, 7 Frost, Charles, 4 Frost, Daniel, 68 Frost, Daniel and Eliza, 68 Fry, John, 1 Fuller, Cyrus, 13, 26 Fuller, Cyrus and Lucene, 19 Fults, Thomas, 3 Furling, 49 Galvin, Emily, 39 Gardiner, Mary Lane, 1 Gardiner, Samuel, 4 Gardiner, Sunderlain, 45 Gardner, Hasurd, 22 Gardner, Job, 5 Gardner, Samuel, 2, 5 Gardner, Sauderlain, 67 Gibb, 4 Gibbons, Joseph, 22, 36, 39 Gibbons, Joseph and Lydia, 21 Gibbons, Lydia, 34 Gibbs, Elizabeth, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 Gibbs, Eunience, 2 Gibbs, Martha, 67 Gillmore, Charlotte, 52, 53 Gilmore, John, 55 Glasier, Elizabeth, 24 Glasier, Richard, 15, 17, 19, 25, 26, 29, 38 Glasier, Richard and Anna, 25 Glasier, Robert, 23, 24 Gleson, 50 Gleson, Nathaniel, 49 Gordan, Job, 31 Gordsel, Ira, 68 Green, Edwin R., 24 Green, Mary, 58 Grey, Erastus, 66 Griffin, Stephen, 25 Hadam, Ollie, 63 Haddoc, Henry, 33 Hagerman, Eunice, 33 Hamilton, John, 69 Hance, Benjamin, 20 Hance, Elijah, 6, 28 Hance, Samuel, 5, 6 Happ, 64 Harkness, David, 26, 39 Harkness, Elizabeth, 19, 26, 40, 47, 56, 58, 63 Harkness, Gidean, 14, 15, 23 Harkness, Gideon and Elisabeth, 28 Harkness, Mary, 59 Harkness, Mary C., 27 Harnece, J., 14 Harned, Christian, 16, 28, 32, 34, 38, 74 Harned, Edward, 29 Harned, Hugh, 44, 51, 53 Harned, Hugh and Catherine, 53, 56 Harned, Johnathan, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69, 73 Harned, Johnathan and Christian, 19, 24, 32, 34, 35, 41, 48, 50, 61, 69 Harnett, Johnathan, 25 Harriet, Mary, 53 Harris, Peter, 16, 39 Hart, John, 16, 38 Harvey, Brayilla, 74 Harvey, Daniel, 42 Harvey, John, 39 Harvey, Polly, 39 Hassa, Erastus, 29 Haveland, Joseph, 71 Haverstock, Ann, 48 Heley, Christopher, 20 Henderson, Joel, 64 Henderson, Matilda, 55, 56, 60 Henderson, R., 55 Heringdeen, Durfee, 21 Hewland, Charles, 39 Hicks, Rachel, 20, 21 Higby, Emma, 74 Higby, Haram, 52 Higby, Hirum, 49 Higby, Lyram, 56 Higby, Polly, 41, 50, 53, 57, 60 Hill, Martha, 64 Hillis, Henry, 36 Hills, Hiram, 61 Hilman, Joseph and Ruth, 66 Hix, Ephriam, 27 Hix, Gates, 40, 41, 43, 45, 48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 59, 63 Hix, Janet, 45 Hix, Rachel, 63 Hix, Susan, 41, 43, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 60, 62 Hoag, Abner, 67 Hoag, Amos, 34 Hoag, Ann Eliza, 5, 15, 21 Hoag, Beaman, 2, 10, 14, 15, 17, 29, 31, 37, 56, 70 Hoag, Beaman and Desire, 10, 11, 22, 25, 28, 31, 35, 44 Hoag, Biron and Hellen, 62 Hoag, Chalkley, 29 Hoag, Cinthia, 7 Hoag, Damaris, 5, 6 Hoag, Desire, 12, 28, 42, 59, 62, 63, 64 Hoag, Elizabeth, 36 Hoag, Emeline, 5, 29, 38, 46 Hoag, Hannah, 45, 49, 54, 55 Hoag, Hazael, 21 Hoag, Jacob, 5, 6, 37, 39 Hoag, Jane, 31, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 64, 66 Hoag, Levi, 41, 50, 54, 57, 59, 63, 66 Hoag, Levi and Hannah, 43, 45 Hoag, Lodema, 32 Hoag, Lydia, 5, 7 Hoag, Maria, 10, 11 Hoag, Mercy, 55 Hoag, Mirick and Desire, 53 Hoag, Nathaniel, 16, 39 Hoag, Sally, 1 Hoag, Sarah, 16, 20 Hoag, Susanna, 58 Hoag, William, 29, 33, 35, 36, 39, 45, 48, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 60, 66, 68, 69 Hoag, William and Jane, 30, 32, 33, 35, 68 Hoit, Jane, 41 Holmes, Mary Ann, 62 Holmes, Susan, 40 Homes, Matilda, 43 Homes, Nancy, 43, 48 Hopkins, Alanso, 4, 5 Hopkins, Alanso and Lucy, 6 Hopper, Mary, 38 Hopper, Samuel, 38 Hordlay, George, 67 Horn, Samuel, 38 Horvel, Sharlotte, 39 Hough, Samuel, 37 Hoxie, Betsey, 1, 4, 7 Hoxie, Leonard, 18, 25, 57, 71 Hoxie, Leonard and Mary, 18, 30, 34, 48 Hoxies, Betsey, 1 Hoyt, Margaret, 59 Hoyt, Margaret and Mancy, 50 Huff, Isaac and Susan, 4 Hunt, Ann, 16 Hunt, Cornelius, 44 Hunt, John, 20 Hunt, Maria, 72 Hunt, Sarah, 12 Hunt, Sharlott, 44 Hunt, Squire, 52 Husker, George, 20 Husker, William, 17, 33 Irish, Ally, 20 Irish, Frederic, 52 Irish, Frederick, 41 Irish, Frederick and Harriet, 55, 57, 62, 64, 69 Irish, Frederick and Maria, 42 Irish, John Jr., 49 Irish, Johnathan, 3, 4, 14, 17 Irish, Mary, 28, 32, 34, 37, 52, 63, 64 Irish, Olly, 5, 7, 63 Irish, Sally Ann, 52 Irish, Thomas, 15, 18, 19, 22, 27, 28, 34, 41, 43, 54, 64, 74 Irish, Thomas and Olly, 5, 30, 63 Jackson, Anna, 33 Jackson, Hannah, 19 Jackson, Roby, 29 Jackson, Sarah, 21, 24 Jackson, William, 35 James Underwood, 1 Japham, Ethen, 26 Jennings, Mary, 26, 32, 38 John Calvin, 2 John Fry, 1 John, Samuel, 7 Jonathan Laton, 1 Jone, S., 50, 52 Jones, Abby, 33 Jones, Asa Elizabeth, 7 Jones, James, 18 Jones, Lydia, 28, 55, 57, 59, 60, 69 Jones, Lydia and Mary Jane, 28 Jones, Mary Jane, 26 Jones, Peter, 10 Jones, Rachel, 1 Jones, Samuel, 49, 52 Jones, Samuel and Lydia, 54, 61 Laign, Abram, 1, 5, 13, 17, 19, 28, 35, 36, 39, 40 Laign, Abram and Hester, 10, 11, 22, 25, 29 Laign, Ester, 32 Laign, Phoebe Ann, 31 Laign, Rachel, 29 Laign, Smith, 21, 28 Laign, Smith and Abby, 23 Lapham, Elias, 14 Lapham, Ely, 55 Lapham, Ethen, 38 Lapham, Thomas, 2, 3, 6 Lapham, Thomas and Debora, 63 Lard, 70 Larkius, Wm., 68 Larson, Inglebert, 26 Laton, Jonathan, 1 Laur, Benjamin, 53 Laur, Benjamin and Lydia, 57 Laur, George, 54, 59 Law, Benjamin, 52 Lawrence, Walter, 3 Lawson, Lydia, 42 Leads, Samuel, 31 Leed, Phoeby Ann, 39 Leeds, Henry, 33 Linfield, Andrew, 57 Luke, Elisha, 67 Lydia Cornell, 1 Macy, Anna, 57 Macy, Maria, 19, 20 Macy, Obed and Lydia, 32, 33, 34, 39 Malery, Herbert, 37 Man, Ira, 72 Marsh, 45 Marthy Whitney, 2 Mary Blewit, 2 Mary Lane Gardiner, 1 Mary Worth, 1 Mary, Anna, 18 Mary, Maria, 6 Mary, Robert, 19 Mason, Garner, 44 Mason, John, 54, 57, 68 Mason, Olive, 38, 49, 57, 64, 66 Maston, John, 70 McMillen, Hugh, 24 Melona, Betsey, 51 Merit Adams, 2 Merit, Jeremiah and Sarah, 31 Merit, Joseph, 19, 60 Michiel, Edward, 5 Millet, A., 63, 64, 71 Millet, Alexander, 70 Millet, Hannah, 59, 60, 63 Millstones, A., 66 Mitchel, Hannah, 3 Mitchel, Mary, 50, 51 Mitchiel, Joseph, 4 Mitchiel, Mary, 57 Moore, 48 Moore, Adeline, 49 Mott, John, 3, 16, 19, 29, 39, 47, 49, 52 Mott, Lucretia, 3 Mott, Lydia P., 3 Mott, Rebecca and Anna, 16 Nash, John W., 70 Nash, Sarah Maria, 71 Neal, Mary, 23 Newport, Elizabeth, 70 Odell, Gabriel, 28 Oliver Durfee, 1 Otis, Joseph and Cinthia, 33 Packard, John, 55 Packard, Nancy Jane, 53 Packard, Sarah, 57 Parker, Alvey, 67 Parker, Ellen, 70 Patriage, Sarah, 5 Patriage, William, 1, 4, 8 Patriage, Wm. And Sarah, 5, 7 Paul, William, 52 Peas, John, 36 Peas, Samuel, 4 Peckham, James, 73 Pelton, George, 42, 57, 59, 60 Pelton, Homer, 67, 70 Pelton, Julia, 18, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 42 Pelton, Mortier, 68, 71 Penfield, 1 Pennings, Mary, 24 Petett, Lucy, 65 Philip, Lanson, 54 Philips, Elizabeth, 68 Philips, George, 71 Philips, Jane, 40 Philips, L., 59 Philips, Lauson, 57 Philips, Mary, 65 Pierce, Edward, 1 Pierce, Elisa Jane, 54, 55 Pierce, Eliza Jane, 38, 45, 46, 50, 53, 57, 58, 68 Pierce, Hannah E., 52, 60, 64 Pierce, Hannah Elma, 43, 45, 71 Pierce, John S., 54, 58, 65 Pierce, Joseph, 65 Pierce, Joseph and Elisa, 53 Pierce, Lemira and Diantha, 63 Pierce, Louesa, 45 Pierce, Luela, 76 Pierce, Lydia, 14, 22, 25, 28, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 Pierce, Maria, 12, 24, 33, 34, 40, 41, 75 Pierce, Mary E., 27, 64 Pierce, William, 1, 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29, 33, 43, 51, 54, 60, 62, 64, 67, 68, 69 Pierce, William F., 11 Pierce-Frost, Eliza Jane, 38 Poppino, Daniel, 23 Potter, William, 4, 7 Pould, Johnathan L., 28 Pound, Daniel, 5 Pound, E., 3 Pound, Joel and Ann, 7 Pounds, Hugh, 5 Powel, Daniel, 71 Powel, Jacob, 71 Powers, 29, 68, 70 Powers, Daniel, 48 Powers, Daniel and Marena, 64 Powers, Sophia, 64 Pratt, Henry, 71 Pratt, Rebecca, 10, 11, 13, 16, 25, 37, 43, 44, 46, 48, 51, 52, 53, 61, 63, 74 Pratt, Zina, 3 Prince, Ephream, 26 Prisby, Ameline, 64 Prisby, Laura, 75 Prisby, Lemira, 58 Prisby, Philomelia, 68 Pugsley, Samuel and Delila, 5 Puysley, Samuel, 6 Quimby, Daniel, 7, 28, 33 Quimby, Elijah, 53 Quimly, Daniel, 21 Rachel Jones, 1 Rainoff, Benjamin, 45 Rathborn, Isaac, 42 Reeves, Edwin and Lyman, 40 Rew, Joseph, 70 Richard, Elizabeth, 57 Richards, Alexander, 6 Richards, Charles, 7, 17 Rider, Jervis, 58 Right, Justice, 14 Right, Samanthe, 47 Robert Alsops, 1 Rulond, Daniel, 43 Rulond, E., 28, 36, 41, 45, 48, 55, 59, 67 Rulond, Edward, 25 Rulond, Ephraim, 16, 28 Rulond, Ephream, 13, 14, 20, 22, 23, 24, 34, 39, 40, 43, 51, 53, 54, 61, 62, 64, 66 Rulond, Ephream and Sarah, 28, 29, 31, 32, 44, 67 Russel, Daniel, 4 Sackrider, J., 36 Sackrider, Lyndley, 44 Sackrider, P., 45 Sackrider, Phebe, 22, 25, 44, 48, 50, 54 Sackrider, Thomas, 15, 16, 23, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 39, 44, 61 Sackrider, Thomas and Phebe, 20, 29 Sally Hoag, 1 Salsberry, Armenico, 29 Salton, Jacob, 19 Samuel Smith, 1 Sarah Cornell, 1 Sarah Underwood, 1 Sarah Webb, 1 Saterthwate, Rheuben, 21 Satherthwate, Samuel, 26 Satherwate, Rachel, 22 Satherwate, Sarah, 25 Schuyler, Randle, 19 Scott, George, 10, 37 Scott, Lydia, 40, 41, 53 Scott, Mary, 44 Scott, Thomas, 55 Secoy, Benjamin, 55 Secoy, Elizabeth, 58 Secoy, Jane, 57 Sextion, Susan, 4 Shotwell, Amy, 4 Shumway, Smith, 67 Simon, Joseph, 63 Sleeper, Anna, 6 Smith, Cenith, 20 Smith, Daniel, 20, 39 Smith, Harriet A., 5 Smith, Hepsey, 6, 29, 32, 34, 35, 42, 43, 45, 47 Smith, Ira, 36 Smith, Lydia, 26, 68 Smith, Prudence, 34, 35 Smith, Samuel, 1 Smith, William, 28 Snetiker, Pheobe, 41 Snetiker, Phoebe, 60 Spafford, E., 36 Spafford, Emeline, 28 Spaulding, Jane, 67 Spencer, James and Marthy, 25 Sprague, Cyrus and Julia, 14, 17 Sprague, Julia, 18 Sprague, Mary, 51, 53, 57, 58, 59, 62, 69 Sprague, Moses, 24 Sprague, Paris, 24 Sprague, Samuel, 32 Sprague, Stephen and Avis, 5 Stebbins, Giles and Catherine, 66 Steel, Jun and Harriet, 71 Steel, Sarah, 69 Steere, Sarah Jane, 74 Stephen Durfee, 1 Steward, Mary, 72 Stewards, James, 57 Stiles, Caroline, 24 Strech, John, 16 Street, Almira, 29, 32, 44, 50 Street, Catherine and Sarah, 51 Street, Robert, 19, 22, 23 Sutton, Isaac, 56 Sutton, Sarah, 38 Sweetland, Philomela, 19 Tabor, Dr., 20 Tabor, Maryette, 24 Tagg, George, 19, 23 Tagy, John and Eliza, 39 Thayer, Lucretia, 54 Thayer, Ruel, 55 Thays, Lucretia, 53 Thomas Bills, 1 Thomas Lapham, 2 Thomas, Alfred, 1 Thomas, Elizabeth, 3, 4, 6 Thompson, Elias, 73 Thompson, John, 53 Thorn, Joseph, 54, 55, 59 Thorn, Ruth, 39 Thorns, Webster, 21 Tinley, Samuel, 26 Titus, J., 48 Titus, James, 36, 37, 39, 40, 52, 54 Titus, Mary, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23 Titus, Sarah and Mary, 24 Titus, Stephen, 15, 25, 30, 38 Titus, Stephen and Sarah, 29, 33 Titus, Walter and Mary Sharloott, 52 Tomkins, Elder, 64 Townsend, Charles, 3, 8 Townsend, Priscilla, 3 Treadwell, Stephen, 3 Trishe, Frederick, 60 Tucker, Abby, 4 Tylor, H.J., 31 Underwood, Benjamin, 1, 5 Underwood, Benjamin and Cornelius, 6 Underwood, Benjamin and Sarah, 1 Underwood, Catherine, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 31, 36, 38, 41, 43, 47, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 66, 67, 68, 72 Underwood, Charles and Hannah, 28, 40 Underwood, Cloe, 6 Underwood, Cornelius, 6 Underwood, Daniel, 1, 5, 6, 32, 37, 68 Underwood, Edward, 14, 26, 39, 44, 50, 57, 59, 62, 68, 69 Underwood, Edward and Anna, 6, 35, 45, 50 Underwood, Edwin, 11, 31, 33, 40, 61, 65, 67 Underwood, Edwin and Hannah, 26 Underwood, Edwin and Maria, 32, 40, 44, 59, 60, 68 Underwood, Elizabeth, 10, 13, 14, 15 Underwood, George, 43, 47, 67 Underwood, Hannah, 10, 16, 41 Underwood, Henry, 60 Underwood, James, 1, 10, 35, 59, 63 Underwood, James and Rachel, 2, 7, 16, 52, 57 Underwood, Jervis and Sally, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 67 Underwood, John, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 Underwood, John and Catherine, 50 Underwood, Joseph, 6 Underwood, Joseph and Eliza, 4, 24, 45, 63 Underwood, Mary, 18, 69 Underwood, Mary Ann, 39 Underwood, Rachel, 2, 28, 49 Underwood, Sarah, 1 Underwood, Van Wyck, 58, 60 Underwood, William, 5, 14, 23 Underwood, William F., 2, 4, 6, 15, 31 Underwood, William T., 6 Underwood, Wm. And Cornelius, 6 Underwood, Wm. and Hannah, 18, 20 Vail, Jacob, 59 Van Auken, Fanny, 40 Van Auken, Phobe, 40 Van Ordand, Sarah, 67 Van Tine, John, 65 Van Wyck, William, 47 Vanaken, Alfred, 48 Vanaken, Amos, 55 Vanaken, Benjamin, 42, 45, 48, 49, 52, 62 Vanaken, Benjamin and Rachel, 52 Vanaken, Beufaman, 41 Vanaken, Jane, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48 Vanaken, Jane and Almeda, 50 Vanaken, Jane and Rachel, 56 Vanaken, Levi, 52 Vanaken, Levi and Almeda, 53 Vanaken, Lori, 59 Vanaken, Orin, 45, 47, 48, 59 Vanaken, Orin and Jane, 52, 53, 54 Vanaken, Orrin, 41, 45 Vanaken, Rachel, 44, 50, 51, 60 Vanaken, Rachel and Jane, 41, 50, 51 VanLew, George, 3 VanWych, William, 22 Veil, Susan, 37 Voorhe, Susan, 50 Voorhe, Susanna, 50 Voorhes, 51 Voorhes, Eliza, 57 Voorhes, Susan and Elisa, 53 Vorhees, Nelson, 69 Voroes, S., 41 Wakes, George, 5 Walker, Benjamin, 28 Walker, Mary Ann, 32 Walton, Jacob, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26, 29, 49 Walton, Jacob and Elizabeth, 38 Walton, Jacob and Rachel, 29, 33 Walton, Joseph and Jacob, 23 Walton, Joseph and Maria, 19, 20, 22, 30 Walton, M., 13 Walton, Richard and Jacob, 37 Warner, Caroline, 25, 31 Warner, G., 36 Warner, Joseph, 26, 28 Warner, Mary, 13 Warren, Caroline, 52 Weaner, Olly, 38 Weatherwax, Desire, 23 Weaver, Daniel, 19 Webb, Adelia, 13 Webb, Charles, 51, 52, 53, 61, 71 Webb, Charles and Charlotte, 53, 55, 58, 63, 65, 66, 68 Webb, Charles and Sarah, 72 Webb, Charlotte, 10, 14, 71 Webb, Dr., 13 Webb, Edward, 72 Webb, Hannah, 33, 35, 68 Webb, Isaac and Paulina, 63 Webb, James, 65 Webb, Jane, 29 Webb, Lucy, 62 Webb, Nathan, 20 Webb, Sarah, 1 Webb, Seymour and Mercy, 43 Webster, William, 2 Weeks, Washington, 37 Werner, Almina, 27 Wescot, Sarah, 57, 66 Wescott, Sarah, 66 West, Abram, 18, 25, 27, 31, 33 West, Abram and Anna, 25 West, Anna, 23, 27 West, Elizabeth, 34, 36 West, Jane, 33 West, Maria, 33 West, Mary Ann, 28 West, Mercy, 34, 46 West, Seymor, 46, 56 West, Seymore, 62 West, Susannah, 60 Westcott, Daniel, 67 Westrott, Sarah, 35 Wheeler, Maria, 60 White, Amos, 7 White, Amos and Silvester, 18, 19 White, Chalkley and Dorthey, 31 White, Crawford, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 32, 34, 35, 36, 55, 66 White, Crawford and Anna, 30 White, Eliza, 52 White, Joel, Wm. and Dorothy, 45 White, Silvester, 17 White, Sylvester, 34 Whitney, James, 8 Whitney, Marthy, 2 Wiblios, 50 Wilber, David, 69 Wilcox, Miles, 67 Wilcox, Sarah, 67 Willcox, Lydia, 51 Willet Cornell, 1 Willet, B., 50 Willets, Amos, 63 William F. Underwood, 1 William Patriage, 1 William Webster, 2 Willis, Elizabeth, 21 Willis, William, 21, 28 Willson, Amos, 48 Wilson, Amarilla, 60 Wilson, Ariel, 72 Wilson, Asa, 6 Wilson, Auros, 43 Wilson, Hannah and William, 47 Wilson, Thomas, 55 Wilson, Wm and Margaret, 39 Wilson, Wm., 38 Wirbit, Samuel, 43 Wist, Abram, 20 Wives, John, 3 Woodard, Anna, 67, 69 Woodward, 62 Worth, Mary, 1 Worth, Obed, 20, 23, 28, 35 Woster, Lodema, 13 Wright, J. and Betsey, 64 Wright, Justus, 15, 16 Wright, Samanthy, 34 Young, Sydney, 69 Youngs, James, 44 Youngs, Nelson, 39.
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