Family history blog focusing on genealogy and artifacts for several surnames, including: Ackerman, Brooks, Cabot, Haskell, Holbrook, MacKenzie, Merrill and others. My interest was sparked by my grandmother's research and collection of artifacts that were stashed away in an old slant top desk that is now at my Dad's house.
1893 Grayrock Place Stamford Jan 12 GCH [Grace Cabot Holbrook] op. 1893 May 1-13 World's Columbia Expo. Caroline Keyes - GCH [Grace Cabot Holbrook], Eliz. L. Cabot & MRC [Mary Rogers Cabot] 1893 Oct GWH [Grace Ware Holbrook] born MRC's den -
1891 Apr 28, 29 Wolcott Balestiers visit May 13 -Aug 11 WBC [William Brooks Cabot] in England July 1 - Aug Chesterfield Lake, GCH [Grace Cabot Holbrook], children & MRC 1891 Dec 6 Dresden Wolcott Balestier died
Book of Dates (continued) 1886 Mar 29 GC [Grace Cabot] & MRC [Mary Rogers Cabot] Dr Moores NJ May 29 WBC [William Brooks Cabot] married May 30 GC & MRC Dr M[?] Aug 2 East Hampton LI 1886 Nov G Cabot's engagement [?] Apr 12 Tuesday after Easter GC & FH [Frederick Holbrook] married Apr 23 Pocatello
1883 Jan 1 Uncle William F. Brooks died 1883 Mar 26 - June GC [Grace Cabot] with Dr. Will Mitchell Philedelphia 1883 Aunt Malvina Brooks & MRC [Mary Rogers Cabot] sailed for Europe. Florence, Rome, Venice, Pisa, Leghom, Rigi Switz[erland] May-June Dresden, Loeschwitz [sic], Banke, Pillnitz, London 1883 July 5 Clarence Brooks died hemorrage Nov 1818
Book of Dates (continued) 1882 Feb 19 - Mar 6 Engagement ended 1882 Apr 29 Sailed fro Azores LBC [Lucy Brooks Cabot], MRC [Mary Rogers Cabot] June 15 & GC [Grace Cabot] Flores Azores May 10, 1882 Off Corvo May 11 Picnic Castel Blanco May 25 Landbirds off Terceira June 23 Caleira, Fayal + Drive through Flamingoes June 11 Walk with Mrs Dabney from Porta Pin[?] 1882 Sept WBC [William Brooks Cabot] returned from Omaha 1882 - Spring 1886 WBC in Everett Pa [Pennsylvania]
1876 Oct - Dec - 1877 LBC & GC at Dr Browns in Boston. Operation on GC's foot by Dr Buckminster Brown of Boston
1875 - 1878 Henry James & Grace --
1878 - 1881 Grace Cabot at St Agnes
1879 Apr 5 GC baptized by Bishop Doane St Agnes Albany
1881 June 15 WBC [William Brooks Cabot] graduated from R [Rensselaer] Polytechnic Institute June 15 started to Omaha - UPRR 1881 Aug 23 BBH [possibly Belle Hurlbutt] married 1881 Sept 19 MRC [Mary Rogers Cabot] engaged to Fred G Mead 1881 Oct 3 Grace Cabot's accident Oct 4 Hannah sold - race horse
My great grand-aunt, Mary Rogers Cabot (MRC), kept a book of dates. She was born 20 Aug 1856, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont to Norman Franklin and Lucy Quincy Tarbell (Brooks) Cabot. She died at the age of 75, 30 Apr 1932, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont. She was known at Aunt Molly to my grandmother, Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell. I believe that the entries in this book of dates were transcribed by my grandmother because the handwriting looks the same as that in my grandmother's book of dates. Also, the MRC book of dates is written in the back of my grandmother's book. The entries provide valuable insight into this family between the years of 1866 and 1908.
MRC Book of Date entries for 1866-1869
Norman Cabot Alabama 1866-67 Wetumpka LB [Lucy Brooks] Cabot & G [Grace] Cabot at Dr Taylor Swedish Movement Cure NY 1869 Lucy B. Cabot & Grace Cabot in Boston in winter 1866-1867
Norman Franklin and Lucy Brooks Cabot were Mary Rogers parents. Grace Cabot was Mary Rogers sister.