Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Nourse - Journal 1856



Jan. 8.To Weymouth
[Jan] 12William & Emily drove me home in sleigh
[Jan] 29Emily came
Feb. 9" [Emily] left.
My brother & sister had measles
Mar.Emily & all her sisters had meas[?]
May 13.Emily & William married. Dined with us.
June 5Evelyn C. Pratt married
July 13moved to Lynn.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Anna Elizabeth Nourse - Journal 1855

I have uncovered another exciting family history artifact - my second great grandmother's journal/book of dates. I discovered this in an old banker's box along with other documents in a family home in Vermont. The journal is written on miscellaneous slips of paper rather than in a bound book. Initially, I was not able to determine who wrote the journal, but after reading several of the entries and references to various family members, it appears that Anna Elizabeth Nourse is the author. Anna was b. 10 Feb. 1836, Worcester, Massachusetts, d. 12 Feb. 1927, New York, New York. She m. 6 Dec. 1916, Franklin Fessenden Holbrook in Brattleboro, Vermont. The first entries are for 1855 - see below:



May 24.Moved to Lynn for summer.
Sarah Gove's Frank born.
Sept. 4To Hopkinton.
13" To [sic] Brattleboro
22" Deerfield
24" Worcester
Oct. 9.Sarah Allen sailed for Sandwich Islands.