Monday, January 15, 2018

1900-1907 Autograph Album of Florence Emily Brown of Pocahantas, Illinois, and Old Ripley, Illinois


1900-1907 autograph album that belonged to Florence Emily Brown of Pocahontas, Illinois, and Old Ripley, Illinois.   Inscribers included relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers, all from Illinois.

Florence wrote her name on the inside front cover, along with Susie Rachow (who also inscribed an individual page), and penned a message to her inscribers on the inside back cover.



The album measures approximately 8" by 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 19 of Florence's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

?KKershner
BBrownMMueller
Brown [7]PPeaterson
CClantonRRachow
DDavisRoach
DelaplainWWall
EEhrleWise


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Florence Emily Brown was born in October 1889 in Illinois, the daughter of Simon Mathias Brown and Katie A. (Arnold) Brown.  I believe Florence had ten siblings, at least five of whom inscribed pages in her album.

Sister Mattie Frances Brown inscribed a page at Old Ripley, Illinois, on January 10, 1902.


Brother Benjamin Simon Brown, "Bennie", inscribed a page at Old Ripley, Illinois, on December 24, 1901.


Other siblings who inscribed pages:
  • Allie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois; inscribed on March 29, 1900.  Florence's sister Alice Louise Brown
  • Willie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois.  Florence's brother William Albert Brown
  • Lizzie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on May 27, 1901.  Florence's sister Mary Elizabeth Brown, "Lizzie"

Other inscribers who expressed kinship:
  • Cousin Ada Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on March 26, 1900.  Florence's cousin
  • Cousin Lessie Davis; inscribed at Pocahontas, Illinois, on November 2, 1901.  Florence's cousin

Florence Emily Brown was a schoolteacher before she married farmer Charles Albert Thompson sometime after 1910.   They had at least two children.   Charles died in 1968 and Florence in 1971; they're buried with one of their children in the Brown Cemetery at Old Ripley, Illinois.

Teachers who inscribed pages in the album:
  • Barbara S.; inscribed at home on March 11, 1906
  • Rosella Kershner; inscribed at Dudleyville, Illinois, on March 13, 1900
  • Lizzie M. Mueller; inscribed on November 6, 1901

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
  • U.S. Censuses
  • FindaGrave.com
  • Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 - Florence's parents' marriage

Inscribers in the Album
  • Barbara S.; inscribed at home on March 11, 1906.  Florence's teacher
  • Florence Brown of Pocahontas, Illinois; she wrote her name on the inside front cover and wrote a message to her inscribers on the inside back cover.  Susie Rachow also wrote her name on the inside front cover.
  • Mattie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on January 10, 1902.  Florence's sister Mattie Frances Brown
  • Allie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois; inscribed on March 29, 1900.  Florence's sister Alice Louise Brown
  • Willie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois.  Florence's brother William Albert Brown
  • Ada Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on March 26, 1900.  Florence's cousin
  • Lizzie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on May 27, 1901.  Florence's sister Mary Elizabeth Brown, "Lizzie"
  • Bennie Brown; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on December 24, 1901.  Florence's brother Benjamin Simon Brown
  • Florence Emily Brown, album owner; she penned a message to her inscribers on the inside back cover.
  • Katie M. Clanton
  • Lessie Davis; inscribed at Pocahontas, Illinois, on November 2, 1901.  Florence's cousin
  • Starry E. Delaplain; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on December 26, 1902.  "Your big fat Brother"
  • August Ehrle; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on November 8, 1901
  • Rosella Kershner; inscribed at Dudleyville, Illinois, on March 13, 1900.  Florence's teacher
  • Lizzie M. Mueller; inscribed on November 6, 1901.  Florence's teacher
  • Cora M. Peaterson; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on March 21, 1900
  • Susie Rachow of Old Ripley, Illinois; wrote her name on the inside front cover, along with name of album owner Florence Brown, and also inscribed her own page on October 11, 1901
  • Susie Rachow; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on October 11, 1901; she also inscribed her name on the inside front cover, along with that of album owner Florence Brown
  • Edyth Roach; inscribed at Smithboro, Illinois, on July 21, 1907
  • Clara Wall; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on November 6, 1901
  • Lettie Wise; inscribed at Old Ripley, Illinois, on November 5, 1901.  Florence's schoolmate

Saturday, January 13, 2018

1888-1937 Autograph Album of Katie Elizabeth Glover of Owen Township, Illinois


1888-1937 autograph album that belonged to Katie Elizabeth Glover of Owen Township, Illinois.  Most inscribers hailed from Owen Township, Illinois, and Rockton, Illinois, with a few from Harrison Township, Illinois, and one, Aunt Jennie, from Beloit, Wisconsin.

Katie wrote a dedication page at Owen, Illinois, on December 25, 1888.


The album measures approximately 7-1/2" by 6-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 50 of Katie's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [4]FFairchildOOliver
AArmstrong [4]Furze [2]PPerson
BBlackGGalagherPollard [2]
Brewster [2]GeddesRRosborro
CCarpenterGlover [6]SSarver [2]
Clark [4]GriestSnively
ClikemanMMeltonTThomas
Collins [4]Moore ?WWhelan
CraigMoultonWright [2]
DDobsonNNelson


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Katie Elizabeth Glover was born July 23, 1876 in Illinois, the daughter of John Glover and Georgiana B. (Mariner) Glover.  I believe Katie had ten sibling and two half-siblings, several of whom inscribed pages in her album.
  • Lucy M. (Glover) Fairchild, older half-sister
  • Anna Glover, sister
  • Belle Glover, presumably Isabella Glover, sister
  • Fred Glover, presumably Frederick W. Glover, Katie's older half-brother
  • Johnie Glover, presumably John W. Glover, Katie's brother
  • Mary A. Glover, Katie's sister
On November 6, 1901 in Winnebago County, Illinois, Katie Elizabeth Glover married Charles A. Dillet, son of Wilson Dillet and Martha (Kipe) Dillet.  Charles didn't inscribe a page in Katie's album, but he was mentioned on a page inscribed by Ada Wright in 1937: "Katie loves Charley D."


Katie and Charles lived in Owen, Illinois, and Rockton, Illinois.  Charles died in 1941, and Katie in 1964.  They're buried in the Rocktown Township Cemetery at Rockton, Illinois.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Teachers who inscribed pages in Katie's album:
  • Emily A. Carpenter; inscribed on July 1, 1892 at Harrison, Illinois.  
  • V. A. Clikeman; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on May 28, 1890.  Presumably Verni A. Clikeman, born in New York about 1858
  • Edith Geddes; inscribed on May 20, 1891
  • Will Griest of Rockton, Illinois; inscribed on January 7, 1891
  • Anna Snively; inscribed at Harrison, Illinois, on January 22, 1889.  

Sources
  • U.S. Federal Censuses
  • FindaGrave.com - Katie's birth date is listed as August 23, 1876 on her Find a Grave memorial, rather than July 23, 1876; the latter is borne out by Census information and her Social Security application
  • Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1940

Inscribers in the Album
  • Auntie Jennie; inscribed at Beloit, Wisconsin, on May 24, 1889
  • Unsigned
  • Unsigned at Rockton, Illinois, on December 25, 1931 or 1937
  • J. A. G.; inscribed on May 27, 1889
A
  • Anna Armstrong; inscribed on January 7, 1891
  • Archie Armstrong; inscribed on January 9, 1891.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Libbie Armstrong; inscribed on May 27, 1889 at Owen, Illinois.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Stella Armstrong; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on May 20, 1891.  Katie's schoolmate
B
  • Lena Black
  • J. W. Brewster; inscribed on December 27, 1890.  Presumably Joseph W. Brewster of Owen, Illinois, sister of inscriber Lizzie Brewster
  • Lizzie Brewster; inscribed on December 27, 1890.  Perhaps Elizabeth Brewster of Owen, Illinois.  The next page was inscribed by J. W. Brewster, who may have been Lizzie's brother Joseph W. Brewster.
C
  • Emily A. Carpenter; inscribed on July 1, 1892 at Harrison, Illinois.  Katie's teacher
  • Edna M. Clark; inscribed on January 7, 1891.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Johnie F. Clark; inscribed on January 8, 1891.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Kittie Clark; inscribed on January 21, 1889.  Katie's schoolmate
  • M. M. Clark; inscribed on March 8, 1889 at Owen, Illinois.  Katie's schoolmate
  • V. A. Clikeman; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on May 28, 1890.  Katie's teacher, presumably Verni A. Clikeman, born in New York about 1858
  • Alta M. Collins of Owen, Illinois; inscribed on September 19, 1890
  • Ben; inscribed on March 29, 1889.  Later note added the name Collins, so presumably Benjamin Collins
  • Bessie E. Collins of Owen, Illinois; inscribed on May 19, 1891.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Fred M. Collins of Owen, Illinois; inscribed in 1900
  • Abbie Jewett Craig; inscribed at Harrison, Illinois, on May 29, 1889
D
  • Alva G. Dobson of Harrison, Illinois; inscribed on March 17, 1895
F
  • Lucy M. Fairchild; inscribed at Rockton, Illinois, on March 17, 1891.  Katie's older half-sister Lucy Mary (Glover) Fairchild Trotter, whose husband at the time of inscription was Henry S. Fairchild, whom Lucy had married in 1883.
  • Eva M. Furze; inscribed on February 10, 1890.  Tucked in the page is a newspaper clipping, card of thanks upon the death of the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Furze.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Furze - card of thanks re: their deceased daughter
G
  • Maggie Galagher.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Edith Geddes; inscribed on May 20, 1891.  Katie's teacher.
  • Anna Glover; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on February 20, 1889.  Katie's sister Anna P. Glover
  • Belle Glover; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on February 18, 1889.  Katie's sister, presumably Isabella Glover
  • Fred; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on January 22, 1891.  Katie's older half-brother Frederick W. Glover.
  • Johnie; Katie's brother John W. Glover
  • Katie Glover of Owen, Illinois; album owner.  She wrote a dedication page at Owen, Illinois, on December 25, 1888.
  • Mary A. Glover; Katie sister
  • Will Griest, "your teacher", of Rockton, Illinois; inscribed on January 7, 1891
M
  • George Melton; inscribed on March 18, 1895
  • Daisy B. ?; her surname runs off the page, but could be Daisy B. Moore; inscribed on March 18, 189x; last digit could be 3 or 5
  • Mary Moulton; inscribed on January 24, 1889 at Owen, Illinois.  Katie's schoolmate
N
  • Mary Nelson of Rockton, Illinois; inscribed on December 25, 1937
O
  • Edith Oliver; inscribed on March 19, 1895 at Owen, Illinois
P
  • Ella Person; inscribed on December 28, 1888.  Katie's schoolmate
  • Bertie Pollard; inscribed on March 12, 1889 at Owen, Illinois
  • Emma Pollard; inscribed on March 12, 1889
R
  • J. A. R.; inscribed at Owen, Illinois, on August 31, 1890.  Later note: "Jennie A. Rosborro Ellis".  Jane A. Rosborro, who married  Charles Edward Ellis
S
  • Fred Sarver; inscribed on March 16, 1895
  • George Sarver of Owen, Illinois; inscribed on March 16, 1895
  • Anna Snively; inscribed at Harrison, Illinois, on January 22, 1889.  Katie's teacher
T
  • Willie Thomas
W
  • Fannie Whelan; inscribed on September 19, 1890
  • Ada Wright; inscribed at Rockton, Illinois, on December 23, 1937, or 1931.  "Kate loves Charley D."  Written upside down on the page.
  • Ada Wright; inscribed at Rockton, Illinois, on December 25, 1937


Friday, January 12, 2018

1852-1879 Autograph Album of Ann Williams of Connecticut, Illinois and New York; before and after Marriage to Amos S. Samson


1852-1879 journal-type autograph album that belonged to Ann Williams, "Annie", who would marry Amos S. Samson in the 1860s.

This album is interesting in that it highlights the people who left Stonington, Connecticut, in 1837 to found Stonington, Illinois.  At least one of the inscribers was a member of the original group - Rev. Benjamin Franklin Chapman.   Read more about the settlers here

Annie's identity was teased out thanks to two inscribers, one of whom made an acrostic that gave her maiden name, and another, Frances E. Donahue of Rochester, New York, who directed her 1879 sentiment to Mrs. A. W. Samson.


The album, published by J. C. Riker of 129 Fulton Street, New York, New York, measures approximately 8" by 6-1/4" and contains several engravings, including three by William Henry Bartlett, and the sentiments of 14 of Annie's relatives, friends and pastor.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.


Surnames in the Album
  • ?  [6]
  • Chapman  [3]
  • Donahue
  • Savage  [2]
  • Williams  [3]

Inscribers who gave an address of Stonington, Illinois
  • Rev. Benjamin Franklin Chapman - inscribed his page in 1854
  • Harriet Williams, possibly Harriet Atwood (Wheeler) Williams, wife of inscriber John Pitts Williams, Jr. - inscribed her page in 1854
  • J. P. Williams, Jr., presumably John Pitts Williams, Jr., brother of album owner Ann (Williams) Samson
  • Harriet - inscribed his page in 1854; possibly Harriet Chapman, daughter of T. P. Chapman and Martha Randall (Peabody) Chapman

The page inscribed by Rev. Benjamin Franklin Chapman:


Ann Williams married Amos S. Samson, a native of Vermont, in the 1860s, presumably in Illinois, and had a child there, before they moved back East to Rochester, New York, to farm.  

Inscribers who gave an address of Rochester, New York:
  • Frances E. Donahue - inscribed her page in 1879
  • Rev. E. Savage - presumably Rev. Eleazer Savage, who wrote the Manual of Church Discipline
  • Mrs. E. F. Savage - she was presumably Ellen Savage, second wife of Rev. Eleazer Savage.

The page inscribed by Rev. Eleazer Savage:


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Ann Williams was born April 17, 1831 at Stonington, Connecticut, the daughter of John Pitts Williams and Cynthia Miner (York) Williams.  Ann's brother John Pitts Williams, Jr., inscribed a page at Stonington, Illinois, in 1854.


I believe Ann and Amos had three children.  In the 1880 Census, Amos was listed as sick from rheumatism.  I'm not sure about his death date but he had died by 1888 when Annie is listed as a widow in the Rochester, New York, City Directory.  The Rochester City Directory of 1925 notes that Annie had died on March 23, 1924.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers, listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

View of Hudson City and the Catskill Mountains, by W. H. Bartlett and engraved by A. L. Dick

Sources
U.S. Federal Censuses
New York Censuses
Rochester, New York City Directories
History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut: From Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900, by Richard Anson Wheeler, published in 1900
Link to information on founding of Stonington, Illinois, in text above

Inscribers in the Album
  • Johnnie, inscribed at Rochester, New York, on February 13, 1879, to his Aunt Annie
  • Harriet; inscribed at Stonington, Illinois, on September 19, 1853
  • C. E. H.; inscribed on October 9, 1852; Annie's cousin
  • Lizzie; inscribed at Stonington, Illinois, on November 19, 1854
  • Unsigned acrostic that identifies Annie as Ann Williams
  • Unsigned
  • B. F. Chapman; inscribed at Stonington, Illinois, on September 13, 1854.  He was Rev. Benjamin Franklin Chapman was one of a group of 20 families from Stonington, Connecticut, to move to central Illinois, in 1837, with one settlement named Stonington, Illinois.
  • Harriet E. Chapman; inscribed at Pendleton Hill on November 10, 1852; presumably at Pendleton Hill, Stonington, Connecticut, unless a hill was also named Pendleton Hill at Stonington, Illinois.
  • A. B. Chapman; inscribed on November 19, 1854
  • Frances E. Donahue of Rochester, New York; inscribed on February 12, 1879.  Directed to Mrs. A. W. Samson, married name of album owner Ann (Williams) Samson, wife of Amos Stone Samson
  • Rev. E. Savage of Rochester, New York.  Mentions 1846 that his sentiment was written, but that might have been when he originally wrote it, and this a copy from a later year.  Rev. Eleazer Savage, a native of Connecticut, born in 1800.
  • Mrs. E. F. Savage of Rochester, New York
  • Ann Williams, "Annie", album owner.  Annie would marry Amos Stone Samson in the 1860s.
  • Harriet ? Williams; inscribed on November 17, 1854 at Stonington, Illinois.  Presumably Harriet Atwood (Wheeler) Williams, wife of John Pitts Williams, Jr., who was a brother to album owner Ann (Williams) Samson.  However, Ann also had a sister Harriet H. Williams.  The middle name could be At., possibly an abbreviation for Atwood.
  • J. P. Williams, Jr.; inscribed at Stonington, Illinois, on November 17, 1854.  John Pitts Williams, Jr., brother of album owner Ann (Williams) Samson

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1828-1835 autograph Album of Beulah Walmsley Newbold of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Autograph album that belonged to Beulah Walmsley Newbold, who collected inscriptions from relatives, friends and schoolmates at the Westtown Boarding School at Westtown, Pennsylvania.

The school, founded in 1799 by members of the Religious Society of Friends from Philadelphia, is still in operation as Westtown School and is perhaps the oldest, continuously operating such school in the country.  I found many of the inscribers, as well as Beulah herself, listed in A Brief History of Westtown Boarding School with a General Catalogue of Officers, Students, Etc., published in 1872.

Several inscribers gave their residences as the Quaker settlements at Salem, New Jersey, founded by a group led by John Fenwick in 1675, and at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, founded in 1686.

The album measures approximately 8" by 6-1/2" and contains the sentiments of nearly 80 of Beulah's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Beulah didn't write a dedication page, unless it's now missing, but her name appears in the margins in faint pencil on several pages.  Some inscribers helpfully identified her by her first name and surname.

Several inscribers called themselves sister or brother, and this may have referred to her Quaker brethren.  Someone added a later note in pencil  - "her brother?" - to the page inscribed by Josiah on November 2, 1829 at Philadelphia.  Beulah did in fact have a brother Josiah Hewes Newbold.


Other pages may have been inscribed by Beulah's siblings Thomas Hall Newbold and Mary Newbold.  Mary whimsically inscribed her page at Persuasion Hall as "Yrma Deblown".


Surnames in the Album

? [42]JJanneyTTrotter [2]
AActonKKiteWWaker
Acton ?KnightWanington
AdamsLLoganWilliams [3]
AllenMMasonWilson
AtleeNNewbold [5]Wood
CCollinsPPaxsonWoodnutt
ComfortRRhoads [3]YYarnall
CowperthwaitRodgers ?
GGillinghamRoget
HHooperSSharpless
HuntSpencer

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Beulah Walmsley Newbold was born June 15, 1810 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael Newbold and Margaret (Shoemaker) Newbold.  I don't believe Beulah ever married.  She died December 6, 1891 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; at the time she was living on Chalkley Hall Lane, which was an address mentioned by two inscribers, though one appeared to misspell it as Chakley.

Beulah is buried in the Friends Ground Cemetery at Frankford, Pennsylvania.  Her Find a Grave memorial notes that she was a sister of Martha S. Birdsall.  Perhaps the Martha who inscribed a page at Chalkley Hall was Beulah's sister Martha Simpson (Newbold) Birdsall, wife of William Birdsall.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
U.S. Federal Censuses
U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915
FindaGrave.com
Sources linked in the body of this post

Inscribers in the Album
  • M. Reddy or M. Kelly or ?; sentiment itself far too faint to decipher.  M. Newbold written at top
  • ?, possibly Martha W or Portia W.; inscribed at Bellmonte on 11th 1st 1830.  Called herself Beulah's sister, whether a sister, sister-in-law or Quaker sister
  • "A Stranger"; page 1 of a 2-page sentiment inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 7 month 30. 1830.
  • Elizabeth; inscribed at Bellmonte; called herself Beulah's sister, whether sister, sister-in-law or Quaker sister
  • Lydia
  • E. M. H.; from or inscribed at Baltimore on 5 mo 2nd 1828
  • Thomas; inscribed at Bellmonte on 11th mo. 13th 1830.  Beulah's brother, either brother, brother-in-law or Quaker brother.  However, Beulah did have a brother Thomas Hall Newbold.  A small engraving of  Kinniard House is pasted at the top of the page.  Presumably the Manor where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island"
  • R. A. W.; inscribed on 11 mo 25. 1828 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • S. W.; not sure of given name initial; inscribed on 11 mo 30th 1829 at Plymouth, presumably the Quaker settlement founded in 1686 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sarah; inscribed on 5th Mo 3d 1829 at Cheltenham, presumably Cheltenham, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth of New Jersey
  • Charlotte; from or inscribed at Fallsinton; presumably Fallsington, in Falls Township, Pennsylvania
  • Anna; from or inscribed at Pemberton, presumably New Jersey; on November 8, 1830.  An small engraving of Holywell House in Hertfordshire is pasted to the top of the page.
  • Josiah; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1829.  A note added later in pencil indicates that Josiah was Beulah's brother, Josiah Hewes Newbold.  Hopefully this is true, as many inscribers called themselves Beulah's brother or sister, presumably in a religious sense.
  • Anna
  • E.; from Glenwood, presumably Glenwood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Hannah; inscribed in 5th mo. 1830; from Middletown, presumably New Jersey or Pennsylvania
  • Charles
  • S; inscribed in 7th mo 1830
  • S. W.; inscribed at Chalkley Hall, a settlement established in North Liberties, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • J; inscribed on 11 Mo 30th 1829
  • Hannah R.; inscribed in 1833 at Frankford, presumably Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A small engraving of a marine setting is pasted to the top of the page.
  • S. W. L.
  • Elizabeth Arabella; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1830
  • Martha; inscribed at Chalkley Hall at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Unsigned by someone at Philadelphia
  • Unsigned at Philadelphia in 1830
  • James A.; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 12th Mo 1829.  Follows the page inscribed by E. W. Acton, so possibly James Acton
  • A. A. or unsigned; inscribed on 11th mo 21st 1831
  • Thomas; inscribed in 7 mo. 1830 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Miriam; from or inscribed at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Friend; inscribed at Plymouth, the Quaker settlement founded in 1686 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • J; inscribed at Glenwood on October 27, 1831.  Called himself Beulah's cousin.  A later notation added "ack" to the "J", to note that his name or nickname was Jack.
  • H; inscribed a 2-page sentiment on November 24, 1829. 
  • M. P. inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1831
  • Unsigned
  • Hannah; inscribed on 4th mo 9th 1833 at Rhoadstown, presumably in New Jersey or Pennsylvania
  • Margaret; inscribed at Salem, presumably the Quaker settlement founded in 1675 at Salem, New Jersey
  • Elizabeth; from or inscribed on 7th Mo 12th 1833 at Stouton.  There's a Stouton Street at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phebe; from or inscribed at Waln Grove, presumably the same building by that name built in 1742 in the Frankford area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Robert Waln, a Philadelphia merchant
  • Nancy; from or inscribed at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Unsigned
  • E. W. Acton; inscribed in 1833 at Salem, presumably Salem, New Jersey, the Quaker settlement founded in 1675
  • James A.; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 12th Mo 1829.  Follows the page inscribed by E. W. Acton, so possibly James Acton
  • Rebecca Adams; inscribed on January 21, 1835 [or 1833] at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Very faint inscription.
  • Hannah P. Allen; from or inscribed at Woodbury.  A Hannah P. Allen attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Charlotte W. Atlee of Philadelphia.  Charlotte attended the Westtown Boarding School with album owner Beulah Newbold.
  • E. E. Collins; inscribed in 1833 at Haddonfield, presumably Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Jane Comfort; inscribed on 5th 6th 1829; at Byberry, presumably Byberry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A Jane Comfort attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • M. H. Cowperthwait of Medford, presumably Medford, New Jersey; inscribed on 4 Mo 15th 1829.  Perhaps Martha Hollingshead Cowperthwaite, daughter of William Cowperthwaite and Martha (Stratton) Cowperthwaite; Martha married James Allen in 1831.  An M. Cowperthwaite attended the Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • C. Gillingham; inscribed on 5th mo 25th 1830 at Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mary Hooper; inscribed at West Chester, presumably Pennsylvania
  • Esther Hunt; from or inscribed at New Jersey.  An Esther Hunt attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Caroline W. Janney
  • Rebecca Kite of Philadelphia.  A Rebecca Kite attended the Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • E. H. Knight
  • Mary N. Logan; from or inscribed at Sommerville; might have been a student at Westtown Boarding School with album owner Beulah Newbold.
  • H. H. Mason; inscribed  at Salem, no state written, on 3rd mo 5th 1829
  • Beulah Walmsley Newbold of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; album owner.  Her name appears in pencil at the top edge or side edge of a few pages.
  • Elizabeth; inscribed at Bellmonte; called herself Beulah's sister, whether sister, sister-in-law or Quaker sister
  • Josiah; inscribed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 1829.  A note added later in pencil indicates that Josiah was Beulah's brother, Josiah Hewes Newbold.  Hopefully this is true, as many inscribers called themselves Beulah's brother or sister, presumably in a religious sense.
  • Thomas; inscribed at Bellmonte on 11th mo. 13th 1830.  Beulah's brother, either brother, brother-in-law or Quaker brother.  However, Beulah did have a brother Thomas Hall Newbold.  A small engraving of  Kinniard House is pasted at the top of the page.  Presumably the Manor where Robert Louis Stevenson wrote "Treasure Island"
  • Yrma Deblown, presumably Mary Newbold, inscribed at Persuasion Hall.  Mary Potts Newbold was a sister to album owner Beulah Walmsley Newbold.
  • Unsigned but a penciled note indicates "E. Paxson", perhaps the Elizabeth Paxson who attended the Westtown Boarding School with album owner Beulah Newbold
  • Elizabeth G. Rhoads; inscribed a 2-page sentiment on 1 Mo 13th 1832.  Page 2.  An Elizabeth Rhoads attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Samuel Rhoads, Jr.; inscribed at Blockley on 1st mo 1st 1832.  A Samuel Rhoads attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Sarah Rhoads; from or at Blockley, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; inscribed in 5th Mo 1829.  A Sarah Rhoads attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Rodgers; inscribed a 2-page sentiment at Glenwood on October 27, 1831.  Not sure if Rodgers was a given name or a surname?
  • Edw Roget; inscribed at Clermont Academy on June 27, 1832
  • Edith Sharpless.  An Edith Sharpless attended the Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Ruthanna Spencer; from or inscribed at Moreland, presumably in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  A Ruth Ann Spencer attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.
  • Anna H. Trotter of Philadelphia
  • Elizabeth H. Trotter of Philadelphia
  • M. A. Waker of Mountpleasant, Ohio
  • M. Wanington of New Jersey
  • A. Williams; inscribed on 11 Mo 20th 1829 at Plymouth, presumably the Quaker settlement founded in 1686 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • H. Williams
  • P. Williams; inscribed on 11 Mo 30th 1829 at Plymouth, presumably the Quaker settlement founded in 1686 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • M. Wilson; from or inscribed at Baltimore
  • H. S. Wood; inscribed at West Town, presumably Westtown Township, Pennsylvania, where there was a Quaker boarding school, which I believe some of the inscribers attended, including album owner Beulah Newbold.
  • H. A. Woodnutt; inscribed on 3rd mo 6th [not sure of digit] 1829 at Salem, presumably Salem, New Jersey where a Quaker settlement was established in 1675.  Perhaps  the Hannah A. Woodnutt who attended Westtown Boarding School with album owner Beulah Newbold.
  • Priscilla E. Yarnall; inscribed at Edgemont, presumably Pennsylvania, on 4th mo 15th 1829.  A Priscilla E. Yarnall attended Westtown Boarding School, which album owner Beulah Newbold also attended.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

1860s Autograph Album of Margaret Wright Anderson of Fayetteville, North Carolina


1860s autograph album that belonged to Maggie, presumably Margaret Wright Anderson of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Maggie was given the album by her brother John Anderson.


The album measures approximately 7" by 5-3/4" and contains several full page engravings and the sentiments of over 50 of Maggie's friends from North Carolina and Georgia, many of whom joined in inscribing shared pages.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.


Several of the inscribers' names appear to have been rubbed out.  This may have been because Maggie didn't want a new beau to see an inscription from an old beau.  It's interesting, though, that one of these inscriptions in inscribed "To Domineering Maggie".


One inscriber from 1864, A.R., mentioned St. Mary's Hall, which may have been the school in New Jersey that many Southern young women attended.  Most, but not all, of the Southern students were escorted by staff to "the lines" when the Civil War broke out.

Surnames in the Album

? [23]HHallSSandford
AAnderson [3]HardinShepherd
BBellKKyleSmith
BennettLLeachStrange
BryanMMcLaurinWWebb ?
CCunninghamMcMillanWinslow
DDeHund ?McRaeWorth
DemingPPetersWright
GGardner [2]Poe
GlassRRobinson
Glover

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

According to information in an Anderson Bible, Margaret Wright Anderson was born in Cumberland County on February 25, 1848 and was baptized by the Rev. Mr. Buxton in the Episcopal Church on May 7, 1848.  Her brother John Huske Anderson, who gave her the album, was born April 26, 183
 at Mobile, Alabama.  Their parents were William Jones Anderson and Elizabeth (Huske) Anderson.

Also in the Bible:  On December 9, 1869 at St. John's Church at Fayetteville, North Carolina, Margaret Wright Anderson married William Dougal McMillan by Rev. Joseph C. Huske.  Presumably the W. D. McMillan of Wilmington, North Carolina, who added his name to the center of a shared page on July 8, 1865 was Maggie's future husband William Dougal McMillan.


Maggie and William raised their family of, I believe, six children at Wilmington, North Carolina, where William was a physician.  Maggie died in 1923 and William in 1935.  They're buried in the Oakdale Cemetery at Wilmington, North Carolina, with children and other relatives.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album

Unknown or Initials
  • C. T. H; inscribed a two page sentiment on December 29, 1861.  
  • Laura
  • A. M. R. or A. H. R.; inscribed at Fayetteville, presumably North Carolina, on March 31, 1862.  Maggie's cousin
  • Unsigned,; starts off intriguingly: "To Domineering Maggie".  Then four lines that are rubbed out.
  • Named rubbed out; inscribed at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on January 6, 1865
  • Cousin ?
  • C. T. W.
  • Alice; her surname or surname initial might have been there at one time, but a little piece of the edge on that page is missing
  • M. H.; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
  • Augusta S. or Augusta L.; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
  • Sallie; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
  • Mary; inscribed on March 15, 1862
  • Lollie; shared the page with Mary L. Bell; Mary A. Wright; M. M DeHund and Annie McRae
  • A. R.; inscribed at St. Mary's Hall on November 16, 1864
  • Sallie; inscribed at Elm Grove on April 12, 1862.  Elm Grove may be Elm Grove, North Carolina, or may be a specific location or school or ?
  • K.; shared the page with M. T. Leach; Emmett Kyle; and J. C. Cunningham
  • ? S. W.; possibly J. S. W. or I. S. W.; inscribed on October 6, 1862
  • Unsigned
  • Julia; inscribed at Fayetteville, North Carolina, on April 12, 1862
  • Name of inscriber is rubbed out; inscribed on July 8, 1865
  • G. B. H. or E. B. H.; inscribed on October 7, 1863
  • J. C. C. of North Carolina; inscribed two pages, one of them on May 15, 1866.  Possibly the J. C. Cunningham of Sepinaw, North Carolina who inscribed his name on a page shared with others.
  • Unsigned or rubbed out
A
  • Margaret Wright Anderson, "Maggie", of Fayetteville, North Carolina; album owner who received it from her brother John at Christmas in 1861.  
  • John Anderson, Maggie's brother, who gifted her the album at Christmas in 1861
  • Nena Anderson of Wilmington, North Carolina; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
B
  • Mary L. Bell of Savannah, Georgia; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Lollie; Mary A. Wright; M. M. DeHund; and Annie McRae
  • Sarah E. Bennett of Savannah, Georgia; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
  • Josie Bryan; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
C
  • J. C. Cunningham of Sepinaw, North Carolina.  Shared the page with M. T. Leach; K.; and Emmett Kyle.  Perhaps the J. C. C. who inscribed two separate pages.
D
  • M. M. DeHund of Savannah, Georgia; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Lollie; Mary L. Bell; Mary A. Wright; and Annie McRae
  • Alice J. Deming; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
G
  • Anna C. Gardner of Wilmington, North Carolina; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
  • Braddie Gardner of Wilmington, North Carolina; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; and L. B. Peters
  • Nannie Glass of Lynchburg, Virginia; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
  • Julia Glover of Fayetteville, North Carolina; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
H
  • Sue Hall; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; and Kate McLaurin 
  • Susie A. Hardin of Wilmington, North Carolina; inscribed on November 19, 1864.  Shared the page with Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
K
  • Emmett Kyle inscribed an individual page and inscribed his name on a page shared with M. T. Leach; K.; and J. C. Cunningham
L
  • M. T. Leach; shared the page with K.; Emmett Kyle; and J. C. Cunningham
  • Kate McLaurin; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; and Sue Hall 
M
  • W. D. McMillan of Wilmington, North Carolina; inscribed on July 8, 1865.  Presumably William Dougal McMillan, who would marry album owner Margaret Wright Anderson in 1869.  Shared the page with Laura W. Webb; Archie C. Worth; Archie Smith; and Nannie Robinson
  • Annie McRae of Fayetteville, North Carolina; inscribed on November 18, 1864.  Shared the page with Lollie; Mary L. Bell; Mary A. Wright; and M. M. DeHund
P
  • L. B. Peters of Portsmouth, Virginia; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; and Braddie Gardner
  • Alice Poe; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall
R
  • Nannie Robinson; "Over the Creek".  Shared the page with Laura W. Webb; Archie C. Worth; Archie Smith; and W. D. McMillan
S
  • Kate Sandford of Fayetteville, North Carolina; inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Sallie B. Winslow; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
  • Kate Shepherd; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; Ann B. Strange; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall 
  • Archie Smith of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Shared the page with Laura W. Webb; Archie C. Worth; W. D. McMillan; and Nannie Robinson
  • Ann B. Strange; inscribed on a page on June 30, 1863 shared with Alice Poe; M. H.; Josie Bryan; Alice J. Deming; Augusta S. or Augusta L.; Sallie; Kate Shepherd; Kate McLaurin; and Sue Hall
W
  • Laura W. Webb or Webber, Wanderer.  Shared the page with Archie C. Worth; Archie Smith; W. D. McMillan; and Nannie Robinson
  • Sallie B. Winslow of Fayetteville, North Carolina, inscribed on November 16, 1864.  Shared the page with Susie A. Hardin; Sarah E. Bennett; Kate Sandford; Anna C. Gardner; Nena Anderson; Nannie Glass; Julia Glover; Braddie Gardner; and L. B. Peters
  • Archie C. Worth of Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Shared the page with Laura W. Webb; Archie Smith; W. D. McMillan; and Nannie Robinson
  • Mary A. Wright of Wilmington, North Carolina.  Shared the page with Lollie; Mary L. Bell; M. M. DeHund; and Annie McRae