CreditsTranscribed by great great grandson, Rodney Lee Fulton. Posted online by great great granddaughter, Sheila. Eight diaries are known to exist: 1886# , 1889*, 1891*, 1892*, 1893*, 1895#, 1896* and 1897*. (#privately held) (*in the collection of the Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library in Mars Hill Maine). Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello readers, To read the diary entries, click on the year in the categories fields in the right hand menu bar. You may also search the site for names and keywords by entering them in the search box on the … Continue reading
Louisa Webster, daughter of James W H Webster and Mary Clark, was born on 4 April 1850 or 1851 in St. Stephens New Brunswick. By 1858, she and her family moved to Mars Hill Maine. On 18 Mar 1868, she married … Continue reading
It is interesting to note that the RM diaries mention a variety of peddlers visiting the town of Mars Hill and the Fulton home. April 1886: McGaw, George Whittaker June 1886: George Whitcome; ; unknown “a peddler selling specs” Aug 1886: … Continue reading
As noted in the description on the right, two of the diaries are privately held. To supplement the transcribed diaries, I thought it might be nice to include a few pictures of an actual diary. thanks Rod!
Havelock Bartley and Mabel Kennedy Henry Havelock was born 23 Feb 1871 in Greenfield, New Brunswick, the son of John Bartley and Abigail Fulton. On 24 Oct 1894, he married Mabel Ethel Kennedy in Easton, Maine. In 1904, he moved to Westfield … Continue reading
Lydia Cookson was born on 18 Mar 1835 on Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine, the daughter of Abram Cookson and Sybil Witheum. On 06 Oct 1851 she married Napoleon Bonapart Blackden. Together they had 7 children: Rachel M Blackden Arvilla Frances Blackden Owen Erastis Blackden … Continue reading
B F Pierce and Maude Sylvester Benjamin Franklin Pierce b. May 1856- d. 26 Aug 1945. 1900: Mars Hill. Occupation: Dealer of General Merchandise. Married to Nellie Jewell Children: Elmer Pierce Lula Pierce (wife of Rue Thomas Snow and 2nd … Continue reading
Rachel M Blackden and Alden Sylvester Rachel Blackden Sylvester was the eldest child of Napoleon Bonapart Blackden and Lydia Cookson. She was born 13 Mar 1854 in Etna Maine. She married Alden Sylvester, son of Ansel Sylvester and Louisa Torrey, on 07 … Continue reading
A 1897 Redwork Friendship quilt was recently found in Arizona at a local Goodwill store that had its origins in Mars Hill and Blaine Maine. The finder contacted me, shared photos and was willing to sell it to me since … Continue reading
Rose L Shaw, Mars Hill, Maine Rose Lenora Shaw was born 1878, daughter of James Shaw and Sarah Dustin. Rose Shaw married Jesse Franklin Shaw on 8 Nov. 1899. ( b. 18 Dec 1876, son of Elisha Shaw and Eunice Robinson) … Continue reading
Ruby Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine Ruby Bridges, born August 1879, daughter of Joshua Reuben Bridges and Hannah Wood. Ruby married Albert Brown, in 1899. Albert died in 1905 in Essex Co, Massachusetts.
Annie R Jones, Houlton, Maine Annie R Jones, b. May 1876, daughter of Benjamin F Jones and Belinda Robinson b. Jan 1850. 1880, the family lived in Blaine Maine. 1900, Belinda was a widow living as head of household with … Continue reading
Maggie A York, Mars Hill, Maine Maggie A. Bridges , b. Jan 1857 Married in 1880 to Robert Alonzo York (b. 8 Mar 1858), son of Arvardis York and Jane Irvine. Mother of Ernest, Henry, Amber, Walter York. Maggie’s husband, Robert … Continue reading
Hattie Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine
Augusta L Dudley Easton, Me. Lucinda Augusta DeMerchant b. Jan 1849 Blaine, Maine, daughter of Charles Demerchant and Lucinda ____. Siblings: Martha, Mary, Hannah, Jane. Charles DeMerchant/DeMarchant b. 1810-1811 and Lucinda ______ b. 1829 were both born in New Brunswick Canada. … Continue reading
Miss Effie L Shaw Mars Hill, Maine Effie Laura Shaw, b. 20 Aug 1882 in Mars Hill, daughter of James H Shaw and Sarah Dustin. Effie married Daniel Jones on 17 Dec 1902, son of Moses Jones and Mary Jones. Children: Rita/Anita … Continue reading
Alwilda R Langley Mars Hill, Maine Alwilda Smith Langley moved to Mars Hill in 1887 with her husband John W Langley from Ft. Fairfield. Children: PB Langley Mabel Langley Ira Langley Elwyn Langley
Mrs. Jane York, Mars Hill Maine, Mar 2 1897 Jane b. Ireland about , daughter of Robert Irvine. Married to Avardis York, Sr. Mother of John York, Robert A York and mother in law to Lizzie York and Maggie … Continue reading
Maggie York B, Mars Hill, Maine Ladies Aid, Feb 23, 1897
Nellie Shaw, Lowell, Mass. Loring St.
Mollie L Shaw, Lowell Mass.
Amber Possibly Amber York, daughter of Robert York and Maggie A Bridges York. b. 1890.
Mrs. B A Jones, Houlton, Maine Belinda A Jones, widow of ? , mother of Annie Jones. Belinda was born January 1850.
Mrs. Mame Lowell, Blaine, Maine
Mrs. Lizzie York, Mars Hill, Maine, Ladies Aid Mrs Lizzie York, Elizabeth York, formerly Elizabeth Banks. Elizabeth Banks was born September 1864, the daughter of Thomas Banks and Mary Cogswell. In 1886, she married John E York, son of Robert … Continue reading
Ethel L Beckwith, #1 Rockdale Ave , Lowell, Mass.
Mrs. J A Finnemore Mars Hill, Maine
Mrs. R W Lowell Blaine, Me.
Mrs. C H Cox, Blaine, Me.
Mrs. C C Sanford, Bridgewater, Maine Details unknown.
Mrs John L Bricknell , Mars Hill Maine, Aroostook County, LAS Jessie Hume b. May 1854 in Dundee Scotland, daughter of Alexander Hume (1831-2 Jan 1909) and Mather ___. Siblings: Edith Hume [Whitman] , Elizabeth Hume [Forbes] d. 1899, May … Continue reading
Mrs. Barbara Collins, Mars Hill, Me. Barbara Collins was born August 1851 in Peel New Brunswick, daughter of James Rideout and Matilda Rideout. She lived with her cousin Charles Rideout as a young girl. Around 1876, she immigrated to the … Continue reading
Helen Kennedy, Presque Isle, Me. Helen, b.Feb. 1874 , daughter of James Gilman and Esther Harris. Married to Willard Kennedy on 28 Dec 1895. In the 1910 Census Mars Hill, listed as mother of 4 children, 0 living. In the 1920 … Continue reading
Mabel E Lewin, Benton Car. Co. N.B. Mabel Eliza Lewin, daughter of Charles A Lewin and Mary Doucette, b. 20 October 1876-1970 and lived in the Benton Community, Carleton Co, New Brunswick. Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 … Continue reading
Anna Luce, Mars Hill, 74 years, Maine Ann was born about Mar. 13, 1822 as Rispah Anna Walker in Embden, Maine / New Portland, Maine daughter of Joseph Walker and Lovina Albee. She married James F Luce, b. North Anson, Maine. on … Continue reading
Mary E Ross, Bridgewater, Maine, Mar 19, 1897 Mary E McGownan b Apr 1866 in Bath, New Brunswick Immigration to the US in 1878 Wife of Freeman J Ross on Mar 19, 1887 . Freeman was born in Bradford, Maine in … Continue reading
Olivia A Snow, Mars Hill, Maine Olivia A Wallace, b. Feb 1865 Doaktown, New Brunswick Immigrated to the Us in 1883. Married to Seth L Snow (b. 1866- ) in 1891. Children: Winter Snow b.4 Aug 1894, Goldie Snow b. 9 Jul 1898 … Continue reading
Mrs. J H Shaw, Mars Hill, Maine Sarah Dustin b. July 1843 in Canada, daughter of —-? Married to James Harden Shaw in 1869 Mother of William Murray Shaw, Fanny Shaw, Asa Shaw, Elbridge Shaw, Harry Harden Shaw, Frank Harris … Continue reading
Isabella L Bricknell, West Glassville, Carleton Co. N.B. LAS Isabella Bricknell, b. , daughter of Andrew and Ann Bricknell of Glassville, New Brunswick. She was the sister of John Bricknell and sister in law of Jessie Hume Bricknell. Married Harvey … Continue reading
Mrs. E S Fulton, Blaine Maine Emma S Turner b. Aug 1862- in New Brunswick, daughter of Otis Turner and Elizabeth Haycock Married to Dr. Aaron Jones Fulton on 29 Sep 1883 Children: Ellwyn Mortimer Fulton b 10 Jun 1885-10 Jun 1885 and … Continue reading
S E Safford Mars Hill, Maine Sarah E Bridges , b. April 1865 , daughter of Reuben Bridges and Hannah/Johanna Married Howard W. Safford in 1882. Mother of Iva Safford b.21 Sep 1882 Mars Hill, Maine. Iva married John Hollis … Continue reading
Mrs. F E Clough Mars Hill, Maine Francis Frost, b. August 1854-1856 in Mariaville, Hancock, Maine? , daughter of David (1821-6 Jan 1895) and Susan Frost (1820 - 23 Dec 1906) . In 1880, Francis’ parents David and Susan and family lived … Continue reading
Sarah E. Hurd Sarah E Barden b. Apr 1847., daughter of Elijah Barden & Margaret/Mary Ann ___ in Carmel Penobscot, Maine. Married to Jethro Hurd ( 1843-)before 1870 and lived in Carmel Maine.. Jethro was a veteran of the US Civil War. … Continue reading
Annie Small, Mars Hill, Maine
Mrs. E H Tarr, Mars Hill Maine Mrs. Edward H Tarr, Johanna “Anna” Cookson, was born on Dec 1846 in Etna Maine. She was the daughter of Abram Cookson and Sybil Witheum. Her sister, Lydia was the mother of Fred … Continue reading
Alice Reidiker Mars Hill Maine Mar 17 97, WCTU, YBS Alice Hunter , daughter of Robert Hunter and Mary Irvine, b. Knoxford, NB Married 02 May 1894 in Blaine, Maine to Rufus Reidiker b. 1872-1940+, son of John Rediker and Rebecca … Continue reading
H J Bridges, Mars Hill, Maine Hannah J Wood, b. April 1847 Wife of Reuben Bridges (?-d. 14 Aug 1913). This was the second marriage for Reuben. Mother of Althea Bridges, Ada, Sarah, Melissa, Elias, Ethel, Holland, Gennet, Mabel, Reuben
Mrs. Albert White, Mars Hill, Maine Mary Knowleton b June 1836 in Canada, daughter of Sylvanus Knowleton and Mary Duff, both born in Nova Scotia. Mary married Albert White before 1870. children: Mary, Effie, Elvie, Fanny, Sidney, Jessie, Turney Mary … Continue reading
M A Gilman Matilda A O’Connor was born about 1844 in New Brunswick, daughter of Charles OConnor and Lavina. She married Zebulon Gilman in 1866, son of James Gilman and Mary Wade. She lived in Blaine Maine and had the … Continue reading
Ethel Banks, Mars Hill, Maine, LAS, Feb 23, 1897 Ethel Bridges b. Dec 1866 , daughter of Reuben Bridges and Hannah Wood . Married James L Banks in 1884 Mother of Charles E Banks b. 20 Nov 1897. and stillborn … Continue reading