Photo: Robert F Jones

Robert F. Jones, son of Ephraim Jones and brother to Martha Jones Fulton.

(Photo credit: original from J & K McCrea collection)

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Photo: Charles Franklin Lindsey

Charles Lindsey

Charles Franklin Lindsey, son of John D Lindsey and Mary Ann Fulton, grandson of Robert M Fulton.

b. 1870 New Brunswick Canada

d. 12 Jun 1928 Bessemer, Jefferson, Alabama, USA

Married to ? on ?

Children: Nettie, Susie, John , Samuel

Married to Kizar Isabella Waller

Children: Victoria and Napoleon Layfayette Lindsey

Photo credit: G.P and P.L.

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Photo: Estella Blanche Lindsey Knight

Estella Blanche Lindsey Knight, wife of Clarence Knight, daughter of John D Lindsey and Mary Ann Fulton, granddaughter of Robert M Fulton.

b. 13 Feb 1883 Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine or Fort Fairfield, Aroostook, Maine

d. 22 Feb 1944 Easton, Aroostook, Maine

m. abt 1899

Children: Colin L Knight, Cecil C Knight, Mona Knight

Photo Credit: Gwen and Patricia Langley

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Robert Fulton Headstone

RM Fulton Headstone

RM Fulton Headstone

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E J Fulton and wife- Cass Lake, MN

E J Fulton and wife- Cass Lake, MN

E J Fulton and wife- Cass Lake, MN

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Photo: Robert M Fulton


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Robert M. Fulton (date unknown)
Picture taken by C W Carter, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Photo: Dorothy Bell

Dorothy Bell

Dorothy Bell, daughter of LeRoy Bell and Eliza Lunn- married to Chesley Husson.

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Photo: Owen Erastis Blackden

Owen E Blackden

Owen E Blackden, brother to Fred A .  Blackden

b. 12 Aug 1858 Dexter, Maine or Etna Maine

d. 03 Jul 1940 Caribou, Aroostook, Maine

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Photo: Dr. James Houlton Syphers

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Civil War Solider and physician from Mars Hill Maine- James H Syhpers.

James Houlton Syphers married Lucy York on 13 Jul 1861 in Houlton, Maine.  They had 5 children – Inez Izora, Albion Lionel, Harry James, Lydia Ann, and LeRoi Scott Syphers. (BCMiller)

James was listed as a farmer in the 1870 Census for Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine, where he lived with his wife and children.  In 1880 Census he is listed as a physician living in Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine.  Then in the 1900 and 1910 Census, he is listed as a physician in Portland, Cumberland, Maine.  He is also listed in the city directory of Portland for 1906 as lists him as a City Officer on the Board of Health.  The city directory lists him from years of 1890 to 1907 as a physician.

His Civil War history shows he fought for the Union with his brothers, Ansel and Albion.  He began his military career as a Private or a Corporal-  in the 7th Maine Infantry, 7th Regiment, Company A.  He enlisted on 24 Feb 1864 in Houlton Maine.  He later was transferred to Company H, 1st Vet Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 Aug 1864.  He was Discharged from the Infantry on 22 may 1865 Ranking out of the military as a Corporal.

Note from Blackden/Fulton photo album: (Aunt Edith- – (I think) wrote on this next to the picture above:  “the doctor who brought your mother (Edith- born 1888) into this world which was a mean trick and she doesn’t like him just for that.”

James H Syphers died October 25th, 1915 in Portland Maine. Age: 77 years

[His wife, Lucy York Syphers, was a sister to Mary Ann York Fulton. Mary Ann Fulton was the wife of James W Fulton, son of Robert Fulton.]

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December 1896

1 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind in the morning. Myself and wife went up to J.W. Fulton’s to dinner in the afternoon. The wind came round to the NW very cold.

2 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred had a full party helping him to thrash today. Harden was thrashing his oats in the afternoon. Fred had 63 bushels of wheat.

3 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Harden was getting his oats thrashed today. Two hundred bushels of oats but not done yet. Will finish tomorrow.

4 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden finished his oats this forenoon, three hundred bushels. Fred commenced and thrashed out seventy bushels of his oats in the afternoon.

5 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The weather was very changeable all through the day. Sometimes snowing and sometimes fair. Fred finished today.

6 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE snowstorm all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife went home today after being with us most of the week while Harden and Fred was thrashing.

7 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. R.L. Bell was here to dinner. Fred and Richard and Robert McKelvery was all working at the wood today but all for themselves.

8 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden got Fred to help to dress a hog this morning and then sold it to him in the afternoon.

9 Wed
Cold with a SE snowstorm. Commenced In the night and snowed heavy all day. My wife was to a quilting to Harden’s today and then drove out to Blaine.

10 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cloudy and foggy all day but did not storm much. Harden got his straw all hauled up this afternoon. R.L. Bell helped him.

11 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. It fell about a foot of snow this last storm. Fred had three men helping him today to thrash Aheran’s grain.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. It looked quite stormy all day but did not storm. Fred had Harden with him all day cutting and hauling up wood for Mrs. Lorency.

13 Sun
Cloudy and foggy with a warm SW wind. We had lots of visitors today. Floyd Glidden and wife, Edward Lockhard and son, Mr. Hersom from Easton and Charles Chandler of Blaine.

14 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred finished John A. Aheran’s grain this forenoon. Sawed wood for R.L. Bell till night then went over to Floyd Glidden’s and got a sheep.

15 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred got hurt pretty bad today sawing with Horse Power for R.L. Bell. Richard and Harden came in tonight to see how he was.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. R.L. Bell, Robert McKelvery, L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was sawing and hauling wood today. Cold weather.

17
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred went up to Hersom’s in Easton today. Harden went out to Mars Hill Village with Sam Fulton to sell apples.

(Note: Sam Fulton was Harden’s brother-in-law from Knoxford, N.S. The rolling hills of Knoxford was ideal for growing good apple orchards and many of the residents there depended on the apple crop as added income. Sam would depend on Harden to introduce him to the Mars Hill merchants for his sales.)

18
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred was shoeing a horse for Shep Hallett today. Harden went out to haul wood for Elder Foster.

(Note: Shep Hallett lived North of the Fulton homestead. Around the turn of the century, Mr. Hallett gave or sold the citizens of Mars Hill the land and house to be used for a school. The Fulton School, which was a log cabin building, was no longer safe to use for educational purpose. The Hallett building is still standing and is presently owned by Hilda Bridges. My grandfather, Fay Fulton, went to this school. It was used temporarily until the town was able to build a suitable structure on the Fulton property, located at the corner of the old Hawksley Road. This building is still standing today and was the educational center of my father’s learning. It is presently owned by Richard Mahan.-    R.F.)

19
A heavy SE snowstorm. It commenced about midnight and snowed heavy till about noon from the SE then the wind came round to the NW and blew a gale.

20
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Very cold all day. Merty Cox called in this afternoon. Fred went up to Easton to Hersom’s this afternoon.

21
Clear and cold with a NW wind. R.L. Bell came up and got one load of wood. Fred went over to Adams Mill and got his grist and came back and then went to Easton.

22
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day, only Fred, he was up to Easton at Hersom’s sawing wood. Harden was out hauling grain for Orin Wing.

23 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was preparing to go out to W.W. Larrabee’s this afternoon but got disappointed. Fred is still away up to Hersom’s sawing wood.

24
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The temperature registering from 6 degrees below zero to 38 degrees above in the sun at noon. Fred is still away up to Edward Hersom’s sawing wood for him. Harden is to work for Orin Wing. Crismas Eve. (Note: Spelled according to grandfather’s writing.)

25
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The temperature registering from six degrees below zero to 38 degrees above in the sun. Fred came home today. R.L. Bell and wife here today. Harden and wife and family went to Knoxford today.

26
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It snowed and blowed very heavy from the NW. Fred moved the wood saw down to John Aheran’s.

27
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home the most of the day. Fred was away the most of the evening. The weather is still very cold.

28
F.A. Blackden brought us down to W.W. Larrabee’s and stayed there day and night and had a good time of it visiting to different places and tracking round.

29
Quite cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We stayed at W.W. Larrabee’s. I traveled up to York & Luce’s and done some trading. In the afternoon I went up to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s and got a tooth pulled.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I tracked round in the forenoon. In the afternoon I called in to Arthur Hutchinson’s and got introduction to John Hutchinson and wife. Had a pleasant time there.

31
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The temperature running very low. I was round the most of the day choring round the house. This closes December. Still at W.W. Larrabee’s. The old year is past and gone.

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November 1896

1 Sun
Cold with a SE rain all day. We was at Robert McKelvery’s all day. Jim Fossy and wife called in.

2
Came up to R.L. Bell’s. Cold with a NE rain all day. Had a pleasant time.

3
Cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred came down. Each of them with a load of potatoes. Stopped here to dinner. Harden came back and stopped at R.L. Bell’s and brought us home.

4
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost this morning. Fred was sawing wood all day for Harden today.

5
Cool with a SW wind. It commenced to rain early in the morning and it rained all day. Fred thrashing 20 bushels of wheat.

6
Cold with a NW wind. It rained heavy all the previous night but held up at daylight. Fred and wife and family went over on West Ridge this afternoon.

7
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife stayed alone last night. Fred and wife and children came tonight.

8
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Signs of rain about noon and all the afternoon.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was mending boots all day, nearly all day. Harden went out to Blaine and brought my mall.

10
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Very foggy this morning. Fred was sawing Stephen Giberson’s wood pile up today. He sawed up a nice pile of wood. He commenced early.

11
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm of snow. It commenced about 10 o’clock and snowed heavy all the afternoon. John Aheran was here this evening. He is going to New Hampshire in the morning.

12
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went over to Adam’s Mill to get his grist. Came back and done some chores and thrashed out 20 bushels of oats for Stephen Giberson.

13
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred was looking for lumber at Chandler’s today but failed. He moved up John Aheran’s blacksmith tools this evening to do blacksmith work.

14
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden hauled manure this fore¬noon. Fred leveled the barnyard in the afternoon and banked the house.

15
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. About two inches of snow on the ground. It froze quite hard.

16
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden killed his hog today. Sprinkled snow or rain most all day. I took my dinner at Stephen Giberson’s today. Signs of rain.

17
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the forenoon but the wind came round to the North in the afternoon and cleared off nice. Fred and Harden was thrashing at Jim’s.

18
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of snow. Fred was away thrashing at J.W. Fulton’s. He had 58 bushels of wheat.

19
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The wind came round to the NW about noon and blew very heavy and cold with some snow. Fred was thrashing all day again for J.W. Fulton.

20
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cleared off quite nice and then it snowed a regular snow squall. Fred was away thrashing again all day at J.W. Fulton’s.

21
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton finished thrashing grain today, 800 bushels of wheat, oats and buckwheat.

22
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. About 4 or 5 inches of snow this morning. Made fair sledding. Sleds and sleighs was out today for the first.

23
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village with a load of grain. Wife went up to Harden’s. Signs of snow.

24
Cold with a SE rain the most of the night and more than half of the day. Then the wind came round to the NW and slacked up raining. Harden went out to Blaine today and called to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

25
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Colby and Urban Bell here this afternoon. F.A. Blackden and L.H.
Fulton was to John Jamison’s today sawing up his wood.

26
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and snowing. Commenced early in the morning and snowed steady all day. Still snowing at bedtime. Fred went out to J. Jamison’s to saw wood and had to come home.

27
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Thick fog and clouds all day but did not storm any. Fred and Harden went to Jamison’s and finished sawing up his wood. Fred took R. Bell’s saw home in the afternoon.

28
Warm with a SE rain in the night and rained till about noon. Then the wind came round to the NW quite cool. I was cobling all day.

29
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Froze very hard all day. Harden and Fred went down to R.L. Bell’s today and was gone till after sundown. Signs of a storm.

30 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went down to R.L. Bell’s this morning to saw some wood for R. Bell. LeRoy Bell came home with him.

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Almeda Dorothy Fulton and Richard Levarah Bell

Dolly (Fulton) Bell was the 10th born child of Robert and Martha (Jones) Fulton, being born on July 23, 1859, in Wicklow, N.B. Dolly married Richard L. Bell November 14,1878 at Mars Hill with Justice of the Peace, Henry Wilson officiating.

R.L. Bell was a potato farmer and homesteaded the area above Kings Grove called Bell Hill. He lost his left arm below the elbow in a thrashing machine accident and used a hook for a hand. Most of the family did not know what his middle name was since he always went by Richard L. and claimed the ‘L’ stood for Leanpig.
Richard & Dolly would have 10 children: Thomas Colby, LeRoy, James Urban, Aida, Rosella, Phoebe Ann, Una Esther, Eugene Hale, William Henry, Clarence Dewey and Raymond Leslie.

Richard died April 20, 1930 and Dolly died July 20, 1938. Both are buried at Kings Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill.

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October 1896

1 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it commenced to rain about noon and rained most of the afternoon. Fred got home from the Mill.

2
Warm and cloudy this morning with a SE wind. Myself made a visit to Stephen Giberson’s. F.A. Blackden took a load of wood out to Mars Hill. It rained this afternoon.

(Note: Stephen and Georgie (Bishop) Giberson lived across the road of the Fulton Homestead. The Giberson’s came from Bath, N.B. and was responsible for clearing much of the virgin land that lies North of Mars Hill Mountain. The Giberson’s daughter, Minnie, who was born Feb. 6, 1872, married John Broad. John and Minnie had six children, Roy, Frank, Lee, Ada, Elvina and Laura. Lee Broad was living on the old homestead when I was young and use to visit him quite often. Stephen Giberson died at the home of his other daughter, Esther Wiggins of Clearview, N.B., in 1915. He is buried in the Fossey Cemetery. Minnie L. Broad Is the mother of Mrs. Harley York of Mars Hill.)

3
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of rain all day and did rain some. Harden was laid up with a lame back. I went up and done some chores for him.

4
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton is very lame and Fred was chorlng for him. R. Bell and wife and Robert McKelvery and wife was here.

5
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred had Ephraim Lawrence and Len Bartley digging potatoes the most of the day. Harden was very lame. Fred went to Blaine this afternoon. Harden got his beans stacked.

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. I was up to Harden’s twice today. Fred took 14 bbls to John York and 15 to the factory today.

7
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to rain in the night and rained about all day. Myself and wife went up to Harden’s in the afternoon. He was lame.

8
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was shoe mending and boot mending the most of the day. Fred hauled a load tonight to start to the village.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A cold wind all day. There was three peddlers here today. I bought a nice shirt. Fred hauled one load for himself and one for Harden to the station.

10
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. I was up to Harden’s part of the day. Henry and wife here tonight. Fred was haUling in potatoes in the cellar today.

11
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Henry Boone and wife of Tobique left here this afternoon for home. Fred and wife went as far as John Bartley’s with them.

12
Clear and cold with SE wind. Heavy frost. Fred finished digging his potatoes today and hauled in three loads of mowed oats. Harden got in two loads of mowed oats.

13
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I helped Harden this morning for a chance to get his cows in the stable and get his hog in the yard.

14
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred took out one load to the Station today and Harden sent Sam Fulton with two loads to York & Luce at 35 cents per bbl for the Dakotas.

15
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Fred took out one load to the Station and picked another to take out in the morning. It came on rain tonight.

16
Cold with a NE rain the most of the night and till noon today then cleared. Fred took one load for himself and one for Harden to the Station today.

17
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife and Mrs. Cole and son from Tobique here today. Fred took one load for Harden to the Station and got another load ready for to take Monday.

18
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. It commenced to rain about noon and rained all the afternoon. John and wife, Mrs. Cole and boy here.

19
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Mrs. Cole and boy left here today after dinner. Fred took one load of small ones to the factory today for Harden.

20
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. A very heavy frost and the ground froze hard. Harden finished digging his potatoes today and hauled them up to the house. Signs of rain today.

21
Cold with a SE rain and heavy wind. Harden took a load to the Factory and Fred took a load to the Station. Brother Hanes and Bro. Longley called and had prayers.

22
Fred brought myself and wife down to R.L. Bell’s. Very cold with a SW wind. We had a good time.

23 Fri
Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. R.L. Bell got a nice heifer choked and had to kill her but she made good beef.

24
Cold with a SW wind or rather SE rain all day. Commenced in the night and kept it up about steady.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind all day. We was at R.L. Bell’s all day. Very pleasant time all day.

26
Cold with a NE wind and a little snow squall. Richard Bell took out one load of potatoes and got
50 cents and 60 cents per bbl.

27
Cloudy but quite cold. Came down to Robert McKelvery’s and sold a nice shirt for $1.10. Had a good time.

28
Clear and cold with a NW wind but very pleasant. I went out to Mars Hill Village. I went out with young McKelvery. Stopped at W.W. Larrabee’s till he came from Blaine.

29
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it began about 10 o’clock, very cold and heavy.

30
Cloudy and quite warm with a NE wind. I was choring for Adaline and then walked up to R.L. Bell’s.

31
Cold with a SE rain most all day. We was at Robert McKelvery’s.

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September 1896

1 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Harden and Fred cut down a good piece of buckwheat in the forenoon. Fred put our stove up in our room in the afternoon.

2
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred was to work at his Thrashing Machine the most of the day. L.H. Fulton drove to Knoxford and back.

3
Cold with a SE rain that commenced about sunrise and rained most all day. Stella was confined
this morning.

(Note: Robert M. Fulton uses the word ‘confined’ to define Stella’s bringing her fourth child into the world. Amber Myrtle Blackden is born.)

4
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Mr. Bartley called in this afternoon. Fred commenced at wheat at Eleven-thirty. Cut it down in about two and one half hours, bound and all stacked up.

5
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost. I went to Blaine this morning. Harden and Fred hauled his wheat today and two loads of oats. W.W. Larrabee and Wife and son Frank here.

(Note: William and Alice (Fulton) Larrabee was visiting to see the newborn Amber. Young Frank Larrabee was with them to see his new cousin. Frank would have been 13 years old, being born August 29,1883. He died in October, 1956 and is buried in the Kings Grove Cemetery with his wife, Francis (Boyd) Larrabee.)

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE rain. Commenced early in the morning and rained heavy all day and still raining at bedtime.

7
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Fred went to Bridgewater early this morning. He was gone till 7 o’clock In the evening. Some callers In today.

8
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was raking buck¬wheat the most of the forenoon. Rigging up the Thrashing Machine in the afternoon.

9
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Harden and Fred raked Buckwheat till the dew got off. They hauled grain the rest of the day for themselves and Jim.

10
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s. Fred set up the Thrashing Machine and thrashed out 7 bushels of wheat and 51 1/2 of oats and hauled three loads for Jim.

11
Some clouds and very warm with a SE wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden set up machine out of doors. Late when they begun and thrashed 107 bushels today.

12
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred took the Thrashing Machine over this morning to Fletcher’s and thrashed 50 bushels of buckwheat and 12 bushels of oats.

13
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We had plenty of company all day. A.J. Fulton and wife, Mrs. R.L. Bell and son and daughter, R. McKelvery and wife and daughter. Many more, too numerous to tell.

14
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden and Fred went away to election early this morning and did not get home till dark nearly.

15
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some quite heavy showers today. Harden and Fred went over to Fletcher’s about 10 o’clock and thrashed till night.

16
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Fred went to Blaine this forenoon and back by 10 o’clock. Fred bought a horse and went back this evening for it.

17
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to rain about noon. Fred and Harden went over to the river and got a load of lumber from old Adams Mill.

18
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went up and took dinner at J.W. Fulton’s today. L.H. Fulton had F .A. Blackden to put up a piece of fence between himself and Hallett’s.

19
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and very rainy looking. W.W. Larrabee and wife came out to get some apples. It commenced to rain about noon and heavy till night.

20
It rained very heavy in the night but cleared off in the morning and the wind came round to the NW very cold. Mrs. Straight and Mrs. James Craig and her daughter called and a number of others.

21
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It cleared up and Fred thrashed from about 9 o’clock and thrashed 14 bushels of buckwheat and wheat.

22
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Signs of rain. It commenced to rain about noon a cold NE rain. Rained very heavy till night.

23
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred had Jim and Birt Tapley and Harden had Sam Fulton and they cut down all their green oats today.

(Note: Samuel David Fulton was the son of Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Fulton. Samuel, born in 1843, married Elevia Emma Bartley, the older sister of my great grandmother, Annie (Bartley) Fulton. Elevia was born June 15, 1850, in Digby, N.S. They were married on Christmas Eve, December 24,1867. George Thomas and Mary Fulton being witnesses. Samuel D. Fulton was a farmer and Baptist Lay Preacher, living in Knoxford, N.B.)

24 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost. Ice froze in a tub at the door. Near a quarter of an inch thick. Quite a snow in the forenoon. Quite stormy looking all day.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Quite heavy ice froze in a tub at the door. Fred and Harden got their buckwheat all thrashed and in today. Harden 116 and Fred 117 bushels. Mrs. Stephen Giberson here this afternoon.

26
Cloudy and quite warm with a SE wind. Fred and Harden moved the Thrashing Machine up to J.W. Fulton’s and thrashed all they could but did not get done.

27
Cloudy and foggy and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Alvin Giberson went over on West Ridge today. Adaline McKelvery with two girls today. Company to tedious to mention.

28
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind but a very cold wind. It cleared up a little in the afternoon. Dr. J.H. Syphers was here to settle up with F.A. Blackden for the sheep.

29
Cold with a South wind. There was a very heavy frost this morning and looked very stormy all the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon. Fred hauled in a lot of green oats.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain early in the morning but Fred and Sam Fulton hauled one load of mowed oats for Harden but rained before they got it in. Fred went to Centreville Mill in the afternoon.

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Free Baptist Church of Mars Hill, 1896-

With Mars Hill Mountain looming in the background, the first Baptist Church to be built in Mars Hill Village, had her cornerstone laid on a Wednesday morning, August 19, 1896. Rev. G.G. Haynes was pastor for three years. He was followed by: G.M Park, B.C. Cox, Mrs. M. Park and Mrs. C.C. Clark. In 1907, Rev. F.W. Sabean was the pastor. In the 40’s and 50’s, the Rev. Earl Beal pastored the church.

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August 1896

1 Sat
Some clouds and very cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Mrs. F.A. Blackden was taking sick today and Fred went after Dr. Kincaid. Quite a number of women to a man to know purpose.

2
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Rained the most of the afternoon. The doctor and the most of the women went home in the forenoon till called for again.
(Note: Stella was in her eighth month of pregnancy and experiencing difficulties with premature labor. Amber Myrtle Blackden would not be born until September 3,1896.)

3
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. Fred got Merty Cox to stop here a few days. Alden Sylvester and wife here to tea. Adaline McKelvery came today with about twenty pounds of raspberries.

4
Quite cloudy and cold with a West wind. I walked up to J.W. Fulton’s today. F.A. Blackden was helping him to block up his barn today. Old William Easty from Hartley Settlement called this morning.

5
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I took my supper at Stephen Giberson’s. Fred was helping J.W. Fulton to put new sills under his barn and partly block it up today.

6
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. It kept getting cloudy all day till 3 o’clock and It began to rain and rained heavy. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village to trade some.

7
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Only Fred went early In the morning and did not get home till 3 o’clock with thrashing machine.

8
Quite cloudy and foggy this morning till 7 or 8 and then came out clear and warm. Fred had Harden to split up his wood and Fred helped Harden haul in two loads of hay.

9
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. R.L Bell and wife was here today. Mrs. Hallett and John McPherson was in awhile. Harden and wife went to Knoxford today.

10
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred commenced to plow Green Sword this afternoon. I was mending Harden’s horse harness.

(Note: It is my belief that ‘Green Sword’ is the piece of cleared land that lies directly across the brook from the Fulton Homestead. Because of it’s funneling slope, the spring grass gets greener along the water run-off. Even today, one can imagine the shape of a sword. It is common for each piece of land to be named by a particular landmark. Rodney Fulton)

11
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife went up to J.W. Fulton’s for an all day visit. There was quite a heavy shower of rain. Fred moved his road fence.

12
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Fred went up into Easton to see about his Thrashing Machine. Orin Wing and Mary Ann Fulton, wife of J.W. Fulton, went to Limestone to see sick girl.

13
Clear and warm with a NE wind. Fred went out to the stores this afternoon. The rest of us was home all day making ready for harvesting.

14
Clear and quite warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton’s wife and family here and Sarah Fulton. Some thunder this afternoon.

(Note: Sarah Fulton was the older sister of  Annie (Bartley) Fulton. Sarah was the 3rd born of Thomas and Jane (Spittle) Bartley, being born May 15, 1852, in Digby, Nova Scotia. Sarah married Thomas Fulton, son of Thomas and Margaret (Nichols) Fulton of Royalton, N.B. Thomas Fulton, Sr. was the older brother of Robert M. Fulton.)

15
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We had the 1st cucumbers today and Harden cut two or three acres of oats today.  Fred went out to the stores this evening.

16
Very cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Some called in. It looked very rainy all day. It commenced to rain about 6 o’clock.

17
Clear and quite cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred had L.H. Fulton helping him to mow oats. He got down three acres.

18
Clear and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. My wife was quite poorly. L.H. Fulton got in two large loads of oats today, one before the shower and one after.

19
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. W.F. Wright, from Caribou, selling nursery beds here today. Isaac Morehouse and wife here today from Keswick. Fred brought part of his Thrashing Machine home today. The corner stone of the church was laid today.

[Isaac Morehouse was married to Elizabeth Jones, sister to Martha Jones Fulton, wife of RM Fulton.]

20 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Isaac Morehouse and wife left here this morning. John D. Lindsey and George Buckingham here today. Lindsey took the stove we gave him. Mrs. R. Bell here.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went up to Stephen Giberson’s this afternoon and had a splendid visit. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden hauled in nine large loads of oats today.

22
Cloudy and rainy looking the most of the day. The wind from the SE and quite cold. Myself and wife went to Blaine and called to W.W. Larrabee’s. I got my watch fixed.

23
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain. It commenced about 3 o’clock and rained right on till we went to bed.

24
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Isaac Morehouse and wife, W.W. Larrabee and wife, J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton and a number of others. Fred brought the remainder of his Thrashing Machine home.

25
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Isaac Morehouse and wife and myself and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. The Morehouse left for home on the Keswick. Harden and Fred hauling in oats.

(Note: Isaac Morehouse was the son of Daniel and Hannah (Hanson) Morehouse. On Jan. 19, 1854, he married Elizabeth Skelton Jones, the younger sister of Martha (Jones) Fulton. Elizabeth, was born in 1832 and would have been 64 years old at the time of visit. She died Jan. 16, 1909, and is buried in the Zealand, N.B. cemetery.)

26
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred mowed buckwheat in the morning and hauled in oats the rest of the day.

27
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day but only rained a few drops. Harden and Fred hauled in grain for Jim most all day or till 3 o’clock.

28
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was cutting buckwheat and oats the most of the day. Fred went and hauled a load for Mrs. Cox.

29
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Harden and Fred mowed buckwheat in the forenoon and hauled in oats in the afternoon. G. Smith and J. Worth left.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. R.L. Bell and wife and Robert McKelvery and wife was here to tea this afternoon. Signs of rain this afternoon.

31
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It looked like rain all the forenoon but did not commence till about 3 o’clock. Harden and Fred hauled in four loads of oats.

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Ellwyn Mortimer Fulton

Ellwyn M. Fulton, born June 10, 1885, was the son of Dr. Aaron Jones and Emma (Turner) Fulton of Blaine, Maine. Ellwyn was a graduate of Ricker College and the University of Maine where he excelled in sports and graduated with honors. On June 15, 1913, he married Mattie Juanita Green of New Brunswick, the daughter of Sewell H. and Annie (Gilman) Green. She was born Nov. 15, 1895 and died Oct. 20,1984. Ellywn died in 1961. Both are buried in the Tapley Cemetery in Blaine.

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July 1896

1 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. It cleared off quite warm in the afternoon. We was home all day. Fred was working among his potatoes the most of the day.

2
Some clouds with a warm kind of a morning. The wind from the NW. Fred worked at his potatoes today. Mrs. Jamison and Mrs. Elms and three children here.

3
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village this morning to get his wagon tires set over. Got to again tomorrow.

4
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day alone with Stella and children. Fred took his little wagon out to Wilcox’s and tires. It commenced to rain about 4 o’clock.

5
Cool with a SE rain all night and all day till about 5 o’clock It slacked up. We was home all day all but Fred. He went up to J.W. Fulton’s two or three hours.

6
Cloudy and cool with a SE Wind. We was home all day. Signs of more rain. W.W. Larrabee and wife here to tea. Sam Delong and Bill Dillon called here.

7
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and heavy rain In the forenoon and a heavy shower In the night. Stephen Giberson and wife, J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called in.

8
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Fred started out to Blaine early yesterday morning. Two trips to Blaine, then up on West Ridge.

9
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred was working helping to underbrush for Harden today across the brook. Young Clark called.

10
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. It looked sometimes as if there be a thunder shower. Fred was away to a barn raising for George Hallett this afternoon. Got it up nice.

11
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Fred brought their bed downstair today. Mrs. Hallett was here awhile. Fred went up to lem William’s.

12
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Adeline McKelvery and her little girl here to tea.

13
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We went visiting today. I went up to Jim’s in the forenoon till 2 o’clock. Met my wife at Harden’s in the afternoon. Stayed till night.

14
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. My wife was quite sick. Stephen Giberson’s wife and daughter called in to see us.

15
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. It was very rainy looking in the morning. It began to rain about 3 o’clock.

16
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred went up to Mcpherson’s Mill. Dr. A.J. Fulton called in this afternoon to see us and see how we was doing.

17
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden started about 7 o’clock and drove to Cardina Machine to Centreville, to James Johnston’s and took dinner, to Len Bartley’s and took tea and home.

18
Some clouds and very warm with a SE wind. W.W. larrabee and wife and family here in the afternoon. Went home in the evening.

19
Some clouds and cold with a heavy SE wind. We was home all day excepting Fred and Stella went up to Harden’s in the evening a little while.

20
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. There came three wagon loads of strangers here this morning. Two men and four women. Boone and Brewers from Tobique and St. Mary’s.

21
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred and Harden went to Blaine in the morning. Quite early when they got back. Brother Foster and Dewitt here to tea and had prayers.

22
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was mending shoes today. Fred was down to Mahan’s part of the day. The rest of the day mowing with the mowing machine.

23
Cold with a SE rainstorm in the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon. Wind came round to the NW very cold. Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. McDonald here. Fred to Mahan’s.

24
Clear and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. Fred hauled in two loads of hay this afternoon for the first this season.

25
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Harden and Fred went to Blaine this afternoon on business. The rest of us was home all day.

26 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Fred and wife and their children was away a few hours to Jim’s.

27 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was home the most of the day. A.J. Fulton’s wife and son, Ellwyn, and Dot Larrabee picking berries. Myself and wife went to R. Bell’s.

28
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was at R.L. Bell’s till after dinner. LeRoy Bell and me went out to York & Luce’s in the afternoon, went down to R. McKelvery’s and took supper, made a short visit and drove home.

29
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden burnt his foller today and hauled a load or two of hay in the afternoon. Fred hauled in a load or two.

30
Warm with clouds and foggy this morning. Signs of rain. We was home all day. It began to rain about 3 o’clock. Heavy thunder and lightning and heavy rain. Fred went down to R. Bell’s and back.

31
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Heavy rain in the night and some cold showers today. We had two visitors today, Edward Lockhart and Mr. Thomas Bartley here to dinner. Harden’s to tea. (Note: Mr. Thomas Bartley, age 73, was the father of Annie (Bartley) Fulton)

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John Wellington Bartley

Welly was born June 11, 1887. On November 20th, 1907, Welly, at the age of 20, would marry Alice Minnie Flewelling, age 15, of Easton. Alice, born July 1,1892, was the daughter of Charles Henry and Susan Hepzibah (Valley) Flewelling. Welley died December 26, 1956 and Alice died March 4, 1985. They are buried in the Larlee Creek Cemetery, Perth, N.B.

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June 1896

1 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. Very stormy all day but the wind came round to the NW in the afternoon and looked like clearing off.

2
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred planted their beans today and put in some garden stuff today.

3
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Fred finished planting potatoes today. Harden finished planting yesterday and they finished planting their beans yesterday.

4
Cloudy and cool with a NW Wind. We was home all day. We had some thunder showers in the afternoon. Fred was making some garden in the afternoon and moved the stoves.

5
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Some little showers through the day. We was home all day. Wife finished Mrs. McKelvery’s mat today. Fred was harrowing buckwheat.

6
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden went out to Mars Hili Village this afternoon. Fred was putting in grain and garden stuff. Len Bartley youngsters called. Mrs. George York here this afternoon. Quite cool tonight. (Note: Children of Len and Matilda (Lawrence) Bartley were aged at this time: Austin Henry, 16 yrs, Lewis Allison, 13 yrs, Eddie H., 11 yrs, Edgar Thomas, at 10 yrs. And Olive Bartley at 9 years of age.)

7
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. We was home all day today. Harden and wife, Len Bartley youngsters called. Mrs. George York here this afternoon. QUite cool tonight.

8
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village this afternoon on some business of his.

9
Heavy cold SE rain commenced in the night and rained very heavy till noon and then it kind of slacked up a little but still looks very rainy. We was home all day.

10
Cold with a SE wind. Fred brought us down to Robert McKelvery’s this morning. The wind came round to the West in the afternoon. Some rain and hail. I went to Blaine with Robert McKelvery.

11
Cold with a NW wind and rain. We came up to R.L. Bell’s and had a good time of it but very cold. Backward season. Very little grass.

12
Cold with a NW wind. Cold enough to wear a big coat and mittens all day. Heavy showers of rain.

13
Quite a pleasant day but heavy frost this morning. Cloudy and cold in the afternoon. Very dull looking for hay crop.

14
Clear and nice in the morning but in the afternoon it clouded up as we went down to Robert McKelvery’s. We went out to Meeting and to Baptism, to W.W. Larrabee’s to dinner and back up to Mckelvery’s.

15
We came up to Bell’s in the afternoon. Fine and warm today. Stayed to Richard Bell’s. Stayed all night.

16
Stayed at R.L. Bell’s today. Clear and warm all day. I went down to Robert McKelvery’s and took my supper then went up to R. Bell’s and stayed all night.

17
We went to Blaine today. Clear and warm. Made Dr. A.J. Fulton a good visit today. I settled with him. Warm West wind. We called to see Jane Canady. Stayed to McKelvery’s tonight.

18
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We went up to R.L. Bell’s this morning and stayed all day and all night. Had a good and pleasant time.

19
A nice, pleasant morning. Clear and warm. I took one of Richard’s horses and drove out to York and Luce’s.1 traded some. R.L. Bell brought us up home in the afternoon. Ten days visit.

20
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Found things all right. I went up and took dinner with L.H. Fulton and wife and H. Bartley and wife. (Note: Havelock and Ethel (Kennedy) Bartley.)

21
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Very rainy looking all day. It commenced to rain about , o’clock. H. Bartley and wife here to supper.

22
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We had a very heavy thunder shower mixed with hail.

23
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Frank Blackden and wife here today md three children. Harden and Fred plowing new land.

(Note: George Frank Blackden, who went )y his middle name Frank, was married to Emily F. Smith. At the time of this visit, Frank was thirty¬ four years old and Emily was twenty-nine. They were accompanied by their children, Oliver, Clydelia and Edna F. Blackden. Frank and Emily were still recovering from the loss of their infant laughter who had died the previous Spring.)

24
CIoudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working on the road today. Mrs. Glidden was here to dinner.

25 Thu
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind in the forenoon. Harden and Fred was getting their new land ready for sowing some oats for fodder.

26
Cloudy and quite cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain and it began to rain at noon and rained heavy for two or three hours.

27
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife and children went up to John Bartley’s today.

28
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We went up to Jim’s and took dinner. We went to Meeting in the afternoon. Took our tea at Stephen Giberson’s and came home.

29
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Some heavy showers of rain. John Bartley and wife came here today with their little son in the afternoon to Harden’s.

30 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife and son left for home this evening. J.W. Fulton and wife was here to tea with them before they left.

(Note: John and Abigail (Fulton) Bartley, of Beaconsfield, N.B., would have been visiting the Fulton homestead with their youngest son, 9 year old John Wellington Bartley. John, called Welly, was named after his father.)

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July 1897

1 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Len Bartley and wife and daughter and two of the Morehouse family, John Tracy and others here today.

2 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Fred and Birt Tapley and John Tracy went away.

3 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Alvin Giberson and Fred went over to Munquat fishing today. (Note: Munquat is actually an early Indian name for the little town of Bath, New Brunswick, Canada. Munquat Stream is a tributary of the St. John River and runs through the town of Bath, holding some of the best salmon fishing in the New Brunswick area.)

4 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Alvin Giberson away fishing. Robert McKelvery and wife here.

5 Mon
Clear and very warm with a NE wind. Fred went down to George Matheses.

6 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred was hauling boards for wilcox from the river. Heavy thunder and lightning done great damage.

7 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred hauled two loads of boards for Wilcox, one from the river and one from his old place.

8 Thu
Thomas Trafford called to see us. John Tracy and Fred commenced at York barn today. Edward Lockhart and wife here today to see us.

9 Fri
Cloudy and quite cool. Fred hauled two loads of boards for Wilcox from the river and one from his old place. John Tracy working at York’s frame.

10 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred and John Tracy was to work hewing George York’s barn frame.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Young Sylvester, Alvin Giberson, Wilson and wife and other’s here.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. The temperature registering from 70 to 80 degrees above zero. Very heavy shower in the afternoon. They had to quit work.

13 Tue
It rained most all night and all day. Pretty much uncommon heavy all day. Still looks rain

(Note: This is the last word that Robert M. Fulton would pen and it was not completed. The complete
sentence would have read, “Still looks rainy at bedtime.” It is most likely that Robert suffered a
severe stroke while sitting on the bed with Martha at his side.- RF)

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May 1896

1 Fri
Mostly clear and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. Fred drove out to the bridge and back. Frank Larrabee came home with him. Adaline McKelvery here.

2
Clear and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. C.N. Delate was here settling up his phosphate bill with Harden and Fred. He waits till Fall.

3
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and wife and daughter went over today to see his Father and Mother.

4
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very cold and cloudy all day and rained some in the night and some today and still looks like rain tonight or snow. It’s cold like snow.

5
Cloudy and very cold with an East wind. We was home all day. It was very cloudy and cold enough for snow but it came on a very cold rain the most of the afternoon.

6
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. Fred finished his foller In the forenoon and Harden got Fred to help him plow in the afternoon to plow his new land stubble.

7
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Wife was to a quilting to Mahan’s this afternoon. Harden finished plowing his new land stubble this afternoon and plowed for Fred.

8
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. Quite cloudy in the afternoon. Signs of a storm. John D. Lindsey here tonight. Harden was plowing for Fred all day. (Note: John Lindsey was married to Robert’s 3rd born child, Mary Ann Fulton, born November 9,1844. John and mary was united in marriage May 23,1864.)

9
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Harden was plowing down by the brook this forenoon. Then Fred helped Harden in the afternoon. John Lindsey left here for home this morning.

10
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. The day was very warm. Harden and Annie drove down to R.L. Bell’s today on a visit. It was quite stormy looking today.

11
Quite cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We had Evelyn Tapley here today helping clean up the house. Quite dull and rainy looking tonight.

12
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred sowed 4 bushels of wheat yesterday for the first. We was all home today. Fred was picking rocks all day off his wheat ground.

13
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred finished hauling the rocks off his wheat ground today and harrowed some over the brook.

14
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Mrs. John Mahan was up here today. Fred was harrowing today over the brook. It was a nice fire day. (Note: ‘fire day’ meaning a good time to burn last years tops and stubble)

15
Clear cool with a NW wind. We went up to Harden’s and took dinner today. Harden and Fred set their foller this afternoon and got a nice burn. Fred went down to R. Bell’s tonight with some hay.

16
Clear and warm with a West wind. Very warm day. John Bartley called here today. Fred got Harden to help to kill his hog today. Harden and Fred drove out to Blaine tonight.
(Note: John E. Bartley was the firstborn of Thomas & Jane (Spittle) Bartley of Wicklow,N.B. John married Abigail E. Fulton, 4th born of Robert & Martha Fulton, September 24, 1868. John and Abigail (Abba) resided and farmed in Beaconsfield, N.B.)

17
Mostly clear and warm in the forenoon. Edward McKelvery was here to dinner. Dr. A.J. Fulton and wife here to tea. Signs of another storm.

18
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred harrowed over his wheat after it was seeded down and got Wiggins’ roller and rolled it down.

19
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. A very cold day. Fred was sowing and harrowing and shearing sheep and choring all day.

20
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred was cutting seed potatoes. John Lindsey here to tea. Len Bartley and wife called. (Note: Len Bartley, given name of Lorenzo, and his wife Matilda. Len was the younger brother of John Bartley and the elder brothers of Harden’s wife, Annie (Bartley) Fulton, my great grandmother.)

21 Thu
Quite cool with a South wind but clear. A great fire day. We was home all day. Harden drove out to get the doctor today. She was quite poorly. Very smokey.

22 Fri
Cloudy and quite cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was planting potatoes today the most of the day. Signs of rain.

23
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred was planting potatoes the most of the day. After supper they took the double team and took out the yearling heifer to pay taxes.

24
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife here to dinner. R. Bell and wife here to tea with two children. Fred was away.
(Note: Although not mentioned in diary, William and Alice (Fulton) Larrabee and Richard and Dolly (Fulton) Bell was no doubt visiting the Fulton homestead to celebrate their brothers 38th birthday. Harden was born May 23,1858, in Wicklow, N.B.)

25
Clear and cold with SE wind. We was home all day. Fred planting potatoes. Signs of rain soon and much needed. I mended George Hallett’s boots today.

26
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went up to Harden’s and helped set up his stoves. It began to rain at noon. I helped to cut potatoes till noon and took dinner. Fred went to Presque Isle today.

27
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was cleaning up the house and moving the cupboard out of the kitchen. Fred paid Mahan some on oats and took out a load of moveables for Hutchinson.

28
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred helped Harden to finish planting his potatoes today. Fred went up to Craig’s for potatoes.

29
Cold with a SE wind and rain all day. We was home all day. Still looks like more rain about bedtime. Wind still out of NE about bedtime. Fred was to work in the cellar.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Some showers through the day. Fred had L.H. Fulton and Birt Tapley and Jim Rundlett helping to put a sill under the house.

31 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Thundered and lightening in the night. Looked very rainy in the forenoon. It began to rain heavy in the afternoon. Young Sylvester and LeRoy Bell and Urban Bell and young Boynton and another boy here today.
(Note: Urbie was 12 and LeRoy was 15 years old. They were most likely fishing the deep holes that run through the Fulton homestead. Guizaquit Brook.)

And so Ends the Month of May

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April 1896

1 Wed
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred went away this morning quite early to help Burns to get his logs in. Stella was up to Jim’s this afternoon.

2
Cloudy & cold with a SE wind all day. Signs of a storm. Fred brought us down to Richard L. Bell’s this morning. It was very poor sledding.

3
It commenced to snow in the night and snowed all day and all night till Saturday noon. In the afternoon we drove out to Blaine and took our supper at Dr. A. J. Fulton’s.

4 Sat
Saturday, we drove in the afternoon out to Blaine and took our supper at A.J. Fulton’s and come home.

5
It was a nice, pretty morning In the forenoon. We went down to Robert McKelvery’s. We had a nice visit. We stayed for two or three days.

6
It was quite cold and cloudy this morning. We stayed at Robert McKelvery’s all that day and had a nice pleasant time. It looks like snow.

7
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. It froze quite hard. Good sap days now. We was at Robert McKelvery’s today. Dr. A.J. and wife called to see us while there.

8
Clear and quite cold. We took our breakfast at Robert McKelvery’s and then we came up to Richard Bell’s and stopped there.

9
Clear and cold but good sap days. Richard Bell commenced to haul his potatoes to the factory this morning at 20 cents per bbl no pay down.

10
Clear and cold In the morning when we was at R.L. Bell’s but the snow running right off fast as you could expect to see it.

11
Cloudy and quite cold this morning. We was expecting to come home early this day but did not get away till late after dinner. Fred went out to the bridge and came up and brought us home.

12
Clear and quite cold this morning but the snow run off very fast. Fred and wife went up in the afternoon to see Mrs. Roger Hawksley. She was sick.

13
Warm and cloudy this morning. It rained a little and snowed some but very little of either. F.A. Blackden is helping Harden Fulton today hauling wood.

14
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind in the morning but snow run off in the afternoon. Me and L.H. Fulton went out with 20 bushels of oats and buckwheat for Dr. A.J. Fulton.

15
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. The snow running off fast today. Fred was making syrup today.

16
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It commenced to rain quite early in the morning and rained most all day.

17
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It was very rainy looking all day and foggy but did not rain. In the night there was a heavy thunder shower for the first. Fred went over to see his father.

18
Very cloudy and foggy this morning with the wind from the SW. We had a very heavy thunder shower in the night. It cleared off from the NW in the afternoon.

19 Sun
Some clouds and quite cool and windy. We went up to L.H. Fulton’s and took dinner. Then with J.W. Fulton & wife. We had a pleasant time of it and in the afternoon we came home.

20
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. In the evening Arthur and John Hutchinson was here. He was a minister. We had prayer.

21
Clear and quite cold with a West wind. Myself and wife went up to make Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit. We stayed till most night. Had a good time.

22
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home in the forenoon but in the afternoon myself and wife went down to Arthur Hutchinson’s and made a good visit.

23
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day but L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden took two span of horses on a double wagon and drove to Blaine this morning. I sent Aaron 20 bushels of grain.

24
Clear and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was chopping down a piece of trees all day today.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden had L.H. Fulton helping him to fall trees today. I was cobling a little.

26 Sun
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. George Lindsey was here last night. He went home today. Fred and wife went up to Isaac Straight’s this afternoon.

27
Clear and Cool with a SE wind. F .A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton took 20 bbls of potatoes of mine to the the factory today and picked up 10 bbls to take tomorrow.

28
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred went out with potatoes and grain today. Fred took 10 bbls to the factory for me. Signs of rain all day.

29
Clear and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning and was gone all day. Stella trying to do his taxes.

30 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred went away early this morning down to Knoxford. It was near sunset when he got back. The rest was home all day.

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March 1896

1 Sun
Warm with a SE rain all night and all day and is still storming at bedtime and the ground is getting bare very fast. The fields will soon be bare.

2
Cool with a SE rain all night and all day till about 4 o’clock this afternoon. It held up but still looked very rainy.
3
Cool with a SE wind all night and all the forenoon with some pretty smart showers of rain but in the afternoon the wind came round to the NW quite cold.

4
Cold and very severe heavy wind and snow all night and all day. Freezing very hard and very disagreeable. F.A. Blackden bought a horse.

5
A cold NW wind and snow all day and all the previous night. Very heavy wind and snow all the time. George Hallett and John McPherson called this afternoon.

6
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It cleared quite pleasant about noon. Fred hauled over two loads today of logs to the river. L.H. Fulton and J.W. Fulton called in today. (Leonard Harden and James Wellington Fulton, sons of Robert M. Fulton)

7
Cloudy and cold with an East wind this morning and very stormy looking. It began a heavy East snowstorm at two o’clock. Fred took his last load of logs today.

8
Cold with a SE snowstorm in the previous night. Snowed about six inches and snowed and drifted the most of the day. J.W. Fulton called in tonight.

9
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton took over a load of logs to the river today.
Fred went over with him. (River de Chute)

10
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold blustering day. Fred was choring round all day. Harden took one load of logs to the Mill.

11
Clear and cold with a North Wind. At noon it began to cloud up like more snow. Fred worked for Harden today.

12
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Began about nine tonight. It snowed the rest of the night and all day today and drifted very heavy in the afternoon from the NW. Frank Blackden and young Palmer called.

(Note: George Frank Blackden was the older brother of Fred A. Blackden, both being the sons of Napoleon and Lydia (Cookson) Blackden)

13
I am eighty (80) years old today. Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Harden drove down after me and his mother and took us up there to take my birthday dinner and had a nice time.
14
Some clouds and cold with a North wind. F.A. Blackden took one load of logs to the river to the Mill in the forenoon and went out to Blaine in the afternoon.

15
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home alone all today. Richard Bell and wife was here to tea. Fred and wife and family was over to West Ridge today to his Father’s.

16
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Adaline McKelvery was here this afternoon. Signs of a storm soon.

17
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Commenced about midnight the previous night. Snowed and drifted heavy in the night and snowed and drifted heavy all day till near sundown.

18
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Fred went away over on West Ridge early this morning and did not get back till after dark tonight.

19
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to snow quite early in the day. Slowly in the afternoon it came on a dreadful snow. Fred went with two loads.

20
Warm with a SE rain in the night and very foggy this morning and plenty of water running this morning. It did not rain but very little today but the snow ran off very fast.

21
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Edward Tarr, Fred’s uncle, came here before dinner. He went over to the St. John River in the afternoon with Fred and Harden.

22
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Perry Cox here about half the day. Mrs. Hutchinson took tea with us this evening. Stopped with us till near dark.

23 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred took out a load of wood and went out to Town Meeting today and got a few things.

24
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred took a load of logs to the Mill in the forenoon and
Harden a load in the afternoon. Fred went over to Knoxford in the afternoon with Edward Tarr.

25
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm. Harden took one load of logs to the Mill and Fred one load to the Mill and came back and took a load of wood to Blaine.

26
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton took a big load of logs to the mill this morning. Bacholder and wife here.

27
Cold and rainy this morning with the wind from the SE. The appearance of a heavy rain but quite early in the day the wind came round to the NW and blowed very heavy.

28
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Richard L. Bell and Frank Blackden was here to dinner. Fred went over to the Province in the afternoon.

29
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm soon. F.A. Blackden and wife went down to R.L. Bell’s today on a little visit. L.H. Fulton here today.

30
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred went away quite early this morning over on the Fort Road to Pierce’s. He did not get back till dark. Harden took me out four bbls of buckwheat to Aaron’s.

31
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Fred went away quite early this morning to help Philander Burns to haul logs off the Alf Gillen place.

And so ends the month of March

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February 1896

1 Sat
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Very stormy looking. Me and Jim and Fred drove out to Mars Hill Village but hard for a sled. Part of the way bare ground.

2
Cold with a SE snow all the previous night and all day. The wind got round to the NE in the afternoon. R.L. Bell and family made us a visit today. Stephen Giberson was here a little while.

3
Cloudy and quite cool with a NW wind. About six inches of snow fell yesterday. Fair sledding now. Fred had Harden all day hauling wood with two teams. An old Englishman here to dinner.

4
A dull cloudy day all day. Drizzling snow. Signs of more snow. L.H. Fulton went out to Mars Hili Village today on business.

5
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Signs of more snow. We was home all day. Fred had Roger Hawksley here. Commenced to saw up his wood. It will take him tomorrow to finish and have good luck.

6 Thu
It snowed a little in the nite and very stormy looking all day and began to snow at dark. F .A. Blackden finished sawing up his wood tonight at dark. There is about six inches of snow in the fields at present.

7
Cloudy and driZZling snow all the previous night and all day. Roger Hawksley’s sawing machine broke and he went to Blaine to get it mended this morning.

8
Cold and snowing and drifting all night and part of today and drifting bad today. Me and Harden drove to Blaine this morning. Called to Mrs. Valley’s, to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s, to William’s, Young’s, to York & luce’s and home to dinner. The temperature 32 above zero.

9
Cloudy & stormy looking this morning and snowed some in the night. l.H. Fulton’s wife was taking sick this morning and had to go to Blaine for the doctor. How it may prove, we can’t tell.

10
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. It snowed about six inches in the night and blowed and drifted all day very heavy and making bad traveling. Harden’s wife is sick.

11
Cloudy and Cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. The roads was very bad this morning. They had to turn out and break it out this morning. Harden drove to Blaine today.

12
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. Very cold and blustering day all day. F.A. Blackden was to work making sled. Mrs. Everitt called in and Adaline McKelvery and daughter.

13
Cloudy & Cool with a NW wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton and Kincade called here today. They was out to L.H. Fulton’s wife. She was sick. Fred was out to Blaine today on business.

14
A cold snow storm all night and day. It commenced in from the evening from the SE and snowed and blowed all night and all day till about noon, then shifted to the NW and is blowing and drifting at bedtime.

15
A cold NW snowstorm all night till noon today. Blowing and drifting. Roger Hawksley took his horse power away this afternoon.

16
Clear and Cold with a NW wind. Thirty-four above at noon. A heavy cold wind all day. We was home all day. Mrs. R.l. Bell and son was here to tea in the afternoon.

17
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. This morning was 26 below zero. The coldest I think we have had here this winter. Fred was away up to Roger Hawksley’s helping him to thrash today.

18
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Note: branaratner’s nanawmma very weaK. recorama no events
19
Clear & Cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm this morning but the storm held off. Twenty deg. above at noon.

20
Cloudy & Cold with a SE snowstorm this morning. It snowed most of the day. Fred took me out seven bbls of potatoes today to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

21
Clear and Cold with a NW wind. A very very heavy cold wind all day. Harden and Fred went over to the river this morning.

22
Cloudy & Cold with a SW wind. Very stormy looking all day. Fred went over to his Father’s this morning quite early.

23 Sun
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter here. The Rev. Mr. Foster took dinner here today. Signs of more snow soon.

24 Mon
Cloudy & Cold with a SW wind. It snowed some and rained some but cloudy all day. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s. Havelock Bartley and wife here. (Leafy Fulton written to the side)

25
Cloudy & Cold with a NW wind. Very stormy looking all day. Fred took a load of logs over to the river today to Adams Mill to sell for the money.

26
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Sixty degrees above at noon. It was very beautiful. Fred took two loads of hardwood logs to the river today. Harden went up to John Bartley’s.

27
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter went home this morning.
He drove to George’s. (Note: His son, George W. Fulton, living in Blaine)

28
Cloudy & Cold with a SE wind. Very Stormy looking all day but did not storm any. Fred took out one load of logs to the river today. Peter Gee here tonight.
29
Cloudy & Warm with a SE wind and very rainy looking all the forenoon. It commenced raining at noon and rained all the afternoon and still raining at bedtime.

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January 1896

1 Wed
Cloudy & Cold with a NW wind. Stella and family was up to Harden’s all day. Mrs. George Hallett was here to dinner. Perry Cox called. Fred was helping Charles McPherson making sleepers. (Sleepers was an early word for RR ties. With the new Railroad coming in, it was a new opportunity of labor in hewing them by hand)

2
Clear & Cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. The fields are all about bare. Signs of a storm. The cattle, sheep, hogs and horses all grubbing through the fields.

3
Cloudy and Cool with a SE wind. Snowed a little in the night. Signs of a storm all day. Snowed just enough to say that it snowed. Sherman and wife and two children came before dinner and stayed all night and left the next morning.

4
Cloudy and Cold with NW wind. The wind blew heavy and cold all day. Sherman and wife and family left here this morning. The fields stili bare. Cattle grubbing.

5
Some clouds and Cold with a NW wind. A heavy cold wind. Stephen Giberson gave us a call this afternoon an hour or two. Signs of a storm. Ground stili bare.

6
Cold with NW wind and mostly clear. Temperature run down to four below zero by sundown. It was very cold. The ground stili bare.

7
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred was helping Charles McPherson today making sleepers. The ground stili bare but signs of snow.

8
Clear and Cold with a NW wind. It got cold in the afternoon very fast. The ground bare. The cattle, sheep and horses was grUbbing in fields. The dry dirt blowing on the roads like in the summertime.

9
Clear & Cold with NW wind. Fred was away all day for C. McPherson making sleepers. The ground still bare. Cattle and sheep still running the fields. Not common for the 9th of Jan. Clear &

10
Cold with a NW wind. LeRoy Bell, that was stopping here and choring, complained of being sick, went home today. Fred was helping McPherson. The fields still bare.

11
Cloudy & Cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. Fred had Harden here this forenoon helping him to saw up wood at the door. Harden hauled a load of straw. The ground is still bare.

12
Clear & Cold with NW wind. A very beautiful day. The ground bare and froze. Very, very little, but the cattle and sheep still grubbing through the fields. We was home all day. Fred and family went up to James W. Fulton’s.

13
Cloudy with a NE wind. It began to snow in the night and kept on snowing a little all day and it snowed about two inches in all. Fred was in the woods for C. McPherson.

14
Cloudy & Cold with a NW wind. It snowed some all day but not enough to amount to anything. Poor traveling. There is only about two inches of snow. Winter is passing away.

15
Some clouds & cold with a NW wind. Fred was away today helping Charles McPherson making sleepers. LeRoy Bell was here tending the cattle. The rest of us was home all day.

16
Some Clouds & Cold with a NE wind. Signs of snow. In the afternoon it clou~ed up and began to snow. For the past week the cattle and sheep was through the fiel~s. They are using wagons.

17
Clear & Cold with a West or NW wind. Fred was hauling wood this afternoon. He had Jim and Harden helping him yarding in the wood. They could not haul to the door.

18
Cloudy & Cold with NW wind. Fred and Harden drove out today to Mars Hill Village with the double wagon there was so little snow.

19
Some clouds & cold with a North wind. We was home all day. Fred and wife went over to James Rundlett’s to see his Father and Mother. They was sick. Sylvester boy and Oran Wing was here.

20
Cloudy & Cold with a NW wind. A sprinkle of snow all day but not amount to much. They are stili traveling with wagons the 20th day of January.

21
Cloudy & Cool with NW wind. It snowed two inches last night and today. Fred put a roller in the bobsled today and yarded wood in the afternoon.

22
Some clouds in the forenoon but by noon it cleared off fine. Quite cold in the afternoon. Fred had Jim yarding wood. Fred went over to his Father’s tonight after dark on horseback.

23 Thu
Clear & Cold with a West wind. Fred got home at noon. Harden got home tonight from Knoxford. Still going with wagons. Fred got some sled timber today.

24
Cloudy & Cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife made Mrs. Stephen Giberson a good all day visit today. Had a nice time. Fred came after us at night. Mrs. Len Bartley here to tea. Signs of rain.

25
Cloudy & Cold with a NE wind. It is very stormy looking today but did not storm till about
six o’clock. Just enough to say it stormed. Fred drove out to Mars Hill with horse and wagon.

26 Sun
Quite moderate snow storm all the night and all day today. Snowed 1 1/2 inches. The sleighs and sleds and wagons. We are in hopes it will stay on. We was home all day. Adaline McKelvery was here awhile.

27
Quite stormy looking this morning. Fred took a load of hay to Chandler today. About three inches of snow on the ground now.

28
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Very Cold. Fred went to move W.W. Larabee and family to Bridgewater. To be gone two days. John McPherson got a little jag of hay today.

29
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. I called up to Harden’s and Stephen Giberson’s. Fred got home tonight from Bridgewater. Dolly Bell and young McKelvery called in tonight.

30
Mostly clear and cold with a West wind. We was home all day. Fred made Harden a sled pole for his long sled. Urban Bell and Esther Boynton was here to dinner and supper.

31 Fri
Clear & Cold with a NW wind. Three inches of snow on the ground now. Very poor sledding the last day of January. Fred went over to the river with Jim.

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June 1897

1897 june

1 Tue
Mostly clear and cold with a West wind and very heavy. At R.L. Bell’s.
(Note: After visiting Forra’s grave, Robert and Martha would walk up the hill to spend some time at Richard and Dolly Bell’s home.)

2 Wed
Cold with a NW wind. At R.L. Bell’s at the Sewing Circle. Signs of a storm.

3 Thu
Cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. Quite warm today. At R.L. Bell’s. Down to R. McKelvery’s. Will and Alice there.

4 Fri
Quite warm today. Signs of rain. Down to R. McKelvery’s this afternoon.

(Note: Robert and Adaline (Fulton) McKelvery lived just across the road from King’s Grove Cemetery and at the foot of R.L. Bell hill.)

5 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. At R. McKelvery’s. Cass Frost was here.

6 Sun
Raining this morning. Dull all day. Robert McKelvery brought us up to R.L. Bell’s in the afternoon.

7 Mon
At R.L. Bell’s choring and helping to work.

8 Tue
At R.L. Bell’s still to work helping Mrs. Bell.

9 Wed
At R.L. Bell’s visiting and helping Mrs. Bell.

10 Thu
At R.L. Bell’s helping Mrs. Bell with her wood.

11 Fri
Still at R.L. Bell helping Mrs. Bell with her wood.

12 Sat
We went down to Robert McKelvery’s and back. At night to R.L. Bell’s and kept house for them to go to Bridgewater.

13 Sun
Kept house on Sunday for R.L. Bell and wife while they went to Bridgewater Meeting.

14 Mon
A.J. Fulton came and brought us to his place to Blaine.

15 Tue
Dr. A.J. Fulton went down to Alfred King’s and back to A.J. Fulton’s.
(Note: Alfred King married Mary Fulton, daughter of Thomas Fulton of Royalton, N.B. Thomas was brother to Robert M. Fulton. Alfred and Mary lived in Blaine for a period of time before moving back to Knoxford, N.B.)

16 Wed
A.J. Fulton’s in the forenoon. Worked some for Aaron shoveling dirt. To McKelvery’s.

17 Thu
Robert McKelvery brought us up to R.L. Bell’s.

18 Fri
To R.L. Bell’s and chored and helped her.

19 Sat
I went down to R. McKelvery’s and got him to bring us home.

20 Sun
We was home all day and found things quite pleasant.

21 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Very heavy all day. More like October than June.

22 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW very heavy and cold wind. More like the Fall than the warm June.

23 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Harden went over to Bristol to the Wilcox trial.

24 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Very warm. John Bartley and son here today.

(Note: John Bartley, who married Robert’s daughter, Abigail, would bring his 10 year old son, John Wellington
Bartley, to see his grandfather. Welly was born June 11, 1887 and died Dec. 26, 1956.)

25 Fri
Heavy thunder and lightnings in the night but no rain. It began to rain in the morning and rained till three o’clock very heavy.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went to the Fort to get his grist.

27 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Two of John Bartley’s boys here today and Perry Cox. Signs of more rain.

28 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind and very cold. There was two Morehouse’s and two Lawrence’s here. Brother and sister each. Heavy showers all day. (Note: Phoebe and Elizabeth Jones was the sisters of Martha (Jones) Fulton. Phoebe married Philemon Lawrence and Elizabeth married Isaac Morehouse. )

29 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. They commenced road work today for the first.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the forenoon. It begun to rain in the afternoon.

And so Ends the Month of June

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May 1897

1897 May

1 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very stormy looking. Fred got home today from the Mill.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Jim Mahan, Alvin Giberson, Sylvester and a number of others called in.

3 Mon
Cloudy with a SE wind. Rained heavy in the night and in the morning.

4 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred was to Blaine today. The weather is vey rainy looking.

5 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. Fred was making cogs this forenoon. Him and Harden went piling but for Shaw.

6 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Very cold. Fred worked in the orchard.

7 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred was harrowing over the orchard today to tear the grass roots up.

8 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred was yarding up wood today to saw up.

9 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred and wife and family up to J.W. Fulton’s.

10 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred was at the blacksmith’s. It snowed some and rained some.

11 Tue
Some clouds with a NW wind but very warm. Fred was plowing today for the first.

12 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to rain at 4 o’clock. Fred over on West Ridge.

(Note: When Fred A. Blackden makes his trips to West Ridge, he is checking on his family. Parents, Napoleon Bonapart Blackden, age 74, and Lydia Whitney (Cookson) Blackden, age 62, are now living in Dexter, Maine, with their son Owen Blackden. Owen was an owner of the Exchange Hotel located in that town. Napoleon and Lydia was given a suite of rooms in this Hotel.)

13 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred went to West Ridge and got a load of oats today. It commenced to rain at 5 o’clock.

14 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Fred was hauling rocks most of the afternoon. John McPherson here.

15 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Harden and Fred went to Williamstown.

16 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Fred and Harden was down to R.L. Bell’s.

17 Mon
A cold NW wind. Harden and Fred and Alf Gillen went to the River today to Adam’s Mill.

18 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Fred and Harden sowed their wheat today.

19 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred plowing and making preparations to sow.

20 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. It began to rain about one o’clock. J.Worth of Cloverdale here.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. In the afternoon a heavy cold wind and rain from the NW.

22 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Dot Larrabee and Sycha Hutchinson was here today. Fred was plowing.

23 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Harden’s family, two Sylvesters, H. Lindsey, two from Bartley’s and one of the Lockharts here today.

24 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred was plowing. Dr. A.J. Fulton was here today.

25 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It rained the most of the day. Mrs. Everitt here. Fred worked for Mr. Lorenca.

26 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. All appearance of rain. Harden went to Blaine.

27 Thu
Cloudy with a NE wind and rain about all day steady. Fred plowing in the rain part of the day. Signs of rain.

28 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Fred and Harden plowed some in the rain some.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some today. Harden and Fred plowed some.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. R.L. Bell and wife here today. Signs of rain.

31 Mon
Very cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Myself and wife and Harden and wife went to decorate Forra’s grave. Fred decorated Forra’s grave and put a railing around it.

And so Ends the Month of May

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April 1897

1897 April

1 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Fred had John Aheran helping. Fred took one load to the river.

2 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Very heavy and cold wind all day. Harden and Fred went with two loads.

3 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Peddler here tonight. Fred went to the Fort today.

4 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Harden and wife and family and Siberian peddler here.

5 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Very foggy and rainy through the day. Fred took one load out.

6 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Fred moved his horse power in today to repair.

7 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Frank Blackden here to tea. Then took the wood saw over to his place.

8 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred went to the Mill and got a load of lumber. Signs of a storm.

9 Fri
Cloudy with a SE wind. Fred went to the River today with a load of logs.

10 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Fred was working at his horse power today and choring.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Fred and Harden went to Knoxford today and Dorothy Bell and son and daughter.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. George Lindsey came back today. Fred was choring. He was sick.

13 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Lorenca and wife here. Fred and wife and daughter. Signs of a storm.

14 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred was choring the most of the day as it rained the most of the time.

15 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and rain the most of the day. Harden came and took us up to his place. Had a good visit. Brought us home.

16 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained part of the day very heavy. Fred was choring.

17 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Clouded up in the afternoon and rained all the rest of the day.

18 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. L.H. Fulton and wife went to Jim Craig‘s, to Straight‘s, his mother.

19 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred took myself and wife up to J.W. Fulton’s on bare ground for a visit.

20 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred and Harden was helping R.L. Bell to yard up wood.

21 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred and Harden went to the Fort today. R.L. Bell was up.

22 Thu
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. Snow mostly in the fields. Fred helping Lorenca.

23 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred worked for Lorenca. Alice went home.

24 Sat
Some clouds with a SE wind. Fred took his team to help R.L. Bell.

25 Sun
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. Fred and wife took dinner and tea at Harden’s today.

26 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred moved the wood saw up to J.W. Fulton’s today.

27 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred was sawing up J.W. Fulton’s wood today.

28 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred finished sawing Jim’s wood and took the saw home.

29 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred moved Lorenca’s stuff to Caribou today or started to.

30 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Fred has been two days with his load in Caribou for Lorenca.

And so Ends the Month of April

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Census: Wiggins Family

1891 Wicklow, Carleton Co, New Brunswick

189 Wiggins, Benjamin M 49 M  NB NB NB FCB Farmer
189 Wiggins, Melisie F 38 M W ” ” ” ”
189 Cox, Sophia F 16 M D ” ” ” Meth
189 Cox, James M 30 M  ” ” ” FCB Labourer
189 Cox, Perry M 18   US ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Thomas M 14  S NB ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Ada F 13  D ” ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Lambert M 11  S ” ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Georgie F 9  D ” ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, John M 7  S ” ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Benjamin M 4  S ” ” ” ”
189 Wiggins, Dorcas F 1  D ” ” ” “

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Photo: Home of Dr. Aaron Jones Fulton

Residence of Aaron Jones Fulton

Home of Dr. Aaron Jones Fulton in Blaine Maine.

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Napoleon Bonapart Blackden

July 4, 1897
According to the Blackden Family Tree, Napoleon Bonnapart Blackden died of Cerebral Apoplexy, July 4, 1897. Mr. Blackden’s
death occurred while Fred Blackden was in New Brunswick on a fishing and business venture. It is evident that Fred would not
receive word of his father’s death following his return home. His time being spent working for Wilcox and raising the York barn.
Robert would have certainly mentioned Mr. Blackden’s passing in his diary if the word had reached the Fulton place.
Owen was born August 12, 1858 in Etna, Maine. When he was fifteen, he bought his time from his father, Napoleon, and began
to learn the Blacksmith trade. At age 29, he managed the LancyHouse in Pittsfield, Me. He would later own the Exchange Hotel
in Dexter where he provided the last days for his aging father. Owen managed the Presque Isle House in Presque Isle around
1913 to 1924. He also owned the Vaughn House in Caribou for about 20 years. This was a very popular hotel with 80 rooms. He
was an active Mason, very well known and often referred to as simply, “Pop.” Owen was married to Ada Carolyn Cleveland who would die in a car accident in N.B., Sept. 25, 1916. Owen died in Caribou, Maine, July 3, 1940 and is buried in Dexter, Maine.

[Rodney F.]

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Forrest Burton Fulton

Forest Burton Fulton was the firstborn of Harden and Annie (Bartley) Fulton, being born January 28, 1887. R.M.Fulton
called him ‘Little Forra.’Forest took sick during the late summer and fall of 1893. Typhoid Fever was the epidemic of that period. Forra’s death was a terrible blow to the Fulton family but must have been welcomed because of the extreme sickness that came with this disease. As indicated by the diary of 1893, Forra died Dec. 01, 1893 and was buried just two days later. At that time, Kings Grove was referred to as the Fossey Cemetery. The James Fossey house situated at the entrance. Able bodied men would chip away at the frozen ground to make way for the pine casket which would rest Forra’s tiny body.

On Monday, May 31, 1897, Robert M. Fulton placed flowers on a Forra’s grave not knowing that he would be laid beside him within just a few weeks.

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Alfred Gillen and Mary Hutchinson

Alfred L. Gillen, known by all who knew   him  as ‘Alf’  Gillen,
was the son  of  Joseph Gillen  who  moved  here  from Nova
Scotia.   Joseph settled on the East Ridge with his family and
engaged in farming.
On  November 7, 1891,  Alf  married  Mary  E. Hutchinson, the
daughter of Mr. &  Mrs. Arthur  Hutchinson  who lived  on  the
U.S.- Canadian Border at the North end of Mars Hill Mountain.
After living in Easton for a short period of time,  Alf  and  Mary
moved back to East Ridge and bought the property that is now
owned by Harley York, just  South  of  the  East  Ridge  Baptist
Church.
Alf and Mary would have no children of  their  own  but found
great joy in raising Mary’s  niece from a young child to  adult-
hood.  After many years of farming, they retired to a small lot
located on Benjamin Street in Mars Hill.
In November of 1951, the Gillen’s  celebrated  their  60th  year
of marriage. Open house was held in the afternoon & evening.
Miss Ruby Hutchinson cut and served an anniversary cake and
Mrs. Hudson  Hutchinson had charge of the guest book.    Over
100 guests called to extend congratulatory wishes.
Alf Gillen was a neighbor and friend of the  Fulton  family  for
many years.  He farmed for 50 years until his retirement in the
summer of 1947.

Mary  Elizabeth  Hutchinson  was the daughter of Arthur
and Louise  Hutchinson.     She was one of 10  children.
Her siblings were Sycha, Orpha, Annie, George, James,
Matthew, Helen, Hudson and Hubert.
The Hutchinson family lived  North  of  the  Fulton home-
stead  near  the  Roger  Hawksley place  situated on  the
U.S. – Canadian border.      The old well is boarded over
but remains as a reminder of it’s use over 100 years ago.

It is most likely that Mary and  her siblings  would  have
hiked down over the hill and across the brook to attend
school at the old  log school house that was referred  to
as the R.M. Fulton School, District # 7.

It is not known by me as to  how  Mary Elizabeth met Alf
Gillen but the probable  meeting   would  be  during  the
barn  raisings’  and  sociables  of the area called  the
Island. They were married in the Hutchinson home.

When Alf and Mary Gillen retired, they moved in town
and lived on Benjamin Street. As a child, I would have
walked to school and passed by their home many times.
How I wish that I would have been able to sit with them
and learn first hand about Robert M. Fulton whom they
knew and visited many times. (Rod Fulton)

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March 1897

1897 March

1 Mon
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Temperature 24 below zero this morning. Signs of more snow.

2 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and snow. Fred went to Centreville Mill today.

3 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow and drifting. It stormed most all day today.

4 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A dreadful blowing and drifting day. Fred yarded logs.

5 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. Fred took out one load of logs. George
Lindsey came today.

6 Sat
Clear and warm in the morning. James and Harden went to Cloverdale.

(Note: Cloverdale,N.B. is fifty miles from the Fulton Homestead. It is where Martha (Jones) Fulton’s family
resides.)

7 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. R.L. Bell was here at noon. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton not back yet.

8 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred and George was cutting and hauling logs.

9 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred and George Lindsey was to work. Lindsey took a load of logs to Wilcox.

10 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and snowed 4 or 5 inches of snow. A.J. Fulton and Alice
Larrabee here today.
(Note: Aaron’s sister, Alice, lived close by in Blaine, so when Aaron took long carriage rides he would have his sister accompany him. It give Alice a chance to check in on her mom and dad at the same time.)

11 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The wind blew in the afternoon very heavy from the NW.

12 Fri
Cloudy with a NW wind. Robert Jones and wife from Knoxford here. J.W. Fulton and wife here this afternoon.
(Note: Robert Jones anxious to talk with James and Harden about his family in Cloverdale.)

13 Sat Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Bell boys here to dinner and Fred.

14 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. In the afternoon the wind came round to the SE and snowed very heavy.

15 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE snowstorm in the night, fell 4 or 5 inches. The wind came round to the NW at daylight and blew the snow all away. It blew heavy all day.

16 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred went out to Blaine this afternoon.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. George York here to dinner.

18 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. George Lindsey came back today. Fred went up on the mountain.

19 Fri
A light SE snow in the night and snowed some all day. Fred went to the River on business.George Lindsey went home today.

20 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred killed a cow today for Mrs. Lorenca. Still snowing tonight.

21 Sun
Cold with a SE snowstorm all night and all day. Fred was out just enough to do the chores. Still snowing at bedtime.

22 Mon
Cold with a SE wind. Fred and Harden was to Town Meeting today. J.W. Fulton called.

23 Tue
Cloudy with a NW wind. Fish peddler here today. Fred went to the Fort today. Hired on business. Signs of a storm.

24 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. John Bartley here today. Fred took a load of wood to Stitham’s.

25 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Snowing and drifting. A regular March day.

26 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. John Aheran helped Fred today to cut timber. A regular March day, snowing and blowing.

27 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cloudy all day. Signs of a storm today. Fred was away to the Fort on business.

28 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden and Fred went to a Meeting today. Clear tonight.

29 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. J.W. Collins here. Fred had John Aheran helping him today making timber.

30 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred and John Aheran was making timber today. Clear and cold.

31 Wed Some clouds and cold with a West wind. Fred had John Aheran to work today.

And so Ends the Month of March

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February 1897

1 Mon
Mostly clear with a SW wind. George Lindsey was hauling wood all day for Fred. Harden and Fred was away for a horse.

2 Tue
Mostly clear with a NW wind. Fred took R.L. Bell’s wood machine home and went over on West Ridge and got one.

3 Wed
Clear and cold with a West wind. It melted all day. Harden went to Centreville Mill today for Fred. George Lindsey took out wood to W.W. Larrabee.

4 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred was making ready to saw wood. George took a load of sleepers to McPherson.

5 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred was making ready to saw wood. George took out a load of sleepers for John McPherson.

6 Sat
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Fred went to Bridgewater today on business. George Lindsey took a load of wood out. Mrs. Towle here. Paid out 20 cents. (Note: Mrs. Towle was the wife of W.R. Towle who taught school in the Robert M. Fulton house, which was a log cabin built in 1866.)

7 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I went out to the Baptism today. About 300 people or more. George took us out to the meeting house. (Note: This would have been the new Free Baptist Church that was in the process of being built. It was located on Church Street.)

8 Mon
It snowed a soft snow of about 4 inches in the night with a South wind this morning. R.L. Bell here today.

9 Tue
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind and snowed the most of the afternoon. Fred and George Lindsey was sawing wood all day.

10 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Very blustery and cold. Fred and George Lindsey was sawing wood all day for Fossey and Gilman.

11 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. George Lindsey hauled one load of wood to York & Luce‘s.

12 Fri
Clear and cold with NW wind. Harden and Fred took out 2 or 3 loads of wood today.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind.
George Lindsey took out a load of wood today.

14 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Frank Blackden and wife and daughter here. Lindsey went home today.
(Frank Blackden, age 35, and his wife Emily (Smith) Blackden, age 30, and their 7 year old daughter Edna F. Blackden.)

15 Mon
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I took my dinner at Stephen Giberson’s. Fred and Lindsey sawing wood.

16 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred killed his pig this afternoon.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. W.W. Larrabee and wife here today. Storming.

18 Thu
Cold with a SE snowstorm all day. Fred and George Lindsey worked till noon and gave up.

19 Fri
Cold with a NE snowstorm. Myself and wife went up to Stephen Giberson’s this morning and stayed
all day.

20 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. LeRoy and Urban Bell and Perry Cox here today.

21 Sun
Cold with a SE snowstorm all day. The storm was heavy the most of the day. Held at sunset.

22 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred went out with a load of wood for York & Luce today.

23 Tue
Cold with a SE snowstorm. Commenced, I judged, about midnight and snowed heavy all day. I think twelve inches of snow fell. Arthur Hutchinson here all day.

24 Wed
Cold with a SE wind. They made a road scraper here this morning to scrape the snow off the road.

25 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Fred took two loads of logs to the river today. Had Harden to help him. George the peddler here.

26 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. George Lindsey went two trips to the river today.

27 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden and George Lindsey went two trips to the river today.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind but got very cold through the day. Snowed and blowed and drifted. Lindsey went home.

And so Ends the Month of February

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January 1897

1 Fri
Clear with a NE wind but very pleasant.
To Dr. A.J. Fulton’s to dinner and I came down to Larrabee’s with James Collins to W.W. Larrabee‘s where we was visiting.
2 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind.
I rode up to A.J. Fulton’s with John Tweedie and got some papers.Walked home to W.W. Larrabee’s.

3 Sun
Stayed at W.W. Larrabee’s all day Sunday. Went down to the Baptism by the Starch Factory. Warm and melted all day.

4 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and very foggy.
Signs of rain. Still at W.W. Larrabee’s. In the evening R. McKelvery came and moved us up to his place.

5 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind.
At McKelvery’s. R.L. Bell is here thrashing for McKelvery. He got done today.

6 Wed
Cloudy and quite warm with a SE wind in the forenoon.
About 3 o’clock the wind came round to the NW. Quite cold.

7 Thu
Cloudy with a NW wind and snow squalls all the forenoon but the sun came out at noon but clouded up the most of the time. Dr. A.J. Fulton was here.

8 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind.
Adaline is still sick. Robert went out this morning to get some more medicine to Doctor A.J. Fulton’s.

9 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a North wind.
The most of the day was pretty cold but at noon we had to put down the window blind, the sun was so hot. A.J. Fulton here.

10 Sun
Cold with a NW wind and snowstorm all the forenoon.
It stopped snowing and the sun came out a great many times. Called in to Adaline to see how she was.

11 Mon
Cloudy and quite warm with a NW wind.
Ash McKelvery moved us up to R.L. Bell’s today and we found things quite pleasant there. Had a good time.

12 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some snow squalls in the forenoon.
I went down to Robert McKelvery’s in the afternoon and stayed myself.

13 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind.
I stayed at R.L. Bell’s till after dinner and Ash McKelvery took me out to A.J. Fulton’s Drug Store and I talked with Aaron awhile.

14 Thu
Clear and quite cold but in the afternoon it was quite warm and pleasant for January.

15 Fri
Clear and cold with a West wind but the day was very pleasant and warm for the time of the year and the snow all off.

16 Sat
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We stayed at R.L. Bell’s all day and had a good time.

17 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and signs of a storm. Commenced to snow at dark from the SE, snow and hail.

18 Mon
R.L. Bell brought us home on half bare ground with horse and sled. It rained all day but home in one hour.

19 Tue
It cleared off at night.
The wind came round to the North dreadful cold. The temperature registered 20 degrees below zero with a dreadful heavy wind.

20 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred walked out to the river today. L.H. Fulton gone to Wing’s to make sleepers. (Note: Sleepers: Railroad Ties hewn out by axe )

21 Thu
Cold with a SE snowstorm. Commenced about 6 o’clock in the morning and snowed heavy all day and all night. Near a foot of snow. Men and teams laid by.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. R.L. Bell came this morning to go to hauling wood. Fred and Harden to help him. Harden’s mare died.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred was to the river. J.W. Fulton and Harden was to Centreville to the Mill.

24 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind.
Seven more baptized today making 19 in all in a week for the Ouserite Church, I suppose. (Note: Town records reveal no record of church movement that would resemble grandfather’s definition of ‘Ouserite.’ In August of 1894, a group of dedicated Baptists raised quite a stir under the leadership of Elder Charles Orser. This movement was the foundation of theFree Baptist Church that was established just a few years later and of which grandfather noted the laying of the cornerstone. It is possible that R.M. Fulton was making a reference to the ‘Orserite Church.)

25 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing some and blowing some. Fred was hauling wood to George York‘s.

26 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind in the forenoon and snowing. The wind came round to the North in the afternoon. Snowed and blowed heavy. Fred hauling for George York.

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind.
Fred killed his fowls. John Kelley went to Blaine. I had an ill turn.

28 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Fred started to the Fort Mill this morning. Signs of a storm. Harden took a load of Sleepers.

29 Fri
Cloudy with a NW wind and snowing and drifting and blowing and very cold. Fred got home from the Fort Mill and left his grist.

30 Sat
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Fred is quite sick with a sore throat today.

31 Sun
Clear and cool with a SW wind. Fred was very sick with a sore throat and bad cold. Merty Cox called in today and some others.

And so Ends the Month of January

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Photo: December 1893 diary page

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Obituary : Beecher Fulton, son of Harden Fulton

Beecher Fulton obituary

Obituary for Beecher Fulton, son of Hardin Fulton and grandson of Robert M Fulton.

22 Jun 1890- 14 Jan 1956

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Photo: Alice Fulton Larrabee

Alice Fulton Larrabee

Alice Fulton Larrabee, daughter of Robert Fulton.

Born 14 Nov 1861 in Wicklow, Carleton, New Brunswick Canada

Married  02 Oct 1879 to William W. Larrabee

Died 22 Jan 1929 in Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine

Children:
Alice
Frank
Bertha

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Photo: James Urban Bell, grandson of Robert Fulton

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James Urban Bell, b. April 1883-d.05 Mar 1964, son of Richard Bell and Dorothy Fulton (R M Fulton’s daughter) and wife Maggie Swaim and sister in law Phoebe. James Urban married 27 Jun 1906.

Children: Jennie, Kenneth and Alfred.

Certificate Number:

Bride Name:

SWAINE MARGARET M (SWAIM)

Bride Town/State:

MARS HILL, ME

Groom Name:

BELL JAMES U

Groom Town/State:

MARS HILL, ME

Date of Marriage:

Wednesday June 27, 1906

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Photo: Phoebe Bell, daughter of Dorothy Fulton Bell

Phoebe Bell , daughter of Dorothy “Dolly” Fulton and Richard L Bell. Granddaughter to Robert M Fulton.

phoebe bell

b. 08 Nov 1887 Mars Hill, Aroostook Co, Maine

married 31 Aug 1918  in Duluth Minn. to former Minnesota Congressman and lawyer William Alvin Pittenger)

d. 15 Sep 1972 Falls Church, Virginia

Two Children: Richard William Pittenger (1920-1955) and living daughter.

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Photo: Dr. Aaron Jones Fulton and family

Dr. Aaron Jones Fulton, son of Robert M Fulton.
Aaron Jones Fulton (09 Apr 1851-1941), Emma S Turner (Aug 1862-1925)
Children: Ellwyn Mortimer Fulton (1885-1961) and Anita J Fulton (1892-1908)

Dr. Aaron Jones FultonDr Aaron Jones Fulton and Family

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Photo: Harden Leonard Fulton and family (abt 1900)

Harden L Fulton (1857-1946) , wife Annie (Bartley), Beecher Fulton (1890-1956), Leo Fulton (1893-1983), Vera Fulton (1899-1979). Annie was the daughter of Thomas Bartley and Jane Spittle. Annie’s brother John Bartley was married to Harden’s sister Abba Abigail Fulton. 

Harden Fulton and family

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Photo: George Washington Fulton and wife Maggie

George Washington Fulton, son of Robert M Fulton. (04 Apr 1855-aft 1920) .
Married to Margaret “Maggie” Adams (1861-aft 1930) from Nova Scotia Canada.
The family moved to Massachusetts late 1899 and lived in Cambridge area or Holliston area.
Children:
Robert
Eva
Ella
Charles
Lillian
Ethel Dean Fulton–>married Arthur L Widner. Died 1983 in Concord, CA
Llewellyn
Eugene d. 1982 San Bernardino, California
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Obituary: A J Fulton

Presque Isle Star Herald

Dr. Aaron J. Fulton (09 Apr 1851– April 21, 1941)
Dr. Aaron J. Fulton, 90, second oldest man in the town of Blaine, passed away on Monday at his home in Blaine. He was born in Wicklow, New Brunswick, moving to Mars hill when he was seventeen years of age. He graduated from Houlton Academy, now Ricker Classical
Institute in 1883 and from the University of Vermont Medical College in 1890 and began the practice of medicine in Bridgewater.In 1893 he moved to Blaine, where he owned and operated the “Corner Drug Store” for forty years. He was married twice, in 1883 to Emma Turner, who died in 1925 and to Caroline Hamline in 1926.
He taught school for many years in Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Monticello, and in Houlton in 1888, when the late James Archibald was superintendent of schools there.

He held many office in both Mars Hill and Blaine, among them being superintendent of schools in both towns and was town clerk in Blaine for about twenty years. When the board of Trustees of Aroostook Central Institute was incorporated in 1906, he was elected vice president and three years later president of the board,
which office he held for many years. Aroostook Central Institute never had a truer friend than Dr. Fulton.

He was prominent in Masonic bodies and among the Odd Fellows. A large number of masons attended his funeral and held burial services. Early in life he joined the Baptist church and was interested in its welfare all his life. Politically he was a Republican, serving his party in the legislature in 1905 and 1907, and in the State Senate in
1915 and 1917.

Besides his wife, he leaves his son Ellwyn Fulton of Houlton, one brother, Harden Fulton of Mars Hill, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Blackden of Gray. His only daughter, Nita, died in her senior year at Aroostook Central Institute, being a blow which he and Mrs. Fulton never recovered.

Funeral services were on Wednesday at the Baptist Church in Blaine, with the Rev. George Hammond of the Mars Hill church and the Rev. Perley Sloat, Blaine pastor conducting. Music was by the men’s quartet of the Mars Hill Church with Mrs. Fred Hanson their accompanist. Masonic honors were accorded Dr. Fulton. Burial in the Tapley Cemetery in Blaine.

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Photo: Ethel May Fulton Kunerth Miller

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Ethel May Fulton, daughter of Ephraim Jones Fulton and Louisa Webster.
Born 17 Jan 1877. Died 10 Dec 1959.

Married Charles D Kunerth on 28 Jun 1899 Crow Wing, Minnesota, USA.

Children:Karl F Kunerth (1901-1986), IrwinM Kunerth (1904-1984)

She divorced Charles Kunerth and worked as a principal. She worked at the Riverside Women’s Reformatory in Rutland Vermont in the 1940’s and 1950’s and Christ the King School in the 1950s .

She married Edward Miller .

Edward, Ethel and her sister Edith are all buried at Lakeside Cemetery, Hamburg, Erie, New York, USA.

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Photo: Stella B Fulton Blackden

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Stella Blanche Fulton Blackden, youngest child of Robert M Fulton and Martha Jones.
Born: 10 Jan 1864 in Mars Hill Maine
Married 24 Dec 1887 to  Fred Allen Blackden in Easton Maine (1868-1961)

Died 22 Apr 1954 in Gray Maine.

Children: Edith, Leon, Dale, Amber, Laura, Ada Corene, Roland, Glen

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Photo: Ephraim J Fulton

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Ephraim J Fulton, Drysdale, Brainard Minn.

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Photo: Ephraim J Fulton, Louisa Webster and daughter Edith.

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Ephraim Jones Fulton, son of Robert Fulton and first wife, Louisa Webster and Edith. J A McColl, 7th Street Brainard MN. Edith b. 1880 Maine. Family moved to Minnesota in 1881.

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Photo: Mabel Fulton, granddaughter of R M Fulton

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“To Aunt Stella with Love, Mabel Fulton, Duluth Minn. Christmas 1913”

Mabel Fulton, daughter of E J Fulton and Louisa Webster. b. 29 Aug 1871 d. ?

Music and Voice Teacher.

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Photo: Adeline A Fulton McKelvery and Alice Murray

adeline fulton murray and alice murray
Adeline A Fulton McKelvery and Alice Murray. Adeline’s first husband James Murray died 24 Apr 1895. Adeline married again to widow Robert McKelvery on 13 Oct 1895.

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Photo: Fred A Blackden

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Fred Allen Blackden, son of Napoleon Bonapart Blackden and Lydia Cookson. Husband of Stella Blanche Fulton.

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December 1895

1 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home the most of the day. Signs of a storm all day and still looks very stormy at bedtime or at nine o’clock in the evening. Birt Tapley and wife was here to dinner and stayed till about four o’clock. They heard that Alzena Giberson had got a good deal worse than she was. Fred and wife and Birt and wife went up to see her. The doctor was sent for. She had fits and her case is doubtful.

2 Mon
It snowed a little in the night but it commencd to rain about sunrise mixed with a fine snow from the southeast quite cold but the men kept on thrashing till noon and it rained so heavy that they had to give it up. The ground was all afloat you might say. The water came in the cellar again tonight. I am afraid it will spoil some of the potatoes. It still looks very much like rain.

3 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Several little flurries of snow today. Harden and Fred had the
Mahan boys all day thrashing all through what snow there was but did not get done. They shifted the machine this evening with the hose heads this way to the south. They will try and finish pretty early tomorrow if possible. Harden and Fred paid me the 12 bushels of oats today they got from me in the fall. The stove pipe burnt out this evening.

4 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden had a nice day to finish up their thrashing today. They got done just at dark and moved their machine after supper down to Harvey Everitts. Elijah Giberson was with the men in the barn awhile at Harvey Everitt’s. P.S. I had my part of the oats taken out today, 32 bushels.

5 Thu
Cold with a NE snow this morning. It snowed a little all day but did not amount to much. F.A. Blackden drove out to Blaine today with a single wagon and brought home a barrel of flour and some other stuff. A mistake, not to Blaine but to Mars Hill, to York’s and Luce’s, to get his flour. It is still snowing at bedtime.

6 Fri
It is still snowing this morning and blowing from the NW very heavy all day and drifted. It was not fit to do anything out of doors so we kept in the house the most of the day. There was very little moving on the road today.

7 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home the most of the day. It was very stormy looking all day and commenced to snow about five o’clock in the evening. It needs some to make sledding as what came yesterday blowed the most of it off the road. Fred was hauling two loads of wood today. One for Stephen Giberson and one for himself and cut some up to do over Sunday.

8 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and snowed and blew heavy all day. F.A. Blackden was called up in the night by Stephen Giberson to go for the doctor for his daughter to Blaine and got home about three o’clock. L.H. Fulton had to go for him again this afternoon. Mrs. Richard Bell and son, LeRoy, was hear this afternoon to tea and stayed till about seven o’clock.

9 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cold with signs of a storm. F.A. Blackden hauled some wood here and some for Stephen Giberson to assist him in their sickness. Myself and wife went there today two or three hours. Fred went over tonight to his father’s to see how he was, as he has been poorly for some time. J.W. Fulton called in this evening awhile.

[ Stephen Orser Giberson Born Oct. 12, 1835 in Bath, N.B. The son of William Giberson Born 1812 in Bath – Died 1887 Temperance (Kinney) Born Dec. 19, 1811 in Bristol, N.B.
Stephen Married Georgianna Bishop on August 20, 1860. She was born June, 1835 in Bairdsville, N.B. ]

10 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Great signs of a threatened storm of snow or rain soon. F.A. Blackden got home today at noon from West Ridge. His uncle, Ed. Tar, was here to dinner and took away his bee hive with him. J.W. Fulton was here a little while this evening and Stephen Giberson came in about nine o’clock for Mrs. Blackden to go and sit up with his sick daughter tonight.

11 Wed
R. M Jones was here (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Signs of a storm. F.A. Blackden took out to York and Luce today a load of 24 bushels of oats. Robert M. Jones, from Knoxford, was here to tea this evening on his way home. Harden and Fred sold two sheep tonight to Cole Wilcox.

12 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very cold wind all day. Fred cut up across the brook in the fournoon and I was helping Harden to mend his horse reins. Then Harden and Fred helped me in the afternoon to kill and dress forty pounds of poultry, 16 hens and chickens. We begun after one o’clock and got done sometime before night. Perry O. Cox was here to supper.

13 Fri
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Myself and Harden drove out to Blaine this morning. I took out 40 lbs of poultry and some eggs. I traded some with York & Luce and some with Stitham and some with W. Young. We drove down to W.W. Larrabee’s and took dinner and stopped at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s. George Lindsey was here today to dinner.

14 Sat
Clear and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was chopping and hauling wood all day. Fred hauled one load up to Stephen Giberson’s. Clear and cold tonight. So ends the day and ends the week.

15 Sun
Clear and cold with a west wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife went down to Richard Bell’s in the afternoon. Benjiman Wiggins called in today and talked awhile and Birt Tapley was in. Mrs. Stephen Giberson was here on an errand.

16 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was cobbling all day for F.A. Blackden’s boy and L.H. Fulton’s boy and choring. Fred was hauling wood from the woods and chopping wood at the door all day making ready to go away on the morrow over to James Rundlett’s to help him to get up wood a day or two.

Note: Grandfather Robert was making his grandchildren a pair of ‘moggys’ for Christmas. Moggys was usually made with sheep hide. The soft fleece inside the moggy made for much warmth and comfort. Christmas is only a few days away.

17 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden took Leon and started over to James Rundlett’s this morning about half after five to haul wood a couple of days. Leroy Bell came this afternoon to do the chores for Fred. L.H. Fulton took Straight’s sheep home this afternoon. Signs of a storm soon.

18 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. It snowed a little in the night and rained a little today. It looked stormy all day but not enough to amount to anything. Frank Larrabee came here this afternoon. Fred got home tonight from West Ridge. It snowed some this evening.
Note: Roy was the 3rd generation to inherit the Bell Farm. On his death, his two sons, Allen & Austin took over the farm. Allen inherited the North side of the road and Austin inherited the South side. (Photo 1950)

19 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Signs of a storm all day. F.A. Blackden drove us down to R.L. Bell’s this morning with horse and sled. We stayed there that day. We had a good time and enjoyed ourselves nice. The weather very nice and the snow going very fast that day.

20 Fri
Cold and cloudy with a SE wind and very foggy all day. The snow going off very fast. We are at R.L. Bell’s. We was at the same place enjoying ourselves nice on our visit.

21 Sat
Saturday was a dull and cloudy day with a cold SE wind. The snow still going off very fast. I walked down the hill to Robert McKelvery’s in the fournoon and was there till most of the night. Robert McKelvery brought me up to R.L. Bell’s with his horse and wagon at night.

Note: Grandfather, desiring to have some time of quiet, would bundle up and walk from the top of Bell Hill down to the McKelvery place, where his daughter, Adaline was living with her new husband and family. The walk was slow but peaceful and his thoughts, no doubt, lingered as he passed the Fossey Cemetery (Now known as Kings Grove Cemetery). Perhaps he stopped by the graveside of his grandson, Forest Burton Fulton. Within two years, Robert would be buried beside him.

22 Sun
Sunday was a very dull and cloudy day all the fournoon with a SE wind. In the afternoon, it began to rain and rained very heavy and the snow still going off very fast. R.L. Bell and his two boys and his two girls went out to the hall to Sabbath School and to meeting. We had quite a sing in the evening.

Note: The four children would have been. LeRoy (age 14), Urbie (age 11), Alda Rosella (age 10) and Phoebe Ann (age ‘8)

23 Mon
Cold and cloudy with a SE wind in the fournoon and in the afternoon the wind came around to the northwest and the sun came out quite warm. We went down to Robert McKelvery’s tonight and had a good pleasant time of it.

24 Tue
Tuesday, the 24th, we was down to Robert McKelvery’s. Quite cold this morning. It snowed about two inches in the night but cleared off quite pleasant in the afternoon. We was enjoying ourselves nicely.

Dec 25, 1895 Diary Page

Dec 25, 1895 Diary Page

25 Wed
Wednesday was a nice day but quite cool with a NW wind. One of Robert McKelvery’s boys was taking us up to R.L. Bell’s in the evening after tea. We had a good time and enjoyed ourselves nice.

26 Thu
Thursday was a cold and cloudy day all day and looked like a storm all day. A heavy SE wind. We was at R.L. Bell’s all day.

27 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and rain began in the night and rained and blew almost a gale till about one o’clock and it cleared up a little and we rigged up two wagons and R.L. Bell come and
brought us up home and found all well.

28 Sat
Cloudy and dull all day and cloudy and stormy all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was away all day helping Charles McPherson making sleepers. (Railroad ties)

29 Sun
Mostly clear and quite cold this morning. Myself and wife went up to L.H. Fulton’s in the afternoon and to Stephen Giberson’s. We took tea at Harden’s. F.A. blackden went out to Blaine today to see Charles Chandler on some business. Harden had to kill one of his horses tonight.

30 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day choring and working to please our folks the best we could. It was very foggy all the fournoon and looked very much like a storm and still looks like a storm at bedtime.

RM Diary End of 1895

RM Diary End of 1895

31 Tue
Cold with a SE rain commencing in the night and rained about three fourths of the day and very windy. About one o’clock the wind came around to the NW and the sun shone out part of the time. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went out to Mars Hill Village this afternoon. The ground about all bare and so little frost that you could have ploughed if you was a mind to try.

So ends 1895

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November 1895

1 Fri
A cold SE snow storm commenced in the night and snowed most of the day. It rained some about noon and took off some of the snow. I think it snowed all of six inches. The temperature registering from 32 to 48 degrees above zero. The wind came around to the NW in the afternoon and got quite cold. We was home all day. L. H. Fulton called in this morning awhile. Harden and Birt Tapley went to the Mars Hill Village to try and get some money.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and Birt Tapley went away this fournoon in the snow. They have been on the mountain trying to catch a deer. They spent half a day and got one partridge. Fred went out to Blaine in the afternoon to do some trading. Harden killed one of his hogs today. Signs of rain or snow again soon. So ends the day.

3 Sun
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Before noon, Robert McKelvery and wife came up to see us and in the afternoon L.H. Fulton and wife and Thomas Bartley came in. Thomas stopped to tea and before night Mrs. George York came in and stopped an hour or two. It is very clear and cold tonight.

4 Mon
Clear and cold with a SW wind. It froze pretty hard this morning. F.A. Blackden went down to Charles Chandler’s Mill this morning with a load of buckwheat and took Leon with him. Jonathan Worth and young Miss Smith from the Province called and took dinner here today. The rest of us was home all day.

Note: Leon Carroll Blackden was the five year old son of Fred & Stella Blackden. Leon was born on May 30th, 1890, in Mars Hill and died October 16, 1941 in Wallum Lake, Rhode Island. This was quite a day for a young boy to be going to the Mill with his father.

5 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. The wind was very cold. Myself and F.A. Blackden drove out to Blaine with the double wagon. Fred was going to Chandler’s Mill after a grist of buckwheat. I took out a box of eggs, 10 dozen, for A.J. Fulton’s wife amounting to $1.50 and money enough to pay Dr. Syphers and took up my note of $39.00 and interest. I paid H.W. Safford $1.50 and paid A.J. Fulton in full to date and took up a part of which W. Young owed me.

6 Wed
The bees came out today a flew about very smart (written at top of page)
Clear and cool with a SE wind. The bees came out of their hive today like they would in the summer. Fred went away early this morning over on West Ridge and did not get back till after dark. Hezekiah Mills and wife made us a call today. He has a meeting tonight at the School House. There is a man stopping here tonight by the name of Edward Sherman. He is going around repairing up sewing machines.

7 Thu
The bees was out today (written at top of page)
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Fred went away again early this morning over on the West Ridge and has not got back yet at bedtime or nine o’clock P.M. Stella went to meeting tonight. Hezekial Mills had meeting tonight at the School House. The bees was out thick again today. Edward Sherman, the sewing machine repairer left here today. Signs of a storm.

8 Fri
H Mills and wife was here (written at top of page)
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Great signs of a storm all day and it commenced to rain a little late in the afternoon but not much. Fred came home this fournoon and brought his father and mother with him. Hezekiah Mills and wife came here on a visit this afternoon and stopped to tea. Fred ploughed the rest of the day over the brook after he came home.

9 Sat
Cold with a NE rain and snow all night and all day till about two o’clock and then came on snow and snowed till bedtime and it may snow all night. Old man Blackden and wife here. I called in to L. H. Fulton’s and Stephen Giberson’s this fournoon a spell. Hezekiah Mills and wife and Stephen Giberson and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. Harden and Fred ploughed all the afternoon.

10 Sun
Cloudy and cool. It snowed and rained all the previous night and all day today. It is till storming at bedtime or nine o’clock. Myself and wife was home all day. Fred and wife and his children and Fred’s father and mother took a drive up to J.W. Fulton’s in the afternoon a little while. Abier Landers was here to supper and left here to go home after nine o’clock six or seven miles and bad traveling for sleigh.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a west wind. Me and F.A. Blackden started to Blaine this morning with a Span of horses and sled. We stopped at Richard Bell’s and took dinner and went on to Blaine. I went to A.J. Fulton’s and got a strengthening plaster for my wife, bought a pair of boots for my wife and a cap for myself. Fred done some trading that he needed and we got home at 4 o’clock.

12 Tue
Orin Wing’s girl died today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a West wind all day. It looked like a heavy storm coming on and continued so at bedtime. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden built himself a sheep yard today. Orin Wing’s little daughter died this morning, so we heard. David Hartley called here today buying old rubbers.

13 Wed
Orin Wing’s girl buried today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred hauled a few loads of wood to the
funeral of Orin Wing’s little girl past here today. Robert Irvin and a minister by the name of Bowie called called here this evening. The minister took tea with us and Fred and wife went to meeting to hear him preach. Very cloudy and dull looking weather. The ministers name was Bowie.

14 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. In the fournoon F.A. Blackden made himself a sheep yard. In the afternoon he was sick. Stella had her second puff or quilt finished up today. Stella and Mrs. Blackden is down to A. Hutchinson’s this evening on a short visit. The weather is very dark and cloudy yet. Dirgan here to see Fred for C. Chandler.

15 Fri
Birt Tapley helped Fred move stove Cloudy and cold with a SE rainstorm. It commenced to rain this morning before daylight and rained all day and is still raining at bedtime. Fred and
Harden thrashed out their beans today. Birt Tapley came down and helped Fred to move the stoves today. They put our little stove in our room and put the cooking stove in the place of it and put my cooking stove up in the kitchen.

16 Sat
Water in the cellar (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a west wind. It got quite cold in the afternoon. Harden and Fred ploughed the most of the day and they called it good ploughing. The roads are almost impassible with mud and water and water came in our cellar five or six inches deep. Perry O. Cox here tonight to supper. So ends the day and we say our prayers and go to rest.

17 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It has looked like a storm all day and still looks like it at bedtime. Perry O. Cox stayed all night and about 11 o’clock in the night George and Alonzo Smith from the Province came in and stopped all night and got breakfast. They went to Jim’s looking after Birt Tapley for money for their work. Fred took his father and mother home today after been here eight or ten days on a visit.

18 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. It commenced to rain about one o’clock but very light. Not enough to stop Fred and Harden from ploughing all day. Made a good days work. George and Alonzo Smith left here this morning for home. Me and Fred A. Blackden settled tonight for $7.44 in money and butter $4.00 making in all $11.44 he owed me. R. M. Fulton I took his note for six months at 10 per cent interest.

19 Tue
Cloudy and cold with SE wind. Signs of rain all day. A nice day for ploughing and Harden and Fred improved the time and ploughed a nice piece. The rain hung off all day and still holds off at bedtime and still looks as if it won’t rain soon or snow. Sherman, the sewing machine repairer, called here today.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It looked like rain in the morning but it did not begin to rain till near noon. It came on then pretty heavy till bedtime. Fred went away over on West Ridge and has not got back. Sherman was here to supper. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s today. I called up to Stephen Giberson’s a little while. So ends the day.

21 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind but it got cold very fast, snowing and blowing a regular gale and by noon the temperature had dropped ten degrees and by nine o’clock it had run down 18 degrees from what it was at daylight. It rained most all night from the SE and very warm all night. Fred got home tonight. He was gone two days. It was nice ploughing yesterday. J.W. Fulton was here to supper. I mended his Carragons in the afternoon.

Note: Robert Murphy Fulton received tanning and cobbler training from his father, Samuel Fulton, who owned and operated a tannery in Nova Scotia before coming to Wakefield, New Brunswick.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It froze very hard in the night and snowed a little but not to make any sledding. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden drove out to Mars Hill Village today with a double wagon but reported very bad. The team could only walk and very slow at that. Some signs of more storm soon. So ends the day.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and very stormy looking and cold. It came on snow about noon. L.H. Fulton and Stephen Giberson and F.A. Blackden joined together today and killed
four hogs, two for Giberson, one for Harden and one for Fred. All good sized hogs and got done sometime before night. It snowed heavy all the afternoon. Two Arabian peddlers stop-
ping here tonight. Fred got the word his father is sick.

24 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge this morning to see his father that was sick. Myself and wife was home all day with two Arabian peddlers that was stopping here over Sunday. They got home a little after dark. Perry O. Cox here to dinner. About five inches of snow this morning. Fair sledding this morning. Harden and family went to Knoxford.

25 Mon
Fred cut up his hog today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. This morning it moderated. Some signs of a storm and began to
snow at about 8 o’clock in the evening. W.W. Larrabee and wife drove up today with a horse and
sleigh. F.A. Blackden cut up his hog today and salted it away. Fred and William W. Larrabee drove down to the boundry and cut and hauled up a load of wood and cleaned up his beans today. Will and Alice went home tonight. Fair sledding now.

26 Tue
Cold with a SE rain this morning. It snowed till about midnight the previous night about five or six inches and then came on rain and rained heavy the rest of the night and all day and still raining at bedtime and very foggy. Harden and Fred, in the afternoon, drove up to Rideout’s and to Straight’s.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a north wind. It was quite cloudy in the morning but in the afternoon it got quite clear and cold. It will freeze hard tonight. F.A. blackden went out to Mars Hill Village today with a span of horses and wagon. There was near 1 1/2 feet of water in our cellar this morning. The rain took the snow about all off and spoiled all the sledding. I received a letter tonight from J.S. Weiler of Houlton on business.

28 Thu
Clear and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day today. Fred was to work the most of the day cutting and splitting up wood at the door. It was a beautiful day. W. J. Hersom and a man by the name of Hersey called today and I paid W. J. Hersom $43.20 for J.S. Weiler the amount of a note J.S. Weiler held against me. William Merithew and L.H. Fulton called in the evening.

29 Fri
Eli Fletcher called today (written at top of page)
Some clouds and cool this morning with the wind from the southeast. It turned out to be a nice and pleasant day. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton was helping J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley to thrash today with Jim Mahan’s machine. Old man Fletcher called here today to sell some of his medicine. He said he would not be back till next summer. Stephen Giberson called today.

30 Sat
Mostly clear and cold this morning with the wind from the northwest. We was home all day, Fred excepted. He was up to Jim’s in the fournoon helping Jim and Birt to get done their thrashing and they moved down here in the afternoon and set up and thrashed out twenty six bushels. It is very clear and cold tonight with the wind from the NW and very cold. So ends the day and the week draws to a close.

So Ends the Month of November

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October 1895

1 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Some little cold showers of rain through the day. Harden and Fred dug potatoes alone in fournoon. In the afternoon, two men from the Province, two Gees, came here and hired. They hauled in one load put in the barn floor and one load to Harden’s all sorted.

[Note: Adaline and Robert McKelvery was married today (October 1, 1895) Whether Robert and Martha was aware of the marriage is not known. Births and marriages was not on grandfather’s list of priorities. He believed in Eccl. 7:1]

2 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden went to work this morning to cultivate some potatoes this morning in order to make it easier to dig. He had some trouble with his horse and got his jawbone cracked. Harden and the two hired men was digging all day. Fred went out with a load of 14 bbs to William Young’s in the afternoon.

3 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Harden took a load of factory potatoes out this fournoon to Websters for Fred. Dr. A. J. Fulton came here to see his mother and give her some medicine. Dr. J. H. Syphers called this afternoon for old acquaintance sake and we was glad to see him. We had a few moments of pleasant talk before leaving.

Note: Dr. James Houlton Syphers (1837 – 1915), Civil War Veteran, was called to the home of Fred and Stella Blackden on November 1, 1888 and brought Edythe Clayton Blackden into the world. Edythe told her children, “I never liked the man because of that.”

4 Fri
Clear and cold with a North wind. Harden took both of the men to help him dig today and Fred took a load of his potatoes out to B.F. Pierce today. He came home and got his dinner and he took in the afternoon some buckwheat to get ground for his hogs. Clear and cold tonight.

5 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was choring and boiling hog feed and Harden and Fred and their two men was digging potatoes all day. Fred hauled up 14 bbls to the house tonight to take to the station on Monday morning. Fred took the two Gees out on their road aways.

6 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Fred and wife went over to James Rundlett’s to see his father and mother this morning. Frank Blackden’s wife and two children was here awhile. Mat Hutchinson’s son called. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here to tea.

Note: George Frank Blackden was married to Emily F. Smith. Emily had recently lost a child April 12, 1895. The infant daughter is buried in the Pierce Cemetery, located on the Fort Road in Mars Hill, Maine.

7 Mon
Some Clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was to work in the potatoes all day. Harden took two loads, 30 bbls, to the factory today for me. F.A. Blackden and his three men was digging and picking up all day. I got my crab apples mostly taken care of today and put in the cellar. I was choring all day. I thrashed out and cleaned up some beans.

8 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the morning. Fred took out a load this morning to William Young and one in the afternoon to the factory. Harden and the three men was digging potatoes till it came on rain about three o’clock. The wind came around to the northwest with a heavy shower about three o’clock.

9 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred and the three men was digging and hauling potatoes all day. They hauled forty bbls in to the barn floor and then they took up 15 bbls to take to the factory in the morning if all is well. I hope the weather may be good but it is quite cold tonight.

10 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The ground was froze very hard this morning. Harden took a load to the factory this morning and 12 bbls of good ones up home. They put a lit in the barn floor. Len Bartley came up this morning with his boys and dug 18 bbls and went home. James Craig called today and Mrs. Everitt.

11 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. The ground was froze very hard. They did not try to dig any potatoes. We had 60 or 80 bbls in the barn floor so they hauled out 45 bbls to the station and sold them for the money the best they could do. Fred broke John Aharen’s wagon in taking out one load.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain in the morning and it commenced to rain about noon. Harden and Fred’s party dug potatoes in the fournoon and settled with their three men in the afternoon and they went home, two Gees and a Demerchant. There is two Arabian peddlers here tonight. It is very rainy looking here tonight. Irven’s boys began to dig their potatoes here today.

13 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind The temperature registering from 50 to 76 degrees above zero. Myself and wife was home all day. The two Arabian peddlers here yet. Mrs. Adaline McKelvery, Richard Bell and wife and John Bartley and Perry O. Cox and J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton and wife and J.W. Fulton’s three hired men and Fred and wife drove down to Bell’s. It commenced to rain tonight since dark.

Note: In the midst of harvest, tired men and ladies gathered at the home of Richard and Dolly Bell’s to celebrate the recent marriage of their own, Adaline, who lost her husband, James Murray, on April 24th, of this year.

14 Mon
Cold with a NE rain in the night and most of the fournoon but still cloudy and very cold with a heavy wind. Harden took a load of 12 bbls of the factory potatoes and left them for himself. Them two Arabian peddlers left here this morning. Fred swapped the old double wagon with the Smith boys today for their buckboard and he rigged it up for them when they got ready to go home.

15 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. F.A. Blackden took me out a load today of 14 bbls and sold them for $7.00. The ground froze pretty hard. In the afternoon it clouded and all signs of a storm. I took a pail of apples to Mrs. Stephen Giberson and Mrs. James Giberson came here this evening and I gave her a pail full. Frank Larrabee came here tonight.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It came a little flurry of snow in the night and two or three times to day but nothing to hurt. L.H. Fulton took out a load of 15 bbs of Early Rose to William Young and sold for $7.50. Signs of a storm. G. Webster called to see Fred. Ephraim Lawrence called here today and took his dinner and left. Frank Larrabee went home this morning.

Note: George Webster was the brother of Louisa (Webster) Fulton, who married Ephraim Jones Fulton and resided in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

17 Thu
A cold SE rain this morning. It cleared up in the afternoon to the northwest very heavy and cold. L.H. Fulton took me out a load of potatoes to William Young today. H.H. Bartley came today and took up his notes and paid me cash $26.00. Harden paid me in cash $4.00 and left a balance in with Young of $3.40.

18 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The ground was froze very hard and a very cold heavy wind all day and still clear and cold and a great many potatoes froze in the ground that has not been dug yet. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden took each of them a load today. They give to the men for sake of having a factory built in Mars Hill.

19 Sat
Mostly clear with a SE wind. The ground was froze hard this morning but got quite soft in the afternoon so Harden and Fred went to digging potatoes in the afternoon and dug seven or eight bbls. F.A. Blackden and wife drove out to Blaine in the evening and came home about half after eight. Pretty cold night.

20 Sun
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home the most of the day. Fred and wife went up to J.W. Fulton’s. Fred came home but Stella stayed there on account of sickness. Quite pleasant this evening. The first wild geese heard from this season was today.

Note: On account of sickness meant that Evelyn (Fulton) Tapley was in labor and with Stella’s help gave birth to her first son, Truman Tapley, born October 20, 1895 and would die in July of 1976 at the age of 81 years. Other children born to Birt and Evelyn Tapley would be Florence and Eugene.

21 Mon
Mostly clear with a SE wind. The ground was froze quite hard this morning but got quite soft in the afternoon so Harden and Fred went to digging potatoes in the afternoon. Fred and wife drove out to Blaine in the evening. I made a mistake. Harden and Fred dug potatoes all day with two hired men. Done a good job digging and hauled in 30 bbls in the barn floor.

22 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Myself and Fred drove out to Blaine this morning in single wagon but pretty ruff and hubby. We done quite a trade and got home a little after eleven. Fred drove back with a load of 15 bbls to Lon York’s and Harden took a load of 15 bbls to the factory in the morning.

23 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. There was some little rain in the night from the southeast but the wind came around before morning from the northwest. The sun came out in the afternoon. The four hands dug and picked up thirty bbls and hauled two to the factory. There was a man called here today by the name of Sherman. He was around repairing sewing machines.

24 Thu
Finished hauling potatoes (written at top of page) Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day Harden and Fred finished digging their potatoes today and hauled one load to the factory and has one load to haul in the morning. They had George Smith and Jonathan Worth helping them two or three days. I have 62 bbls in the cellar of the Dakotas to haul yet when the sign comes right.

25 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Very cloudy all day and commenced to rain about two or three o’clock and rained sometime but very moderate. The wind came around to the northwest and cleared off quite cold. Fred took his last load to the factory this morning and sold for thirty cents per bbl. Jonathan Worth here tonight. There is a cold west wind tonight or rather northwest.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. There is a very cold NW wind tonight and like to freeze very hard. L.H. Fulton took two loads of his own potatoes to the factory today. Fred and wife drove to blaine this afternoon and done some trading. The two hired men, George Smith and Jonathan Worth, started home this afternoon. Fred was banking the house this fournoon.

27 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Signs of a storm. Quite cloudy and nearly snowed once but cleared off in the afternoon and the sun came out quite warm. F.A. Blackden and wife and daughter went to Mr.  Straights in the afternoon on a visit and Mrs. Dorothy Bell came up and stayed with us in the afternoon till after tea. Len Bartley and wife called.

28 Mon
Cold with a SE rain the most of the day. We was home all day but Fred went out with a load of potatoes for Birt Tapley. Fred turned down the plum trees today. The wind blowed tonight heavy from the southwest. Alden Sylvester and Ed Sylvester called this evening to see Fred. So ends the day.

29 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. The ground was in good condition for digging potatoes. Fred helped Harden to finish digging his potatoes this fournoon and they both went out and took a load of potatoes apiece for Jim and Birt Tapley this afternoon to the factory. Mrs. Lawrence and daughter came in this evening inviting us to a Ploughing Bee.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Fred ploughed all the fournoon but the ground was froze pretty hard in the morning and it did not get out of the ground all day. Harden took a load of potatoes to the factory. Part of a load for himself and part for Jim and Birt Tapley. It snowed a little today. Just a reminder of what we may expect soon. Fred banked the house in the afternoon.

31 Thu
Clear and cold with a SE wind. The ground was froze very hard. We was home all day. Fred went to ploughing in the afternoon over the brook. Harden went down to Robinson’s Mill with a load of buckwheat. It clouded in the afternoon and looked as if it might snow and still looks like it now at bedtime but it may blow over.

So Ends the Month of October

[Stella Blanche Fulton was the youngest of twelve children born to Robert and Martha (Jones) Fulton. She was a remarkable lady in every respect. Devoted wife, midwife, teacher, poet, journalist and lived a christian life, setting a good example for her children who loved and respected her. Stella was born in Greenfield, N.B., Canada January 10, 1864. She married Fred Allen Blackden in Easton, December 24, 1887. She died April 22, 1954 in Gray, Maine, at the
home of her daughter, Edythe.]

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September 1895

1 Sun
Fred took Father and Mother home. (written at top of page)
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred took his father and mother home today. They have been here a week. J.W. Fulton and daughter, Evelyn, was here to tea this afternoon. L.H. Fulton and wife got home from John Bartley’s this evening. We are afraid of frost tonight.

2 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today mowing buckwheat and oats. There was an Arabian peddler here today. I paid F.A. Blackden today to release me from J.H. Syphers of 24 sheep due on a lease payable in the fall of 1896 in sheep and hay $60.00.

3 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Signs of rain most all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L. H. Fulton in the fournoon mowing oats and buckwheat. In the afternoon he was ploughing. Harden went to Blaine about four o’clock. Myself and wife paid Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit this afternoon.

4 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was mowing oats in the fournoon. In the afternoon they hauled in three heavy loads of oats into our barn.

5 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was to work all day at Harden’s grain again today mowing in the fournoon and raking and hauling in the afternoon. They hauled three large loads in the fournoon and the afternoon. Mrs. John Mahan called in this afternoon.

6 Fri Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden had F.A. Blackden this fournoon to help finish cutting his buckwheat and then they worked at the line fence in the afternoon. L.H. Fulton’s wife had a quilting today. Mrs. John Mahan called in both going and coming to the quilting.

7 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I harnessed up this morning for Blaine. My wife accompanied me as far as R. Irvens. I went on to Blaine and came back to Irven’s and got my wife, drove to Richard Bell’s and took dinner and tea and drove home. Edward Tarr here today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden hauled in three loads of oats in the afternoon. So ends the week.

8 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a South wind. We was home all day. Perry O. Cox was here today to dinner. Mathias MacDonald and the Brown girl called here this evening.

Note: PERRY OLIVER COX was born in Canada, June 13, 1872. Perry would have been 23 years old on this visit to the place he called home for most of his childhood. Perry’s parents, especially his father, was poorly and was unable to provide for their many children. Perry was taken in by my grandparents and he attended the little log cabin schoolhouse throughout his learning years. He was never adopted but considered part of the family as is attested by the words of Dr. Aaron Fulton in the eulogy attached.

9 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden raked buckwheat in the fournoon and finished putting up the line fence in the afternoon. Ephraim Lawrence and Wesley Lockhart and Mrs. J.W. Fulton was here to dinner. Mr. Marithew and daughter called tonight on an errand.

10 Tue
Clear and warm with a wind from the northwest. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was pretty sick last night and today but has got some better. Charles Antworth from Blaine called here this evening looking for a girl. Mrs. George York called in and Mrs. James Hutchinson was here awhile using the sewing machine.

11 Wed
Cool with a SE rain this morning. It rained but a few hours. Me and Fred drove out to Mars Hill Village in the afternoon. We done some trading and I got my shoes at York and Luce. On our way back we went all through the factory at Blanchard’s to see how it looked. I call it a splendid building.

12 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind and very foggy this morning and commenced to rain in the afternoon and rained heavy till night and looks like more. Daniel McGrath and a young Boone called in today when it was raining awhile. My wife made Mrs. John Mahan an all day visit today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went down to Lon York’s this afternoon to see some sheep.
Note: Daniel McGrath was 42 years old when he made this visit. Daniel was the son of Moses and Mary McGrath, old friends of Robert and Martha when they lived in Greenfield, N.B., Canada. Daniel was married to Annie (Steevens) McGrath and resided in Knoxford, N.B.

13 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It was quite cold tonight. Mr. Napoleon Blackden and wife and one of Alden Sylvester’s girls was here to dinner today. F.A. Blackden took seven sheep he got of me down o Lon York’s today and changed them off and bought enough to make thirteen and brought them home tonight. So ends the day.

14 Sat
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. A very heavy frost this morning. I drove out to Mars Hill Village this afternoon and got my mail and bought some small articles. Harden and Fred Blackden was mowing their new land of oats today. Me and F.A. Blackden smoked out an old bee hive this evening. Plenty of bees and a pretty good lot of honey.

15 Sun
Robert Jones was here. (written at top of page)
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind and heavy frost. We was home all day. My brother-in-law, Robert Jones, from Knoxford, CC, N.B. and David Boone from Tobique, V.C. came here to dinner and tea and David Cookson and daughter from West Ridge and Len Bartley and wife and daughter from Knoxford Parish of Wicklow, CC, N.B., was here to tea this afternoon.

Note: Robert F. Jones was the young brother of Martha (Jones)
Fulton. Robert was born in Douglas, N.B. June 25, 1842. He was the 10th born of Ephraim & Dorothy Jones. Robert married Henriette Fulton, daughter of Thomas & Margaret (Nichols) Fulton of Knoxford. Thomas Fulton is the elder brother of Robert Murphy Fulton, my great great grandfather. David Cookson was probably the brother or nephew of Lydia Whitney (Cookson) Blackden. Lydia was the wife of Napoleon Bonnapart Blackden, Fred Allen Blackden’s parents.

16 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. Young David Boone from V.C., N.B., left here this morning for home on Tobique. Fred took him part of the way to the river. Harden and Fred finished cutting their oats on the new land today and hauled in two loads in the barn. Mr. Jake Dewitt was here to tea this afternoon. He was 80 years old the 15th of September, 1895.

17 Tue Old Mrs Turner was here. (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred expected a thrashing machine today to thrash out our buckwheat. Went and hauled up two loads to the barn. Come on rain and got quite wet. Couldn’t get it thrashed till tomorrow. Old Mrs. Turner and Dr. A.J. Fulton’s wife and daughter made us a good visit today. W.W. Larrabee was here to tea this evening.

Note: Mrs. Elizabeth Turner was the mother of Emma (Turner) Fulton. Anita Jennie Fulton was the daughter of Aaron & Emma Fulton. She was born January 31, 1892.

18 Wed
Clear with a cold NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred began to dig potatoes today. Waiting on Mahan to come with machine to thrash out some buckwheat. Two loads made him 40 bs. Birt Tapley and J.W. Fulton and George Smith called in here tonight. Signs of more rain.

19 Thu
Clear and cool with a NW wind. It froze quite thick with ice 1/2 inch thick. Got quite warm in the afternoon. We commenced to thrash our buckwheat this morning. We had about 95 bs (bushels). I had 44 bs, Harden and Fred 44 bs between them. Mahan’s moved their machine to J.W. Fulton’s at 4 o’clock and thrashed 50 bs but didn’t get done. Mrs. Everitt called in this evening on business. Mr. Everitt dead 3 years today.

20 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was helping J.W. Fulton in the fournoon to finish thrashing his buckwheat and in the afternoon they hauled in three loads of oats and then after dark they made a stretcher and put in Jim’s double wagon.

21 Sat
Cloudy this morning with a SE wind. We was home all day. We had a heavy shower of rain in the night. Fred got up in the night and unloaded a heavy load of oats that stood at the barn door. Sarah Lawrence of Knoxford came here about five o’clock. Her team that she was to go home in did not call. She was here all night. F.A. Blackden went away this afternoon to hire a man for digging potatoes.

22 Sun
Very cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. There was three of J.W. Fulton’s hired men came here this morning to shave, George Smith and his brother and Jonathan Worth from the Province. F.A. Blackden came home this morning from Knoxford. Then him and Stella went down to Blaine to W.W. Larrabee’s on a short visit. Sarah Lawrence went home this morning.

23 Mon
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred dug some potatoes in the fournoon and in the afternoon they hauled in four large loads of oats and that finished up the grain harvest. Heavy south west winds tonight and signs of rain again soon.

24 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold wind. I drove out to Wilcox’s this morning and got Harden’s mare shod. Took 8 dozen eggs to York and Luce. I went on to W.W. Larrabee’s and fed my team and took my dinner and came home. Fred A. Blackden put 16 bbls of sorted Dakotas in the cellar tonight.

25 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went out to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s this morning and took A.J. Fulton a 15 lb jar of butter. I took one bushel of crab apples and sold 1/4 to Jane Canady at Blaine and took to W.W. Larrabee the 3/4 of the bushel and sold them and promised some more as soon as I can get them there. Got home about six o’clock.

26 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of early rain in the day and it commenced to rain about ten in the fournoon. It rained quite hard for awhile but soon held up but still looks like more rain.Harden took out 15 bbls of factory potatoes this moring for the first. Fred and his man, Busta, dug till it came on rain and then hauled in 12 bbls of good ones to the cellar but had not time to put them in.

27 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was digging potatoes part of the fournoon. Harden and Fred and his hired man was digging and hauling in all day. Charles Wheeler’s boy called here today. Judson Straight came here tonight and borrowed Fred’s single wagon. Harden took 15 bbls of market potatoes to his place tonight to put in his cellar.

28 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost this morning. Fred and Harden was working at digging and hauling in potatoes again today. I was to work digging awhile. Fred went out to Mars Hill this evening on business. He got home about eleven o’clock in the evening.

29 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost in the morning. We was home the most of the day. George Smith was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton and his family went down to Richard Bell’s and made a short visit today.

30 Mon
Cold and cloudy with a NE wind. Signs of rain in the morning and commenced to rain about noon. Fred took 15 bbls to the factory today at 35 cents per barrel. He put his hog up tonight and tied his cattle up out of the cold storm. Fred brought home a bbl of flour with him.

So Ends the Month of September

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August 1895

August 1895

1 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was quite shivery through the day. Fred had L.H. Fulton today hauling manure in the orchard to make preparations to plough among the trees this fall. Myself and wife made J.W. Fulton and wife a short visit this afternoon. It still looks quite yet like more rain tonight.

2 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife drove out to Blaine and traded some with York & Luce. We went on to B.F. Pierces and wife changed a pair of glasses. We went to Mr. Young’s and to A.J. Fulton’s, drove to W.W. Larrabee’s, called at Hersom’s, to Safford’s and to R. Bell’s and home by four o’clock. We called at the widow Giberson’s. Dot Larrabee came home with us today.

3 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was putting in their hay this afternoon. They had James Rundlett and Perry O. Cox helping them. They got in seven loads in the barns and got all raked and cocked up what they had down. Richard Bell and George Bell called here today.

4 Sun
A moderate SE rain the most of the day with temperatures regristering from 60 to 72 degrees above zero. L.H. Fulton called in today. Dotty Larrabee went to the afternoon meeting. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge and brought Edyth home. Nell Mahan here this evening a little while. Myself and wife home all day with the children.

5 Mon
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with the wind from the southeast. We was home all day. The weather cleared up some about noon and Fred got in one load of hay just as a heavy thunder shower come on. It got pretty wet. Cid Fars, an Arabian peddler, called here today.

6 Tue
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was hauling in hay all the afternoon and got it all in but the field in back of the barn. Birt Tapley called in tonight.

7 Wed
Cloudy and very rainy looking this morning and rained a little in the fournoon but it cleared away about twelve o’clock and we hauled three heavy loads of hay that finished my place. Fred was to Blaine and over on West Ridge and brought over one of Alden Sylvester’s girls. L.H. Fulton went down to Robinson’s mills in the afternoon after some shingles. Signs of more rain. Harden took out the honey box today.

Note: Alden Sylvester was married to Fred Blackden’s oldest sister, Rachael. They had five children when they moved from Etna in 1880 to Mars Hill. They had five more children born in Mars Hill. They lived on a farm on the West Ridge Road in Mars Hill for about 35 years. It was known as one of the finest farms in town. Around 1915, they sold the farm to their son, Arthur, and they moved to Westfield, Maine for a short time. They then moved back to Mars Hill and lived on Fort Street.

8 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning on business to Blaine and other places. He got home about dark. The day was quite dull and some few sprinkles of rain about noon. L.H. Fulton commenced to cut his grass today. We lost a nice pig today.

9 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind this morning. We was home all day. Len Bartley and wife called at the door as they was going home tonight. Harden took out a load of hay for A.J. Fulton this afternoon. He finished cutting his hay today. F.A. Blackden was helping him. He is supposed to finish hauling tomorrow if the weather is good and is well.

10 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife started out to Blaine this morning with some eggs and a tub of butter. Sold my eggs to York & Luce for 14 cents a dozen. I could not sell my butter in Mars Hill nor Blaine. I got it put in A.J. Fulton’s cellar. My wife stopped at widow York’s and I came back and took dinner. We went up to R. Bell’s and took tea and came home before sundown. Got our roles at Houghton’s.

11 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Young Mrs. Rideout was taken by here to be buried. F.A. Blackden and wife and two young women and a young man of Alden Sylvester’s. They went with them and came back and took tea and then went home. Frank Larrabee drove up today and got Dot Larrabee after being here about a week. So ends the day.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind all the fournoon and very rainy looking. We was home all day. Evelyn Tapley was here the most of the day. F.A. Blackden had L. H. Fulton here helping him to dig out the east end of the cellar. It commenced to rain about noon and rained the most of the afternoon. It still looks like more rain. My wife was pretty ill last night and today.

13 Tue
A warm SE rain most all the prvious night and all day. Fred was at work in cellar the most of the day. Dr. A.J. Fulton called today and gave his mother some medicine. Gallop, the organist, called in and played two or three tunes on the organ. So ends the day.

14 Wed
Some clouds with a cool NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and a L.H. Fulton went out to Mars Hill Village to help Dr.A.J. Fulton on his store he is building. Mrs. J.W. Fulton and Mrs. Everitt was here today. Signs of rain. It rained two or three pretty showers today. So ends the day.

15 Thu
Some clouds with a warm SW wind. My wife is pretty sick today. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton went over on the MacDonald place today and cut two loads of hay and hauled them home before night some time. Fred hauled a bbl of water and drove me down to Stitham’s to get a little alcohol for a medicine and then went away back and gathered his cucumbers.

16 Fri
Clear and cool with a West wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and Fred A. Blackden went over on the MacDonald place today and cut and hauled over two loads of hay so they have finished haying today. The weather looks fine tonight. One piece of oats ready to cut tomorrow.

17 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Harden and Fred commenced to mow oats and buckwheat today. Some signs of rain tonight. We was home all day today. The wind is quite heavy from the east tonight.

18 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and quite foggy and rainy looking but did not begin to rain til about noon. F.A. Blackden and wife and three children and L.H. Fulton and wife and two children went down to Knoxford today and back between the showers and did not get wet. J.W. Fulton called in today awhile. Signs of rain.

19 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton went down to Bridgewater Center today. The rest of us was home all day. Mrs. May Gillen, Misses Hellen Hutchinson, Miss Gallop and Hope Everitt called in this evening.

20 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred mowed a piece of oats across the brook today between three and four acres. Elijah Giberson was here to sell F.A. Blackden a horse. May Gillen came here today after cranberry. Eclipse on the sun today. Quite cold tonight.

21 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind and some showers of rain through the day. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton went down to the Blanchard Mill in the fournoon and got some planks and in the afternoon him and Fred took a load of oats over to Roger Hawskley’s and got 15 1/2 bushels thrashed. I had one half of them. Fred went out this evening to get another horse.

22 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden was helping Fred all day hauling rocks and getting ready for ploughing. They raked up some oats after supper. Mrs. Adaline Murray, widow of the late James Murray, and daughter was here to day. She went away this evening.

23 Fri
Cool with a south rain most all day and still looks very rainy at bedtime. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today on his cellar. Lon York and John York called here today to look at some sheep to buy. Arthur Hutchinson called in this afternoon.

24 Sat
Cold with a SE rain all day commencing in the night. Fred went out to Mars Hill Village with a double team and got his horses shawed (shod). McKelvery, from Mars Hill Village drove up here tonight with a horse and carriage and took Mrs. Adaline Murray down to Richard Bell’s. Arthur Hutchinson and wife called in. So ends the day.

25 Sun
Cool with a NW rain this morning. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went over on the West Ridge this afternoon. It kind of cleared up in the afternoon and the sun came out but had quite a shower again in the afternoon. J.W. Collins and wife called this evening and talked awhile and Elijah Giberson called.

26 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of rain. We was home all day. Fred came home today and brought his father and mother with him from West Ridge. Him and Harden was looking up the lines most of the day around the farm. He is buying a piece from Harden. Some rain today and the weather looks very rainy now at bedtime.

27 Tue
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with a SE wind. Myself and wife went out to Blaine this morning and took out 10 dozen eggs, some cranberrys and took dinner and fed at W.W. Larrabee’s. Fed awhile at Dr. Fulton’s, sold a tub of butter and some oats to York & Luce, drove back to Seth Snow’s and bought some sugar, drove back to R. Bell’s and took a good wetting in the rain. Stopped and took tea till the shower was over and got home before sundown.

28 Wed
Cold with a NW rain this morning. We was home all day. Fred ploughed some in the afternoon. John York came this morning and bought Harden’s lambs and one from me at $2.35. Mr. Thomas Bartley called in this afternoon and Liza Fulton, his grand daughter. She came to bid us good-bye before she left for Lowell. The weather cleared up in all appearance as if it might be good weather after a week to ten days of wet grain sprouting.

Note: Elizabeth (Liza) Fulton was the 21 year old daughter of Samuel and Elevia (Bartley) Fulton of Knoxford. Mr. Thomas Bartley was the father of  Annie (Bartley) Fulton, wife of Leonard Harden Fulton. Liza was heading for the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts as many young women did in the late 1800’s.

29 Thu
Some clouds with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden mowed buckwheat part of the fournoon and went to raking oats and hauled four loads in the afternoon. It cleared very nice after the turn of the day. The weather looked promising to be fine.

30 Fri
Some clouds with a cold NE wind. We was home part of the day. My wife and Mr. & Mrs. Blackden was visiting in the afternoon at L.H. Fulton’s. In the afternoon Harden and Fred hauled in some oats. Mrs. Dorothy Bell was here in the afternoon. Fred and wife went out to Blaine and back this evening.

31 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain all day. Harden and Fred took a load of oats that stood in the barn floor to Mahan’s in the fournoon and got them thrashed. Harden went to John Bartley’s in the afternoon. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here in the afternoon. Mr. Blackden and wife was visiting at Stephen Giberson’s in the afternoon.

So Ends the Month of August

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July 1895

July 1895

1 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Some quite heavy showers. George York was here to dinner and got some turnips. F.A. Blackden drove over to West Ridge this afternoon and brought Mrs. Owen Blackden and her three children here tonight. L.H. Fulton drove down to Robinson Mill today after a load of shingles for his kitchen.

Note: Mrs. Ada Carolyn (Cleveland) Blackden was born November 12, 1858, in Athens, Maine. She married Owen in 1876. Ada would have been 37 years old when she brought her three children, Vesta Lancy, Vera Mae and Bernice Cleveland Blackden to the Fulton home.

2 Tue
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was to work all day in the potato field. Signs of rain again this afternoon. I was laid up with a lame side today.

3 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I drove out to Blaine today and stopped at York and Luce’s and left a box of eggs, done some trading and went on to Blaine to H.W. Safford’s and got a deed made out of my homestead in favor of Mrs. Stella B. Blackden on condition if we are supported in good shape while myself and wife lives. I took my dinner and fed my team at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

4 Thu
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working the potatoes all day hilling them up cultivating them. W.W. Larrabee and wife came here this afternoon. It is very warm tonight. Mrs. Owen Blackden is still here with her three children.

5 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden finished hoeing up the potatoes over the brook today and Fred went away and took Mrs. Owen Blackden over to James Rundlett’s after tea. Harden went to work cultivating here below the orchard. Signs of rain tonight.

6 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was cultivating their potatoes and hoeing them all day. There was some signs of rain this afternoon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden is getting ready tonight to take their wives over to the Free Baptist Quarterly Meeting tomorrow to the Province.

7 Sun
A warm SE rain this morning till 8 or 9 o’clock and then broke away. We had quite a heavy shower again in the afternoon. L.H. Fulton and wife and F.A. Blackden and wife went over to the Province today to the Free Baptist Quarterly Meeting. Myself and wife took care of the
children. J.W. Fulton called in this evening.

Note: A list of Robert & Martha’s Sunday Day Center: Beacher and Leo
Fulton, ages 5 and 3, Edythe, Leon and Dale Blackden, ages 7,5 & 3
years old.–R

8 Mon
Warm and very foggy this morning with the wind from the southeast. It cleared off about ten o’clock very warm. L.H. Fulton was working among his potatoes today and F.A. Blackden was making some changes in the barn making ready for haying. Frank Blackden called this morning.

9 Tue
Cloudy and very dull looking in the morning. Looking very much like rain with the wind from the southeast. It cleared away about ten o’clock quite warm but some showers in the west in the after- noon. Harden and Fred fixed up a good hay rack today and plastered some potatoes. Thurston, from Waterville, Maine called here with a stove to sell today.

10 Wed
Some clouds with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden took the double team and drove out to Blaine this morning. They done some trading. Harden brought home a new horse rake he bought from Lon York. They went up to Floyd Glidden’s for a lot of boards that Fred had up there. They got home about four o’clock. It is quite cool tonight. So ends the day.

Note: Floyd Glidden was married to Fred’s older sister, Lillian Laversa (Blackden) Glidden. Lillian was born November 16, 1861, in Etna, Maine. Willard Floyd Glidden was born April 11, 1859 in Friendship, Maine.

11 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton was putting the Paris Green on their potatoes this fournoon and Fred helped L.H. Fulton in the afternoon to board in his shed. Myself and wife made Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit this afternoon. Some signs of rain tonight. Birt Tapley called in tonight.

12 Fri
Some clouds with a cool SW wind. I drove out to Blaine and got H.W. Safford to send my deed and lease to Houlton to get recorded. Left a paper with Frank Luce to get recorded and took out some eggs to York & Luce. I got my rubbers changed and got some nails for Harden and some Paris Green for F.A. Blackden from Houghton’s.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning with mare and wagon to go to Easton Center but went to Bridgewater Center and on his way on the back road his mare got scared at some deer on the side of the road and turned his wagon over. He had quite a smash up and hurt himself.

14 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind and quite cool. We was home all day excepting Stella B. Blackden who went down to Richard Bell’s and got home about sunset. Signs of rain all day. Mrs. L.H. Fulton and Birt Tapley and Perry O. Cox called in today.

15 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Some heavy thunder showers off to the east. It rained some here a light shower or two. My wife and Mrs. Anna Fulton made Mrs. Everitt a visit today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went over today and new silled William Dilling’s barn. Signs of rain tonight.

16 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind all day and still at bedtime. Signs of rain all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today on his building, boarding and shingling. But the rest of us was home all day. So ends the day.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred was helping Harden all day on his shed. There was one of
them Arabian peddlers here today. Edward Tarr and Floyd Glidden was here today to dinner. It rained a little here today in the fournoon. Still signs of rain tonight. So ends this day.

18 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We was home all day excepting Fred who drove out with
Harden to Mars Hill Village in the fournoon. There was a young man stopped here today and got his dinner by the name of John Matthews. He was from the Province. Frank Larrabee here today. We received a picture of Ethel Fulton of Minnesota. Harden went down to Knoxford this afternoon to see Mrs. Bartley.

Note: Frank Larrabee was the 12 year old son of William and Alice (Fulton) Larrabee. Frank was born August 29, 1883. He would marry Frances Boyd and they would have four sons, Ted, William, Scott and Thurlow and one daughter, Bernice. Frank was a potato grower all his life and received good instruction on his grandfather Robert’s farm.–R

19 Fri
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden commenced to mow this morning with their mowing machine. They mowed till noon and in the
afternoon finished putting on the Paris Green on their potatoes below the orchard. Frank Larrabee was helping them today. So ends the day.

20 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I drove out to the Mars Hill Village this morning and took 9 dozen eggs to York and Luce and drove to R. Bell’s and took out my wool and left it at Houghton’s. I came home and took my dinner and helped to get in 4 loads of hay. I raked some. Fred stuck the pick fork in his ankle and lamed himself. So ends the day.

21 Sun
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and wife went down to Knoxford to see her mother and their little boy’s leg got hurt. My bees swarmed today. Havelock Bartley and his brother-in-law from Canada was here today to dinner. Richard Bell and wife and two of their little ones was here to tea. So ends the day.

22 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day today. Harden and wife went out to Dr. A. J. Fulton’s today to get their baby’s leg set that got broke Sunday down to Len Bartley’s. Mrs. James Giberson called in here today. Fred mowed some in the fournoon and in the afternoon they were mowing that piece below the barn and hauled in one good load in the barn.

Note: The baby who received the broken leg was most likely Leo Fulton who was born August 2, 1892. Leo married Olive Boyd on November 19, 1918. Both lived to be in their 90’s and farmed all their lives.

23 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was working at the mowing and raking hay all day. Birt and Evelyn Tapley called a little while this afternoon. Cid Fars, the Arabian peddler, called in this morning.

24 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was mowing and hauling in hay all day. We have 13 loads in tonight in Harden’s barn and ours. Dr. A.J. Fulton and wife took tea with us this afternoon. James Hutchinson was moving today in Giberson’s house.

25 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We had a little rain about noon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden mowed some today over above the buckwheat for the first. I went out to Blaine and got a butter tub. John Bartley came here today. I sold him the wheels off my old horse rake. Signs of rain tonight. So ends the day.

26 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy with a NW wind. It rained quite heavy for two or three hours this morning. The sun came out in the afternoon but it still looks like rain. We was home all day. Fred was home all day. Fred was mending up his single wagon most all day. Fred went over to John Boyd’s in the afternoon about five o’clock on some business.

27 Sat
Cloudy and very foggy this morning. Myself and wife rigged up this morning and drove up to J. W. Fulton’s and had a talk with Mrs. J. H. Syphers. Then, we started to Knoxford at 7 o’clock and got there at nine and stayed two hours and came up to Fred Longstaff’s and got tea. We started for home at quarter to five and got home at quarter of six in time to milk and do my other chores.

28 Sun
A heavy South rain commencing about eleven o’clock in the night and rained on till about ten today before it stopped and still there is signs of more rain. F. A. Blackden and wife and children went over on West Ridge today to meet Owen Blackden. Myself and wife stayed home and kept house today. So ends the day.

29 Mon
Clear and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and children got
home from the West Ridge at noon today. F. Burns and son called here today. Benjamin Wiggins called this evening. Perry O. Cox came here to tea and is here yet about half sick. It is quite cool tonight.

30 Tue
Cloudy with a SE wind all day and looked very much like rain. We was home all day. Fred and
Harden got two men today and finished mowing over on the new land today and they raked and
cocked it up in the afternoon and they mowed some on this side in back of the barn. Fred had Alvin Giberson in the fournoon and Harden had J.W. Fulton in the Fournoon.

31 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred had Harden this fournoon helping him to haul manure in the orchard. In the afternoon they was using the mowing machine mowing on the line between me and Harden’s. Mrs. James Giberson called in this afternoon and Robert Irvin called and talked awhile . So ends the day and ends this month.

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June 1895

June 1895

1 Sat Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was doing chores. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was working in their foller today till four o’clock then Fred and wife went up to John Bartley’s. So ends Saturday the last day of the week and the first day of June.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Very windy and quite cool. W.W. Larrabee and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife and child, Mr. McManus come and brought Mary Ann Lindsey here today. Perry Cox called in this evening. F.A. Blackden and wife come home from John Bartley’s this evening. So ends the day.

3 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was rolling logs and cleaning up a piece of new land. Mary Ann Lindsey is here yet. Signs of rain and much needed.

4 Tue
Some clouds and cool with the wind from the SE. We was home all day I was caring for my stock. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden branning up their foller and sowed three bushels of buckwheat.
Richard Bell came up today after horse hoe. Signs of a storm.

Note: Branning means to separate the grain from the husk – apparently to use for seed.>

5 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It came a few sprinkles of rain quite early in the day but it did not amount to anything but commenced to rain about six o’clock quite fast but slacked up again before bed time. Harden went to knoxford this afternoon. Stephen Giberson called in today. Got a letter from Ethel Fulton.

Note: Ethel was just a baby when her parents Ephraim and Louisa (Webster) Fulton left the Fulton District and moved to Brainerd, Minnesota.

6 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW rain all the fournoon but cleared up about noon. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working in the new foller in the afternoon. They sowed eleven bushels of oats and done some harrowing. I was mending Stella’s boots and doing my chores. There is a very cold wind tonight. So ends the day.

7 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was harrowing their oats on new land. Arthur Manley and his mother was hear to tea. Myself and wife and Mary Ann Lindsey went up to J.W. Fulton’s this afternoon and made them a visit. I called in to Mrs. James Giberson and took a book home I had of hers.

8 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden finished planting on the new land today their corn, beans and cucumber seed. I was
doing my chores and mending a pair of shoes for Elijah Giberson. Some signs of rain soon. So ends the day and ends the week.

9 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. This is a week today since Mary Ann Lindsey came here. Mrs. James W. Collins called in here today. L.H. Fulton was in and Perry O. Cox was here to tea. Stella B. Blackden went to meeting in the afternoon to hear Elder Foster.

10 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife drove out to Blaine today. Stopped at York and Luce’s and done some trading. We went out to Blaine and took our dinners at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s. Done some business at Blaine and took our suppers at W.W. Larrabees and drove home before sundown. Birt Tapley and Watten and Bridges and J.W. Fulton called here.

11 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. We finished the crop all up today on my part on my part of the farm. Fred fixed the pasture fence across the brook today. There was an Arabian peddler here to tea this evening. Evelyn Tapley called in after cucumber seed.

12 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He drove to Blaine. Wilbert Giberson came tonight and got three hundred of hay from me and paid 35 cents per hundred at $1.05. L.H. Fulton put in his hunney (honey) box in his bee hive.

13 Thu
Some heavy clouds this morning. There was a heavy thunder shower in the night. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden got their horse hoe out and hoed potatoes till noon. It came on heavy thunder and lightning and rain the most of the afternoon. I hear this evening that it has done a good deal of damage. It looks as if there would be more tonight.

14 Fri
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. It commenced to rain about six o’clock and thundered and lightened and rained pretty much all day and still lightning at bed time. Me and Fred drove down to the cars in back of the last factory in back of Everitt’s. I let Harden have some hay and some straw today. We called at Ben Wiggins today.

Note: As you will note on the previous page, the Wiggins home was situated directly on the border. You could sleep in Canada and eat breakfast in the U.S. and never leave the house. The house is still standing today. (2005)

15 Sat
Warm and very cloudy and rainy looking in the fournoon. The wind coming from the NW. The wind got ’round in the afternoon to the NE and cleared off quite pleasant. F.A. Blackden went to Blaine this morning and from there over to West Ridge and home. Harden went over to Knoxford and back. So ends the day.

16 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Signs of rain soon. Myself and wife and Mary Ann Lindsey was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and family went over to James Rundlett’s all day. L.H. Fulton drove out back of the mountain to meeting. So ends the day.

Note: Mary Ann (Fulton) Lindsey was the oldest daughter of Robert & Martha Fulton. She was born in Wicklow, N.B., Canada, November 9, 1844. Mary Ann married John D. Lindsey on May 23, 1864. She died shortly after her father’s death in February 1898 at the age of 53 years. She was named after her Aunt, Mary Ann (Fulton) Wakham, who lived close by. Mary Ann Wakham was Robert’s youngest sister. Nellie O. Lindsey was the youngest daughter of Mary Ann (Fulton) and John D. Lindsey. She was born just after the 1880 census was taken. I believe she was born in 1881. Nellie married Charles F. Melvine in Centreville, N.B. on Saturday, July 6, 1901. Nellie was murdered by her husband on April 02, 1903. Full story copied from the Presque-Isle INDEPENDENT.

17 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden went out today to help York and Luce on
their frame. Harden went out to get his Road Book. He came home and drove down to Knoxford with Elder Foster and back. Mrs. F. A. Blackden paid Mrs. James Giberson a visit this afternoon. Some signs of rain today. So ends this day. 18 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was using the horse hoe amongst the potatoes all day. L.H. Fulton drove out to get a scraper for working on the road tomorrow. Ed Tarr and wife called here this evening. So ends the day.

19 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Fred finished the Dakota’s with the horse hoe this fournoon for the first and went on the road in the afternoon fixing the Mahan Bridge. He took the cow out to Oran Wings tonight. Mrs. James Giberson moved away today.

20 Thu
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden finished up by all their road work today. J.W. Fulton took their supper here tonight. Fred went away this afternoon and caught 4 1/2 dozen trout. We moved things around in the kitchen today and we turned in our flour and meal plenty to keep us till fall and Fred will have to feed us then after that.

21 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning to work for York and Luce. Young Rideout brought the carriage home this morning. There was a man called here this afternoon by the name of Clark. He said he lived at the lines. He was acquainted with George Fulton. All appearance of rain tonight. Stella made Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit.

22 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. All signs of rain in the morning. It commenced to rain about eight o’clock and rained moderately all day not very heavy. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning to help York & Luce. Mrs. Alden Sylvester and Mrs. Owen Blackden came here this morning with Fred’s horse and wagon and staid (stayed) till after tea on a visit.

23 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain. Fred took Mrs. Sylvester and and Mrs. Owen Blackden home and brought back his sister, Reane, and an adopted daughter of Owen Blackden. They are here yet. Mrs. Adaline Murray called here this evening. Perry O. Cox called here today. It looks very much like rain tonight.

Note: Reane (Rena V. Blackden) was Fred’s young sister and would have been 19 years old at this time. The adopted child’s name is not mentioned. It is likely that Owen and his wife Ada (Cleveland) Blackden, was encouraged to adopt rather than try to have their own children. They did have a child, Edna Corrine, who was born September 23, 1888, twelve years after they were married. This child died six months after birth with pneumonia.Vesta,Vera, Bernice, Owen, Jr. and Glenn Whitney was born later. Glenn dying at the age of six years from Dyptheria.

24 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Reane Blackden and her adopted cousin left here this afternoon. Fred took them home this afternoon with his team. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to Arvilla York’s funeral this afternoon. Mrs. George Hallett called in this
evening. It was quite rainy and James W. Collins came and brought Stella home with horse and carriage. Arvilla York buried today.

25 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Temperature registering from 60 to 64 degrees above zero. Very cloudy and rainy looking all day. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Isaac Straight’s. Mr. Straight is quite poorly. We had a nice visit. James Craig took tea this afternoon. It still looks very much like rain tonight.

26 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It kept very cloudy all day. Myself and wife went down to R.Bell’s today and made an all day visit. Edward Hersom from Easton came and bought two of my pigs and paid $3.00. It is still very cloudy. Perry O. Cox here tonight. Mrs. J.W. Fulton called in.

27 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day and still looks very rainy. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and L.H. Fulton and wife and family and Birt Tapley and wife and Mrs. James W. Fulton all went out to the Circus today. Birt Tapley brought their baby down here this morning for us to take care.

28 Fri Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some in the night and rained all day and is still raining at bed time. We was home all day choring around. John Bartley and wife and son came here this fournoon. They went up to L.H. Fulton’s this evening. Peddler, Cid Farr, called this afternoon.

Note: John and Abigail (Fulton) Bartley would have brought their son, John Wellington Bartley, who would have just turned eight years old on June 11th, 1895. To most, he was known as ‘Welly.’

29 Sat
Heavy SE rain most all night and most of the day today and very rainy looking yet. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and John Bartley went to Blaine today. John D. Lindsey came here tonight looking after his wife. She has been here for four weeks tomorrow. So ends the day.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It looked very rainy and about four o’clock we had a very heavy thunder shower. It fell a great deal mixed with hail. John Bartley and wife and son left here this afternoon to go home. John Lindsey and wife started for home. Fred took her with horse and wagon as far as Dodges. Mary Ann was here four weeks. So ends the day.

So Ends the Month of June

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May 1895

–May 1895

1 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. We was cleaning the house again
today for the summer. I sent out 13 1/2 doz of eggs to York & Luce today by L.H. Fulton.
Mr. Sewall Pierce called on us today and took dinner and fed his team. F.A. Blackden
came home tonight from the West Ridge.

2 Thu
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day cleaning up and repairing
the house for summer. L.H. Fulton began to plough (plow) over the brook today for the
first this spring. F.A. Blackden brought home a horse tonight that he bought from Mrs. B.F.
Jones. I lent my horse collar today to Wilbert Giberson. Alvin Giberson brought my harrow
home today.

3 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He
went out to work for Will Wilson today. We was still to work cleaning up for the summer.
L.H. Fulton was at his second days ploughing today across the brook. A tin peddler called
here this morning. Some signs of rain today. So ends the day.

4 Sat
Cloudy and quite warm in the morning but in the afternoon the wind blew very cold from
the NE. The temperature settled down pretty fast and rained some . F.A. Blackden was
away all day. The rest of us was home all day. J.W. Fulton called in this evening two or
three hours. Our women finished our house cleaning today according to custom the first of May. So ends the day and so ends the week.

5 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden and
wife went over on West Ridge today and home again tonight. L.H. Fulton and wife and
family here this afternoon. Very cloudy and stormy looking tonight rain. So ends this
Sabbath Day.

6 Mon
Mostly clear with a SE wind and very warm. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden painted
his single wagon today in the fournoon and in the afternoon he was trimming up the
orchard some. I was tending my stock. Twin lambs today. Mrs. Hutchinson called here
today and Mrs. L.H. Fulton.

7 Tue
Clear and warm with a SE wind in the fournoon but came ’round to the NW in the after-
noon. Myself and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. Robert Irvin and Al Syphers
called here today. Stephen Giberson came here this morning and got a half ton of hay
from F.A. Blackden. L.H. Fulton had his foller burnt today. Burnt clear to the Hawksley’s
Road. It made a great fire.

8 Wed
Mostly clear in the fournoon and very warm. The temperature registering from 60 to 96
degrees above zero in the afternoon. The wind was from the SW and we had some very
heavy thunder showers with heavy wind, thunder and lightning. We was home all day. Old man Blackden and wife and James Rundlet and wife came here today and they are staying all night. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden commenced to break up for potatoes today.

9 Thu
Some clouds and very warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. We had Mr. Blackden and wife and James Rundlet and wife till after dinner. They went home in the afternoon. Harden and Fred was ploughing all day for potatoes. Joshua Jones came here in the afternoon after some plums.

10 Fri
Some clouds with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton was
ploughing all day for potatoes on Green Sword over the brook. There was a tin peddler
here today and Birt Tapley called this evening.

11 Sat
Some clouds with a SE wind. Mrs. Ida Smith, Bessy Wilson, Mrs. Maude Hutchinson and Mrs. L. McCormick called here today. I put four bbls of potatoes out of the cellar in the
shed today. Harden and Fred went today after a load of potatoes. They brought home
ten bbls tonight for seed.

12 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Quite heavy showers of rain in the afternoon from the SW. Our plum trees are most all out in blossom. We was home all day. James Rundlet and a son and daughter of Glidden’s was here today. L.H. Fulton went to Knoxford and back today.

13 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Some heavy rain in the night. Dull and cloudy all the
fournoon. It came on heavy cold rain from the NW and rained heavy all the afternoon. L.H.
Fulton sheared my sheep in the fournoon. Harden and F.A. Blackden went down to Knoxford in the afternoon. There is a very cold wind tonight.

14 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton went out to Keay’s and brought home six bbls of Super Phosphate today. F.A. Blackden was cutting seed
potatoes the most of the day. We sowed 2 1/2 bushels of oats for the first. John Hersom
called to buy wool at 12 cents per pound. We washed our wool today and put it out to dry.

15 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind all day. It rained some in the afternoon with the temperature registering from 40 to 50 degrees above zero. We was home all day. Harden and Fred sowed and harrowed in 8 1/2 bushels of oats and cut some seed potatoes. Mr. Isaac Straight called in with maple sugar to sell. We bought 4 lbs of maple for a treat.
It is still a very cold wind and cloudy tonight.

16 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It is cold enough to ware (wear) a big coat and rained nearly half the day very cold. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was ploughing the most of the day. Still at bedtime its raining. My wife is picking her wool over and Mrs. Stella B. Blackden cleaning up and white washing today.

17 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was ploughing and harrowing and hauling rocks all day. I was caring for my stock and choring all day. Alvin Giberson called in tonight and paid me and Fred some money for hay. The women was picking over wool and cleaning for spring.

18 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. Harden and Fred was harrowing
all day. Fred drove out to Blaine this evening to get some medicine for his child that was sick. I sent out a box of eggs, 14 doz, to York and Luce. The weather still looks rainy.

19 Sun
Some clouds with a cold SE wind. We was home all day. There was a heavy frost this morning. We had lots of company here today. L.H. Fulton and wife and two children, Richard Bell and wife and little girl, James Rundlet and N. Blackden and wife. Heavy frost this morning likely will kill the blossoms on the plum trees. So ends the day.

20 Mon
Some clouds with a cold SE wind. Signs of rain. We was home all day. Zola Gray and
husband, Mr. Boothabay, was up and gave us a call this afternoon. Mr. Boothabay is quite
a nice looking man. Harden and Fred was all day picking rocks off of their potato ground.
The wagon pole broke and they did not get quite done.

21 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very cold heavy wind all day and still blowing at bed
time. We was home all day. Harden and Fred harrowed over five acres of potato ground
today and Fred made and put in a nice double wagon pole for Hutchinson, cut a lot of
potatoes and helped to weigh out 500 of hay for Elijah Giberson and raked out near
an acre ready for dropping in the morning.

22 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day cutting seed potatoes and planting
all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden had Alvin Giberson with the team. They put in three
acres today for the first start. Likely if they can plant they will put in two or three more
tomorrow. So ends the day.

23 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton was harrowing in his oats today. Fred A.
Blackden was helping Alvin Giberson today. B.F. Pierce called in here today on business of importance. There was a woman peddler here today. Fred took his mother and Stella down to do the laundry this evening.

24 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. Quite a snow squall this morning but soon cleared up but a very cold wind all day. I was cutting potato seed the most of the day. Harden and Fred A. Blackden finished up tonight planting five acres over the brook. I called up to Mrs. James Giberson’s this evening and got $1.35 on some hay.

25 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Me and Stella B. Blackden drove out to Mars Hill Village this morning and done some trading and back by ten o’clock. Harden and F.A. Blackden hauled what manure they needed on the 2 1/2 acres of potato ground here below my orchard in the fournoon and Fred worked for Alvin Giberson in the afternoon. Harden ploughed some of the ground.

26 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. L.H. Fulton went down to Knoxford today and brought
his wife home. F.A. Blackden took his father and mother home today over on West Ridge.
Myself and wife was home all day. Mrs. Stella B. Blackden went to meeting this afternoon.

27 Mon
Very cloudy and foggy this morning. Signs of rain with a SE wind. We was home all day.
B.F. Pierce called here today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was ploughing and harrowing
their potato ground today. It came on rain about five o’clock this evening quite heavy. So
ends the day.

28 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. It rained some in the night and was quite rainy this fournoon but cleared off in the afternoon. Harden and Fred was to work in their foller till supper time then Fred harrowed potato ground till dark. Alma Giberson and Alzena Giberson called in this evening awhile. So ends the day.

29 Wed
Very thickly clouded this morning and rained a little with the wind from the NW but cleared off nice in the afternoon. Myself and wife paid Mrs. James Giberson a visit this afternoon. J. Hersom called to buy wood. Harden and Fred planted ten bbls of potatoes. J.W. Fulton got my grindstone and two inch auger and rip saw tonight.

30 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was
planting potatoes all day. I was choring all day. I had a bad cold. Fred drove out to Blaine
this evening and got himself a nice pair of shoes. Harden and Fred finished planting below
the orchard here today.

31 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton finished planting his potatoes today and ploughed his garden and mine. Wilbert Giberson came and got three hundred of hay from me tonight. My sow had a litter of pigs ten days over her time. Had eight and lost one. Had them today.

So Ends the Month of May

Visitations of Blackden’s & Rundlett’s to the Fulton Farm

Napoleon Bonapart Blackden was born March 05, 1823 in Madison, Maine. He was 72 years old on his May 19th visit to the Fulton place. He was the father of Fred Allen
Blackden, Stella (Fulton) Blackden’s husband. Napoleon died July 4th, 1897, in Dexter, Maine. This was just a few days before my great great grandfather, Robert Murphy Fulton would die also on July 17th, 1897.

Napoleon was married to Lydia Whitney Cookson, born March 18, 1835, in Greenfield, Maine, the daughter of Abram and Lydia Cookson. Lydia died August 01, 1920 in Mars Hill, Maine. James Charles Rundlett, born in 1853, was the son-in-law of Napoleon & Lydia Blackden. James married Arvilla Frances Blackden, who was born April 13, 1856. Arvilla was a sister to Fred Blackden.

James and Arvilla had a son, Amos Sawyer Rundlett, born May 19, 1877, in Mars Hill. Amos studied law under the guidance of John W. Kelley and was admitted to the bar in 1909.
Amos lived in Dexter several years with his aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Owen Erastus Blackden. Owen was a brother to Fred Allen Blackden. Amos died August 22, 1945. –R.

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April 1895

April 1895

1 Mon
Mostly clear and cool with a NW wind. Samuel Boone went up to L.H. Fulton’s this afternoon. F A. Blackden went away early this morning out to Keay’s to work. Len Bartley came up this morning. Part of the family came to my place and part to Harden’s on a visit. They went home this afternoon. Mac Fulton and sister here tonight. Cornelius Ryder called here this afternoon. Signs of a storm soon.

Note: (Oliver Keay, a harness maker, came to Mars Hill in 1860. It was said that he made the best horse collars to be obtained north of Bangor. Lumbermen were pleased to get a collar made by Mr. Keay. Mr. Keay was a member of the school committee and superintendent of schools several times. He was moderator of many annual and special town meetings. His son Gilbert, lived on the place at Keay’s Corner until his death. Dr. Elizabeth Keay went south to live, and Mary, another daughter married Coleman York. Other children were: Freeman, Benjamin, Oliver, Addison and Frank.)

2 Tue
Some clouds and quite warm this morning with the wind from the north west. I let L.H. Fulton have my mare today for $40.00. C.N. Delate here today. I paid him $4.25 and took up my note. Mack Fulton and sister here last night. Mac took my wife to see Mrs. Bridges dead body this morning. They all went to the funeral today except myself and wife. Signs of a storm soon. Samuel Boone here tonight.

3 Wed
A soft snow storm all day from the north. Samuel Boone left here this morning to go to J.W. Fulton’s. L.H. Fulton called in today. It is still snowing at nine o’clock. J.W. Fulton called in this evening.
So ends the day.

4 Thu
Cloudy and dull with a SW wind. It snowed yesterday and last night 4 or 5 inches of snow. The selectmen came here today to take the valuation. Samuel Boone came here this afternoon
and stopped awhile. He took tea and left for home on the Tobique, Victoria County, N.B. L.H. Fulton called in this afternoon awhile.

5 Fri
Mostly clear this morning. The wind from the NW quite cold. We was home all day. Asa Cookson and wife from West Ridge called here today and took dinner and then went down behind the hill and was going to Robinson’s Mills. L.H. Fulton went over to the river this afternoon to get his mare from Cornelius Ryder but did not find her.

6 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day but L.H. Fulton had quite a time with Cornelius Ryder about his mare. He brought my pung and harness over this morning but left
the mare. Harden went right over to Burnses and took her out of the barn and brought her home. F.A. Blackden got home tonight. Mrs. James Hutchinson called in today and L.H. Fulton.

7 Sun
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day except Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to meeting in the afternoon. Mrs. Mirty Booker called in today and L.H. Fulton called in a couple of times today. So ends the day and we go to rest and thank the Lord for his mercys toward us.

8 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Signs of rain. Myself and L.H. Fulton drove out to Mars Hill Station with double team. We took out some eggs and I done my trading at York & Luce’s.
It commenced to rain about nine o’clock but slackd again till about five in the evening and raining a good jog now at bed time. Very bad traveling in mud and plenty of bare ground and plenty of water. So ends the day.

9 Tue
Cool with a SE rain in the night and most all day. Rained quite moderate in the fournoon. In the afternoon it rained very heavy. The water running over the snow and under the snow. It is disappearing fast. F.A. Blackden came home this evening. Orpha Hutchinson came today to bid us good-bye. She was a going to start to Lowell.

[Lowell was a booming mill town and many single young ladies traveled to Lowell Massachussettes to work in the mills.- S. Orpha later married Arthur Brown of Lowell MA.

Bride Name: HUTCHINSON ORPHA
Bride Town/State: MARS HILL, ME
Groom Name: BROWN ARTHUR
Groom Town/State: LOWELL, MA
Date of Marriage: Wednesday September 30, 1896

10 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It rained in the evening from the SE but before morning the wind came ’round to the NW and snowed and blowed a gale all day and still blowing at bed time. Myself and wife was home all day but F.A. Blackden and wife made a visit to the widow Giberson. L.H. Fulton called in this morning. Not much traveling today.

11 Thu
Mostly clear with a NW wind. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton called in this morning. L.H. Fulton went to Knoxford, Carleton County, this afternoon. I mended a boot for Manzer Hallett. F.A. Blackden was splitting wood part of the afternoon. Alvin and Elijah Giberson came and borrowed my hand sled.

12 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm soon. We was home all day. H.H. Bartley was here today. I sold him my mare for forty dollars. $40.00 at 9 per cent interest till paid. L.H. Fulton and wife and Ephraim Lawrence and Len Bartley and son called today. B.F. Pierce called today taking the number of scholars. F.A. Blackden and wife was away all day on business.

13 Sat
Quite a cold snow storm all the fournoon. It commenced to rain about noon and rained quite heavy all the afternoon and still raining at bed time. The wind from the SE all the time. We was home all day. Ephraim Lawrence got dinner here today and left for Knoxford. F.A. Blackden out to Blaine with L.H. Fulton today. I sent a letter to Mrs. B.F. Jones by him on business of mine.

14 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It looked quite stormy till late in the afternoon. It cleared up a little but still there is signs of a storm soon. We was home all day except Perry O. Cox called in. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to meeting in the afternoon. So ends Easter Sabbath.

15 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was home all day. It rained and snowed both in the night but slacked away through the day but very cold heavy wind and signs of more storm. Jack Tweedie called in this afternoon and took tea. I had not seen him for twenty-five or thirty years. It was quite a treat to see one of our old neighbors after 25 or 30 years.

16 Tue
Some clouds with a cool NE wind. We was home all day. Eli Fletcher was here today with medicine to sell. J.W. Fulton called in to let us know how Mrs. Adaline Murray was today. She was sick. Myself and F.A. Blackden built a sheep yard today. R. Irvin called in to look at my calf he wanted to buy from me.

17 Wed
Some clouds but quite warm with wind. We was home all day. Myself and wife I mean. F.A. Blackden walked out to Blaine and back today. Mrs. Everitts girl was here to get her shoe mended today. Signs of a storm soon I think. So ends the day.

18 Thu
Candy today the first (written at top of page)
Clear and warm with a NE wind. We was home all day. I was caring for my stock. Fred was splitting wood the most of the day. He went to L.H. Fulton’s sugar camp and got some candy for us a little while. Ben Wiggins gave us five dishes of candy today. Two Arabian peddlers called here today. Mrs. MacKelson was here today begging something. We gave her what we could spare.

19 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Eveyln Tapley and Edith MacDonald called in this morning awhile on their way to Straight’s. L.H. Fulton went to John Bartley’s today on business. F.A. Blackden gathered his sap this afternoon. He was splitting wood part of the day. We took the banking away from the house in the afternoon.

20 Sat
A mistake in turning the page (part of Saturday’s activities listed on Friday in error)

21 Sun
Mostly clear with a SW wind and quite warm. Temperature registering from 30 to 102 degrees in the sun. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and wife drove down to James Murray’s and to R. Bell’s but their main arraint (errand) was to visit as they were both sick. They drove down a horse and wagon. The snow getting pretty well off out of the fields and roads. So ends the day.

22 Mon
Quite cloudy and cold with a SE wind and very cold at that. Almost a gale and commenced to rain bout 4 o’clock. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife took horse and carriage and drove down to James Murray’s. They were both sick. Stella went to do some washing for her. J.W. Fulton called in this evening a few minutes.

23 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and some rain till the afternoon. It came on quite a cold snow from the NW. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was splitting wood the most of the day. L.H. Fulton called in awhile and J.W. Fulton called in.

24 Wed
James Murray died today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. A very cold wind and signs of a storm. We was home all day doing my chores and tending my stock. F.A. Blackden done quite a job in my orchard cutting up bushes and he painted the double wagon and split some wood. Mrs. F.A. Blackden helped to clean up the School House today. L.H. Fulton called in. Collin’s camp burnt tonight.

25 Thu
We set out our bees (written at top of page)
Some clouds with a cool NW wind. We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He was helping Alvin Giberson today. James Murray died last night and Mrs. Stella Blackden went down there tonight with Mr. Edw. Farr from West Ridge. We set out our bees today. James Murray had been sick and helpless for a year or two and died the 24th of April 1895.

26 Fri
Clear with a cold NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden was working for Alvin Giberson today sawing wood. Mrs. F.A. Blackden came home tonight from Mrs. Adaline Murray’s. She was down helping her in the death of her husband who is to be buried tomorrow. Mirty Booker called today and Hellen Hutchinson called in at noon today.

27 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and L.H. Fulton and wife went to the funeral of James Murray of Mars Hill out at the Hall. This is a very pleasant night. Mrs. Maude Hutchinson and Miss Hellen Hutchinson made us a call this evening. So ends the day.

28 Sun
Clear and warm with NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Mr. Isaac Straight, Birt Tapley and wife, Mrs. James Giberson and daughter, Frank Blackden, L.H. Fulton, Edith MacDonald, Hellen Hutchinson and Perry Cox all called in here today. Birt Tapley and wife and F.A. Blackden and wife called up to see Murray Shaws wife this afternoon.

29 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was all home today excepting Fred A. Blackden. He was helping Harden to put up his shed today. W.W. Larrabee and his son, Charles, and Frank was here to tea today. Mrs. James Kearney called here this evening to buy some onions. Birt Tapley and wife was here this evening to fill a couple of bed ticks with straw.

30 Tue
A moderate coll NE rain all the fournoon. We commenced to clean up the house. Moved both stoves, took out the work bench out of the kitchen and gave it a general cleaning up. I lost a nice old sheep in the night. L.H. brought the two sleds down to put under cover for the summer. F.A. Blackden went over tonight to his brother Frank’s to help him a day or two.

So Ends the Month of April

 

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March 1895

March 1895

1 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. The temperature registering from 26 to 52 degrees above zero. The snow melted and run of of the buildings very fast all the afternoon. The funeral of James Giberson left his place today about noon for the Town Hall. Thirty-four or thirty-five teams loaded. L.H. Fulton and wife, F.A. Blackden and wife. Myself and wife stayed home and took care of their children and our stock. We had some calls. Signs of a storm of rain.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a north wind. Thirty-six degrees above zero in the morning but got cold and snowed some in the afternoon and the temperature ran down to 26 below zero about three o’clock. Myself and F.A. Blackden went to Blaine. I traded some with the Snow Brothers. Fred got five gal. Of oil at J. H. Weber & Son. R. Bell and wife and two children came here. Mrs. Bell and children stayed all night. It has cleared off quite cold tonight.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Mrs. Dorothy Bell left here about eleven o’clock to go up to L.H. Fulton’s ready to go home in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden is gone to meeting this evening to our School House. So ends this Sabbath day.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm in the morning. F.A. Blackden was making a bread board in the fournoon and in the afternoon was helping Mrs. J. Giberson to get her wood sawed. The rest of us was home all day. It commenced to snow a little about three o’clock but not very heavy. Mathias MacDonald here to dinner and paid Fred some cash he owed him.

5 Tue
Cloudy and cold blustery morning. Temperature registering from 10 to 30 degrees above zero. We was all home today except F.A. Blackden. He was away the most of the afternoon. It snowed three or four inches last night and the wind made it move around pretty smart today. E. Stitham and Stackpole was around today with fish to sell. I was mending today for L.H. Fulton and the Hutchinson boy in fournoon.

6 Wed
Some clouds and cold with NW wind. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge this morning with my mare. Fred went up to Sprague’s Mill. Myself and wife took care of their children. Old William Rideout and wife was here to tea. I went up to J.W. Fulton’s this afternoon to see about buying some potatoes for seed.

7 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cloudy and stormy looking all day. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away this morning over on the West Ridge for a week or ten days. L.H. Fulton went out this afternoon to Mars Hill Station and brought home six bbls of the Standard Guana from C. N. Delate to be paid for between this and next April. So ends the day.

8 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy this morning. The wind from the SE. It came off quite clear and nice in the afternoon. Me and Harden picked up ten bbls of potatoes. I sent to the station and received $12.85. John Bartley was here this evening along with L.H. Fulton. There was a man by the name of Frost from Hodgdon selling tinware here today. John Bartley put his horse here tonight. So Ends the day.

9 Sat
Cloudy and quite foggy this morning with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I went up to L.H. Fulton’s this morning and helped to put up a load of potatoes. Came home and got my dinner and went up to J.W. Fulton’s and helped to put up five bbls of Dakota Reds at 90 cents per barrel. Harden brought them home and we put them in the cellar. Paid Ben Wiggins $1.10 for a 1/2 bushel of beans. John Bartley and wife is here tonight. His wife (Abigail) is quite sick. So ends the day.

10 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife went from here this morning up to L.H. Fulton’s. F.A. Blackden and wife went to meeting in the afternoon and in the evening. Myself and wife took care of their children. The heavy wind blew our stove pipe off before they got home and we got pretty cold. Mrs. George York called in both going and coming from meeting.

11 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a West wind. John Bartley and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife was here to
dinner. Me and L.H. Fulton went up to Lester’s to see John R. Earle who died very suddenly Sunday morning. It is very clear and cold tonight. F.A. Blackden got my mare early this morning to go over on West Ridge.

12 Tue
Mostly clear and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden came home this afternoon from the West Ridge. I was picking over potatoes part of the day. L.H. Fulton and family went over to Knoxford this morning. He brought over my grist of four bushels of wheat with him. Ben Wiggins brought up my 2 1/2 bushels of oats he borrowed of me some time ago. Signs of a storm tonight.

I am 79 years old today. (Written at top of page)
13 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Temperature registering from 6 to 7 degrees above zero.
We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He went over to the Province with Richard Bell and L.H. Fulton with two double teams after potatoes. R. Bell stopped to supper. Orpha Hutchinson was here sewing for Stella. Evlyn Tapley was here to dinner and supper. George Lindsey was here to supper and stayed all night. Sam Fulton and son, Mack, called in.

14 Thu
A cold SE snow storm. It commenced shortly after midnight and snowed very steady most of the day. The wind came around to the NW in the afternoon quite cool. It snowed near seven inches. We was home in the afternoon from Richard Bell’s. Mrs. F.A. Blackden had Miss Orpha sewing for her today. Finished her work today. George Lindsey (Grandson) left today.

(Note: George was the 14 year old son of John and Mary A. (Fulton) Lindsey. He would have been 14 years old and was a good help to his grandparents–R.)

15 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. The wind came ’round to SE again about five o’clock quite
cool. L.H. Fulton hauled his hay out of my barn today. F.A. Blackden was splitting wood the most of the day. Harden went over to Adam’s Mill this afternoon with a load of logs and brought back a load boards. Signs of a storm. Mrs. Arthur Hutchinson called in this evening awhile.

16 Sat
Some clouds and snowed a little in the morning but clouded up in the afternoon with wind coming round to the NW quite cold. We was home all day with the exception of Mrs. F.A. Blackden. She went to meeting in the afternoon to their conference today. I commenced using the hay off the scaffold today. So ends the day.

17 Sun
Some clouds with a cold west wind. We was home all day. It was so drifting and cold we thought it best to stay by the fiers (fires) and keep warm. It looked very stormy all day and snowed a little. No one called in today and very little traveling on the main road. So ends the day.

18 Mon
Cloudy with a cold NW wind. Very cold and drifting all day very heavy. We was home all day. Glad to stay by the fire. L.H. Fulton went to the river with a load of logs this morning. Very clear and cold tonight.

19 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. The temperature registering from 16 to 32 degrees above zero. Cold and blowing and drifting all day. We was home all day. Glad to stay in the house by the fire. There was an Arabian peddler stopped here all the afternoon and night. Mr. James Jonston (Johnson) and wife from Centerville Parish of Wicklow, CC (Carleton County) N.B., made us a short visit this afternoon and took tea with us. Our old neighbors and friends.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Sixty degrees above zero in the sun in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden went to the river today with L.H. Fulton with a load of logs. The rest of us was home all day. Howard Lindsey and wife and family called here to day and took dinner. The peddler left here this morning Fred went to meeting this evening. My wife is quite poorly at present.

21 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went out to Mars Hill Station today with double team. I sent out some eggs with them @ 12 cents per dozen. Received a letter from W.H. Boone today. Alda Bell here tonight. F.A. Blackden went over on West Ridge today. Did not come home with Harden.

Note: (Alda R. Bell was the ten year old daughter of Richard L. and Dorothy (Fulton) Bell. Born August 16, 1885 and died January 25, 1970)

22 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. The snow melted considerably today. R. Bell called this morning. He and L.H. Fulton are going to the Province after potatoes. I lent R. Bell $5.00. Thomas Bartley was here this afternoon and took tea. F.A. Blackden is still away. Our school closed today.

23 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. The snow run off quite smart at noon in the sun. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and G. A. Hutchinson was away all day with a span of horses gathering up something for Elder Foster. They had a lovely day for it. F.A. Blackden came home from the West Ridge. Alda Bell is here tonight.

Note: (Alda Rosella Bell married Abram Hawkins of Centreville, N.B. in 1903)

24 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We was home all day. We had company, W.W.
Larrabee and wife and three children, Mrs. R. Bell with son and daughter, Thomas Bartley, Perry O. Cox, L.H. Fulton and Miss Hutchinson and Miss Hellen Hutchinson. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter and F.A. Blackden and wife went to meeting in the afternoon to hear Elder Foster.

25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Town Meeting today. L.H. Fulton, F.A. Blackden and Thomas Bartley went from here this morning to go to the Town Meeting. Fred sent home a bbl of flour and some other stuff and he went over on West Ridge. It commenced to snow about 8 o’clock this evening soft snow. Eliphalet Jones and daughter-in-law called today.

Note: ( Eliphalet Jones married Jane Fulton, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. Thomas Fulton was the older brother of my great great grandfather, Robert Murphy Fulton. The daughter-in-law was 31 year old Alderada (Nason) Jones, who married Eliphalet’s son, Thomas Almon Jones. Alderada was a talented school teacher and for many years she was a leader in Sunday School work and activities, Secretary of the Wicklow Sunday School Convention and took deep interest in the promotion of every good cause in the Knoxford neighborhood. She was a woman of literary attainments with a well-stocked library of books. Her husband, Thomas A. Jones, was an enthusiastic and zealous supporter of Christian life and
possessed considerable talent in poetical writings. Thomas A. Jones was born Sept. 06, 1862 and died Apr. 14, 1937. Alderada was born Aug. 08, 1864 and died May 05, 1930. They are buried in Knoxford.–R.)

26 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. It snowed last about two inches but went off mostly today. We had some few snow squalls today. A show at the School House tonight. L.H. Fulton and myself examined the bee hives today. Harden loaded up two loads of straw this afternoon. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to show tonight at the School House and Fred came home this evening with lame hand.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. The temperature registering from 22 to 40 degrees above zero. We was home all day myself and wife but L.H. Fulton and wife and two children and F.A. Blackden and wife and one child started this morning for Tobique, Victoria County, N.B., on a visit to W.H. Boone on the Tobique. I sent a bee hive to Henry Boone. Harden took my mare.
Merty Cox called in today.

28 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. Pat (Gory?) from Johnsville, Carleton County, N.B., called here today and took dinner. An Arabian peddler here today. Mrs. James Hutchinson called in today awhile. A heavy cold wind tonight.

29 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Mrs. J.W. Fulton was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton and wife and family, F.A. Blackden and wife and daughter and Samuel Boone from Tobique all came home today about one o’clock today. They all stopped here to dinner.

30 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Samuel Boone, from Tobique, Victoria County, stayed here last night and all day today and here tonight. F.A. Blackden had my mare and sleigh all day to Blaine and over on West Ridge. Alvin Giberson had my pung away today.

31 Sun
Clear and cold with a North wind. A very cold and heavy wind. This is three days and three nights of cold heavy wind. Samuel Boone went from here up to L.H. Fulton’s this morning and is still there. The rest of us was home all day.

So Ends the Month of March

Local news clips for the Mars Hill area found
in Star Herald edition dated April 21, 1898.

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February 1895

–February 1895

1 Fri Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. L.H. Fulton helped me to pick up 10 bbls of potatoes this morning and took them out to the Station at Mars Hill and brought me twelve dollars. J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley called here today. We was home all day. Signs of a storm. F.A. Blackden was away cruising part of the day. I was doing my chores and caring for my stock.

2 Sat Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to snow a little about eleven o’clock but did not snow much. I helped L.H. Fulton to get up and load ten bbls of potatoes in the forenoon. He took them to the Station. Dr. Alwood called here and got F.A. Blackden to haul him a load of hay to Blaine. Fred got Birt Tapley to take him a load out this afternoon. Still signs of a storm.

3 Sun Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home alone all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and three children and L.H. Fulton and wife and two children all went down to Knoxford today to Len Bartley’s. Perry O. Cox called in a few minutes. So ends the day. [*Fred Allen Blackden and Stella and children- Edith, Leon and Dale- and L H Fulton and Annie and children- Vera Beecher and/or Leo–s.] *Len Bartley is Annie Bartley Fulton’s brother, Lorenzo Leonard Bartley–S.]

4 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. Mr. Daniel Smith from Sprague’s Mill [*Easton –s] was here today to dinner to see F.A. Blackden on business. L.H. Fulton and wife went this evening in back of the mountain to Elder Foster’s on a visit. It commenced to snow this evening some.

5 Tue A cold NW snow storm and drifting badly. Commencing in the night and snowed and drifted bad all day and still snowing and drifting at bedtime. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was down and helped Mrs. Cox, that use to be, but she is now married to a Mr. ( ). I mended Harden’s felt boot today.

6 Wed Cloudy and cold and snowing and drifting heavy all day with temperatures 22 degrees below zero through the day. James and George Hutchinson called in a while and Manzer Hallett was here after some waxed ends. F.A. Blackden went up as far as George Hallett’s but very few turned out today. All I could do was to get to my barn and see to my stock.

7 Thu Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. They was turned out today to break the roads through in our district. We was home all day with exception of what time F.A. Blackden was away on the road. I was taking care of my stock. James and George Hutchinson and L.H. Fulton called in on business.

8 Fri Cold with a NE wind and very cloudy in the morning and begun to snow about eight o’clock and snowed and blowed so the worst that it has any time this winter by all odds. It snowed and blowed so bad that you could not see a building anywhere’s East or West of us. We watered our stock in the barn. Fred finished L.H. Fulton’s little bed today.

9 Sat Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. It got quite cool in the afternoon and commenced to snow and snowed very heavy for a few hours very heavy but cleared off again in the evening and the moon came out bright. F.A. Blackden and Birt Tapley was on the mountain again today. L.H. Fulton went after a load of boards for Sullivan today.

10 Sun Cold with a NW wind and snowing and drifting heavy all day. F.A. Blackden went to meeting in the forenoon alone and in the afternoon L.H. Fulton came in the afternoon and took Fred and wife to meeting. Myself and wife was home all day taking care of the children. Harden took them with a double team to the meeting.

11 Mon Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden and F.A. Blackden went to Blaine this morning. I called at J.H. Bubar’s. I called at the Drug Store and paid $8.00 to A.J. Fulton for Bubar. I called to Mrs. B.F. Jones and paid on note ten dollars. Called to J.H. Webster’s and settled with him. Called to William Young’s and paid him a bag of oats on a bbl of crackers 93 cents.

12 Tue Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day . L.H. Fulton took a load of hay out to Mars Hill Village for F.A. Blackden. Then he went on to West Ridge and perhaps to Easton. Very cloudy and stormy looking all day. L.H. Fulton called in this evening. So ends the day. R.M. Fulton (Signed)

13 Wed Cloudy and cool with a North wind. There was a little drifting snow most all day. I went up and helped L.H. Fulton to put up ten bbls of potatoes this forenoon to take to the Mars Hill Station. F.A. Blackden is still away since yesterday morning. It still looks like a storm this evening. Our old friend, Pirt Blanchard was buried today. [*Percival T Blanchard was born in 1833 and married to the former Susan Wood. Children:  Rosie, Maud,Susan, Tina, Fredie, Elbert Blanchard.]

14 Thu Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. I went up and helped L.H. Fulton again today to put up ten bbls of potatoes this morning. I called up to see James Giberson that was sick at the time. J.W. Fulton called in today. I helpd him to grind his axe. F.A. Blackden is still away since Tuesday morning. We was home all day. Mrs. Blackden went to meeting this evening.

15 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It was quite cold and a blustering cold day. I was in the cellar part of the day picking over potatoes. F.A. Blackden is still away since Tuesday morning. Elder Foster called in this afternoon and made us a short visit and took tea with us. Promised to call again. Mrs. Blackden went to meeting this evening.

16 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Signs of a storm. L.H. Fulton went to the Province to Adam’s Mill today with some oats to get ground for horse feed. F.A. Blackden is still away. We expected him tonight but did not come. There was a peddler here today. J.W. Fulton called here today.

17 Sun Clear and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Fred and one of the Sylvester’s came with him. Richard Bell and wife was here. Stella Blackden and L.H. Fulton’s wife went down to see Mrs. Frank Hallett this morning and she was dead when they got there. We have an Arabian peddler here today and tonight. This was a beautiful day. The sun was so warm that the snow melted and run off of the buildings quite smart. [*George and Amelia Hallett’s son, Frank, was 23 years old in 1895. It is possible that Mrs.Frank Hallett would have been Frank’s 1st wife. He would later marry Bertha Larrabee, if indeed, this is the same Frank Hallett that was Fulton’s neighbor. –Rodney]

18 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden and a young Sylvester went away early this morning. The peddler that stopped here last night went away this morning. Harden took myself and wife down to Mrs. Everitt’s today to see Mr. Frank Hallett’s wife that died yesterday morning. Signs of a storm.John Aheran, John McPherson and J.W. Fulton called today. Old Mr. Dewitt took dinner here today.

19 Tue Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Stella Blackden and L.H.Fulton went to Mrs. Frank Hallett’s funeral this afternoon. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here to tea. James W. Fulton called here this evening. A peddler called here today, name of Night. (Knight) I bought a box of dry fish.

20 Wed Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton went to Knoxford today with double team. W.L. Boynton came here today looking up all of the Free Will Baptist people he could find to have them reorganize into a Church at the Town Hall or near there. Mrs. F.A. Blackden is away to a meeting at our School House.

21 Thu Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a big storm soon. I went up to L.H. Fulton’s this forenoon and helped to get up a load of potatoes to take to Mars Hill Station. Dr. A.J. Fulton called here today on business from Blaine. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to meeting this evening. It commenced to snow about five o’clock this evening. So ends the day.

22 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It snowed about 1 1/2 inches in the night of light snow. It clouded up in the afternoon and commenced to blow and drift quite cold. L.H. Fulton went over to Knoxford today. Jacob Dewitt was here the most of the afternoon and evening. We took tea and had a long talk. Mrs. F.A. Blackden is to meeting again this evening.

23 Sat Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day except Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to the two o’clock meeting in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden got home this evening after a week away to work. This was a very cold and blustery day. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called in today.

24 Sun Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife went to the evening meeting. It was a very cold day. I received a letter today from E. J. Fulton, Brainard, Minnesota. Birt Tapley came here today and borrowed our slay (sleigh) to go to Blaine. Signs of a storm soon.

25 Mon Cloudy with a SE wind this morning. The temperature registering from 12 to 24 degrees avove zero. It snowed some in the night. It commenced to snow quite early in the day and snowed some about all day not very heavy. The clouds still looks heavy. F.A. Blackden went away again this afternoon over on West Ridge to work.

26 Tue Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Signs of a storm again soon. A cold blustery day. Today I was picking over potatoes this afternoon. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton was in to this morning. We kepted (kept) Harden’s children till him and Anna went to Blaine. Mrs. F.A. Blackden was to meeting again this evening to our School House.

27 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Temperature registering from 4 below to 24 degrees above zero through the day. Signs of more snow. We was home all day. Harden was away today hauling sleepers for Eld. Foster. We heard of a sad accident this morning. Our old neighbor, James Giberson, was killed at the Mars Hill Village by one of the cars. J.W. Fulton called in this afternoon. Stella is away to meeting.

28 Thu Cloudy and cool with a North wind. Signs of a storm. Elder Foster and C.N. Delate from Easton called today. Foster had his dinner. I went up to see James Giberson’s dead body after he was brought home. F.A. Blackden came home this evening from West Ridge. Fred Blackden and wife went up to Giberson’s this evening and staid (stayed) till nine o’clock. So Ends the Month of February News clip taken from the Presque Isle Star-Herald February 28th, 1895? Newspaper from Lewiston Sunday paper:

James Giberson, death 1895

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January 1895

Jan 1, 1895

Jan 1, 1895 Diary Page

 

Diary Jan 2 & 3, 1895

Jan 2 & 3, 1895 Diary Page

1 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred Blackden went over on West Ridge today. Eli Fletcher called here today. Signs of a storm.

2 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Wife was sick. Eli Fletcher here today. Fred Blackden was hauling wood all day. Ben Wiggins moved sawing machine here today.

3 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. F.A. Blackden finished his wood sawing today.

4 Fri
Cold with a SE wind all day. Wife was sick and we sent by George Lindsey to Blaine for Dr. A. J. Fulton to come and give her medicine. He got here about 3 o’clock in a bad snowstorm. It snowed all day. It commenced early in the morning. It snowed so hard that Ben Wiggins was sawing wood for Harden and they had to turn out. The wind came round to the NW quite cold in the evening.

5 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold wind all day. So much cold and of snow drifting that a good many just took care of their stock and kept their stoves warm. It is still very clear and cold tonight. George Lindsey has just got here from Blaine. My wife is still quite poorly yet. So ends the day.

6 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind in the morning. The sun rose pretty clear but soon went under a cloud. Very stormy looking and soon commenced to snow from the SE very cold. It stormed the rest of the day and still storming at bedtime or at 9 o’clock. George Lindsey stayed here last night and is still here to night. So ends the day.

7 Mon
It snowed nearly through the night with the wind from the SE. I was home all day. Fred was helping Birt Tapley haul wood. Harden hauled down the horse rake this morning for to put in the barn. It was very cloudy all day and rained a little the most of the day so that it made quite a crust on the snow. Harden called in today. George Lindsey left for home this morning.

8 Tue
Very cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. It was very cloudy all day but did not storm any. Orin Wing came here and got the sleigh to go to David Frost’s funeral. Fred was helping Harden sawing wood today. C.N. Delaite of Easton was here today collecting for some of his fertilizer I got last Spring. So ends the day.

[*David Frost was 75 years old when he died. The 1880 census shows that his wife, Susan, was the same age as David. They had sons, Herris, Henry and Seldon. Grand children living at their home in 1880 was, Sarah, Flora and David. A laborer, Lincoln Clough, age 36, was also living there. ]

9 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Cleared off by noon and the snow melted and run off the buildings like rain. Ben Wiggins called in here tonight for medicine for one of his children. Wiggins finished sawing up Harden’s wood today. Fred A. Blackden and me settled up all back accounts today. R.M. Fulton

10 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very stormy looking. Dr.A.J. Fulton and wife came here this afternoon from Blaine and drew three teeth for his mother. It commenced to snow shortly after dark from the SE. Fred was helping Birt Tapley today to saw up his wood. Harden went to Centreville Mill to get his wheat ground.

11 Fri
It snowed all the previous night and still snowing this morning from the SE and snowed and hailed till noon. It then rained and quite foggy till bedtime and looks as if there might be some more rain. Fred was home all day. James Craig called here this evening and Arthur Hutchinson called in. So ends the day.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cool with aSW wind. Me and Fred drove to Blaine this morning with double team. We had to wade through a good deal of water. W.W. Larrabee and wife here today. Will Wheeler’s son, Clifford, was here today and got a load of grain from F.A. Blackden. I called in to Dr. A. J. Fulton’s Drug Store and got a bottle of wine for his mother who had poor health at the time.

13 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and snow and rain all day. We was home all day excepting Fred. He went over this morning on West Ridge. Elder Melvin called to the door today. James Hutchinson called this morning to inquire after my wife’s health. L.H. Fulton’s wife came in today a few hours. Stella wrote a letter to Mrs. Eleanor Hanson, Stone Ridge, York County, N.B.

14 Mon
Clear and cool with a South wind. We was home all day. Fred got home from West Ridge this afternoon quite sick. I sent a bag of grain over to Adam’s Mill today with Harden and Birt Tapley for hog feed. They brought me half a bushel of beans up from Benjiman Wiggins for me this afternoon. This afternoon looked like an afternoon in April so fine but signs of a storm. We commenced on a barrel of crackers today.

15 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind in the morning. We was home all day except Fred. He drove out to the St. John River with his colt and sleigh. Mrs. John Gray and Easter Hallett called in this afternoon and sat awhile and had a good talk. L.H. Fulton and wife went to Centreville today. Will Crawford called today with fresh fish for sale. So ends the day.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day choring. Signs of a storm. Mrs. Everitt made us a visit this afternoon. L.H. Fulton took out a load of wood this morning to Mrs. James Murray. Ben Wiggins called this morning to buy my hog. Arthur Hutchinson called two or three hours this evening. Alf Gillen called to buy my hog.

17 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It snowed about an inch the previous night and some heavy squalls of snow this afternoon. L.H. Fulton took out a load of potatoes to Mars Hill Station. The first this Winter. Mac Fulton and brother, Harvey, called today. Ben Wiggins called to borrow some oats. Perry Oliver Cox, James and George Hutchinson called in two or three hours this evening.

18 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. It soon clouded up and got cold. By dark it was near down to zero. Henry Boone and son from Tobique, Victoria County, N.B. came here about noon and stayed all night. F.A. Blackden sold his colt to George Hutchinson tonight. L.H. Fulton took a load of wood out today to John Steward at Mars Hill Station.

19 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It was very cold. W. H. Boone and son left here this morning for Rowena, Victoria County, New Brunswick. Levi, from back of the mountain, called today to buy a cow today. There was two peddlers here today. A man and a woman from Fort Fairfield. Fred made a sled pole for James Hutchinson today. Birt Tapley called in.

20 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Dorothy Bell and son and daughter here to dinner and tea. L.H. Fulton’s wife, Len Bartley’s wife and children called in the afternoon awhile.
Benjiman Wiggins and wife and daughter, one young woman and one little girl and Perry O. Cox
called in. Ben Wiggins and wife here in the evening. Stella played some good pieces on the organ. I left off milking cows.

21 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Myself and wife and Fred and wife took my mare and sleigh and went over on West Ridge today and back. We took care of their children. Harden commenced to haul over the rest of my wood this afternoon. Signs of a storm. Took my hog to Hutchinson’s. He took my hog. He drove out back of the mountain today. J.W. Fulton called.

22 Tue
Cold with a SE rain and snowstorm all day. Commenced about four o’clock this morning and kept on all day and still storming at nine o’clock. Temperature 32 degrees above zero. Harden and Fred A. Blackden went to Knoxford and back this afternoon in a bad snowstorm. So ends the day.

23 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cloudy and stormy looking all day. It snowed about four inches in the night. A young man by the name of Brown from Knoxford called here tonight. Said he was going to Blaine. I picked up and sent away ten bbls of potatoes today to Mars Hill Station by L.H. Fulton.

24 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It clouded up in the afternoon and got quite cold and came a heavy squall of snow. L.H. Fulton was hauling hay all day from John Hawksley’s. Birt Tapley came and borrowed the sleigh to go to Blaine this morning. Clear and cold tonight. So ends the day.

25 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred went away out to see Dr. A. J. Fulton yesterday morning. Got home this afternoon but not able to work. Birt Tapley brought the sleigh home tonight. L.H. Fulton went out with a load of wood to the Village today. Clear and cold tonight.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cloudy and stormy looking and commenced to snow about noon very heavy and very cold. Young Ben Mullen came here this morning to see F.A. Blackden. Web Tapley called here today. He was selling fresh fish. L.H. Fulton called this morning. Still snowing from the SE.

[*Young Benjiman Mullen was only 21 years old when he made a visit to the Fulton homestead on January the 26th. Ben was the 4th born of Christopher and Ann Mullen of New Brunswick. On November 19, 1906, Ben married Laurina E.York,daughter of George York. Their children, Clarence, Stanley, Walter, Preston, Vinal, Kenneth, Cora and Alice. Pricilla and Dora died at an early age. William Benjiman Mullen was born in 1874 and died in 1942. Laurina was born 1887 and died in 1976. The children and grandchildren of this union have been constant neighbors and friends of the Fulton family. –Rodney Fulton]

27 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. It snowed yesterday afternoon and last night, I think, eight or ten inches and drifted today very heavy so as to make the traveling very bad. We was home all day and good reason for it. We was glad to stay in the house. L.H. Fulton called in this morning. We had some music on the organ and some singing. So ends the day.

28 Monday
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very cold and windy day. It made very bad traveling. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was prepairing his plans for a job of work. Leonard Harden Fulton, James Hutchinson and John Aheran called in today. I brought my hog home today from Hutchinson.

29 Tuesday
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day, myself and wife, but F. A. Blackden was chasing caribou all the forenoon but lost it on the top of Mars Hill (mountain). Frank Blackden was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton hauled the last of my wood today. Signs of a storm pretty soon.

30 Wednesday
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Fred A. Blackden went to Easton this morning and back tonight. The rest of the family was home all day. L.H. Fulton took out a load of wood to Mars Hill Village today. Birt Tapley called in today. I had a letter and one of the Star Heralds mailed to Ephraim J. Fulton this morning to Minnesota. Signs of a storm.

31 Thursday
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Fred away all day till near eight in the evening with Birt
Tapley after a moose but lost him. L.H. Fulton and J.W. Fulton was away all day sawing wood for Mrs. James Murray. There was a peddler here today from Bridgewater by the name of Night (Knight). So ends the day.

So Ends the Month of January.

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December 1893

1 Fri
Cloudy with a NW wind. The temperature at 32 degrees above zero. Quite snowy most all day. Mr. Thomas Bartley here tonight. Stella Blackden and Mrs. Glidden here today. Harden’s little Forra died today.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The temperature ranging from 14 to 18 degrees above zero. I was home all day. There was some snow squalls through the day and very cold. John Bartley called here today. His father, Thomas Bartley, took breakfast here.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The temperature ranging from two below zero to six degrees above. It began to snow about noon heavy and is still snowing at bedtime. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter, Aaron J. Fulton and wife, Fred Blackden and wife here to dinner. Leonard Harden Fulton’s boy buried today.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It fell about 10″ of snow the previous night and drifted bad. Fred Blackden moved George W. Fulton from here today.

5 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The shaw boys here today. It commenced to snow from the NW about 6 o’clock in the evening. I was home all day choring and attending stock.

6 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind in the forenoon. Snowed some in the night. The shaw boys, Murray and Frank, was here thrashing all day. The wind shifted to the SE in the evening.

7 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was tending the thrashing all day. James H. Webster called here
today. Frank and Murray Shaw moved their thrashing machine away tonight.

8 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The shaw boys took their horse power away this morning to John Boyd’s to do his thrashing. We put in some our straw. Signs of snow.

9 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Moderated some through the day. Some appearance of rain. We put our straw in today. Murray and Frank Shaw came and got the tote they left here.

10 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy and soft snow with a SE wind and signs of rain. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton’s wife and Birt Tapley and Mrs. Hutchinson called here today.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I killed my beef today. L.H. Fulton helped me. Very cold. I paid John McPherson what I owed them. So ends the day.

12 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and some snow through the day and evening. Harden helped to kill my hog today. Joe Charles, an Arabian peddler, here to dinner.

13 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I sent out 1 1/4 of beef and hide to York and Luce and grain to Wilson’s. Anna and children here.

14 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I sat in the house the most of the forenoon. I thought it too cold to be out. I was helping Harden to load some straw up home.

15 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was helping L.H. Fulton to haul away my buckwheat
straw. He hauled me two loads of wood.

16 Sat
A cold SE snow storm commencing this morning about 4 o’clock and snowed heavy all
day and still snowing at bedtime. Harden went to store and brought me three gallons of
oil and 1/2 lb of salt.

17 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Snow the previous night about 8″ and drifted. The
road is very bad. Snowed some today. Richard Bell and wife here to dinner. It is cleared
off quite cold tonight. So ends the day.

18 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Road is badly drifted. Had to work to get to the
barn this morning. Harden drove with the team 3 or 4 times.

19 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and snow most all day. I stayed in the house today. I made a pair of moggy’s for Harden’s little boy, Beacher. Still snowing a bedtime.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing and blowing and drifting all day and still drifting at bedtime. Roads very bad. The weather was bad. I did not water my cattle.

21 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and great signs of a storm. We killed fowls today and dressed them for the market.

22 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden drove to Blaine this morning with the double sled. Took out grain, poultry, eggs and socks. Very heavy traveling. Very cold. Made a number of calls. Took all day.

23 Sat
A cold SE storm of snow and wind all day till near bedtime. There was near, I think, 8″ of snow fell and drifting bad.

24 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and still snowing. We was home all day. Fred Blackden was here to dinner. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called in today.

25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife went to Knoxford today. J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley called. It begun to snow about 10 o’clock and snowed till bedtime.

26 Tues
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind and very drifty. I was home all day. Harvey Everitt and Frank Hallett was here this morning and got Hutchinson’s buck. Very cold tonight.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. We was home all day. Brother Giberson called
here today and read and prayed with us. Birt Tapley brought the sleigh home.

28 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden went away
with his first load of potatoes today. Signs of more snow today.

29 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. I was helping in
the afternoon to prepare a place in my brook for a Baptism. Mr. Isaac Straight
was here to dinner. Birt Tapley called here tonight.

30 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Frank Armstrong, a
Book Agent for the World’s Fair, is laying with us tonight. I signed for a book at $2.00.

31 Sun
Cold with a SW snow storm all day and evening. The temperature registering from 4 to 18 degrees above zero. I went down to the water to see the Baptism today. Hiram Bacholder, Wilmot Shaw and Helen Hutchinson baptized. There was a host of people at the water’s edge.

And So Ends the Month of December
And the Year of 1893

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November 1893

1 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The ground froze quite hard with ice 3/4″ thick. I was home all day.
A little snow today. Signs of a storm. Quite cold tonight.
2 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and sawing wood at the door. Harden commenced to plow potato ground today.
3 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some in the afternoon but Harden finished the plowing of my potato ground this afternoon. I called down to John Aheran’s.
4 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and took the mare to Currie’s and got shoes set. Took dinner with Alice and stopped to R B sold 8 1/3 dozen of eggs at 17 cents.
5 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton called here and took G.W. Fulton out with him to work on his house. Myself and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. I called to Stephen Giberson’s.
6 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. A heavy frost today. Harden took the double team and went out to Blaine to work for A.J. Fulton. Joseph McDonald here to get shoe fixed.
7 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Cleaned up the barn floor. Harden plowed in the afternoon. Maggy went to Blaine
8 Wed
Clear and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and fixen up for winter. Len Bartley and wife called today. Harden was plowing for potatoes another year.
9 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden and Birt pulled turnips for John Aheran today. Sixteen bbls and got eight of them hauled home.
10 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Froze very hard. Me and Birt fulton (Note: Meant to write Tapley) got the last of my summer wood in today. My wife was at Harden’s all day to tend to sick Fora.
11 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. I called with my wife to Harden’s to his sick boy. Poor Fora. I was choring the rest of the day. Eli Fletcher called today.
12 Sun
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home the most of the day. I went up to Harden’s and fed his cattle and turned them out. He went after Dr. White for his sick boy. Richard Bell and wife and Arthur Hutchinson and wife called in.
13 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and sawing wood at the door. Mrs.Mary Gillen called in. Orin Wing called.
14 Tues
Cloudy and very Foggy with a SE wind. Myself and wife drove over to Fred Blackden’s this morning. Called to John D. Lindsey’s to see them and took dinner with Stella and got home at sunset.
15 Wed
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with a SE wind. It began to rain and rained till about 10 o’clock. The wind came round to the NW and began to snow and blow heavy. Still snowing at bedtime.

16 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. It snowed 5″ last night heavy wet snow. Snowing and blowing again tonight. Mr. Straight called in. Harden drove to Blaine with sled today.
17 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. It commenced snowing in the afternoon. It snowed some then the wind shifted round to the SE. Looks like more storm. I banked my house today.
18 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. Quite soft in the forenoon but the wind shifted to the NW in the afternoon cold.
19 Sun
Some clouds with a West wind and quite cold. Froze Hard. Myself and wife went this morning at 10 o’clock to hear Elder Gray preach at our school house. Took dinner at James W. Fulton’s. Birt Tapley and wife called.
20 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I thrashed out Harden’s beans today. Harden had his hog killed today. Myself and wife took dinner with Harden. Fora was very sick.

[Forrest Farrett Fulton- died of typhoid fever]

21 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. We set in our bees today and helped to clean a bbl of beans for Harden today.
22 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm all the forenoon and I prepared for it as fast as possible. It commenced to snow in earnest about 3 o’clock from the SE. Snowing at bedtime.
23 Thur
Cool and cloudy and foggy this morning with a SE wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine this morning with double sled. Harden got his horses shod at Currie’s. I took dinner with Mrs. Alice Larrabee. Called at Bell’s.
24 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and fixing up my grain boxes for thrashing. James McGee and J.W. Fulton here to supper. Signs of a storm. No sledding yet. Going with wagon.
25 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day choring and caring for my stock. Cold and freezing all day and looks like snow. G.W. Fulton came tonight from Blaine.
26 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Mr. Isaac Straight and wife called in today and Fred Blackden and wife here on a short visit.
27 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day cutting wood and choring. Wife took an ill turn and we sent for Dr. Fulton. L.H. Fulton and J.W. Fulton and wife came in. Mrs. Arthur Hutchinson and daughter called.
28 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a South wind I was home all day. It commenced to rain about noon and rained very heavy from the SE. Still they are traveling in wagons.
29 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day except going up to Harden’s to see his sick boy. Signs of another storm. Stephen Giberson called in today to inquire how my wife’s health was. She was not well. Dr. Fulton here.

30 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. It snowed about 2″ of soft snow the previous night but most of it went off today. Signs of more storm soon.

So Ends the Month of November

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October 1893

1 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a North wind and rain all day. Commenced in the night and still raining at
bedtime. Birt Tapley and wife here this evening. J.W. Fulton called.
2 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Me and Harden finished raking up our buckwheat today. Ready for hauling in. Three Hallett’s and one Mahan called this evening.
3 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was choring and digging potatoes all day and picking them up
myself. Got three bbls and 1/2 hauled in the cellar. J.W. Fulton called in.
4 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was digging potatoes today. Harden hauled in two loads of buckwheat. Joe Ackerson and wife called tonight and got some apples.
5 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a North wind. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled in the last load of buckwheat tonight by lantern light.
6 FRi
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Cleared off in the afternoon. G.W. Fulton and wife here today. I took her home. Dot and Frank Larrabee here.
7 SAt
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Dot and Frank Larrabee here. Me and Harden took first load of potatoes to factory this morning at 40 cents per bbl. Rain began about 12 o’clock. Rained heavy and cold.
8 Sun
Some clouds with a warm West wind. We was home all day except I took the mare and carriage and drove Dot and Frank Larrabee to John Gray’s.
9 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went to Blaine and settled with DeLong and paid him up. Settled with J.H. Bubar and got Mod shod. Begun to rain about noon. Heavy thunder shower in the SE.
10 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. John Close, Mr. Isaac Straight and George W. Fulton here today. I was picking over some potatoes.
11 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was digging and picking up potatoes all day. I walked up to Stephen Giberson’s at noon for help.

12 Thur
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I had Stephen Giberson digging potatoes all day. Mrs. Charles Cole
and son from Tobique, V.C., N.B. here tonight.
13 Fri
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was digging potatoes today. Mrs. Cole and son left here this morning for Tobique, V.C., N.B. So ends the day.
14 Sat
Cloudy and Cold with a SE wind. I was digging potatoes in the forenoon. It came on rain about 10 o’clock and rained very heavy all the afternoon and evening.
15 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden and J.H. Webster and wife called here today and J.W. Fulton called in the evening.
16 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I drove out to J.H. Webster’s this morning with a tub of for Webster’s. (46 1/2 lbs) I called to Richard Bell’s. John Hersom for sheep.
17 Tues
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was digging potatoes all day. I had G.W. Fulton in the afternoon. We hauled in 7 bbls in the cellar. The ground froze hard.
18 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and G.W. Fulton was digging potatoes all day and hauled up 14 bbls to the house ready to go to the factory in the morning.
19 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I had George W. Fulton and son with me and Stephen Giberson digging potatoes all day. The ground froze hard.
20 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I had G.W. Fulton and son with me today digging potatoes and finished mine and put them in the cellar.
21 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Alice Larrabee and son here to dinner. I received a letter today from Mabel Fulton of Minnesota. Ephraim Lawrence called this evening. Harden done digging.
22 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and family and Mrs. John Jamison called in awhile. Richard Bell and wife was here to supper. George Hallett called.
23 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I moved G.W. Fulton and family.I drove down and back 3 trips. Harden brought home my year old bull today.
24 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Very foggy and rainy looking and commenced to rain about 8 o’clock and rained very heavy all the afternoon. John Hallett here all this evening.
25 Wed
Cloudy and cool and foggy with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. The wind changed in the afternoon to the NW and cleared off. Harden hauled 2 loads to the factory.
26 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. We set up our two stoves today and finished picking off my beans today and other chores.
27 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Me and G.W. Fulton helped Harden to pull his turnips on Stephen
Giberson’s in the forenoon and in the afternoon we hauled 4 loads of wood for me. Tim Meagher called for turkeys.

28 Sat
Cold with a SE rain all day. I was home all day choring. I borrowed 10 bushels of buckwheat from
James Hutchinson today. John Aheran here to buy butter. So ends the day.
29 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a West wind and some rain through the day. I was home all day. J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley called in this evening.

30 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. I sent 14 bushels of buckwheat to the Mill today. I went to Blaine and took out 6 turkeys to Tim Meagher @ 3.30. I called to Dr. Fulton’s, to B.F. Jones and took dinner to Alfred King’s, to Larrabee’s, to Bubar’s, to York’s, to B.F. Pierce’s and to Webster’s.

31 Tues
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Harden brought me home a grist of buckwheat of 14 bushels. I turned down my plum trees today and put my onions in the cellar. George W. Fulton went out to work for Aaron J. Fulton.

So Ends the Month of October

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September 1893

1 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Some signs of rain. I dug my onions today and raked up oats in the garden today. Mabel Fulton here tonight.
2 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. It cleared away some and we hauled 7 loads of oats for the first. Mabel Fulton left here today.
3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day reading and doing our chores. Some heavy showers yesterday and today. J.W. Fulton called today.
4 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. I commenced digging my potatoes in the garden. We took 3 boxes of honey tonight.
5 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. After doing my chores I raked buckwheat all the forenoon for Harden. I picked some cranberries today.
6 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. I helped to haul in 5 loads of oats today. I dug some potatoes and helped fix a scythe for Jim and some other chores.
7 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost but clouded up and commenced to rain about 3 o’clock and killed some buckwheat.

8 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Rained heavy all the previous night and most of the forenoon. I drove out to Blaine and stopped to Bell’s.Went out to Blaine with eggs and cranberries to sell. Stopped at Dr. Fulton’s.

9 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cloudy and cold all day with a heavy wind. I was digging my potatoes in the garden. I finished digging and put them in the cellar. We finished cutting our buckwheat today. Harden went to Blaine. Raining tonight.

10 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife drove down to Richard Bell’s this afternoon. Signs of frost.

11 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife drove over to Fred Blackden’s this evening and stayed all night. Called to John D. Lindsey’s.
12 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We left Fred Blackden’s this morning and called to John Lindsey’s. Stopped to Maggy Fulton’s. Wife stayed there till night. Maggy brought her home.
13 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I helped Harden today to finish mowing the peas and oats below the barn and my other chores.
14 Thur
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We drove to Richard Bell’s this morning and took dinner. Drove to
Webster’s to see Mabel. Paid Webster. I went to Blaine to J. Ramsey’s.
15 Fri
Cloudy and foggy with a SW wind. I was home all day. We had Jim and Birt Tapley to help haul in
our peas and oats. Got in one load and it came on rain and had to give it up.
16 Sat
Cool with a SE rain. Commenced in the night and rained heavy all day and is still raining at bedtime.I was home all day. Harden went to Blaine on business. John Bartley called today.
17 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. The wind came round to the NW in the afternoon and commenced
to rain and still raining at bedtime. John Bartley called.
18 Mon
Cloudy and rainy all day with the wind from the NW. We was home all day choring. John D. Lindsey and wife here to dinner. Harden went to the Fred Robinson Mill. So ends the day.

19 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. We rolled up our peas and oats ready for hauling in and mowed some. Maggy Fulton here to tea. Hildred Shaw, formerly Hildred Gray, here today.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Rolled my beans and part of my corn and gathered some apples and done some of my chores. Harden was mowing oats.

21 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Heavy cold wind. We finished hauling in our peas and oats below the barn. We had Jim and Birt Tapley to help us. Old man Hawksley died today.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. A heavy frost this morning. Dr. A.J. Fulton
called today. Harden went for him for ‘Forra.’ Sarah Fulton, wife of Thomas Fulton, here today.
23 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to old man Hawksley’s funeral today preached by Charles Orser. Text from 4th chapter of 2 Timothy, 6th verse “For I am now ready.”
24 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Richard Bell and wife was here to tea. James W. Fulton and some others called through the day.
25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was raking oats and buckwheat the most of the day. We hauled in
three loads of oats from back of the barn. Twenty-four loads of oats in the barn.
26 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was helping Harden to rake oats and buckwheat in the
forenoon. He hauled the thrashers there in the afternoon.
27 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. I was raking oats and buckwheat all day pretty much. We hauled in the last two loads of oats making 24 wagon loads in all.
28 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I drove to Blaine this morning for the doctor for Harden’s boy.Mrs. Alice, W.W. Larrabee and daughter, Bertha and Green, here today on a visit.
29 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. All signs of rain. I commenced to dig my potatoes this afternoon.
We put the heifer I got from Harden in my pasture today.
30 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. A peddler from Fort Fairfield here today. I was digging potatoes
today. Dr. A.J. Fulton was here this evening.

So Ends the Month of September

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August 1893

1 Tues
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. I had a lame foot. It rained most all the noon and still raining at bedtime. So ends the day.
2 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden helped me to mow my orchard today. Cleared off towards night.

3 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I finished mowing and raked up what hay there was in the orchard.

4 Fri
Clear and warm with a South wind. I was home all day. Hauled in my hay out of the orchard today.
Alvin Giberson and Harden hauled it in for me. I was lame.
5 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day with a lame foot. Some signs of rain. I was weeding out my onions. Jim returned the hog he borrowed.
6 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of rain. Fred Blackden and wife
and family here to tea this evening.

7 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Very cloudy and rained some in the afternoon and still looks like rain. We had cucumbers today. We sold some honey to Mahan’s.
8 Tues
Very cloudy in the morning but cleared off in the afternoon. Harden cut down the grass below the house today. Robert F. Jones and Dr. Aaron J. Fulton called.
9 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. We hauled in two loads of hay from below the house and raked up all around the road. Got in my seventh load of hay.
10 Thur
Clear and warm with a West wind. Very warm. I was home all day hauling in hay in the forenoon.One load for me and one for Harden. My eighth load.
11 Fri
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and hauled in one small load of hay.
I picked off near a pail of cucumbers today. Evelyn here to dinner. My ninth load of hay.
12 Sat
Very cloudy and smoky this morning. The wind from the SE. I drove to Blaine and sold my eggs at
J.H. Bubar’s. Got some medicine at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s and drove to Fred Blackden’s and got dinner
and came home.

13 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. We was home all day. I took out a box of honey this morning. Harden took Mrs. Thomas Bartley today. Quite cool tonight. So ends the day.
14 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was helping Harden awhile to put up his fence. Fred Blackden and wife and family here.

15 Tues
Started for Cloverdale, CC, N.B. at 8 o’clock this morning to Aaron Jones’. Stopped at Cyrus Kinney’s and took some dinner. Drove to Florenceville and crossed the bridge.
Cloudy and cool day with some rain. Got to Aaron H. Jones’, 50 miles, 1/4 of  6 o’clock. Wind quite cold from the NW.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. I traveled and viewed the place around part of the day and had a
pleasant time getting acquainted with friends and relations.
17 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Signs of rain.We started and viewed the place.Went around Aaron Jones farm and viewed his field of grain, 40 bushels sowing of oats, buckwheat, corn, turnips and potatoes. Took a drive down two miles of level road.
18 Fri
Mostly clear and warm with a NE wind. Left Cloverdale. Myself and wife, Fred Blackden and wife and 3 children. Went up the North Branch of the Quincie to    Windsor, to Glassville Corner and thence to Brookes and took dinner. Four miles    to Bristol.
19 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. Found my cares all right. Fred Blackden and wife and family went home this afternoon. Dr. Aaron J. Fulton called here.
20 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Robert Wakem and Rice Raimond from Wicklow, N.B., CC called today.

21 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain in the morning but commenced    to rain at noon. Joseph Parsons of Bridgewater and A.P. Kinney of Houlton called here.
22 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Some rain through the day. Harden commenced plowing today.

23 Wed
Clear and warm with a South wind. Myself and wife made a visit to Mrs. Stephen Giberson’s. Mr.
Miller from East Blaine called and R. Irven called. My neice, Mrs. Margary Fitzherbert here tonight.

24 Thur
Some clouds and foggy in the morning and commenced to rain in the afternoon. Dolly Bell and son
here this afternoon. Harden commenced to mow oats today.

25 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I took Margary Fitzherbert to Blaine this morning. Harden was
mowing today over the creek. I mailed a letter to Aaron Jones of Cloverdale.
26 Sat
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was trimming up round my garden. Harden finished mowing the oats over the brook.
27 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day reading. There was nothing of interest to record.

28 Mon
Cloudy and foggy and rained in the forenoon. Cleared off partly in the afternoon. The sun shone out but looks like more scattered rain.

29 Tues
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. We went down to Richard Bell’s this morning.   All signs of rain
today. We stayed till afternoon. Commenced to rain about 3 o’clock heavy wind and rain. I called on G.W. Fulton’s wife.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. The cold wind blew a gale and knocked off most all my apples. I commenced to dig my onions today.
31 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I cut my oats in the garden and dug some
onions.  Busy all day. Mabel Fulton here tonight. Signs of frost. It rained heavy this afternoon.

So Ends the Month of August

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July 1893

1 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day hoeing and weeding my garden. Ephraim Lawrence called this evening. Signs of rain tonight.

2 Sun
Some clouds and very warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Richard Bell and Ephraim Lawrence called here today. Four or five young men traveled the road with fire crackers.

3 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was helping Harden this afternoon. Signs of rain tonight.
4 Tues
Heavy SE rain commenced in the night. Rained till noon today. We was home all day. Mrs. Evelyn Tapley here tonight. J.W. Fulton called.

5 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I drove out to Mars Hill Village. Took out eggs and got mare shod. Stopped to Richard Bell’s and got a pig. Signs of more rain.

6 Thur
A warm NE rain commenced in the night. It rained very heavy most all day. I was home all day horing and taking care of things.

7 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day looking after things. We had a feast of lettuce today for the first. Stephen Giberson called in this evening.

8 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. I hoed my potatoes today for the last time. Fred and Stella and John Bartley and ‘Abba’ was here today.

9 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife, John Bartley and wife took dinner at J.W. Fulton’s today. Bartley and wife went home. Fred went home and Stella stayed here.

10 Mon
Mostly clear and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was weeding up my potatoes after hilling them for the last time. Some showers in the afternoon. I mowed some.

11 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I finished up my potatoes today down by the crick. Weeded out my
corn and beans. We had quite a heavy thunder and rain this afternoon.

12 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day hoeing up my potatoes and choring. I picked
some strawberries. Stephen Giberson and wife called in.

13 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Me and wife drove down to see Maggy Fulton this morning and took
dinner, to Richard Bell’s and took tea and home.Len Bartley and wife and Robinson Longstaff and
wife called.
Fred and Stella went home tonight.

14 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was helping Harden fence today. Wife went down to Richard
Bell
‘s. Dorothy was confined today.

15 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I drove out to J. Webster’s and took my dinner. Traded some
and got some haying tools at York & Luce.

16 Sun
Quite cloudy and some heavy showers of rain through the day. We was home all day. Harden and wife
and family here to tea. Birt Tapley and wife called in.

17 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We commenced haying today. I went out to Will Cox‘s this
afternoon for rake teeth for Harden for the horse rake.

18 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day fixing up my barn for haying.I helped
Harden to rake hay part of the day.

19 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I got in my first load of hay. John D. Lindsey and wife and girl
and old Mrs. Lewis to dinner and supper. They went home.

20 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. I was mowing and raking hay today and hauled in one load.
There was a Parsons from Bridgewater that called this evening with window fastenings.

21 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We went to Richard Bell’s this morning to see old Mrs. Bell.
She was dead when we got there. Three loads of hay.
(Note: Old Mrs. Bell was Richard Levarah Bell’s mother, Hannah, who was born at Brighton, N.B.,
Canada, on June 5, 1819.  She was the wife of Thomas Colby Bell.)

22 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It rained, it rained and thundered in the night and some showers
through the day. I was home all day.

23 Sun
Cool and cloudy with a North wind. Quite showery all day and raining at bedtime. Myself   and wife
went to old Mrs. Bell’s funeral today. So ends the day.

24 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was mowing and raking hay. Myself and wife took tea at
Harden’s. Quite cool tonight. Fear of frost.

25 Tues
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife went to Blaine today and went to Dr. A.J.
Fulton
‘s and took dinner and came home. I helped haul 4 loads of hay. Two in my barn.

26 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden hauled in hay all the forenoon. A Mr.
Brown from Washburn was here today getting signers for tinware. One load of hay  today. My sixth
load.

27 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I harnessed up this morning my mare and carriage.Myself and wife
drove over to Fred Blackden’s. Left there after tea and drove home.

28 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. I picked some berrys and worked some in
my garden. Elias McLaggen and sister called.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. It rained most all day and still raining at bedtime. I was picking some berrys  today.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Rain showers most all day. John Jones and wife
called. Ephraim Lawrence here to dinner. So ends the day.

31 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. We had new potatoes today for dinner. Signs of rain tonight.

So Ends the Month of July

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June 1893

1 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Heavy shower of rain in the forenoon. I helped Harden to plant potatoes in the afternoon.
2 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was helping Harden plant potatoes today. Two brood of chickens out now.
3 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I helped Harden to finish planting potatoes today and planted my onions, beans and corn.
4 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon. Rained most of the afternoon and still raining.
5 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We planted our cucumber seed today and my potatoes in the garden. Perry Oliver Cox here to dinner. Evelyn Tapley and Nell Mahan called.

6 Tues
Cloudy and foggy with a warm SE wind. It came on rain about noon and heavy the rest of the day and still raining at bedtime. Jacob Dewitt here all day and night.

7 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Jake Dewitt left here this morning. Watten, the Wool Peddler, here today. Paid him up. Rained about all night heavy.

8 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I went to Blaine with Buckboard. Took 13 dozen eggs. Called to Luce’s, B.F. Pierce’s, Hussey’s, J.H. Bubar’s, Dr. A.J. Fulton’s, Nutter’s and Valey’s and Fred Hewitt’s. Took dinner at Richard Bell’s.
9 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Richard Bell and wife came here this morning and got some buckwheat and potatoes. Went home tonight. So ends the day.

10 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. I was fencing in the forenoon. In the afternoon I was repairing bee hives.

11 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of rain soon. L.H. Fulton and wife called in and J.W. Fulton and Mrs. Arthur Hutchinson.

12 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. I was home all day. It rained very heavy the previous night. Harden was plowing buckwheat ground in the afternoon.

13 Tues
Some clouds and very warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden was plowing my buckwheat ground. So ends the day.
14 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Me and Harden worked in my potatoes this afternoon. I hoed some in my beans and corn.

15 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. I was home all day. Sowed 3 bushels of buckwheat today. Signs of rain. So ends the day.
16 Fri
Clear and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden harrowed in 3 bushels of buckwheat for me today. Mela Dow here to dinner today.

17 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day hoeing in my garden. Harden went out to the store today. I sent out and got 50 cents worth of sugar. Alvin Giberson here and got one bushel of oats.
18 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. The wind blew very cold this afternoon. Signs of frost. We kept the Sabbath at home resting, reading and praying.

19 Mon
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and working in my garden. Harden finished putting in our buckwheat.

20 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a heavy NW wind. I was weeding out my potatoes and my onions. Harden went to Knoxford with his colt and carriage.

21 Wed
Clear and warm with a NE wind. We cultivated our acre of potatoes today. Our bees swarmed today. Emmons Witcome here today.
22 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I hoed the weeds out of my potatoes in the forenoon and helped Harden to fence in the afternoon.

23 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. I helped to fence for Harden in the forenoon and Harden helped Jim plow in the afternoon. I was to work in my garden.

24 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Me and Harden and J.W. Fulton and Stephen Giberson went out to the stores today in our wagon and team. Commenced to rain about 9 o’clock.

25 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind and some rain. We was home all day. Old Mrs. Sprague and Mrs. Savage called here today. Signs of more rain.

26 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. I worked on the road today. Paid $3.00 road tax. Took supper at Jim’s. Signs of more rain. So ends the day.

27 Tues
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I worked on the road all day. John McKeen and wife here tonight. Jim was here to supper.

28 Wed
Clear and cold tonight. Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was working on the road today. Finished all up. John McKeen and wife of Bridgewater left here this morning.

29 Thur
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I put the horse hoe in my potatoes for the first. Theodore Cane here today. Signs of a shower tonight.

30 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was hoeing and weeding potatoes.

So Ends the Month of June

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May 1893

1 Mon
A dull smoky day. Quite cold in the morning. I was home all day. Mrs. J.W. Fulton, Mrs.  George Hallett and Mrs. McDonald here to tea.

2 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Rained some and snowed some. W.W. Larrabee moved from here today. Fred and Jim.

3 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Me and Harden went to J. H. Webster‘s today with horses and wagon. Took out a lot of eggs. I registered the dog today. Cost $1.15.

4 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. It commenced to rain at noon mixed with hail. Harden hauled some rocks today for the first. Hauled out some Buckwheat straw.

5 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Wife was papering the house. It came on rain about noon and rained till bedtime. So ends the day.

6 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. We ‘set’ our bees today. Theodore Cane called here today. James got my ladders today to fix his house.

7 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife and family to dinner. R. Bell and wife for tea.  ‘Set’ our turkey today.

8 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. I was home all day choring and caring for my stock. I    set up my Moresarcktie Plum tree today. Harden plowed today.

9 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Signs of rain. Harden finished plowing his potato ground today. Easter Hallett came and scrubbed one room today.

10 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife paid Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit this afternoon. Harden was plowing old potato ground today.

11 Thur
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I went to Jim’s this morning and got saw and hammer. Mrs. Stephen Giberson here for butter. Harden finished plowing over the brook today.

12 Fri
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was hauling manure in the afternoon. Stephen Giberson’s house took fire. Harden plowed in the afternoon.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. We was cleaning house. Harden was plowing all day up by his place. All appearance of a heavy storm.

14 Sun
Cloudy and rainy all day. It rained all the previous night. I was home all day. Signs of more rain.

15 Mon
A drizzling SE rain most all day and still looks like more at bedtime. I was home all day. Harden went out and got the mare shod.

16 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Jim  was here for hay. Harden was plowing below the barn.

17 Wed
Cold with a SE rain all day and most all the previous night with the wind from the SE. I was helping Jim 1/2 of the day with dump body. Harden plowed below the barn.

18 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. Elder Rideout called today.  Mrs. Eliphalet Jones of Knoxford, CC, N.B. and Robert Jones here on a visit.

19 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained most of the previous night. We got our sheep sheared today. Fred Blackden and Mr. Tarr came here for Apple Trees.

20 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I finished picking over my potatoes in the cellar. Harden was plowing for oats.

21 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Wind came to NW in the afternoon. Heavy cold wind and very smoky. Harden and wife called.

22 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. We sowed 9 bushels of oats today for the first this season. Stephen Giberson and wife here.

23 Tues
Cloudy with a SE wind and some rain and thunder. I was home all day. We put up my hen yard. Wife was to Sewing Circle at James Giberson’s.

24 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We harrowed in 8 bushels of peas and oats today. I was home all day. We had quite a fire in the buckwheat straw today. The stovepipe burnt out.

25 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home fixing up Buckboard. Harden harrowed in four bushels of oats. Eli Fletcher here today.

26 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Harden harrowed my potato ground and plowed my garden. Mr. Straight here today.
27 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The ground froze this morning. I went out to York & Luce and took out 22 1/2 dozen of eggs at 13 cents per dozen. Got some grass seed.

28 Sun
Cool with a SE wind. Rain from the SE in the forenoon. Wind came around cold to the NW in the afternoon. I went to meeting.

29 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I was cutting my seed potatoes today. Alvin Giberson was here for hay. He got two CT.

30 Tues
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Got our garden harrowed today. I was cutting seed. Frost this morning.

31 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Some showers of rain. I got an acre of my potatoes planted today for the first and some garden beans. Looks rainy tonight.

And So Ends the Month of May

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April 1893

1 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. J.W. Fulton and wife and John
Bartley and wife and son was here. Raining tonight. Bartley and wife went home.

2 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Will and Alice went up to Jim’s in the
afternoon. Harden took Anna Murray and Dot to F. Blackden’s.

3 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Joshua Jones called here today. I finished picking over
my potatoes today. It snowed some in the afternoon.

4 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to snow about noon. Snowed two or three
inches and then turned to rain. Still rainy at bedtime.

5 Wed
Some clouds and very cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and caring for my
stock.

6 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden and Alice went out to the stores this
morning. Harden took 10 bushels of buckwheat to the Mill for me and 6 for himself. Got it
ground and brought it home.

7 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. Wife was away on
a visit to McDonald’s and John Jamison’s.

8 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and caring for my stock. Very
heavy thunder and lightning tonight.  The first of Spring.

9 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden here to tea.
Samuel Fulton here tonight from Knoxford, CC, N.B. holding meetings.

10 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and splitting up wood.
Samuel Fulton left here this morning.

11 Tues
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and splitting wood. Mrs.
John Broad was here on a visit with maple honey tonight.

12 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. The snow was running very fast. Harden was
hauling poles today and got hurt pretty bad. Signs of a storm.

13 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I had Harden with me today splitting up my summer’s
wood. Will went up to Easton today. Rained this afternoon.

14 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Mathias McDonald came here and
corked his boots and stopped to dinner. Ephraim Lawrence to dinner.

15 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. I put up my garden fence. Harden
finished splitting up my summer’s wood. Came on snow this evening.

16 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW snowstorm all night till 9 or 10 o’clock today. Six or
eight inches of snow. J.W. Fulton and wife and Alvin Giberson here to dinner. H.L. Fulton
went to Knoxford.

17 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden finished hauling his hay
away today. Alvin Giberson got their onions today. Will took his horse today.

18 Tues
Cloudy with a NE wind. I was home all day. Mary Gillen left for Lowell this morning. Will
Larrabee came home today from Fred’s. Snowed since 10 A.M.

19 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and caring for my stock.
G.W. Fulton’s wife here to tea. J.W. Fulton called in.

20 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Only called to Harden’s and Stephen
Giberson’s. I was caring for my stock.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. It commenced to snow about
2 o’clock P.M. and snowed till bedtime or near 9 in the evening. Will came from the lines.

22 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. It was drizzling snow and rain most
all day but did not amount to much.

23 Sun
Cool with a West wind and very cloudy. Some light showers of rain through the day. I was
home all day. Ephraim Lawrence called with maple sugar and Harden called.

24 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Will and his son, Frank, went
to Fred Blackden’s this morning. Some signs of a storm.

25 Tues
Cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Cold SE snow commenced about 9 o’clock till
one or two P.M. came round to the NW. Snowed and blowed heavy. Will came from Fred’s.

26 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Very cold. Two or three inches
of snow last night. Went off mostly today. So ends the day.

27 Thur
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I was helping Harden saw wood
this afternoon. Will came home tonight. Harden was hauling up cedars.

28 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Looks like another storm. Orpha
Hutchinson got home from Lowell tonight.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden was to Knoxford today with
the carriage. Set up our wagon today.

30 Sun
Cold with a NW wind. I was home all day tending my stock. Some clouds in the morning
but cleared off in the afternoon.

So Ends the Month of April

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March 1893

March 1893

1 Wed
Cool and snowing this morning with a SE wind. Me and Harden and Alice went out to the
store today. Me and Harden took out eggs and got 20 cents per dozen.

2 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a West wind and very blustery. I was home all day. Me and
Will sawed some wood. Sold 3 lbs of butter at 18 cents per lb. Received a letter from
Aaron Jones.

3 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Will and me sawed some wood.
School closed today in this District No. 7. So ends the day. We go to bed.

4 Sat
Clear and cool with a North wind. Fred Blackden here today. Him and Will went to the
Province. I was home all day. Harden went to the Fort today. Robert Irvin was here
collecting taxes. I paid all up at $11.92.

5 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. There was a few called in today not
to stop long. So ends the day.

6 Mon
Clear and cold with a West wind. Me and Will Larrabee was sawing wood in the forenoon.
J.W. Fulton and John Hallett called.

7 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Will was bunching shingles at
G.W. Collins Mill. Frank Hallett here to get his saw set. John Hallett called in.

8 Wed
Some clouds with a SE wind. I went to Wilcox’s and got two shoes set on Mod and got the
pung shawed. Richard Bell and wife and L.H. Fulton and wife here to supper.

9 Thur
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden hauled two loads of cedar in the
morning. I was shoveling snow in the afternoon off the wood. Getting ready for sawing.

10 Fri
Clear and warm with a West wind. Richard Bell and son here today with his sawing
horses and sawing machine. Sawing up my wood at the door with Harden’s help.

11 Sat
Mostly clear with a SE wind but quite cool. We finished sawing up our wood today and
R. Bell went home. Dr. Berry and Smyth here today selling glasses. Fred Blackden and
wife here.

12 Sun
Cool with a SE wind all day. Some rain. I was home all day. James Murray and wife and
child, Fred Blackden and wife and three children left here for home on West Ridge.

13 Mon
Rained all the previous night from the SE and this forenoon. Rained from the NW in the
afternoon. I was 77 years old today and my potatoes and some other stuff in my cellar
covered with water. Had to put in barrels.

14 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and quite stormy looking. I was home all day. I had a
bad cold. John Jamison called today.

15 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind in the forenoon. It commenced to snow about one o’clock
and still snowing at bedtime. John Lindsey and daughter and John Louis here to dinner.
We hauled up two loads of cedar.

16 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. John Hersom and John Ramsay
called today. Mrs. Broad and Miss Broad here to tea. We hauled three loads of cedar
blocks.

17 Fri
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day and Harden and Alice went to Blaine.
Harden took a hog to Jonathon Hersom. He brought home 2 bbls of flour. J.W. Fulton
called today.

18 Sat
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and J.W. Fulton
went to the Fort today. Samuel Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. took supper here.

19 Sun
Mostly Clear and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. Will Dow was here today to get
some tar. I let him have 5 dozen of eggs at 12 cents per dozen.

20 Mon
Clear and cold with a NE wind. Mabel Fulton and Grandpa Webster was here today.
Harden and Alvin Giberson sawed up my wood this afternoon. Had a young lamb today.

21 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went out to Blaine today and got a bbl of flour of J.W.
Webster. Paid Safford $5.00. Paid Sypher $5.00, Webster $3.03 and Luce 15 cents. Heavy
cold wind.

22 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a North wind. I was home all day picking over my potatoes. I
rigged a floor to put them up higher. Harden and Will Larrabee went to Fred Blackden’s.

23 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day choring. Frank Hallett came here
with a cut foot. Signs of a storm.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife and family and
mother made a visit to Mr. Straight‘s today. Ephraim Lawrence took dinner here.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Me and Will fixed a ‘chance’ in the
cow stable for his horse. Perry O. Cox called in. J.W. Fulton here this evening. Harden
hauled one load of blocks.

26 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. My wife went out to G.W.
Fulton’s with J.W. Fulton and wife. John McPherson called. Mrs. Arthur Hutchinson called
and May Gillen.

27 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NE wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. I was picking
over some of my potatoes in the cellar.

28 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took out peas
and oats to get mashed. I brought home two bbls of fertilizer and one bbl of crackers. I took
dinner at Webster’s.

29 Wed
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went out with the team
to haul wood for Aaron. Old man Duston here today. Got 7 bushels ground for feed

30 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to snow about noon and still snowing at
bedtime. John Bartley and wife and boy here to tea.

31 Mar
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. John Bartley and wife and my wife
and Harden and wife and children went over to Fred Blackden’s and Richard Bell’s on a
visit today. Anna Murray here tonight.

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February 1893

February 1893

1 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Clouded up in the afternoon with wind from the NW. Looks
like rain. I was home all day.

2 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Very cold and blustery. The temperature
ran down to 2 degrees below zero by sunset.

3 Friday
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and drizzling snow and drifting all day. I was home all day
choring and caring for the stock.

4 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Six below zero at sunset and very cold. Jim and
Harden went to the Fort with a load of potatoes apiece. The coldest day.

5 Sun
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Arthur Hutchinson and L.H. Fulton
called in. We spent most of the day reading.

6 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow and drifting all day. Me and Jim and Harden went to Blaine
and called at James Websters and took dinner. Saw Mabel Fulton. G.W. Fulton here tonight.

7 Tues
Cold with a SE snow storm all night and all day. I was home all day. I was picking over my
potatoes. G.W. Fulton here all day. J.W. Fulton called. Snowing heavy now.

8 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day picking over potatoes to take to the Fort
for sale. Harden drove out to Dyer’s.

9 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. I finished putting up my load of
potatoes to go to the Fort. G.W. Fulton was here.

10 Fri
SE snow storm. Commenced snowing at 2 o’clock in the night and snowed till 11 o’clock
today and then it began to rain and rained heavy till near night. It came 5 or 6 inches of snow.

11 Sat
Clear and warm with a SW wind. Harden took 10 1/2 bbls of potatoes to Fort for me today.
Received $2.00 per bbl at $21.00. G.W. Fulton went tonight. Me and Will sawed wood.

12 Sun
Clear and warm with NW wind. I was home all day. Mrs. G.W. Fulton and son here today.

13 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Myself and wife made a visit to Stephen Giberson’s.
G.W. Fulton called. J.H. Shaw called.

14 Tues
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took Mod to Wilcox’s and got
her front shoes set over. Alice went out and got some groceries.

15 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Rained some. I was home all day. Fred Blackden here today.
Me and Will was sawing up wood. G.W. and J.W. Fulton called.

16 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I took the team this morning and drove out to James
Webster’s and brought Mabel Fulton, from Minnesota, home with me on a visit. Daughter of
Ephraim J. Fulton.

17 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife and Mabel Fulton took our dinner at Harden’s
today. John D. Lindsey and wife and children and G.W. Fulton and son here to supper.

18 Sat
Cloudy the most of the day with a SE wind. Myself and wife and Mabel Fulton, daughter of
E.J. Fulton of Minnesota, took dinner at J.W. Fulton’s today.

19 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden took Mabel Fulton to her grand-
pa Webster’s today. Dr. A.J. Fulton called here.

20 Mon
Cold with a NE snowstorm and drifting all day and still snowing and drifting at bedtime. I was
home all day. J.W. Fulton and G.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton all called in.

21 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind and very blustery. Very Cold. I was home all day. Elder
Andrew Jackson Lewis here tonight. Arthur Hutchinson called in.

22 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. Harden had the team in the afternoon
breaking road. He helped me saw wood in the afternoon. Came on snow about 4 o’clock.
Elder A.J. Lewis here tonight.

23 Thur
Cold with a blustering NW wind. I was home all day. Elder A.J. Lewis here tonight. It has been
some snow and very cold with heavy drifting. So ends the day.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cleared off in the afternoon clear and cold. I was home all
day. J.W. Fulton and wife here to tea. Elder A.J. Lewis left today.

25 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. John D. Lindsey and Fred Blackden was
here this afternoon. Clear and cold tonight.

26 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Arthur Hutchinson’s son and wife here in
the evening. So the day ends.

27 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden helped us saw some wood
today. So ends the day.

28 Tues
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Mrs. John Broad and Edith McDonald
and the teacher, Miss Foster called in.

And so Ends the Month of February

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January 1893

1 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife took dinner at Stephen Giberson‘s. Richard Bell and wife was here to tea. So ends New Years Day. The road glare ice.

2 Tues
Cold with a SE rain storm most all the previous night and all day till about four o’clock. The
wind changed to the NW. I was home all day.

3 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day choring and caring for the stock. It froze quite hard in the night and all day. G.W. Fulton bought socks and potatoes. G.W. Collins drove in carriage today. Ground bare in some places.

4 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden helped us saw some wood. Mrs. Stephen Giberson here. Picked over her onions. Forty below zero today.

5 Friday
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Alice went out to the village with John Mahan. J.W. Fulton and G.W. Fulton called.

6 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A cold, disagreeable day and very little snow in the fields. Some traveling with wagons and some with sleds. The roads glare ice. Two men stopped here today from Easton begging.

7 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day caring for the stock and keeping the house warm. J.W. Fulton called this evening. A good deal of bare ground.

8 Mon
Some clouds with a NW wind. I was home all day. I wrote a letter to Aaron Jones, Cloverdale, CC, N.B.   J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called.

9 Tues
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and sawing wood and working in general. G.W. Fulton here to dinner. J.W. Fulton called.

10 Wed
Cold with a SE snowstorm all the previous night and all day today. Drifting bad. I was home all day. Jud Straight here to dinner. Alvin Giberson here for apples. Sheep grazing in fields yesterday.

11 Thurs
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day doing chores and taking care of my stock and mending shoes. J.W. Fulton here and bought some pork.

12 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and taking care of my stock. Harden went up to John Bartley‘s and brought him down here with him. The night is clear and cold.

13 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went out to Mars Hill Village and done some trading at Luce & York Store. Took dinner at G.W. Fulton’s and called to Harden Shaw’s. Paid for turkey 75 cents. Abber Syphers called with fresh cod.

14 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day doing chores and sawing wood. Harden was here and helped me. J.W. Fulton called.

15 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden started to Knoxford to meet John Bartley with Anna and his children. Her father was sick. They called here.

16 Tues
Cold snow and drifting most all the previous night and all day. I was home all day choring and taking care of my stock. J.W. Fulton called.

17 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and fixing sled box for hauling potatoes to market. Wife up to Harden’s tailoring. Fred Longstaff called.

18 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went out to the Post Office today. I paid Brawn $4.50 in full to date. Harden got peas and oats ground. Took dinner at George W. Fulton’s.

19 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Will and Alice went over to Fred Blackden’s. Charles Freeman and son called here today from the Baird’s Mill to Williams.

20 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It came around very cold in the afternoon. Me and W.W. Larrabee was sawing wood. Harden went with a load of potatoes.

21 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Heavy cold wind all day. I put up a load of potatoes to go to the Fort the first of the week if all is well. Clear and cold tonight so this week is ended.

22 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Dot Larrabee went to Knoxford to see Mr. Bartley. John Broad and wife here to tea. (Note: John Broad’s wife, Minnie, was the daughter of Stephen and Georgie Giberson.)

23 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Harden took 10 bbls of Heberns to the Fort for me today for the first. Price $10.00. Me and W.W. Larrabee was sawing wood. Signs of a storm.

24 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day except an hour or two helping Harden to put up a load of potatoes. Jim hauled a small load of poor hay here today for W.W. Larrabee from John Aheran’s.

25 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It commenced to snow about ten o’clock AM. Snowed hard till bed time. Harden went to Fort with a load of potatoes.

26 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and drifting. It snowed about 6″ and signs of more snow.I was home all day choring and caring for the stock. Harden went over to Knoxford this afternoon.

27 Fri
Some snow squalls and drifting bad this morning. Me and Harden and Alice went out to York & Luce Store. Alice got a bbl of flour and some groceries. I got two gallons of oil and Alice one.

28 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Signs of a storm soon. J.W. Fulton called this evening. So ends the day.

29 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE light snowstorm all the previous night and all day and still snowing at bed time.

30 Mon
Mostly clear and very cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. My wife and Harden and his wife went down to see old man Bartley that was sick. J.W. Fulton called today.

31 Tues
Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day. Me and Will sawing up some wood at the door. Harden went up to the Fort with a load of potatoes.

And so Ends the Month of January

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December 1892

1 Thurs
Very cloudy and cold with snow and rain all day. I was home all day choring. About three inches of snow on the ground now. Every sign of rain at present.

2 Fri
Cold snow and rain all the previous night and all day from the NW and still the same at bedtime. W.W. Larrabee went to Blaine. Mrs. John Mahan here to tea.

3 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of snow. I was home all day. Dr. A.J. Fulton called to give his mother some medicine. Mrs. George Hallett here to tea.

4 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and snowing a little all day. I was home all day. Harden and wife went over to Fred Blackden’s. So ends the day.

5 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Down to zero all day. Little snow sometimes. I was home all day. Thomas Bartley here to dinner today. A German woman peddler here today.

6 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. It clouded up before night. Some wind to the East. I helped Jim today. Made a barn door. Signs of a storm tonight.

7 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine with a double team but hard sledding. Bottom dragged on bare rocks. Bought stove pipe and Lowell grind stone rig.

8 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. I was home all day. We set up the little stove. Dr. A.J.Fulton called today and took dinner. I paid him 60 cents for medicine. Will and Alice up to Jim’s. He was thrashing.

9 Fri
Rained most all night and all this forenoon from the NW. The Irvin boys commenced to thrash our grain this afternoon, 72 bushels of buckwheat. Clear and nice.

10 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was thrashing all day today. Thrashed 16 bushels of buckwheat and 12 bushels of oats. The boys went home about 4 o’clock. We put in straw till night. It will take Monday to finish. Isaac Straight called.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Will and Alice went over to Fred Blackden’s. Harden went down to Jerry Tracy’s. G.A. Hutchinson and wife was here this evening. Jud Straight called.

12 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We finished our grain thrashing today. 475 in all with Irvin’s machine. Fred called in and Hersom from Easton called.

13 Tue
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Irvin’s machine left here this morning for Jones’ barn by Hawksley’s. Harden hauled up 8 loads of oats and buckwheat straw today. Will to Blackden’s.

14 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was putting in our straw today. We had Alvin Giberson, Will Mahan, and J.W. Fulton. We got done before night.

15 Thu
A moderate snow storm all day and is still snowing at bedtime. I helped Harden to kill beef today. Mrs. Thomas Bartley here today on a visit.
16 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. It fell about 4 inches in the night. Just enough to make good traveling that was much needed. Myself and Will was sawing wood.

17 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. A man came here this morning by the name of Sealy, selling spring beds. A potato buyer of Houlton, Barker.

18 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and son, Frank, left here this morning for Dexter, Maine with horse and pung.

19 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. We killed and dressed 17 fowls, ready for market. Nash McCormick called today. Took letter to Fort for Alice $5.00.

20 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Mrs. Stephen Giberson here today picking over her onions. Alice went to Blaine with Hutchinson’s. G. Brawn here for apples.

21 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine with mare and pung. Took six bushels of grain and 30 and 1/4 lbs of poultry at 8 cents per pound, peas and oats at one cent per lb. Got Mod shod at Currie’s. Took socks and mitts for Aaron’s boy.

22 Thur
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was caring for the stock and keeping the house warm as possible.
23 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It was 32 below at early morning and up to zero at noon but dropped right down again in a short time. I was home all day tending the stock and doing chores.

24 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day doing chores and tending my stock. I sold one bushel of apples, matured fruit at 50 cents.
25 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Cold and dreary all day. Harden went out to Blaine for the Doctor for Jim’s wife. She was sick. I called up in the afternoon to see the sick.

26 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Heavy cold wind. I was home all day.

27 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. Alice received a letter from Will in Dexter. He says he has a good time.

28 Wed
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. G.W. Fulton here to dinner and going to the Province and called when he came back. John D. Lindsey and Fred Blackden here tonight.

29 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was hauling wood all day. Fred Blackden came with his team and John Lindsey to chop. Our own team hauled 15 loads. I think I have my years wood.

30 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I had Harden helping me butcher my hog today. Weighed about 250 lbs. O’Keay and G.W. Fulton here to tea.

31 Sat
Cloudy and pleasant but cool with an East wind. Signs of a storm. We had Henry Boone and wife and son and Benadie Burt, from Tobique, V.C. County, here to dinner and a number of young folks.

So Ends the Month of December and the Year 1892

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November 1892

1 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and a sprinkle of snow all the forenoon. Cleared off in the afternoon with wind out of the NW. I was home all day. Will and Harden was plowing in

back of the barn for the first.

2 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Commenced to snow about 4 o’clock. G.W. Fulton and W.W. Larrabee killed a beef here today. John McKeen of Bridgewater here.

3 Thu
Cold with a SE wind all night and snowed about three inches. We had signs of rain all day. John McKeen left here this morning selling fruit trees.

4 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. The snow melted most all off today. Will and Harden was plowing all day at Green Sword. They plowed down by the brook. S. Giberson and wife and

child, L.H. Fulton and wife and two children here to tea.

5 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a North wind. I was home all day. Will and Harden was plowing all day. They finished plowing for potatoes down by the brook tonight. Mrs. Giberson sent her

onions down today.

6 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. R.W. Bell and wife and child here this afternoon and took tea. J.W. Fulton called here this evening.

7 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a South wind. I was home all day. Harden took the team and went out to move G.W. Fulton out to Mars Hill Village. I got a notice from the Presque Isle Bank

tonight.

8 Tue
Cool with a SE rain all the previous night and all the forenoon. Cleared off in the afternoon. Wind out of the SW. I took Harden out this afternoon to Elections. Presidential

Election today.

9 Wed
Clear and cold with NW wind. I helped Jim this afternoon to saw out corner boards for his house. John Mahan here this evening. Will and Harden was plowing.

10 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. Jim and Will and Harden went out to Orin Wing’s after hay for York & Luce. It commenced to snow about noon quite hard. It may

rain.

11 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. I banked the front of the house. Will got Jim to haul in 1/2 hin of hay from Orin Wing’s. I opened Will’s bbl of

flour. Three inches of snow today.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Me and Will and G.W. Fulton was helping Jim today to put the corner boards on his house. George is here tonight. Signs of another storm.

13 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Myself and wife went up to J.W. Fulton’s today and took dinner. W.W. Larrabee and wife went out to G.W. Fulton’s today. They came back tonight.

14 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. I hung my stable door. Heavy SE wind all day. Melted some. W.W. Larrabee and wife went to Blaine.

15 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day choring. This was an Indian Summer day.Harden finished my piece of plowing in back of the barn. Will helped Jim shingle his

house.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. It commenced to rain about 2 o’clock and rained all day. Still raining at bedtime. Harden had my mare and plowed all day on

Green Sword.

17 Thu
Some clouds in the forenoon with a NW wind. In the afternoon it cleared off clear and warm. The bees came out fairly strong and wild today. One came in the house on the window.

G.W. Fulton here.

18 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy this morning with the wind from the SE. I went out to B.F. Pierce’s and traded some and came home. John Nicholson and John Bartley was here.

19 Sat
Cold with a SE rain this morning. It rained heavy all the previous night and today and still raining at bedtime. I was home all day choring. Will and Frank is away since

yesterday morning.

20 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee came home today and brought G.W. Fulton with him. They took Jim and went to Williams to get Tanglefoot.

21 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day choring and getting in my wood in under cover. Will went to Blaine with Evelyn. Harden killed his hog.

22 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of snow all day. J.W. Webster called today. Commenced to snow this evening from the NE. Harden put my bees in for me

tonight.

23 Wed
Cold and snowing all day from the NW. Very freezing all day. Eli Fletcher here to dinner. We got 20 cents worth of medicine from him to pay when he calls.

24 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW snow storm all day and all the previous night. It came 3 or 4 inches of snow and drifted some. I was home all day taking care of the stock.

25 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. I called to Jim’s and Harden’s. Got Jim to help me put in my cookstove this afternoon. Will and Alice went to Blaine and have

not come home.

26 Sat
Cloudy and quite warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and got my mare shod and took dinner at J.W. Webster’s. Paid B.F. Pierce on my note $5.00 and came home.

27 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. I was home all day to take care of the stock and doing just what was necessary and no more.

28 Mon
Some clouds and quite foggy in the forenoon. I had Jim and Harden to help me haul wood today. Ten loads on the bobsled. Mrs. James Giberson here canvessing for book.

29 Tue
Very cloudy all day. Never saw the sun today. Me and Harden was getting up wood all day for me, eight loads. Isaac Straight here and got oil. Will to J. Nicholson’s.

30 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee came from John Nicholson’s.Him and Alice went to Blaine. Commenced to snow about 12 o’clock.

So Ends the Month of November

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October 1892

1 Sat

Cloudy and cold with a heavy NW wind. The wind blew a gale in the night and all day and still blowing at bedtime. Kept me gathering apples all day. Blew down the henyard.

2 Sun

Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Straight’s today. Made a good visit. G.W. Fulton and wife and J.W. Fulton and wife here.

3 Mon

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The ground froze very hard to dig potatoes. Will and Alice went to Blaine. Me and Harden dug potatoes.

4 Tue

Cold with a SW rain. In the afternoon, the wind and rain from the NE. I went out to the factory and took out eggs and apple sacks. Came back and took my dinner at G.W. Fulton’s.

5 Wed

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind all day. I dug some potatoes in the garden. Will and Harden went to the Mill for me and took 20 bushels of buckwheat. Enoch Lovely called this afternoon. He was moving a man to Blaine.

6 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Drizzly rain most all day. Jonathan Hersom was here today after sheep. Mrs. Hallett’s second wedding today. Cold and dreary tonight. So ends the day.

7 Fri

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day and Harden went to Blaine in the evening. Jud Straight called and Mrs. F. Glidden here. Also, Mr. J. Murray.

8 Sat

Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes. We finished up by Harden’s 26 bbls. Dr. A. J. Fulton called this evening to see about sheep.

9 Sun

Cold with a NE rain all night and till noon today. Cleared quite cold. Fred Blackden and wife and family was here this afternoon. Perry O. Cox here today.

10 Mon

Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Me and Harden and Will dug all day and got 10 bbls. G.W. Fulton called in tonight.

11 Tue

Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Me, Will and Harden and Harden hauled them in. I finished gathering my apples this afternoon, except some crabs.

12 Wed

Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Harden took the first load to the factory this morning, 11 bbls. At 55 cents per bbl. A.J. Fulton, M.D. and Abe Turner called today.

13 Thu
Cloudy and cold with SE wind. Some rain in the afternoon. I was digging potatoes. Harden went to Blaine with sheep for Aaron.

14 Fri

Mostly clear and warm. We was digging potatoes all day today and hauling in. J.W. Fulton and Ralph Forsythe was here this evening. Clear and cool tonight.

15 Sat

Some clouds with a SW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. We had W.W. Larrabee and Alvin Giberson dug 35 bbls and hauled them in.

16 Sun
Cloudy and rainy looking this morning with a SW wind. Rained some in the afternoon. Myself and wife was home all day. Will and

Alice and children went to G.W. Fulton’s.

17 Mon Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. We had W.W. Larrabee and Alvin Giberson. Cyrus Shaw called here today. I sent Mrs. George Hallett one bushel of apples.

18 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Harden took the first load to the factory this morning at 55 cents

per bbl. A.J. Fulton and Abe Turner called. (This is a repeat of Wednesday, the 12th events. Uncertain as to how grandfather got this mixed up)

19 Wed

Cloudy and very foggy this morning. The wind from the NE. Commenced to rain about 7 o’clock and rained all day. Myself and wife, Will and Alice went to Quilting at Harden’s.

20 Thu

Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I went to Brawn’s this morning and got Mare shawed and took out two bushels of apples, two pairs of socks, six dozen eggs and two for which I received $2.84 from York & Luce. I got an order from Jones for 250′ of plank.

21 Fri

Some clouds and very heavy cold West wind. I was home all day. Will and Harden went to G.W. Fulton’s ‘Wood Frolick’ in the afternoon. I pulled my beets this afternoon.

22 Sat

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day doing chores. Pulled my carrots. Harden went up to Jones’ Mill and got some plank for stable floor.

23 Sun

Very cloudy with a SE wind. Myself and wife went over to John D. Lindsey’s and took dinner. Saw McManus and wife. J.D. Lindsey’s daughter went up to Fred Blackden’s and took tea and drove home before dark.

24 Mon
Cold with a NW moderate rain all day. Isaac Straight here today and got some oil. J.W. Fulton here for oil.

25 Tue
Cold and cool with a NW wind. I went out today and got the carriage mended at Brawn’s shop. Cost $1.25. Took dinner at J.W.

Webster’s. Received $4.25 for factory potatoes. Will and George here.

26 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. Signs of rain and sprinkled some a little through the day. Will and

Harden commenced plowing.

27 Thu

Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Will and Harden was plowing all day. John Jamison was in here this evening with a woman peddler.

28 Fri

Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife and Harden went out to the store of York & Luce. Will got a bbl of flour today.

29 Sat

Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Myself and wife went to Blaine this morning and took our dinner and tea at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s. I settled with B.F. Jones. Came up to Richard Bell’s and stayed all night.

30 Sun

Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and heavy frost. We left R. Bell’s this forenoon about 11 o’clock after breakfast. We drove up to G.W. Fulton’s and took our dinners. Made a short visit and drove home.

31 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. A cold wind all day. I was helping Harden all day at his horse stable and choring.

This ends the last day of October, 1892.

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September 1892

1 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. We was cutting peas and oats today. W.W. Larrabee and wife went out this morning and got his hens.

2 Fri
Clear and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. We was mowing our buckwheat and oats. Harden and wife went over to Green’s. Mod was sick today.

3 Sat
Clear and cold with a SW wind. There was a heavy frost this morning. R. Irvin called here today for taxes. Mr. E.J. Fulton’s wife from Minnesota here. (Louisa (Webster) Fulton, the wife of Ephraim Jones Fulton. Ephraim & Louisa moved to Brainerd, Minnesota in 1881)
4 Sun
Some clouds and very warm with an East wind. We was home all day excepting my wife went to Harden’s with Mrs. E.J. Fulton and took dinner. Fred Blackden and Mr. Tar here today for tea.
5 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We hauled in five loads of oats today in back of the barn. The first this season. I promised lambs today to Hersoms.
6 Tue
Warm with a SE rain in the forenoon. Cleared off and got very cold. Signs of a frost. Wife and Louisa was to Mahan’s.

7 Wed
Some clouds with a NW wind and quite cold. We finished mowing our peas and oats today. Elder Piper was here today, book agent.

8 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost this morning. Hurt the buckwheat some. I pulled 1/2 bushel of cucumbers this morning. Mrs. E.J. Fulton left here this morning for home.
9 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. A slight frost. We mowed some oats and raked some buckwheat and hauled in three loads of peas and oats today. So ends the day.

10 Sat
Mostly clear and warm with a SW wind. We was mowing oats all day today and raking buckwheat.So ends the day.

11 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I was home the most of the day. Mrs. R. Bell was here with her girl to dinner. Myself and wife and Dorothy Bell to Harden’s to tea.

12 Mon
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Election for Governor today at the New Town Hall for the first. We hauled in two loads of oats from below the barn today.

13 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden was to work for Jim today. Fred Blackden was thrashing his oats.

14 Wed Cloudy and very rainy looking this morning but we hauled in two loads of oats. It began to rain about noon. Still raining at bedtime. Mrs. Dell Nutter here today and Mrs. Ruth and J.P. Jones and son.

15 Thu
Cool with a SE rain all the previous night and till noon today. Mrs. Dell Nutter to tea. Will and Harden went to Knoxford today. Arvilla York and wife here.

16 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. I went out to Blaine this morning. Took out 14 1/2 doz. of eggs. Sold them to Hussey at 17 cents per doz. $2.46. Stopped at Pierce’s, Luce’s, and stopped at R. Bell’s and got dinner.

17 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a West wind. We was raking and mowing buckwheat and oats and hauled in two loads of oats up Harden’s well. So ends the week and so ends the day.

18 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife drove out to James W. Webster’s this morning to see Louisa before she started to Minnesota. Took dinner and tea.

19 Mon
Warm with a SE drizzly rain all day or nearly all day. I was home all day choring and putting up fence below the house to keep the cow and sheep in. Gathered some apples today.

20 Tue
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing and raking buckwheat in the forenoon. Fred and Frank Blackden here this afternoon thrashing.

21 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was raking and hauling in buckwheat and oats and getting them thrashed. Three loads of buckwheat and one of oats.

22 Thu
Some clouds and warm with an East wind. John D. Lindsey and wife and daughter here today. Fred and Frank Blackden left here with their thrashing machine.

23 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished hauling in our oats today. Seventeen loads of oats. We had eleven loads of peas and oats.

25 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Appearance of rain all day. Samuel Fulton from Knoxford called.
26 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It commenced to rain some in the forenoon. Some very heavy rain in the afternoon.

27 Tue
Cloudy and rainy most all day with the wind from the NW. We moved our stoves today and gathered some of my apples. Jud Straight called today. So ends the day.

28 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I dug my new potatoes today. Old man Blackden called here to tea. Harden went to the Mill today. I gathered apples.

29 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We raked buckwheat in the forenoon. We commenced to dig potatoes today.

So Ends the Month of September

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August 1892

August 1892

1 Mon Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We commenced to hauling hay today. Four loads for me. Eli Fletcher here.

2 Tue Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I was helping Jim in the forenoon and Harden in the afternoon till it rained.
(Leo Fulton was born today. It is strange that grandfather would not mention the birth of his grandson. Leo was Harden and Annie’s third child. Obviously R.M. Fulton practiced the advice in the writer of Ecclesiastes 7:1 “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.”)

3 Wed Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Me and Jim went to Blaine this morning. I took a tub of butter to Jones, 14 1/2 dozen eggs to Bubar. Paid Hussey $1.00.
4 Thu Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I helped Jim part of the forenoon at his potatoes. W.W. Larrabee helped us haul in hay. Heavy shower in the afternoon.
5 Fri Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing today. W.W. Larrabee and wife and son, G.W. Fulton and wife and son and Charles Lindsey all here today.
6 Sat Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon today. W.W. Larrabee came here and stopped till afternoon. He went home.

7 Sun Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Some signs of rain soon. Stephen Giberson called in. So ends the day.

8 Mon Quite cloudy and warm with a SE wind all day. We was to work at our hay. Signs of rain all day. Mr. Farnum was here today.

9 Tue Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine this morning and took dinner at Aaron’s. I got a tooth pulled. Harden got a bbl of flour. I got a pair of shoes at Pierce’s.

10 Wed Very warm with a NE wind and very cloudy. It faired off at noon and we got in four loads of hay. Commenced to rain at dark. Lightning struck Jim’s house last night.
11 Thu Very cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was helping Jim to repair up his house where the lightning damaged it at 10 o’clock in the evening very bad.

12 Fri Dull rainy morning. Rained all day and still rainy at bedtime. I was home all day. Eli Fletcher and Eliphalet Lawrence here. New potatoes today for the first.
13 Sat Warm and drizzley rain all the previous night and all day. We had green cucumbers for dinner today for the first this season. Grass is getting very old not cut. Took out the bee box today.

14 Sun Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Samuel Fulton from Knoxford, N.B. here to dinner. Fred Blackden and wife here tonight.

15 Mon Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine this morning and traded some with Bubar & Co. Got the jacks for Jim and helped him on his barn in the afternoon. I saw Louisa. (Louisa is the wife of Robert’s son, Ephraim J. Fulton. She is home on a visit from Minnesota. )

16 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and took the jacks home that Jim had borrowed to raise his barn. Got his buckboard and hauled in four loads of hay.
17 Wed Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We hauled in two loads of hay for Jim, the first he got this season. We hauled in one load in my barn.

18 Thu Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Harden and family went to Blaine to the Reunion of Old Soldiers. Albert Brawn here tonight. Said he come from Centreville, N.B. (The Reunion of Old Soldiers would have included James E. Fulton, son of Thomas Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. James was born Aug. 13, 1840 and when he was 24 years of age, he fought in the Civil War. James was joined by his cousins, Richard, Samuel and Joshua Fulton, Jr. These three sons of Joshua Fulton, Robert M. Fulton’s brother, all died in this 1864 campaign.)

19 Fri Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was choring in the forenoon. Worked on the road in the afternoon. Brawn left this morning. Stella went tonight.

20 Sat Quite cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We went to Deborah Wing’s funeral today. Mr. Straight called today. Deborah Wing buried today. The weather was fine.
21 Sun Clear and warm with a NW wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife and son here today. Myself and wife, W.W. Larrabee and wife took tea at Stephen Giberson’s this afternoon.
(Stephen Giberson was born October 12, 1835 in Bath, N.B. Stephen Orser Giberson’s grandfather, John Giberson, born in 1786, was a neighbor and friend to my great, great, great grandfather, Samuel Fulton of Truro, Nova Scotia. John Giberson and Samuel Fulton became acquainted in Wakefield, N.B. Stephen married Georgianna Bishop Aug. 26, 1860 and both are buried in Kings Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill, Maine)
22 Mon Clear and cool with a NW wind. Harden mowed for Jim with Mowing Machine till about two o’clock. Then we commenced over the brook for the first.
23 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was mowing and getting in hay today for Jim. Our ( ? ) Well Diggers called.

24 Wed Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay. Showering of rain in the afternoon. R. Bell and wife called this evening. So ends the day.
25 Thu Warm and cloudy and foggy morning. Wind from the SE. We mowed some in the forenoon. In the afternoon done some chores.

26 Fri Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. We was mowing and hauling in hay. W.W. Larrabee was here helping us. Lon York took the heifer away.

27 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee was helping us today with our hay. We finished today all but a small piece back of the buckwheat.
28 Sun Cool with a SE rain all the previous night and most all day. I was home all day. John Hallett called in and got some honey. So ends the day.

29 Mon Clear and warm with a NE wind. We mowed and raked and hauled in our last load of hay today making 25 large loads.

30 Tue Clear and warm with a SW wind. I went out to W.W. Larrabee’s today and moved in one load of his furniture today. Took dinner there and came home.
31 Wed Cloudy and warm foggy morning. Wind from the SE. I was home all day. Harden went out this morning and moved W.W. Larrabee and family here today.

So Ends the Month of August

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July 1892

1 Fri Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. James Murray wife left here today. Eli Fletcher here today selling medicine.

2 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. We cultivated our two acres of potatoes today on the other side of the brook for the first. I hoed some in the garden.

3 Sun Warm with a heavy SE rain all day and still raining at bedtime. We was home all day. A long lonesome day. I spent my time in reading and praying, choring and hoping and trusting. So ends the day.

4 Mon Cold with a NW rain all the previous night and the forenoon today. I was home all day. It has cleared off tonight quite cool. More rain since Sunday till today noon than you would often see.

5 Tue Some clouds with a cool West wind. Myself and wife went down to Richard Bell’s this morning on a visit. Stayed on till five o’clock and came home.

6 Wed Clear and cool with a NW wind. J.W. Fulton and G.W. Fulton called here this afternoon. Me and Harden hoed an acre of potatoes in the afternoon.

7 Thu Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was hoeing our potatoes over the brook today and my beans in the garden. G.W. Fulton called tonight.

8 Fri Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day to work at our potatoes. Some signs of rain at present. So ends the day.

9 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Me and Harden went to the Mill this morning over to the river with some buckwheat to grind.

10 Sun Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. I called at Stephen Giberson’s. Fred Blackden and wife and children here today. Mrs. John P. Jones and son here to tea. Some other calls.

11 Mon Clear and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took out his cow and calf. Saw J.H. Syphers. Called to R. Bell’s and got cultivator. Bees swarmed today.

12 Tue Clear and warm with a SW wind. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here today. We was hoeing our potatoes and weeding all day. The weather clear and fine.

13 Wed Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden was working till it came on rain in the afternoon.Ephraim Lawrence called here. G.W. Fulton called with a girl.

14 Thu Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was weeding our potatoes over the brook. Had Stephen Giberson and son helping us.

15 Fri Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and Harden was up to Stephen Giberson’s Barn Raising this forenoon. Weeding my garden in the afternoon.

16 Sat Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced to thunder and lightening and rain till noon and cleared up. Cloudy and dull all the afternoon.

17 Sun Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Some fear of frost. R. Bell and wife and child here to tea this afternoon.

18 Mon Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Me and Harden hoed the piece of potatoes up by his well this afternoon for the first time. Commenced to rain at four o’clock.

19 Tue Clear and warm with a SE wind. Clouded up and had thunder showers all the afternoon. Fell a good deal of rain and still rainy looking at bedtime. So ends the day.

20 Wed Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. Myself and wife went out this morning to Will Larrabee’s. Called at G.W. Fulton’s and at R. Bell’s home.

21 Thu Clear and warm with a NW wind. I finished hoeing my beans in my garden. Mr. Hallett called today enlarging pictures. Mrs. Will Kearney here.

22 Fri Some clouds and quite cold with a West wind. Some thunder and rain through the day. Me and Harden went out and got boards from Jones, 300 ft.

23 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Between 12 o’clock and 1 o’clock there was heavy thunder and hail for a few minutes mixed with rain and hail big as a large pea.

24 Sun Cloudy and warm with a South wind. I was home all day. My wife went out to G.W. Fulton’s to see his wife. She was sick. John Bartley called this evening.

[GW Fulton’s wife, Margaret gave birth to Ethel Dean Fulton on  July 10th 1892. ]

25 Mon Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We churned this morning. Done up all our chores and drove over to Fred Blackden’s and took dinner and tea. Called to Lindsey’s and home.

26 Tue Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. I mowed some in the forenoon. Horse hoed our potatoes in the afternoon. W.W. Larrabee here.

27 Wed Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished hoeing our potatoes today for the last time. James Boone and young Cole from V.C. Tobique, Parish of Perth, V.C.,N.B., was here today.

28 Thu Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was putting the Paris Green on our potatoes today.W.W. Larrabee and wife and son was here today to dinner and tea.

29 Fri Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. John York came here this afternoon to set up and start our new mowing machine.

30 Sat Clear and warm with a NW wind. We put the remainder of our Paris Green on our potatoes and raked up my piece of grass. I drove to Blaine for more Paris Green.

31 Sun Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. We was home all day. I went up to James’ only. Mrs. William Wilson was here to dinner. Some signs of rain.

So Ends the Month of July

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June 1892

1    Wed    Cloudy with a South wind. I set in my onions this morning. We planted potatoes in the afternoon    till it came on heavy thunder and hail and rain. We had to quit.
2    Thu    Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. In the afternoon a heavy thunder shower. Watten here this morning and got his wool. Received $9.85. T. Longstaff here with horse.

3    Fri    Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Some showers of rain. We finished planting the two acres of potatoes today over the brook. Uncommon wet weather for planting.
4    Sat    Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Bell’s today. I took some eggs to York & Luce, to Post Office and called to Larrabee’s, to Bell’s and got my dinner, to Pirt Blanchard’s and bought eight bushels of oats and came home.
5    Sun    Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. One shower of rain. John Mahan and wife and George Hallett called in tonight.

6    Mon    Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Some showers of rain. We harrowed in some oats and was plowing buckwheat ground. Jim gone to serenade.

7    Tue    Clear and cold with a NW wind. We finished plowing our potatoes today, excepting my garden. Hannah Rideout called here today. Clear and cold tonight.
8    Wed    Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We sowed six bushels of oats and three bushels of buckwheat over on the new land today and harrowed some.

9    Thu    Mostly clear and warm with a North wind. I finished planting in my garden today and Harden finished on new land. A. J. Fulton, M.D. here to tea.

10    Fri    Clear and cold with a NW wind. I planted my cucumber seed this morning. Harden and Jimmy Jones plowed buckwheat ground. I cut potatoes for Jim in the afternoon. Big frost.

11    Sat    Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. It rained in the afternoon. Jim Jones was helping J.W. Fulton part of the day. Harden’s mare foaled.
12    Sun    Some clouds and warm with a North wind. I was home all day. Stephen Giberson and J.W. Fulton in today. Some signs of rain.

13    Mon    Some clouds with a SE wind. Some rain. Myself and boy was helping Jim to get his potatoes cut and preparing the land for planting. Signs of more rain tonight.
14    Tue    Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. The greatest storm of thunder and lightening and wind that ever    occurred took place here. It took place last night. It blew down leaded fences and Hutchinson’s barn.
15    Wed    Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Sowed the grass seed on the new land today. Helped Jim to finish planting his potatoes. E. Lawrence and E. Lawrence called. (Eliphalet and Ephraim Lawrence of Knoxford)
16    Thu    Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter on a  visit. William and Alice. Signs of a storm.

17    Fri    Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We finished plowing our buckwheat ground today. I sent Jim Jones home this afternoon. I put up my hen yard.

18    Sat    Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. I cleaned out my cellar today. Fred A. Blackden and wife here tonight. Eb Smith here and T. Longstaff with his horse.

19    Sun    Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Fred Blackden and wife went home this evening. Myself and wife called to Stephen Giberson’s today, to J.W. Fulton’s and came home.

20    Mon    Cloudy and very foggy with a warm SE wind. Jud Straight brought my mare home this morning. Harden was harrowing buckwheat today. T. Longstaff here today.
21    Tue    Very cloudy and foggy and quite warm. I was home all day. The rain commenced about noon and fell about two inches by measure.

22    Wed    Heavy rain storms all day from the NE quite cold. I was home all day. I sent two letters, one to Minnesota, to Mrs. E.J. Fulton, the other to Aaron Jones in Cloverdale, C.C., N.B. I think yesterday and today it rained four inches by measure.             [Aaron Jones was the brother of Martha Jones, wife of R M Fulton. Aaron Jones married Margaret Fulton, sister of R M Fulton. ]

23    Thu    Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and got the mare shod. Paid Lowell in full to date. Paid blacksmith and came home after taking my dinner at Larrabee’s.

24    Fri    Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We finished harrowing our buckwheat today. G.W. Fulton and wife to dinner. Myself and wife made a visit to Stephen Giberson’s this afternoon.

25    Sat    Quite cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Jim Murray called today. Harden went to Blaine in the fournoon. I helped to raise his barn in the afternoon. Signs of rain all day.

26    Sun    Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Rained some small showers. Myself and wife went out to    W.W. Larrabee’s today. Took dinner to G.W. Fulton’s and took tea and come home.

27    Mon    Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring and working at the wagon body.Heavy rain last night. Rained some most all day.

28    Tue    Very heavy SE rain all night and all day. G.W. Fulton’s wife brought James Murray here this morning. Mr. John Mahan here to tea. Very rainy at bedtime. Adaline here.

29    Wed    Some clouds with a SW wind. Jim Murray here tonight. Hutchinsons put up their barn. Finished the wagon today. Harden and family took our wool down.
30    Thu    Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was hoeing in my garden all day. G.W. Fulton and wife here. Commenced to rain this evening about eight o’clock a heavy rain.

So Ends the Month of June

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May 1892

May 1892

1 Sun Cloudy and cool with a West wind. I was home all day. We set out our bees today. Clouded up this afternoon. Wind from the SE. Signs of a storm.

2 Mon Cloudy and cold with a North wind. Me and Harden made a drag in the fournoon and I was helping Harden in the afternoon hewing barn frame. Maggie Fulton and Alice Larrabee here.

3 Tue Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I helped Harden in the fournoon and in the afternoon I took Alice Larrabee out home. I called at B.F. Pierce and York and Luce.

4 Wed Cold with a SE rain all day and still raining at bedtime. Commenced raining in the night.

5 Thu Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy cold wind. I was home all day. Allen Delong here to dinner. Jim was here to change works with me to saw wood. Harden cut his colt. (Grandfather used the expression “to change works” which was often used to agree that “I will help you this afternoon if you can give me a hand in the morning.”)

6 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was sawing wood most all day. G.W. Fulton called here today and J.W. Fulton called. First churning today.

7 Sat Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Jimmy Jones was sawing wood all day. Maloney, the potato agent, from Houlton, called here today. Rain tonight.

8 Sun Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. Some rain squalls through the day. A number of young folks called in this afternoon.

9 Mon Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I finished sawing up my wood today. Mrs. Dorothy Bell and Mrs.Fred Blackden came here this afternoon and took tea.(Dorothy (Fulton) Bell and Stella (Fulton) Blackden.)

10 Tue Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine and got my new potatoes. Took Stella and family to W.W. Larrabee’s. Got the mare shod and traded with Bubar and got a 1/2 ton of hay at Jamison’s and got it home.

11 Wed Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We commenced our plowing today up by Harden’s for peas and oats. Signs of rain soon.

12 Thu Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We was plowing today. George Carr called here today. Samuel Boone here tonight. So ends the day.

13 Fri Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. I was picking over potatoes today. Harden and Jimmy hauled some manure. Wife made a visit to Stephen Giberson’s.

14 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. We sowed and harrowed in 7 1/2 bs. of peas and oats today. Jimmy Jones went home this afternoon. Stephen Giberson was here and got some bushels.

15 Sun Mostly clear with a SE wind. I was home all day. Jimmy came back tonight. Judson Straight to tea this evening. Signs of rain soon. Wife sick tonight.

16 Mon Cool with a South rain in the fournoon. A.J. Fulton here to tea to see boy of Harden’s and mother.

17 Tue Some clouds and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Mr. Stephen Giberson and wife was here this afternoon. Very heavy wind blowed fences down. Commenced to plow our potato ground today.

18 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We finished plowing our potato ground across the brook today and plowed my garden. I was to work at the hen yard.

19 Thu Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Sowed and put in 13 bs. Of peas and oats. I was home all day.I finished my hen yard today. So ends the day.

20 Fri Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very heavy frost. Me and Harden went out to Blaine, to Bell’s and doctored a hog we got from J.H. Bubar. Phosphate for our potatoes and plaster from Will Wilson.

21 Sat Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was cutting our seed potatoes and harrowing the ground ready to plant Monday if all is well.

22 Sun Cold with a NE rain all day. I was home all day. Harden went out see Oran Wing’s wife that was sick. Looks like more rain.

23 Mon Cold with a NE rain all day. I was cutting potatoes. William Wilson, Stephen Giberson, John Aheran, Jud Straight, Anna and Helen Hutchinson called.

24 Tue Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I went down to the lines today and took dinner at Jeremiah Tracy’s and came home. Harden and Jimmy plowed this afternoon.

25 Wed Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Jim and Harden went up to Alf Gillen‘s place and got a load of hay for F. Longstaff and a load of slabs for me.

26 Thu Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was planting potatoes all day. We got four bbls of of cut seed planted for the first this Spring. Mrs. Lister here to tea.

27 Fri Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Heavy wind and rained all afternoon. Me and Harden sheared our twelve sheep today. Turned our cattle off the meadow today. So ends the day.

28 Sat Cloudy and warm with a SE rain most all day. We was hauling manure most all day. Thomas Longstaff and wife was here to dinner.

29 Sun Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. G.W. Fulton and wife, Havelock and Thomas Bartley, J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton all here today.

30 Mon Cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Jim Jones was plowing on the new land for oats. Signs of more rain tonight.

31 Tue Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We finished plowing over on the new land today and harrowed my garden. I cut my seed potatoes.

So Ends the Month of May

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April 1892

1 Fri Clear and warm with a SW wind. I took Alice and Bertha and went on to Blaine. Paid Pierce the balance of my tax. Paid York $5.00 and brought Dot with me. (Today is Robert and Martha’s 51st Wedding Anniversary. )

[ Alice and Bertha Larrabee, daughters of Alice Fulton Larrabee]

2 Sat Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was up to Jim’s this morning helping Harden to put up a load of potatoes to take to factory. A young man by the name of Bangs, from Easton here.

3 Sun Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Emery Hawksley called here this evening. Plenty of crows around now. The ground getting bare.

4 Mon Clear and cool with a NW wind. I helped Harden to get a load of potatoes out of Jim’s cellar today. J.W. Fulton’s wife and G.W. Fulton’s wife and Mrs. W. Rideout to dinner.
(Martha had Mary, Maggie and Mrs. Rideout for company)

5 Tue Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Very rainy looking. Commenced to rain about noon and still raining at bedtime quite moderate. Snow running off fast. Plenty of bare ground.

6 Wed Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. I mended Anna’s boots and put up my garden fence. Snow is going fast. Cattle is grazing in the fields. (Anna is Harden’s wife, Annie (Bartley) Fulton.

7 Thu Clear and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden and wife came here today. Fred went home and left Stella here. The snow is going fast.

8 Fri Clear and cool with a NW wind. Me and Harden was hauling wood all day. I was in my 77th year.I was cutting twitches and Harden drove the team. The snow will soon be off.
(Grandfather was proud of the fact that he was able to work side-by-side with his son while approaching the age of seventy-seven–R)

9 Sat Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Me and Harden hauled two loads of wood on the long sled.It commenced to storm about 9 o’clock. A soft snow. Jim and George here to supper.

10 Sun Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. G.W. Fulton’s wife and daughter and J.W. Fulton here to dinner. J.P. Jones to tea. Stella and children here.

11 Mon Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Some heavy snow squalls through the day. Harden hauled five loads of wood on two sleds. I took Stella and Anna out to Oran Wings to see Debba. She was sick.

(Debba: Deborah (Shaw) Wing. Deborah is the daughter of James and Mary (York) Shaw. When James Shaw died, Mary married James W.Fulton and brought Deborah and three boys into the family)

12 Tue Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I was home all day half sick with a cold. The ground froze hard and freezing hard tonight. Looks like snow. So ends the day.

(No doubt Martha is reminding grandfather that the work he done Friday, with Harden, should be left to the younger men)

13 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took Stella and her children home today. Seven day visit. Jim and George York here.

14 Thu Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day with a lame side. Harden and Jimmy Jones was sawing wood for me at the door. Emery Hawksley here.

(Sawing wood “at the door:” was an expression used to clarify the location of the labor, woodlot or home)

15 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. M.O. Mahoney, potato agent, from Houlton,here today. I signed for 10th delivery at Blaine. Jimmy Jones begun work.

16 Sat Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Mahoney, the potato agent, left here this morning to go to the river. Dr. A.J. Fulton called.

17 Sun Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day, only I called to Hutchinson’s a few minutes to see Mrs. Hutchinson. She was sick. Signs of a storm.

18 Mon Clear and cold with NW wind. I was home all day. Me and my boy sawing and cutting wood and piling. Jim Jones went up to Straight‘s for candy.
(Maple Sugar time)

19 Tue Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day to work at my summer wood. Dr. A.J. Fulton called this evening, coming from Oran Wings.

20 Wed Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Me and my boy sawing wood. J.P. Jones helped me split some. J.W. Fulton was here this morning for butter.

21 Thu Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. I was lame. I had J.P. Jones and boy sawing wood. W.W. Larrabee called today.

22 Fri Cold with a SE rain in the fournoon. I was home all day. Had a lame side. J.W. Fulton and Evelyn called in here today coming from O. Wing’s. Debba sick.

23 Sat Cold with a WE rain in the fournoon. I was home all day choring and tending my stock. J.W. Fulton here to tea. Harden went over to Straight’s and got a brace that Alf Gillen lost.

24 Sun Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day attending my sheep and cattle. Ruth Jones and Anna Fulton went out to Debba Wing’s this afternoon.
(Deborah is seriously ill and the family is trying to be at her side as much as possible)

25 Mon Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. George Carr was here this evening from Bridgewater. Clear and cold tonight.

26 Tue Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden was here to dinner today.

27 Wed Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. I called on the doctor, A.J. Fulton,to get something for my lame side.

28 Thu Cloudy and cool with a SE wind in the fournoon and in the afternoon it rained all the afternoon.Still raining at bedtime. Our cow came in this afternoon.

29 Fri Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. Me and Jimmy Jones hauled down my wood below the house today. Sylvanus Martin, Collin’s man, was here today and called in.

30 Sat Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden got a load of hay from Frost today. George Carr moved Ruth Jones away.
(I am uncertain as to the relationship that George Carr had with J.P.Jones’ wife, Ruth. I do believe that grandfather was glad to see hergo.- R)

So Ends the Month of April

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March 1892

March 1892

1    Tue    Clear and cold with a North wind. Harden hauled two loads of spalts up from Collin’s Mill today. Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. Michaud here on a visit this afternoon.
(Sphalts? I assume that    these are what we refer to as slats. They were fastened to the studs of a building so that plaster would adhere for use of insulation)

2    Wed    Clear and cold with a NE wind. Signs of a storm. I was down to Collin’s Mill today. Old William Wortman, Dan McGrath, Mrs. Eliphalet Lawrence & son, Green, here.

3    Thu    Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. In the afternoon it snowed heavy. Harden went to the Fort with a load of potatoes. I was home all day choring.

4    Fri    Cold with a NE snow all the previous night and still snowing at bedtime. I was home all day. George Steward, from Presque Isle, here today selling Spring Beds.

5    Sat    Cold with a NE snow storm and wind all night and all day. Me and Harden went to Blaine today. Took a note of Charles Chandler for $9.00. Done some other business and came home.

6    Sun    Warm with a NW snowstorm all night and all day, mixed with rain. Four days and nights of a storm and very cold. I was home all day. Len Bartley and wife and family called today.
7    Mon    Cold with a NW snow in the fournoon. It did not snow any in the afternoon but got quite cold.We broke out our wood road. John Aheran here this morning.

8    Tue    Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Signs of a storm. The wind came around to the SE in the afternoon. Harden and family went to Richard Bell’s to visit.

9    Wed    Cloudy and cool with a SE wind this morning. It snowed two inches in the night and rained a little today. G.W. Fulton here tonight. So ends the day.

10    Thu    Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Snow running off very fast. George Carr here today to dinner.     Slept half of the day. G.W. Fulton here tonight. Harden hauled logs to Frasor’s.
11    Fri    Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Some snow squalls through the day. I was home all day. Harden   went out to B.F. Pierce’s today. Alf Gillen here today and bought three dozen & 1/3 eggs for  fifty cents.
12    Sat    Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Blowing and drifting. Harden took his 2nd load of logs to the River de Chute Mills. Alf Gillen got our sled to go to Blaine. G.W. Fulton left here this morning. John Aheran’s barn caught fire.

13    Sun    R.M. Fulton 76 today. Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. It was blowing    and drifting and cold. J.W. Fulton called here this evening. John Hallett called this afternoon.
14    Mon    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Very cold and blustery. I went up to Harden’s and helped him load two loads of logs. He hauled them to the river.

15    Tue    Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was picking over potatoes and choring. Harden took a load of logs to Frasor’s Mill to the River de Chute. So ends the day.
16    Wed    Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden here to dinner today. Harden    finished hauling his logs today. So ends the day.

17    Thu    Mostly clear with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took his last load of logs to the River de Chute to get sawed. Some signs of a storm. Got a bottle of Dr. Dows Sturgeon Oil Linament.
18    Fri    Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went out to Blaine with the mare and pung. Took Alice to  Blaine. Stopped at Aaron’s office. Paid B.F. Pierce on taxes $3.00. Mr. Yelten and Mrs. Zeb  Cox from Houlton here.

19    Sat    Cloudy and cold with a South rain and snow all day and very heavy wind. I was home all day. J.W. Fulton, G.W. Fulton, W.W. Larrabee and L.H. Fulton met here today.

20    Sun    Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. I was home all day. It blowed and drifted a regular gale all day. George Carr and John Jones wife went to Bridgewater.
21    Mon    Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day picking over potatoes and choring. Harden was hauling wood. The weather clear and cold tonight.

22    Tue    Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Wife and Ruth Jones went to see Mrs. Mahan. She was sick. G.W. Fulton and wife called here. Harden went after sawdust.

23    Wed    Cold with a NE snow storm and heavy wind all day. I was home all day. Harden went to the Fort with a load of potatoes. John Leuth from Wicklow here today. So ends the day.

24    Thu    Snowed all the previous night from the East and changed to the NW this morning. Snowed and blowed all day. Me and Harden drove down this morning and got me a bbl of flour. Called at  Mahan’s.
25    Fri    Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day choring. Harden took a load of Dakota Reds to F.C. Robinson’s Starch Factory. Twelve and 1/2 bbls at 40 cents per bbl today. Snowed and  drifted all day.

26    Sat    Cloudy and drifting with a cold NW wind. I went up to Jim’s and helped to put up a load of  potatoes for Harden. Then he went to Knoxford with his family to Bartley’s.

27    Sun    Mostly clear with a North wind. I was home all day. George Carr called here today with some stuff for Jones’ wife. Havelock Delong was buried today. Caleb Smith brought home dead today.
28    Mon    Some clouds with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went to the Fort with a load of    potatoes, White Elephants at 65 cents, Early Rose at $1.10 per bbl, Dakotas at 35 cents per  bbl. So ends the day.

29    Tue    Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Me and Harden hauled up three loads of blocks from the Shingle Mill today. W.W. Larrabee and Fred Blackden here to dinner today, going to Jim        Murray’s.
30    Wed    Clear and cold with a NW wind. I went up to Jim’s this morning and helped Harden get a load of    potatoes to go to the factory. Mrs. Alice Larrabee came here today with Jim Mahan. So ends  the day.
31    Thu    Clear and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden was hauling wood today. I had four loads and Harden two. Samuel Boone stopped here this evening.

So Ends the Month Of March

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February 1892

February 1892

1 Mon Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden was making sled benches for the bob sled today. Some signs of warmer weather.

2 Tue Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. My wife went to the Sewing Circle at Hutchinson’s this afternoon. Harden hauled up his shingles from G.W. Collins. I worked on the sled benches.

3 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day working at the bobsled with Harden. My wife went up to Jim’s in the afternoon. Signs of a storm soon.

4 Thu Cold with a NE snow part of the previous night and all day and is still snowing at bedtime. Dr. A.J. Fulton here to dinner. Harden Shaw and wife here to supper.

5 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. I was choring all day. J.W. Fulton here this evening.

6 Sat Clear and cold with a NW wind. Roger Hawksley called here today and bought a pair of mitts. Harden was at work hauling some logs for his barn.

7 Sun Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Signs of another storm soon. John Hallett and Cy and Helen Hutchinson was here.

8 Mon Cold with a SE snow in the night and all day. It is still snowing at bedtime. Me and Harden was fixing up our long sled and hauling some wood today.

9 Tue Cold and drizzling snow all day from the SE. I was home all day. Harden went out to Blaine to see Charles Chandler today. Still snowing at bedtime.

10 Wed Some clouds with a cold SE wind and some snow squalls. I was home all day. John Bartley and wife came here this evening and their little son.
(John Bartley, the brother of Harden’s wife,Annie Bartley. John married Abigail (Abba) Fulton, Robert and Martha’s daughter. The little boy was probably John Wellington Bartley, Jr. at five years of age)

11 Thu Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. John Dolloff called here today to dinner. John Bartley and wife was here. John Jones and wife here tonight. His wife came to board.

12 Fri Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. John Bartley and wife left here this morning. It snowed the most of the day. Scott Jones called from Wicklow, CC, N.B. Called to tea.

13 Sat Coudy and cold with a NW wind. It snowed some and drifted very heavy. John Aheran here this morning after a Rip Saw. John Jones is here tonight from the Mill with his wife.

14 Sun Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day and Harden went to the funeral of James Kearney. Son, Jones and wife and E. Cox was here together. Jones’ wife boards here. (I am not certain how the ‘son’ fits in this entry)

15 Mon Heavy cold SE wind and snow in the night and most all day. I was home all day. Signs of more storm soon. John Jones here tonight.

16 Tue Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Sewing Circle here today. Fifteen women,four men and four youngsters. Fifteen women, four men and four youngsters. (Grandfather repeated the number of people present.)

17 Wed Some clouds and cold and very blustery and drifting. I was home all day. J.W. Fulton called in today. John Jones is here again tonight. So ends the day.

18 Thu Cloudy and cold with a West wind and blowing and snowing and drifting all day. Signs of rain. I was home all day. Fred Blackden and Frank Blackden and James Murray was here today. So ends the day.

19 Fri Clear and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine. Jim Fulton and Jim Murray went with us. We took our dinners at Larrabee’s. I took out eggs.

20 Sat Some clouds with a warm West wind. I was home all day splitting wood and choring. Harden drove the team up to Brown’s to break the road for hauling potatoes to Fort Fairfield. Thomas Bartley called in. (Thomas Bartley is Annie’s father, from Knoxford)

21 Sun Cloudy and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Signs of a storm. Perry Cox called here this evening. John Jones and wife here tonight. So ends the day.

22 Mon Cloudy and warm this morning. I was home all day. Harden took a load of potatoes to the Fort. Daniel McGrath and wife and George Thomas here to dinner. Evelyn Fulton called in.

23 Tue Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. I was home all day. Me and Harden picked up twelve bbls of my potatoes to go to the Fort tomorrow. Sam Fulton called here today. (Samuel D. Fulton is he son of Thomas Fulton, of Knoxford. Thomas is Robert M. Fulton’s brother.)

24 Wed Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden went to the Fort with a load of potatoes for me. Ten bbls at $7.00, White Elephants. Signs of rain soon. So ends the day.

25 Thu Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Me and L.H. Fulton went down to Collin’s Shingle Mill. I gotthree gallons of molasses from Jones.

26 Fri Clear and warm with a SE wind in the fournoon. I was home all day. Harden went to the Fort this morning with a load of eleven bbls of potatoes.

27 Sat Clear and cold with a North wind. I was home all day choring and taking care of the stock. George Carr called here today. Abel Tilley from Limestone here tonight.

28 Sun Clear and cold with a SE wind. Abel Tilley here all day and two nights. Harden and wife went over to Fred Blackden’s today. Alf Gillen here for sleigh.

29 Mon Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I was sawing and splitting up wood all day. Harden went over to the River de Chute and back. Abel Tilley left here this morning for Limestone.

So Ends the Month of February

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January 1892

January 1892

1 Fri Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm.

2 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very foggy and signs of rain. Me and Harden drove to Blaine with the double team. I took my dinner at King’s. Took a tub of butter to Bubar’s & Brown & Co.

3 Sun Cold with a SE wind and rain all day and still raining at bedtime and very foggy. Fields almost bare. Sheep browsing in the fields. Not such a season for many years past.

4 Mon SE rain all the previous night and all day with a little mixture of soft snow in the afternoon. I was mending my pung and choring. So ends the day.

5 Tue Cloudy with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went to Knoxford with Mrs. Bartley. Richard Bell brought sheep home. Alice and Helen Gilman here today to dinner. Evelyn Fulton called in today.

6 Wed Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Signs of a storm this morning. I went up to Jim’s this morning to help Harden put up a load of potatoes to take out to Fred Lowell’s for 50 cents per bbl. commenced snowing this evening from the East.

7 Thu Cool with a SE rain commencing in the night. Rained all the forenoon. I put up a load of potatoes to go to Blaine tomorrow. Fred Blackden came and got his logs this afternoon.

8 Fri Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I took 8 12 bbls of potatoes to Blaine this morning to Fred Lowell at 50 cents per bbl. Paid him $2.45 I owed him. Got boiler griddle and stove boiler.

9 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Myself and wife went out on a visit to W.W. Larabee’s today. I settled with York & Luce and came home. It commenced snowing about six o’clock this eve.

10 Sun Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and his family here this afternoon. He was bothered with his tooth bleeding.

11 Mon Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden was hauling most all day. There is some signs of a storm tonight. The wind out of the SE.

12 Tue Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Me and Harden was hauling wood all day. Signs of more rain tonight. We put on a 20 cent lamp flue tonight for the first.

13 Wed Warm with a NE snowstorm all the previous night and all day today. There was a Pie Sociable at Mahan’s tonight. Signs of rain tonight.

14 Thu A cool SE rain commencing in the night. Rained all day today and still raining at bedtime. John Aheran got sheep today. Very warm this evening. I finished Forry’s moggans.

(Forry: Forest Burton Fulton, the first born of Harden and Annie (Bartley) Fulton, was born January 28, 1887. Grandfather Robert learned the trade of cobler from his father Samuel Fulton who owned andpracticed tanning in Truro, Nova Scotia.)

15 Fri Cold with a NE wind in the fournoon. It commenced to snow about noon and snowed and blowed all the afternoon. I was home all day. Harden was helping saw wood with Roger Hawksley for Hutchinson.

16 Sat Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day sawing wood at the door. Harden was helping Roger Hawksley finish sawing Hutchinson’s wood.

17 Sun Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. G. W. Fulton and wife from Presque Isle, here tonight.
(George Washington Fulton, the 8th born of Robert & Martha (Jones) Fulton, born April 4, 1855, and his wife, Margaret, (Maggie) Fulton)

18 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm in the morning. G.W. Fulton and wife left here this morning. I went out to the Post Office and stopped at W.W. Larrabee’s and took dinner. It begun to snow this evening.

19 Tue Cold with a NE snowstorm all night and all day and still snowing at bedtime. It snowed near two feet and drifting bad. Too bad to drive our stock to water.

20 Wed Clear and cold with a NW wind. Roads very bad. Harden was away three hours breaking roads. Then he went out to the store for Alf Gillen.

21 Thu Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I was home all day. Dr. A.J. Fulton came here this evening to give his mother some medicine. George’s wife here tonight.

22 Fri Some clouds with a cold SE wind. James W. Fulton and wife called here today. Signs of anotherstorm. G.W. Fulton and wife here.

23 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and snow most all day. Me and Harden drove out to Blaine. I got medicine from A.J. Fulton for my wife. Took up a note at B.F. Pierce today. Gave note 10 months.

24 Sun Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of more snow. G.W. Fulton and his wife left here this afternoon for their home in Presque Isle after being away two weeks.

25 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It snowed some in the night and today both. I was home all day choring. Harden was working the team hauling wood and logs.

26 Tue Cold and snowing this morning from the NE and snowed some all day. It fell about two or three inches. I was home all day hewing out sled runners. So ends the day.

27 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and drifting bad. Me and Harden was working at sled runners for the tote sled.

28 Thu Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of more snow. I was home all day. Harden was breaking road some today with the team.

29 Fri Mostly clear with a SW wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife and family went to Knoxford today and back. Mr. Straight here to dinner, after oil. Got my lease of Tinker.

30 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden says he saw a robin yesterday andone today. Perry O. Cox here tonight. Signs of a storm. Mrs. J.W. Fulton called.

31 Sun Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Perry Cox here all night. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter,Mary Ann Lindsey, Fred Blackden & Wife and two children and Harden & wife and children here today.

And so Ends the Month of January

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1891 MEMORANDA

MEMORANDA

January 26th 1891

Fred Blackden got our team to commence work this morning hauling bark for Will Wilson.

March 26th 1891

B.F. Pierce, Esq. Came here today to acknowledge a deed I gave to Harden’s wife, Anna M.  Fulton and a lease gave to me and wife for life by Anna M. and Harden Fulton of the said lot of land.               R.M. Fulton

Apr. 21st 1891

Red Heifer calved this afternoon.

14th

Fred Blackden moved here this morning.

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December 1891

1   Tue   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Hauled one load of wood in forenoon. Harden went to help Jim thrash in the P.M.

2   Wed Cloudy and warm with a West wind. Quite warm and soft. I was home all day. Harden was helping Jim to thrash.

3   Thu   Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. The snow melting off all day. I was home all day. Harden was helping Jim thrash. I had a lame side.

4 Fri    Clear and warm with a SE wind. Very foggy in the morning. Harden went to Knoxford.

5 Sat    Cloudy and cool with a West wind. I was home all day. Harden went to Blaine to get horses shawed. Mr. Dollif here.

6   Sun   Some clouds with a cool NW wind. We was home all day. Evelyn Fulton and Nell Mahan called in today. Mrs. Hutchinson called in the evening.

7   Mon Warm with a NE snow. Commenced in the night. Snowed a little all day. About three inches of snow fell. We housed our bees today.

8 Tue   Clear and warm with a West wind. We was hauling manure all day. Manured my garden today.

9 Wed Some clouds with a warm SE wind. Me and Harden hauled wood all day on bobsled. Two inches of snow on the ground.

10 Thu   Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Me and Harden killed our hogs today. So ends the day.

11 Fri     Cloudy and warm with a West wind. W.W. Larrabee here to tea. I cut up my hog. Harden went to Knoxford.

12 Sat   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden came from Knoxford this morning. Fred here tonight.

13 Sun   Some clouds with a cool West wind. I was home all day today. Fred Blackden here all night. Left P.M.

14 Mon Some clouds with a cold NW wind. I was home all day choring. Harden worked for John Aharon.

15 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A.M. and P.M. NE wind. Commenced to snow in the evening.

16 Wed Cold blustering snow storm in the night and all day today. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took my cow out to butchers and sold it.

17 Thu   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was choring all day. We moved our water barrel in the house.

18 Fri    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I called to Jim’s and Harden’s. R. Bell and wife here.

19 Sat   Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. Old Mrs. Bartley was here to tea. Me and Harden and R. Bell got sled benches.

20 Sun  Some clouds with a warm NW wind. We was home all day. J.W. Fulton and wife here to tea.

21 Mon Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I was killing fowls for sale and went to factory. Harden and wife here.

22 Tue   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I went to Blaine with Mod and pung. Bought overcoat and overshoes at Brown and Bubars. G.W. Fulton here.

23 Wed Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Signs of rain. Me and Harden hauled up six loads of spalts. G.W. Fulton and wife here. Commenced to rain and snow tonight.

24 Thu   cloudy and warm with a West wind. Harden worked this afternoon at sled benches. G.W. Fulton here tonight. Perry O. Cox here tonight.

25 Fri    Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife to dinner at Arthur Hutchinson’s.

26 Sat   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and very foggy all day. Snow most all off and raining some in the afternoon. No sledding.

27 Sun   Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Perry Cox here to dinner. So ends the day.

28 Mon Monday cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Some signs of a storm. I was making a sled bench.

29 Tue   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm soon. John Bartley here to tea. So ends the day.

30 Wed Cold with a SE rain all day till six o’clock this evening. Wind shifted to the NW and snowed and blowed heavy.

31 Thu   Cold with a NW snow storm all night and all day today and very heavy wind. It came 3 or 4 inches of snow. So ends the present year of our Lord 1891. If we are spared through another year, may God grant us grace to live more to his honor and glory.

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November 1891

1    Sun   Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. It rained in the night and showery today. Perry O. Cox here tonight.

2 Mon Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was thrashing today. High winds and very cold.

3 Tue   Clear and cold with a NW wind. We finished our thrashing today., 370 bushels in all. I called to see James Giberson.

4    Wed Clear and cold with a West wind. Finished putting our straw in today. Harden took turnips over for Fred in the afternoon.

5    Thu   Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. I put my turnips out of the shed into the cellar today. McNinch, the peddler, was here today.

6    Fri    Clear and cool with a West wind. Harden went to the Mill today and took some for himself and some for me.

7    Sat   Clear and warm with a SE wind. Fred A. Blackden moved today. Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Larrabee is here. Dolly, Alice and Stella here.

8    Sun  Clear and warm with a South wind. Stella left here today for West Ridge. Her future home or supposed to be.

9 Mon Clear and warm with a SE wind. I banked part of the house today and got my dry wood in.

10 Tue   Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden went away to Bridgewater this morning.

11 Wed Moderate rain during the night and all day today and still raining at bedtime. So ends the day.

12 Thu   Some clouds with a warm SW wind. We commenced to plow for the first this Fall up at Harden’s.  H. Lindsey here.

13 Fri     Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden was plowing Green Sword. G. W. Fulton and wife here.

14 Sat   Cool with a SE wind and heavy squalls of snow. We was hauling manure. NW wind and cold.

15 Sun  Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. G.W. Fulton and wife left here today.

16 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Me and Harden went out to the factory this morning with horse and wagon.

17 Tue   Warm SE rain most all day and is still raining at bedtime. All appearance of a heavy rain storm.

18 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some squalls of snow. We was plowing sod all day by Harden’s.

19 Thu   Clear and cold with a SE wind. Very hard freeze. We was hauling manure all day today. Democrate Wood, paper ajent here.

20 Fri    Some clouds with a cold SE wind. Me and Harden was hauling manure all day today.

21 Sat   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day choring. Harden went to store with fowls.

22 Sun  Very cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Wife was home all day. I called to Jim’s and Harden’s.

23 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was plowing Green Sword all day. Signs of rain soon.

24 Tue   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was choring all day. Harden plowed Green Sword all day. No frost.

25 Wed Cool with a NW wind. I was choring all day. Harden was plowing Green Sword all day.

26 Thu   Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife took Thanksgiving Dinner at Harden’s.  We plowed all day at my place.

27 Fri    Commenced snowing in the night and kept on snowing till noon from the SE. Five inches fell. The most this Fall.

28 Sat   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I brought my two lambs from Harden’s. We hauled two loads of wood this afternoon. Wild Geese today.

29 Sun   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Four or five inches of snow on the ground. Pretty fair sledding.

30 Mon Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was hauling wood today on the long sled.PM

So Ends the Month of November

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October 1891

1   Thu   Clear and cool with a West wind. Heavy frost. I finished digging my potatoes tonight. Twenty two bushels of Early Rose, my own.

2 Fri     Some clouds with a SW wind. Some signs of rain. Jim Cox’s wife called in tonight.

3 Sat    Clear and warm with a SW wind. I drove down to Gill Blanchard’s this morning for to settle. Took dinner at R. Bell’s. Sold the Dyer note to John York.

4   Sun  Some clouds with a warm North wind. I was home all day. Harden and wife went to Knoxford. Fred and wife to Hawksley’s.

5   Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Rained some in the afternoon. Harden took 14 bbls of potatoes to the factory today. So ends the day.

6   Tue   Some clouds with a cold NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day and hauling in. Quite cold tonight.

7 Wed Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was digging potatoes all day and hauling in.

8 Thu   Cold with a SE rain commencing in the night and raining all day and still raining at bedtime. Frank Blackden here today. Fred went to his father’s.

9   Fri    Cool and cloudy all day with a NW wind. I carried 10 bbls of potatoes from the barn. Fred came tonight. Left the colt.

10 Sat   Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was digging potatoes today. A.J. Fulton, M.D. and G.W.Fulton called.

11 Sun   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. There was a little sprinkle of snow this morning. Aaron and George called today.

12 Mon Clear and cold with a NW wind. Ground froze hard. We was digging and hauling in potatoes.

13 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We finished digging and hauling in our potatoes this afternoon. Signs of rain.

14 Wed Cold with a NE rain most all day. Fred went to Bridgewater today for Dr. Fulton. His mother is sick. Brought Alice with him. Took tea and went home.

15 Thu   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was home all day. Fred had Mod to take over a load of potatoes today. Mrs. Rideout and Mrs. Hallett here. I pulled beets.

16 Fri    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I went to Blaine to Jed Nichols for Harden. Called to York and Luce. Sold a box of eggs $1.50. Stopped at Larrabee’s and the Post Office. Got my mail. Wife was sick.

17 Sat   Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was getting dry wood today for winter. Fred went to Centreville to get his mare shawed. Harden got his house plastered.

18 Sun   Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton and son and R. Bell and wife, L.H. Fulton and wife here today.

19 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. We commenced to pull our turnips today. Mrs. McDonald here today on a visit.

20 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was pulling turnips. There was a little rain. Harden brought his colt home tonight.

21 Wed Cloudy and cool with a SE rain in the night. Cloudy all day today and some rain. We finished pulling and hauling in our turnips.

22 Thu   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I turned down my plum trees this afternoon. We finished topping our turnips today.

23 Fri     Cloudy and cold with a NE wind in the forenoon. Commenced snowing in the afternoon. Quite cold. Still snowing at bedtime. I was pulling off beans.

24 Sat    Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowed and blowed all the previous night. John Lindsey and boy took dinner here. I banked the house today.

25 Sun  Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. Will Cox called here today. So ends the day.

26 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Froze quite hard. Me and Harden went to Blaine and took out eight bbls of turnips and sold them.

27 Tue   Cold with a NW snow and rain all day but melted as fast as it fell. I pulled my cabbage.

28 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. We moved the stove in today. Harden went to the Mill.

29 Thu   Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden went to the Mill and got our grist, ten bushels of buckwheat. I went to Blaine and got flour.

30 Fri     Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Win and Frank Shaw commenced thrashing this afternoon, seventy six bushels.

31 Sat   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. The men went home tonight, 132 bushels of buckwheat. Will be back Monday to thrash.

So Ends the Month of October

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September 1891

1   Tue   Cloudy and warm with an East wind. It commenced to rain about two o’clock. Samuel Boone and son left this morning.

2 Wed Cloudy and warm with a NE wind. We finished mowing buckwheat over the brook today.

3 Thu   Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished mowing peas and oats below the barn today.

4 Fri    Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Harden and Fred was mowing grain today. EH Fletcher was here. We payed him all up.

5 Sat   Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished cutting all our oats and buckwheat today.

6 Sun   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained most of the afternoon. G.W. Fulton and W.W. Larrabee called.

7   Mon Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced raining in the evening. Dorothy Bell and two children here.

8   Tue   Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I took a tub of butter and ten and 1/2 dozen eggs to B.F. Pierce today. Mrs. Bell went home.

9   Wed Clear and cold with a NW wind. Heavy frost and done some damage. Rained before night. We smoked out a bee hive. So ends the day.

10 Thu   Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was raking up grain and hauling in today.

11 Fri    Clear and cool with a NW wind. We finished hauling in our oats today. I dug some potatoes.

12 Sat    Clear and warm with a SE wind. We finished hauling in peas and oats. Fred and Stella went over on West Ridge tonight.

13 Sun   Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Some signs of rain. Fred came home

tonight. Left Stella to father’s.

14 Mon Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was digging potatoes and Harden and Fred was pulling beans.

15 Tue   Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Appearance of frost. Harden and Fred was pulling beans.

16 Wed Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Heavy frost. We finished putting in the last of our grain.

17 Thu   Clear and warm with a SW wind. Harden drove out to B.F. Pierce’s. Fred went over on West Ridge.

18 Fri    Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Commenced to thunder in the morning quite early but no rain till about noon. Thundered and rained till 9 o’clock.

19 Sat   Clear and cool with a West wind. I drove out to B.F. Pierce and took dinner at Larrabee’s. Took plums and apples and got sugar at York’s. Called at Bell’s.

20 Sun  Some clouds and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Ephraim Lawrence and Perry O. Cox here to tea.  L.H. Fulton and wife and Fred and Wife to Straight’s.

21 Mon Rained most all day. Wind from the NW. I sent the lamb to Luce & York by H. Everitt. John Boyd  here today. Still rainy looking.

22 Tue   Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Sam Fulton here to dinner. Harden and Fred went to Knoxford tonight. (Samuel D. Fulton, age 43, is the 6th born of Thomas and Margaret Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. Samuel, named after his grandfather, Samuel Fulton. Sam and his wife, Elevia, had children: Mack, Harvey, Ella, Elizabeth and Blanche Fulton)

23 Wed Clear and cool with a NW wind. I was digging my potatoes in the garden today. Harden and Fred got in five bbis in the cellar.

24 Thu   Cloudy and some rain till noon. Cleared off about noon. Fred went over to his father’s and back again.

25 Fri    Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was digging potatoes all day. Viola Hill and Sada Gray and Nell Mahan all here. Mrs. G. Hallett here and Mrs. J.W. Fulton.

26 Sat    Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was digging and hauling in Potatoes all day. Sam Fulton called.

27 Sun   Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Len Bartley and wife and two children and Hanes and wife called.

28 Mon Clear and warm with a SW wind. I went to Blaine and got Mod shawed. Mr. Watten is here tonight.

29 Tue   Clear and warm with a SW wind. J. Watten left here this morning. Harden took 12 bbis of potatoes to the factory at 35 cents per bbl.

30 Wed Clear and cold with a NW wind. Mr. James Fulton from Nova Scotia, my cousin, and Will Squires called here. (Nothing more mentioned about grandfather’s cousin from Nova Scotia)

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August 1891

1 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Quite showery all afternoon but we hauled in three loads of hay.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Jim Rundlet and wife and Mr. Blackden and wife here on a visit.

3 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I took a tub of butter to Fred Lowell today. 50 lbs @ 16 Cents per pound.

4   Tue
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Sewing Circle here today. Twelve females and one male.
(The earliest church in Mars Hill is the East Ridge Union Church. It came about as a result of the East Ridge Sewing Circle, which had started in 1877. These ladies wanted to have a meeting house, and by ice cream sales, quilting bees, and various other fundraising techniques, they raised enough money to get started.)

5 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was using the mowing machine today. Hauled in one big load.

6 Thu
Some clouds with a warm NW wind. A good hay day. Mowed some, raked and hauled in 5 loads.

7 Fri
Some clouds with a warm SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon and rained till bedtime.

8 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went up to John Bartley’s this afternoon.

9   Sun
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Ed Cain here today on a visit. Myself and wife went up to Straight’s on a visit.

10 Mon
Rained heavy this morning. Cleared off about noon. Harden and Fred raked hay in the afternoon.

11 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished mowing today. George W. Fulton and wife called here.

12 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Rained most all day with heavy thunder shower. The weather looks unsettled yet.

13 Thu
Clear and cool with a NW wind. We finished haying today. Perry Cox and a Wiggin’s boy called.

14 Fri
Dull and rainy morning. I went to the Post Office today and took dinner at Larrabee’s. Sent one dollar to the Star Herald.

15 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a North wind. I was home all day. Commenced raining about noon. Old man Blackden and wife here today.
(Napoleon B. Blackden, born March 5,1823, was seven years younger than Robert M Fulton, but still earned the title ‘old man.’)

16 Sun   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Rain the previous night. Perry Cox here all night. Went today. Fred came home tonight.

17 Mon
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We mowed four bushels of oats today for the first. Clear and cool tonight.

18 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. It rained from 8 o’clock AM to 2 PM heavy. Fred started blueberrying.

19 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I gathered 1/2 bushel of cucumbers today. Viola Gray called here this morning.

20 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Fred is away after blueberries. John Lindsey and wife here tonight. Some frost.

21 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about one o’clock. It rained heavy till bedtime.  John Lindsey and wife left this morning.

22 Sat
Warm rain all the previous night and all day today. W.W. Larrabee and wife and family here. Fred and Stella came home.

23 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee and family, John Lindsey and wife, R. Bell and wife, Fred and wife here.

24 Mon
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. Signs of rain this evening.

25 Tue
Cloudy and very warm with some showers today. The wind from the SE.

26 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife went out to the store. Called to R.Bell’s.

27 Thu
Clouds and warm with a SE wind. Elder Barker here to dinner today. Myself and went to Len Bartley’s today. Got Roles.

28 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Drizzling rain all day and still raining heavy at bedtime. Rusty and dull  weather for grain. Potatoes all rusty.

29 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We commenced to cut our buckwheat this morning over the brook.

30 Sun
Cool and cloudy all day with a NE wind. Dr. A.J. Fulton’s wife and son here. Came here last night.

31 Mon
Some clouds with a NE wind. We mowed some buckwheat and hauled in two loads of oats.

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July 1891

1 Wed Clear and warm with a NW wind. A stranger by the name of Swim took dinner here.

2 Thu   Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. R. Bell and Robert Ford and B. Hawksley to supper.

3 Fri     Dull and foggy this morning with a SE wind. I took a firkin of butter to Jones, 54 lbs gross wgt.

4 Sat   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind in the forenoon. Fred and Stella and Harden and wife went to Blaine and spent the day. It rained heavy.

5   Sun   Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It thundered and rained heavy in the afternoon. Perry O. Cox here tonight. So ends the day.

6 Mon Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Quite rainy today. I sold my young cattle today to York.

7 Tue   Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. D. Irven and wife, David Lawrence and wife from Knoxford, Carleton County, N.B. here.

(David and Jane Irvine , ages 59 & 55, children David, Jr., Horace, and Addie: David and Elizabeth Lawrence, ages 55 & 46, children John, Eliphalet, Jessie and Ida Dyer: These two families lived next to Samuel Fulton and Thomas Fulton, Jr. on the Knoxford Road)

8 Wed Cold with a NE wind. Old man Fletcher here today. John Hawksley called here today.

9 Thu   Come clouds with a NW wind. Frank Blackden here tonight. The Gray girls called.

10 Fri     Clear and cool with a NW wind. We was hoeing potatoes most all day today with the horse hoe and hilling up.

11 Sat    Clear and warm with a SW wind. Dot and Frank Larrabee here tonight. I finished hoeing potatoes.

12 Sun   Some clouds with a warm West wind. We was home all day. W.W. Larrabee and wife here to tea.

13 Mon Some clouds with a warm West wind. Some rain through the day. Signs of more rain.

14 Tue   Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. Heavy thunder and rain this evening. Moved Larrabee today.

15 Wed Cloudy and very foggy and warm with a SE wind. It thundered and rained heavy in the afternoon.

16 Thu   Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Finished hay rack today.

17 Fri    Clear and warm with a West wind. Fred went over to his father’s tonight. So ends the day.

18 Sat   Clear and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife started to Bridgewater and took dinner at Charles Fulton’s, supper at A.J. Fulton’s. Stayed all night at Joshua B. Fulton’s. So ends the day.

(Joshua B. Fulton, born Dec. 11,1813, in Nova Scotia, was Robert’s older brother and had moved to Bridgewater in 1835. Charles K. Fulton, born Nov. 19,1838, was Joshua’s first born)

19 Sun   Heavy SE rain this morning. Took breakfast at Joshua B. Fulton’s, dinner at A.J. Fulton, tea at W.W. Larrabee’s and came home.

20 Mon Some clouds with a warm NW wind. We Blocked up the barn. Me and Fred went out to the store. I got a bbl of meal. Bees swarmed today.

21 Tue   Mostly clear with a NW wind. I was home all day. The boys was using Paris Green on the potatoes. John Hawksley called.

22 Wed Clear and warm with a SE wind. Me and Harden and Fred took the team and worked on the road in the afternoon.

23 Thu   Clear and warm with a SE wind. We paid our Road Tax today and hauled in our first load of hay.

24 Fri     Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Commenced to rain about noon and rained all the afternoon. So ends the day.

25 Sat    Quite rainy the most of the day. Heavy thunder. Wind from the SE. Harden and Fred took the two cows to Jameson’s.

26 Sun   Some clouds with a warm SW wind. Wilcox and wife and niece called. Ephraim Lawrence here today.

27 Mon Cloudy with a SE wind. I have my second swarm of bees today. Mowed some and chored.

28 Tue   Cloudy and warm with a West wind. It rained most all the afternoon.

29 Wed Some clouds with a warm SW wind. I went out to Blaine and wife went to R. Bell’s.

30 Thu   Some clouds with a cool SE wind. We mowed in the forenoon and hauled in four loads in the afternoon.

31 Fri     Some clouds with a cold NW wind. Some signs of frost. Harden and Fred was mowing all day over the brook.

So Ends the Month of July

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June 1891

Robert M. Fulton Diary

1891

June

1
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I worked in my garden. Harden and Fred was rolling logs and burning them. Good Friday.

2
Some clouds and warm with NW wind. I set out cabbage plants, tomato plants and strawberry plants.

3
Some clouds with a cold NE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred went to River de Chute.
4
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We planted cucumbers today on new land. Pumpkins and squash.

5
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Hard Frost. Broke ice at the door in tub. I went out to B.F. Pierce and sold 18 dozen eggs for $2.70.

6
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We finished planting our potatoes today on the new land. Richard Bell’s house burnt today.

7
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Richard Bell here today. James Forsythe called in. The fires are raging bad at the present time.

8
Clear and cool with a NW wind. Sowed the first of our buckwheat today. Planted corn and beans in the new land.

9
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Dreadful smoky. Fires raging. We was plowing and planting beans today.

10
Clear and cool with an East wind. Enoch Lovely called here this afternoon. We was planting beans.

11
Clear and warm with an East wind. We harrowed in the buckwheat at the other side of the brook today. Some thunder, no rain.

12
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. I was home all day. Fred worked at a wagon body. Harden drove out to the factory.

13
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We finished planting our beans on new land today. I fixed my buckboard fills. (Possibly the lacing that binds the cushion together on the seat)

14
Warm with a drizzling rain most all day. Wind from the SE. I was home all day. Fred and Stella went out to see Mrs. W. Shaw. She was dead. Perry O. Cox called.

15
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Sowed the last of our buckwheat today. Myself and wife went to Mrs. W. Shaw’s funeral.

16
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. I set out cabbage plants and tomatoes today and hoed some potatoes.

17
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. I went to B.F. Pierce and got Mod shawed. Wife went to R Bell’s. Got butter tub.

`8
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We put up-‘ our pasture fence today. Turned our cows in.

19
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Harden and Fred went down and helped RBell raise his house.
20
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Stella went over on West Ridge today. Harden went to factory with Len Bartley. (Leonard Bartley, age 37, of Knoxford, N.B. Wife’s name, Matilda age 37, with four children, Austin, Lewis, Edgar and Olive. Annie’s parents, Thomas and Jane living with them. Len Bartley, Harden’s brother-in-law)

21 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Thomas Bartley and Ephraim Lawrence here today. Fred and Stella came home tonight.

22 Mon Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. All signs of rain. I worked at the wagon body today. Fred helped Harden to fix his drain.

23 Tue Warm with a SE rain all day. The rain was much needed as crops was suffering for rain.

24 Wed Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Some rain through the day. We sowed our turnip seed today. W.W. Larrabee here.

25 Thu Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Me and Fred went up to Brown’s for Larrabee. Drove out to Brown’s and up to Blackden’s. Mrs. Lindsey here.

26 Fri Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Harden took a load of boards to Robinson’s Mill for W.W.Larrabee today with the double team.

27 Sat Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Rained quite heavy in the night and showered today. Harden and Fred stoned up the well today.

28 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. Richard Bell and wife here to tea this afternoon.

29 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. We cultivated our potatoes, the first today for the season.
30 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a NW wind. We finished cultivating our potatoes. J. Lindsey and wife went home. (John D. Lindsey and Mary Ann (Fulton) Lindsey, Robert’s third born)

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May 1891

1 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred finished chopping some trees today.

2 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred went over on West Ridge to bring Fred’s cow over.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. I was home all day. Signs of rain. G.W. Fulton and wife here to dinner.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Some snow and some rain. Israel Tracy here today to dinner. Cow with him. (Israel Tracy, age 74, was born July 6,1817. Israel married Jemima Jones, October 25th, 1843. Jemima was born Feb. 7th, 1819. They had 6 boys and 2 girls, all of Knoxford)

5 Tues
Cold with a SW snow storm this forenoon. We finished hauling our wood this afternoon and commenced hauling manure.

6 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Mrs. James Rundlett came after Fred to saw wood. (Arvilla F. (Blackden) Rundlett, age 35, Fred’s older sister. James and Arvilla had a son, Amos, age 14, who would later study law under John W. Kelley and was admitted to the bar in 1909. Amos would live with his aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Owen E. Blackden, in Dexter for several years)

7 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. I was home all day. T. Bartley went home. (Thomas Bartley, age 70, of Knoxford. Annie (Bartley) Fulton’s father.)

8 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Froze quite hard. Commenced to plow for the first below the barn. Fred came home.

9 Sat
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Harden and Fred was plowing all day for peas and oats.

10 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a South wind. Harden and Fred up to Straight’s. R. Bell and wife, Levi Cookson, Irene Blackden, Amos Rundlett on a visit today. (Levi Cookson was probably a brother to Fred A. Blackden’s mother, who was Lydia Whiting (Cookson) Blackden, born in Greenfield, Maine Mar. 18, 1835. Irene was Fred’s younger sister, all living on the West Ridge)

11 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind and some rain. Harden and Fred plowed an acre of land over where we sawed our wood.

12 Tues
Clear and warm with a NE wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred went down and worked for R. Bell today with horses. Fred’s cow calved.

13 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. We sowed and harrowed in six bushels of peas and oats and bushels of clear oats for the first.

14 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I trimmed my apple and plum trees today. Old man Fletcher here. Got the checkerberry paid up.

15 Fri
Clear and cold with a SE wind. W.W. Larrabee here to tea this evening. I went to McDonald’s today for a turkey.

16 Sat
A cold SE rain storm all day. Mr. Blackden and wife here to dinner. Fred and Stella went with them to F. Glidden’s little girl’s funeral. (Mr. Napoleon Bonapart Blackden, born in Madison, Maine on March 5th, 1823. Wife, Lydia (Cookson) Blackden). [The child who died was Annie Glidden. She was born June 1885 and was almost six years old at the time of her death.]

17 Sun
Cold with a NW wind and rain about all day. Steady rain now about 36 hours. Rain. Rain. Fred and Stella got home from the funeral.

18 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I went to Rey’s and sold him 397 eggs for $3.97. One cent per egg.

19 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a West wind. Harden and Fred was hauling rocks and plowing. I moved my garden fence.

20 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I put up my garden fence today. Fred and Harden plowing and hauling rocks.

21 Thur
Warm with a NE wind. Some clouds and foggy in the forenoon. We was cutting seed.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We plowed our garden in the forenoon. In the afternoon we planted half an acre of potatoes for the first this Spring.

23 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was planting potatoes all day. Mr. Blackden and wife, Eli Fletcher and wife here to dinner.

24 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Dr. Syphers and G.W. Fulton called today.

25 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We finished planting two acres of potatoes today and sheared our sheep.

26Cloudy and warm with a SE wind in the forenoon. In the afternoon the wind from the NW brought rain.

27
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I had manure hauled on potato ground below the barn today.
28
Cloudy and warm with a West wind. I put my piece of potatoes in today below the barn. Sowed 9 1/2 bushels of oats this afternoon.

29
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We planted my potatoes in front of the house. Burnt the foller today. Eli Fletcher here.

30
Some clouds and warm with a West wind. We finished sowing oats and planting potatoes this afternoon on old land. Four acres of potatoes.

31
Clear and warm with a West wind. Myself and wife went out this morning and called to W. Shaw’s and took dinner at W.W. Larrabee’s and tea at G.W. Fulton’s. Called to R. Bell’s and came home.

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April 1891

1 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden went to Blaine today and got six bbls of phosphate of J. Bubar.

2 Thur
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. The selectmen here today. Harry Frost and Alden Sylvester. I was home all day.

3 Fri
Cold with a NE snow storm very heavy all day and heavy wind. I was home all day.

4 Sat
Snowed all night and all day. Wind from the NE. Robert F. Jones and one of the Hunter boys here.

5 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Perry was away to the funeral of George York’s child.

6 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. I was home all day. Fred Blackden here today.

7 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Perry left here last night. We was hauling wood.

8 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. The colt died today. Harden went to Knoxford today.

9 Thur
Clear and cool with a West wind. I went out to Frank Pierce. Brought Alice in home with me.

10 Fri
Clear and cool with a North wind. I was home all day. Me and Harden was sawing wood today.

11 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I took Alice home today. Called at R. Bell’s on my way.

12 Sun
A SE rain all day and quite cool. I was home all day. Orris Cox here to supper.

13 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Fred Blackden here today and brought a trunk. R. Bell came here this morning to finish our wood sawing. Mod lost her cold today.

14 Tues
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was sawing wood all day with R. Bell’s machine. Fred Blackden moved here today.

15 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. R. Bell finished sawing our wood today. Took the machine home tonight.

16 Thur
Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Me and Harden was hauling wood. Seven loads. Fred sold his mare. Fred went home today.

17 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred went to Knoxford.

18 Sat
Warm with a SE wind. Clouded up and rained in the afternoon. We hauled seven loads of wood today. Harden went to Knoxford.

19 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Henry Wing here after butter. Evelyn Fulton called here.

20 Mon
Cold with a NE snow all the forenoon. Ephraim Lawrence here to dinner. Railroad meeting today.

21 Tues
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Sam Cormey and John Close here. (Samuel Cormey, age 33, a farmer from Knoxford. His wife Anna, age 30 and two boys, Charles and George, ages 6 and 3. All Free Christian Baptists)

22 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Rain in the afternoon. Fred went to his father’s with the buckboard.

23 Thur
Cold with a NE snow storm most all day. Very heavy snow. Fred and Harden wooding the horse hoe today. Cold.

24 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Froze hard this morning. Harden and Fred finished sawing wood today across the brook.

25 Sat
Cold with a NW wind and snow squalls all day. Fred split up the wood at the door today.

26 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. It was froze very hard this morning. Cold tonight.

27 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred and Harden finished splitting wood today. Harden went to Knoxford.

28 Tues
Cloudy and cold with an East wind. I drove out to B.F. Pierce with the mare and buckboard. Settled with Frank and got Mod shawed. Set my bees out.

29 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Fred and Harden helped Jim Hutchinson.

30 Thur
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden and Fred was helping Jim Hutchinson frame his barn today.

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March 1891

1 Sun
Very cold and blustery. Snow storm this morning. Wind from the West. I was home all day. Cleared off in the afternoon.

2 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden went out to F. Hewitt’s today. Howard Lindsey here tonight.

3 Tues
Clear and pleasant today with a SW wind. I was home all day. Harden Fulton went to Houlton.

4 Wed
Cloudy and cold with an East wind. I was home all day. Signs of another big storm. So ends the day.

5 Thur

Cold NW snow storm commencing in the night. It snowed and blowed and drifted all day and still snowing and drifting and bedtime. Harden came home from Houlton.

6 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Twelve inches of snow fell. It blowed and drifted very heavy all night and all day. Roads impassable for teams.

7 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. The wind blew and drifted heavy all day. The roads almost impassable.

8 Sun
Clear and pleasant and quite warm. We was home all day. Harden and wife and Jim here to tea this afternoon.

9 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. R. Bell here to breakfast. Old man Fletcher here.

10 Tues
Heavy SE rain commenced in the night. It rained all the forenoon. I was home all day. We picked over potatoes.

11 Wed
Mostly clear and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Harden went down to Robinson’s Mill today.

12 Thur
Cloudy with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. Me and Harden went to Blaine. I gave Harden his deed and came home. Mary A. Lindsey here.

13 Fri
Cloudy with a SE wind. I was home all day. Lindsey girls left here this morning. Mr. T. Bartley here. Heavy rain today.

14 Sat
Cold with a SW wind. I was home all day. I was mending the snow plow for Mahan. It was very squally this afternoon and snow.

15 Sun
Clear and cold with a West wind. I was home all day. Mr. Bartley left here this morning for home.

16 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind in the forenoon. It the afternoon come round to the NW and snowed heavy.

17 Tues
St. Patrick’s Day. Snowed and drifted very heavy all night and all the forenoon. Almost a blizzard.

18
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Me and Harden measured up our grain today. Ready to go to the Mill.

19
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. Me and Harden went to the Mill today with grain. I got one bbl of flour.

20
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Harden and Perry hauled some wood today on the crust. Judson Straight got the pot.

21
Clear and warm with a SE wind. It clouded up in the afternoon and looked like rain. Len Bartley and wife and two children and T. Fulton here today.

22
Warm with a SE rain today. Len Bartley and wife went home this morning. Fred Blackden and wife came here tonight.

23
Warm with a SE rain most of the day. Fred Blackden and Harden went to Town Meeting today. John McPherson bought his wood.

24
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. I was home all day. Will Wilson and John Clough here today after snow plow.

25
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Fred Blackden here to tea. R. Bell and wife here today. He left Dolly and took Stella home.

26 Thur
Clear and cold with a North wind. Dolly Bell here. B.F. Pierce here today on business. Harden and Perry went after oats.

27 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Harden took Dorothy Bell home this morning. Emery Hawksley here.

28 Sat

Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. Me and Harden hauled up six loads of wood today. 29 Sun Clear and quite warm and pleasant with a North wind. I was home all day. Got a letter from Louisa.

30 Mon
Some clouds with a North wind. I was home all day. Harden was down to Bell’s. Harvey Fulton here tonight.

31 Tue
Clear and warm with a North wind. I was home all day. Jim went to Blaine today and got his phosphate for potatoes.

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