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Journal of Family Records (circa 1875) by Phebe A. Hodge, nee Merrill
Posted by: Michelle Roy (ID *****3775) Date: April 26, 2008 at 18:54:49
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I haven't done any considerable research on this line. But I believe this journal was written primarily in New Hampshire (around Concord), and there were travels to and from Minneapolis. -- Note from Transcriber, Michelle Kent Roy

Journal of Family Records (circa 1875) by Phebe A. Hodge, nee Merrill

Presented by Samuel M. Merrill in the year 1875. Came here October the 4th. He started from home September the 27th. Arrived at Stephen W. Ayers the first day of October, was Friday.

Samuel W. Merrill started for the West on October the 25th. October the 24th, 1875 Samuel arrived home to Minneapolis.

March the 4th Mrs. Julia Bragdon made a visit here. Went away the 6th of March. I enjoyed very much her company.

1876 a visit to see my old uncles, aunts and cousins to Conway. August 20th came home from a visit of four days to Conway to see Aunt Nancy, Uncle Albert, Uncle Mark and Aunt Sally Broton. They were very feeble all except Aunt Nancy. I also saw quite a number of my relatives.

Dear Sister Mehitable came here last August and stayed until about the middle of November, 1888.

Dear Mehitable came here September the 14th stayed until February the 28th. The last 1890 visit from her I expect.

Dear Brother Samuel made me a visit, born here, August the 14th, 1890.

Started West on September the 8th. Got to Minnesota the 12th. Samuel and Mehitable. I must be left alone here. Samuel left me September 4th.

William Hodge died May 30th, 1865, he was 33 years, one month, and 14 days.

Mother Hodge died January 25th, 1870. She was 61 years, 5 months, 5 days.

John started for the West from home October the 24th. Got home the 4th of November, 1865.

William Hodge came home June, the last day, 1858. Went October 19th the first time to the West. Went the second time in July.

Mrs. Stivens made me a visit September the 10th. Stayed two nights, very pleasant. Visit two days after. Samuel and Mehitable started West.

Samuel W. Merrill born April the 15th, 1800. Martha W. Merrill, born Green, on March the 10th, 1806.

Samuel W. and Martha Green Merrill were married May 15th, 1825. Children of Samuel and Martha Merrill:
Mehitable G. Merrill, born November 8th, 1825.
Jeremiah G. Merrill, born November 2nd, 1828.
Silas Merrill, born January 12th, 1830.
Phebe A. Merrill, born October 8th, 1832.
Sarah Jane Merrill, born May 28th, 1835.
Sarah Jane Merrill, born October 3rd, 1838.
Samuel W. Merrill, born August 17th, 1842.
Lydia H. Merrill, born December 20th, 1844.

Sarah Jane Merrill died September, 1837. She was 2 years and 4 months old.
Jeremiah G. Merrill died December 19th, 1852. He was 24 years, one month, 17 days.
Father Samuel W. Merrill died March the 24th, 1862. He was 61 years, 11 months and 9 days.
Mother Martha W. Merrill died June 29th, 1871 at 65 years, 3 months, 19 days.

Started West
The 20th day, May 1861, my Father and Mother and family started for the West. Sarah Jane, Samuel and Lydia May the 19th. I parted with them which I never shall forget.

Henry J. Hodge and Kate W. Andrews married September 3rd, 1876.
Emma P. Hodge, born August 17th, 1877.
Walter H. Hodge, born July 2, 1880.
John W. Hodge born, January 31st, 1884.

Marriages of Children of James H. Hodge and Kate W. Hodge
Emma P. Hodge and Fred E. Littlefield married May 30th, 1896.
John W. Hodge and C. Lillian Gerry married January 31st, 1906.
Death of Walter H. Hodge on September 22nd, 1880, 2 months and twenty days.

My Grandfather’s Merrill family record.
Amos Merrill, born October 17th, 1782.
Lydia H. Merrill, born March 20th, 1784.
Henry Merrill, born December 4th, 1785.
Eliyah Merrill, born November 7th, 1787.
Betsy Merrill, born September 14th, 1790.
Mark Merrill, born November 30th, 1793.
Phebe A. Merrill, born August 30th, 1796.
Sally Merrill, born July 6th, 1798.
Samuel W. Merrill, born April 15th, 1800.
Albert Merrill, born May 30th, 1806.

Aunt Nancy Merrill died January 3rd, 1887.
William Hodge died May 30th, 1865. He was 33, one month, 14 days.
Mother Hodge died January 25th, 1870. She was 61 years, 5 months, 5 days.
Father Hodge died February 19th, 1889. He was ?? years, 9 months, 4 days.

(Note: Different handwriting for following section)
Phebe A. Hodge died January 22nd, 1892.
John Hodge died December 15, 1903 at 7 o’clock in the morning. Aged 74 years, 3 months, 5 days.
Katie Hodge died February 15, 1907.
James H. Hodge died September 22, 1941.

Family Record
John Hodge born September 10th, 1829.
Phebe A. Merrill born October 8th, 1832.
John Hodge and Phebe Merrill were married January 28th, 1854.
Child of John and Phebe Hodge was James H. Hodge born June 11th, 1855.

Family Record of S.W. Ayers
Stephen W. Ayers born November 10th, 1818.
Mehitable G. Merrill born November 9th, 1825.
Stephen Ayers and Mehitable Merrill were married 1844.
Children of Stephen and Mehitable Ayers:
Laura M. Ayers born August 23rd, 1845.
Unis Jane Ayers born November 28th, 1849.
Martha W. Ayers, born September 13th, 1853.
Stephen Y. Ayers born October 31st, 1854.
Charles Y. Ayers born March, 1861.
Nelly Ayers, born August, 1864.
Minny E. Ayers, born 1866.
Clara H. Ayers, born May 28th, 1857.

Deaths of S.W. Ayers and Mehitable G. Ayers family
Stephen Y. Ayers died April, 1856
Charles Y. Ayers died May 18th, 1861.
Unice J. Ayers died April, 1862. She was 12 years 4 months.
Martha W. Ayers died April, 1862. Died 9 years, six months.
Nelly Ayers died August, 1864. Was about three weeks old.
Minnia Ayers died about three weeks and three days.
Clara H. Crowell died July 5th, 1877.
Stephen W. Ayers died April 5th, 1880. He was 61 and five months.
Miss Laury M. Chandler died March 31, 1890. She was 44 years last August.
Arron Collon and Mehitable G. Ayers were married August, 1884. Mehitable and her man have separated, 1886.

Poor Mehitable has that dreadful messenger of death taken her last poor child Laura. How sad can it be. She died March 31st, 1890.

Mehitable and her husband visited me October 27th, 1884 and stayed until the 31st.

Mehitable has been staying with me about three months, October 28th, 1888. Is quite slim.

Mrs. Laury Chandler died March 31, 1890. Aged 44 years, 8 months, 8 days.

Death of Dr. Pitman
He died January 11th, 1891. He was 33 years, 5 months, 10 days. Dr. Joseph H. Pitman.

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