Category Archives: Family

December 21, 1849 (Friday)

By way of variety this has been a lovely day, and the ladies, young and old, handsome and homely, rich and poor, appeared to take all possible advantage of it.  Was called on today by Uncle Nathan.  Accompanied brother H. … Continue reading

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December 19, 1849 (Wednesday)

Unpleasant and chilly today, and raining in the course of the evening.  Called on Miss E—h S—d—n this evening. Brother Henry came to the city this morning.

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November 15, 1849 (Thursday)

Fine day. Met my Uncle N. S. in the street this afternoon. Took Miss E—h S—d—n to Dempster’s concert this evening.  My anticipations were scarcely realized tho’ he is a very good singer. Uncle N. S. is the Reverend Nathan … Continue reading

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October 22, 1849 (Monday)

Cloudy nearly all day, but clear towards evening. A cousin (Thos. Stem) whom I had not seen for several years called on me this evening, and we went to the Franklin Institute Exhibition.  The room was a perfect jam. For … Continue reading

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August 6, 1849 (Monday)

Well, Still here, contrary to expectations.  Went out to the turnpike this morning in a most violent storm of rain to meet the stage, but had the mortification to find that it had passed.  Brotherinlaw—Moser and wife came home this … Continue reading

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August 5, 1849 (Sunday)

Very warm this morning.  Did not go to church.  Cousin Mary McCord and two children came to father’s.  Sister Elizabeth also came home a while this afternoon.  Called at cousin James Leighton’s this evening.  Had quite a shower this afternoon, … Continue reading

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August 3, 1849 (Friday)

Was hunting pretty much all day with brother Henry.  Grey squirrels are tolerably plenty in this region of country.  Had intended returning to Norristown today, but was persuaded to leave it until next Monday. William Henry Beekley, Nathan’s younger brother … Continue reading

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August 2, 1849 (Thursday)

Fine day—was out gunning a while this morning, and went to see sister Elizabeth this afternoon at Evans. Elizabeth Beekley was born about 1823 and was still living in her father’s household in 1850.  Presumably Evans is a family that … Continue reading

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August 1, 1849 (Wednesday)

Pleasant day.  Old Grandmother is very feeble, entirely helpless, and sister Sarah has a pretty hard time of it. Nathan’s paternal grandmother, Catharine Beekley, was nearly ninety-five in 1849 and had been a widow since at least 1810. Sarah C. … Continue reading

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July 31, 1849 (Tuesday)

What a change a few hours ride will bring about.  Last evening I was with plenty company in Norristown; now I am buried in the woods in Chester Co. at my father’s.  Of course the evenings here are pretty much … Continue reading

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