Timeline - Excerpts from the Journal Writings of Miss S. Mary Drown, Afterwards Mrs. Sam'l P. Miller
 
Contributed by Ruth Barton, Dummerston VT
mrgjb@sover.net
 
Page Date Event Names Comments
  1815   [Mason DROWN
Lucy SHAW]
Mason DROWN, and Lucy SHAW, both of P., married Dec. 7, 1815 (Putney VR.
  Dec. 6 1816 [Lucy L. DROWN] Lucy L. DROWN born
1 July 9, 1818 Born Casleton [Rutland Co.] VT [Sally Mary DROWN]
1 1819 Moved to Putney VT [DROWN family]  
  Sep 3, 1821   [John Mason DROWN] John Mason DROWN born
  1824     Jane S. DROWN, ch Mason and Lucy, died 1824.  GS-5 [ Feb. 12, 1824, CR] (Putney VR)
1 1829 Mother died Putney [Lucy Shaw DROWN] Lucy DROWN, wife Mason, died Mar. 14, 1830.  [ae. 35 years. GS-5] (Putney VR)
2   Went to live with mother's aunt    
3 1832 Went to live with Deacon?    
6   Left B[rattleboro?] to visit friends in P[utney?]; remained 2 months and then went to F[ayetteville?] to learn trade; stayed 13 months    
7   Father remarried [Mason DROWN] ? to Lucy
7   Went to P[utney]; stayed one year    
7 1838 Went to camp meeting at Springfield    
13 Feb. 2, 1839 Sister leaves home to engage in school [teaching?] [Lucy L. DROWN]  
16 Mar. 17, 1839 9 years March 14th since Mother died    
20 July 7, 1839 With aunt at Tavern    
27 Apr. 15, 1841 Left Putney; very homesick   [apparently for Lowell MA to presumably work in mill (RHB)]
32   Death of Gen. W. H. Harison President William Henry HARRISON  
36   Brother John mentioned John [Mason DROWN}  
36   Mentions:


D. HOUGHTON
George BLACK
Elizabeth HOUGHTON
Geo. ROBERTSON

 
39-40 July 4, 1841
Lists places she has spent July 4th
1830 - Putney
1831 - Townshend
1832 - Townshend
1833 - Brattleboro
1834 - Brattleboro
1835 - Brattleboro
1836 - Brattleboro
1837 - Fayetteville
1838 - Putney at Mr. Turners
1839 - Had a ride from Putney to Dummerston
1840 - Westminster with sister, Lucy
1841 - Lowell and homesick
 
   
40   Mentions 23rd birthday    
40   List of people she sent papers to: S. S. BLACK
Emily R. MILLER
Elisabeth HOUGHTON
Betsey HUNTLY
Mason DROWN [her father]
John M. DROWN [brother?]
John O. MILLER
Reuben ELMER
George ROBERTSON
George BLACK
 
 
42 July 11, 1841 Wrote to: Elisabeth L. LOVELAND
Maria L. MILLER
 
42 July 26, 1841 Father's birthday, 51 years [Mason DROWN]  
43 July 31, 1841 Mother's birthday, died 11 years ago [Lucy Shaw DROWN]
Lucy SHAW, ch. Abram and Desiah, born July 31, 1795  (Putney VR, 104)
43   A brother has apparently died a few months ago ____ DROWN JONES, Oliver Richard, son Arial and Lucy, born Apr. 9, 1826 (Putney VR)

JONES, Oliver R., son Arial and Lucy, died Mar. 17, 1841 (Putney VR) [ae. 15 years, son of Mrs. Lucy DROWN (CR)] (Putney VR)

[This doesn't make sense as Lucy was already married to Mason DROWN at the time Oliver was born if his age is correct (RHB)].

44   Letter received from J. R. Miller J. R. MILLER  
45   Paper from Samuel [Miller]
Letter from J. L. Loveland
Samuel [MILLER]
J. L. LOVELAND
 
45   Mentions brother Oliver went to Townshend a year ago but is now in his grave Oliver DROWN  
46   Has been weighed, weighs 115 lbs [S. Mary DROWN]  
46   Wrote to J. R. Miller J. R. MILLER  
46   Wrote to J. L. Loveland J. L. LOVELAND  
46   Received papers from: Samuel & Hariet SHRIGLEY  
48   Letters from: L. LOVELL
James L. LOVELAND
 
48   Wrote letters to: Marie MILLER
Lucy LOWELL
 
48 Nov. 17, 1841 LEAVE Lowell [MA]    
48 Nov. 20, 1841 REACH home [from Lowell]    
48 Dec 1841 Poor health    
48 Jan-Feb 1842 Poor health    
48 Mar 1842 Visit to Fayetteville, health better    
48 Apr 1842 Visit to Townshend, health gaining    
49 May 2, 1842 Commenced work at J. Black's J. BLACK  
49 May 8,1842 Wrote to M.N. Boynton M. N. BOYNTON  
49 Aug. 2,1842 Leave village for valley, my Mother sick   Her mother had died years before.  Is this step-mother, Sally?
49 Sep. 13, 1842 Sister Lucy married to Rev. Hubbard Eastman Lucy DROWN
Rev. Hubbard EASTMAN
 
50 Aug. 16, 1843 In Clarendon Springs VT    
50   On the way called on: Mr. WAYS
Mr. PARKHURST
Mr. EGLESTON in Manchester VT
 
50   Stayed at Mr. Hodyman's Mr. HODYMAN  
50   Examined Miss Willcox' head Miss WILLCOX  
50   Mentions: Mrs. MOULTON
Mary LANGDON, cousin
Mr. HIGLEY from Caselton
 
51   Mentions: Mr. BROWN from Southbridge MA
Miss L. SHAW
Dr. Johnathan SHAW
Mr. MARTIN from Caselton
Miss ARMSTRONG
 
52 Aug. 23, 1843 Bought glass mug   [Ruth H. Barton has this mug, 27 Nov 2005]
52   Mentions: William MOULTON, cousin
Mr. CROVER
____ CULLINS, cousin
____ WILLIAMS, cousin
____ MOULTON, cousin
Mr. LANGDON who married Sally MOULTON
Archibald SHAW, cousin
P. R. CHANDLER
 
53   Mentions: Miss CHENEY
Miss Elizabeth HODYMAN
Mr. CHANDLER
Mr. CROVER
Mr. MOORE
 
53 May 5, 1844 Mentions that her father, Mason Drown, died Feb. 8, 1844 at 6 o'clock PM.  Was taken sick Feb. 4 at 2:00 AM. Mason DROWN Mason DROWN, died Feb. 8, 1844, ae. 53 years. CR (Putney VR)
54 Jul. 28, 1845 Left Putney with Mr. Eastman for Fayetteville Mr. EASTMAN Does her sister live in Fayetteville? RHB
54   Mentions: Dr. OLDS
Mr. BIRCHARD
Mr. ROBBINS
Mr. PERRY
Miss Mary BIRCHARD
Miss Louisa? ORMSBEE
TAGGART's
DUNKLEE's
BAKER's
 
55   Mentions: Brother John [DROWN]
Mr. CATHAN
Mr. WHELOCK
Mr. BAND
Mr. BUTLER
Mrs. DUNKLEE
Mr. HOLLAND
Dr. WARREN
 
55 Aug. 4, 1845 Left Fayetteville with Judge Miller & Leddy Judge MILLER
& Leddy
 
56 Aug. 5, 1845 To Clarendon    
56   Mentions: Dr. MERCHERN
Mr. SANFORD of Putney
Lis & Catherine
Mr. CHANDLER
Mr. WHEELER
Mrs. KEYES & Caroline
Mr. RUSS & Leady from Stafford VT
Miss ROWE from Argile NY
Miss SMITH from Rockingham
Mr. BEAL
Miss BACHOP
Mr. JONES of Boston
Mr. WILEY & wife from Townshend
Mr. GOULD
Mr. REMMINGTON, a preacher
 
 
57   Mentions: Mr. BARLOW
Mr. WARNER of Saxtons River
Miss ROWAN
Mrs. FROST
Miss BACHOP
William M. LONG of Rutland
Mrs. STORY of Windsor
__ LEVY
__  STORY
__  MULFORD
Miss MULFORD
Miss BACHOP
Miss FAY
Miss HODYMAN
 
57   Letter from S. P. Miller S. P. MILLER  
58 Aug. 22, 1845 Left Clarendon Aug 22nd; arrived at Fayetteville Aug 23rd    
58 Oct. 1845 Visited Mrs. STUART at Ashburnham MA Mrs. STUART  
58 Nov. 1845 Visited friends in Boston 2 weeks    
58 Dec. 20, 1845 Arrived Putney    
58 Jan. 1846 Visit to Fayetteville    
58 Feb. 1846 Sick with erysipelas    
58 Apr. 1846 Visit to Brattleboro    
58 May 1846 Return to Putney    
58 Jun. 30, 1846 My dear Samuel arrives from St. Louis after an absence of 2 1/2 years Samuel [MILLER]  
59 Jul. 9, 1846 Married S. P. Miller
Visit Clarendon SPA
Samuel P. MILLER
Mary S. DROWN (Miss), of P., and Samuel P. MILLER, married July 9, 1886. (Putney VR, Ed. note: An obvious error, the item was recorded and certified in 1846.) 

(I also have this event recorded in her own hand in this Journal as July 9, 1846.  RHB)
59 Aug. 11, 1846 LEAVE Vermont Aug 11th, stop 5 days in New York, pass through Jersey City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cumberland & Wheeling.  Take boat to St. Louis. 
ARRIVE last of August.   Board at Mr. HAVENS.  Like St. Louis very much.
   
59 Jan 1847 Not able to go out    
59 Apr. 28, 1847 Become mother, sick with child fever    
59 Jul. 7, 1847 LEAVE St. Louis for Vermont.  Mary 10 weeks old, bring her nearly 2,000 miles on a pillow.    
59 Jul 1847 ARRIVE at Fayetteville last of July    
59 Jul-Nov 1847 Stop with Father Miller's people until Nov.    
59 Nov 1847 Commence housekeeping    
         

 

Notes from: "Vital Records of Putney, Vermont to the Year 1900," compiled & edited by Ken Stevens

EASTMAN, Lucy L. Drown, wife Rev. Hubbard Eastman, died Mar. 26, 1866, 49 years. GS-5 (Putney VR) [Sally's sister].
SHAW, Samuel, son of Abraham and Desire (NEWTON), died Sept. 24, 1869, 64-4-20, pauper, b. Putney (Putney VR) [Sally's uncle (RHB)].

Head of Household (Putney VR):
John DOWN 1800 census
John DROWN 1810 census
Mason DROWN 1820 census, 1840 census
Ariel JONES 1830 census
Abram SHAW 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830 census

Warned Out (Putney VR):
John DROWN, 1805 [?Mason's father]

Church Admissions & Dismissals (Putney VR):
[Mrs.] Lucy DROWN to Townshend, Aug. 23, 1847
[Believe this to be Lucy (Drown) EASTMAN, dau of Mrs. Lucy DROWN.  Mrs. Lucy Drown died in 1830 (RHB)].