Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1860s/1870s Autograph Album of Julia Anna Crossman of Sutton, Massachusetts


1860s/1870s autograph album that I believe belonged to Julia Anna Crossman, "Annie", of Sutton, Massachusetts.


The album is approximately 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" and is quite thick, with the sentiments of over 50 of Annie's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this list, with any expressed family relationships noted.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Julia Anna Crossman was born in January 1848 [I found records with January 2 and January 9], the daughter of Milton E. Crossman and Julia Ann (Morse) Crossman, who were born at Sutton, Massachusetts, and Wrentham, Massachusetts, respectively.

Presumably the F. M. Crossman whose card was inserted into one of the first few pages was Annie's brother Frederick Morse Crossman.


Other relatives, including several cousins, signed pages in the album; refer to the list below. Their surnames include Crossman, Hastings, King, Morse, Narramore and Nolen.

On 20 June 1872 at Sutton, Massachusetts, Julia Anna Crossman married Jacob Emerson Holbrook.  They would have at least one child, Milton Levi Holbrook, born 3 March 1887 at Sutton, Massachusetts.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

A. Eugene Nolen of Yale College at New Haven, Connecticut, Class of 1867, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on August 26, 1866; from a Yale publication, I found his name was Alfred Eugene Nolen.



Surnames in the album

Abelsch
Bacheler
Bailey
Balch
Ball
Burt
Churchill    [2]
Clark
Crossman    [4]
Daboll    [2]
Dyer
Griggs
Hastings    [2]
Holman
Howard
Inman    [2]
Jenkins    [2]
Kelley
King
Lenfest
Morse
Naramore
Nolen    [2]
Parker
Putnam
Ray
Rounds
Sargent    [2]
Seton
Slade
Spalter
Stickney
Taylor
Terry
Tyrrill    [2]
von Wachenfeldt
Ware    [3]
Willard
Woodbury    [2]

Signers in the album            [Note: Given names within a specific surname may  not be in alphabetical order.]

A
  • C. Abelsch [?] Xania, Norway; calling card pasted on the page.  "Always an admirer of young ladies"
B
  • Emma E. Bacheler of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on April 25, 1866
  • Laura E. Bailey of North Wrentham, Massachusetts, signed on October 24, 1867
  • John H. Balch of Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Mary E. Ball of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on March 1, 1870
  • F. W. Burt of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on April 17, 1866
C
  • Emma I. Churchill of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on October 1, 1870. Emma Irene Churchill, daughter of Charles and Irena (Purington) Churchill, would die about two years later, on September 22, 1873. Her sister Ella F. Churchill signed the next page.
  • Ella F. Churchill of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on October 1, 1870. Daughter of Charles and Irena F. (Purington) Churchill; her sister Emma Irene Churchill signed the previous page.
  • D. W. Clark; can't decipher all of it and not sure of what I have deciphered.
  • Miss J. Annie Crossman of Sutton, Massachusetts; album owner Julia Anna Crossman. She inserted her handwritten calling card in the page.
  • F. M. Crossman; presumably Frederick Morse Crossman, Annie's brother, who inserted his handwritten calling card in the page.
  • Nellie A. Crossman, signed on March 25, 1887; Annie's niece. Nellie A. Crossman was the daughter of Annie's brother Frederick Morse Crossman and Ella Frances (Kelley) Crossman.
  • L. M. Crossman of Hinesburgh, Pennsylvania, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on March 6, 1867. Perhaps Lowell Martin Crossman, son of Martin Luther Crossman, who was a brother to Annie's father Milton E. Crossman.
D
  • B. M. Daboll of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on May 31, 1869; 3.B.N. Presumably Briggs M. Daboll, who ran a cigar store at Clinton. His wife Margaret Daboll, "Maggie", signed the following page.
  • Maggie A. Daboll, signed in June, 1869. Her husband Briggs M. Daboll signed the previous page.
  • Esther G. Dyer of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on February 18, 1872
G
  • Emma L. Griggs of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on November 5, 1875
H
  • Lavinia K. Hastings of Amherst, Massachusetts, signed on August 20, 1880
  • Allen Hastings of Amherst, Massachusetts, signed on August 25, 1879; Annie's cousin
  • Albert J. Holman of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on October 8, 1866
  • U. M. Howard of Gilsum, New Hampshire
I
  • William M. Inman, signed February 18, 1874; also has date of March 1, 1874, San Francisco, California, which might indicate the date he planned to leave.
  • Josephine A. Inman of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on March 2, 1874
J
  • M. Rose Jenkins of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on May 24, 1869
  • Emogene M. Jenkins of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on May 24, 1869
K
  • Ella F. Kelley of Brookfield, Massachusetts, signed on October 26, 1868
  • Eveline King of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on July 21, 1867; Annie's cousin
L
  • Jennie A. Lenfest of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on October 11, 1870
M
  • R. Morse; calling card inserted into the page. Presumably a relative on Annie's mother's side.
N
  • Nettie Naramore of Burlington, Vermont, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1866; Annie's cousin. Presumably, Ellen Lavette Naramore, daughter of Samuel Lake Naramore and Philura (Crossman) Naramore, who was related to Annie's father Milton Crossman.
  • A. Eugene Nolen of Yale College at New Haven, Connecticut, Class of 1867, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on August 26, 1866; from a Yale publication, I found his name was Alfred Eugene Nolen
  • G. Nolen, signed on September 27, 1866; middle initial possibly S or A or ? Annie's cousin
P
  • Susie E. Parker of Clinton, Massachusetts, signed on May 16, 1869
  • A. Louise Putnam of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on May 28, 1867
R
  • Susie L. Ray of Hinesburgh, Vermont, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1867
  • A. Isabelle Rounds of Franklin, Massachusetts, signed at Clinton, Massachusetts, on August 17, 1870
S
  • George W. Sargent of Shirley Village, Massachusetts, signed on July 8, 1866; shared the page with his wife Olivia R. (Nolen) Sargent.
  • Olivia R. Sargent of Shirley Village, Massachusetts, signed on July 8, 1866; shared the page with her husband George W. Sargent.  Olivia was Olivia R. (Nolen) Sargent, daughter of Olive (Crossman) Nolen, a sister to Annie's father Milton E. Crossman.
  • Mrs. Henry Seton of Marlboro Hotel, signed on January 11, 1878
  • G. A. Slade; calling card inserted in page.
  • Kate E. Spalter of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed on April 19, 1866
  • A. L. Stickney, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on January 4, 1867
T
  • J. E. Taylor of Millbury, Massachusetts, signed on April 15, 1867
  • Esther A. Terry, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on August 31, 1867
  • F. H. Tyrrill, signed at Marlboro, on January 3, 1878.
  • Mrs. F. H. Tyrrill of the Marlboro Hotel, signed at Marlboro, on February 30, 1877
W
  • Gustaf F. von Wachenfeldt of Sweden, signed on April 17, 1869
  • Frank T. Ware of North Wrentham, Massachusetts, signed on December 3, 1866
  • Anna L. Ware of North Wrentham, Massachusetts, signed at Sutton, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1866
  • Emma C. Ware of North Wrentham, Massachusetts, signed on August 29, 1867
  • Genevieve Willard of Millbury, Massachusetts, signed on January 1, 1871
  • Julia E. Woodbury of Sutton, Massachusetts
  • Emily M. Woodbury of Sutton, Massachusetts, signed on April 24, 1875
Sutton, Massachusetts


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