Thursday, June 26, 2014

1878-1895 Autograph Album of Samuel Thomas Woodman of South Hampton, New Hampshire


1878-1895 autograph album of Samuel Thomas Woodman of South Hampton, New Hampshire.  He stamped his name on the first and last end papers.


The album is approximately 8" x 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 22 of Samuel's friends, including his pastor.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

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

Samuel Thomas Woodman was born 23 September 1837 at Salisbury, Massachusetts, the son of John Collins Woodman and Judith S. (Lang) Woodman, who were born at South Hampton, New Hampshire, and Amesbury, Massachusetts, respectively.

In the 1880 Census of South Hampton, New Hampshire, Samuel Thomas Woodman was shown as living with his parents and working as an organ tuner.  I don't believe he ever married.   A 19 October 1892 issue of "The Lebanon Daily News" refers to him as "the well known South Hampton agriculturist".

Sadly, Samuel Thomas Woodman died before his time on 5 December 1896 at South Hampton, Massachusetts.  His death record indicates that he died of complications of a fractured skull but doesn't mention how Samuel's skull happened to be fractured.

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.

Samuel's cousin, Mary J. (Woodman) Williams and her husband Charles W. Williams of Brooklyn, New York, signed pages in 1884.  Mary's father was James Merrill Woodman, a brother to John Collins Woodman, Samuel's father.



Samuel's pastor, Ernest L. Scott, pastor of the South Hampton Baptist Church, inscribed a page at South Hampton, New Hampshire, on August 27, 1878.


Ursula Smith sketched an intricate scroll design.


Samuel Brookings, Jr., who gave his job title as Assistant P.M. [presumably postmaster], signed a page at Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 15, 1878.


George B. Palmer and Mae Palmer of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed facing pages on September 9, 1883 and May 23, 1883, respectively.  I believe they were George Bailey Palmer and wife Mary Olivia (Purinton) Palmer.



Surnames in the album

Brookings     [2]
Carr
Collins     [3]
Forsaith
George     [2]
Libbey     [2]
Moody
Morgan
Palmer     [2]
Phillips
Ring
Samson
Scott
Smith
Williams     [2]
Woodman

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

B
  • Abbie W. Brookings of Newburyport, Massachusetts, signed on September 16, 1878
  • Samuel Brookings, Jr., Assistant P.M., Newburyport, Massachusetts, signed on September 15, 1878
C
  • Eva A. Carr of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on September 8, 1895
  • Mary P. Collins, signed at Lawrence, presumably Massachusetts, on November 25, 1878
  • H. B. Collins of Lawrence, Massachusetts, signed on November 25, 1878
  • Mary R. S. Collins of Lawrence, Massachusetts, signed on November 25, 1878
F
  • Lizzie H. Forsaith of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signedf on September 22, 1895
G
  • Jennie L. George of Amesbury, Massachusetts, signed on December 7, 1878
  • Inez N. George of Salisbury, Massachusetts, signed on December 5, 1878
L
  • Charles E. Libbey, signed at Kingston, New Hampshire, on April 16, 1891
  • Addie M. Libbey of Kingston, New Hampshire
M
  • Effie B. Moody, signed at Brooklyn [no state written but presumably Brooklyn, New York], on December 28, 1884
  • Fanny L. Morgan of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed at Christmas 1878
P
  • George B. Palmer of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on September 9, 1883. He was George Bailey Palmer, whose wife Mary Olivia (Purinton) Palmer, "Mae", signed the right facing page.
  • Mae Palmer of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on May 23, 1883. She was Mary Olivia (Purinton) Palmer, "Mae", whose husband George Bailey Palmer signed the left facing page.
  • M. Ella Phillips of Lynn, Massachusetts, signed on September 22, 1895
R
  • E. M. Ring of South Hampton, New Hampshire, signed on September 8, 1895
S
  • May S. Samson of Lawrence, Massachusetts, signed on August 31, 1879
  • Ernest L. Scott, Pastor of South Hampton Baptist Church, signed at South Hampton, New Hampshire, on August 27, 1878
  • Ursula Smith; she sketched an intricate scroll design.
W
  • Mary J. Williams of Brooklyn, New York, signed on May 29, 1880
  • C. W. Williams, signed at Brooklyn [no state written but presumably Brooklyn, New York], on December 28, 1884
  • Samuel T. Woodman, album owner

South Hampton, New Hampshire



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