August 27, 1866

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“John returned to Camp Meeting  went up to the depot with me. went up to Mrs Chace  Lizzie and I went to the green.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Notes: I don’t know where John traveled for the camp meeting, but see links below for more on the 19th c Revivalist camp meetings. The family later had a cottage in Oak Bluffs (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) and so it is possible that John attended the meeting in that location, which had a large annual event. See Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association:
http://www.mvcma.org/history.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_meeting
The “green” Hattie refers to is Taunton Green, the center of town. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton_Green_Historic_District
Portrait from family album

 

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© 2016 Amy E. McManus

 

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