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apple butter, diary, William B. Wilson, York County, George Hewitt, orchard, lightning rods, barns


A set of handwritten, copied excerpts from the diary of William B. Wilson of York County, Pennsylvania dated circa 1832 to 1836, transcribed by Alfred L. Shoemaker. The notes pertain to apple butter, barn raising and repair, orchard planting and lightning rods.

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York County, Pennsylvania


Wm B. Wilson

Diary al PHi

Oct 9, 1832: Made apple butter

Nov. 16, 1832: Clock peddler here Aunt Polly got clock.

Oct. 15, 1835: Making apple butter

June 18, 1836: at G. Hewitt raising barn

Oct 24, 1836: Made apple butter

6 mo 20 We have been busily engaged in repairing our barn and putting sheds around it these few weeks past. Jacob B. and George Hewitt does the carpenter work it was built in the year 1776 by Benj. Wilson.

3 month 27 Planted in young orchard … 2 smokehouse …

6 mo 19 Put up lightning rod on the east end of barn 82 feet long and one same time back on the west end 52 feet long with silver plated points which cost 1 $ a point.

York County



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Excerpts From Diary of William B. Wilson, 1832-1836



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