Topics

The Diary of Jared Nash
INTRODUCTION
About the family and farming in the 1860s.

PEOPLE & PLACES
Notes on who's mentioned and where they are going.

DIARY: 1865

DIARY: 1866

MAP
Some locations mentioned in the diary

GRAVESTONES
of some of the principal characters.

GENEALOGY
An ancestry of the main characters.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Sources used in annotating the diary..

COMMUNICATE
Got information or thoughts on Jared's diary? Write the editor, Jack Sanders.

BACK TO HISTORY
Our history index..

 

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Jared Nash was a Ridgefield, Connecticut farmer in the middle of the 19th Century. Like many people of his era, he kept a diary. In the sparest of terms, he describes his and his family's agricultural and social activities. In the process he leaves us with many insights into a 19th Century farming family and probably into what life was like here even in the 18th Century.

The diary covers the 730 days of 1865 and 1866, and has been extensively annotated.

Please note: These pages are constantly being updated and revised.

This website and all the diary annotations, explanations, and other research
 are copyrighted 2005 by Jack Sanders.