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The Albert Slade Diary
Barkhamsted, Connecticut
1874

As recorded from his writings with footnotes by Jackie Slade Leach

Albert W. Slade was born in Barkhamsted December 17th, 1829 and was 44 years old when he wrote this farmers diary. He was the fifth generation of Slades in Barkhamsted (a direct decendant of William Slade of London or possibly Northern Ireland).

Presumably he may have kept a journal other years, however , this is the only one yet found. As he mentions names of friends and people who visited the farm for goods and services, and his visits to the Hollow, New Hartford or up the "mountain", we are given a snap shot in time of life on Center Hill, Barkhamsted and the ties each family had within this hardy New England community. It is mere coincidence that the journal was written at the same time that the F.W.Beers Co. of New York published a map of Barkhamsted, CT which identified each residence by owner name and adds to the interest of examining this effort by Albert Slade. Albert died at age 79.

This manuscript has been copied with faithful effort to reproduce it, preserving as far as possible the original spelling, punctuation, etc. The copy has been verified with the original, and necessary corrections made. Where there is grave doubt as to a word or name, this is indicated by a question mark.

After you read this journal if you have any information which might add to the connections between families named in this document please contact Jackie Slade Leach.

(This diary website remains under construction as we find time to decipher Albert Slade's handwriting
through Decemebr 30, 1874. This process may take almost a year)

Directory of Names

January 1 - 3, 1874
January 4 - 6, 1874
January 7 - 9, 1874
January 10-12, 1874
January 13-15, 1874
January 16-18, 1874
January 19-21, 1874
January 22-24, 1874
January 25-27, 1874
January 28-30, 1874
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 1874
February 3 - 5, 1874
February 6 - 8, 1874
February 9 - 11, 1874
February 12-14, 1874
February 15-17, 1874
February 18-20, 1874
February 21-23, 1874
February 24-26, 1874
Feb 27- Mar 1, 1874
Mar 2 - 4, 1874
Mar 5 - 7, 1874
Mar 8 - 10, 1874
Mar 11-13, 1874
Mar 14-16, 1874
Mar 17-19, 1874
Mar 20-22, 1874
Mar 23-25, 1874
Mar 26-28, 1874
Mar 29-31, 1874

April 1-3, 1874
April 4-6, 1874
April 7-9, 1874
April 10-12, 1874
April 13-15, 1874
April 16-18, 1874
April 19-21, 1874
April 22-24, 1874
April 25-27, 1874
April 28-30, 1874
May 1-3, 1874
May 4-6, 1874
May 7-9, 1874
May 10-12, 1874
May 13-15, 1874
May 16-18, 1874
May 19-21, 1874
May 22-24, 1874
May 25-27, 1874
May 28-30, 1874
May 31-Jun 2,1874
June 3-5, 1874
June 6-8, 1874
June 9-11, 1874
June 12-14 1874
June 15-17, 1874
June 18-20, 1874
June 21-23, 1874
June 24-26, 1874
June 27-29, 1874

Jun 30-Jul 2,1874
July 3-5, 1874
July 6-8, 1874
July 9-11, 1874
July 12-14, 1874
July 15-17, 1874
July 18-20, 1874
July 21-23, 1874
July 24-26, 1874
July 27-29, 1874
Jul 30-Aug 1,1874
Aug 2-4, 1874
Aug 5-7, 1874
Aug 8-10, 1874
Aug 11-13, 1874
Aug 2-4, 1874
Aug 14-16, 1874
Aug 17-19, 1874
Aug 20-22, 1874
Aug 23-25, 1874
Aug 26-28, 1874
Aug 29-31, 1874
Sep 1-3, 1874
Sep 4-6, 1874
Sep 7-9, 1874
Sep 10-12, 1874
Sep 13-15, 1874
Sep 16-18, 1874
Sep 19-21, 1874
Sep 22-24, 1874
Sep 25-27, 1874
Sep 28-30, 1874

Oct 1-3, 1874
Oct 4-6, 1874
Oct 7-9, 1874
Oct 10-12, 1874
Oct 13-15, 1874
Oct 16-18, 1874
Oct 19-21, 1874
Oct 22-24, 1874
Oct 25-27, 1874
Oct 28-30, 1874
Oct 31-Nov2,1874
Nov 3-5, 1874
Nov 6-8, 1874
Nov 9-11, 1874
Nov 12-14, 1874
Nov 15-17, 1874
Nov 18-20, 1874
Nov 21-23, 1874
Nov 24-26, 1874
Nov 27-29, 1874
Nov 30-Dec 2,1874
Dec 3-5, 1874
Dec 6-8, 1874
Dec 9-11, 1874
Dec 12-14, 1874
Dec 15-17, 1874
Dec 18-20, 1874
Dec 21-23, 1874
Dec 24-26, 1874
Dec 27-29, 1874
Dec 30, 1874


Barkhamsted District Maps 1874 & Other Information

District 1 Map
District 2 Map (Center Hill Rd)
District 3 Map (The Hollow)
District 4 Map (The Hollow)
District 5 Map (The Hollow)
District 6 Map
District 7 Map (The Hollow)
District 8 Map
District 9 Map
District 10 Map
District 11 Map
District 12 Map
Riverton Map
Pleasant Valley Map
Winchester Map

Slade Diary Characters (in order of appearance)

Abner Slade House 1830

Albert Slade;s House 1980

Abner Slade House 1975

Abner Slade House 1980

Abner Slade House 1980

Abner Slade House 1985

Abner Slade shed 1980

Abner Slade Cattle Earmarks

Elwin Howd

Up the Hill, Hartland, CT map of Historic Homes

1869 map of West Hartland, CT

AB Tiffany Shop Center Hill Rd, Hartland

Linne Landgraf, Bill Slade, Jackie Slade Leach and Margo Fenn
study Abner Slade House photos and history.
Margo and her husband had raised their family in the Abner Slade House
on Park Road for 13 years.

The 1874 Map Directory of Names

The 1879 Barkhamsted Centenial

Barkhamsted Historic Images

William Slade of Windsor, Conn.(1910)

Experience Parker Slade Family Tree

Stanclift Family Genealogy

William Slade English Irish roots

"Labor was the son of necessity" An Albert Slade favorite by Samuel Johnson

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