Friday, January 10, 2014

Ann Prior Jarvis Diary — March 21, 1884

Emmaline Jarvis Cottam. From the George and Ann Prior Jarvis Family Website.

March 21. Dolly man paid me a visit. Weather [fair?] brought a parcel from Mrs West to be sent to [Parion?] wrote to Charley.   ^it is^ Emmelines birthday gave her some Chow chow. rode in my buggy with Josey for an hour in the Evening.



Notes
Dolly man — perhaps someone named Dolly Mann? Perhaps a peddler?
Emmeline — her daughter Emmaline Jarvis Cottam, married to Thomas P. Cottam. Emmaline had one child and was expecting her second at the time this was written.
Chow chow — pickled vegetable relish made of cabbage and other vegetables, perhaps introduced to the family by the Southern settlers.
Josey — her daughter Victoria Josephine Jarvis Miles, not yet married to George Miles.


Sources
Jarvis Family Web Gallery. Digital copy of photograph. George and Ann Prior Jarvis Family Website. https://picasaweb.google.com/jarvisfamilyweb/TheEmmalineJarvisCottamBranch.

Thigpen, Susan M. "Chow-Chow Recipe for Sweet Southern Style Relish." The Mountain Laurel: The Journal of Mountain Life [blog], accessed January 10, 2014, http://www.mtnlaurel.com/recipes/752-southern-sweet-chow-chow-relish.html.

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