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.

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.

Jarvis Family Web Gallery. Digital copy of photograph. George and Ann Prior Jarvis Family Website.

Thigpen, Susan M. "Chow-Chow Recipe for Sweet Southern Style Relish." The Mountain Laurel: The Journal of Mountain Life [blog], accessed January 10, 2014,

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