Diary : 1 January 1869 - 31 December 1869.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .W6M3D5
Category: Family
Creator: Wolhaupter, Mary, 1838-?.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            Mary Wolhaupter was born on 12 March 1838, the daughter of Handford and Emily Wolhaupter, who lived in Carleton County, New Brunswick.   On 2 May 1871, she married George Watters and over the next ten years five children were born: James, Lottie, Allan, Hattie and Isalin. For a number of years before her marriage, Mary Wolhaupter was a teacher in Carleton County schools, and the Diary was written during that period in her life.

Handford Wolhaupter, Mary's father, was the son of John Wolhaupter, a Loyalist, who stated in his petition for land to the New Brunswick government that he had come to the Province with other Loyalists immediately after the American Revolution. John Wolhaupter had been a watch and clock maker in New York before the war, and for a time he was in business in Saint John and later in Fredericton. Both his son, Benjamin Wolhaupter and his grandson Benjamin Wolhaupter Jr. became well known jewelers and silversmiths, and the latter was also Sheriff of York County.

The Wolhaupter family was connected through marriage with other Loyalist families including: Aycrigg, Leydekker, Vandine, and Stone.

            Mary Wolhaupter kept a diary for the year 1869 when she was living in Bloomfield, Carleton County, New Brunswick.   The diary is a daily record of weather conditions, her state of health, and her role as a teacher in a small rural school.   She mentions her pupil's names, her family and friends, and visits to the  sick.   She records deaths, and many other events in the community, as well as recreational, religious and social activities.            
Originals: The original diary is held by the University of New Brusnswick Archives.
Archival Ref. No.: UNB Archives MG H174.
Finding Aids:

Finding aid available as a PDF under electronic finding aids.

Electronic Finding Aid Record: Finding-Aid_Mary-Wolhaupter_Diary.pdf
Notes: In addition to the Mary Wolhaupter Dairy, the Marjorie Watters MacMullin fonds includes two other diaries which have not been microfilmed. They are, the Alvaretta Estabrooks Diary, and the Hannah Estabrooks Diary. Both women were sisters of Ellen Jane (Nellie)(Estabrooks) Watters, the mother of Marjorie (Watters) MacMullin.

Other records in the same fond include: Amos Hayward's Church Records, 1879 - 1904 (Amos Hayward held Baptist pastorates in Carleton County and in Kings County); and family information for the Estabrooks, Vandine, Wolhaupter, Carter, Palmer and Edgar families.

Marjorie (Watters) MacMullin was the granddaughter of Mary (Wolhaupter) Watters, the author of the diary, and the great great granddaughter of John Wolhaupter, Loyalist.

Part Of: The Mary Wolhaupter Diary forms part of the Marjorie (Watters) MacMullin fonds, 1869-1991; (predominant 1869-1930). This material was received from Mrs. MacMullin by Kathryn Hilder, a reference librarian in the Harriet Irving Library and librarian in charge of the Loyalist Collection, on 5 March 1992, and deposited in the UNB Archives on loan. After Mrs. MacMullin's death, her husband, Lloyd MacMullin, donated the collection to the UNB Archives on 16 September 1998.
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