|Little Home Histories, Part 44 -- Elijah Hanson.|
by Smith, Mary C.
See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 43 -- Anecdotes: Putting Up Hay.
Grandfather Elijah Hanson went to meeting one first day (Sunday), during very cold weather, and found only one other Friend (Quaker) in attendance. These two men held the meeting on the steps, for the Scriptures say, "Where two or three are gathered...." By thus conducting meeting, it was not necessary to report to monthly meeting, "No meeting held that day."
Mother does not know the name of the man who was with grandfather, when the two of them held meeting on the steps.
This meeting house was on Captina creek, near the site of a Methodist church and cemetery, and a portion of the Susanna Scribner Hanson farm.
Grandfather Hanson often talked of the meteoric phenomenon of 1833 which he witnessed.
About the year 1810, my grandmother Hanson went to school in the frame meeting house which stood on the present grounds of the Ohio Yearly meeting. My mother's school days started in a log house in Goshen Township in 1846. Her desk was a board laid on top of pegs stuck in the wall and their seats were benches without backs.
Source: Written by: Mary C. Smith.
See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 45 -- The Thomas Hobson Home.
For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.
This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.
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