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February 4, took two rooms on Reliance Street at $1.25

February 5, paid $67.04 for furniture

May 6 moved to North Morgan Place, where we rented some rooms upstairs in an old fashioned house, by an alley, near the shop where I was working on Charleston Street. It was while living here their first son; John Daniel Stark was born on September 18, 1845 at North Margin, Boston.

November 14 went to Newton to interview Saints planning on going to California, on Ship Brooklyn

November 15 -went to Watertown for the same purpose.

November 30 --put down the names of our emigrants going on Ship Brooklyn.

Daniel and His Wife Adopt a Small Child

Daniel and Ann made close friends with Edwin F Bird, a cabinet maker by trade, and his wife Mary Montgomery Bird, living in Cambridge Port, Mass.

Daniel's dairy states on January 1, 1846 "Sister Bird gave birth to a daughter, and they named her Elizabeth Wallace Bird. On January 5, 1846, they went to Cambridge Port to attend Mrs. Bird's funeral. On January 14, 1846, they moved to Cambridge Port to take care of Mr. Bird's child and when she was three weeks old, at the request of Mr. Bird, they adopted the child and called her Lizzie.


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