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Childhood—Attended district school & kept house at 11. Often "Old Lady Mann" would call & her father would tell of her exploits and give the visitor a piece of Frank's pie or cake.
Teacher boarded with her for her time. Took great pride in keeping house so well she should wish to board with.
Teaching —People had heard what she did when at the Academy so thought she might teach the children in summer—Only 14 - Squire Wheeler would prefer to see her in school so they set her to teaching & "Squire Wheeler" spent a half day in school. Went home