Kate and Mr. McLean’s daughter Anna came on the 11 o’clock train — Little Sarah has been so anxious to see Kate that she counted the hours till her arrival — This afternoon Mr. Burgess, Mrs W. D. Bailey & Maggie called.
Kate Dawes McLean is Julia's niece and the daughter of Sarah Cutler Dawes. She had lived at the Old Stone House with the Cutler family for many years but married Rev. Samuel McLean in February, 1864 and moved to West Alexander, Pennsylvania. He was a widower with several children. It seems that Kate spent much of her time caring for her husband and his children who were often ill.