Monday, October 20, 2014

Thursday, October 20th, 1864

To day Bill is at work plowing the little field. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode home with her but did not remain long. I am better and work on a bridle. John had another chill and fever. Hicks ground one bushel of corn. Weather changeable and cold.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wednesday, October 19th, 1864

To day I sent the boys out after a beef, they succeeded in Killing a very fine one. I am still sick, but slowly improving. Hicks ground one bushel of corn. My daughter Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] attained the fourth anniversary of her birth day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the little Major [James Hall Sharp] are both quite sick. Weather cloudy and rather cool.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tuesday, October 18th, 1864

To day Bill is still plowing in the little field. John is still sick. I am much improved. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] & I drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy after some honey. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. At night a gentleman and lady stopped with us. Weather cloudy & cool with a light drizzling rain.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, October 17th, 1864

To day Bill is still plowing the little field. John is sick with chill & fever. I am still confined but improving. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Hicks ground one bushel of corn. Weather changeable and rather cool.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunday, October 16th, 1864

To day Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the children went out and gathered some chinquapins. I am still sick although much better. Weather cloudy and cool.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 15th, 1864

To day the boys are still plowing the field to sow Rye. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. In the evening I sent John to Crockett with the wagon to bring out a negro woman from Billy Stewart. He returned late at night without the woman but brought me a pair of ducks & present from Billy Stewart. I am much better. Two soldiers stopped for dinner. Weather cloudy and cool.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thursday, October 14th, 1864

To day the boys are preparing the little field to sow Rye. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and Mrs. Downes rode over to Mrs. Beazley's and spent the day. Billy Stewart & I went fishing with fine success. In the evening I rode down to Father's [Joshua James Hall] with him and was then taken quite sick. we returned home, & Stewart remained with me for the night. Hicks ground 3 bushels of corn. Lieut. Allen & a soldier stopped with me. Weather variable & rather warm.