Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Friday, March 3rd, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & John worked in the garden. Mr. Boon & Mr. Grammar are still here. James Roberts and his Bro. William came down from their command at Magnolia & stopped for the night. Hicks ground Mr. Boon's wheat & 4 bushels of corn. I finished Jimmy's shoes. Tubbs run away from the boat yard and came home. Weather cloudy and cold with occasional showers of rain.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Thursday, March 2nd, 1865

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & John worked in the garden. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat & 3 bushels of corn. I commenced a pair of shoes for Jimmy. Mr. Boon, a soldier belonging to Lieut. Wharten's head quarters came out to the mill with 10 bushels of wheat to be ground. I let Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] have 16 lbs of cotton and Mrs. Goodwin have 22½ lbs of cotton. Weather cloudy & cool with occasional showers of rain & a hard rain at night.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wednesday, March 1st, 1865

To day John is engaged plowing in the little field & working in the garden. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat & 4 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up with her but did not remain long. Weather cloudy & cool with occassional showers of rain and a hard rain at night.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 28th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn & 6 bushels of wheat. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is at work weaving. Col. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. Two soldiers belonging to Brown's Regt. stopped for the night. Weather cloudy & cool. Thus closes my notes for the month of February.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Monday, February 27th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. Mr. Frank Pridgen & Mrs. Red. Pridgen came to mill with 11½ bushels of wheat, and remained until it was ground. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett and stopped for the night. Weather variable & cool.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday, February 26th, 1865

To day James Roberts left for the army. Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and spent the day. The Elkhart is still very full. Weather variable and cold.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, February 25th, 1865

To day John hauled a load of wood and then drove up a gang of my wild shotes. The creek is so very full that the mill can do no work the wheels being some 5 or 6 feet under water. Weather clear and cold.