Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 23rd, 1864

To day the boys finished planting the bottom field in corn for the second time this spring. Billy Stewart and family came up from Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and left for Crockett after a very short stop. Hicks ground 23 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and cold, with a hard frost at night.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Friday, April 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. Mr. Fitzsimmons left for Palestine, Billy Stewart & I went fishing with fine success. In the evening Billy Stewart and family drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & stopped there for the night. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] also went down to Mothers but did not stop long. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather variable & cool, with a hard rain at night.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 21st, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting the bottom field for the second time. Billy Stewart, his wife and children in one buggy and I in my own all drove out from Crockett home, where they all put up. Upon my arrival at home, I found Mr. Fitzsimmons who had just arrived from Liberty on his way to Palestine. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. I purchased from Mr. Monroe while in Crockett 10 plugs of Tobacco or 5 lbs. for which I paid the little sum of one hundred and fifty dollars or $15 per plug. Weather cloudy and warm, with a considerable shower of rain at night.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday, April 20th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. I drove my horse Rob & buggy to Crockett and stopped with Billy Stewart for the night. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cool, with indications of rain.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tuesday, April 19th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting the bottom field. Hicks attended the mill and ground 4 bushels of wheat and 7½ bushels of corn. I went fishing with the Crockett boys and had very good success. After dinner, Messers Stewart, Wingfield & Haden left for Crockett very well satisfied with their trip. Weather changeable & warm.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 18th, 1864

To day the boys commenced planting corn in the bottom field for the second time. Hicks ground 16½ bushels of corn. I rode up to the school house and paid Mr. Bodenhamer the war tax collector, my taxes also those of Sam Sharp [Samuel Houston Sharp]. In the evening Billy Stewart, William E. Wingfield and Mr. Haden came out on a fishing excursion and put up at the house. Weather variable but rather cool.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunday, April 17th, 1864

To day, Mr. Butler and his party left for Magnolia. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up and spent the day, he returned home in the evening carrying Roberta [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] home, she has been staying here for several days. At night, I had to take care of four Coshatti indians. Weather clear & pleasant but rather windy.