Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friday, March 31st, 1865

To day I am still in Crockett and cannot get away as my [mule] has not yet been found. Billy Stewart tried to get my money from the negro boy York which he had stolen and succeeded in getting 30$ in new issue. The balance he had disposed off. at the mill Hicks ground 41 bushels of corn. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] got 13 lbs of cotton. Weather changeable & pleasant. Thus closes my notes for the month of March.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thursday, March 30th, 1865

To day I am still in Crockett and stopping with Billy Stewart. My mule broke out of the lot last night and made his escape. Billy Stewart's negro boy York robbed my pocket book of 250$ in new issue of Confederate Money and 1$ in specie. Cols. Gregg, Jones & Crawford took dinner at Billy Stewarts. Weather clear & cool.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wednesday, March 29th, 1865

To day I left home in company with William Roberts & rode to Crockett where I stopped with Billy Stewart. Williams Roberts returned home. Hicks ground at the mill 27 bushels of corn. Weather variable & pleasant until night when it became very cold.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tuesday, March 28th, 1865

To day Mrs. Byrd came down & spent the day and I cut out for her 2 sets of bridle fittings. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children came home from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. The mill done no grinding in consequence of the high water. The Elkhart creek is looming full and still rising. Weather variable & pleasant but there was a very hard rain at night.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, March 27th, 1865

To day Emily Peacock & Jane Milford left for their respective homes. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & William Roberts came home from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove down the(re) and spent the night. My poor old horse Hawk after a lingering illness of several months laid down and died, he had been a faithful and serviceable horse to me while living, poor old horse. I regret his death but as all must die let him go. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunday, March 26th, 1865

To day Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and spent the day. Emily Peacock & Jane Milford came over & remained all night. I am engaged in writing up this note book. Weather variable & cool with a hard rain at night.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Saturday, March 25th, 1865

To day the boys took up the mill stones & re-bushed the mill after which Hicks ground 30 bushels of corn. Nellie's little mare, Pidgeon folded a female coalt. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] had fever. Weather variable & cool with a hard rain at night.