Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tuesday, January 22nd, 1861

To day Father & Mother passed through Crockett on a visit to Mrs. McDonalds. I took dinner in their company at Mr. Downes' and in the evening returned home from Crockett. found the little woman & Florence still down at Mothers, to which place I went to see them and remained there all night with them. weather changable and cool.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Monday, January 21st, 1861

To day Father came up with the mules, and took the little woman & Florence down in the buggy to see Mother. I went to Crockett on Hawk and stopped with Billy Stewart. I succeeded however in transacting no business. weather changable & cool.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, January 20th, 1861

To day I sent Bill to the Post Office and to hunt the oxen, but without success. I remained home all day reading, with nothing to chronicle. weather changable & cool.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Saturday, January 19th, 1861

To day we are still at work pulling down the old shop. weather changable & rather cold.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friday, January 18th, 1861

To day Father & Mother came up to see us, and remained until after dinner. We are still engaged in taking down the old shop. we ground but 7 bushels of corn. weather fair but cold and a hard frost at night.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thursday, January 17th, 1861

To day I went to Leaverton's gin to see about some cotton. We succeeded in taking down the upper story of the old Machine shop. I let the widow Hall (Charley) have one bushel of meal on a credit for $1.50. weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain and very cold.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wednesday, January 16th, 1861

To day John Harwell & Bill are engaged in taking down the old Machine shop and succeeded in taking off the roof & the rafters. In the evening Billy Stewart came up and he and Mr. Hepperla left together for Crockett. I sent Bill for my horse, he having jumped out of the stable last night and ran off down to Fathers. Bill returned at night with him. weather clear & rather cool.