Saturday, October 13, 2012

Monday, October 13th, 1862

To day I left Fathers on hawk, with Bill, the mules & little wagon in route for Liberty. after bidding my little woman and babies good bye also the rest of the family, we traveled to Crockett, where I was detained some time and from thence to the white rock creek where we camped for the night, having traveled 23½ miles in all. expenses of the day $8. weather clear but rather cool.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, October 12th, 1862

To day I am busy fixing up my things preparitory to my trip to Liberty. William Leaverton returned from Crockett. Dr. Murchison visited the little woman, who is doing very well, although she has some slight fever. weather clear & cold, with another frost at night.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Saturday, October 11th, 1862

To day William Leaverton rode my horse hawk to Crockett. I remained about the house. The little woman is still improving. weather clear & very cold in consequence of a strong North wind blowing. at night there was a frost, being the first of the season.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Friday, October 10th, 1862

To day I remained at home. William Leaverton rode over to Mr. Richardson's in order to arrange the matter of dispute existing between him & Father in relation to a certain iron pot of his that Father had borrowed and which was accidentally broken while at the saline. I make this note in order to refresh my mind should a law suit grow out of the difference I being a witness to the whole transaction. James Beasley came over and remained nearly all day. William returned without affecting any compromise with Richardson. The little woman still improving. weather cloudy, with occasional showers of rain. The wind blowing fresh out of the North, rendering it very cold indeed so much so as to require fires for comfort.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 9th, 1862

To day I went in company with William Leaverton in the buggy up to the mill to divide some toll corn. we were compelled to return in a very hard rain getting pretty well soaked, in consequence of which I was compelled to change my clothing. weather cloudy, warm & rainy nearly all day.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, October 8th, 1862

To day at 7 o'clock a.m. The little woman was delivered of a male child weighing 11 lbs. 1 oz. which I named "James Wrigley" in honor of my old friend James Wrigley. There was no white persons present at the birth except Mother* & myself. Dr. Murchison for whom I sent arrived too late to be of any service. The little woman and baby are doing very well. In consequence of the birth of this my first Son I took a big egg nogg which was not bad by the way. weather cloudy and warm. it commenced raining about 8 o'clock a.m. & rained throughout the day. [*The person he refers to as "Mother" is Mahala Lee Sharp Hall nee Roberts . . . who is actually his step-mother . . . as well as his mother-in-law . . . aka the mother of "the little woman" . . . and Mahala is also the 3rd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog . . . ]

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tuesday, October 7th, 1862

To day in consequence of my having divided and deeded away Father's interest in the lands that we held in common I made a new will disposing of my property differently from what my prior one done. to this last will Nellie Sharp & William P. Leaverton are witnesses. I remained about the house all day reading. weather changeable & hot.