Saturday, April 13, 2013

Monday, April 13th, 1863

To day the boys commenced to plant the bottom field in corn. Charley Hall left for Crockett. I made Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] a pair of shoes and commenced to replant the little field in front of the house. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 30½ bushels of corn. The steamer Alamo arrived from Liberty at the Kickapoo shoals for a load of corn. weather changeable & cool with occasional showers of rain.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sunday, April 12th, 1863

To day I remained at home reading. I sent John out in hunt of the oxen. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] & Louisa came up from Mothers and brought with them a little negro boy by the name of Carroll alias Wolf which Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] had presented to the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Charley Hall came out from Crockett and remained for the night. weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain. at night it rained very hard.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Saturday, April 11th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field. I am engaged in packing bacon away in meal bran. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is at work setting out cabbage plants in the garden. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 35 bushels of corn. weather changeable & warm with a considerable shower of rain at night.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Friday, April 10th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field. William A. Stewart & I went out fishing. we had rather poor success. After dinner Billy Stewart & Charles Leaverton left in their buggy for Crockett. In the evening I assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in setting out cabbage plants in the garden. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 18 bushels of corn. weather changeable & warm but very windy with strong indications of rain.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thursday, April 9th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field preparing it for planting. Williams & Stewart and I went out fishing with pretty fair success. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove my horse & buggy down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] for the purpose of carrying Roberta [Hall] home. she has been staying here for several days. Mother is getting much better although she is still sick. Charles Leaverton came up in the buggy with the little woman. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 11½ bushels of corn and then went out hunting. he succeeded in killing a fine Turkey. weather changeable and rather cool for the season of the year.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wednesday, April 8th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field preparing it for planting. I assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in working the garden. Robert & Frank Stewart came up to see me and to the latter I loaned my horse Ratler to ride to Crockett. in the evening he returned in company with W.A. Stewart & Charles Leaverton. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 23½ bushels of corn and then drove my horse & buggy down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] after Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], all of whom returned in the evening. The little woman & myself went out fishing with tolerable success. After supper Frank Stewart & Charles Leaverton went down to Mothers & Billy Stewart remained with me all night. weather clear & pleasant.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tuesday, April 7th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work preparing the bottom field for planting. I am at work in glazing up all the windows in the house & in putting in new lights of glass where they were needed. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 5 bushels of corn. Roberta [Roberta Hall] is still up here. weather clear and pleasant.