Saturday, May 4, 2013

Monday, May 4th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing & replanting the corn in the bottom field. Charles Leaverton & Frank Stewart [future 2nd husband of the widowed "little woman"] came up from Father's [Joshua James Hall] on a visit. after dinner Charles left for Crockett and Frank remained all night. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I fixed the mill & ground 13 bushels of corn. In the evening Frank & Sam went out fishing with some success. weather changeable & warm. at night it clouded up & rained tolerably hard.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunday, May 3rd, 1863

To day I rode my horse Rob down to the lower field and went fishing with Frank Stewart & Charles Leaverton who returned from Crockett. we had pretty fair success fishing. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and took dinner with us. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] is still here. weather changeable & warm.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Saturday, May 2nd, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing & replanting corn in the bottom field. Charley Hall came out from Crockett to see me. I am busy working in the garden. Charles Leaverton & Frank Stewart came up on a visit. after dinner Charley Leaverton left for Crockett. Frank & Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went fishing and had some success. Frank remained with us all night. Sam ground 47 bushels of corn. weather changeable & warm in the evening however the wind hauled around to the N.E. & blew very hard at the same time it clouded up & there was a very hard rain for about one hour attended with severe thunder & lightning & some hail.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Friday, May 1st, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing & replanting corn in the bottom field. I rode down to the field & from thence to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and brought Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] home with me. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 2 bushels of corn. In the evening we went out fishing but without any success. weather changeable & warm with indications of rain.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thursday, April 30th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing & replanting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & myself drove down to Hall's bluff to visit Mrs. Stubblefield. we spent the day there & returned home in the evening. Rachael rode my horse Hawk to Crockett & back to purchase some 10 lbs coffee for which she paid $3.18 for it. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 2 bushels of corn. weather cloudy & warm with occasional light showers of rain. Thus closes the notes for the month of April.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wednesday, April 29th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing and replanting corn in the bottom field. John is still at work in hoeing the garden. I had to take up the Mill rocks and rebush the mill. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 19½ bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & back in the buggy. In the evening we set out sweet potatoe slips. weather changeable & warm.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tuesday, April 28th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work hoeing and replanting corn in the bottom field. John is at work hoeing the garden over. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & Frank [Stewart] still out hunting cows & calves with but little success. I ground 3 bushels of corn. weather changeable & very warm.