Saturday, August 10, 2013

Monday, August 10th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode down to see what progress they are making. Aunt Leaverton came over and spent the day with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. The sick are now all well, but there is no conjecture how long they may remain so. I ground 8 bushels of corn. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sunday, August 9th, 1863

To day Father [Joshua James Hall] and Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode down to Hall's bluff in order to retrace the line between the lands of Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mr. Beavers. Mother left early in the morning for home. The sick are all improving. I remained home writing up this journal. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 92°.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Saturday, August 8th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. The little Major [James Hall Sharp] is still sick. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] missed her chill and fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and remained all night. I ground 17 bushels of corn. weather changeable and warm with indications of rain. Ther: 90°.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Friday, August 7th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] and Conny missed their fevers and are now up. Jemima has entirely recovered. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sarp] had another chill and fever. The little Major [James Hall "Major" Sharp] was taken with the fever. Father [Joshua James Hall] stopped in for dinner as he returned home from Crockett. Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] and Ellen came up and remained all night. The water is still too low in the pond to grind. weather cloudy and rather cool for the season with occasional showers of rain. Ther: 80°.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thursday, August 6th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & Conny are still sick. Jemima missed the fever and is recovering. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had another chill and fever. In consequence of the low stage of water in the mill pond I was unable to grind my corn. weather changeable & rather cool for the season. Ther: 76°.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wednesday, August 5th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall], Conny and Jemima are still sick. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had a hard ague and fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day with us. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went fishing but with rather poor success. I ground 6 bushels of corn. weather changeable with a light shower of rain. Ther: 90°.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tuesday, August 4th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the lower field. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall], Conney & Jemima are still sick. In the evening Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went fishing and had very good success, having caught eight fine large trout weighing from 1½ to 5 lbs. I ground 2½ bushels of corn. weather changeable and hot with indications of rain. Ther: 92°.