Saturday, August 24, 2013

Monday, August 24th, 1863

To day the boys are at work hauling the fodder and hay from the bottom field. They made two loads. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode Hawk down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and back. In consequence of the low stage of water I could not grind any corn. weather cloudy and warm. Ther: 91°.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sunday, August 23rd, 1863

To day I remained at home writing up this journal. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] was taken with Cholera Morbus and had a hard time of it. I sent John out to hunt up his oxen. weather changeable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Saturday, August 22nd, 1863

To day the boys finished pulling fodder and hay in the bottom field. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting with poor success. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up in the evening but did not remain long. I ground 12 bushels of corn. Jemima missed her fever & is now recovering. weather changeable and hot. Ther: 92°.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Friday, August 21st, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field pulling hay. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. I ground 3 bushels of Rye and 3½ bushels of corn. In the evening Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] returned from Crockett without having accomplished the business for which he went. weather changeable and warm with indications of rain. Ther: 88°.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thursday, August 20th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the bottom field pulling hay. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode my horse Rob to Crockett and remained there for the night. I am engaged thrashing peas. Bill is recovering from his sickness. Jemima was taken with fever and so it goes as soon as one is well another is taken down. In consequence of the low stage of water the mill could not grind. weather changeable and warm with indications of rain. Ther: 88°.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Wednesday, August 19th, 1863

To day the boys are at work in the bottom field pulling hay. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy and there spent the day. I ground 5½ bushels of corn and 6 bushels of Rye. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I thrashed out two bushels of peas. Nellie's [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] thumb is about well. Bill is still sick. weather clear & hot. Ther: 88°. Mr. Joseph Richardson of Liberty stopped for the night at my house on his way to Magnolia.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tuesday, August 18th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling fodder in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode over to Mr. Keen's and remained there until late in the evening. Nellie's [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] thumb is still improving. Bill is still sick. I ground 4 bushels of corn and then picked some peas. weather changeable and warm with light showers of rain. Ther: 90°.