Saturday, October 12, 2013

Monday, October 12th, 1863

To day the boys are at work hauling logs to complete the corn cribs. I ground 17½ bushels of corn. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting but no luck. Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] came up & spent the day. weather changeable and rather cool.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday, October 11th, 1863

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp], Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] and I went out chinquepin hunting. we succeeded in gathering a great many. so passed the day. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Saturday, October 10th, 1863

To day the boys are getting and hauling logs to complete the corn cribs. I ground 2½ bushels of corn. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] was taken with a fever and is quite sick. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting but without any success. weather clear and rather warm.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Friday, October 9th, 1863

To day the boys finished pulling and hauling corn, having made two loads. I killed two fine ducks. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came home. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up with them and spent the day. In the evening Mother & the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode up to see Mrs. Bird. In consequence of the low water the mill done no grinding. Weather clear and pleasant.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thursday, October 8th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads. In consequence of the low stage of water in pond the mill done no grinding. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] has attained the first anniversary of his birth day. in consequence of having been afflicted with so much sickness he is not so well grown or as forward as Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] was at his age. I am thankful however that he is as well as he is. Father [Joshua James Hall] sent us a quarter of beef. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I went out hunting. Sam killed 3 turkeys and I killed a brant. Sam rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there all night. weather changeable and pleasant.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wednesday, October 7th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is confined to her bed with neuralgia in the face or tiedouloureux. she has this day attained the 23rd anniversary of her birth day. I ground 9½ bushels of corn. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] went out hunting and killed a fine turkey. weather changeable and rather cool.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tuesday, October 6th, 1863

To day the boys are still pulling and hauling corn. they made two loads. I ground 7½ bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is very much troubled with the tooth ache. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to spend 3 or 4 days with her. weather changeable and warm with light showers of rain at night.