Saturday, November 30, 2013

Monday, November 30th, 1863

To day I kept the boys at home and put them to work on the mill levee, which had a small rent caused by the high water. John is engaged hauling boards. I ground 42 bushels of corn and Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 6 bushels of wheat. Fawn's [Florence Mahala Hall] arm is still improving. Weather clear and cold with a hard freeze at night. Thus closes the jottings for the month of November of incidents connected with me & in which I have any interest.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sunday, November 29th, 1863

To day I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] with the boys and while there I marked and branded two calves in the same mark and brand as heretofore noted. I remained at Mothers for dinner, after which she came up home with me to see Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall], whose arm is still improving. Weather clear and very cold with a hard freeze at night being thus far the coldest of the season.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Saturday, November 28th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is still at work running tar. In the morning early the ground was covered with sleet and when I went down to the stables I found my horse Gladiator had seriously hurt himself some time during last night. he died about 10 o'clock a.m. from the injury, thus perished the finest horse that was in the County, and one that I had refused twelve hundred dollars for. Poor old horse let him die and he has now ended his labors on earth. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still improving with her arm. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 10 bushels of wheat and 1½ bushels of corn. I had the skin taken off of Gladiator, and intend keeping the same to remind me of him. I am at work painting Mr. Cox's sign. Weather clear and bitter cold, with a hard freeze at night the ice forming ½ in. thick in all the vessels that had water in them.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 27th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work trying to run tar but with rather poor success. I rode up to the school house and while there paid my war tax of $1213. and Sam's tax of $9.50. I loaned J.H. Leaverton 200$. I borrowed from Dr. Murchison 25$. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 8 bushels of corn. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still improving with her arm. Weather cloudy and cold with a hard rain and freeze at night.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thursday, November 26th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John lost the entire day hunting his oxen. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 5 bushels of wheat. Dr. Murchison remained until after dinner in consequence of which I done no work on Mr. Cox's sign. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up to see Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] who is doing pretty well with her arm. he did not remain long. Weather cloudy and cold.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 25th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John went up to Mrs. Bird's to haul in and house her potatoes. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 4 bushels of wheat. I am still at work painting Mr. Cox's sign. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the day. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode up to Mrs. Birds and while she was absent my daughter Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] fell from the house gallery and dislocated the Radius bone of the right fore arm at the elbow joint. I sent for Dr. Murchison who came to see her and remained all night. Weather clear & cold with a hard frost at night.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 24th, 1863

To day the boys are still at work in the woods splitting boards. John is at work hauling wood. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 5 bushels of wheat. I am engaged painting another sign for Mr. Cox. Weather cloudy and cold. at night it cleared off and there was a hard frost and freeze.