Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monday, February 8th, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks is at work getting logs to build the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] a hen or chicken house. The little woman rode up to Mrs. Beazly's to get some weaving done. I ground 19½ bushels of corn. In Crockett there was a negro man by the name of Sam, the property of Dr. J.A. Cooley, hung for attempting to commit a rape upon the person of Mrs. Billy Moore. Weather clear & pleasant but cold at night.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sunday, February 7th, 1864

To day I remained at home writing up this note book. Mrs. Bird and Mr. Keen came over and remained for dinner. In the evening Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and informed me that he had sold my horse Rat for which I do not thank him and require him to furnish me another horse as good. I killed 3 wild geese with my shot gun at one shoot, pretty good shot that. Weather clear and cool with a hard frost at night.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Saturday, February 6th, 1864

To day Hicks finished covering in the cribs. The other boys killed and cleaned two hogs which weighed 256 pounds. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to get some thread sized and warped. I ground 30½ bushels of corn. weather clear and cool with a hard frost at night.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friday, February 5th, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks & I worked on the mill and got it in pretty fair running order, when I ground 47½ bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cool with a frost at night.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thursday, February 4th, 1864

To day I drove my horse Rob and buggy to Crockett in order to carry Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] that far on her way home. She left Crockett in company with Dr. Stanwood in route for Liberty where she resides. Hicks is at work on the mill irons. Bill commenced plowing in the bottom field. Having become perfectly disgusted with the military rule that is now prevailing in Crockett I left for home and reached there late in the evening. Weather clear and cold with a frost and freeze at night.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wednesday, February 3rd, 1864

To day I went with Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring]* over to see the spring place and from there to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]*, where I left her to spend the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire]** also rode down to Mothers and spent the day. Mr. Keen came over with the mill irons when we put down the mill stones, but the mill not performing well we were compelled to take it up again. In the evening I drove my buggy & horse down to Mothers after Mrs. Beale, who returned home with me. weather clear & pleasant. at night however there was a considerable frost. [*Elizabeth and Mahala are both 3rd great-grandmas, and **Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma, to the Keeper of this family history blog]

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1864

To day Hicks returned from Crockett with Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring] instead of yesterday as noted, he also brought out my gutta percha band which Capt. Peacock had purchased for me. Bill hung up the pork I had salted down. Mr. Keen is still at work on the mill irons. Weather clear & cold, with a frost at night.