Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tuesday, March 1st, 1864

To day Bill worked in the new ground. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] is at work making Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] a pair of shoes. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 10 bushels of wheat & 26 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to see Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] who is quite sick. Weather clear & cold with a rain just at night.

Monday, February 29th, 1864

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] made the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] a pair of shoes. The boys done nothing but ?. I ground 7 bushels of wheat. Weather cloudy and bitter cold with plenty of hail & sleet. It rained all day when it was not hailing and also rained throughout the whole night which caused the creek to raise very high. Thus I close my notes for the month of February.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sunday, February 28th, 1864

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] and I rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and remained there for dinner. Mr. Keen came over and spent the afternoon with us. Weather cloudy & cold with a rain throughout the entire day and night.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saturday, February 27th, 1864

To day the boys finished planting corn in the lower field. I ground 15 bushels of corn. Sam Sharp* arrived home on a furlough from the army. He is a member of Capt. Nunn's Company of Cavalry. Weather cloudy & warm. [*Samuel Houston Sharp is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog]

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Friday, February 26th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the lower field. I ground 16 bushels of corn, and then assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in working the garden and setting out peach ? Weather changeable and pleasant.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thursday, February 25th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. I ground 2 bushels of wheat & 4 bushels of corn. The evening I spent in writing letters. Weather clear and warm.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wednesday, February 24th, 1864

To day the boys commenced planting corn in the lower field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day there. I ground 5 bushls of wheat and 2½ bushels of corn. Maj. Smith stopped with me for the night. Weather clear and rather warm.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tuesday, February 23rd, 1864

To day I had to keep the boys home from their work in the field to assist in repairing the bottom of the mill forebay which had a large hole in it after which I ground 11 bushels of corn. my little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Weather clear and pleasant.