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.