Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tuesday, March 22nd, 1864

To day Bill is at work putting troughs in all the stalls in the stable. John is at work hauling fire wood. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] left for Crockett to join his company. I ground 7½ bushels of wheat & 2 bushels of corn. Billy Stewart and Mr. Fitzsimmons are still with me. In the evening I rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in company with Billy Stewart. we found her much improved in health. Weather clear & cold with a hard frost at night.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Monday, March 21st, 1864

To day Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] and Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Billy Stewart & Mr. Fitzsimmons are still with me. I ground 5 bushels of wheat and 23½ bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with hard showers of rain attended with occasional showers of hail. at night a frost and freeze.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sunday, March 20th, 1864

To day we were all compelled to remain indoors & sit around the fire in consequence of the cold and rain. In fact it rained throughout the entire day, and the rain was attended with a severe hail storm.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saturday, March 19th, 1864

To day the boys finished planting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & the children have nearly recovered of their colds. Mr. Fitzsimmons is still with me and assisting in the mill. we ground 20 bushels of corn. Sam Sharp & Billy Stewart came out from Crockett, the former rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the latter stopped with me. I am sorely afflicted with rheumatism. Weather variable & cold.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday, March 18th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children are still sick but somewhat better. Mr. Fitzsimmons is still with me and assisting in the mill. we ground 26½ bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] but the whole family being very sick she returned late in the evening. I let Dr. John ? have 50 lbs of flour at 60 ? per lb. Weather variable and cool for the season.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thursday, March 17th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children are all confined with severe colds. Mr. Fitzsimmons is still with me and assisted in the mill. we ground 16½ bushels of corn. Weather clear and cold with a light frost at night.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wednesday, March 16th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I ground 4 bushels of wheat. Mr. Fitzsimmons of Liberty came down from Parker's bluff and put up with me. Weather changeable & cold with a frost & freeze at night.