Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tuesday, April 26th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing the corn in the lower field. The Crockett visitors left for home, at night Mr. Cross and lady with two gentlemen stopped for the night. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn. Weather clear and warm.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Monday, April 25th, 1864

To day the boys are at work plowing out the corn in the lower field. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up, when her, the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] went in the buggy to Dr. Murchison's and there spent the day. After they had left Capt. Stubblefield and his wife, came up and spent the day at the house with Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire]. I rode over to Mr. Keen's but did not stop long. In the evening I went fishing with fine success. Several gentlemen and ladies came out from Crockett on a fishing excursion. The following came & stopped at the house. Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Blair, Misses Gary, Stokes, Stewart, Dawson, Pritchard and Bodenhamer. Hicks ground 5 bushels of wheat. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sunday, April 24th, 1864

To day I drove my horse and buggy in company with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & children down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Mr. Fitzsimmons came down from Palestine on his way home and stopped for the night. Weather clear & cold.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Saturday, April 23rd, 1864

To day the boys finished planting the bottom field in corn for the second time this spring. Billy Stewart and family came up from Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and left for Crockett after a very short stop. Hicks ground 23 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and cold, with a hard frost at night.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Friday, April 22nd, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. Mr. Fitzsimmons left for Palestine, Billy Stewart & I went fishing with fine success. In the evening Billy Stewart and family drove down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & stopped there for the night. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] also went down to Mothers but did not stop long. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather variable & cool, with a hard rain at night.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thursday, April 21st, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting the bottom field for the second time. Billy Stewart, his wife and children in one buggy and I in my own all drove out from Crockett home, where they all put up. Upon my arrival at home, I found Mr. Fitzsimmons who had just arrived from Liberty on his way to Palestine. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. I purchased from Mr. Monroe while in Crockett 10 plugs of Tobacco or 5 lbs. for which I paid the little sum of one hundred and fifty dollars or $15 per plug. Weather cloudy and warm, with a considerable shower of rain at night.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wednesday, April 20th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work planting corn in the bottom field. I drove my horse Rob & buggy to Crockett and stopped with Billy Stewart for the night. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather changeable & cool, with indications of rain.