Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the new ground. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] returned from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Billy Stewart and Billy Wingfield left for Crockett. I let the latter have 50 lbs of flour for which he owes me 30$. Hicks ground 16 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and warm.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monday, May 2nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. Billy Stewart and Billy Wingfield came out from Crockett. I went fishing with them. we had good success. I caught the largest trout that has ever been caught out of the mill pond. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the night. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sunday, May 1st, 1864

To day I took Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] with me and went fishing in the lower creek. we had fine success. Mrs. Byrd came down and spent the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers' [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and carried Toby with her home. Mr. Butler from Magnolia on his way home to Cold Springs stopped. Weather clear and warm.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saturday, April 30th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work in the lower field. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode up to Mrs. Byrd's but did not remain long. I worked in the garden in the forenoon and went fishing in the evening with fine success. Hicks ground 10 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and very warm. Thus closes my notes for the month of April.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Friday, April 29th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing corn in the lower field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Hicks ground 5 bushels of corn. Weather changeable and very warm.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Thursday, April 28th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing the corn in the lower field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children and I, rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and spent the day. Hicks attended the mill and ground 20 bushels of corn. Weather clear and very hot for the season.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wednesday, April 27th, 1864

To day the boys are still at work plowing the corn in the lower field. Mrs. Byrd came down and spent the day. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I went fishing with pretty fair success. Hicks attended the mill and ground 20 bushels of corn. Weather clear and warm.