Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tuesday, October 11th, 1864

To day Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & I drove in the buggy up to the tan yard in order to get some leather, and have some shoes made. Tubbs with the little wagon & mules drove up with us hauling 18 beef hides. We were compelled to stop with Mr. Prewitt for the night. John is at work digging potatoes. Hicks ground 3 bushels of corn. Weather clear & very hot for the season of the year.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Monday, October 10th, 1864

To day the boys are at work thrashing out barley. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the night. Bill is engaged filling up the little wagon to go to Prewitt's tan yard. Martin came up with his wagon loaded with beef hides to be taken to the tan yard. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] still down at Mothers. Weather clear & cool.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sunday, October 9th, 1864

To day, Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Mrs. Bird, Capt. Stubblefield and his wife with Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] all came up and spent the day. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mother's and remained all night. Weather clear and cool.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saturday, October 8th, 1864

To day the boys are at work thrashing out barley. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] drove my John mule and the buggy and I rode hawk to Crockett and back in order to fix up and send forward Sam Sharp's [Samuel Houston Sharp] clothing. I received from Mr. Downes in Crockett five pair of shoes and 3 balls of cotton thread. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. My son James [James Wrigley Hall] attained his second year. Weather clear & cool with frost at night.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Friday, October 7th, 1864

To day the boys finished thrashing out the rye. Three soldiers of Brown's Regiment (all officers) stopped for dinner. Hicks ground 7 bushels of corn. Weather clear and cool.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thursday, October 6th, 1864

To day John is at work hauling for Mr. Keen. Bill is engaged threshing out Rye. I finished weaving out my girths and surcingles. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and spent the evening with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Weather clear and warm.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 5th, 1864

To day the boys are still hauling cotton and made one load, which finished all that I had at Mrs. Beazley's. The soldiers left that stopped here last night. I am engaged and wove out my girths. Hicks ground 2 bushels of corn. Weather clear & cool with a light frost at night.