Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tuesday, November 8th, 1864

To day I let the boys go to Barn's prairie to gather some pecans. Hicks is at work repairing the mill fore bay after doing which he ground 5 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] wove 2 yds of jeans. I worked in the shop and made two pairs of ?temples?. Weather cloudy & cold with a light sprinkling shower of rain.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Monday, November 7th, 1864

To day Bill is at work splitting rails and John hauling pine. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick. The little woman [Margaret Hall nee Sharp] wove 1½ yds of jeans. Hicks ground ? bushels of wheat and 7 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & warm, with a very high wind blowing from the South.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunday, November 6th, 1864

To day I am engaged writing up this note book. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] is still sick, all the rest have recovered. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & spent the day. Weather variable & cool.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Saturday, November 5th, 1864

To day the boys are at work in the mill. Dr. Murchison came to see the sick. Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & little Major [James Hall Sharp] are still quite sick. Wolf was also taken with fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Bird came up to see the sick. I wove one yard on the jeans, Hicks ground 9½ bushels of corn. Weather variable cold & very windy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friday, November 4th, 1864

To day the boys are still hauling wood. I sent John to Prewitt's tan yard after my shoes but did not get them. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] has recovered from her illness, but Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & little Major [James Hall Sharp] are still sick. Wolf was also taken with fever. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Mrs. Bird came up to see the sick. I wove one yard on the jeans. Hicks ground 9½ bushels of corn. Weather variable cold & very windy.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thursday, November 3rd, 1864

To day the boys are at work chopping & hauling wood. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] & little Major [James Hall Sharp] are still sick. Jim [James Wrigley Hall] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I wove a little on the jeans to try my hand. Wash Leaverton came up from Mothers and brought me $2½ sent by her to pay for the making of shoes. Hicks ground 16 bushels of corn. Weather variable & cold with a hard frost & freeze at night.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Wednesday, November 2nd, 1864

To day the boys are at work chopping & hauling wood. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] left for home and took Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] with her. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Fawn [Florence Mahala Hall] and little Major [James Hall Sharp] are still sick. I took the thread out of the loom and put it in again having missed one sley eye. Hicks ground 23 bushels of corn. Mother got 19 lbs of cotton. Weather cloudy, rainy and cold.