Saturday, January 10, 2015

Tuesday, January 10th, 1865

To day I sent the boys up to Mr. Penningtons to kill some hogs. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] finished the harness for Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and took it home to her. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a chill and fever. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat. Weather changeable and cold with a hard frost and freeze at night.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Monday, January 9th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the bottom fields. I sent Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] five bushels of potatoes and loaned her 24 lbs of cotton. Hicks ground 10 bushels of wheat. Weather cloudy and cold, with occasional showers of rain, and a hard rain throughout the night.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sunday, January 8th, 1865

To day I remained in the house reading. Weather cloudy with occasional showers of rain.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Saturday, January 7th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the bottom chopping fire wood. Sam [Samuel Houston Sharp] & I are engaged trying to ferret out the persons who broke into & robbed the mill last night but without any success. Hicks ground 21 bushels of corn and 3 bushels of wheat. At night four soldiers made another attack upon the mill to rob it again but we detected them in the act not being successful at the mill they rode over to Mr. Leaverton's and robbed Mr. Mitchell's negro man of a sack weighing about 160 lbs so much for the soldiers of the Confederacy. Weather changeable and rather cool.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Friday, January 6th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the bottom field. Hicks ground 13 bushels of wheat. I am engaged in making ? harness for Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. At night the mill was broken open and two sacks of flour stolen out by the soldiers belonging to Hardeman's brigade. The two sacks weighed about 150 lbs. Weather cloudy & rather cool.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Thursday, January 5th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the lower field. I am at work making harness ? for Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Hicks ground 9 bushels of wheat. Weather cloudy and rather cool.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wednesday, January 4th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the little field. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. The mill is engaged grinding for the Government and ground 10 bushels of wheat. Weather changeable & warm with a light shower of rain.