Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tuesday, March 28th, 1865

To day Mrs. Byrd came down & spent the day and I cut out for her 2 sets of bridle fittings. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and children came home from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. The mill done no grinding in consequence of the high water. The Elkhart creek is looming full and still rising. Weather variable & pleasant but there was a very hard rain at night.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, March 27th, 1865

To day Emily Peacock & Jane Milford left for their respective homes. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & William Roberts came home from Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] and the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove down the(re) and spent the night. My poor old horse Hawk after a lingering illness of several months laid down and died, he had been a faithful and serviceable horse to me while living, poor old horse. I regret his death but as all must die let him go. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunday, March 26th, 1865

To day Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and spent the day. Emily Peacock & Jane Milford came over & remained all night. I am engaged in writing up this note book. Weather variable & cool with a hard rain at night.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Saturday, March 25th, 1865

To day the boys took up the mill stones & re-bushed the mill after which Hicks ground 30 bushels of corn. Nellie's little mare, Pidgeon folded a female coalt. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Josephine [Josephine Martha Hall] had fever. Weather variable & cool with a hard rain at night.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Friday, March 24th, 1865

To day John is at work in the point field. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. I loaned him my compass & "Flint's" work on surveying. Hicks ground 9 bushels of wheat & 26 bushels of corn & 3 bushels of rye. Weather clear.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thursday, March 23rd, 1865

To day Billy Stewart and Billy Roberts went out hunting and killed a fine turkey. Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mr. Crow spent the day with us. John worked in the field. Hicks ground 7 bushels of wheat & 12 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] rode down to Mothers [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & spent the night with her. Weather clear and pleasant.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wednesday, March 22nd, 1865

To day I let Mr. Monroe have two bales of cotton which weighed 486 & 513 lbs. He paid me 25$ towards them. The cotton was sold at 6¢ per lb. In the evening Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], Billy Stewart & I returned to the mill. Hicks ground 12 bushels of corn & 6 bushels of wheat. Weather clear & pleasant.