Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tuesday, January 30th, 1866

To day I am still at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley is still engaged in moving the Smith house. he succeeded in getting it up to the new location and blocking it up. Hicks and Albert assisted him all day. The sloop Gray Hound left for Galveston. I drove up town in company with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. we purchased 20 oranges, apples, banannas & cocoa nuts. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is better. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still sick. Weather clear and pleasant.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Monday, January 29th, 1866

To day I am at work at the Warehouse. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] drove out after Mrs. Masie, who came home with her, and commenced sewing at 6 bits per day. Hicks & Albert hauled pickets all day for Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring]. Col. Wrigley commenced moving the Smith house to a new location in order to convert it into a school house. The sloop Gray Hound arrived from Galveston with some freight on board. Weather clear and pleasant.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sunday, January 28th, 1866

To day I spent at home writing up this journal. Mrs. Beale* came over and spent the day with the little woman.** Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is better. Frank [Stewart] & Burt** are still sick. Weather clear and pleasant. 

* This Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog, and is a daughter of the creator of this quilt.

** The little woman, aka Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp, and Burt, aka Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall, are both 2nd great-grand-aunts to the Keeper of this family history blog.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Saturday, January 27th, 1866

To day I am at work at the warehouse. Col. Wrigley received a load of lumber from Beaumont to build a school house with. Hicks & Albert set out some more trees, and hauled some lumber from the cars to the school house. They also hauled some palings for Mrs. Beale [Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring]. Frank [Stewart], Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] & Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] are still sick. Weather clear & pleasant, but cold at night with another frost.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Friday, January 26th, 1866

To day Hicks & Albert are at work setting out shade trees in the house yard. I drove up town after some ax handles. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] is still sick. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] do not seem to improve any. Col. Wrigley with the hands finished the Cotton shed. Weather clear & pleasant but cold at night with a hard frost.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Thursday, January 25th, 1866

To day the boys went out and got some Mulberry trees and set them out around the house yard. I drove up town in the buggy with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] and while there purchased some articles for which I paid 12$ specie. Pet [Florence Mahala Hall] is some better. Frank [Stewart] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] are still sick. Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] had a chill & fever. I loaned Frank Stewart two dollars and fifty cents. Lelia left on the Cars for Houston in Company with Mrs. Perkins. Weather clear and pleasant but cold at night with a frost.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wednesday, January 24th, 1866

To day I am very busy loading the steamer Sunflower. I drove up town to meet the cars and mail some letters. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] went up with me. I had a full settlement with Capt. Chandler in relation to his Consignments. The steamer Sunflower then left for Galveston. Hicks and Albert went out with the little woman and got me some Mulberry trees to set out in the house yard for shade trees. Weather clear and cold with a hard frost at night.