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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monday, February 13th, 1860

To day I went to Hall's bluff to attend the sale of the _____ of Herndon's estate, and purchased some articles. The river is in good boatable order and rising. at home Albert is still clearing. weather cloudy with light rain nearly all day.

The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Tex.)
Vol. 25, No. 41, Ed. 1, Page: 2 of 4
Wednesday, December 28, 1859
Regarding the killing of
Robert E. Herndon
at Hall's Bluff, Houston County, Texas

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sunday, February 12th, 1860

To day Darby split 37 rails, which made 100 in all and for which I paid him cash. Bill split 150 rails and Albert commenced his patch. weather fair.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saturday, February 11th, 1860

Still at work in the clearing. It was cloudy and disagreeable in the morning but became very clear in the evening and a white frost at night.

YAZOO DEMOCRAT [Yazoo City, MS], February 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 1. St. Valentine's Day will be next Tuesday. We would remind the young folks that is the day upon which, it is said, that birds mate and if we are not mistaken, it was on this day that the "stars" first sang together. We would also remind our lady friends that this is Leap Year, and if any of them want to mate us, we promise them we will not "climb a tree from them." After this announcement, we expect to receive at least a dozen Valentines, by way of opening negotiations. Any number of the most elegant kind can be found at the store of our friends, Compton & Thomas. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Friday, February 10th, 1860

To day at work in the clearing. in the morning it was clear, warm & very pleasant. a perfect spring day. But the evening became cloudy, rainy & very unpleasant. the change was quick & went from one extreme to another.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thursday, February 9th, 1860

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] received from Crockett by negro boy Dick a deed of gift from her mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] for negro woman Rachael. Still at work in the clearing. weather pleasant & clear with the wind rather fresh from the North.

*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. 


Monday, February 8, 2010

Wednesday, February 8th, 1860

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] went to Crockett, and returned in the evening. Still at work in the clearing. Weather rather pleasant but cool in the [evening?].

*This Mahala is the mother of the little woman, and is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tuesday, February 7th, 1860

To day I returned home from Crockett with Sam* SHARP who remained until dinner and then left for Crockett. In the evening I burned brush in the clearing with Louisa & Laura. Weather rather cold with the wind from the North.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog.