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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tuesday, March 13th, 1860

To day still in Crockett and in the morning on my motion the Court quashed the bill of indictment in the celebrated Whitwell suit. In the evening I paid L.A. Miller $105.75 in cash for my note executed to him the day previous for the horse Mustapha, thus making the horse cost in cash $105.75. Weather cloudy & cold.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Monday, March 12th, 1860

To day I purchased in Crockett 2 hoes, 1 rake and some other articles which I sent home by Dick. In the evening I purchased my bay horse Mustapha at public out cry on a 12 months credit for the sum of $124.75 for which I executed my note with W.A. Stewart as my security payable to S.A. Miller who sold the horse. At home still planting corn, with 2 plows running. I also gave my note to Isaac Adair for the sum of $120 for costs in sundry cases. Weather clear and pleasant.

Crockett Argus, began publication in 1857. John C. Hepperla, publisher, died of typhoid fever at Camp McLeod, Va., in 1861. His office was located on the SW corner of the public square and he shared with W. A. Stewart and James M. Hall, who owned the building. Hepperla favored H.R. Runnels for governor in 1857, and opposed Sam Houston. "Come Now and Let Us Reason Together" was this paper's motto.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 11th, 1860

To day in the morning Sam* Sharp, John Wooters and myself went fishing with poor success. In the evening we all went to Crockett to attend Court. Darby split 159 rails. Weather cloudy & rather cool.

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


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Saturday, March 10th, 1860

To day we commenced to plant corn in the old ground with two plows running. In the evening Sam* Sharp & John Wootters came out from Crockett; Weather clear but cold. I paid Bill Hicks in cash $1. on a/c of rails.

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

YAZOO DEMOCRAT [Yazoo City, MS], March 10, 1860, p. 3, c. 1. Our neighbor grows eloquent and witty over a grape vine chair, and talks also of "grape vine committees." She thinks that grape vines are better adapted for the manufacture of chairs and wicker work than for hanging Yankees with. She also hopes that because she happened to be born in the "good old Dutch city of Albany," she may not be made a victim of the "Grape Vine Committee." We have always had our opinion of Yankees, for our own part, and that is, that as long as they behave themselves they are as good as white people, and consequently, we are decidedly opposed to hanging innocent Yankees on grape vines.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Friday, March 9th, 1860

In the morning Sam* Sharp started to town before breakfast. I made a single tree & irons etc. and started 2 plows. In the evening all hands including the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] had to fight the fire from the woods to prevent the fence from being destroyed, consequently no other work was done. The weather rather cold with N.W. wind blowing rather fresh & frost at night.

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


Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, March 8th, 1860

To day Mr. Tanner & Albert got home with the corn say 20 or 25 bus. 1 plow 1 Bull tongue, etc. In the evening the fence caught fire and consumed 10 or 12 panels which took all hands to put it out whence nothing else was done. Sam* Sharp came out in the night from town. Weather rather cool & cloudy but at night we had some frost.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. He is also the step-brother as well as the brother-in-law of JMH.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wednesday, March 7th, 1860

To day I repaired the old smoke house for the purpose of making it a corn crib, and put a new roof on it. Mr. Tanner came home having bogged down this side of town for more oxen and after dinner, he started with 2 additional yoke of oxen and negro Albert to assist him. In the evening we worked in the garden. Weather warm but cloudy.