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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tuesday, March 20th, 1860

To day Sam* Sharp went back to Crockett. I repaired my wagon to go to Crockett. The hands are busily engaged breaking out the middle ? box between the corn rows. Weather clear but rather cool.

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


Friday, March 19, 2010

Monday, March 19th, 1860

To day I went to Crockett and returned in the evening in company with Sam* Sharp. at home the hands finished planting corn. weather clear.

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


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sunday, March 18th, 1860

To day Bill Hicks split me 100 rails. In the evening I went fishing with no success. Weather cloudy & rather cool.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturday, March 17th, 1860

To day I started 3 plows planting corn. I also received notice and a quietus (but I say no more on this subject) I also paid Darby all I am due him for splitting rails save 59 for which I still owe. Weather clear pleasant.

YAZOO DEMOCRAT [Yazoo City, MS], March 17, 1860, p. 2, c. 4. Negro's Crop.—Our attention was directed to a load of five bags of cotton in Broad street this morning, and we were informed that it was the crop of the "house gang" (for the information of our friends up towards the North pole, we will tell them that the house gang signifies the cook and negro children about the house too young for regular work) belonging to Mrs. O'Conner, of Mount Vintage, Edgefield district, S. C. The cotton was of extra quality, and brought 12½ cents, producing nearly $250 for the cook-woman and her little "drab shets," a very comfortable sum to spend in luxuries, and more money than thousands of poor men and women in New England see in one sum in the whole course of their lives. Augusta Dispatch.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 16th, 1860

To day I purchased some articles at the sale of the effects of W. F. Wall decd. and in the evening returned home and found the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] well. Still planting corn. weather clear & pleasant but cool with frost at night.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, March 15th, 1860

Still in Crockett and to day it rained the whole whole time with no business doing at home or abroad. weather cold, & very unpleasant.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 14th, 1860

To day still in Crockett, and on this day I lost my 500$ suit against Cooper, thus paying pretty dearly to accommodate a friend. at home still planting corn with 2 plows running. Weather cloudy & very cold with frost at night.