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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, January 15th, 1861

To day Billy Stewart, Frank Stewart, Genl. Beaver, John C. Hepperla and Charley Hall came to see me and remained to dinner. I then wrote some interrogatories for Genl. Beavers propounded to certain witnesses in Georgia. In the evening Billy Stewart, Frank Stewart & Charley Hall went down to Fathers [Joshua James Hall]. Genl. Beavers returned home and Mr. Hepperla remained all night with me. Mr. Harwell & Bill commenced to take down the old Machine shop, and also ground 7 bushels of corn. weather changable with a strong wind blowing from the North which made it very cold and at night there was a severe frost.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday, January 14th, 1861

To day it rained in perfect torrants, swelling the Elk Hart to its utmost capacity, and putting us in fear that the mill levy would again be washed away. towards evening however the wind hauled around to the North and the rain ceased. I concluded to tare down the old Machine shop, and commenced to remove the things out of it. Florence missed her fever, she has been for several days afflicted with the chills & fever which has greatly prostrated the dear little one, and I hope she may not have another attack of that horable disease. weather of course cloudy, and very cool.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sunday, January 13th, 1861

To day Bill hauled wood and returned the oxen. Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Roberta [Hall] came up and remained for dinner, after which Mother went home and Roberta staid with us as company for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. weather cloudy and rather warm, with occasional showers of rain.

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


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday, January 12th, 1861

To day I sent Bill down for the oxen to haul fire wood, he made 2 loads. Frank Stewart came up and went hunting. grinding small, only 2½ bushels. weather cloudy & cold.

Three years ago today . . . The Gazette says that John S Beale, formerly of Liberty county, committed suicide by taking strychnine some three weeks ago in Montgomery county. Galveston News, January 12, 1858 [This John Beale is the 2nd husband of my 3rd great-grandma, Elizabeth Lemaire Beale nee Waring. vle]

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, January 11th, 1861

To day Frank Stewart went to the Post office for me. In the evening I carried the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & Florence home in the buggy. weather cloudy cold and drizzling rain.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thursday, January 10th, 1861

To day I went to Crockett and returned in the evening. Weather changable and cool.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wednesday, January 9th, 1861

To day I went up to the mill to see John Harwell & John Williams in relation to their working the mill for the year, but Williams could not agree to the requirements wanted and thus his claim or proposition was rejected. I remained for dinner and then went to Mothers [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I loaned Father $8 in money. Weather cloudy & cold.

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