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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Friday, January 16th, 1863

To day the boys cut up and salted down the pork that I had killed on yesterday. Sam* Sharp ground only 2 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] went over to Mr. Leaverton's to assist in nursing his infant child in it's sick, but while the child died, it was the youngest child of Mr. Leaverton being only about 4 weeks old. weather clear and very cold with a hard frost at night.

*This Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog. Margaret is his sister, and the wife of JMH.

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