To day Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] rode down to see Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] who is still confined to her bed. Nellie* [Mary Alexanderien Sharp nee Lemaire] & Margaret Hall [his daughter?] are still down at Mother's. I remained at home writing up this journal. weather cloudy & cold. at night it cleared off & there was a considerable frost. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] covered up most of her garden vegetables, and none of them were seriously hurt by the frost.
*This Sam and Nellie are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma and is Sam's mother. Mahala is also the mother-in-law as well as the step-mother of JMH.