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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, March 15th, 1863


To day the boys finished laying up the rails they had heretofore made to enclose the mill field and there not being sufficient for the job I sent them out to split more. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and took dinner with us and from whom I purchased a pair of gold spectacles for which I paid him 25$. In the evening the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & myself drove down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] ground 13 bushels of corn. weather changeable & warm with indications of rain.


*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Sam is a 2nd great-grandpa, and is Mahala's oldest living son.



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