To day the boys are still at work plowing in the bottom field. Hicks is at work putting up the hen house for the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came up from Mothers [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] but returned there again in the evening. I ground 17½ bushels of corn. Weather clear and pleasant, but rather cold at night.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is her mother-in-law and is Margaret's mother, as well as the mother-in-law and step-mother of JMH.