To day the boys finished planting corn in the bottom field. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & the children have nearly recovered of their colds. Mr. Fitzsimmons is still with me and assisting in the mill. we ground 20 bushels of corn. Sam* Sharp & Billy Stewart came out from Crockett, the former rode down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to see Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] and the latter stopped with me. I am sorely afflicted with rheumatism. Weather variable & cold.
*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, as well as the mother-in-law AND the step-mother of JMH.