To day Bill worked in the new ground. Sam* [Samuel Houston Sharp] is at work making Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] a pair of shoes. Hicks assisted me in the mill. we ground 10 bushels of wheat & 26 bushels of corn. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down to see Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] who is quite sick. Weather clear & cold with a rain just at night.
*This Sam and Nellie are 2nd great-grandparents to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala is the mother of Sam and Margaret. She is also the mother-in-law as well as the step-mother of JMH.