To day I rode my mule John over to see John Wortham and spent the day with him. I found poor John perfectly demented. In the evening I arrived at home & found Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts], Mrs. Byrd and Miss Wilson all there and had spent the day with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Weather variable & warm with a very high wind blowing.
*This Mahala is a 3rd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.