To day I repaired the mill machinery when Hicks ground 8 bushels of corn & 5 bushels of wheat. John worked in the garden. James Roberts, Nellie* [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & little Major [James Hall Sharp] rode down to Mother's [Mahala* Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & remained down there. Weather cloudy & cool with occasional showers of rain throughout the day.
*This Nellie is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. Mahala a 3rd great-grandma, and is Nellie's mother-in-law. Mahala is also the step-mother as well as the mother-in-law to JMH.