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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 28th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn & 6 bushels of wheat. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is at work weaving. Col. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. Two soldiers belonging to Brown's Regt. stopped for the night. Weather cloudy & cool. Thus closes my notes for the month of February.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Monday, February 27th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. Mr. Frank Pridgen & Mrs. Red. Pridgen came to mill with 11½ bushels of wheat, and remained until it was ground. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett and stopped for the night. Weather variable & cool.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday, February 26th, 1865

To day James Roberts left for the army. Father [Joshua James Hall], Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] & Burt [Roberta Downes Halyard nee Hall] came up and spent the day. The Elkhart is still very full. Weather variable and cold.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, February 25th, 1865

To day John hauled a load of wood and then drove up a gang of my wild shotes. The creek is so very full that the mill can do no work the wheels being some 5 or 6 feet under water. Weather clear and cold.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, February 24th, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling wood. The Elkhart is still very full. Hicks ground 4 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy and cold with a hard rain at night.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thursday, February 23rd, 1865


To day John is engaged in hauling fire wood, I loaned Col. Smith's boy 2 yoke of oxen to haul a load of corn to the war widows. Hicks ground 18 bushels of corn. Weather cloudy & cold with a rain at night. The Elkhart is still very high. Father [Joshua James Hall] & Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up & spent the evening.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wednesday, February 22nd, 1865

To day John is engaged hauling fire wood. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Roberts] is engaged in gardening. I sent to Billy Stewart by his boy Harry 80 lbs of flour which makes 140 lbs that he now owes me for. I this day attained the 46th anniversary of my birth day. Hicks ground 20 bushels of corn and 8 bushels of wheat. weather cloudy & warm with a rain throughout the day and night. The Elkhart creek is looming high.