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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tuesday, March 21st, 1865

To day Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] & I in company with Mr. Dailey rode to Crockett and put up with Billy Stewart. John worked in the field. Hicks ground 6 bushels of wheat & 4 bushels of corn. Weather clear & warm.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Monday, March 20th, 1865

To day I made John drive up some wild shoats, which I marked. Hicks ground 8 bushels of wheat. Mr. Hester & William Long stopped with me for the night. Weather cloudy & cool with an exceedingly hard rain at night which raised the Elkhart creek very high or full.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunday, March 19th, 1865

To day I am engaged in writing up this journal. Billy Roberts rode down to Father's [Joshua James Hall] & spent the night. Mrs. Byrd came up & spent the day with the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp]. Weather cloudy & warm with occasional showers of rain.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saturday, March 18th, 1865

To day John is working around the house. William Roberts, Toby [Horace Oscar Hall] & Father [Joshua James Hall] came up and the former remained all night. Billy Stewart left for Crockett. Hicks ground 25 bushels of corn. Weather variable and pleasant.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friday, March 17th, 1865

To day John is engaged in hauling wood. I worked a little on Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] loom. Hicks ground 6 bushels of wheat. Wm. Roberts left for Father's [Joshua James Hall]. Billy Stewart came out from Crockett and stopped for the night. Weather variable & pleasant.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thursday, March 16th, 1865

To day John is at work in the field. I worked on Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] loom. Hicks ground 34 bushels of corn. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] drove my buggy & horse down to Mothers and brought little Jimmy [James Wrigley Hall] up home with her. he has been down there since Sunday last. Wm. Roberts came up & remained all night. Weather variable & pleasant.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wednesday, March 15th, 1865

To day the boys are at work in the mill. Hicks ground 16 bushels of corn. Father [Joshua James Hall] came up in the evening but did not remain long. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is at work weaving. Weather cloudy & cold with occasional showers of hail & rain & a frost at night.