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William Stewart
Daily Journals
1853 to 1914



William was born in Ohio 3 Jul 1832 moved to Jennings County Indiana in 1852, settling in Spencer Twp.
    His journals are remarkable in that they cover local history as well as family events. He tells of hearing lots of talk of the war coming in 1861. How they moved the house down with 11 yoke of cattle. The river rising and always the weather to contend with, too dry quickly followed too wet. Fording the river was a common occurrence and at times prevented them from attending church.

    William writes of the death of his son Wilbur, who died Sep 24, 1875 at the age of two. To be followed by his beloved wife's death on Nov 22, 1875. As he says, "It is a very sad time for me." He is left with 3 small children, Lawrence, Emma & Ed.

    The following year he married Serelda Spencer Gibbs. Serelda was widowed from George Gibbs and she had 2 children, Charles & Richard, living at the time of her marriage to William Stewart. She and William have two more children, Joe & Bess.

    William was a prosperous farmer owning a great deal of land and loaning money to people at times. From his notes only one man failed to repay his debt to him...Dessie Meek.

    A strong man who did what had to be done without complaining and set a fine example for his children. His last years were sad in that rheumatism was so painful he was unable to move enough to take care of his farm. He died 1914. Serelda lived until 1921.

It was a privilege to transcribe William's journals. Every effort was made to do it accurately.
The goal is to contribute to William's history being accessible to all, now and in the future.
Transcribed and contributed to Jennings County INGenWeb by: Lois Bertram
Wapakoneta, OH

This next section is on the family members both ancestors and descendants of William and his wives.

John Stewart
B: 3 Jul 1807 OH D: 18 Sep 1850 CA
Married: 1831
Mary Shinn
B: 19 May 1810 NJ     D: 6 May, 1889 IN
Children:
William b: 3 Jul 1833 OH d: 9 Mar 1914         (M: 1. Jemima Gannon 1866 2. Serelda Spencer Gibbs 1876)
Margaret Ann b: 26 Jan 1836 d: 17 Sep 1880 (M: Big Francis Gannon, 14 Nov 1855)
Elizabeth Jane b: 1838 d: 1923         (M: 1. Little Francis Gannon, 26 Sep 1866 2.Allen Hartwell, 25 Jun, 1908)
Nancy b: 1839 (M: Mullen)
James b: 1840 d: 1924 (M: Mary Walker, 3 Aug 1871)
Hugh b: 1844 d: 18 Feb1902 (M: Elma Hull )
Melissa (Lissie, Lis) b: 1845 d: 28 Apr 1903 (M: Sebe Ewing, 4 May 1875)
Note: Mary Shinn's obit says 4 boys, 4 girls


SHINN
Vincent Shinn, Sr.
B: 1745 New Hanover, Burlington, NJ D: 6 Oct 1784
Married:
Elizabeth Budd
B: 1743 New Hanover, Burlington, NJ D: 1798 New Hanover, Burlington, NJ
Children:
Susannah     2 Mar 1773 Burlington, NJ
Isaiah     11 Mar 1775 "
William B.     1 Jun 1777 "
Abigail     16 Jul 1779 "
Israel     1780 "
Israel     28 Sep 1781 "
Vincent Shinn     23 Mar 1784 "
Charles     1785 Mount Holly, Burlington, NJ

William B. Shinn
B: 1 Jun 1777 Burlington, NJ D: 1818 Columbiana, OH
Married: 16 Aug 1797, Burlington, NJ
Elizabeth Jones
Children:
Washington 17 Jul 1798 Burlington, NJ
Elizabeth 25 May 1800 "
Margret Webb 21 Aug 1801 "
Abraham Jones 6 Jul 1803 "
Susan 24 Aug 1805 "
Isaac 20 May 1808 "
Mary 19 May 1810 Burlington, NJ D: 6 May 1889 IN
Ann 14 May 1812 "
Hannah 25 Sep 1814 "
William 2 Mar 1817 "


William Stewart
B     3 Jul 1832     OH     D:     9 Mar 1914 IN
Married - 26 Apr 1866 IN
Jemima Gannon
B:     28 Aug 1838     NY     D:     22 Nov 1875 IN
Children:
Lawrence     b: 27 Feb 1867     IN     d: 1944     IN     (M: Maggie Euler, 10 Oct 1889)
Emma P.     b: 29 Feb 1869     IN     d: 1959     IN     (M: John George Euler, 22 Apr 1880 & ? Kestner)
Edward     b: 1 Dec 1870     IN     d: 1937     IN     (M: Anna Spencer, 8 Aug 1905)
Wilbur     b: 17 Sep 1873     IN     d: 24 Sep 1875     IN    (buried Six Mile Cemetery)
Abram Gannon
B: 1805 NY D: 21 Apr 1881
Married:
Phebe _____ D: 13 Oct 1887
Children:
Francis b: 1832
Emily b: 1835
Jemima b: 1838 NY d: 22 Nov 1875 IN
Amelia b: 1841 IN
William b: 1843 IN
Edmond b: 1845 IN
Alfred b: 1848 IN
Prentis b: 1851 IN
Alice b: 1856 IN

William Stewart
Married - 23 Aug 1876 IN
Serelda Spencer Gibbs
B:     8 Jul 1838     IN     D:     9 Apr 1921 IN
Children:
Joseph b: 2 May 1878 d:    (M: Sadie Shaw)
Bessie b: 22 Aug 1880     IN     d: 7 Feb 1965     IN     (M: Joseph Bertram, 15 Jan 1902)
Note: Serelda widowed from George Gibbs and has 2 children living at time of marriage to William Stewart...
Charles Gibbs b: 1860 d: 27 Jul 1893, MI      Richard Gibbs b: 1865 d: 21 Oct 1916, Mexico

Amasa Spencer
B: 6 Jun 1760 Albany, NY
D: 10 Jul 1848 Jennings Co., IN
Wife 1, ??. 2, Polly Meek 15 Dec 1801. 3, Nancy Jasper 4 Oct 1827. 4, Priscilla Meek Fitzgerald, 5 Jan 1835.
His father: Ahymiz Spencer b: 1721 Haddam Co., CT d: 1831 Illinois
His mother: Mary Wetmore
His children:
Polly (Abner McWhorter) M: 19 Aug 1801
James (Polly Gadberry) M: 11 Feb 1808
Sally (Wm Meek) M: 1 Mar 1810
Samuel (Elizabeth Garrett) M: 13 Feb 1815
Anna (Jessee Parsley) M: 10 Nov 1817
Robert (Ellen Walker) M: 1 May 1821
Jane (John Cambest)
Margaret - Peggy (Obediah Smith) M: 19 Mar 1822
David (Elizabeth Stephens) M: 11 Nov 1823
Moses (Joanna Stephens b: 1805) M: 25 Nov 1826
Amasa Jr. (Nancy Meek) M: 9 Feb 1833
Nathan J. (Julia Childs) M: Feb 1840
Betsy (Meek)
Nancy (Nathan Fitzgerald) M: 31 Aug 1833
NOTE: SPENCER TWP, Jennings County - is named in honor of Amasa Spencer He fought in the American Revolution for 5 terms from 1777 to 1782.

SAMUEL SPENCER
B: 1790 Pulaski, KY
D: 21 Sep 1875 Jennings Co., IN
M: Elizabeth Garrett (b: 1792 VA) 13 Feb 1815 KY
Children:
William C. b: 1816 Pulaski, KY M: Elizabeth Tate 17 Dec 1835
John G. b: 1820 Pulaski, KY M: Sarah A.
Elizabeth b: 1822 Pulaski, KY M: Edward Marsh
Sarah Emma b: 7 Aug 1825 Pulaski, KY M: Aaron L. Swarthout
Mary b: 1827 Pulaski, KY M: Willis Barnes
Samuel A. b: 1830 Pulaski, KY M: Sarah Jane Ewing
James b: 1831 IN
Serelda b: 1838 M: George Gibbs 1859 & William Stewart 1876

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1853 - 1858
William S. Stewart Daily Journal

1853
Vernon

Jan 1    One stack hay     4.50
One stack oats    7.00
Three bushel corn     1.00
3 dito     1.10
Two five bushel of bran at 10     0.50
Five bushel corn     1.50
To one stack     4.00
To 4 bushel corn     1.50

Feb 7    To ten bushel of bran at 12.1/2     1.25

1854

Aug 5    The amount of fruit sold this year.
Six bushels of apples .25     2.50
Potatoes 6 at .50     3.00
We moved out on Timothy Jayne's farm on the twenty 26 day of January 1854.

Wood sawing for the Madison and Indiana Peerless Railroad Company. This 6 day of December 1853
6 one day     1.00
8 one day     1.00
10 one day     1.00
24 one day     1.00
For hauling wood     .50
For hauling iron     .75
For hauling wood     .75
      PAID

Sep 8, 1854
Hiram Whitcomb two bushes apples at .40     .80
One peck of quince at .50 a piece.

Jan 24, 1855     For hauling 1,000 ft of lumber to Vernon.     2.50

Mar 6, 1855Mar 6, 1855 Bought off Moses Spencer twenty bushels of corn at .75 per bushel. 15.00 Bought off Moses Spencer twenty bushels of corn at .75 per bushel.Mar 6, 1855     15.00

Aug 6, 1855 The amount of wheat raised in Jennings County in 1855 was bushels 140, in 1856 was 141. 1857 was 145.

Paid to John Wrape part of his share of thrashing since we finished thrashing is the sum of 3.00.

The amount I received for thrashing is from Phillip Riley, the first is 4.50
Stotard paid 1.00
Hartwell paid 2.00 Childs paid 2.50
P Hartwell paid .75
Keley(?) paid 4.00
Nooen paid 1.50
H. Gannon paid 2.00

The amount of thrashing I received...1857
Wrape 5.50
Birk 4.00
Gordon 3.00
Corigon 4.00
Dolton 3.00
Faron 4.40
McQuade 4.00
Caiton 6.82
Mullen 12.00
Nooen 5.00
King 4.00
Dortis 5.25
Win 9.48

Dec 25, 1857
Otis Mullen in settlement     fifty one cents .51
Trip to Madison one dollar 1.25
Tar for Gannon .05
Horse of Chases .12
Ttl     1.93

Amount due you for thrashing grand 6.40
Subtracted 1.93
Leaves four dollars and 4.47

1858

William S. Stewart's Daily Journal
Note: There is some confusion as to the year of this journal, it is 1858 but he makes reference to other years in it as well.

April 28     Built fence and repaired fence on the _____. It is a pretty day today and is warm. It looked like rain some today.

Apr 29     Went to town to Lickskillet (North Vernon) today to get the money for the wheat at Robison's and got $40. Come home and planted potatoes. It is a warm day today.

Apr 30     Split rails today. It is warm day.

May 1     Split rails today. It is very warm day.

May 3     Harris Gannon started for Iowa today. It rained today and is warm. We was hauling rails in the field.

May 4     It is raining and is a wet time and warm. The trees is in most full leaf now.

May 5     Wheat is worth from sixty to sixty-five cents now at Vernon. Cheap and not likely to be any more for the crops look well now. May 6     Paid to Otis Mullen on the note $60.00.

May 7     Heaping up brush on the slash. It is very wet and most under foot.

May 8     Not plowed none for corn yet. It is too wet yet and still rains on.

May 9     Cool day and the ground is wet.

May 10     It had been raining all day today and nothing done today.

May 11     Another wet day today and is quite cool for the season. No prospect of planting yet.

May 12     Warm today and pleasant.

May 13     Warm day.

May 14     Very hard rain on tonight. We have just been logging in the corn ground.

May 15     The ground is very wet, none plowed yet for corn. It is too wet.

May 16     Cool day and misseled rain. Slow time for business this time of the year. The trees is in full leaf.

May 17     Warm day and the ground is wet. A hard rain this evening and is cool.

May 18     Commenced to log up our logs on today. The ground is very wet for the season.

May 19     It is a nice cool day today and we are going to finish logging our piece off.

May 20     George Herron was married tonight or this evening.

May 21     Very nice day overhead but the ground is very wet. Too wet to plow yet. We have not plowed none yet.

May 22     Went to town today. It is a fine day and is warm. The ground is wet. Not much corn planted yet.

May 23     Been to church today and heard Will preach. It is very warm day today.

May 24     Commenced to plow for corn today. It is most too wet to plow yet. It rained and we quit.

May 25     Very high waters and it still keeps on raining most every day and is quite wet.

May 26     It is very cool like day and is quite a wind. The ground is very wet, too wet to plow.

May 27     We was deadening some timber today on the slash. It is quite wet. It is quite warm today.

May 28     We was down to mill to Whitcomb's today and came home and tried to plow. It is too wet yet to plow.

May 29     James L. Shinn died May the 19. Heard it today. We are plowing this forenoon on the slash beside the rye. It is too wet yet. (note: believe he is son of Abraham Jones Shinn)

May 30     Rain this morning at 10 o'clock. It has come out a fine day and is right warm and pleasant.

May 31     Hauling out manure on the corn ground. It is very wet hauling. The ground is soft.

Jun 1     Commenced to plow for corn today, the clover piece. It is a warm day.

Jun 2     Plowing for corn and burning logs up. It is a wet time to burn and heavy rain on tonight.

Jun 3     Finished plowing today in the clover piece and planted some little this evening. It is very warm.

Jun 4     Planted the piece over. Done at 4 o'clock and it is going to rain hard now.

Jun 5     Wet day and we was trying to plow on the slash for buckwheat but it is too wet.

Jun 6     Very pleasant day after raining all night. Very little corn planted yet.

Jun 7     The wheat is mostly in head now. The wheat is very much hurt with the wet weather.

Jun 8     Planted corn on the slash today and finished planting our potatoes. The ground is very wet at this time.

Jun 9     Was trying to plow some for corn in the field by Gannon's. It is very swampy and wet at this time.

Jun 10     Very wet time. I has been raining all day by pails. The ground is full of water now.

Jun 11     Again there has been rain all day. Mostly in showers. It is too wet to be pleasant.

Jun 12     Very pleasant day. It is cool like day for the season. The wheat looks tolerable well at the ___.

Jun 13     Was over to Frank's a splitting rails or stakes. Sunday very pleasant day today.

Jun 14     Was over to Frank's today splitting up some rails. Pleasant day.

Jun 15     Was plowing and replanting corn and chopping cord wood. The weather is fine today.

Jun 16     Finished plowing our ground for buckwheat at noon today. Then went over to plow at Dorty's for buckwheat.

Jun 17     Plowing at Dorty's. Is a very warm day, as warm a day as there has been this summer. Elizabeth Hinchmen died this morning.

Jun 18     Went to the funeral at Hinchmen's today.

Jun 19     Jim has been plowing corn today for the first time. The weather is very warm. I am helping Frank to log.

Jun 20     We went to meeting today at Hardenburgh. (Hayden)

Jun 21     Plowing our wheat up on the slash and I myself helping Frank log.

Jun 22     Helping to log today. The weather is very warm, indeed it is s___.

Jun 23     Cultivating corn and hoeing corn. This is the second time of going through.

Jun 24     Hoeing corn this forenoon and went to the log rolling in the afternoon at Frank Gannon's.

Jun 25     Worked out our time on the road today. The day is very warm. The weather is very warm.

Jun 26     The day is very warm. We have just finished hoeing our corn today. The wheat is about ripe now.

Jun 27     The grain is about ripe and fit to cut. The weather is very warm for the last few days.

Jun 28     Commenced to cut wheat today for the first. The weather is uncommon warm. Too warm to work hard.

Jun 29     Cut wheat today. Again the day is uncommon hot and I am most sick.

Jun 30     Cut wheat out in the far field. Next grass on the ground where we raised oats.

Jul 1     Commenced to cut our clover today. Tis a good time to make the hay for the sun is so warm.

Jul 2     Mowed today out in the clover. Frank is a helping us to mow and haul hay.

Jul 3     Cut white wheat and oats. Frank Gannon has helped us today.

Jul 4     This is a very pretty day and is tolerable warm. I have been in the house most all day with the sore throat.

Jul 5     Cut wheat today. Frank and Otis is helping us. I am not doing anything at all today for my throat is sore.

Jul 6     Finished cutting our wheat and rye today. Frank and Otis is helping us.

Jul 7     We are helping Frank to cut his wheat today and we finished it up.

Jul 8     Mowing today. Again it is uncommon warm. Jack Hut (?) is helping us today.

Jul 9     Hauling hay this forenoon and mowed this afternoon. The ground is quite dry.

Jul 10     Mowed some more and finished our stack of hay. The ground is quite dry and warm.

Jul 11     There has been a very nice rain today. It will do a great deal of good to corn.

Jul 12     Sowed our buckwheat and plowed our corn and potatoes. The day is very cool and pleasant.

Jul 13     We was a mowing some today. We brought the colt home from Liker's(?) this morning. Traded yesterday.

Jul 14     Hauled hay and stacking hay today. The day is not very warm.

Jul 15     Commenced to mow our orchard today and finished stacking hay.
Jul 16     Hauled our hay in the orchard this afternoon.

Jul 17     We finished sowing buckwheat today. The day is very warm. Thomas Gannon got hurt today.

Jul 18     Quite a pleasant day today. Today the ground is getting quite dry at this time.

Jul 19     Finished our hay today and we are a going to haul in our wheat next.

Jul 20     We commenced to haul our wheat in today.

Jul 21     Hauling wheat today still and we will make a finish of it today yet.

Jul 22     Thomas Gannon died this morning and is buried today. We finished our harvesting today.

Jul 23     We was a plowing some today next to the road on the slash for wheat. The ground is very dry.

Jul 24     Went to town today for to get things fixed for to thrash on Tuesday next.

Jul 25     This is a right warm day and the funeral sermon was preached at Mrs. Gannon on today.

Jul 26     Moved our thrashing machine to Riley's on today for to thrash tomorrow.

Jul 27     Thrashed at Riley's for the first time this year. The weather is warm today.

Jul 28     We was a thrashing at Riley's today again and we finished his wheat.

Jul 29     Thrashed at Hayne's today. The day is quite warm and there was a shower.

Jul 30     Commenced Chases on this morning and finished and went to Liter's(?) and thrashed.

Jul 31     Thrashed at Magen's today and moved over to Gannon's and set.

Aug 1     This is a very warm day. Indeed it is and it looks like rain.

Aug 2     Thrashing at Abram Gannon's and then went to Oats (Otis) Mullen's and finished his. The weather is very warm.

Aug 3     Went to David Marick's and set the machine and then came home.

Aug 4     Thrashing at Marick's today and we will move to Mac tonight.

Aug 5     Thrashed at Mac Manimon's today and moved over to Birk's and finished for them.

Aug 6     Thrashed at Patrick Nunn's. The day is very warm and the ground is very dry.

Aug 7     Thrashed at Bains today and finished.


Aug 11     August 11 Remember

Aug 12     We finished harvest time Hugh Stewart 1865

Aug 13     Hugh Stewart


Sep 4     Finished cleaning our wheat today. Bushels is one hundred fifteen.

Sep 6     Commenced to plow for wheat today.

Sep 9     Finished thrashing today.

Sep 10     Finished cleaning wheat today.

Sep 12     This is ___ day and it is tolerable warm.

Sep 13     Commenced to plow for what. The ground is very dry and hard for to plow. Sowed wheat today.

Sep 15     Finished sowing over slash to wheat today. Number of bushel 13.

Sep 16     Went to the fair on today. It is very cool day.

Sep 17     Sowed some wheat out in the far field today.

Sep 18     Gannon's sale today

Sep 19     Hugh Stewart

Sep 20     Hugh Stewart

Sep 24     Sowed the corn ground to wheat today. Bushels 6.

Sep 28     Mother started to Ohio this morning.

Sep 30     There was a good rain tonight. It has wet the ground right.

Oct 1     Finished sowing our wheat out in the field next to Wrape's today. The ground is wet.

Oct 2     Commenced to sow our wheat in the field next to Gannon's.

Oct 8     Finished sowing wheat today in the field next to Gannon's.

Oct 9     Cut out buckwheat today.

Oct 10     Plowed for Francis Gannon today for wheat.

Oct 11     Thrashed our rye today.

Oct 12     Thrashed our buckwheat on today, the piece at home.

Oct 15     Finished our buckwheat today.

Oct 27     Got my boots today off Tyler.

Oct 29     We commenced to cut corn wood today for the railroad.

Oct 30     Hugh got his boots today off Tyler.

Nov 1     There has been a great deal of rain within the last week and the ground is wet.

Nov 10     Went to N. Vernon.

Nov 11     Went to Vernon

Nov 14     First snowfall on this night.

Nov 17     Killed our hogs on today. Is quite cool and frost.

Nov 20     Quite a snow on today. It has been snowing all day.

Nov 21     It is enough now to make a sled run quite well.

Nov 22     There has been a great deal of snowfall today but it melts off as fast.

Nov 27     N. Vernon Jennings County Indiana 1866

Nov 28     Mary Gannon married today.

Dec 3     Frank cut wood for us. Finished on today.

Dec 4     Great deal of rain on last night and today. The ground is very wet. We now have about 60 cord of wood cut.

1861

Inside Cover:    The property of William Stewart, near six mile, Jennings Co., Indiana


Jan 1 We were cutting rail timber on the Slash today. The day has been very pleasant. The ground is froze. Jan 1     We were cutting rail timber on the Slash today. The day has been very pleasant. The ground is froze.

Jan 2     I was chopping some rail timber on the Slash today. The ground is froze.
Jan 3     We were pulling some corn off on Tyler's field this forenoon. Then went to town.

Jan 4     We was pulling some corn and hauling today off Tyler land.

Jan 5     We finished our corn today on Tyler's. The day is cold and the ground is froze.

Jan 6     I was at home all day. The ground is thawing.

Jan 7     I have been husking corn all day today in the barn. The ground is muddy.

Jan 8     I have been splitting rails today on the Slash. Wheat is .95 per bushel.

Jan 9     I finished our corn today in the barn. Off of Tyler I am of bushels in all one. 15 in all.

Jan 10     I was splitting rails in the Slash. The ground is mostly thawed.

Jan 11     I split some rails. Snow fell fast this morning. Wheat bu .90

Jan 12     We was hauling some wood for to burn, then went to town this afternoon.

Jan 13     I was down to Mullen's the most of the day. I was not at church today.

Jan 14     There was a great rain last night and most all day today. I have not done anything today.

Jan 15     Jim and I was chopping some this forenoon as there was no school till 10. Rain this afternoon

Jan 16     I was chopping some rail timber today on the Tyler's place. The ground is very full of water and is muddy.

Jan 17     I was chopping some more rail timber on Tyler's. Ground is dried up fast. Last night was windy. Wheat is .90 - .95.

Jan 18     I went to town today for to get Tim's boots. .60 I quit chewing tobacco today.

Jan 19     We was splitting rails on the Tyler place. Windy frosty.

Jan 20     Me and Jim went to church to Hardenburgh. Very muddy and rough today. Froze at night and thawed in daytime.

Jan 21     Built up the fence on Tyler's today, this morning. And I cut some briars.

Jan 22     We went to town on today. Very rough. The price of wheat is from .86 - .90.

Jan 23     We was weighing some hay at the barn for Birk. He got one ton at the sum of 10.00. rain today.

Jan 24     I was at town today. Very cold and is freezing.

Jan 25     I was cutting stalks today on the wheat. Out at F r g (?) Chase sold out today. Cold day.

Jan 26     Cut some more stalks on till noon. Then split some rails. (hard moved here 7 yea on wheat now)?

Jan 27     At home all day. Right cold today. Tom, ox is sick and we are a doctoring him.

Jan 28     Went to town this morning for to get some medicine for Tom, ox. He is sick.

Jan 29     Killed our hogs today. Very pretty day for winter.

Jan 30     Nothing much done today. Tom, ox, is sick at this time.

Jan 31     Tom, ox, died this morning. We took off his hide, then went to town.

Feb 1     Jim and I went to Rust's sale today. Rained all day and is raining tonight yet.

Feb 2     Not doing much of anything. Jim and Hugh went after the sheep.

Feb 3     I was at home all day today a writing letters. One to S. W. and A. J. S. today. (note: believe this is Abraham Jones Shinn, brother to Mary Shinn Stewart)

Feb 4     We were thrashing rye. Jim and I are been at work all day. The price of wheat .90.

Feb 5     Thrashed rye this forenoon. Then went to town this forenoon.

Feb 6     We finished our rye and cleaned it up this forenoon. No. of bushels 17.

Feb 7     Very snowy morning and it has turned cold and froze tonight.

Feb 8     Cutting some stalks this forenoon then split some rails.

Feb 9     Chase went out North. I was at the sale of land on the bottom.

Feb 10     Very pretty day. We are all at home today. The day is warm.

Feb 11     Been splitting rails today and cut some timber.

Feb 12     Very fine weather. We was splitting rails late and helping Norman.

Feb 13     I alone am splitting rails, alone. Very pretty weather.

Feb 14     Very rainy day. I went to town this afternoon.

Feb 15     This is a very snowy day and the ground is very full of water.

Feb 16     I went to town today. The price of wheat is .85 - .90.

Feb 17     We are at home today. There is no church.

Feb 18     Commenced to sow grass seed on today. A little snow this morning.

Feb 19     Cut stalks this morning and finished. Then went over to Childs' and bought his bull.

Feb 20     Brought up the bull from Childs' this morning.

Feb 21     Sowed grass seed this morning and then split rails.

Feb 22     Hauled hay to Birk's today. Very pretty day but muddy.

Feb 23     We went to town to the mill and it rained hard.

Feb 24     We was home all day. Froze hard last night. The wheat looks well.

Feb 25     Hauling wood and sowing grass seed. Very muddy at this time.

Feb 26     We was cutting some rail timber and splitting rails.

Feb 27     Was breaking oxen this forenoon. Then went to town this afternoon.

Feb 28     Fixed the saw, then went to sawing. The weather is very warm and pleasant.

Mar 1     John Murphy was buried today. We was there. Very warm today.

Mar 2     Uncommon warm for the season. We are sawing some timber and splitting rails. Very warm too.

Mar 3     I was down to Jim Tyler's today to see him. Quite a rain today and it is cooler. Wheat looks well.

Mar 4     Sowed the rest of the timothy on Tyler's this morning. Then went to splitting rails.

Mar 5     Commenced to sow our clover. Quite a hard freeze last night.

Mar 6     Was hauling some rails with the oxen for the first time, of the new ox. Then finished sowing timothy on the Slash.

Mar 7     Went to town to get some money for Tyler. School out today.

Mar 8     Went to the mill to Tyler's and paid him off. Then built fence out back.

Mar 9     Thrashed out oats today. Quite stormy and snowed.

Mar 10     We are home all day. A little snow this morning.

Mar 11     We finished our fence at noon, out in the field next to Wrape's. Then cleaned up our oats. No. of bu., 30.

Mar 12     We was working up the tree on Macurry's land in stakes.

Mar 13     We was sawing some and chopping and finished sowing clover seed.

Mar 14     I was at Hardenburgh this forenoon and this afternoon chopping and hauling some wood. The day is quite cool.

Mar 15     Cutting logs into in the Tyler land for to burn in heap. Then went to town this at Vernon. Wheat is worth per bu. .85 - .90.

Mar 16     We are a throwing out some straw out of the barn. Then finished our garden fence.

Mar 17     I was at church today and Shreens(?) and Marsh are here. It is quite cool day.

Mar 18     We commenced to clear up the Tyler land on today. Very cool. We was all to church north. (?)

Mar 19     Hauled hay to Birk's today. Cold night and freeze hard.

Mar 20     Very snowy morning and quite cold. We are grubbing some. Sawing some and burning.

Mar 21     Another snow this morning and quite cool. We are hauling some rails and building fence between the pasture and wheat.

Mar 22     Hugh and I are at work alone. Jim has gone to town for to get his tooth pulled out. Came home and went for the doctor, Joe was hurt today.

Mar 23     Joe Gannon was badly hurt on yesterday and he is no better yet. We are clearing some today. Hugh and I.

Mar 24     Jim went to the mill to Whitcomb's. Tis quite rainy. Hugh and I are logging some. The wheat has killed out bad in this month.

Mar 25     We are logging some this afternoon. It rained some this evening. Colt born tonight. Rainy.

Mar 26     Very hard rain most all day. We are doctoring Pheb this forenoon. She died this evening. Very hard storms this evening.

Mar 27     We have been cleaning up our field for tomorrow out back.

Mar 29     Built fence this forenoon by Magen's. Don't think that Joe Gannon will live anytime. He died this evening. Went to town.

Mar 30     Joe Gannon was buried today at the graveyard at Smith's. A great deal of rain has fell lately.

Mar 31     We are all at home today & Otis & Tilda and Frank & Margaret are here. Very rainy tonight and blowed.

Apr 1     I was to the election this forenoon and then trimmed apple trees this afternoon. The day is very windy.

Apr 2     Trimmed apple trees and grafted some. Jim & Hugh are a hauling some wood, then built some fence.

Apr 3     Trimming apple trees this forenoon and hauled some stakes from Macurry.

Apr 4     We are a logging some today and we staked the fence by evening.

Apr 5     We are repairing fence and hauling some rails this forenoon on Tyler's.

Apr 6     We are hauling some fodder from the stable to the barn. In the afternoon we finished our fence on Tyler.

Apr 7     We are at home all day today. There has a great deal of rain fell along back. The ground is very.

Apr 8     We are a throwing all of the chaff out of the barn. Rain all day, the ground is full of water. Rain, rain very often.

Apr 9     We was at town today and Jim and Hugh got their boots and we got some shrubbery. Very wet time.

Apr 10     Trimming apple trees this forenoon and built fence this afternoon up by the Mullen house.

Apr 11     Built fence, still around the Mullen house. Rain most every day. Very wet.

Apr 12     Went to town today with some corn to Bunard (?). Then built fence. Rain some.

Apr 13     Went to the mill and built some fence on the Slash. Very wet rain today, again.

Apr 14     We went to church today. Very pretty day. The peach trees are in bull bloom at this time.

Apr 15     We finished our fence on the Slash for the present time. Fine day. The apple trees are a coming to leaf.

Apr 16     We are plowing the orchard and taking out the potatoes out of the hole.

Apr 17     Went to town this afternoon. The roads are quite bad. Going to war now.

Apr 18     We was plowing the yard and garden. Planting some potatoes. The weather is quite cool.

Apr 19     We are a plowing for oats today for the first time. The ground is very wet, to wet to plow. Going to war every day.

Apr 20     We sowed our oats on today. Very wet the ground most too wet. Hard frost last night, some of the peaches.

Apr 21     We all went to meeting today. Great talk about war.
Apr 22     Commenced to clear the Slash this morning and Jim finished sowing oats. Quite windy.

Apr 23     We are still at work at the deadnen, very windy. The brush burned well. The trees look green, not all out yet.

Apr 24     We are still at work at the deadnen. Quite windy.

Apr 25     Commenced to plow for corn today. Still at work at the clearing.

Apr 26     Went to town this afternoon to get the plow fixed.

Apr 27     We are still at work at the clearing. I and Jim are plowing for corn on Tyler land.

Apr 28     We are at home all day today. Otis and Tilda are here today. The wheat looks well.

Apr 29     I was chopping some logs in the deadnen this forenoon. I plowed my garden this afternoon. The trees are most in leaf.

Apr 30     Hauling manure on the orchard this forenoon. Jim is plowing. Cold tonight.

May 1     Planted corn in the little orchard and some melons. Tis quite cool this evening.

May 2     Hauled some manure on the orchard this forenoon, then went to town this afternoon. A little frost.

May 3     The weather is quite cool for the season of the year. Rain today. We shelled some corn and went to mill. Fenced off a lot for the colt.

May 4     The weather is quite cool for the season of the year. We have been hauling out manure on the orchard. Jim finished plowing by Magen's at noon. Cows are off.

May 5     We went to church today at Hardenburgh and there was no one. We came back and stopped at Otis' out of the rain. Quite wet.

May 6     There has been a great deal of rain fell on two days. Too wet to plow for corn or plant.

May 7     I was a washing the apple trees with lye. Tis a very windy day indeed. Then went up to log some on the Slash for the first time.

. May 9     We have been planting corn on Tyler's land today. Fine day. Jim went fishing tonight.

May 10     We finished our corn on Tyler this morning. Then hauled out some manure and plowed in the orchard. Not quite done yet.

May 11     We allowed to plant our orchard today but the rain came on and we quit and went to town. The trees are in full leaf now I believe.

May 12     I wrote a letter to A. J. Shinn and Mary Shinn this is a very rainy morning and a very wet time for two or three days.

May 13     We washed our sheep. The water is high, the ground is wet. Now very wet. Jim & Hugh went fishing this afternoon. I hunting. The wheat is most in head.

May 14     We was a sawing up our oak on the Slash this forenoon and this afternoon logging some on the Slash. Very wet time. The ground is full of water.

May 15     We are logging today and Frank Gannon is helping us today. The ground is quite wet. The wheat begins to show head.

May 16     We planted our corn in the orchard then shore our sheep this evening. The wheat begins to show it's heads. Now quite cool weather for the time of year.

May 17     We are logging some today and picking up trash and burning same. The most of the wheat looks very well at this time. Cool night.

May 18     We have been logging some on the Slash this forenoon. Then went to town this afternoon.

May 19     We went to Hardenburgh to church today. Right warm day.

May 20     We commenced to plow on the Slash for the first. Cloudy day and drizzle rain.

May 21     We are a logging some this forenoon, Frank is a helping today. Jim is plowing on the Slash. The night is quite cool.

May 22     Hugh went to Wilson's this morning and the mare took the Jack. We finished plowing for corn today. All we allow to plow.

May 23     We are burning off our Slash. Some grubbing same. This afternoon we commenced to plant some potatoes on it. The wheat is about half in head.

May 24     We finished our corn and potatoes planting. We are all done. The weather is getting some warmer than it has been.

May 25     We went to town today. The warmest day there has been for the season. Rain quite hard tonight and thunder.

May 26     We was not at church today. We was at home all day. Quite warm day.

May 27     Replanting corn and I went to Hardenburgh to get sweet potatoes.

May 28     We are a hauling some manure out in compost and Lee is awhile washing our barn today. Cool like day.

May 29     We are a hauling some rails for Dan Magen this forenoon. Then I went awhile washing on the barn. Lee is here this forenoon.

May 30     I am awhile washing the barn. Lee is here a helping today. Quite a warm day.

May 31     Commenced to plow our corn on Tyler land. I am finishing white washing today.

Jun 1     We went to town today. The wagon is most done. Quite a wet time. The wheat looks very well.

Jun 2     We went to church today. The day is very warm.

Jun 3     We was a hauling manure today. Very wet time. Hard rain tonight. Quite warm.

Jun 4     We was a clearing a fence row on the Slash and built fence on the Slash.

Jun 5     We was at town today. I brought home the new wagon. Price 95 dollars. The road is quite muddy. The worms is at work at the crops.

Jun 6     We are a plowing some ground for buckwheat on the Slash. Very wet, the ground is got water on it. The wheat looks very well at present time.

Jun 7     We have been at work on the road today. I have been seeing some of the Army worms today at home and on the neighbor's grass.

Jun 8     I was at work on the road this forenoon. Jim is plowing corn on Tyler's. Quite a warm day.

Jun 9     We was at church at Basket Universal Church in the woods. Quite a warm day. Some of the crops look very poor.

Jun 10     We have all been at work in the corn today. The day is very warm. The wheat has begun to turn a little at the present time.

Jun 11     Jim is plowing corn by Magen's and Hugh and I are hoeing corn. Holley is here this afternoon.

Jun 12     I went to town this forenoon with corn. I got scythes and a grindstone. Holley is here at work on the granary.

Jun 13     We commenced to cut clover today for the first. The day is not very warm. The wheat is ripening fast.

Jun 14     We are mowing clover all day. The day is quite warm.

Jun 15     We are a hauling clover hay most all day. It is cloudy this forenoon.

Jun 16     We was all down to church today. Very cool day for the season. The wheat will be fit to out soon.

Jun 17     We are a mowing some clover this forenoon and plowing corn this afternoon. High time at Haynes'.

Jun 18     We are at work at the clover all day and hauled in some. Quite a fuss at Haynes' tonight, him and Larson.(?)

Jun 19     I was a mowing some this morning and quit to help Holley to lay the floor. He finished today. The wheat is most ripe enough to cut.

Jun 20     We are a working the potatoes and corn this forenoon. Then helped Haynes to raise his corn crib.

Jun 21     We mowed some more clover in the corner by the wheat and hauled in a load.

Jun 22     We have been at work at the corn today on Tyler land. Seth Chase went out to Indianapolis today to get Ma Shinn.

Jun 23     I and Frank went to church today at Hardenburgh. Quite warm. Wheat is about ripe to cut.

Jun 24     Cutting wheat in the lot. Frank Gannon is helping us. One hundred day. 100

Jun 25     Rain this morning and we are not cutting wheat this forenoon. Cut this afternoon. Seth and Foresythe is helping.

Jun 26     Cutting wheat today. Frank is helping us.

Jun 27     We have been cutting wheat all day. We have finished three fields and commenced the fourth on Tyler.

Jun 28     Only day of wheat cut today. Rain by spells all day. Too wet to cut. We plowed our potatoes this evening.

Jun 29     Cut wheat on the Tyler land. Frank is helping us.

Jun 30     We went to church today over the creek. The wheat is mostly cut at this time.

Jul 1     We are at work at the wheat. Frank is helping us.

Jul 2     We are at work at the wheat, most done. Cutting the red wheat.

Jul 3     We finished cutting our red wheat today. H. R. is helping.

Jul 4     Jim and I are mowing some today. We hauled in some wheat this afternoon.

Jul 5     I went to town this morning to get some flour at the mill.

Jul 6     We finished the field of wheat. Hauling it in the barn and the hay on the hill. We turned our slats.

Jul 7     We are all at home today. The day is very warm.

Jul 8     Commenced to mow out on the break towards Wrape's. Quite warm plowing corn.

Jul 9     Mowing today and plowing corn on Tyler land. Finished plowing the field.

Jul 10     Mowing and hauling hay today from it back. We commenced to plow the orchard corn the last time.

Jul 11     We are a mowing some and plowing corn in the orchard. We finished it today.

Jul 12     I went to town this morning to get Charley shoed and Jim & Hugh are finishing mowing out back. Rain on this morning.

Jul 13     We was hauling some wheat this morning and some hay from out back and then went for the new machine from town. Very cool.

Jul 14     We are at home all day today. The weather is quite cool.

Jul 15     Finished hauling hay from out. Next to Wrape's today. Rain.

Jul 16     We commenced to cut our Slash meadow today. Frank H. is helping us this afternoon.

Jul 17     We hauled some wheat this forenoon and raked some hay this afternoon on the Slash.

Jul 18     We are hauling some wheat this forenoon and are stacking hay this afternoon. F. R. is a helping.

Jul 19     Hugh and I are hauling wheat and stacking it till the rain came. Jim and F. R. is mowing some. Rain again.

Jul 20     Jim and Mother went to town this forenoon. We finished stacking hay today.

Jul 21     We are at home all day today. Quite cool day.

Jul 22     We commenced to thrash wheat today for Dan.

Jul 23     We thrashed at Frank Wrape's this forenoon, 62 bu and then went to Tyler Shinn's this afternoon. 100
Jul 24     We commenced to thrash for Reaves this afternoon, number of bu 205

Jul 25     We finished Reaves by noon and then thrashed for Allison this afternoon. Number of bu 57.

Jul 26     We moved over our machine to Stal's and thrashed out his. Number of bu 163.

Jul 27     We thrashed for Margo. Bu 63 Then for Linder this afternoon. Number of bu 112.

Jul 28     WE are at home all day today. Very warm day.

Jul 29     We are a thrashing at Pete Magel's today. The amount is $11.50.

Jul 30     We are at Mackadams (MacAdams) today. Amount of oats 63 199 Wheat and oats.

Jul 31     We are thrashing at Nicholas Magles today. The amount is $12.14.

Aug 1     We are at work at John Cushes today. Very warm day. Number of dollars, $5.75.

Aug 2     We are thrashing at Phillip Riley's today. Very warm weather. We thrashed 202 today.

Aug 3     We are still at work at Riley's today. We finished. Number of bu 350 in all.

Aug 4     We are at home today. The day is very warm.

Aug 5     We are thrashing at Frank Gannon's today and Cannel's. Amount of oats 45 bu. wheat 41 bu.

Aug 6     We thrashed MacAffery's (?) today. Number of bu of wheat and rye 143 bu.

Aug 7     We are at Camphor's today thrashing. Amount of wheat bu 500.

Aug 8     We are thrashing at Mrs. Gannon's today. Number of bu oats 15, wheat 56.

Aug 9     Mullen's wheat bushels 95 500. Hut's wheat bushels 60 500.

Aug 10     We are not thrashing today as there has been a nice rain.

Aug 11      Very warm today and it is raining now and then. We are at home.

Aug 12     We are thrashing for John Wrape. No. of bu of wheat 165.

Aug 13     We went to Glen's this forenoon and commenced to thrash this afternoon.

Aug 14     We are still at work at Glen's thrashing.

Aug 15     We are still at work at Glen's. We are most done. Will finish tomorrow.

Aug 16     We finished at Glen's today. No of bu of wheat 626 1/2.

Aug 17     We are at Green's at work today. Company wheat. 215 1/2.

Aug 18     We are at church at Hardenburgh today. Rained.

Aug 19     We went over to Green's to thrash today and it rained. We came home.

Aug 20     We are plowing today. It is to wet to thrash today. We allow to commence tomorrow.

Aug 21     We are at work at the Gilbert Green's this morning and finished his wheat. No. of bu 160.

Aug 22     We are at work at the Widow H. Green's today and finished the wheat. No. of bu 191.

Aug 23     We are at Olinger's today. Amount of wheat 151, oats 160.

Aug 24     We are at work at Adam Olinger's at work. Wheat 103, oats 69.

Aug 25     We are at home today, all day. Cool like day.

Aug 26     We are thrashing at Balser Kirschs Bu of wheat 50, oats 91.

Aug 27     We are at John Kirschs at work. Wheat 51, oats 105. Fox the same day, wheat 30, oats 54.

Aug 28     Stech, amount wheat 93, oats 120.

Aug 29     Martin Welch, wheat 56, price five dollars.

Aug 30     John Wrape, wheat 275.

Aug 31     John Wagner, wheat 206, oats 205.

Sep 1     John Wagner, amount of oats 205.

Sep 2     Seth Chase, amount oats 25, wheat 120.

Sep 3     William Stewart, amount oats 35, wheat 430.

Sep 4     Francis H. A. Gannon, wheat 150. Quite dry at present.

Sep 5     The weather is very dry. The ground is to dry to plow.

Sep 6     John Camel, wheat 100. Patrick Dorty, wheat 95.

Sep 7     We are not thrashing today. We finished at Dortie's yesterday.

Sep 8     We are at home all day today. The day is quite warm.

Sep 9     We are going to Allison's this evening to thrash.

Sep 10     We are a thrashing for Allison. All day rain. At noon hard rain.

Sep 11     We finished at Allison's at noon. Wheat 324.

Sep 12     I went over across the creek to see about the thrashing jobs and then took the machine home.

Sep 13     We are thrashing at Whitmar's today. Oats 17, wheat 155.

Sep 14     We are not thrashing today. We came home on yesterday.

Sep 15     Was at Hardenburgh at Universal Church today.

Sep 16     I went to town this forenoon. I took some peaches. Very wet time. Too wet to sow wheat.

Sep 17     We have been cleaning some seed wheat today to sow tomorrow and we put away our horse hewer for this season.

Sep 18     Jim is plowing some on Tyler's place this forenoon. Hugh and I are hauling some manure on it. Commenced to sow wheat today.

Sep 19     We are still sowing wheat today. The ground is most too wet yet. There has been so much rain.

Sep 20     I finished sowing the wheat on the first field on Tyler's. We did not get it all harrowed.

Sep 21     There fell another rain on Friday and we did not get done harrowing. We did not harrow today. We cut corn for the first.

Sep 22     We went up to N. Vernon to church this afternoon to Presbyterian Church.

Sep 23     We sowed our wheat in the lot by ___ and finished.

Sep 24     Jim and Hugh are plowing in the field by Frank's and are cutting corn.

Sep 25     We are sowing some wheat out by F. R. today. We will get over half done.

Sep 26     We are sowing some more wheat on the same field. We finished sowing the field today. No. of bu 10 1/2.

Sep 27     We have our corn cut off on Tyler's field and are sowing some wheat today. Very cool.

Sep 28     We finished sowing our wheat at home today. Quite a frost for the first.

Sep 29     They have all gone to church but myself over the creek. Very cool day.

Sep 30     We are cutting some corn off in the orchard today. We are fixing to go down to put in some wheat on Spencer.

Oct 1     We went down to Spencer's today to sow wheat. We commenced today for the first.

Oct 2     We are still at work at Spencer's putting in wheat. The weather is very nice for plowing.

Oct 3     We are still at work at sowing wheat. We came home tonight to go to the par_.

Oct 4     We went to the fair today. Rain this evening.

Oct 5     Jim and I took some apples to town today to sell. We got .50 a bush for them. Hard rain tonight.

Oct 6     We are home all day today. Rainy. The ground is full of water.

Oct 7     We are blanding some sugar cane today and we are going to grind it.

Oct 8     We allow to start down to finish sowing wheat on the Spencer farm. We are at work this afternoon.

Oct 9     We are at work sowing wheat today on the same.

Oct 10     We finished today sowing wheat on Spencer land. Number of bu 19 1/2.

Oct 11     We took in some apples into town for the last time. I exchanged some corn and hay.

Oct 12     We took up some corn to town today and wheat and sold it. Corn .30, wheat .70.

Oct 13     We are at home today. We are not at church.

Oct 14     We took in some hay to town to Smith at 7 per ton. 7.00

Oct 15     I took in another load of hay to Smith. We are done for awhile.

Oct 16     We are a digging some potatoes today. Looks like rain.

Oct 17     This is a rainy day today. We are at home today.

Oct 18     Very rainy day. We are not doing much.

Oct 19     This two or three days has been very wet and we have not done much.

Oct 20     All at church but I myself is at home.

Oct 21     We commenced to haul out our wood on the railroad today.

Oct 22     We are still hauling wood to the railroad.

Oct 23     We are still at work at the wood for the railroad.

Oct 24     We are still at work hauling to the railroad. We finished at noon.

Oct 25     We are digging some potatoes on the Slash. Very wet.

Oct 26     We are still at work at the potatoes on the Slash. Very wet.

Oct 27     All gone to church but I over the creek to Zion.

Oct 28     We finished digging our potatoes this very day. The ground is tolerable dry.

Oct 29     We buried our potatoes. The day is quite cool. We are husking corn this afternoon.

Oct 30     We went to town today and took some potatoes.

Oct 31     I took in some wheat to town today and sold it for .75 37 bushel.

Nov 1     I have been taking up some more wheat to the mill. We have sold in all 196 bu, 53 for .70 and the rest for .75.

Nov 2     We brought home our buckwheat from Hicks on yesterday. Went to Thar's mill.

Nov 3     We are at home today for this is no church.

Nov 4     I took up a load of wheat to the mill. 36 bu wheat at .75. This is all we allow to sell at present.

Nov 5     We have sold 233 bushels of wheat since harvest. I took up a load of hay to Tate today.

Nov 6     We are a finishing hauling corn on the Slash and hauled in the fodder.

Nov 7     I am working on the road to work out our tax. Hugh is husking.

Nov 8     Hugh and I are finishing husking corn in the orchard and hauled fodder.

Nov 9     I went to town this forenoon to get the money for the wheat. Money from Hicks.

Nov 10     We are all at home today. Not very well. Some of us mistake here.

Nov 11     We commenced to husk corn on the Tyler field for the first. Went to the show.

Nov 12     Rectified the mistake. We commenced today for the first to husk on the Tyler land.

Nov 13     We are husking corn and hauling in corn and fodder. The weather is very nice.

Nov 14     We went to town today to get the money from Hicks for the wheat, then went to Tates and paid him. Sold the mule.

Nov 15     Jim took up his mule to town today. He got 80 dollars. We commenced to move down the corn crib from Tyler.

Nov 16     We are a building up the corn crib today.

Nov 17     We are at church at N. Vernon this evening.

Nov 18     We are at work at the corn on Tyler place. Husking corn and hauling it in.

Nov 19     We are husking corn on the same. Dan Magen is helping us. We are most done. Price of wheat .75.

Nov 20     We killed a beef today and beef is only worth from 2 1/2 to 3 cents per lb at this time. Wheat .70 to .75.

Nov 21     I went to town to take in some beef and the hide. Beef is for four or 2 1/2 per lb. Hides per lb 4 1/2 cents. I hauled in the rest of the corn.

Nov 22     We finished our corn and fodder. All hauled in the crib and barn. Wheat is worth from 70 + 2 + 75 cents.

Nov 23     Quite a cold day for the first. The first snow fell on tonight and it is quite cold.

Nov 24     There is quite a snow this morning and is still snowing. The snow is about 3 inches.

Nov 25     Cut some wood and hauled some up to the house. This afternoon I went to Green's to collect for thrashing. Cold day.

Nov 26     We are cutting stove wood out in the woods to burn.

Nov 27     We are still cutting wood to burn. This afternoon we went to see some timber at John Wrape's.

Nov 28     We was a cutting some more stove wood this forenoon. Jim went to town and got his boots.

Nov 29     We are putting the roof on the corn crib this forenoon. Quite a snow this afternoon.

Nov 30     We are cutting some more wood to burn. I went to town this afternoon and got my boots on today.

Dec 1     The weather is quite cool. We are not at church.

Dec 2     Very cold day. Coldest day this year. We are finishing the crib, then we are tearing down the chimney on the Tyler.

Dec 3     We are at work at the Tyler house fixing to move it down home this forenoon. School commenced on yesterday.

Dec 4     We are hauling in a load of hay today to Shubert. 1/2 ton at 8 per ton 4.00

Dec 5     Hugh and I took up 2 loads of hay to Smith. Weight of hay 2330 at 7 per ton.

Dec 6     We are at work at fixing up some fence at the spring and I went to see Linler about his thrashing.

Dec 7     Jim and I took up 3 loads of hay and sold it to Anders at 8 per ton. Weight of hay 2620.

Dec 8     We are at home today as there is no church.

Dec 9     We are hauling out some chip manure so as to move the house down from the Tyler place.

Dec 10     We are asking in the hands to help move our house down tomorrow. We are fixing it.

Dec 11     We are moving down the house. With eleven yoke of cattle, took all day.

Dec 12     Paid Hariss Gannon on the note $100, one hundred and no interest at this time.

Dec 13     We are all of us helping Frank to pull corn today. The weather is very fine and nice.

Dec 14     We are fixing up some fence that we tore down to move the house and fixing our sled.

Dec 15     We are all of us at home but Mother. She is at Frank's this afternoon.

Dec 16     We commenced to cut cordwood. The weather is very pretty and warm.

Dec 17     We are cutting some more wood.

Dec 18     We are hauling off some wheat to the mill. We took in 19 bushels at .75.

Dec 19     We took up some more wheat. We took up 50 bu at .75. Weather very nice.

Dec 20     We are cutting wood. The weather is still nice.

Dec 21     Jim went to town. Hugh and I are cutting wood. The weather is colder.

Dec 22     We are at home today as there is no church today.

Dec 23     I have been out collecting all day for thrashing. Over to Lou Inlies(?).

Dec 24     We, Wrape, Chase and I went up to town to take up the money to pay for the machine.

Dec 25     We are hauling some straw up for the calves and hauled down the hay from the stable.

Dec 26     We killed our hogs. The day is very pleasant till this afternoon, it rained some. Frank is helping us.

Dec 27     I took in four hogs to Tate, the first 246, second 210, third 208, fourth 223. $26.61.

Dec 28     We are chopping corn wood. The weather is quite cold. Wheat is selling from 70 to 75 at this time.

Dec 29     They all have gone to church over the creek but I. Very pleasant day.

Dec 30     We are chopping wood over to Step's. The weather is very nice for the time of year.

Dec 31     I went to town today and got the letter from A. J. Shinn for Grandfather estate to be signed. Jim and Hugh are cutting wood for the railroad on Step's land. I was chopping some rail timber on the Slash today. The ground is froze.

1869


Jan 4     James Canfield day's work.

Jan 5     Paid $200, paid $500.

Jan 14     Weighing out hay for John James amount of hay, 2100 lbs $10.50.

Jan 20     Killed our hogs.

Jan 21     Hauled in some logs to the sawmill.

Jan 22     Chopping some wood to burn.

Jan 23     Went to Hardenburgh to get Het shoed and get some things. Very pretty day.

Jan 24     Went up to Holley(?) to take up Het. This is a very pretty day.

Jan 25     Commenced to get out timber for the barn.

Jan 26     Getting out timber for barn yet. The weather is very nice.

Jan 27     Getting out timber yet for barn. The weather is very nice.

Jan 28     Ell McCurry married. Getting out timber for the barn. The weather is very nice. Assessor round today.

Jan 29     Getting out timber for barn.

Jan 30     Getting out timber for barn. Very nice weather.

Jan 31     Very pretty day and quite warm for the season.

Feb 1     Getting out timber for barn. Very nice weather.

Feb 2     Getting out timber for barn. Rain this morning and evening. We quit work on account of rain.

Feb 3     Finished getting out timber for barn. Quite a rain this evening.

Feb 4     Snow on this morning. The creek is high this morning. I am going to haul.

Feb 5     Hauling timber up for barn. The ground is froze some.

Feb 6     Hauling up timber and Jim is helping. The ground is froze.

Feb 7     This is a very pretty day and warm. We are at home.

Feb 8     Hauling up timber for the barn. Quite rainy so we quit hauling.

Feb 9     Baby born this morning. (NOTE: this is Emma) I have been gone most of the day trying to get a girl.

Feb 10     I was hunting for a girl and I got worse today.

Feb 11     Hauling some more timber for barn. Mother is here.

Feb 12     Went to town to get some flour. Very pretty day and warm for this time of year.

Feb 13     Went to town with wheat to N. Vernon. Price of wheat 1.65. The road is very muddy.

Feb 14     At home all day. Quite a rain this morning.

Feb 15     Quarrying rock. Quite cool today. Freeze tonight.

Feb 16     Quarrying rock for barn. Rain this forenoon.

Feb 17     Hauling rock for barn.

Feb 18     Finished hauling rock for barn. Rain this morning.

Feb 19     Cutting some logs this forenoon at John James' to haul to the mill. Hauling this afternoon.

Feb 20     Hauling logs to the mill and lumber back for barn.

Feb 21     Rain this morning. At home today.

Feb 22     Hauling some wheat to town. I was over to the sawmill cutting a log.

Feb 23     Jim and Hugh finished hauling the wheat. Quite a snow this morning.

Feb 24     I went up to get the team to haul some wood. I hauled one load up. The snow is not all gone yet.

Feb 25     I hitched up Jack and went to haul up some wood out of the wheat field.

Feb 26     Hauled lumber from the mill with Jule and Jack. I set it up today to dry.

Feb 27     I went up to the forty to chop down the tree in the field. Jule had a colt tonight. Cold.

Feb 28     I am at home today. Cold day.

Mar 1     Jim and I are hauling logs to the mill. Nice day.

Mar 2     We hauled one log to mill then went to laying the foundation for barn. Het had her colt.

Mar 3     Laying the foundation of barn. Snow tonight. John James, four ton of hay at 10 per ton. $40.00.

Mar 4     Fixing to raise the barn and asking the hands for tomorrow.

Mar 5     Barn raised. Very cold day.

Mar 6     Very cold day. I am not doing very much. Frank Gannon's sale.

Mar 7     Cold morning and day. I am at home.

Mar 8     Husking corn this forenoon. Then went up and helped to sow grass seed. Snow this forenoon.

Mar 9     Went to town with loads of hay. Rain all the afternoon and all night.

Mar 10     Rain all forenoon and the creek is high. I am shucking corn.

Mar 11     I cut an oak tree for boards on James' this forenoon. This afternoon scored the rest for barn.

Mar 12     Helped to put on the rafters on the barn. Bailey bought one stack of hay.

Mar 13     Helping to frame the shed of barn and put on the rest of rafters.

Mar 14     Went up to Pap Gannon's. Right nice day. Snow tonight.

Mar 15     Helping to saw for boards this forenoon. Cochran got a load of hay out of stack of Bailey's.

Mar 16     Hauled some corn fodder off of the forty to the barn. Split boards this afternoon.

Mar 17     Chopping some wood and timber in around.

Mar 18     Chopped down two trees on the forty for rails. Catched a possum. The weather is cool.

Mar 19     Rainy day. Hugh and I are shucking corn in the crib.

Mar 20     Chopped down a tree for more board. Frank is splitting the timber. Frosty.

Mar 21     We are at home a part of the day. We went over to P.(?) B's this afternoon. Pretty day.

May 22     Rain and snow all day. I am shucking corn.

May 23     Sawing timber for boards for the barn roof. Very pretty day.

May 24     Sawing today. Very nice day.

May 25     Shucking corn. Very rainy day. Frank started to Illinois. Rain.

Mar 26     Went to Hardenburgh. Some rain and very muddy time. Water is high.

Mar 27     Sawing for boards and splitting some. F. H. is helping and ___. Very warm.

Mar 28     Went over to Jud Sullivan's and to Woodard's. Rain this evening. Rain all night.

Mar 29     I am hauling clapboard for the barn roof. Pretty day till night. Rain tonight.

Mar 30     Shucked corn on the forty. Very muddy at this time.

Mar 31     Hauling clapboards. Quite a nice day. Rain tonight.

Apr 1     Rainy day. We are a shucking corn here and finished it. Traded land and horses.

Apr 2     Went to town to get some nails for barn.

Apr 3     Sowing clover seed this forenoon. This afternoon hauled boards for roof.

Apr 4     Went to church. A little snow on the ground this morning.

Apr 5     Sowed clover this forenoon and hauled board for roof this afternoon. Nice weather.

Apr 6     Finished sowing clover this morning and allowed to work at barn but Pete is sick.

Apr 7     At work at the barn a piling out some lumber and piling up some rails and I expect to go to worm.

Apr 8     Siding up barn. Nice weather. The Folks is sowing oats.

Apr 9     Siding up barn.

Apr 10     Roofing barn stable this forenoon. Rain this afternoon.

Apr 11     At home today.

Apr 12     Roofing barn. Pretty day but a little cool.

Apr 13     Snow this morning and cool. I hitched up Fan colt and hauled a load of rails.

Apr 14     Roofing barn. Pete is here and John.

Apr 15     Hauling some hay to town to John Wrape.

Apr 16     Hauling in some bale hay to Vernon. Sixteen hundred 1635

Apr 17     Working at the barn roof and finished.

Apr 18     Went up to Bailey's to get some money.

Apr 19     Roofing the old smokehouse. Drizzly and rain some.

Apr 20     Went to town to see about a new plow. Margaret Rhinehart was burned by coaloil.

Apr 21     Went to Hardenburgh this afternoon.

Apr 22     Working Fan colt hauling wood and ___ all day.

Apr 23     Plowed the garden and plowed a piece for potatoes.

Apr 24     Went to town and got a plow and a new set of harness.

Apr 25     Went up to Mother's.

Apr 26     Hauled some hay to Hardenburgh to load a car.

Apr 27     Commenced to plow the corn in the corner next to the creek.

Apr 28     Hauling hay to Hardenburgh. Rain.

Apr 29     Took Jule to Jack.

Apr 30     Plowing sod. Hauling hay.

May 1     Chopping some wood and choring around. Kind of a wet day.

May 2     Right nice day. Margaret Ryneheart(Rhinehart) was buried at the church.

May 3     Hauling hay to Hardenburgh to load a car. Sold it to L. Kendrick.

May 4     Plowed sod down by the creek. Quite wet.

May 5     Commenced to plow for corn on West's land. Very hard rain and hail.

May 6     I was hunting the cattle and found them and divided them and brought them home.
May 7     I am a choring around some. The ground is very wet.

May 8     Plowing for corn.

May 9     Went up to Pete Wolsifer's.

May 10     Went over to Steck's with Fan and then went to plow.

May 11     Plowing for corn. The ground is in good order.

May 12     Plowing this morning but the rain came on and we quit.

May 13     Went to Hardenburgh. Some rain this morning.

May 14     Working some at the barn, putting on some siding.

May 15     Went to N. Vernon and to old Vernon.

May 16     At home. Right nice day.

May 17     Plowing for corn on West's land.

May 18     Went over to Steck's with Fan. Plowing.

May 19     Harrowing the ground for corn and commenced to layoff for to plant.

May 20     Furrowing out for corn. Allow to plant tomorrow.

May 21     Commenced to plant corn on West's land. Went over to Jud's with Jule.

May 22     Finished plowing the clover sod for corn.

May 23     At home all day.

May 24     Harrowing the clover sod for corn.

May 25     Furrowing out for corn on the clover sod by the creek.

May 26     Planting the clover sod by the creek. Very warm day.

May 27     Commenced to plow the corner next to the house for corn. Rain. Big rain tonight.

May 28     Creek is big. Very warm. I am putting on some siding on the barn. Then helped Ben to roof.

May 29     Doing but very little. The ground is wet. Rain this afternoon.

May 30     Went up to F. H. Gannon's.

May 31     Went to town to mill for it is too wet to plow for corn.

Jun 1     Commenced to deaden out back of the barn. The ground is very wet. Too wet to plow.

Jun 2     Cutting some bushes out back of the barn and briars. Then went over the creek and cut some.

Jun 3     Plowing over the creek and finished. Then there was a big rain.

Jun 4     Went over the creek this afternoon and harrowed the piece and laid it off one way. The ground is very wet.

Jun 5     Planted the piece over the creek. Quite cool day.

Jun 6     Went to church today. Then went to Jud Sullivan's. Quite cool day.

Jun 7     Planted corn on the West's land. Very nice day.

Jun 8     Commenced to plow corn on West's land till noon.

Jun 9     Finished plowing the little piece by the house at noon.

Jun 10     Harrowing the little piece. Then laid it off, ready to plant tomorrow.

Jun 11     Planted the little piece to corn and three rows of potatoes. The snowballs and russets also planted the rest of the russets.

Jun 12     I finished breaking up for corn on West's land. Quite warm.

Jun 13     Rainy forenoon. I am at home.

Jun 14     Went to Levit's mill for lumber.

Jun 15     Hauled in a load of hay to town from off the forty.

Jun 16     Plowing corn on West's land.

Jun 17     Plowing corn and harrowing the piece over in gen for corn.

Jun 18     Finished planting on this day over in Geon creek on West's land.

Jun 19     Plowed corn on the sod piece by the creek. First time.

Jun 20     At home all day. Quite hard rain.

Jun 21     Warmed out men to work the roads. Then I went over to Levit's mill for lumber.

Jun 22     Plowed corn on West's land. Too wet this afternoon.

Jun 23     Plowing corn on the bottom. B. B. Sullivan finished planting corn.

Jun 24     Plowed corn over the creek, the first time.

Jun 25     Working on the road, repairing the roads.

Jun 26     Planting some potatoes this morning and working on roads.

Jun 27     I am at home. Quite warm day.

Jun 28     Finished plowing corn on West's bottom, the third time.

Jun 29     Allowed to commence to cut wheat and did cut a little and there came a rain.

Jun 30     Did not cut any wheat for it rained and was not fit. I went to Hardenburgh this evening. Very wet time.

Jul 1     I went up and we cut wheat this afternoon for Jim and Hugh on the back field.

Jul 2     Cut wheat for Jim and Hugh all day. Very warm.

Jul 3     I cut wheat today. The field by the creek.

Jul 4     At home. John Couchman and Foster's are here.

Jul 5     Cut wheat in the orchard and finished.>br>
Jul 6     Went up and helped Jim and Hugh to cut wheat.

Jul 7     Finished cutting wheat.

Jul 8     Plowing corn on the little lot by the house for the first time.

Jul 9     Pulled weeds out of the corn on the bottom.

Jul 10     Plowed corn on West's land. Very warm day.

Jul 11     Went up to Father Gannon's.

Jul 12     Finished plowing corn on West's on this side of Indian.

Jul 13     Plowed corn over the creek. The second time. Very warm.

Jul 14     Plowed corn on the little sod piece for the third time.

Jul 15     Laying down the floor on barn and Corps Lampson is plowing corn.

Jul 16     Hauling in wheat got two loads in on yesterday.

Jul 17     Finished hauling wheat at noon. I went to Hardenburgh.

Jul 18     I am at home today. Kind of rainy day but don't rain much.

Jul 19     Plowed corn over Indian this forenoon and this afternoon over the creek and laid it by.

Jul 20     Went up to help Jim and Hugh hay.

Jul 21     Helping in hay. Very cool and nice.

Jul 22     Helping in hay. Very nice cool weather.

Jul 24     Helping in hay. Very nice weather and cool.

Jul 25     Helping hay at Jim and Hugh's. Allow to cut mine on Monday.

Jul 26     Kind of a wet day. I am plowing corn by the house. Jim is mowing this afternoon.

Jul 27     Commenced to mow and we put up some hay. Broke the mowing machine.

Jul 28     Mowed some with scythes and hauled in three loads and then rain.

Jul 29     Commenced to mow with machine this afternoon and put up three loads.

Jul 30     Mowed and put up hay. Very nice day for hay to dry.

Jul 31     Hauled in hay and finished all of the hay.

Aug 1     Went up to Mother's. Quite a warm day.

Aug 2     Went up to help cut grass and haul hay in.

Aug 3     Helping to haul in hay today.

Aug 4     The same work continued in hay.

Aug 5     I finished helping Jim and Hugh at hay.

Aug 6     I am cutting some briars and weeds.

Aug 7     Helping Charley Young to thrash his wheat.

Aug 8     I am at home this forenoon. This afternoon I went over to the church.

Aug 9     Fixing logs over the creek to keep out hogs.

Aug 10     Went to town and got a new board on my plow.

Aug 11     Went over to Spencer's to see about some ground for wheat.

Aug 12     Cut some briars this forenoon. Hauled out some manure. Very warm.

Aug 13     Hauling out manure. Very hot day.

Aug 14     Hauling out manure. The day is very warm.

Aug 15     Went to Sunday School, the first lesson of Sunday.

Aug 16     Cutting briars out in pasture.

Aug 17     Cutting briars, a little rain.

Aug 18     Cutting briars, the weather is very warm.

Aug 19     Cutting briars. The weather very warm.

Aug 20     Cutting briars. Very hot weather. Rain is needed. Very bad at the present.

Aug 21     Went up to John Couchman's. Very warm day. Mistake.

Aug 22     Went up to John Couchman's. Very warm.

Aug 23     Helping to make the barn doors. Very hot weather.

Aug 24     Till today at doors. Very warm.

Aug 25     Cutting briars and burning.

Aug 26     Burning briars this forenoon. This afternoon cutting wood.

Aug 27     Finished cutting the briars on field.

Aug 28     Made a pen to shut up the hogs and then went and got them.

Aug 29     I went to Sunday School this morning.

Aug 30     Commenced to try to plow out in the pasture field but the ground is hard.

Aug 31     Went up to help Jim and Hugh to plow on the forty.

Sep 1     Plowed for them today again.

Sep 2     Went to Hardenburgh to get a point for plow and some other notions.

Sep 3     Thrashed my wheat. No. of bushels 157.

Sep 4     I helped Peter Schetgen this forenoon to thrash his wheat.

Sep 5     At home hardly able to set up the association at Hardenburgh.

Sep 6     Went to town and took up some wheat.

Sep 7     Went up to help Jim and Hugh thrash, none thrashed today, it rained.

Sep 8     Commenced to thrash this morning.

Sep 9     Finished thrashing this morning at 10 o'clock.

Sep 10     Helping F. H. Gannon to thrash and Abram.

Sep 11     Went to town with some wheat.

Sep 12     At home all day. Am down with the agre(?). As sick as can be.

Sep 13     Got the agre, not able to work.

Sep 14     Tinkering around, not very well.

Sep 15     Went up to Tate's to get some wheat.

Sep 16     Sowed wheat on Sammy Spencer's today.

Sep 17     Sowed wheat on Spencer and quit.

Sep 18     Helped Jim and Hugh sow wheat on the Megan place.

Sep 19     At home today.

Sep 20     Helping Jim and Hugh to plant. Very warm.

Sep 21     Helping again today.

Sep 22     Today again to plow.

Sep 23     Quit at noon helping. I helped them five days and a half.

Sep 24     I am at home. I am hauling some wood to burn this forenoon. Plowing after.

Sep 25     Quite a rain this morning til 2 o'clock. Wet the ground.

Sep 26     Went to plowing out in the old pasture field by the creek. The ground is in very good order.

Sep 27     Mistake, above plowed today.

Sep 28     Plowing today with three horses.

Sep 29     Plowing today with three horses.

Sep 30     Plowing today with three horses.

Oct 1     Plowing today with three horses.

Oct 2     Rainy day till four o'clock. The ground is well soaked.

Oct 3     Went to church over the creek.

Oct 4     Plowing yet. The ground is right hard.

Oct 5     Still plowing.

Oct 6     Finished all but a little next to the creek.

Oct 7     Commenced to harrow the ground over before sowing.

Oct 8     Went to the fair.

Oct 9     Sowed wheat this forenoon. The rain stopped me.

Oct 10     Went up to F. H. Gannon's.

Oct 11     Sowing wheat out by the creek. J. G. Hare is helping.

Oct 12     I finished sowing wheat this afternoon.

Oct 13     First frost. Finished harrowing in wheat at noon then cut up corn this afternoon. Hard frost last night.

Oct 14     Cut up some corn and finished the piece by the house.

Oct 15     Cut the buckwheat this morning and then went to hauling out manure on the wheat.

Oct 16     Hauled out manure on wheat and finished. Then went to Hardenburgh.

Oct 17     Went up to Papa Gannon's.

Oct 18     Husked corn and finished cutting up corn and set up buckwheat.

Oct 19     Went around to warn the hands to work on the road. Quite a snow today.

Oct 20     Chopping wood to burn. The snow laid on the ground quit a good ___.

Oct 21     Husked corn all day to feed the hogs.

Oct 22     Worked on the roads. Rain all night.

Oct 23     Quite cold today and damp. I am choring around not doing very much.

Oct 24     Coldest morning this fall. The ground is froze this morning. Went to Tildie's.

Oct 25     Mistake. Hunting timber, thrashed buckwheat. Floating log over the creek to keep out hogs.

Oct 26     Jud Sullivan and I are cutting down a tree to make a log to go over the creek.

Oct 27     Hewing a log today. Thrashed the buckwheat on Monday.

Oct 28     Chopping on the log and hewing.

Oct 29     Finished getting out the log on Billy Meeks.

Oct 30     Went to the sale to John Searlie's and bought a fan for $25.25.

Oct 31     Went to William Baxter's.

Nov 1     Worked on the road this forenoon. Fixing the bridge over ditch. This afternoon digging potatoes.

Nov 2     Getting out another floating log for the creek over at Balsar's. Digging potatoes this afternoon.

Nov 3     Hauled in the little log this forenoon. This afternoon went for the big one but we could not haul it.

Nov 4     We got Ben to help today to haul the log. We got it hauled and in the water.

Nov 5     Went to Hardenburgh and went after the fan to Larbie's and got a chain made and chained the log.

Nov 6     Mistake below. At home all day. F. H. Gannon and Tilda stopped. Went to town.

Nov 7     F. H. Gannon and folks stopped as they went from church.

Nov 8     Hauling in some wheat to N. Vernon mill on deposit.

Nov 9     Finished hauling off the wheat.

Nov 10     I commenced to gather corn down by the creek. Jim Canfield is helping.

Nov 11     Husked corn till noon. This afternoon we are getting up some wood. Jim Canfield is helping.

Nov 12     Commenced to gather corn on West's bottom. Jim Canfield is helping. Loads today, 4 18 per load.

Nov 13     Snowed most of the day and is quite cool. Cleaned up my buckwheat.

Nov 14     At home part of the day. The rest of the time at B.P.G.

Nov 15     Gathering corn on the same. No. of loads 4. 30 per load.

Nov 16     Very rainy. We are not at work at the corn.

Nov 17     Gathered corn and Jim Canfield is a helping. No. of loads 8, 20 bu.

Nov 18     Jim, Hugh and myself are gathering corn alone on the West's. No. of loads 4. 24 per load.

Nov 19     Nothing done at the corn today. Snowy and cold. Not doing much.

Nov 20     No corn today. Storm and snow on the ground.

Nov 21     Snow on the ground and tis quite chilly. I went up to Mother's.

Nov 22     Rain most all day. I am choring around at one thing or another.

Nov 23     Went to Hardenburgh. The ground is quite wet and muddy.

Nov 24     Commenced to gather corn today, again on the West's at the yellow corn. 4 + 30. J. Canfield is a helping.

Nov 25     Gathering corn. Jim Canfield is helping. No. loads 4 - 30bu

Nov 26     Gathering corn. Jim Canfield is helping. No. loads 4 - 25bu.

Nov 27     I went over to Tweedie's to try to get the horse.

Nov 28     At home today, all day.

Nov 29     I went up to Mother's, then came home and then Hugh came down and we killed a hog. 154#.

Nov 30     Rain all day. Very wet day. The creek is very high.

Dec 1     Jim and Hugh and Jim Canfield are helping to shuck corn in the shock by the creek.

Dec 2     I have been hauling some fodder and shucking some corn.

Dec 3     Shucking corn in shock alone. One load today.

Dec 4     Hauling in some fodder this forenoon. This afternoon went to mill.

Dec 5     Went up to Papa Gannon's. He is sick now. Lewis last time today.

Dec 6     Chopping wood and hauled up some. Jerry Sullivan married today.

Dec 7     Gathering corn on West's. Four loads 20 per load. Jim Canfield is helping.

Dec 8     Finished gathering corn on West's. No. of loads 4 - 15bu. Jim Canfield is helping.

Dec 9     I am not doing much today. I am not very well.

Dec 10     I am shucking corn out of the shocks by the house. Cloudy day and quite muddy.

Dec 11     -- Dec 24

Dec 25     Chopped down the oak by the house and cut up the top into wood and hauled it up.

Dec 26     All home today.

Dec 27     Finished husking corn in shock by the creek. Snow on the ground.

Dec 28     Big snow this morning. Still snow yet.

Dec 29

Dec 30     Finished gathering corn over the creek. The roads very muddy. I am all done with the corn but a few shocks by the house.

Dec 31     I hauled some rails and fenced the stocks and hauled some wood. There has been no very hard freeze yet. Not enough to bear up a person on the creek.

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WM. STEWART DAILY JOURNAL
Jan 1     Very blustery day. Snow all day from morning till night. The roads are very muddy. Pork is worth per lb. From 10 to 10 1/2 a pound.

Jan 2     Another very blustery day. Snow most all day. I am at home all day today.

Jan 3     Very bad weather. The roads are all most impassable. More snow today. I have not done much work today.

Jan 4     There is quite a snow on the ground at this time. I am helping Jim and Hugh to butcher hogs. Then I went to town.

Jan 5     I butchered my hogs. I have sold 3 of them at 10 cents pound. I killed six. The roads are very ___.

Jan 6     I took 3 hogs to town to McMillen. They weighed 692 at 10 ½. Amount $12.66. The roads are bad.

Jan 7     Rendering lard. The day is quite cold. Froze very hard last night.

Jan 8     I went to Hardenburgh to get Mike shod. The coldest day this winter.

Jan 9     Very cold day. I am at home.

Jan 10     ____ wood and hauling up wood and corn fodder.

Jan 11     Went to town to sell some wheat. 58 bu at one dollar.

Jan 12     Chopped some wood and hauled it up to burn.

Jan 13     Chopping some trees down on James' for logs.

Jan 14     chopping this forenoon. This afternoon it rained.

Jan 15     Fixing the log sled to haul some logs.

Jan 16     Went up to Mother's. Very hard rain this afternoon. High water.

Jan 17     The creek is the highest it has been for this winter.

Jan 18     Went up to Mother's to finish the sled.

Jan 19     Helping Jim and Hugh to haul hay to Elliott's barn. Hauled 2 loads.

Jan 20     Hauling rails from James' woods. The ground is froze some.

Jan 21     Husking corn by the house. Quite muddy.

Jan 22     Hauling in corn and fodder. The ground is most thawed out.

Jan 23     Rain this morning and cloudy the rest of the day. We are at home.

Jan 24     Rain all day. Most of the water will be high tonight and tomorrow.

Jan 25     Fixing the door on barn and fixing on the fasteners on doors.

Jan 26     Went up to Mother's to get the saw. Frank Mullen helped me some.

Jan 27     Went to town to get some notions.

Jan 28     Cutting saw logs to haul.

Jan 29     Commenced to haul some logs.

Jan 30     At home all day. The roads are very muddy.

Jan 31     Snow this forenoon. I am at home tinkering around.

Feb 1     Hauling in some logs to sawmill to make some lumber.

Feb 2     Went to Vernon and left the account of Bailey's.

Feb 3     Chopping firewood. Very pretty day overhead but muddy.

Feb 4     Helping B. B. Sullivan to gather corn. The ground is froze some.

Feb 5     Helping B. B. to gather corn till noon. This afternoon hauling wood.

Feb 6     Went to church over the creek. Very pleasant day.

Feb 7     Hauling hay for Jim & Hugh to the switch. No. of loads, 2.

Feb 8     The same. Hauled two loads from the barn to the switch and 6 from Elliott's.

Feb 9     Helping Jim & Hugh to haul hay to switch. No. of loads 3. No. of bails 12.

Feb 10     Helping Jim and Hugh to haul to switch. No. of loads 2. No. of bails, 8.

Feb 11     The same, hauling hay. No. of loads 2. No of bails, 8.

Feb 12     Finished the haul of my corn by the house, then hauled one load of rails.

Feb 13     At home all day. Very pretty day.

Feb 14     Rainy day. I am not doing much.

Feb 15     I am piling some brush out in the wheat field in the hollow.

Feb 16     Went to town. Very muddy.

Feb 17     I am not doing much. I went up to Mother's to take up Jule to sell.

Feb 18     Not doing much. Bad weather at this time.

Feb 19     There is snow on the ground at this time. The wind is very cold.

Feb 20     Very cold morning and day. Cold time. We are at home. Mrs. Woodward is here.

Feb 21     Peter Wolsifer died this morning. I went to the trial at the Four Corners as witness for A. Sullivan.

Feb 22     I went to Pete Wolsifer's burying this forenoon. This afternoon hauling out logs of the woods.

Feb 23     I am hauling some logs to the mill. Hugh is helping.

Feb 24     Went to Leonrie's(?) sale. The ground is froze quite hard this morning.

Feb 25     I hauled in some more logs to mill myself.

Feb 26     I went to town and on my road home, I bought four head of cattle off Hirl(?).

Feb 27     I went up to Mother's to fetch down some cattle that I left there. The cow and calf is up.

Feb 28     Choring around, fixing a shelter for the calves and chopping some wood. Quite cold weather.

Mar 1     Helping to dig a grave for John James. Quite cold.

Mar 2     Went to the funeral of John James' child this forenoon.

Mar 3     Went to the trial of Jud Sullivan at the Four Corners.

Mar 4     Cut some wood and hauled up.

Mar 5     Went to town to get my boot fixed and get the stove boiler.

Mar 6     Went to church, then went to Jud Sullivan's.

Mar 7     Chopping wood to burn up on James'.

Mar 8     Chopping wood on James' land. Some snow on the ground.

Mar 9     Went to Hardenburgh and bought three head of cattle off J. Cammell.

Mar 10     Sawing some rail timber up in James' woods. Spilker is helping.

Mar 11     Went to mill this forenoon and hauled some fodder up and then went to chop.

Mar 12     Finished hauling in the corn fodder, then hauled the rails off of Chase's.

Mar 13     We are at home most of the day. We went over to B. B. Sullivan's.

Mar 14     Chopped wood.

Mar 15     Rain this morning, then at 10 o'clock it snowed fast and is quite cold. Went up to Papa Gannon's.

Mar 16     Chopping wood, very stormy all day. Snowed by spells.

Mar 17     Went to town to old Vernon and N. Vernon.

Mar 18     Chopping wood. Went to the mill with a grist.

Mar 19     Hauling some wood. Very muddy.

Mar 20     We are at home. Jud and Ell Sullivan is here.

Mar 21     Hauling some rails to fence around the woods, pasture and wheat.

Mar 22     Hauling rails and finished. I allow to build fence tomorrow.

Mar 23     Building fence. Will Gannon was married.

Mar 24     Finished building fence this forenoon. This afternoon went to town with corn.

Mar 25     Went to town and took in a load of corn. The price of corn is 75 cents. The roads are dried off some.

Mar 26     I went to Hardenburgh to take back my road book. Rainy day.

Mar 27     At home. Very muddy time.

Mar 28     Choring around. Not doing much.

Mar 29     Hauling logs for B. B. Sullivan. Mike fell down on my leg.

Mar 30     Not doing much. My leg is very sore. Very wet weather and very muddy.

Mar 31     Went to town. Roads are very muddy.

Apr 1     Hauling some wood. Rainy time.

Apr 2     Choring around this forenoon. This afternoon hauling some wood.

Apr 3     Went to church over the creek. Very nice day.

Apr 4     Sawing logs to haul into the sawmill. Deputy is helping.

Apr 5     Hauling in the logs to the sawmill. Jim is helping.

Apr 6     Hauling some rails and repairing the fence up by Ewing fence . Then hauled some from Canfield's.

Apr 7     Commenced to plow for oats. The ground is pretty wet.

Apr 8     Sowed my oats and clover. Rain tonight.

Apr 9     Sowed some clover on the wheat this morning. Went to Abram Reeve's the first time.

Apr 10     Went up to Mother's and she was not at home. Then went to Father Gannon's.

Apr 11     Went to town with a load of corn. The price of corn is 75 cents. Had nineteen bu.

Apr 12     Planted some potatoes and plowed the garden and hauled some lumber from the mill.

Apr 13     Commenced to build board fence across the fields from the road to the creek.

Apr 14     Went to town with a load of corn. The road is getting pretty good.

Apr 15     Built some more board fence.

Apr 16     Went to town to pay the tax. Rainy day and snow. Snow tonight.

Apr 17     All home today, all day.

Apr 18     Went to Reeves' this, the two time. The morning is quite cool. Finished the board fence.

Apr 19     Weighing out some hay for William Baxter. One ton at ten. Paid $6.00, due me yet $4.00.

Apr 20     Taking out some grubbs, out of the meadow. The ground is very wet.

Apr 21     Taking out some more grubbs and setting out some willows in the bank. Helping B. B. Sullivan roof his smokehouse.

Apr 22     Went to town with a load of corn. 19 bu at .75

Apr 23     Commenced to plow today for corn. The day is very warm.

Apr 24     At home. Alfred Gannon is here.

Apr 25     Plowing for corn out on the corner by the creek.

Apr 26     Plowing till noon on the same. This afternoon I went down on the other field to commence. Anthony Wells(?) was married.

Apr 27     Got my harrow today and harrowed the corner by the creek. Apr 28     Rain this morning and a part of the forenoon. So I did not plow. I was fixing the fence by the creek.

Apr 29     Plowing today for corn. The ground is in very good order.

Apr 30     Went to help John James to roll logs.

May 1     At home all day. Very nice weather and warm.

May 2     Plowing this forenoon. This afternoon I commenced to lay off for corn by the creek.

May 3     Plowing and planting some. Jake Deputy is plowing.

May 4     Plowing. Very nice weather and warm.

May 5     Plowing for corn.

May 6     Still plowing. The ground is in very nice order.

May 7     Hauled a load of wood this forenoon and then went over and helped Jud Sullivan to role some logs.

May 8     I went to church today. Mother and Jim and Tilda stopped here.

May 9     Finished plowing the sod field by the creek. The weather is quite cool.

May 10     Commenced to harrow on the sod. Very cool.

May 11     Harrowing today again.

May 12     Finished harrowing and Jimmy Young is laying off.

May 13     Commenced to plant corn on the field by the creek.

May 14     Went to town this forenoon. This afternoon raked stalks over the creek.

May 15     At home today. Very warm.

May 16     Plowing over the creek. I got most done.

May 17     Finished plowing and planting this day. Very wary day.

May 18     Hoeing in the garden this forenoon and took home Jim colt.

May 19     This forenoon laying on some rails on the fence by the creek. This afternoon went hunting.

May 20     Hauling home all of my lumber from the mill. The weather is very warm and is a getting very dry.

May 21     At home. John Couchman is here.

May 22     At home. John Couchman is here today.

May 23     Went over to Hardenburgh to the picnic.

May 24     Cutting down the thicket out back by the wheat.

May 25     Cutting at the thicket out back as before.

May 26     Plowing my potatoes this forenoon. This afternoon cutting some bushes and peeling some willows by the house up the br.

May 27     Choring around this forenoon. This afternoon cutting bushes over the creek by the corn.

May 28     Replanting corn on the field by the roadside.

May 29     Went up to Charley Young's.

May 30     Finishing replanting corn in the field by the roadside.

May 31     Warned out hands to work on the roads on Friday and Saturday. Next went to Hardenburgh for some plank.

Jun 1     Commenced to plow corn, the first on the two little patches by the pond.

Jun 2     Plowed corn in the field by the roadside.

Jun 3     Working the roads. The weather is warm.

Jun 4     Working on roads today, again.

Jun 5     Cutting some poles and fixing some. Mistake. Went to church.

Jun 6     Cutting some poles and fixing some fence at the creek to keep the cattle from crossing over.

Jun 7     Plowing corn. The weather is quite cool.

Jun 8     Plowing corn.

Jun 9     Plowing corn. The weather is quite cool and showery.

Jun 10     Plowing corn part of the day. It rained some.

Jun 11     Working on the roads till 2 o'clock. Till the rain.

Jun 12     Went up to Mother's. There was quite a rain.

Jun 13     Making a hay rack to haul hay on.

Jun 14     Went to Hardenburgh to get some bolts for the hay rack.

Jun 15     Went to town to trade some. Got a grind stone.

Jun 16     Plowed corn over by the creek. The ground is wet.

Jun 17     Went to Reeves' on Fan this evening.

Jun 18     Plowed corn over the creek the second time.

Jun 19     Went up to F. H. Gannon's. The day is warm.

Jun 20     Plowing corn. Harry Johnson is plowing.

Jun 21     Cutting clover in the orchard. The weather is very warm.

Jun 22     Plowing corn on the sod field by the roadside.

Jun 23     Helping B. B. Sullivan to cut wheat.

Jun 24     Helping to cut wheat at Jim and Hugh's. The weather is very warm.

Jun 25     Helped them till noon. Then went to town.

Jun 26     Went up to Father Gannon's. Very hard rain and the wheat is blown down.

Jun 27     Helping Jim and Hugh to cut wheat. The wheat is down.

Jun 28     Commenced to cut wheat this morning. The wheat is down.

Jun 29     Cutting wheat at home till noon. Then went over to Sammy Spencer's to cut.

Jun 30     Finished cutting wheat at Spencer's at noon. Then finished at home this afternoon.

Jul 1     Hauling up some joist for the stable. John Justice is here at work.

Jul 2     Working on the stable, making stalls.

Jul 3     All home all day. The weather is very nice. The harvest of wheat is all cut.

Jul 4     Plowing corn for the last time over the creek. Very warm.

Jul 5     Plowing corn in the field by the roadside.

Jul 6     Finished plowing the corn by the roadside. John Justice is here at work at the barn and stable.

Jul 7     Pulling some weeds out of the corn.

Jul 8     Went to town with a load of corn. The price of corn is 90 cents.

Jul 9     Went to Hardenburgh to get the mowing machine fixed and the tire on the wagon. Helped B. B. Gannon to haul hay.

Jul 10     At home all day. Very nice day.

Jul 11     Binding oats til 5 o'clock, then unstake.

Jul 12     Went to Hardenburgh to get the mowing machine.

Jul 13     Finished binding oats and shocked them.

Jul 14     Built fence out in the wheat by the creek.

Jul 15     Pulling out some weeds out of the corn this forenoon. B. B. Sullivan thrashed his wheat this afternoon.

Jul 16     Went to town with a load of corn. Got 85 cents per bushel.

Jul 17     Went up to my mother's awhile. Myself alone.

Jul 18     Commenced to haul in wheat and stock.

Jul 19     Finished hauling in the wheat.

Jul 20     Commenced to mow this morning.

Jul 21     Mowing and hauling hay.

Jul 22     Mowing and hauling.

Jul 23     Mowing and hauling. Jim is helping.

Jul 24     At home all day.

Jul 25     Finished harvest in all at noon. Then went up and helped Jim and Hugh.

Jul 26     Helped Jim and Hugh to pull up hay.

Jul 27     The same as on yesterday.

Jul 28     I am working at the same. Went to Hardenburgh to take the wagon to get the wheel fixed.

Jul 29     Cutting briars and bushes.

Jul 30     Cutting some weeds and bushes this forenoon. This afternoon went to Hardenburgh after the wagon.

Jul 31     At home all day. Quite a dry time.

Aug 1     Fixing the floating logs over the creek this forenoon. This afternoon hauling manure.

Aug 2     Hauling manure out on the wheat field.

Aug 3     Hauling manure out in the wheat field.

Aug 4     Hauling out manure. Very dry weather.

Aug 5     Moving out the corn to put in my wheat.

Aug 6     Thrashed wheat and oats then went over to Sammy Spencer's to thrash. Thrashed 5 bu.

Aug 7     Went to church over the creek.

Aug 8     Finished thrashing my wheat at Sammy Spencer's.

Aug 9     Helping Deputy to thrash his wheat this forenoon. This afternoon Jim took up a load of wheat to town.

Aug 10     Hauled two loads of wheat to town.

Aug 11     Helped Ewing to thrash their wheat.

Aug 12     Helped to finish thrashing wheat at Ewing's.

Aug 13     Helping Charley Young to thrash. Big rain at noon.

Aug 14     At home. Emma is sick.

Aug 15     Helping to finish thrashing at Young's.

Aug 16     Went to town to get the doctor to come out and get plow points.

Aug 17     Helping Jim and Hugh thrash.

Aug 18     Went to finish helping thrash at Jim and Hugh's at 9 o'clock commenced to plow.

Aug 19     Plowing for wheat.

Aug 20     Hunting for my steer that has been gone for the last six weeks.

Aug 21     Around home most of the day.

Aug 22     Plowing for wheat.

Aug 23     Plowing for wheat. The ground is very dry.

Aug 24     Quit plowing this morning. Helped Peter Schetgin to thrash.

Aug 25     Helping finish thrashing. Cut some poles to make a fence across to the creek.

Aug 26     Fixing up the pole fence at the creek.

Aug 27     Went to the sale, John Dorty's.

Aug 28     At home all day.

Aug 29     Digging some potatoes and choring around.

Aug 30     Hauling some wood and some manure.

Aug 31     Hauling some manure till noon.

Sep 1     Cutting some bushes and burning them.

Sep 2     Went up to Mother's to get the sled to haul some corn.

Sep 3     Cutting down the thicket back of the barn.

Sep 4     Went to church twice today.

Sep 5     Cutting down the thicket back of the barn.

Sep 6     Cutting some more of the thicket and finished it.

Sep 7     Commenced to cut corn. The corn is drying up fast.

Sep 8     Cutting corn. Very dry weather. The corn is very dry.

Sep 9     Cutting corn. Jim Young is helping.

Sep 10     Cutting corn till noon today. This afternoon I went to hunt for the lost steer.

Sep 11     Went to Yount Childs'.

Sep 12     Cutting out the hogs out of West's corn.

Sep 13     Cutting up corn.

Sep 14     Went to N. Vernon.

Sep 15     Sowed the first wheat.

Sep 16     Went to Seymour to the fair.

Sep 17     Gathering some corn.

Sep 18     Went up to Mother's.

Sep 19     Choring around and hunting some for my steer.

Sep 20     Went up toward Vernon to look for my steer.

Sep 21     Digging some potatoes. Went over to Charley Young's.

Sep 22     Went to N. Vernon with wheat. Wheat is .95 per bushel.

Sep 23     Went to the fair. Very dry weather.

Sep 24     Went to N. Vernon and took Mike and Jule.

Sep 25     At home most of the day. I went over to Singing School.

Sep 26     Attending to Mike, horse. He is swelled very much.

Sep 27     Rain this morning but not much.

Sep 28     Husking corn in the shock out by the pond.

Sep 29     The same till noon. Then hauled in the corn. Still very dry.

Sep 30     Finished husking corn in the pond field in shock. Then hauled it in fodder and all.

Oct 1     Went to town at N. Vernon with wheat and some corn.

Oct 2     Went to look for my white steer that has been gone for some time. I found him at N. Vernon and brought him home.

Oct 3     Finished husking corn in the corner of the meadow this forenoon. This afternoon hauling gravel on road.

Oct 4     Hauling gravel on road.

Oct 5     Hauled gravel on road. Very dry time.

Oct 6     Warmed out hands to work the roads.

Oct 7     Worked on roads in Dist. No. 13.

Oct 8     Hauled gravel on roads.

Oct 9     Went up to John Couchman's today.

Oct 10     Hauled gravel til noon. Rain this afternoon.

Oct 11     Went to the election. Sold two head of cattle.

Oct 12     Commenced to plow for wheat the last time.

Oct 13     Plowing for wheat and sowing.

Oct 14     Plowing yet for wheat.

Oct 15     Plowing for wheat till noon then went to Hardenburgh.

Oct 16     Went to Sing School twice today.

Oct 17     Was plowing and the horses run away with the plow and cut Jule's leg very bad.

Oct 18     Plowing today with Mike and Fan.

Oct 19     Went to Hardenburgh to get some medicine for Jule.

Oct 20     Finished plowing and sowing wheat. B. B. Sullivan helped me.

Oct 21     Went to N. Vernon to make deeds for land.

Oct 22     Went over to Green's to get some molasses this forenoon. This afternoon hauling rails.

Oct 23     Went to church at 10 o'clock and at early candlelight.

Oct 24     Hauling rails from James' woods. Jule died tonight at dusk.

Oct 25     Hauled off Jule, then hauled rails.

Oct 26     Took a load to N. Vernon for George Deputy and left the wagon.

Oct 27     Went over to Yount Childs' after Rosena Leanfire.

Oct 28     Hauled some rails and finished.

Oct 29     Went to Dennis McGee's sale. Went to town this afternoon after the wagon.

Oct 30     Went to Singing School.

Oct 31     Choring around today.

Nov 1     Commenced to gather corn.

Nov 2     Gathering corn. Jim and Hugh and Jim Canfield are helping.

Nov 3     Helping B. B. to gether corn and he finished.

Nov 4     Went to town after my fruit trees.

Nov 5     Gathered corn over the creek. Got done all but one load.

Nov 6     At home all day.

Nov 7     Husked corn this forenoon. This afternoon took a load of hay to town. Planting trees.

Nov 8     Hauling hay up to Jim and Hugh. Jim and Hugh helping plant trees.

Nov 9     Hauling hay to town to Martin Welch.

Nov 10     Hauling hay to Jim and Hugh. Jim and Hugh helped.

Nov 11     Hauling hay.

Nov 12     Hauling hay.

Nov 13     At home all day.

Nov 14     Hauling hay.

Nov 15     Hauling hay up to Mother's and finished. No of loads 20

Nov 16     Took the last load to town to Wetzel. 2 loads to town. 22 loads in all.

Nov 17     Hauling up some wood to the house. Then went up to Mother's after the cow.

Nov 18     Hauled hay to the car for F. H. Gannon.

Nov 19     Building some fence out by the wheat and around the corn yard.

Nov 20     At home today, all day.

Nov 21     Husking corn out of the shock. The fodder is very dry.

Nov 22     Husking corn out of shock. The first snow fell.

Nov 23     First snow this morning. The corn is not all done yet.

Nov 24     Not doing very much. The snow laid on the ground. Father Gannon and Mother is here.

Nov 25     Husking corn.

Nov 26     Husking corn.

Nov 27     Norman Gannon was married to Nan Sullivan. I was there at B. B. Sullivan's.

Nov 28     Husking corn out of shock.

Nov 29     Husking corn.

Nov 30     Husking corn and finished husking.

Dec 1     Baby born this morning. (NOTE: this is Eddy) Went over to Young Childs after Rosy Leanfire.

Dec 2     Shelling some corn this forenoon. This afternoon went to Hardenburgh.

Dec 3     Fixing the pen for the two hogs this forenoon. This afternoon helping B. B. to haul hay.

Dec 4     I went to church myself. Rosy is here, Mother and the rest are here and F. H. and folks.

Dec 5     Cutting some trees down in the corn field. Very windy day.

Dec 6     Hauling up some wood to burn. Very nice day. The roads is very dry.

Dec 7     Rain this forenoon. This afternoon is very nice. I am tinkering around.

Dec 8     Tying up my apple trees with straw.

Dec 9     Went to old Vernon. Went to Dowd's factory and bought two blankets. Then I went up to N. Vernon.

Dec 10     Hauled wood this forenoon. This afternoon cutting a ditch in the orchard.

Dec 11     At home all day. Rainy this forenoon.

Dec 12     Choring around at one thing or another.

Dec 13     The same today again.

Dec 14     Helping Jim and Hugh to kill hogs.

Dec 15     Went to N. Vernon to mill.

Dec 16     Chopping wood to burn. Very nice weather.

Dec 17     Hauling up wood to the house.

Dec 18     At home all day.

Dec 19     Very snowy morning then about eleven o'clock it rained and thawed. Not doing very much.

Dec 20     Killed hogs today. There is snow on the ground. Killed 8.

Dec 21     Went to N. Vernon to take in four hogs to Cane. They weighed 724 to forty 848.

Dec 22     Very cold day. The rest of the hogs is still froze hard. First cold spell.

Dec 23     Went to town a foot. The day is very cold.

Dec 24     Not doing very much. The day is very cold.

Dec 25     At home all day. The day is very cold.

Dec 26     Not doing very much. The weather is cold.

Dec 27     Cutting some corn stalks off of the piece by the creek.

Dec 28     Hauling some wood to burn. The weather very pleasant.

Dec 29     Not doing very much.

Dec 30     Went to the sale of Jacob Simon's and bought a cutting box.

Dec 31     Cutting up the pork.



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