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1871
WM. STEWART DAILY JOURNAL

Jan 1 -- Feb 6
Feb 7     Helping John James to score timber for barn till noon. The snow came on and we quit.

Feb 8 -- Feb 12

Feb 13     Helping John James to score timber for barn.

Feb 14

Feb 15     I am scoring timber for John James today.

Feb 16

Feb 17     First big rain for several months. Rain most of the day and a part of the night. High water.

Feb 18 -- Mar 1

Mar 2     Ed Gannon was married. Very heavy rain this night.

Mar 3     Very high water. The highest that there has been for 7 years.

Mar 4 -- Mar 20

Mar 21     James Ewing came here to commence work for the next four months.

Mar 22 Mar 26

Mar 27     One half day lost this afternoon for James Ewing.

Mar 28 -- Apr 10

Apr 11     Went to John Winns.

Apr 12 -- Apr 18

Apr 19     One half day lost for James Ewings. Went to town.

Apr 20 -- Apr 28

Apr 29     Took up the cattle to pasture this evening. To Jim's.

Apr 30 -- May 5

May 6     Planted the first corn over the creek.

May 7 -- May 8

May 9     Deadened the timber by the barn out today.

May 10     One day lost for James Ewing. Went to the show.

May 11

May 12     Commenced to plant corn on Sammy Spencer.

May 13     Finished planting on Spencer.

May 14 -- May 18

May 19     Finished planting corn.

May 20 -- May 31

Jun 1     Went to the show to N. Vernon.

Jun 2 -- Jun 25

Jun 26     Henry Penifoot in wheat…$7.00

Jun 27     Huck Hartwell $12.00

Jun 28     Jim Dailey $7.50

Jun 29     George Cots $6.00

Jun 30     John Simons $1.00

Jul 1     Marshal Bush $1.00

Jul 2     Hugh Stewart $11.00

Jul 3     John Simons 1882

Jul 4     John Simons Aug 13 work on cellar.

Jul 5     Oliver Warden for wall the cellar $11.50

Jul 6     Hen Pettifoot in helping in corn and wheat.

Jul 7

Jul 8     Gene Canfield for work in corn.

Jul 9 -- Jul 14

Jul 15     Brannon and boy to help thrash Jul 21

Jul 16     Two from Marion's, Spencer's to 21 help thrash.

Jul 17     Marshal Bush helping thrash.

Jul 18     Hugh Stewart for work helping in wheat one day and one half.

Jul 19     Smith Wetzell one day to thrash.

Jul 20     On the last job. John Sites to thrash one day.

Jul 21     Wheat left out for seed for the year 1882.

Jul 22     Harrison Spencer 36.

Jul 23 -- Aug 2

Aug 3     James Stewart was married. (NOTE: brother of William Stewart)

Aug 4 -- Sep 1

Sep 2     Went to Charley Whitcomb's sale and bought two head of cattle. Price $32.10.

Sep 3 -- Dec 31.

Sep 12 Sebe Ewing, 6. Hugh Stewart 19 1/2.

1874
WM. STEWART DAILY JOURNAL


Jan 1     The property of William Stewart. Went up to Jim's. The day is quite cool.

Jan 2     Husking corn over Indian Creek on Spencer land. Very cloudy day and looks like rain. John Wolsifer is a helping to husk.

Jan 3     Still at the corn. We will finish on one more day if we keep on. The wind bows every hard all day.

Jan 4     The wind bows very hard this morning till about nine o'clock. It began to rain and rained by showers all day. Jim and folks are here.

Jan 5     Husking corn and finished the corn and hauled in the fodder on Spencer land. No. of bushels 112. Very muddy hauling.

Jan 6     Snowy day and nothing done. The ground is not froze.

Jan 7     Still snowing yet and it has kept on all day till night.

Jan 8     Went to town to mill. The road is very bad. The snow and mud is deep.

Jan 9     Went hunting part of the day. Very sloppy traveling about. The most of the snow has melted off, the ground is very muddy.

Jan 10     Hauled in the last of my fodder down off of Jim and mine below. Very muddy.

Jan 11     Went up to Mother's. Right nice day overhead but it quite cool. The ground is soft and some snow laying on spots yet.

Jan 12     I am at home a choring around. Not doing very much. Last night the ground froze quite hard. Yount Childs was here today.

Jan 13     Jim came down and brought some posts and lumber for to fix the line fence between us and Spencer. We done some work on it today. It sleets and snows most of the day and is quite cool.

Jan 14     I was chopping some back logs to burn. Tis quite a cold day and the wind blows.

Jan 15     This is the coldest day this winter. This morning is quite cold but the sun is shinning out and the sky is clear. I went up to Jim's this morning. Allowed to go to the Burgh but I thought it too cold and came home.

Jan 16     Quite cold yet but not so cold as on yesterday. The sky is clear and the weather is very nice. I am not doing very much, hauled some wood.

Jan 17     The weather has moderated quite much. I am not doing very much more than choring around.

Jan 18     The funeral sermon of William Meek was preached by Pr. Robin's. He was buried on last Sunday. I was at church. The rain came on before church was over and the rain still falls yet at four o'clock p.m.     George Roseberry died.

Jan 19     Went up to Father Gannon's. There was rain till about 11 o'clock a.m. then it faired off but was cloudy. The ground is thawing out fast and is getting very muddy.

Jan 20     I am sawing wood to burn in the stove. Jim is helping me. The weather is cloudy and rains some all day and very muddy. The creek is past fording.

Jan 21     I am splitting some stove wood blocks and hauled them this afternoon. I put in the rest of the straw stack in the shed. Rainy till noon and dark and very muddy and very warm.

Jan 22     I was helping Jim to saw stove wood this afternoon. The rain came on and up on all evening and still rains yet at 8 p.m. The ground is full of water and mud.

Jan 23     I am splitting stove wood. The weather is not very cold. The ground is freezing some this morning. The wind blows cold.

Jan 24     I am fixing a pen for the pigs. The wind blows hard. The ground is froze some but the sun shines out warm and the ground is thawing out.

Jan 25     This is a very nice day overhead but muddy. We went up to Schetgen's. The weather keeps warm.

Jan 26     I am chopping wood. The day is nice. The ground is froze this morning but the sun shines out warm and the frost is most out.

Jan 27     I am not doing much for it has been raining all day long and still rains yet at 7 p.m. The frost is all out of the ground. Very muddy and is warm.

Jan 28     Chopping wood this forenoon. This afternoon I went to Hardenburgh. The roads are very muddy. The day is very pleasant overhead.

Jan 29     Chopping wood to burn. The weather is very nice and warm but muddy. Henry Lawson was here today. He wanted to buy fat cattle.

Jan 30     I am helping Jim to saw stove wood. The weather is quite warm and very muddy.

Jan 31     I am still helping Jim to saw wood. The day is quite cool.

Feb 1     We went up to John Lamze's. The ground is froze. This morning about hard enough to bear but the sun is out and by noon the frost was most out.

Feb 2     I went up to Vernon to see D. Richerson (Richardson?). Very cloudy day all day and looks like snow. The air is cool. The road is muddy in places.

Feb 3     I am hauling up wood to burn. Very cloudy day and chilly wind. The top of the ground is a little froze. It has the appearance of snow all day.

Feb 4     I am down in the bottom fixing the fence up a little to keep out the hogs. I put in my cattle in the stalk. This afternoon Jim and I was fixing the rest of the board fence on the line. Cloudy day and looks like snow.

Feb 5     I and Jim are hauling rails for the line fence. The day is dark and cloudy. The sun shone out a little at noon. The air is cold and looks like snow.

Feb 6     I am laying up the line fence. The snow falls fast most of the time this afternoon. I am splitting up some stove wood in the wood house. The snow fell all day long. The ground is not much froze. The snow melts off some.

Feb 7     I went over to Hardenburgh this forenoon to get Larence's boots soled. The snow is about 2 or 3 inches deep. The road is froze some. I came home and hung up the meat to smoke.

Feb 8     I am at home all day. Very pretty day. The ground is covered with snow. The sun shines out bright and the snow is melting some.

Feb 9     I am chopping wood. Very nice day. The sun shines out bright and the snow is till melting off the ground.

Feb 10     I am down on the wheat on the Sullivan farm. Cutting some stalks off the field. The cattle is in the field. This morning the ground was froze hard this morning.

Feb 11     I am burning some brush in the deadnen. Ground is froze some this morning but the sun came out warm and the snow most all went off the ground. Muddy and wet at this time and warm tonight.

Feb 12     I am chopping some wood and burning some brush. The wind blows hard all day and looks like rain. The frost is all out very muddy. The price of wheat is $1.50 per bu. Corn .50, hay 9 to 10 per ton.

Feb 13     Went up to Father Gannon's. Rain most all day. Very muddy. The water is up very high in Indian Creek.

Feb 14     I am sowing clover seed on the wheat stubble where the clover was sown last spring. It did not come thick enough in places for a full crop. The creek is past fording. Very pretty day and warm.

Feb 15     We went up to F. H. Gannon's. Very nice day overhead but it is very muddy and is warm.

Feb 16     I went over to Sam Spencer's this morning for to see him. He was not at home. I came home and took out the turnips and potatoes out of the hole. The ground is not froze.

Feb 17     I went to town to mill and to market. The day is quite cold. The ground froze hard last night.

Feb 18     I am helping Jim to haul hay to Hardenburgh. The road is froze some but is bad. The day is not very cold. The meadow is soft.

Feb 19     I am not doing very much. The day is very nice overhead but some muddy. The sun shines out warm and the frost is most out.

Feb 20     I am putting up some brush along the line fence between me and Schetgen. This afternoon it commenced to rain some.

Feb 21     I am not doing much for tis wet day and there was rain all last night and today, most of the day. The creek is very high tonight. The creek is about six inches higher than it has been for a long time.

Feb 22     I and all of us are at home. Father Gannon's are here and folks. Mother and folks. The day is somewhat cloudy and this evening it set in to rain and there was rain most all night.

Feb 23     I am chopping some wood and piling some brush. The ground is full of water and the creek is full banks again from the rain last night.

Feb 24     I am sawing wood and Jim is helping me to saw. The ground was froze quite hard last night but thawed out today where the sun shined on it.

Feb 25     I am not doing very much today. The snow came last night and still snowed today most of the time. John James allowed to roll logs on today but the day was not fit.

Feb 26     I am not doing very much. The snow on the ground yet this morning but by ten o'clock the snow began to melt and the snow went most off.

Feb 27     I went up to Sam Spencer's this morning and then to Vernon to see about getting my money that they owed me but I did not get it all. The day is very pleasant but is muddy.

Feb 28     I am helping John James to roll logs. This is a very pretty day and the snow is all gone off. Wheat is worth from 1.45 to 1.50 per bushel. Corn is .50.

Mar 1     Very pretty day and warm. We are at home all of us. The roads is muddy.

Mar 2     I and Jim are a putting up our fence on the bottom where the water took down. The ground is some muddy. We this afternoon went to Hardenburgh.

Mar 3     I am fixing my fence down by the creek that the water took down. The ground is drying off sun at this time.

Mar 4     I went over to Sam Spencer's this morning. This evening went over to the Burgh to see J. Hendrick. The road is pretty bad.

Mar 5     I went up to town with whet. The price of wheat is 1.40, corn .55. The road muddy. Big rain tonight.

Mar 6     I went up to town with another load of wheat. The roads is very muddy. The price of wheat is 1.40 per bu. The women are in town praying for the people. The creek is full banks.

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Mar 22     I and all of us went to church. The day is very nice and the road is dry. There was a big turn out on today.

Mar 23     I am sowing clover seed on the Sullivan land. Then this afternoon I sowed my own out in the wheat by the creek.

Mar 24     I am hauling some posts from James' woods. The weather is cold and windy and the roads are getting dry and nice.

Mar 25     I am hauling out some manure on the meadow by the road allow to put it in corn.

Mar 26     I am hauling out some manure this forenoon. This afternoon plowed the garden and planted some potatoes. The ground is dry but cold.

Mar 27     I plowed the peach orchard for potatoes and planted some. The ground is dry enough but cold and freezes every night.

Mar 28     I went to help Jacob Steel to raise his barn this forenoon. This afternoon went to town to mill at N. Vernon. The roads are dry.

Mar 29     I went to Jim's and all of us. The day is very nice and the ground is dry in good order to plow.

Mar 30     I am hauling out manure. Thomas Hill is here, the first days work today. The day is very nice. The ground is dry enough to plow but it now looks like rain.

Mar 31     I went over to Sebe Ewing's to buy a cow and bought one and drove her home. Rain this morning and the ground is wet and still rains all day and nothing done.

Apr 1     I and Thomas Hill are sawing stove wood. The day is cool. The ground is some wet. Sebe Ewing's wife died this night.

Apr 2

Apr 3     I went to town this forenoon. This afternoon went to the funeral over to Ewing's. The day is cool and quite a wind. The roads are right good.

Apr 4     I am splitting some rails this forenoon. This afternoon I went to Roseburg's Mill to see about some lumber. The day is cool.

Apr 5     I and all of us are at home. The weather is not very nice. A good deal of rain. It rained some this evening and the roads are muddy.

Apr 6     I and Thomas are sawing wood to burn. The day is nice. The ground is wet and muddy. There was a heavy rain tonight. Lattimore's barn burned.

Apr 7     I and Thomas are sawing wood. The ground is wet but it has dried off fast today but it looks like more rain.

Apr 8     I and Thomas are sawing wood and splitting wood. This evening I went out to Roseburg's saw mill for a load of lumber.

Apr 9     I and Thomas are building fence down in the field below the clover and the stalk field. The wind bows cold and at noon the snow began to fall and keep on fast all the afternoon till after night. The deepest snow there has been all winter.

Apr 10     I and Thomas are sawing wood all day. The snow is deep this morning but when the sun came out the snow began to melt and it went fast. The most of it melted.

Apr 11     Sent Thomas over the creek. The creek is high. I got wet in the creek. I then went to N. Vernon to get some repairs done to harness and drill and other articles. The snow all went off today.

Apr 12     I am at home today and all the rest of us. The day is quite cool. The ground is quite wet and cold.

Apr 13     I and Thomas are making board fence along the road by the meadow. The ground is wet and cold. I went up to the school meeting. Up to the old schoolhouse.

Apr 14     I and Thomas are sawing wood and rail timber on the Sullivan land and splitting rails. The day is warm. I went to Father Gannon's to get a sow and pigs.

Apr 15     I and Thomas are sawing stove wood. The day is warm. The ground is wet and cold. Rain last night and a great deal of rain is a falling.

Apr 16     I and Thomas are this forenoon putting up some fence, up the creek by the rocks. The afternoon we are splitting wood in the wood house. A little rain falling all day long.

Apr 17     I and Thomas are hauling some rails from the roadside where I put up the new board fence and repairing some other fence. The ground is wet.

Apr 18     I went up to Vernon and paid half my tax, $21.54. The roads is right bad. The ground is wet. Corn is worth .60. Wheat 1.30.

Apr 19     I am at home. The rain began to come on about ten or eleven o'clock and rained all day long. The ground is wet. There was church over the creek today.

Apr 20     I am not doing much today. I went up to Young's this morning, then to Jim's. This evening to the Four Corner's. Thomas Hill is splitting stove wood.

Apr 21     I and Jim are dividing off the line fence between Walter and us and then we came up and went to work on the road fence on the sane land.

Apr 22     I and Thomas and Jim are at work at the road fence a grubbing and resetting fence all day. The day has been tolerably warm and pleasant. The ground is wet.

Apr 23     I and Thomas are repairing some fence and picking up some trash off of the clover so it can be mowed over. The ground is wet.

Apr 24     We are at work on the line fence by Walter's and our line.

Apr 25     I and Thomas are taking out potatoes and planting some more in the peach orchard. The weather is cool and the ground is wet yet, set out our onions. James Tate died on today.

Apr 26     This has been a very nice day but a little cool. The ground is wet yet. We are at home all of us. James Tate is buried today.

Apr 27     We are a hauling manure out on the meadow. The day is cool and a little rain is falling most of the day. This day I bought Thomas Hill's horse off him for one hundred twenty.

Apr 28     I went to town today. There was a cold rain falling most of the day. There was quite a rain last night. The ground is wet.

Apr 29     We are opening a ditch along the road side along the meadow and removing an Elm top on the Sullivan land below the road. The ground is too wet to plow yet.

Apr 30     We are working at the line fence between us and Walter. Burning up the brush and trash and cleaning out Indian creek. The day is very pleasant.

May 1     We are over the creek breaking stalks and raking them up and burned them by noon today. This afternoon we broke some on the opposite field, this side of the creek and raked same. The day is warm.

May 2     We Jim and I did commence to brake up for corn and broke some stalks for the first on the Sullivan land. The ground is in very good order on dry land. Wet, land is not dry enough yet. The weather is nice now. Dick Classes(?) wife died today.

May 3     We are all at home today. The wind blows quite hard and the rain came on about noon but did not rain much.

May 4     We are all of us plowing on the Sullivan land for con. The ground is in very good order. The day is nice. The day is not very warm.

May 5     We commenced to break up the sod by the road side. The day is cloudy and rained some this morning and is quite cool.

May 6     At work today. Still at the sod, it plowed very hard but the weather is cool and nice. The day has been very nice.

May 7     We are still breaking sod today. It is getting dry and hard to brake. I low to quit it today for a few days. The weather is cool and nice.

May 8     We commenced to break up the stalk field by the creek for corn that was hogged down last fast. It is in very good order to break. The weather is nice at this time and pleasant.

May 9     We are at work at the same field. The ground is in good order and weather nice and getting warm. The apple trees are in full bloom. The woods look green. Some has planted corn.

May 10     I am at home today and all of us. Tis a very nice day and very warm. There is Sunday school today, this is the second time this spring.

May 11     We are plowing some more, all of us down on the Sullivan land by the old pond. The ground is dry enough all over, all but the pond.

May 12     Commenced to plant corn on the Sullivan land. The ground is quite dry and cloddy there. Needs rain very badly at this time.

May 13     Quit planting and went to breaking up again. The ground is getting quite dry and hard in places. None much planted yet.

May 14     Still at work breaking up more for corn this forenoon. This afternoon went to town to N. Vernon and old Vernon. The weather is hot.

May 15     We are all of us plowing on the Sullivan land below the line and allow to finish if it done. Rain it is hot and looks like rain. Three o'clock the rain came on and we did not get quite done.

May 16     We, Thomas and I finished breaking on the Sullivan land this morning. All is broke but the pond now. Then I went to harrow on the sod field. The rain wet the ground some. Thomas and Jim are a planting corn.

May 17     Went to church all of us. There was a little rain at the time church was over.

May 18     Planting corn on the Sullivan farm all day but did not finish it. The ground is dry and cloddy.

May 19     Finished planting corn on the Sullivan farm this morning. All but the pond. The ground is dry and hard. This evening I finished breaking my field by the road.

May 20     Commenced to plant the field by the road that was hogged down last year. The ground is dry and hard. Rain is needed.

May 21     Finished the field this morning. Then came up and planted some potatoes and beans and plowed some potatoes in the peach orchard.

May 22     I am breaking sod in the meadow with three horses. The ground is hard and dry. Rain is needed very bad. Thomas Hill went to town.

May 23     Went over the creek to break up and plant and did finish this evening. I am all done now but the sod and the old pond. The ground is dry and hard.

May 24     This has been a very warm day and dry weather. The corn is not all planted yet. We are at home all day. The sun shines hot. There is Sunday school over the creek.

May 25     I am breaking the sod with three horses, the ground is very hard and dry. No appearance of rain yet. The corn will not all come up till it rains.

May 26     I finished breaking sod in the meadow with three horses. The ground is very hard and dry. Too dry for anything to grow.

May 27     Harrowing sod with two harrows. The ground is very dry and hard. There has been no rain to amount to much for a long time.

May 28     I went over to Hardenburgh this morning to get the corn drill fixed. This afternoon commenced to plant the sod ground. The ground is dry.

May 29     Planted on the sod till after three o'clock and then quit it and do allow to wait for rain before.

May 30     Went to town to mill. Tis a very warm day. Thomas Hill is a cutting briars. The weather is dry and hot at this time.

May 31     I am at home all day. The rest of the folks are gone off to Father Gannon's. The day is warm and looked like rain but it did not come any.

Jun 1     We are a deadened out the timber on the Sullivan land. We got it done today at noon. The day is not so hot as it has been for a few days back but dry and the corn is not all up, nor won't till it rains.

Jun 2     We are at work over the creek a deaden out some trees this forenoon and this afternoon a replanting corn over the creek where the hogs took up. The ground is very dry, no rain.

Jun 3     I am at work on the road on the public highway. The ground is very dry and hard. Thomas Hill went over to Thomas' store this afternoon.

Jun 4     I am working on the roads this forenoon and got done at noon. Thomas is a taking off potato bugs this afternoon. We are fixing the water gap for the hogs at the creek. Then went to deadnen out some trees along the creek in the pasture field. The day is very hot and dry.

Jun 5     We are cutting down some timber and some bushes out in the sink holes. The day is warm and dry. No rain for a long time.

Jun 6     I went to town. The day is hot and dry. I got my hack tier set. The corn is not doing much for the ground is hard and dry. Thomas Hill went to Vernon.

Jun 7     We are at home all day and the rest of us. The day is hot and dry, still no rain.

Jun 8     Replanting corn on the field where Sam Spencer hogged down. The day is hot and very dry.

Jun 9     Replanting corn on the same as yesterday. This afternoon we commenced to plow some in this field. The ground is very dry.

Jun 10     Commenced to cut clover. The day is hot and the weather is dry but it does look like rain. This night it did rain.

Jun 11     This morning we finished planting corn on the sod by the roadside. It did rain this morning. I finished the corn at noon. Then this afternoon we, I went to help Jim to plant corn over to Spencer's. Rain at one o'clock.

Jun 12     I am helping Jim to plant corn over to Spencer's. till noon, then this afternoon I am plowing corn on the lower field by the roadside and got it done once over at noon. Then this afternoon we commenced for the first time to plow on the Sullivan.

Jun 13     Plowing corn on the Sullivan land for the first time. The rain helped the hard ground some but not enough yet.

Jun 14     We went up to Mother's today and she was not at home and we went to Father Gannon's and they was gone too and we went to F. Hand, he was gone too and we came home and laid the rest of the day.

Jun 15     We are plowing corn on the Sullivan land and got almost done. The rain came on and we quit. This is the first time over.

Jun 16     Was a nice rain this morning. This evening we broke up the old pond on the Sullivan land and planted it this evening. The ground is nice for plowing corn at the present time.

Jun 17     Commenced to cut clover again, the second time. The weather is warm. Thomas is plowing corn this afternoon on the old clover field.

Jun 18     Cut some more clover this forenoon. This afternoon hauled in some. Jim Canfield and Buxton and Hugh is a helping. Got in 5 loads.

Jun 19     We plowed corn till most noon then went to the clover hay and finished hauling in all that was cut. Very nice time for the hay.

Jun 20     We all of us and co was a plowing over our corn on the Sullivan farm the second time. Got most over it all but 30 rows. The day is warm, ground is dry.

Jun 21     Jun 21 At home all day myself but the rest of the folks are at church. The day is warm, the weather is dry.

Jun 22     We plowed the corn over the creek for the first time this morning. This afternoon I cut clover and got most done. Thomas Hill is plowing corn.

Jun 23     Finished cutting clover this morning and finished putting it up on today. The day is hot and dry weather.

Jun 24     Commenced to cut wheat. The wheat is in good order for to cut. The weather is dry and hot at this time. Rain is needed very bad.

Jun 25     Cutting wheat on the Sullivan land and finished it on this evening. Big rain this night.

Jun 26     This morning the ground is full of water and the corn is washed down in some places by the water. This evening we are helping Jim to cut wheat. This evening the ground is wet.

Jun 27     We, Thomas and I, are helping Jim and Hugh to cut wheat on Sammy Spencer land and got done. The wheat is about all done I am doing. The ground is wet. The weather is warm.

Jun 28     At home all day. The day is nice.

Jun 29     Plowing corn over the creek this forenoon. This is the second time. This afternoon we are in the opposite field by the road. This is the third time and last.

Jun 30     Plowing corn on the same till nine or ten o'clock. Then we quit on account of wet spots in the field. We came up and went to plowing in the sod field for the first plowing.

Jul 1     Cut the rest of my clover this forenoon and plowed some corn on the sod this afternoon. Took up the clover this is all and done.

Jul 2     Plowed corn on the hog field and got it all layed by on this field. The weather is warm. The ground is plenty wet.

Jul 3     Plowing in the sod field this forenoon. This afternoon went down on the Sullivan land to lay by the lower end with the third plowing.

Jul 4     This morning I went up to Vernon for Dr. Richardson to come down to see Eddy. He is sick. I went to plowing corn. When I came home till we got most over for the first. Then I went up to N. Vernon to mill.

Jul 5     We are all of us at home all day. The day is very nice and warm.

Jul 6     We, me and Thomas are plowing corn. Finishing up the twenty rows on the Sullivan land this forenoon. This afternoon we and co are plowing the corn for the third and last time. Finished it all for this season. All but the pond, it has not been plowed at all.

Jul 7     I went to town to N. Vernon this forenoon to take in the wagon to get the tires set and got it set and came home and commenced to haul in wheat.

Jul 8     We are a hauling in wheat and stacking it. The wheat is very dry. The weather is hot. The people are cutting their oats this week and hauling in wheat.

Jul 9     I went over to Uncle Moses Spencer's to mow for him. The day is warm. The ground dry. Looks like rain and it is needed very much.

Jul 10     Started over to mow for Spencer but the morning not looking very favorable for a clear day. I came home again and loaded up a load of corn and took it to town to James McGee and others. Thomas Hill is plowing corn on the sod.

Jul 11     We, Thomas and I are plowing corn on the sod. Most done for the second time. Would have gotten done but the rain came on about three o'clock and rained a big rain.

Jul 12     I and all of us are at home. The day is nice. The weather is warm. The hay drop is commenced to cut. Corn is growing fast.

Jul 13     I am mowing for Moses Spencer. The day is warm. There is plenty of rain for the corn at this time but not for pasture.

Jul 14     Still at work at Spencer's mowing and finished over at the upper place today. Thomas Hill quit working for me today.

Jul 15     Still cutting grass for Spencer on the Sullivan farm and finished it at noon today. I allow to go to Sebe Ewing this afternoon. Rain tonight. The corn is doing well.

Jul 16     This forenoon I am not doing much. This afternoon I went over to Sebe's. Went to mow again. It has cleared off nice after the rain again.

Jul 17     I finished mowing at Sebe Ewing's at noon today. This afternoon was taking off the bugs of the late potatoes. Very warm.

Jul 18     I am stacking wheat for Burgmyer. The day is quite warm. Rain is not needed. Very bad at this time. The corn is doing well at this time.

Jul 19     We are at home all day, all of us. There is church over the creek. The day is very nice but a little warm. Mother and folks stopped here from church. First night I heard the katydids holler.

Jul 20     I and John Burgmyer is plowing corn on the sod field for the last time. The day is very warm. There was a little rainfall this afternoon about three o'clock.

Jul 21     There was quite a rain fell last night and the ground is too wet to plow today. Is raining the most of the forenoon, the ground is wet.

Jul 22     I am this forenoon cutting down the weeds along the cornfield down by the creek and Sullivan farm. This afternoon went to town.

Jul 23     I am plowing corn on the sod for the last time and got it all done but the upper end next to the house of the last plant. The day is warm.

Jul 24     I went up to mow for Hugh and did mow till five o'clock. There was a prospect for rain and I started for home but the rain and wind caught me before I got home. The wind blew down the corn.

Jul 25     I am not doing anything till noon. I went up to John James' this morning. He is looking for the thrashing machine but it did not come this afternoon. I went over to the Burgh to the Convention.

Jul 26     We went up to Jim's all of us. Tilda went up with us home to Mother's and came back with us again. She has been staying with us for the last two weeks.

Jul 27     This forenoon I am not doing anything. I am up to John James waiting for the thrashing machine. Rain about 8 o'clock. The machine came before noon and I helped this afternoon. Nice and cool since the rain.

Jul 28     Hoeing some in the garden and some in the potatoes and choring around. The day is very nice and cool.

Jul 29     Went to town to mill and with a load of corn. The weather is very nice and pleasant.

Jul 30     Hauling out some manure out of the barnyard and getting ready for the machine when it comes around. Jul 31     I am choring around this forenoon. This afternoon I am helping Elie Freelen to haul in wheat. The machine came tonight. We got the wheat hauled.

Aug 1     I am helping Elie Freelen to thrash this morning. Got his wheat thrashed at a little after nine o'clock this evening. Went over to help Jim and Hugh to thrash at Spencer's.

Aug 2     We are at home all day. Very nice day.

Aug 3     I am helping Jim and Hugh to finish thrashing at Spencer's. They got done about three or four o'clock. The machine went to Sebe Ewing's this evening.

Aug 4     I am helping Sebe Ewing's to thrash all day. He got done at dark. They go to James Tate's tomorrow morning and then allow to come to me next.

Aug 5     I am expecting the machine this afternoon. They are at Tate's. I went over at noon to see if they was done and they had not got any thrashed yet. They was fixing the machine. They got done and moved over to me.

Aug 6     The machine is here ready to commence this morning. We got done at noon today. The wheat turned out very well, it made one 145 bu.

Aug 7     I went to town this morning and after that I went to help Jim to thrash his wheat at home. He got done before night and the machine went to Hugh and thrashed his wheat.

Aug 8     I went to help Charley Young to thrash his wheat and oats. He got done about 3 o'clock. The machine went to Green's.

Aug 9     I and all of us went to the Basket Meeting at Weston.

Aug 10     I am not doing very much choring around. The weather is very hot and it is getting very dry.

Aug 11     I went to town today. The day is very warm. The thrasher men are thrashing at Butler's and Caiton's(?). They are a coming to Schetgen's next.

Aug 12     The machine is at Schetgen's and I am helping. The weather is warm. The machine went to Burgmyer's this afternoon.

Aug 13     I am helping Burgmyer to thrash wheat. We got done before noon. This is the last job in the neighborhood.

Aug 14     I went to town. I allowed to go to camp meeting today but when I got to town I give out till Sunday. The weather is very dry.

Aug 15     We went to town this morning. We allow to go to Camp Meeting tomorrow. The weather is dry and very warm in the middle of the day.

Aug 16     Went to town and left the horse at the livery stable and went on the cars to camp meeting.

Aug 17     I am not doing very much. Nothing but choring around. I am not well at this time. The weather is dry and quite warm.

Aug 18     I am not doing very much. I am burning some brush and logs on the hill back of the barn. The weather is hot and dry.

Aug 19     I went to town to get some medicine for myself. I am not well. I have got a pain in my breast. I got some medicine off Dr. Green. The ground is very dry. The corn is suffering for rain.

Aug 20     I am not doing very much. I am not well. The ground is very dry. Rain is needed very bad. I have not plowed any for wheat yet. Nor not anybody has plowed much yet.

Aug 21     I am mowing down some weeds in the yard and orchard. Looks some like rain. The ground is dry and hard.

Aug 22     I and Tilda Mullen went up to Mother's. They are all well...MISTAKE.

There was a nice rain this morning and all forenoon. The ground is nice and wet enough to plow.

Aug 23     I and Tilda Mullen went up to Mother's today. Is nice and cool. The ground is in nice order to plow. There was a nice rain on Saturday morning.

Aug 24     I went to town to take up a part of my cattle that I sold to H. Lowden/Cowden. I took up five head of them. They weighted 3940, the average of each 798.

Aug 25     I am not doing very much this forenoon. Applegate is here with a sewing machine. He is trying to sell one to us. He is showing us how to use it. We bought it at noon today to be paid for in twelve months from this day. I commenced to plow for wheat on the four acre piece by the creek.

Aug 26     Still plowing for wheat. The ground is in nice order since the rain. The weather is nice and cool.

Aug 27     Still plowing for wheat. I want to cut my seed clover as soon as I get this plowing. The day is cool.

Aug 28     I finished plowing for wheat on the four acre piece. The day is nice and cool. Jim and Hugh is in Illinois looking at the country. They allow to be back tomorrow.

Aug 29     I commenced to cut seed clover this morning. Cut till noon and quit and went to town to mill. The weather is nice and cool.

Aug 30     I and all of us went up to Father Gannon's. They are both sick today and have been for a day or two.

Aug 31     I am cutting seed clover all day. The seed is very dry. The day is warm, the clover is now down.

Sep 1     I am cutting clover seed and finished it. The day is warm. The weather is dry. The clover is not well filled as it ought to be.

Sep 2     I, this morning commenced to rake up the seed clover while the dew is on. I raked half of it this morning. The other half will come for to be raked on tomorrow morning.

Sep 3     I this morning are a finishing raking up the seed clover while the dew is on the clover. It is very dry in the middle of the day.

Sep 4     I this morning am a turning over some seed clover in the field so it can dry all through. I want to haul it in a day or two.

Sep 5     I, this morning commenced to haul in my seed clover. Got one load loaded and it began to rain and I brought the load up here under the shed. This afternoon we all of us, went to Hardenburgh to the picnic and Harvest Home.

(Note: These annual events were held usually in Sept. and were sponsored by the Grange in Hayden. Similar to our 4-H County Fairs of today, they held displays, exhibitions, contests, demonstrations, and entertainments and were a very popular attraction of the time.)

Sep 6     I and the rest of us are at home all day. Very nice day. The sun shines warm. There is a Basket Meeting at Centerville this day.

Sep 7     I am hauling clover seed this morning till noon then it got too dry. The day is very warm. The sun shines very hot.

Sep 8     This forenoon at work hauling clover seed till noon then it is too dry. We hauled three loads and quit. This afternoon I cut the seed clover in the orchard.

Sep 9     Hauling clover and finished it at noon today. It is all over to Ewing's barn. There is a little on the orchard that is not hauled for it has not been fit.

Sep 10     Went to Seymour to the Fair. The day is pretty warm. The road is dusty. There is a good many there. We did not get back till dark and after.

Sep 11     Went up to N. Vernon to help drive the rest of my cattle that I sold to Henry Lawson. The five head weighted 3976 lbs at three cents lb. $119.28.

Sep 12     I am pulling the beans today. The ground is dry. Jim bought Buxton's farm this day and made rightened (writing) for it.

Sep 13     We are at home all day, all of us. The day is warm. The ground is dry, I have not sowed my wheat yet. The sun is hot.

Sep 14     I am sowing wheat for the first this season. There was a little rain last night. Wet the top of the ground.

Sep 15     I am sowing the balance of the wheat on the four acre piece by the creek. I finished it at noon. This is all that I allow to sow.

Sep 16     Commenced to cut off corn on the field by the road and house. This is the first corn that I cut. I allow to go to Cincinnati tomorrow.

Sep 17     I went to Cincinnati to the Exposition. The weather is nice and it is pretty day. There is a good many folks there.

Sep 18     I came home from the Exposition tonight. The cost of the trip $7.20.

Sep 19     I am a cutting off corn. There is a little rain this morning. The corn will all do to cut on this sod field. It was cool last night. Most cool enough for frost.

Sep 20     We are at home all day, all of us. The day is very nice and pleasant. The ground is very dry. There has been no rain for over one month worth speaking of.

Sep 21     I am cutting corn off. The weather is dry. The corn is well fit to cut. This afternoon Jim Stewart and Frank Mullen are helping to cut corn.

Sep 22     Still all work at the corn. Jim Canfield is helping to cut corn.

Sep 23     Still at work at the corn. Jim Canfield is helping this afternoon. I hauled in my beans.

Sep 24     Still at the corn and Thomas Hill is helping.

Sep 25     Still at work at the corn and Thomas Hill is helping.

Sep 26     I, this morning and Thomas Hill hauled the seed clover off of the orchard over to Ewing's barn. This afternoon went to town. There was some rain this afternoon.

Sep 27     We went up to Mother's and took home Tilda. She is done working here. She has been here for a number of weeks. There was no one at home on the brownstone so we came home.

Sep 28     I and Thomas are cutting off corn by the house and finished cutting this day. There is no mark of frost on the corn. The frost has been but very little. It is hard to see any marks of the frost. Fan had her colt this morning.

Sep 29     I am working on the highway road this forenoon. This afternoon I am digging potatoes out by the roadside. Thomas is helping to dig.

Sep 30     Still at work at the potatoes. The ground is hard and dry. This afternoon we went down after the 3 loads of corn off the Sullivan lands. This is to feed the hogs.

Oct 1     This is E. Greinger's speaking at N. Vernon. I am there. There is a big turnout. This is the first frost I have seen this year.

Oct 2     I am hunting around for some calves to buy. They are very scarce. I got one off Hagle as I came along on my load home.

Oct 3     I am hauling up some stove wood this forenoon. This afternoon hauling of the pumpkins off the corn field. The ground is very dry.

Oct 4     At home, all of us, all day. Thomas Hill came here tonight for to commence two months work on tomorrow morning.

Oct 5     Commenced to sow the wheat in the cornfield by the road on sod field. The ground is dry and hard. No rain.

Oct 6     Still at work at the wheat, sowing yet. There was a little shower last night. Enough to lay the dust.

Oct 7     Still at work at the wheat yet. The ground is very dry and hard. There was a little rain last night, enough to lay the dust.

Oct 8     This forenoon we are cutting some corn stubs off with the hoes so as to make it better to sow and plow in the wheat. This afternoon we finished the sowing of the wheat.

Oct 9     This morning I went up to Sam Spencer's on business with Fan. This afternoon we hauled out the rest of the manure on the wheat.

Oct 10     We, Thomas and I gathered a load of corn to feed the hogs this morning. This afternoon I went to town to mill and market.

Oct 11     We are at home all day. The day is very nice but quite dry.

Oct 12     Finished digging one patch of potatoes this forenoon. This afternoon we are hauling up some wood and filling up the wood house. The wood is very dry.

Oct 13     Went to the election this forenoon and as I came home I bought two calves of Jacob Steel and brought them home for $8.00. Then killed a hog after I got home.

Oct 14     I finished gathering in the winter apples and Thomas is husking corn out of shock. This afternoon we thrashed out the beans but did not clean them.

Oct 15     Owe the peddler 21 and 70 cents. We are hauling up stove wood and fire wood for winter and pulling it in the wood house.

Oct 16     We are burying the potatoes this forenoon. There was some rain commenced about ten o'clock and rained a little by spells all the evening then did not much more than lay the dust.

Oct 17     I am not doing very much running around and choring some and husking corn, some to feed.

Oct 18     There is church over the creek and all of us went. This is the last day of Sunday School today for the season. The weather is dry, very dry. The water is low.

Oct 19     I took my hogs to town and I sold one week ago and weighted them. They all weighed 3340 lbs at six cents 200.40.

Oct 20     We, Thomas and I are cutting some saw logs to haul in to get sawed for fencing. The weather is very dry.

Oct 21     I this day went and got the hogs off the Widow Leuckey at 5 cents a lb. The three all weighed 339 lbs. $18.00.

Oct 22     I and Thomas are at work on the road. Plowing and scraping out a ditch to take the water off of the field and roadside. Mrs. Sullivan died last night and the funeral will be on Saturday at 11 o'clock a.m.

Oct 23     We are at work on the road awhile this morning. There was a light rain the most of the forenoon and we quit out of the rain till four o'clock went at the same.

Oct 24     Some rain this morning. We went to work on the road till nine o'clock then went to the funeral of Mrs. Sullivan. She was buried. Little rain today. We did some work after the funeral, on the road.

Oct 25     We are at home today, all day. Elie Freelen and Mary is here. I have not commenced to gather corn yet.

Oct 26     We are at work on the road and finished this evening. The little rain that we had last week helped the wheat.

Oct 27     Went to the show at N. Vernon. There was a great many people there. The day was warm. The roads are good.

Oct 28     We commenced to gather corn today for the first to cut on the Sullivan lands. The corn is dry enough to crib. Today we gathered three loads, 60 bu.

Oct 29     We gathered corn today. The day is very windy and dry. We gathered 63 bu of corn.

Oct 30     We are at the corn still. The weather is cold and frosty. Very dry weather. The corn is quite dry. No. of bu today 88.

Oct 31     Still at the corn. The weather is dry and frosty. No. of bu today, 65.

Nov 1     I and Thomas Hill went up to the new school house to church, John Shot preached. After church we went to Mother's. Phillip Hartwell's wife died today.

Nov 2     Still at the corn and we finished on the Sullivan land today at noon on stalk. This afternoon went over the creek and got a load.

Nov 3     Still at the corn over the creek. The weather is very dry and is quite warm.

Nov 4     We commenced to gather the corn in the lower field next to the mill today. Frank Mullen is helping. We got 100 bu today.

Nov 5     This forenoon there was some little showers of rain and most of the day in little sprinkles but did not wet much. We shucked in the shock till noon by the house. This afternoon went over the creek and got the rest of the corn. No. of bu, 115.

Nov 6     This forenoon Thomas and Charley Young are husking corn cut off shock. It is some damp till noon, then we hauled it in afternoon.

Nov 7     Husked corn out of shock and hauled in some more fodder that was husked on yesterday and then hauled in the load of corn at noon. Then went to N. Vernon and old Vernon to take the baby to the doctor.

Nov 8     We are at home today, all day. The day is very dark and smoky and the rain came on, a small rain.

Nov 9     Rain this morning and showers till noon. Nothing done at corn till afternoon, then we went to gather.

Nov 10     At work in the shock corn. Charley Young.

Nov 11     At work at shock corn all day and hauling in the corn that Hugh husked out.

Nov 12     Hauling in corn fodder this forenoon. This afternoon shucked corn on stalk.

Nov 13     We are at the lower field at corn. The morning is cold and frosty. The corn is very dry. It shells off good.

Nov 14     We have been at the lower cornfield at work. We now have gathered four hundred and fifty bu off of the field.

Nov 15     We are at home all day. The day is very nice.

Nov 16     We are at the corn. Thomas and I got two loads.

Nov 17     We are not doing very much today. It rained all day long and the ground is wet. Corn is not all gathered yet.

Nov 18     Shucking corn out of shocks. It is quite wet with the rain on yesterday.

Nov 19     Shucking corn out of shock. It is in good order.

Nov 20     Shucking corn on stalk in the lower field. Got most done. The day is cold and froze some and snowed some.

Nov 21     We, Thomas and Charley Young are helping Ely Freelen to pull corn. I went to town this afternoon to mill.

Nov 22     We are at home all day. It has been raining all forenoon. Slowly this afternoon it rained very hard.

Nov 23     We, Thomas and I are opening some drains on the wheat in the sod field where the corn is below the house. There was a great deal of rain fell on yesterday and last night. This afternoon we are making kraut.

Nov 24     We are this forenoon getting the last load of corn out on stalk. This is all that I have out on stalk. No. of bu on the lower clover field, bu mill 590 bu. This afternoon we are hauling up some wood.

Nov 25     Today I am helping Jim to husk corn over to Spencer's. The morning is quite cool. The ground is froze hard.

Nov 26     Today again, I am helping Jim to haul corn on Spencer's. The morning is cold and frosty but the ground thawed out before night and was muddy.

Nov 27     This forenoon I am not doing very much but some chores. This afternoon I went to Hardbenburgh to the mill and I let I. L. (?) Kendrick have one hundred and fifty dollars.

Nov 28     Rain all day till about two o'clock p.m. then it turned colder and snowed all evening. Some after night till the snow is about 2 to 3 inches, then turned cold.

Nov 29     We are at home all day. The ground is covered with snow which fell yesterday and some more this afternoon and then turned cold. It will freeze hard tonight.

Nov 30     I am not doing much this is a very cold morning. Coldest that there has been yet this season. I went up to Jim's and Mother's and was gone most all day.

Dec 1     I am not doing very much this forenoon, choring around and went up to Berk Myer's to see if he would help to kill a beef. He came this afternoon and we killed the beef.

Dec 2     I helped to move Jim Stewart down to the Sullivan lands this day. The day is very nice and tolerably warm. The road is little muddy.

Dec 3     I am at the shock corn and I have four hands helping, Burgmyer and boy, Freelan and Thomas Hill. The day is very nice and warm. It clouded over this afternoon before night and was cooler. Does not freeze any at night for two or three nights.

Dec 4     The same today. Huskers that were here yesterday. We husked and hauled in fodder all day. The day is nice and pleasant. The flat land is very soft. There is about seventy more shocks yet.

Dec 5     Thomas and I are hauling in fodder this forenoon. This afternoon I went to N. Vernon and took up a load of corn. I got fifty per bu.

Dec 6     We are at home all day. The day is dark and looks like rain or snow.

Dec 7     The snow began to fall this morning a little before light and kept on till most noon. Thomas and I this afternoon went down and cut some wood.

Dec 8     We this morning went to shucking corn again in shock. WE are getting most done. The ground is wet and muddy to haul out the corn.

Dec 9     We are at the corn today. It is muddy for it does freeze at night and thawed in daylight. Corn is worth fifty cents. Wheat one dollar. Pork 7 to 8. Hay 12-14. potatoes 80 to 1.00 the bu.

Dec 10     We finished husking corn today. All done and the fodder is all in but two loads. The ground is soft. This evening I went over to Heron's to get some apples.

Dec 11     We went to help Jim to finish his corn at Spencer's. He got done all of his corn this day. Tomorrow noon, Thomas Hill's time is out for the two months.

Dec 12     We are sawing some fire wood this morning for awhile then came up and loaded a load of corn to take to town. Thomas Hill got done at noon today. I took up a load of corn to town, got .53 the bu.

Dec 13     We are at home all day. It is very wet and cloudy day. Muddy time.

Dec 14     I am this forenoon cleaning out some ditches in the wheat on sod field. This afternoon buried up some apples.

Dec 15     Went up to Father Gannon's. The day is wet and muddy.

Dec 16     Went to town with a load of corn. Corn is worth .53 bu, the road is some muddy.

Dec 17     Went to Hardenburgh to take the hook tongue over to get in a new tongue and brought home some plank for the highway.

Dec 18     Went to the sale at P. Hartwell and I bought two head of cattle on twelve months time. $17.75 dollars. The day is cool and chilly.

Dec 19     I went up to Vernon to take up my gun to get a new stock on it. John Erl(Earl) was killed on the railroad last night.

Dec 20     We are at home all day. There was rain fell most of the night and this morning there was quite a snow fall but it is all gone before night.

Dec 21     I am at home choring around, not doing very much. I sold Dick horse today to Gibony and Peabody for one hundred dollars.

Dec 22     I am hauling gravel and putting it in the yard and around the water trough. Ben baker came out and bought Charley horse, $75.00.

Dec 23     I went to town to Vernon to take up Charley to Baker. The road is rough and some mud. The ground froze hard enough to bear up last night.

Dec 24     I am hauling up some wood with Fan and Het. The morning is cold. The ground is frozen.

Dec 25     We went over to Ellie Freelen's and stayed awhile. John Henry allowed to raise his barn tomorrow.

Dec 26     I went up to Vernon and took up the Het mare and traded back her for Charley horse this morning. It looked very much like rain and did rain some.

Dec 27     Went up to F. H. Gannon's. Very dark morning and rained some little all day and tonight. It set in to rain and rained most of the night.

Dec 28     I went up to help Peter Schetgen to kill his hogs but it is raining yet til 9 o'clock and I came home and it rained all day long. The creek is high.

Dec 29     I went up to help Peter Schetgen to kill his hogs. There was some snow fell on last night and it has not all melted yet tonight.

Dec 30     I am not doing very much, choring around some and waiting for Siras(?) Whitcomb to come after the cattle that he bought off me.

Dec 31     I took in a load of clover hay to Jacob Thinnes(?) to N. Vernon. The ground is froze so that it carries up a wagon in most all places.

1875
William Stewart Daily Journal


Jan 1     Not doing anything to amount to much. I bought 2 head of cattle off Elie Freelen. Dark day.

Jan 2     I went up to town for gun but did not get it. The day is cold, the road is rough and icy with sleet.

Jan 3     We are at home today. The day is cold and the ground is frozen.

Jan 4     Went over to Hardenburgh to drive over 3 head of cattle to Whitcomb and Swarthout. They were 2730# $81.90

Jan 5     I am not doing very much. The day is very cold. The coldest this winter.

Jan 6     I went up to John Wolsifer's and got 2 hogs off him for $15.50 (?). The morning cold.

Jan 7     Went up to Father Gannon's. The weather is cold but not as cold as it was the fore part of the week.

Jan 8     Went to N. Vernon to mill. The road is hard froze and cold day. I went on to old Vernon and got my gun.

Jan 9     This is the coldest day this winter. It is very cold and I am not doing anything. The wind blowed.

Jan 10     This is a cold day but not quite so cold as it was yesterday. We are at home today.

Jan 11     I am a helping Ellie Freelen to butcher his hogs. This is a very nice day. The ground is froze.

Jan 12     I butchered my hogs. The weather looks like rain this morning. This evening it began to rain.

Jan 13     I cut up the pork and salted it down. Then went to town and took in one hog and sold it to Henry Lawson.

Jan 14     I am frying out lard this forenoon. This afternoon went over to Ewing's to clean off barn. Cold day.

Jan 15     Went over to Ewing's barn and cleared off the floor so that I can commence to get out my clover. The day is cold.

Jan 16     I took load of hay to Jacob. The road is as solid as a rock and cold. It has been cold for two weeks.

Jan 17     At home all day. The day is cold.

Jan 18     I commenced to thresh out my clover seed today. The day is cold.

Jan 19     Still at work at the clover. The weather is cold and dry.

Jan 20     Still at the clover seed. The day is some warmer and thawed a little.

Jan 21     Went to the clover this morning but it rained some all day and the clover is damp.

Jan 22     I took up a load of hay to N. Vernon to Leadsberry.

Jan 23     I took up a load of hay to Ira Thinnes today. Weight of hay 1370#

Jan 24     At home today. The road is not very good yet, the frost is not out.

Jan 25     I am a threshing clover alone today. Sebe and Jim did not come. The day is nice.

Jan 26     I am at the clover and I and Sebe are a helping today. The day is nice and thawed some.

Jan 27     This morning is damp and I am not at the clover. It rained some. I hauled in the rest of my fodder.

Jan 28     I am a choreing around, not doing very much. Damp day and the ground is a thawing out fast.

Jan 29     Not doing very much. The weather is damp and there was a little snow fell this morning. I went down to milk.

Jan 30     I was a chopping. Same today. I chopped down a big sycamore on the Sullivan lands.

Jan 31     We are at home all day. The day is quite cold.

Feb 1     I, Jim and Sebe Ewing are a threshing clover seed. The day is very pleasant. The ground is froze.

Feb 2     The same today at clover and they are a helping me. The day is cloudy most of the day. Rain this evening and raised the creek.

Feb 3     We all of us got the clover done at noon. The day is very windy and cold. The creek is up so that I could not hard get home.

Feb 4     I am not doing very much today. The day is very cold. The ground froze hard.

Feb 5     I went down to Barnes Hearts(?) to get them to come up and haul clover seed.

Feb 6     Went to N. Vernon with twenty bushes of wheat at 10.5 cents a bushel. The road is solid froze and some cold.

Feb 7     At home all day long. There was some snow fell last night about 2 inches deep.

Feb 8     I and Ellie Freelen are a breaking stacks on the wheat by the roadside. The day is cold. I am a looking for the machine to come and thresh clover.

Feb 9     I am not doing very much this forenoon. It is cold this afternoon even up and brought down Tildy to help do the work.

Feb 10     I am not doing much. The weather is cold and icy this day. It rained on yesterday and froze and the ground is all covered with ice.

Feb 11     I am not doing very much, the weather is cold.

Feb 12     I am not doing much. The weather is cold.

Feb 13     I went to N. Vernon with a load of corn. Twenty bushels at 50 cents. $10

Feb 14     I am at home til noon. This afternoon we went to Ellie Freelen's.

Feb 15     I am burning some brush on the deadnen. The weather is cold.

Feb 16     I am at work at the deadnen burning brush and logs off. The weather is is cold. I have been looking for the machine to come to thresh clover.

Feb 17     I am at the same til noon. Then went to Hardenburgh to see B. Bellweather about sawing some. Cold day.

Feb 18     I am at the clearing today. The day is not as cold as it was on yesterday. Tonight looks like snow. The ground is frozen deep.

Feb 19     I this forenoon not doing very much. This afternoon I went and cut down a beech tree for a saw log for to haul.

Feb 20     I cut the beech log, I and E. Freelen, this morning for Ben to haul and saw. This afternoon went to town with a load of corn.

Feb 21     We are at home all day. There is church over the creek today.

Feb 22     I this day commenced to haul clover. The day is very warm and thaws fast. The creek is rising.

Feb 23     The machine is at work at the clover. The creek is too high to cross til afternoon. They got done and came over.

Feb 24     I went to clean clover today. The day is very warm. We cleaned with too mills. The creek is still up.

Feb 25     Sebe and Jim are cleaning clover and finished it tonight. I went to town today.

Feb 26     Went over to Ewing's and brought home the clover seed. Then went to the Burg to see Le Centric(?).

Feb 27     Cleaning clover seed and Hugh is a helping. We got done. No of bushel 18 ½.

Feb 28     Went over the creek to Jim's.

Mar 1     I am not doing very much. The day is bad. The creek is high, the ice went out today.

Mar 2     I went over to Yount Childs and bought ten head of cattle and brought them home.

Mar 3     I am a fixing up some mangers for the cattle. The snow falls fast most all day long.

Mar 4     I am a choreing around this afternoon. I chopped some wood. The snow is a melting some.

Mar 5     I went to the Four Corners and took down some clover seed for Dodd's. Then went to the Hardenburgh and paid John Sullivan on the land. The amount of my payment $497.14 cents.

Mar 6     I went to N. Vernon to mill. The roads is bad in places. The snow is most all gone.

Mar 7     We are at home all day. Snowed all day long and tonight the snow is the deepest that has fell this winter.

Mar 8     I am not doing much this forenoon. The snow is deep but it is a melting some. This afternoon I am a chopping down some trees for wood.

Mar 9     I am chopping down some trees for to make stove wood. The snow is melting off.

Mar 10     I went up to Vernon to court on the road trial of Newen and Leinchan. The road is muddy.

Mar 11     I am a choreing around this forenoon. This afternoon I am a sawing some stove wood for the first this winter.

Mar 12     I am a chopping down some trees to make stove wood.

Mar 13     I and Elie Freelen are a sawing stove wood today again. The day is warm.

Mar 14     We are at home all day. Father Gannon and folks are here. This is the warmest day this year.

Mar 15     I am a draining some water off of the wheat. There was a big rainfall night and the water is high.

Mar 16     I am a chopping some timber and piling some brush out back of barn. The wind blows hard all day.

Mar 17     I went up to Vernon to court on the trial of Leinchan and Newen on the road trial. There is snow on the ground and very cold.

Mar 18      I went to Vernon to the same trial again and got through at nine o'clock tonight. The weather is cold. The ground is froze.

Mar 19     I went to Hardenburgh to mill and to take over some clover seed for John Bailey to Bruner's store. A little rain today.

Mar 20     Choreing around and hung up the meat to smoke and other little chores. Sleet on the ground.

Mar 21     Went to church today. The ground is covered with sleet and is cold enough to stick. Henry Sullivan was married.

Mar 22     I was this forenoon a cleaning out some grass seed for the sow on the field by the creek. This afternoon I sowed it.

Mar 23     I was hauling some wood this morn. This afternoon splitting some stove wood. The weather is cool. The road is mud.

Mar 24     I am splitting stove wood all day. The wind blowed some and the mud is drying up some.

Mar 25     I am a splitting some stove wood all day. It looks some like rain.

Mar 26      I am a splitting some stove wood at the wood house. It has been a rain all forenoon.

Mar 27     I cut wood til noon then went to the Four Corners to pay the men for my clover. Haulen a cow $34.00

Mar 28     I and all are at home for the day. Somewhat cloudy but the road is drying.

Mar 29     I this forenoon am chopping wood down in the woods. . This afternoon went up and helped Jim to saw.

Mar 30     Went to the Burgh. The day is warm.

Mar 31     I am a taking out the potatoes out of the holes. They are some froze. I went to the mill to Hardenburgh and to take our clover seed.

Apr 1     I am a chopping some wood and splitting.

Apr 2     I am a splitting wood. The weather is nice. The road is drying off.

Apr 3     I went to town and took up some corn to town and only got 48 cents per bushel. The road is good.

Apr 4     We are at home this is a very pretty day and warm and nice.

Apr 5     I went to Vernon with a load of corn and paid half of my tax. The day is very nice.

Apr 6     I am a choreing around digging some in the garden and setting out some onions. This evening went over to the Burgh.

Apr 7     I am hauling some timber for fencing from the Burgh. The weather is nice and warm.

Apr 8     Hauled one load of timber today. This afternoon plowed the garden.

Apr 9     I planted some potatoes in the garden. The weather is nice. Went to town this evening.

Apr 10     Sowing clover today and harrowed it in the stalk field and sowed the wheat to clover.

Apr 11     At home all day. The day is nice and pleasant.

Apr 12     I commenced to plow for oats. The ground is dry enough.

Apr 13     I'm still plowing for oats. The weather cool and dry.

Apr 14     Sowed oats today and run the line between us and Walter.

Apr 15     I finished sowing oats. The day is cool and the wind is high. The ground is in good order.

Apr 16     I and J. Meek are cutting down a tree for fence posts on Jane's. The day is cold and the wind blows high.

Apr 17     I am a splitting and hauling the posts. The day is cold and it froze hard last night and there is snow storms all day.

Apr 18     We are at home all day. There is church over the creek.

Apr 19     I went over to Ewing's barn and got the rest of the clover chaff and brought it home and sowed it. Broke some stocks down.

Apr 20     I am a hauling up some stove wood. I have ol Jack colt hitched up. The day is cloudy and cool. Very cool weather.

Apr 21     I am a raking stalks and burning them off of the lower field by the creek. The weather is cool and the ground is dry.

Apr 22     I commenced to plow for corn today. The weather is very cool and nice for work. Frost every night and nothing grows.

Apr 23     Still at work at breaking for corn the ground is in nice order. The weather cool and freeze at night.

Apr 24     Harrowing some that is broke for corn this forenoon. The afternoon went to town to mill with corn for the cow. Cool weather.

Apr 25     I and children are at home but Mima went up to Mr. Shalder's with Ellie Freelen.

Apr 26     Hauling out some manure on the stalk field on the corn ground this forenoon. This afternoon weaned the colt off the mare.

Apr 27     Hauled out some more manure this forenoon. This afternoon plowed some more. The ground is in good order.

Apr 28     I plowed til noon this afternoon raked stalks on the Sullivan land. Jim and I ____ the cattle to Pilmer.

Apr 29     I was plowing all day. The wind is high. The evening is cool. The ground is dry.

Apr 30     I am a plowing for corn yet in the lower fields. The weather is cool.

May l     I am a choreing around. There was a good rain last night and today it rains by spells and the wind blows hard.

May 2     We are at home all day. The day is very cool.

May 3     I am plowing for corn. The ground is wet a plenty for to plow.

May 4     I was a plowing til I went to Hinchman's with family. Then went up to Mother's, … Lissie was married.

May 5     I plowed til ten and then finished the field by the creek, then went to Ewing's to the infare(?).

May 6     I commenced to plow on the Sullivan farm for corn. This day weather cool.

May 7     I am at work plowing. The weather is some warmer.

May 8     I this forenoon was a laying the worm of the fence on the line between us and Waller(?) and Jim Meek is a plowing.

May 9     We are at home all day. Rain some. Big rain last night.

May 10     I and Jim Meek are at work at the board fence on the Sullivan land a building a new fence below the woods.

May 11     I am at the same today and the rail fence through the clover. The ground is wet.

May 12     I and Jim are a breakin for corn on the Sullivan land, most done the lower side.

May 13     I have Jim Meek a harrow for me on the lower field by the creek. A lot to plant tomorrow.

May 14     Planting corn on the lower field by the creek. This is the first planted.

May 15     Finished the lower field this forenoon. This afternoon went to town to mill.

May 16     Went to church. The weather is cool. Frost last night.

May 17     Commenced to plow over the creek.

May 18     I finished plowing over the creek and planted tonight.

May 19     I and Jim are a finishing breaking up the lower piece for corn next to Walter's and next to the creek. Allow to plant tomorrow.

May 20     Commenced to plant the above named piece to corn for the first on the Sullivan land. The ground is dry.

May 21     We are still at the planting til noon today, when a big rain came and stopped us.

May 22     I am not doing very much. The ground is wet. To wet to plow or plant.

May 23     We, all of us, went up to folks Gannon's. Rain this morning.

May 24     I am not doing very much. The ground is too wet to plant today til tomorrow.

May 25     We, Jim and I are a planting the lower piece next to Walter and finished it today.

May 26     Commenced to break up the upper end of the same for corn.

May 27     Commenced to plant the upper piece.

May 28     Breaking up and planting the upper piece.

May 29     We finished all of the upper piece but the corner by Indian and all planted.

May 30     We went to Sunday school. The day is nice.

May 31     I hauled home a load of lumber from the Burgh this morning. This evening went to town with a load of corn.

Jun 1     We broke up the rest of the bottoms corn. All done.

Jun 2     I replanted some corn over the creek this morning. This evening commenced to plow corn.

Jun 3     Choreing around this forenoon. This afternoon went to N. Vernon with a load of corn. The price of corn is 50 cents.

Jun 4     I am a plowing some corn on the lower field. The ground is plenty wet enough.

Jun 5     I went to take the cattle and hogs to Pilmer's. The hogs weight-1730, the cattle 7064. Then finished planting corn on this evening.

Jun 6     This is a rainy day by spells. The ground is wet. We went over to Jim's. Jonn is sick.

Jun 7     Went over to Yount Childs and then to old Vernon. The day is nice.

Jun 8     I am at work on the road today. The ground is wet.

Jun 9     I am a plowing corn on the lower field by the creek. The ground is dry enough.

Jun 10     At the same and finished. Then went over the creek and plowed that for the first.

Jun 11     Commenced to plant corn on the Sullivan land for the first this afternoon.

Jun 12     At the same as above today again.

Jun 13     We are at home all day. Thomas Falters(?) are here today. The day is nice.

Jun 14     I am a plowing corn today, all day. The ground is nice and dry enough.

Jun 15     Big rain this morning and rain most all day by showers. The ground is wet, too wet to plow for several days. The ground is soaked.

Jun 16     I went to town to mill and to old Vernon as it was too wet to plow corn.

Jun 17     Choreing around this forenoon. This afternoon went to plowing corn again. The ground is dry enough again. The corn grows fast.

Jun 18     Still plowing corn. The weather is cool.

Jun 19     Went over the creek to plow corn the second time. The corn growed fast.

Jun 20     We are at home all day. There is church over the creek.

Jun 21     We are all a plowing corn on the Sullivan land the second time. Big rain tonight.

Jun 22     The ground is wet this morning. Indian Creek was over a part of the corn. We are taking out some weeks.

Jun 23     I am a deaden out some tree along the creek bank on this side of the creek this forenoon. This afternoon pulling weeds out of the corn.

Jun 24     I am hoeing in the garden this forenoon. This afternoon went to town with a load of corn. The price of corn at N. Vernon 55 cents.

Jun 25     I and C. Young was this forenoon plowing corn on the field by the creek. This afternoon rain again. Very wet time.

June 26     I and Charley is a piling up manure at the barnyard. The ground is too wet to plant. Rain every day.

Jun 27     We are at home all day. The creek is up some but not past ford. The ground is very wet.

Jun 28     I am a draining off water off of the cornfield. The rain on last night soaked the ground full of water and ponds.

Jun 29     I am mowing down some weeds in the cornfield and peach orchard. The ground is wet and muddy. Too wet to plow for one week yet.

Jun 30     I am over the creek pulling out weeds out of the corn. The ground is wet and can't plow for some time yet.

Jul 1     I and Charley are down on the Sullivan lands a pulling out weeks out of the corn. The corn is damaged by the water of Indian Creek.

Jul 2     At the same til noon today then we went in my own lower field by the creek to take out weeds. The corn is yellow in spots from the water.

Jul 3     At the same as above til noon today when we, J. Meek quit and went over the creek to plow the corn through the last time. We got it done.

Jul 4     We are at home all day.

Jul 5     I am a plowing corn on the lower field. The ground is wet yet to plow. This has been a great deal of rain along back.

Jul 6     Plowed corn til noon then cut wheat for the first time. The wheat is poor.

Jul 7     Big rain last night and the ground is wet. We went to town tonight.

Jul 8     I went up to town with three loads of corn. Jim and Hugh is a hauling. We took 1 bushel 55 cents bushel. Cut clover this afternoon.

Jul 9     Plowed corn this forenoon. This afternoon hauled in clover hay.

Jul 10     We are plowing corn on the Sullivan land. The last plowing on the lower piece.

Jul 11     We are at home all day. The day is cloudy and rains some.

Jul 12     I am a plowing corn. The ground is dry enough. The weather is warm.

Jul 13     Still at the corn til noon. Then went down and …

Jul 14     We are at work at the corn and cutting clover. The weather is rainy and very warm.
Jul 15     We are all done plowing corn over ____?. 3rd and last time but the upper piece has the 2nd up to the mud that can't plow.

Jul 16     We are at the clover by spells when we can. There is so much rain it is bad for it.

Jul 17     Cutting clover and hauled in all of it we had cut. We have a little piece to cut yet.

Jul 18     I went over to Moses Spencer's with the cows this morning. We are at home today.

Jul 19     I finished mowing the clover on the Sullivan land this morning then went in mine in the weeds.

Jul 20     I this morning, cut clover and weeds till noon. It rained till noon by showers. It is a very wet time.

Jul 21     This is a very wet time. It is most of the time very wet. It is most impossible to get hay up. We finished up our clover…Jim and me.

Jul 22     Rain all day and the creek is high. The fields is wet. Later over the ground the corn is injured in spots by the wet.

Jul 23     I am not doing much, the ground is wet. I went to town today. The oats is not cut. My oats is down on the ground flat.

Jul 24     I am a cutting some oats for the first I have cut. They are down. The weather is wet and cloudy. Elliott got 11 bushels corn today.

Jul 25     We are at home all day. The weather is very wet.

Jul 26     I am not doing very much. The weather is so wet. Rain every day at present and the ground is full of water.

Jul 27     I am a cutting some oats this afternoon and Elijah Freelen is a helping. The ground is wet, the oats is flat on the ground.

Jul 28     I and Ellie and Jim Canfield are a cutting oats til noon, then it rained again and we quit. Then went up to father Gannon's.

Jul 29     The creek is high this morning. Higher than it has been for a long time. Jim is on this side of the creek and can't get over. Went up to Mother's. Rain

Jul 30     I am not doing very much, helping to roll the old gum tree out of the roadside. The creek is high yet but will be forded this evening. Jim went home.

Jul 31     Nothing doing in hay for over a week. So much rain. Rain every day and nothing done. The oats is about rotten and wheat and corn is damaged.

Aug 1     The creek is past fording. The ground is full of water and it rained today. We are at home.

Aug 2     I went over to the Burgh this afternoon. The road is mud and rained today some yet.

Aug 3     The creek is the highest it has been this year. It is over the corn. We went up to F H Gannon's today.

Aug 4     Not doing very much, the ground is wet and bad.

Aug 5     I went to town. The ground is drying off some. The creek is run down low again.

Aug 6     I hauled in my wheat today. It is a very small crop and a poor one. It has growed so bad and damp. It is not worth much.

Aug 7     I bound up some of my oats that I had down and hauled them in all that is allow to. The rest may lay in the field.

Aug 8     We went to Tea Creek Church then we came back and stopped at Sebe Ewing's till night.

Aug 9     I am sick today and nothing done. The weather is nice for to pull up hay. The people are busy in their hay now.

Aug 10     I mowed down the weeds in the orchard today. The weather is nice at this time. People are a pulling up their hay at this time.

Aug 11     I am not doing very much today. Father Gannon's are here today. It rained some.

Aug 12     I was up mowing for Hugh today. Very good day for hay.

Aug 13     I am not doing very much today. The forenoon is very nice til noon. Afternoon it rained some. It stopped the hay work.

Aug 14     I went to Hardenburgh and settled up with B. Baultin(?) and paid him all that I was owing him for sawing. The day is nice.

Aug 15     At home today. Jim and folks are here.

Aug 16     I am hauling up some wood and took home Hugh's Fan to him from Ewing's barn.

Aug 17     I am mowing down some weeks in the field below the house. The weather is cloudy.

Aug 18     Cutting some weeks and choreing around. Not very busy.

Aug 19     Went to town to the mill and there is auction at Wilkerson's. They are selling out their goods.

Aug 20     Jim and I are a building board fence on the Sullivan's lands. The weather is nice.

Aug 21     I went to town and sold Prince's colt today to Sedell for 95 dollars. Then went to his mill and got some seed wheat.

Aug 22     At home most all day. I and Lawrence went to our schoolhouse to church this evening at 3 o'clock.

Aug 23     I and Jim are at work at the board fence on the Sullivan land.

Aug 24     At the fence today again.

Aug 25     Went up to Foster's at Scipio to get pigs off him. Jim and me.

Aug 26     We finished the fence today. The day is hot.

Aug 27     I am a hauling corn to Sedell this forenoon. This afternoon two loads to N. Vernon.

Aug 28     Took a load of corn to N. Vernon.

Aug 29     I am at home all day. Rain some.

Aug 30     I went to Sam Spencer's and Ewing's and bought a sow and pigs off him for the sum of 14 dollars.

Aug 31     I went to the barn raising at the widow Spencer's. The weather is very warm.

Sep 1     I am a hauling corn to N. Vernon. I took up two loads and Hugh one load. In all today 76 bushels at 60 cents a bushel.

Sep 2     I am a helping Jim to build board fence across his field.

Sep 3     I am still helping Jim at fence. The day is warm. There was a rain fell today this evening.

Sep 4     We got the fence done at noon. This afternoon went to town with two loads of corn. Hugh and myself.

Sep 5     I went to the funeral of Walter Leadimore (Lattimore?) to Graham. They buried their child.

Sep 6     I am digging potatoes in the garden. This is all I have got this year. I finished them.

Sep 7     Mowing down some weeds and burning some logs and brush out back of barn.

Sep 8     Burning some more this forenoon. This afternoon commenced to cut corn for the first time. The weather is dry.
,br> Sep 9     I am a cutting corn today again. The weather dry and warm.

Sep 10     Cutting corn today it is wet this morning. There was some rain this morning and the corn is wet.

Sep 11     We went to the picnic at the Harvest Home at Hardenburgh. There was a school meeting tonight and they appointed me director.

Sep 12     We are at home all day. The weather is nice at this time. Sammy Spencer is sick at this time.

Sep 13     We are a cutting off corn and Henry Pettifoot (Pettiford) and Dan is a helping.

Sep 14     Still at the corn and Dan and George Lindja(?) is a helping.

Sep 15     The same as on yesterday and finished the corn today on the lower field by the creek.

Sep 16     Went to town today to mill. The weather is nice at this time. There is not much corn cut up in the country.

Sep 17     I commenced to plow for wheat in the lower cornfield where the corn is cut off. Sammy Spencer is very low.

Sep 18     I am still a plowing for wheat today. The day is very cool. First frost tonight for this fall. Sammy Spencer is no better. Wilber is sick with flux.

Sep 19     I and the children went to church. Mima is at home with the baby. He is sick with flux. Sammy Spencer is no better.

Sep 20     I this morning, went to old Vernon for Dr. Zilcherson to come down and see Wilber. He is very sick. Spencer grandpa is no better.

Sep 21     I went this morning over to the Burgh for to get the three head of cattle weighed and they weighed 2540. Cut corn this afternoon. Sammy Spencer died tonight.

Sep 22     I went to Vernon again after Dr. Zilcherson. Wilber is very sick. The weather is very cool and frost. The frost has ____ some of the corn.

Sep 23     I am not doing very much. Wilber is very sick. I cannot leave him. Sammy Spencer buried today.

Sep 24     Wilber Stewart died this morning at five o'clock and we allow to bury him tomorrow at Six Mile.

Sep 25     We buried Wilber at a little after eleven o'clock at Six Mile in lot No. 14. His age is two year and six days.

Sep 26     We went up to Will Gannon's at Queensville. The day is nice and pleasant.

Sep 27     I am a cutting some more corn this forenoon and Charley Young is a helping this afternoon hauling manure on the wheat.

Sep 28     At the same today and finished the corn all that is allow to cut this year on the Sullivan land. Weather nice and dry.

Sep 29     I commenced to plow some more for wheat. Charles Young is a plowing around shocks. The ground is dry.

Sep 30     I got done breaking at noon all that is allowed to break this afternoon. Commenced to sow for the first time. Rain all night.

Oct 1     As it is to wet to harrow, I went to town and got one bushel and one half of seed wheat more to finish. This rain will do a great deal of good.

Oct 2     I finished sowing my wheat on the 10 ½ acre corn field and I got it harrowed once over and commenced the other way.

Oct 3     We are at home most all day except awhile this evening. We went over to Jim's to see how he is. He is sick and is better now.

Oct 4     I finished the harrow on wheat all but a little bit for the second time. Weather nice.

Oct 5     I am a draining and opening furrows through the wheat field. It does threaten to rain some. The weather is nice.

Oct 6     Rain this morning and it is good for the wheat. Choreing around some til noon, then went to the Four Corners and then to Burgh.

Oct 7     I am a hauling out some manure on the clover in the corner by the creek allow to put the field in corn next spring.

Oct 8     I commenced to tramp out my wheat that I had in the barn and Charley Young is a helping me. It is dry but it has been badly damaged.

Oct 9     At the wheat again and finished it at noon. Then went and gathered a load of corn for the first this year. The corn is poor. The corn is a getting some dry.

Oct 10     We are at home. Mima is sick in bed and this evening I took the ernsipolas(?) in my nose and face.

Oct 11     We are still sick and Dr. Green came here this evening. He says Mima has the flux and I the irisipoless(?). The largest frost on tonight.

Oct 12     I am not doing anything today yet. I am not able to do anything. The doctor was here all night and we are both sick.

Oct 13     We are still sick yet. I am better. Mima is not.

Oct 14     Still sick and I am able to go around some and Mima is some better.

Oct 15     I am able to work a little but weak yet but Mima is not much better this evening.

Oct 16     I this forenoon, are a cleaning up my what that is tramped out and 9 1/2 bushes of the wheat. Mima is not so well and we are a looking for the doctor.

Oct 17     The doctor came out last night at 11 o'clock and he stayed till morning and Dr. Ritcherson came this morning.

Oct 18     Mima is not much better and the Dr. Green is here this morning. I hauled up a load of corn from the field. Then hauled some wood.

Oct 19     Mima is sick and no better this evening. She is very sick. The doctor is here today again.

Oct 20     Sick and nothing done and the doctor comes every day and I am about the house all day.

Oct 21     I went up to town this morning to get some more medicine for Mima. She is some better this evening. I buried up my potatoes.

Oct 22     I am a hauling out some manure and Jim Meek is a helping. Mima is a little better today.

Oct 23     I am a hauling out some more manure alone. Mima is a little better. Very nice weather at this time.

Oct 24     I went up to town for some more medicine for Mima, she is not so well today. The weather is nice.

Oct 25     I went to town and got a note of John Couchman for two hundred and fifty on four months time at 10 percent. Mima is some better.

Oct 26     I am a hauling rock on the public highway road for the culvert across the ditch. Mima is some better. The weather is nice.

Oct 27     I hauled rock till noon today then quit and went for the doctor. He came with me. Mima a little better this evening. Weather nice.

Oct 28     I am a hauling in some corn fodder for the first time this fall on the Sullivan land. Mima is no better. The weather very warm and nice.

Oct 29     I am a hauling rock on road this forenoon. This afternoon I am a staying in the house with Mima. She is very low and weak.

Oct 30     I went to town. The weather is nice. Mima is still weak.

Oct 31     We are at home. H(F)ount Childs' are here and Mima is sick yet and not ___.

Nov 1     I went to Weston to get some medicine off Gaddy (Dr. Nelson Gaddy). This afternoon went to town.

Nov 2     I hauled out manure on the next lower field by the creek. Mima is some better at this time.

Nov 3     I commenced to shuck corn in the shock for the first time and all alone. Mima is on the mend slowly.

Nov 4     Shucked corn. The corn is in good order.

Nov 5     At the corn. The weather is nice. Mima is getting along slowly. Nov 6     Hauling some corn this forenoon. This afternoon went and hauled up some wood.

Nov 7     At home all day til most night. I went down to Gaddy's for to get some more medicine.

Nov 8     I am at work at the corn gathering. The weather is very nice.

Nov 9     At work at the corn in the Sullivan and are most done tonight.

Nov 10     At the shock again. It is damp today and in good order. The weather is nice.

Nov 11     At the shock corn today. Hauled in the first lot of fodder this morning at noon. It is dry.

Nov 12      I am this forenoon a hauling in some fodder out of the cornfield. Then after we went over the creek and commenced to gather the corn for th____.

Nov 13     At the same and finished it tonight. It is very good corn. It will make about 140 bushel at least.

Nov 14     I this morning went to Dr. Gaddy's for some more medicine for Mima. She is still not able to be up at all at this time.

Nov 15     I went to the mill this morning, to N. Vernon this afternoon. Hauled in corn of the lower field. There is shocked corn. It is in good order.

Nov 16     At the corn today and it is in very good order but it is froze hard tonight.

Nov 17     I went this morning down to Dr. Gaddy's and got some more medicine for Mima. The coldest morning this winter. Ice over the creek.

Nov 18     I hauling in some corn that I had out in the field then I hauled some wood. Then went over to Spencer's and got some apples. The day is cool.

Nov 19     I went down this morning and got ____and the doctor came up. Mima is not near so well. I hauled in some fodder…very damp.

Nov 20     I went this morning to get a girl to come and do the work and take care of Mima. She is very weak and low at this time. I went to town this evening.

Nov 21     I went down to Dr. Gafdy's for more medicine for Mima. She is very low and weak at this time. Church over the creek today and yesterday.

Nov 22     This has been a sad day as Mima is very bad all day and tonight at 7 o'clock she departed this life.

Nov 23     I am about the home all day. Mima is dead and there is folks here all day. This is a very rainy day, most all day.

Nov 24     This day we buried Mima. A very sad day for me. The morning is quite cold. We buried her at Six Mile on lot T11.

Nov 25     I am not doing very much choreing around and went over to Ewing's and got 14 pounds of beef.

Nov 26     I this forenoon am not doing very much. This afternoon got the last load of corn in off the Sullivan land.

Nov 27     I went to town today and got the two children shoes. Emma and Eddy. It is a very nice day for this time of year.

Nov 28     We are at home all day. It is very rainy today. We did allow to went up to Mother's.

Nov 29     I shocked one load of corn out of shock alone today. It is cold and the ground froze. It froze hard tonight.

Nov 30     I hauled in the load of corn this morning that I shucked on yesterday, then hauled up some wood the rest of the day.

Dec 1     I am a helping Jim to gather corn on Walter. He is a getting most done. Looks like rain.

Dec 2     I went to town and got the table and Tilda stayed to Mother's til I came back from town, then I stopped.

Dec 3     I am at work at my shock corn a shucking and hauling in the fodder. It is a nice day for the work. Hugh is a helping.

Dec 4     I am at the same today and got all done this day at noon. Jim and Frank is a helping.

Dec 5     We are at home all day. It is a wet day and we allowed to went up to Father Gannon's.

Dec 6     I am not doing very much today. The day is dark and cloudy. I am a fixing the windows at the house. Sebe and Lis came here.

Dec 7     Creek past ford this morning. Sebe is here and Lis. We all went up to F H Gannon's. Rain most of the day and dark.

Dec 8     Creek high yet but can be forded. Sebe went home after dinner. It has been a raining all the week most of the time.

Dec 9     I am a choreing around cleaning out the stable. The ground is wet and muddy. Cloudy weather.

Dec 10     I am a choreing around very wet time. I got one 100 hundred weight of buckwheat flower.

Dec 11     I and Jim fixed up the board fence on line. Then I turned in my cattle in to the stalks.

Dec 12     I and Tilda went up to Father Gannon's - all of us. The road is muddy.

Dec 13     I am a hauling rails. Jim and I on the Sullivan land to make a fence on the line next to Walter and pull up the fence.

Dec 14     I helped Elie Freelen to butcher and I took one over and butchered. I then went over to Sebe Ewing's and got the male hog.

Dec 15     I am a hauling out some manure in the field. I allow to plant corn. The weather is nice and the ground is drying.

Dec 16     I am a hauling out manure again. F. Hand folks came here this afternoon.

Dec 17     I went to town today. Very cold day. The coldest this winter yet. I went up to see about the grave stone at Fulkerson's.

Dec 18     I am down on the Sullivan land a fixing a place for cattle and pigs to get water from Indian Creek. The ground is hard frozen.

Dec 19     I and Tilda , all of us went over the creek to Church. Father Gannon and folks stopped after meeting. I went tonight.

Dec 20     I am a hauling up wood for to burn. Very nice day and rains. The ground thawed.

Dec 21     I went to town to the mill with corn for to get ground for the cows. There was a rain came on when I was in town and it rained by showers all the evening.

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