July 19th, 1872, Friday

Pleasant. I have been over to see Mother most every day this week. I feel worried about her. They expected Frone home last night, but were disappointed. She will come sometime this week. While I was there this afternoon. Aunt Eliza and Mrs. Robinson came and Mr. and Mrs. Weeks called. Mother’s cough is awful … Continue reading July 19th, 1872, Friday


February 16th, 1866, Friday

Cold as Greenland. Have had a hard storm. The snow is drifted bad. Eugene’s Father and Mother were up Tuesday and staid till Wednesday noon. I hope they got home safe. Emma Pate is dead. Was buried last Sunday. Sophronia is still down to Aunt Eliza’s.

January 30th, 1866, Tuesday

Albert Alexander and Sophronia were up here yesterday. Albert got home Saturday night. Soph is staying there now. Aunt Eliza is sick, threatened with a fever. Anna Swan and George Smith staid here Saturday night. Sunday we went to meeting to the Baptist Church. About a dozen baptized, Marietta Nobles, John and Anna Miller among … Continue reading January 30th, 1866, Tuesday


December 24th, 1865, PM, Sunday

Eugene and I have been over to Will’s today. Will and May were gone down to Ringwood. They went yesterday. I guess they will spend Christmas down there. I’ve asked Adin Swan to come over tomorrow to dinner. He said he’d come. Aunt Eliza and Uncle Jesse are coming up. Eugene gave me $7 to … Continue reading December 24th, 1865, PM, Sunday


December 8th, 1865, Friday

Uncle Jesse and Aunt Eliza were up here this evening. They say Mrs. Sherman and Adolph Freeman were married last evening, “Well! Well! when will wonders cease,” as Clarence Truex says. They have only been acquainted a week. Tomorrow Eugene and I are going down to Ringwood to see Anna.


November 25th, 1865, Saturday

Two days a married woman. We were married Thursday night 23rd at Mr. Caldwell’s. George Swan and May went over with us. Uncle Jesse, Aunt Eliza and Eugene’s Mother spent the evening here. This afternoon we have been up to Mrs. Nobles’s. Had a nice visit. Georgia Hodge and Mrs. Sherman were there. Mrs. S. … Continue reading November 25th, 1865, Saturday


October 27th, 1865, Friday

(copied from my day journal) Rain, rain, rain! Will it ever cease. I came down here to Aunt Eliza’s Wednesday night and I guess I shall have to stay, for it has rained every day this week. The wind is strong east and it bids fair to rain the rest of the week. I was … Continue reading October 27th, 1865, Friday