May 12th, 1872, Sunday

Cloudy, looks like rain. I have been over to Father’s today, took both children. Aunt Clara was there. She and Soph start for Mass. next Wednesday. Father went after Emma Kuffman this afternoon. She is going to work for them awhile. Mother is feeling miserable, but guess talking to Aunt Clara has not done her … Continue reading May 12th, 1872, Sunday


October 9th, 1871

Eugene was down to Genoa today. Heard Chicago was all afire. Shall hear more particulars tomorrow. May has gone down to St. Louis. Uncle Haskel is dead. Died last month.

September 13th, 1870, Tuesday

We are having nice weather. May came back from Boston last month. She had not been gone a year until the 1st of December. Sarah and May from Chicago came up with her and staid a week. The whole family have been up during the summer. May Swan talks of going home to Nashville and … Continue reading September 13th, 1870, Tuesday


October 20th, 1869, Saturday

Eugene and I were in Chicago (to Amos) a week or two ago. Went in Wednesday and staid until Saturday night. Left Clara with Sophronia and May. Mother and Father are East. They are going to visit in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Mr. Moses’ folks have gone to Missouri, all of them but Myron. … Continue reading October 20th, 1869, Saturday


March 7th, 1868, Saturday

Still rains. Eugene, Adin and Father started for Woodstock but could get no further than Greenwood on account of the bad roads. Adin thinks he will have to leave his farm. Wilcox will not give a good title to the land, or he cannot, at least, for the farm is May’s.


January 1st, 1868, Wednesday

The New Year came in cloudy and warm does not seem much like winter. Lottie Swan and Sophronia spent the afternoon here. Yesterday was very warm and pleasant. May and I went over to Father’s, rode over with Clarence. Sunday night I went to church up west (they are holding protracted meetings there, great revival), … Continue reading January 1st, 1868, Wednesday


September 28th, 1864, Wednesday Night

Charlie Frothingham and Martha came up yesterday afternoon, and Sophronia and I went over to Hopkins’s with them. Charlie and the Frothingham girls were here this afternoon. Rod Hodge and the other boys that enlisted from this town are home. They took a French furlough and intend to stay until Friday. Eugene Swan was over … Continue reading September 28th, 1864, Wednesday Night