April 14th, 1869, Wednesday

Mother came over yesterday and staid till tonight. Mrs. Utter and Eunice Streeter spent the day here. Mrs. Utter has been down all winter, but is going back to Minnesota soon. Persus Morgan, Hopkins and Anson came back here last fall. Anson had the consumption. He died in January. Persus is now at home to … Continue reading April 14th, 1869, Wednesday


Hebron, August 23rd, 1865, Wednesday

Mother and May have gone up to Mr. Hodge’s to spend the afternoon. Sophronia and I are all alone. John is to work over to Covill’s thrashing, and Father and William Haney are down to Uncle Jesse’s cutting hay. John Gale of Ohio is dead. He died the 5th of this month of fever. I … Continue reading Hebron, August 23rd, 1865, Wednesday

August 11th, 1865, Friday Morn

I staid with Cora Hopkins last night (have just got home). She talks of going up to Minnesota to school in about three weeks. Anson Hopkins is paying his best respects to Persus Morgan. The report is they are engaged. He owns a farm in Minnesota and Cora is going up with him. Yesterday afternoon … Continue reading August 11th, 1865, Friday Morn


August 3rd, 1865, Thursday

Eugene was here to dinner and nearly all the afternoon. We had a game of cards. Father killed a sheep this forenoon. Yesterday Persus and Edna Morgan, Marietta Nobles, Mrs. Sherman, Soph and I were up to see Georgia Hodge. Mother, Aunt Eliza and Mrs. Wilkins was up to Nobles’s. Our men folks were to … Continue reading August 3rd, 1865, Thursday


May 24th, 1865, Wednesday

Sophronia, John, Eugene and I went down to R to the exhibition and dance. Had a good time to the party, quite a number there. Charlie Frothingham was there, he came home Tuesday and staid till Friday night. Friday afternoon he and Logan Hamilton called here a few moments. After they went away Eugene Swan, … Continue reading May 24th, 1865, Wednesday


April 1st, 1865, Saturday

Mrs. Swan has been here this afternoon and evening. Lottie Swan from Richmond came here Tuesday night 28th and is going to leave tomorrow. Georgia Hodge and Cora Hopkins were here Monday afternoon 27th. Last Sunday 20th Albert Alexander and I went up west to meeting. Will Harris and Delia Holden were there. They came … Continue reading April 1st, 1865, Saturday


Hebron, November 27th, 1864

We are having miserable weather. It has rained ever since Friday. It is awful muddy. Charlie Frothingham and Eddie Cook were here this afternoon. Charlie came home Wednesday night. He is going back tomorrow morning. Thursday 24th was Thanksgiving. We did not have any company and I staid at home and work much against my … Continue reading Hebron, November 27th, 1864