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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Friday, January 5th (22 years of age today)

Went to Onslow to day - Mr. S. R. Cook was here this evening & we played Eucher untill eleven o'clock

Saturday, January 6th

I went to Cascade to day got home at three o'clock - D. B. Beens folks and me all went to Mr. Ecklers & Joseph Orr stayed all night with me.

Sunday, January 7th

Frank House was here - I went to church to day & F House & Fern Eckler came here after church & spent the evening & the teacher & John Young & Archie Robertson spent the evening

Wednesday, January 10th

I put up 28 bushels of Oats for Charley to take to Onslow - I went to Onslow today - Tonight is the Oyster Supper at Mr. Beens - I did not go to the Oyster Supper

Thursday, January 11th

It snowed most all day - Wm Hogeboom & ders was here & Byron Hall was here - I stayed at home most all day - I went up to Toms & Joseph Hannas in the after noon

Friday, January 12th

Stayed at home in the fore noon & went to School in the after noon. To night is the Oyster Supper at Clay Mills I went up to Mr Scroggies & we all went to up to Mr. Ameses & had a dance Charley & Ivah went to the Supper

Saturday, January 13th

I stayed at home all day Charley had a wood hauling to day - Wm Hogeboom & Edd & Thomas Green & Ahab Dewit - I went up home with Tom in the evening & Tom & Bell spent the evening with us & Mr. Cook to

Sunday, January 14th

I went to Robert Youngs to day came back to church & came home - Charley Dubois was here this evening

Monday, January 15th

I stayed at home in the fore noon & went to Wm Orrs childs funeral & then went to school in the after noon - It snowed hard all day - blustering to day

Tuesday, January 16th

I went to Onslow to day & I came home & went to the School House to a lecture & thare waren't eny - I was at Uncle Hi DuBoises to day

Thursday, January 18th

Stayed at home in the fore noon & went to Geo Hannas in the after noon & my pony got a way and went home - Mr. Beens folks and us spent the evening at Mr.Greens

Friday, January 19th

Stayed at home most all day went up to Scroggies a while in the after noon - S. R.Cook was here this evening

Monday, January 22nd

I went to Onslow to day - I stayed at Uncle Hiram Duboises to dinner - Mr. Beens folks was here this evening - S. R. Cook & Geo Scroggie was here

Tuesday, January 23rd

I was at Uncle Hi's to day - I sold my pony to him to day - I stayed to Uncle Hi's all night - It was cold to day

Wednesday, January 24th

I was to school in the fore noon I was at home in the after noon - Aunt Fannie was here this after noon - We all went to Wm Hogebooms this evening

Thursday, January 25th

Went to Wm Suttons sale & went to a Spelling School at the Stone School House in the evening - to day Francis Duke promised to pay Wm Litten $10,50 that he owed me

Friday, January 26th

I was at home in the morning - Mr A. DuBoise was here - I went to Onslow to day came back to school 1/4 day - Geo Scroggie & Wm Hogeboom & S. R. Cook spent the evening here

Saturday, January 27th

I went up to Allen Dukes childs funeral to day got back at three o'clock - Went up to Mr Butlers & stayed all night he & me went to Scroggies & Geo Hannas

Sunday, January 28th

Pleasant this morning - I went to Church to day & went up to Mr Scroggies after church - I got a letter from Jen to day

Monday, January 29th

I stayed at home in the fore noon - it is very warm - Went to Onslow in the after noon came back & stayed all night with Jo Orr - it is fogy this evening

Tuesday, January 30th

It is fogy this morning - I was to Onslow to day came back to Wm Orrs with him & stayed until after supper - It rained to night and then went up to Mr Scroggies I stayed all night at Mr. Scroggies

Thursday, February 1st

I sawed wood for Charley in the fore noon & we started to go to Farm Crick & the river was so high we could not get thare

Saturday, February 3rd

I went to Onslow with Wm Mc came back with Scroggie & went home & went home with James Carpenter & stayed all night - Birt and Alice & Charley Dubois & James Carpenter and S. R. Cook was here this evening

Sunday, February 4th

I went to Church to day - I was at home in the fore noon Birt & Alice was here - Fogy to day - Frank House stayed all night

Monday, February 5th

I went to Clay Mills to day - I was at home in the after noon - James Hall was here to day

Tuesday, February 6th

Pleasant this morning - I went over to Calhoons with Wm Hogeboom & Charles Hall

Wednesday, February 7th

I went to Onslow to day - I left a note of $10,50 against Francis Duke & H.O. Shike with the Justice of the Piece at H. V. Vandurens for Colection at Onslow Jones Co Iowa

Thursday, February 8th

I helped Jim Hall fill his Ice House to day at Clay Mills - Wm Hogeboom & F

House & Rill Green was here this evening

Friday, February 9th

Helped Jim Hall to fill his Ice House to day - James Carpenter was here this evening

Sunday, February 11th

I went to Wm Ecklers in the fore noon & went to church in the after noon & then I came home & went up to Wm Hogebooms in the evening - snowed some this evening

Monday, February 12th

Pleasant this morning - I was at school in the fore noon - I went to James Moren wood choping & was at the dance at night

Tuesday, February 13th

I stayed at home all day a lone - Ivah was up to Wills & Charley had gone to rent a farm

Wednesday, February 14th

I went to Onslow to day - I got my money from F Duke to day $11,44 - I paid Wm Litten $6,80 to day

Thursday, February 15th

I went down to Stuff Suttons - I was at School in the fore noon - in the evening Charley McMaster and Stuff and me went to Canton to the Auction - We came back and I stayed all night with Stuff

Friday, February 16th

Pleasant this morning - I helped Stuff to chop wood in the fore noon and the after noon to - I stayed all night with Stuff again

Saturday, February 17th

I went to Onslow with Stuff to day Jim Hall was here this evening

Sunday, February 18th

I went to Church in the fore noon - Elder Maxin preached - I was up to Scroggies and Geo Hanna and Mrs. Orr

Monday, February 19th

I was at home in the fore noon - Charley went to Monticello with Eb Walker - He took my watch to get it cleaned - I was at school a little while in the fore noon - I was at A. P. Ornsbys to dinner - I was at school all the after noon - I got my watch back to day - I was at Wm Ecklers to a dance to night

Tuesday, February 20th

I helped S. T. Carpenter butcher a hog to day

Wednesday, February 21st

Pleasant this morning - I was up to Wm Hogeboom & Tom Greens in the fore noon - I was at Onslow this after noon

Thursday, February 22nd

I was up to Tom Greens in the fore noon in the after noon I was at school it rained a little this after noon

Friday, February 23rd

It snowed some this morning - I was at home in the fore noon and then i went up to Geo Hannas & Mr Youngses and then home - it snowed some all day

Saturday, February 24th

I was at Onslow to day Frank House and me went up to Mr Butlers this evening I stayed all night with Frank House

Sunday, February 25th

My Mother died five years ago this evening - I was at church to day - S. R. Cook was here this after noon - I was up to Mr Scroggies to day

Monday, February 26th

I helped P Blackmer chop wood to day

Tuesday, February 27th

I choped wood for P Blackmer to day

Wednesday, February 28th

I choped wood to day for P B down in the timber - I wrote a letter to Father to night (I have worked five days for P Blackmer $3,75)

Thursday, March 1st

I choped wood and split rails for P. Blackmer

Friday, March 2nd

Thare is abought 3 inches of snow this morning - I was at Charleys in fore noon and was at school in the afternoon - S. R. Cook was here this evening

Saturday, March 3rd

It is a snowing this morning - I was up to Tom Greens to day - I stayed all night up to Thomas Green

Sunday, March 4th

I was at church to day - I was up to Mr Butlers and Mr Scroggies in the after noon - We was at Mr Beans this evening

Monday, March 5th

I was at Onslow to day

Tuesday, March 6th

I was at home in the fore noon and in the after noon I choped wood for P Blackmer

Wednesday, March 7th (P. Blackmer)

I choped wood in the fore noon and in the after noon was a school - It is a snowing this after noon

Thursday, March 8th

I was at Onslow to day - S. R. Cook was here this evening - I shaved to day

Friday, March 9th

I was at the last day of school at Victory School House - It was very cold to day - James Carpenter stayed all night and we made biscuits

Saturday, March 10th

I went to Clay Mills to day I was at Beans this evening

Sunday, March 11th

Geo & Stuff Sutton & Frank House & Charles DuBoise and S. R. Cook was here - It snowed to day

Monday, March 12th

It is snowing hard this morning - It has snowed hard most all day - I was at home to day

Tuesday, March 13th

Pleasant to day - I was at D. A. Walters sale to day

Wednesday, March 14th

I was at home to day

Thursday, March 15th

I was at Onslow to day - I left my watch with R. Wait to get fixed (Check 34) - S. R. Cook was here this evening - I have been to Onslow eighteen times this year up to this date

Friday, March 16th

It snowed hard this morning - I was at home all day

Saturday, March 17th

I was at home in the fore noon and in the after noon I was up to Mr Scroggies & Mr Butlers St Patricks day in the morning - I helped Charley haul some hay

Sunday, March 18th

Pleasant this morning - I was at church to day - It is a snowing this evening

Monday, March 19th

I was Onslow to day - I came with Jim Carpenter

Tuesday, March 20th

I helped Charley to build his stable

Wednesday, March 21st

I helped Charley to clean his house & get ready to move

Thursday, March 22nd

I helped Charley to move - I was at church this evening - Protracted Meeting meeting comenced this evening

Friday, March 23rd

I was at Onslow & I was at church this evening
I am a poor wafaring stranger
Heaven is my home
What thy hand
findeth to do, do it
with all thy might
Mr. A. Araah
Antheonia

Saturday, March 24th

I helped Lue Butler to saw wood & I went to church in the evening - I got a letter from home

Antheonia Araah

Sunday, March 25th

Pleasant all day - I was at church in the day time and in the evening

Monday, March 26th

I received $2,00 from P Blackmer - I helped Lue Butler saw wood in the after noon - I was up to Short Stop - I was at meeting this evening - I stayed all night with Lue Butler

Tuesday, March 27th

I helped Lue Butler saw wood in the fore noon - A. K. Robertson was here this after noon - I was at church this evening

Wednesday, March 28th

I was at Onslow & came back to Uncle Hi's & I went to church this evening with Birt & Alice - I got my watch to day

Thursday, March 29th

Mr. Anthony Araah

Evangelist

I was at church to day - I was up to Mr Scroggies in the after noon - I was at church this evening A. Robertson stayed all night with me

Friday, March 30th

I was at church to day - it rained this after noon

Saturday, March 31st

I was at church & I came back to Al Ornsby I stayed all night with Frank House

Sunday, April 1st

I was at church to day & I went down to Mr Ecklers and we all went to church this evening

Monday, April 2nd

I was up to Geo Hanna & Mr Scroggies - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening & I got my hair cut

Tuesday, April 3rd

I was at Al Ornsbys all day with Frank House - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening & I stayed to F. B. Halls all night

Wednesday, April 4th

It is raining to day - Eva is here to day - I stayed all night at P Blackmers - I was at Prayer Meeting

Thursday, April 5th

I was at P Blackmers & choped wood for him in the fore noon - I was at Prayer Meeting - I stayed all night with Ed Green

Friday, April 6th

I was at P. Blackmers in the fore noon - I was at Jim Halls in the after noon - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening - I stayed all night with Jim Carpenter

Saturday, April 7th

I swept the church in the fore noon - I was at home in the after noon F House was here - I was at Pray meeting this evening - I stayed all night - Charley & By Hall went with Pete to help get his cow

Sunday, April 8th

I was at church to day - I stayed all night at P Blackmers - I was at Prayer Meeting

Monday, April 9th

I was at Onslow - I was at Peets to day I stayed all night there

Tuesday, April 10th

I helped Peet to brake his colts

Wednesday, April 11th

I comenced to work for Pete Blackmer this morning - We scowered the plow & planted potatos to day

Thursday, April 12th

I helped to get a load of hay & plowed in the after noon - I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, April 13th

I was a harrowing to day for Charley on Bys place

Saturday, April 14th

I hauled minure all day

Sunday, April 15th

I was at church & I was at Wm Hogebooms & Jo Hanna & Tom Greens & I was at Prayer Meeting this evening

Monday, April 16th

I took up the pasture fence to day

Tuesday, April 17th

I plowed for Charley Hall all day on Jim's place

Wednesday, April 18th

I harrowed for Charley Hall - It rained a little this morning on Jims place

Thursday, April 19th

It rained hard to day - we oiled the harness - I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, April 20th

We hauled minure in the fore noon and in the after noon I fixed fence & Pete & Rose went to the Junction

Saturday, April 21st

I was a harrowing for B Hall 3/4 of a day & then I came home & we hauled minure & fixed fence

Sunday, April 22nd

I was at church to day - I was at Geo Hannas & at Prayer Meeting

Monday, April 23rd

I was a plowing for Charley to day on Jims place

Tuesday, April 24th

I was a setting fence posts in the fore noon & in the after noon I was a harrowing for Charles Hi's oats - Charley got a load of lumber for Pete

Wednesday, April 25th

I was a setting fence posts in the fore noon and I plowed for Eckler in the after noon

Thursday, April 26th

I was a harrowing corn stalks & a plowing at home to day - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening

Friday, April 27th

It has rained all day - I did not do much of eny thing

Saturday, April 28th

It rained to day - I built fence a little while to day

Sunday, April 29th

I was at church and I was at Mr Scroggies to day Prayer Meeting

Monday, April 30th

I built fence all day a long the road

Tuesday, May 1st

I plowed down to Hannah Jenkins to day - Lyman Hall helped us all day

Wednesday, May 2nd

I plowed down to Hannah Jenkins to day

Thursday, May 3rd

I plowed down to Hannah Jenkins to day - I was up to Geo Hannas & at Prayer Meeting this evening

Friday, May 4th

I was a plowing down to Hannah Jenkins to day - Lyman Hall was here in the after noon

Saturday, May 5th

I plowed down to Hannah Jenkins in the fore noon - Lyman helped us in the fore noon I built fence in the after noon

Sunday, May 6th

Pleasant this morning - I was at church to day at Prayer Meeting - There was a good meny joined the church to day Presbyterians

Monday, May 7th

It is a raining this morning - I sold my tobacco to Frank House 20 cts - I have spent $6,85 for tobacco up to this date for this year - I have quit a useing tobacco to night

Tuesday, May 8th

I was a plowing a little & building fence this forenoon - I was a harrowing the Brackeing in the after noon

Wednesday, May 9th

I was a harrowing the Brakeing to day - Pete went to Onslow with Jim Hall

Thursday, May 10th

I harrowed the brakeing all day - Pete comenced to plant corn to day I was at Prayer Meeting - I had a chew of tobacco to night - Charley helped Pete to plant corn in the after noon till dark

Friday, May 11th

I was a harrowing & a plowing in the fore noon - In the after noon I was a plowing - I was at D Beens this evening - I stayed all night to Charleys

Saturday, May 12th

I was up to Uncle His this morning - I was at Onslow to day

Sunday, May 13th

I was at church there was a few Baptized - I was at Prayer Meeting

Monday, May 14th

I was a building rail fence to day

Tuesday, May 15th

I was a building fence in the fore noon - Pete & Rose planted the Sugar Cane - in the after noon I plowed

Wednesday, May 16th

I was a building fence between Eckler & Pete - Pete was a planting corn down on Hannas

Thursday, May 17th

I was a fixing fence all day - Pete was a planting corn down to Hannas - I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, May 18th

I was a plowing at home to day

Saturday, May 19th

I finished the plowing & I marked out in the after noon & Pete & Charley planted from three o'clock

Sunday, May 20th

I was at church to day - I was down to Mr Ecklers after meeting

Monday, May 21st

We was a planting corn a little while in the morning and hauled two loads of rails & Pete went down to Mr Ecklers for a load of hay - I plowed in the hog pasture in the after noon

Tuesday, May 22nd

I was a plowing in the hog pasture in the fore noon - I got it all plowed - By Hall was a plowing for Charley on D Beens - I was at Prayer Meeting at Aaron Frenches

Wednesday, May 23rd

We finished planting the hog pasture this morning and then I went down to D. B. - By Hall helped us 3/4 of a day Lyman helped us 1/2 of a day

Thursday, May 24th

I planted Muskmellons & built a cow yard fence & choped wood - Pete & Charley finished planting corn on D Beens & was a harrowing down to Hannah Jenkins in the after noon - I was at Prayer Meeting at the church

Friday, May 25th

I was a splitting rails down in the timber - Pete & Charley was a harrowing down to Hannah Jenkins in the fore noon

Saturday, May 26th

I was to Monticello to day I came back & stayed at night with F House

Sunday, May 27th

I was at church I was at Scroggies

Monday, May 28th

I split a few rails in the timber - I choped wood at home - I finished work for Pete Blackmer

Tuesday, May 29th

I helped to clean the church - I was at Prayer Meeting at Aaron Frenches

Wednesday, May 30th

I was at Onslow & Wyoming with Pete to day

Thursday, May 31st

I was at work for John Orr building fence - I was at Prayer Meeting to night

Friday, June 1st

I was a building fence for John Orr - Willie Orr was a helping me - I was at meeting to night

Saturday, June 2nd

I was to work for John Orr - Wm Orr was a helping me

Sunday, June 3rd

I was at church to day - thare was a good meny Baptized - I was at Prayer Meeting

Monday, June 4th

I was a building fence for John Orr - Wm Orr was a helping me - I stayed all night at John Orr

Tuesday, June 5th

We finished the fence at 3 o'clock & came home & went to Aaron Fenches to a Prayer Meeting - 120 rod of fence for John Orr

Wednesday, June 6th

I went to Clay Mills in the morning helped Charley to make a hog pasture & go get his hogs up here

Thursday, June 7th

I helped Byron Hall to build fence to day & then went to Prayer Meeting in the evening - 80 rd of fence

Friday, June 8th

It has rained all day I was to Charleys to day - I have been to Meeting 66 times up to this date

Saturday, June 9th

Pleasant this morning - Went to the Caves to day had a good time

Sunday, June 10th

I was at church to day

Monday, June 11th

I was at work for John Orr on Edd Harts new house

Tuesday, June 12th

I was at work for J Orr - It comenced to rain at half past four o'clock

Wednesday, June 13th

I was at work for John Orr to day

Thursday, June 14th

I was at work for John Orr to day

Friday, June 15th

I was at work for J Orr

Saturday, June 16th

I was at work for J Orr I was at Camp Meeting to night

Sunday, June 17th

I was at Camp Meeting to day & to night

Monday, June 18th

It rained to day I did not work

Tuesday, June 19th

I worked 3/4 of a day

Wednesday, June 20th

I worked all day

Thursday, June 21st

I worked all day

Friday, June 22nd

Worked for John Orr to day

Saturday, June 23rd

Worked all day

Sunday, June 24th

I was at church to day & this evening

Monday, June 25th

It rained this fore noon I was at Tom Greens - I was a howing corn for J Orr in the after noon

Tuesday, June 26th

I was a howing corn for John Orr & in the after noon I went to Harts I worked a while in the after noon

Wednesday, June 27th

I was a laying flooring

Thursday, June 28th

I plowed corn for Edd Hart

Friday, June 29th

I laid floor all day

Saturday, June 30th

I worked to day for John Orr - 16 days

Sunday, July 1st

I got five dollars from P. Blackmer - I was at church to day this evening

Monday, July 2nd

I was at work for John Orr

Tuesday, July 3rd

I worked 1/2 day - I was at Onslow

Wednesday, July 4th

At Wyoming to day

Thursday, July 5th

I came to Onslow on the hack & then came home & then I went to Onslow again came back with a Livery I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, July 6th

I was at home in the fore noon & at school in the after noon & I was at Mr Scroggies this after noon

Saturday, July 7th

I helped By Hall to stack hay part of the day

Sunday, July 8th

I was at John Fadleys wife's funeral & Sunday School & at the graveyard & at Prayer meeting in the evening

Monday, July 9th

I was at Clay Mills in the fore noon & Onslow in the after noon

Tuesday, July 10th

I was at the Creamery in the morning & at Mr Ecklers & at school in the after noon & Mr Scroggies & Geo Hannas - I was out all night

Wednesday, July 11th

I was at Onslow to day

Thursday, July 12th

I was at home in the fore noon - In the after noon I was at school and was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, July 13th

I was binding rye for John Orr to day - Finished work for John Orr $11,00 I got

Saturday, July 14th

I was a binding a little while & I came home & went to Onslow

Sunday, July 15th

I was at church & Prayer Meeting

Monday, July 16th

I was at Clay Mills to day

Tuesday, July 17th

I comenced to work for Wm Eckler in haying this morning - one day

Wednesday, July 18th

Haying to day - two days

Thursday, July 19th

Haying - three days

Friday, July 20th

Haying 1/2 day - three days & 1/2 - I was at Onslow to day - Tobacco $8,85

Saturday, July 21st

45 ft from the ground - Harvest I was a binding wheet to day - one day

Sunday, July 22nd

I was up to Charleys to day - I was at church this evening

Monday, July 23rd

Bound wheet all day - 2 days

Tuesday, July 24th

Shocked wheet in the morning bound barley the rest of the day - three days harvest

Wednesday, July 25th

Bound & shocked barley in the fore noon

Thursday, July 26th

I did not do eny thing in the fore noon - I put up hay a little while this eveing - I was at a Prayer Meeting

Friday, July 27th

I was a mowing clover in the fore noon - In the after noon I pitched hay

Saturday, July 28th

Haying this after noon - five days haying

Sunday, July 29th

At church to day & evening

Monday, July 30th

At Onslow to day - Wm Hogeboom paid me $7,45

Tuesday, July 31st

I helped S. T. Carpenter bind oats in the fore noon & I helped Wm Eckler bind oats - rain

Wednesday, August 1st

I went a fishing in the fore noon bound oats in the after noon - Warm to day

Thursday, August 2nd

Bound Oats to day - 5 1/4 days - Prayer Meeting

Friday, August 3rd

Bound oats all day - 6 1/4 days harvest

Saturday, August 4th

Shocked & bound oats to day - 7 1/4 days harvest ended - I was at D. B. Beens this evening - Haying 5 & harvest 7 1/4 -$19 1/2 - Finished work for Wm Eckler

Sunday, August 5th

I was at Sunday School to day

Monday, August 6th

I was at Onslow to day - Charley took E. Simmons trunk from him

Tuesday, August 7th

I was down to the Creamery & James Halls in the fore noon - I was up to Scroggies in the after noon

Wednesday, August 8th

I was a working in the hay down to James Halls in the fore noon - I was up to Stuff Suttons in the after - I was up to Mrs. Orrs in the evening

Thursday, August 9th

I was at home in the fore noon in the after noon I was down to Stuff Suttons - The boys comenced to thrash

Friday, August 10th

I was up to Mr Scroggies to day

Saturday, August 11th

I was helping Allen Duke thrash in the fore noon - I was up to Scroggies in the after noon - I was at Meeting this evening

Sunday, August 12th

O. E. Aldrich preached to day - I was at meeting this after noon at Rice - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening

Monday, August 13th

I was down to Wm Ecklers this morning - settled harvest he gave me $19,50 - A. R. Robertson $8,90 - $28,40 - I stayed all night at Wm Hogebooms - I paid Litten & Hall $9,65

Tuesday, August 14th

I started for DeWitt this morning - I was at Welton in the fore noon - I comenced to stack grain for S. P. Lambertson

Wednesday, August 15th

I was a stacking wheet - 1 1/2 day

Thursday, August 16th

Finished stacking wheet & stacked some oats

Friday, August 17th

Stacked oats all day

Saturday, August 18th

I was a stacking oats 3/4 of a day - We was down to Welton this evening

Sunday, August 19th

I was at DeWitt Iowa to day

Monday, August 20th

I was a stacking oats in the fore noon & in the after noon I was at Shian - I took the train for Jones Co - I stayed all night to Onslow & was at the dance at Charleys McCorinies - I stayed all night at the hotel - finished work for S. P. Lambertson

Tuesday, August 21st

I went home with Geo Sutton to dinner - It rained to day - I stayed all night with him

Wednesday, August 22nd

I came home with Lue Butler from Onslow - I was up to Mr Youngs & Scroggies this evening

Thursday, August 23rd

I was a stacked hay for S. T. Carpenter - I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, August 24th

I stacked hay in the morning & wheet & oats the rest of the day

Saturday, August 25th

I helped Carpenter in the fore noon & Charley Hall in the after noon - I was at meeting this eve

Sunday, August 26th

I was up to Cascade to day - I was at church this eve

Monday, August 27th

I comenced to By Halls to stack oats & it rained & I went to Onslow - I have been to Onslow 32 times up to this date

Tuesday, August 28th

I was down to the Creamery to day - I stayed all night at Tom Greens - It rained all day

Wednesday, August 29th

I was at Onslow to day - I came home with Stuff Sutton - I was up to Mr Scroggies

Thursday, August 30th

I was a helping Charley to thrash - Prayer Meeting

Friday, August 31st

Helping Charley to thrash - I was down to Ecklers this eve to practice singing for picnic

Saturday, September 1st

I helped B Hall to stack wheet & oats to day - I was at D. B. Beens this evening Frank House & Bob Scorggie were with me

Sunday, September 2nd

I was at church to day Prayer Meeting this eve

Monday, September 3rd

I was up to J Orrs in the fore noon & at R. Youngs - Ernest Simmons stole his trunk out of the house

Tuesday, September 4th

Begun to work for D. B Beens this morning - Makeing Molasses - Been & Co 1 day

Wednesday, September 5th

Been & Company 2 days - No of gallons to day 41

Thursday, September 6th

I was at Clay Mills in the fore noon & in the after noon - I was grinding Cain - 28 gal - 3 days

Friday, September 7th

Grinding Cain to day - 38 1/2 gal - 4 days

Saturday, September 8th

I was at Monticello to day Bob Snyders Cain to day - 22 gal 5 days - Been & Co 24 gal

Sunday, September 9th

It is a raining this morning

Monday, September 10th

I was a grinding Cain 3/4 of a day - Steaven Carrs 34 gal

Tuesday, September 11th

I was at Onslow to day - I was sick to day I did not work - 26 gal

Wednesday, September 12th

I was at the Sunday School Picnic to day I was at Mr Butlers this eve

Thursday, September 13th

I was a grinding cane to day - Kelleys cane 15 gal - P Blackmer 18 3/4 gal - 6 3/4 days

Friday, September 14th

Grinding Sam Reeds cane 54 gal - 7 3/4 days

Saturday, September 15th

I was ground Wm Goods cane this fore noon 18 1/2 gal - 8 1/4 days

Sunday, September 16th

I was at church to day

Monday, September 17th

I was at Onslow to day with Jim Carpenter - Doran 24 gal

Tuesday, September 18th

I was up to Monticello - Mudge 22 gallons - Been 29 gallons - 323 gallons

Wednesday, September 19th

I was down to the cane mill - John Orr 36 gal - Petter Quigley 23 gal

Thursday, September 20th

I was down to the cane mill - Wm Grotters cane to day 23 gal - I was at Prayer Meeting

Friday, September 21st

I was a grinding cane to day - Peter McCievers 55 gal - 9 1/4 days

Saturday, September 22nd

I was a grinding cane - Bean & Co 45 - 10 1/4 days

Sunday, September 23rd

I was up to Stuff Suttons in the fore noon - I was at Sunday School in the after noon

Monday, September 24th

I was a working to day - I run 3 jobs to day - A. D. Lynds & James McCievers & Jery Supple - 11 1/4 days - A.D.L 6 1/2 - J McC 32 - J.S. 17

Tuesday, September 25th

I was a working to day I run through John Supples cane to day 34 gal - 12 1/4 days

Wednesday, September 26th

I run through Robt Patten & A. J. Mudge - Robt P 15 1/2 gal - A. J. Mudge 37 - 13 1/4 days

Thursday, September 27th

I ground Geo Hanna & Joseph Orrs - Joseph Orr 23 gal - 27 3/4 gallons - 14 1/2 days

Friday, September 28th

I ground S. N. Lamberts cane 44 gal - 15 1/4 days - I was up to Ameses to a dance

Saturday, September 29th

I was grinding John Morans cane & Wm Culigans - J. M. 38 gallons - Wm Culigans 4 gal - 16 1/4 days - Finished work - I finished work to day 846 gal - I received $200 from D. B. Bean

Sunday, September 30th

I was at church in the day time & Prayer Meeting in the eavening

Monday, October 1st

I was at S. D. Titus sale to day - Jack Ganes 33 1/2 gallons

Tuesday, October 2nd

I was down to D. B. Beans to day I helped Charley to cut his Buck Wheet

Wednesday, October 3rd

I was down to the cane mill to day - 933 gallons up to this date

Thursday, October 4th

I was at home in the fore noon & in the after noon I was helping R Green thrash

Friday, October 5th

I was at R Greens a thrashing all day

Saturday, October 6th

I was at Onslow & Wyoming & Oxford Junction & Lost Nation - I stayed all night at Onslow

Sunday, October 7th

I was at R Greens this after noon - It is a raining to day

Monday, October 8th

I traded coats with Stuff Sutton I got $1,50 to boot - I was up to Mr Scroggies this fore noon I was down to J. D. Barnhills & Onslow to day

Tuesday, October 9th

Lection it is a raining to day - I was down to D Beans to day

Wednesday, October 10th

I was at Onslow to day I rode home with Birt Dubois - Onslow 37 times

Thursday, October 11th

Charley has gone with a eviction for Tom Gates - I was at a law suit to day at J. D. Barnhills - Sarah Camp beat in the Suit

Friday, October 12th

It rained this fore noon - I was down to D Beans he gave me $4,50 - I helped Charley to pick a load of corn

Saturday, October 13th

I went to Onslow with Stuff Sutton I was at D.B. Beans

Sunday, October 14th

It is a raining - I was at Sunday School & meeting to day - I was down to Mr Butlers in the after noon

Monday, October 15th

I went to Clay Mills with Joseph Orr - Ida House is here to night Frank House is here to night

Tuesday, October 16th

I was a helping Charley to haul hay to day

Wednesday, October 17th

I was helping Charley to cut some saw logs down to Farm Crick

Thursday, October 18th

I was down to the timber to day

Friday, October 19th

I was over to Onslow I went to with James Hall

Saturday, October 20th

It is a raining to day I helped Charley to get a load of corn & to shut his hogs up

Sunday, October 21st

I was at church to day - Rev C. F. Mushgrove was at Meeting this eve

Monday, October 22nd

I comenced to work for Frank House a gathering corn - We went to Onslow in the fore noon I picked in the after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, October 23rd

I picked corn all day 1 1/2 days

Wednesday, October 24th

Picked corn in the fore noon & hauled hay in the after noon 2 1/2 days

Thursday, October 25th

Picked corn all day 3 1/2 days

Friday, October 26th

Picked corn all day 4 1/2 days

Saturday, October 27th

It rained to day I was over to Onslow this after noon with Ed Green & Will Jenkins I was up to Geo Hannas to a Prayer Meeting

Sunday, October 28th

I was a Meeting to day & this evening - Rev D. B. Anderson

Monday, October 29th

I husked corn all day

Tuesday, October 30th

Helped to fix corn crib in the fore noon In the after noon I husked corn in the after noon - I was to Denisons

Wednesday, October 31st

Husked corn to day 7 1/2 days - I was to Dell Butlers to a dance

Thursday, November 1st

It is a snowing a little this morning - It snowed all day

Friday, November 2nd

I helped Charley to bank up the house

Saturday, November 3rd

I husked corn to day - I was at R Greens this eve

Sunday, November 4th

I was at D. B. Beans in the fore noon then I went to Sunday School & meeting then came home - It is a snowing this evening - Rev. John Rice Preached to day

Monday, November 5th

Cold this morning some snow - I was up to Center Junction for Pete Blackmer - I was at Birts to dinner

Tuesday, November 6th

I husked corn 3/4 days

Wednesday, November 7th

Husked corn all day - It snows hard this evening

Thursday, November 8th

It snows to day - I was to A. P. Ornsbys all day

Friday, November 9th

I got $200 from Frank House I was at Onslow - Onslow 41

Saturday, November 10th

Husked part of the day

Sunday, November 11th

I was at church to day & Sunday School - Rev. O. E. Aldrich - I got $6,00 from John Orr

Monday, November 12th

Husked Corn

Tuesday, November 13th

Husked Corn

Wednesday, November 14th

I was at home in the fore noon & then helped James Hall to butcher hogs

Thursday, November 15th

I was at Onslow to day

Friday, November 16th

Husked Corn all day

Saturday, November 17th

Husked Corn all day

Sunday, November 18th

I let Frank House have $1,00 this morning - I was at church in the day time & in the eve

Monday, November 19th

Husked corn all day

Tuesday, November 20th

Husked corn all day

Wednesday, November 21st

It rained to day - I was over to Onslow with D. B. Bean - I got a pair of boots - Onslow 43

Thursday, November 22nd

Husked corn all day

Friday, November 23rd

Husked corn 1/2 day - Finished Franks corn - Helped B Hall this after noon - I was up to Mr Ameses to night

Saturday, November 24th

Picked corn for Hall to day 1 1/2 day - I was at Prayer Meeting this evening - I have husked corn 20 days this fall

Sunday, November 25th

I was at church to day - Rev. D. B. Anderson Prayer Meeting this eve - Raining to night

Monday, November 26th

It is a raining this morning - I was up to Mr Andersons this after noon - Mudy to day

Tuesday, November 27th

It is a snowing this morning - I stayed all night at D. B. Beans - Winter begun to day

Wednesday, November 28th

I was up to R Greens in the fore noon - I spent the evening at Mr Andersons - It has snowed all day - Blustering

Thursday, November 29th

Cold & blustering - I was up to Mr Scroggies in the fore noon - Thanksgiving Day - I was up to Mr Andersons in the after noon I stayed all night thare

Friday, November 30th

Snowing this morning - I helped Charley to make a shed - I was up to Mr Chattertons to practice for the SS Concert - Concert the 7th 77

Saturday, December 1st

Snowing a little this morning - I helped Charley to husk corn this fore noon - I was up to Mrs Orrs to a Prayer Meeting

Sunday, December 2nd

I was up to Mr. Ameses to day & at Meeting - Pleasant to day

Monday, December 3rd

I was to John Orrs in the fore noon I got $5,00 from him - I picked corn in the after noon for B Hall he finished to night - School begun to day - I received $11,00 - Lyman stayed all night

Tuesday, December 4th

Raining this morning - I was at C. A. Halls all day - it is mudy

Wednesday, December 5th

I helped Charley to finish husking corn to day - I was down to Mr Butlers this evening - I husked corn 22 days this year

Thursday, December 6th

Lue Butler & me built the stage for the Sunday School Entertainment - I was at the church this evening

Friday, December 7th

I was at home most all day - I was at the Sunday School Entertainment had a good time - I was down to Mr Butlers in the afternoon & at Meeting this eve

Saturday, December 8th

Helped Allen Chatterton to sweep the church this fore noon - I was at D B Beans - I was at Mr Butlers in the after noon - I was at meeting in the evening - Received $1,00 from F. House to day

Sunday, December 9th

I was at Meeting to day - I got $2,00 from F. House

Monday, December 10th

I went to Clay Mills with Charley Hall & helped him to chop a load of wood - Pleasant to day

Tuesday, December 11th

Pleasant to day - I was over to Onslow to day

Wednesday, December 12th

I was at Onslow to day - I went with Ed Green I was up to Mr Scroggies this evening - Onslow 45 times this year

Thursday, December 13th

I was helpin Charley Hall to make a barn for Anderson in the fore noon In the after noon I was at School

Friday, December 14th

I was to Mr Butlers in the fore noon & part of the after noon & then I came home & stayed thare I was to Meeting at the Union Church this evening

Saturday, December 15th

I was down to Hannah Jenkins to a wood choping

Sunday, December 16th

I was to Sunday School to day & over to the Union Church to night

Monday, December 17th

I was up to Tom Greens all day & I was down to Hannah Jenkins in the evening

Tuesday, December 18th

I was over to Birt Duboises to day

Wednesday, December 19th

I was down to John Plamers we went after a Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 20th

I was at D. B. Beans in the fore noon in the after noon I was to Mr Carpenters

Friday, December 21st

I was at home in the fore noon - I was at School in the after noon - Frank House gave me $1,75

Saturday, December 22nd

I was at home most all day I was up to Scroggies in the after noon for a while

Sunday, December 23rd

I was at a meeting to day - Bell & Stuff was married to day

Monday, December 24th

I was helping to arrange the Christmas Tree - Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25th

I was over to Onslow to day I was at home in the eavening - It is mudy & misty - the girls was here to night & Frank House - Onslow 46 times

Wednesday, December 26th

I was at D B Beans & Tom Greens & Bob Youngs & Geo Hanna & A Scroggies & at home - Eva Hall & Emma Roberts was here in the evening & Frank House & Jo & Will Orr & James & Robt Scroggies

Thursday, December 27th

I was down to James Halls & D. B. Beans & came home & went up to Mr Andersons & from thare Frank House & Eva Hall & Emma Roberts & my self went to writing school - Pleasant but mudy

Friday, December 28th

I was at home all day - It is mudy & misty - I was up to Mr Andersons in the evening - I was at Mr Butlers in the evening

Saturday, December 29th

I was at home in the fore noon - Emma Roberts was here to I was stayed all night to D Beans all night - Onslow 47 times

Sunday, December 30th

I was at Sunday School came home Frank House & me went up to Byron Halls we was up to Mr Andersons in the evening - the ground froze up last night - For Tobacco this year $14,10

Monday, December 31st

Pleasant this morning - I was at Onslow to day - I came home with Birt Dubois & stayed - Pa will be here tomorrow - the ground is froze up hard

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