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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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(1868 to 1911) Diaries of Rosina Smith (1840 - 1918) of Sullivan Township
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Rosina Smith Diary

Mainesburg, PA

1877

Jan 01 – Monday
This New Year day finds me at Home. Will went to Troy took load of Buckwheat to Mr. Long [Longs Mill]. Margaret H & I washed, melted Snow to wash with. Albert & Jule called here. Children were both at home today. I. M. [Ing Maynard] & Chauncey come here Stayed all night.

Jan 02 – Tuesday
Will went to Troy with load of Buckwheat. Boys went to meeting. Sanford Smith called here brought the little carriage home. We tied two comforters.

Jan 03 – Wednesday
Will & I went to Troy took load of Buckwheat. He paid Sanford some money. Got me table at C. E. Waldo’s. Ingham stayed at home, helped Margaret tie comforters.
 

Waldo's Store in Sylvania was a place Rosina shopped for furniture.

Jan 04 – Thursday
Will went to Mansfield. I went to the burg got my dress. Went up on Hill with Ingham, took bedstead. Got load of corn. We all went to meeting in Eve.

Jan 05 – Friday
Ingham drawed some wood, helped get the cattle. We all went to meeting in evening.  Dog jumped through the window.

Jan 06 – Saturday
Will Orrin went to Mansfield to get window fixed. Ingham M. went away to meeting. Stayed all night. We all went to meeting in Eve.

Jan 07 – Sunday
It snows, blows today. Meeting on State Road. First Sabbath day of 1877 finds us at home. Vaughn Ermina,Hiram come here Stayed all night.

Jan 08 – Monday
Ingham come home this morning. Manford called here. Vaughns folks went away. Snows today. We Sewed some.

Jan 09 – Tuesday
Will & Ingham went up to Fathers. Ellen,Lida,Ella Wadkins come up home with them . we all went to Meeting but Margaret stayed at home. Will took potatoes up on hill to Fathers.

Jan 10 – Wednesday
We all went to Wm. Rumsey’s funeral at Mainesburg.  Will went after Mother, brought her to the funeral, took her home. We called to Ephs. Ing stayed down to meeting.

Jan 11 – Thursday
Chauncey & Ingham went to School today. Mr. Tinkham, Miss Tinkham, Mr. Gregory came here brought an Organ.

Jan 12 – Friday
Will went to Mr. Robbins. Vina come over to Play some. Billy H. came here. Will & Ingham made road to the woods. We went to meeting in Eve. Billy stayed all night.

Jan 13 – Saturday
Will went to Mansfield. Billy & Ingham went to meeting in evening, Stayed here all night.

Jan 14 – Sunday
Ingham Billy & Orrin went to meeting today. Mary Vina come over here played Some.  We all went to meeting in evening. Mary & Vina rode to meeting with us.

Jan 15 – Monday
Will Billy & Ingham is drawing wood. Margaret is washing.

Jan 16 – Tuesday
Will & Ingham drawed wood in fournoon, one load. Jule Albert called here. We all went to Mrs. Grandy’s funeral. .  We went to meeting in evening

Jan 17 – Wednesday
Will & Ingham went up on hill got load of corn. Florence & I went to the burg. We all went to meeting in evening. Mary & Vina went with us.

Jan 18 – Thursday
Jule Albert come over here. Jule stayed here went to meeting with us. Mary & Vina went to meeting with us. Ingham drawed wood.

Jan 19 – Friday
Ingham went to the burg to school. We went to meeting in evening. Mary & Vina went with us. Vina rode back. Mary come with Frances.

Jan 20 – Saturday
Will Ing Orrin & I went to the burg got two teeth pulled. Vina come over here. Steve Welch come here Paid Will twenty five dollars. Will went to the burg. Otis called here to get pig.

Jan 21 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting this morning. A pleasant day. We all went to Mansfield. We went to meeting in evening. Mary Vina, Alice Hart &c

Jan 22 – Monday
Ingham & Chauncey chopped in Robbins woods. Simon called here. Will went to the burg. Margaret washed. We all went to meeting in evening.

Jan 23 – Tuesday
Will Ingham went got load of ice. Chauncey went away. Margaret Florence & I went to Josephs. We all went to meeting , Mary, Vina. Orrin stayed with Mr. Robbins. Mr. Tinkham called.

Jan 24 – Wednesday
Will Ingham & Chauncey went after load of ice. Orrin went to Josephs got some milk. Ingham & Chauncey went to Donation at Bakerburg. Took Pete, Bill. Ingham had five dollars in cash.

Jan 25 – Thursday
Margaret put on quilt up Stairs. Jule Albert called here went to meeting. Will & the boys went took sleigh to the burg got load of saw dust

Jan 26 – Friday
Will 7 Ingham went on Hill took potatoes apples & flour from Mrs. Dodge one bag. I went to the burg and John Dewitts. Stayed to meeting.

Jan 27 – Saturday
Chauncey & Ingham got load of Sawdust. Mr. Tinkham called here. Margaret Ingham Florence & I went to Nancys & over to Asa Slingerlands to get overcoat. Will went to the burg.

Jan 28 – Sunday
We went to Chandlersburg to quarterly meeting. Ingham went home with Ephs folks. Jule come home with us also Uncle Jasper Smith Stayed till evening meeting. We went to meeting in evening.
 

This is the oldest photo of the Elk Run Methodist Church that I have. This would have been called the Chandlersburg Methodist Church in Rosina's time. This is before any of the additions had been erected. The church was razed to its foundation in 2002 and a house built on it. I have the six stained glass windows and the doors  in my Sullivan Township Museum. The bell has disappeared. The church never did get its steeple, although a fund existed for it when the church closed in 1992. The church had been established in 1864 and this building erected shortly threafter. It is now just a memory here in the neighborhood. 

Jan 29 – Monday
Chauncey & Ingham have gone to the woods to chopp. Will has gone to Mainesburg. Chauncey & Ingham went to meeting.

Jan 30 – Tuesday
Will helped Ephraim thrash Ingham drawed wood. Riley & George come here. Margaret went with them, bought two cows. Mrs. Pitts, Mr. & Miss Tinkham come here.We all went to Donation for Lamkin.

Jan 31 –  Wednesday
Will went up on hill took some sugar ten lbs. $1 dollar 31 cts. Ingham & Chauncey worked in woods. I went down to Ephraims. Mary Palmer come up home with us we went to meeting took her.  James Hawkins called here.

Feb 01 - Thursday
Will Louisa Children & I went over to Jules. We took Louisa to meeting it rained some. Boys chopped wood. Margaret stayed here.

Feb 02 – Friday
Will went to Troy after pay for Buckwheat. Ingham & Chauncey work at the wood in Robbins lot. They went to meeting in evening. Riley & George come after Margaret & her things.

Feb 03 – Saturday
Will went on the Hill. Ingham Chauncey done chores. I washed some. We all went to meeting in evening.

Feb 04 – Sunday
Ingham & Chauncey went to meeting his morning. A plesant Sabbath day. We went to meeting in evening. Frank come after the team to draw wood for Father.

Feb 05 – Monday
Chauncey & Ingham worked in woods. Margaret come after Pigs & the rest of her things. We all went to meeting. Florence went to School.

Feb 06 – Tuesday
Will went on the Hill got load of corn. Chauncey & Ingham worked at the wood. I went to Ephraims. Orrin Florence went to school. Pedler stayed all night went to meeting with us.

Feb 07 – Wednesdy
Will went to Mill. Florence went to Manfords. Ingham cut tree out in the woods. He went to meeting in evening. Chauncey went away this morning.

Feb 08 – Thursday
Father come down here. Baldwin Parkhurst come after him. Will took them up on Hill & went to the burg. Ingham went to meeting.

Feb 09 – Friday
Ingham went home this morning to Covington. Florence & Orrin went to School. Uncle Hobby Austin come here stayed all night.

Feb 10 – Saturday
Uncle Hobby went away. Will & Orrin went up got one cow above down here. Will & I went to meeting in evening. Wm. Smith 34 years old today.

Feb 11 – Sunday
Milton, Charlie called here this morning. Chauncey come here went to meeting with us. Mary & Vina went. Ingham  come back . Albert & Jule come here stayed all night.

Feb 12 – Monday
Rained this morning. Ingham went to meeting in evening. I washed today. Will took them up on Hill. Father & wife went to Uncle Isaac a visiting. Orrin & Florence went to School.

Feb 13 – Tuesday
Will Ingham went to the burg to get Horses Sharpened. Chauncey come up went to meeting with Ingham.

Feb 14 – Wednesday
Ingham is drawing wood. Will went away to Bill E. Orrin Florence went to School. We went to meeting.

Feb 15 – Thursday
Ingham & Chauncey drawed some wood to day. Mr. Maynard & boy & Lon called here. We went to meeting in evening. Dennis fell out of the wagon.
 

The wagons that were used to get around the rough roads of the time bounced a lot and were open. Children bounced out fairly frequently. Often the injuries were serious. 

Feb 16 – Friday
Will & I went to troy. Ingham Stayed here keep House. Children went to School. Chauncey went to the burg.

Feb 17 – Saturday
Ingham, chopped some out here in this woods. Chauncey come up here Stayed with Florence. We went to the burg. Sixteen hears since Pa died.

Feb 18 – Sunday
Ingham & Chauncey went to meeting. Chauncey went away on Fan [horse] Ingham went to meeting in eve.

Feb 19 – Monday
Will Ingham & I went to Mansfield. Children went to School. We went to meeting in eve. Ellen come home with us stayed all night.

Feb 20 – Tuesday
Chauncey went away to F ? Election day. Ben Conely is Constable. Ing Father & Brother called here. He went to the burg with them. We went in Eve. Joseph called got salt. Ingham drawed wood.

Feb 21 – Wednesday
Ingham drawed manure. Will Children & Ing went to the Hill got corn. We went to meeting in evening. Mary & Vina went with us. Mary brought Orrin some books.

Feb 22 – Thursday
Ing drawed manure. Baldwin & wife come up here a visiting. Ingham went to meeting in evening. Chauncey come up stayed all night.

Feb 23 – Friday
Will & I went to the burg. Ingham & Will taped [tapped] some trees. Florence & I went to Addie’s. [05670] Will went to Johnathan got some Lumber. Chauncey went to a party.

Feb 24 – Saturday
Will & I went to Fellows’s. Ingham & Orrin went to School at Mainesburg.  Snows today

Feb 25 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting today. We went to meeting in evening. Chauncey come up here.

Feb 26 – Monday
Will Ingham Chauncey drawed hay. Tommy H.  called here also. Floyd Ashley called to see hog. I washed.

Feb 27 – Tuesday
Will & boys are drawing Hay. Will & I went to the Flatts, got Couch, Chair, whatnot. Mary & Vina Stayed with the Children. Boys went to meeting.

Feb 28 – Wednesday
Will killed hog took it to Floyd A. Ing boiled Sap. Chauncey went to Bakerburg, come back with Will.

Mar 1 – Thursday
Will went to the burg. Louisa come up with him. Ing chopped Some, mended pans. Mary come over Ironed some. Margaret & Riley come got oats. Lydia Smith come here. Hannah Come up. Will took them home he took lydia home. Boys went to meeting in evening.

Mar 2 – Friday
Ingham worked around Some, end pans, fixed barn. It is a Rainy day. Will went to Bill E., to Uncle Warrens. Chauncey had kit, Fan [horses] to go after his girl. We had Party in evening. Smiths, Knowltons, Palmers, Alberts, Robbins, Maynards & Ruggles &c were here.

Mar 03 – Saturday
Will went on Hill to Fix fence. Florence went with him. Ing & Chauncy is to work in Sap bush. Laura come got milk. Chauncey Ing Orrin I went to the burg. I Paid for my dress.

Mar 04 – Sunday
We stayed home today. Ingham & Orrin went to meeting. Chauncey took his trunk down home. Albert 7 Jule called here also ellen & Hannah come with Kelley’s horse. Sixteen years today since my other died Oh my dear dear Mother.

Mar 05 – Monday
Children went to school. Will went to the burg. Ingham went on Hill with him. Horton called here. Lew Pierce come here eat dinner. Ingham made waggon Box. Ing Will went on hill gotfan Mill. Chene & Emery called, also Mr. S. W. Paine. Lester ?ent come here stayed all night, also uncle Hobby. Ingham went to the burg to get Bags. Will went to Miltons.

Mar 06 – Tuesday
Will went to Skimerhorn (Schermerhorn) got 20 bags. Ingham went to Mansfield with load of oats. Will went over to barn. Mrs. Dodge called here got Some corn for Hens. I went to Mansfield this afternoon. Will went to the burg.

Mar 07 – Wednesday
Ing went to Mansfield. I went over to Nancys took her Some potatoes &c. will went to Robbins & Philetus after bags.

Mar 08 – Thursday
Igham took a load oats today. Will went to the burg, I went to Ephriams. Louisa is sick.

Mar 09 – Friday
Ingham took oats to Mansfield. Will went on Hill done chores. It rained & snowed today.

Mar 10 – Saturday
Ingham went to Mansfield with load of oats. Uncle John, Aunt H, Till & Frank come over to see us. Brought us some Honey. Stayed all night. Ephraim took load of oats for him.

Mar 11 – Sunday
Ingham & Orrin went to meeting. Frank & Will went up on Hill to Feed the Cattle. Mary come over got some milk.

Mar 12 – Monday
I washed. Will & Ingham took Some Calves down to Miller Clark. Orrin & Florence went to school.

Mar 13 – Tuesday
Ingham went to Mansfield with load of oats. Manford helped will empty pans. Will & I went down to Ephs. Gentleman stayed all night.

Mar 14 – Wednesday
Igham went to Mansfield with load of Oats. Albert came here. I went over with him to help Jule. They moved on Joe Dewitt’s place yesterday. Dan Sease [Cease] took a load for Will. Will & Ellen come after me.

Mar 15 – Thursday
Will & Dan took oats to Mansfield. Addie & Sarah come down here. Jason & Josiah came here. Mr. Paine come here stayed all night. Ingham went to meeting.

Mar 16 – Friday
Will took bags home. Florence & I went to Jules & to Ephraims. We churned with Tiger
 

This photo of a dog power churn was taken at Mainesburg PA undated. This may be the very dog power that Tiger was hitched to but no doubt long after he had left the scene. Other versions used sheep or horses to provide the power. I really don't think the dog is enjoying this. 
Mar 17 – Saturday
Will & Ing sawed some logs. Ingham drawed logs to Mill.

Mar 18 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting & up to Dewitts. We Stayed at home. Lida & Kelly called here.

Mar 19 – Monday
Will went to Mansfield. Ing drawed Some logs for wood. I sewed some, churned &c

Mar 20 – Tuesday
Will & I went to Troy. Ingham emptied Sap pans. Orrin stayed with him.

Mar 21 – Wednesday
Ingham boiled Sap. Will & Orrin went to Mansfield. Albert & Jule come over here. Phebe & Mary come here. Mr. Mudge called to see about his note.

Mar 22 – Thursday
Ingham drawed some logs for wood. Will went on hill helped Ing some.

Mar 23 – Friday
Ingham boiled Sap Mr. Gardner called. Will Children & Ing went on the hill. Will& I went to the burg sent for feathers. Florence Stayed to Ephs.

Mar 24 – Saturday
 Ingham drawed Lumber from Mainesburg. Orrin went with him.

Mar 25 – Sunday
Ingham & Orrin went to meeting. Will went on Hill to feed the cattled. Miller, Tillie & Colie come up here today.

Mar 26 – Monday
Ingham  boiled Sap. I washed. Will went to the burg took Tub of butter 25 cts/lb to M. M. Clark. Orrin went to Ephraims. C. Mudge called give a note for money.

Mar 27 – Tuesday
I Ironed some. Will & Ingham went up got the drags. Orrin went to the Shop Bill E. Mrs. Dodge called here.

Mar 28 – Wednesday
Stormy day. Will Ingham Staid around house. I sewed some.

Mar 29 – Thursday
A Stormy day Ingham went on the Hill done chores.  Ingham & I went over to Rutland in Snow Storm.

Mar 30 – Friday
Children & I went to J M Clarks, Stayed in evening to the entertainment. Will took some apples to Father’s. Ingham went home with Chene to night. Ingham had five dollars of will today.

Mar 31 – Saturday
Ingham & Chene went to Covington. Will Orrin went on hill to feed cattle. Chauncey come here a minit. Bige come got Buttermilk.

Apr 01 – Sunday
Will Florence & I went to Fathers. Orrin went to Sunday School. Chauncey rode down here horseback.

Apr 02 – Monday
Bige come down & Boiled Sap. Josiah Harding called here. Will & I went to the burg.

Apr 03 – Tuesday
Bige Chopped some went on the hill, Skinned Cow. Will & Ida went to Skimerhorns (Schermerhorns) Orrin Stayed to Ephraims. Mary & Vina come here a visiting, brought crib home. Ingham come home.

Apr 04 – Wednesday
Will went on Hill. Bige & Ing are Sawing wood. Edd Maynard called here. Ing went down in the woods. Frank called here. Sanford Smith come here got forty dollars in cash, borrowed it for a month.

Apr 05 – Thursday
Ingham & Bige are to work in Sap bush. Will went on Hill. Uncle Hobby Austin come here stayed all night. Nancy & Burt come over here. Mr. Robbins come got two lb. Butter.

Apr 06 – Friday
Ingham & Bige  drawed hay from the Hill. Will & I went to the burg.

Apr 07 – Saturday
Ingham & Bige drawed straw and manure. Bige went home at night. Martha, Joe & M come here in evening. Harvy boys come got milk.

Apr 08 – Sunday
Will went on Hill. Chauncey comes up here. Ingham staued home today and night

Apr 09 – Monday
Will & I went to Troy got bedstead to C. Waldo’s. Ingham boiled Sap. Orrin went to Philetus. Florence Stayed to Joseph’s. Nancy & Burt stayed here. Vaughn come here Stayed all night.

Apr 10 – Tuesday
Will Children Ellen & I went home with Vaughn. Lewella come home with me. Ingham split wood dragged on hill &c. Nancy Stayed here. Margaret H. come here stayed all night.

Apr 11 – Wednesday
Will Ingham & Orrin worked on Hill. Sowed oats. Bige called here. Nancy & Margaret went away. Laura come got milk.

Apr 12 – Thursday
Will Ingham Orrin are to work on Hill dragging. Bige is boiling sap. Cline come here 25 also Bob Baily. Ingham went to the burg.

April 13 – Friday
Will Ingham Bige worked on Hill Sowing oats, finished up there. Orrin went to Ephs. Nancy come up here. Will & I went to the burg. Lida 16 years old.

Apr 14 – Saturday
Will Ingham Bige worked down here sowing oats. Luella went to Ephraims & over to Orrins. Pedler eat dinner. George G. come got whiffletrees. Ingham Bige went to the burg at night. Ingham had five dollars.
 

Picture of Whiffletree

Apr 15 – Sunday
Will & I took Nancy home we called to Orrins a litle while. Eulalia rode to meeting with us. Ingham went to meeting day time & evening. Billy come here Orrin stayed at home. JWR called in morning.

Apr 16 – Monday
I washed. Will Ingham Bige worked Sowing oats grass seed &c. Father come down this fournoon got his raison Strap &c. Bobb Bailey come & got Barley. Mr. Robbins called to get plow took soap bbl to hoop.  Chauncey come up for Sugar bush.

Apr 17 – Tuesday
Will Ing Bige are dragging, sowing oats. Luella & Orrin have gone to Julias. Florence M. has gone to Joe Dewitts. Mary & Vina come over here in evening. made garden Some.

Apr 18 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Bige worked on Hill in fournoon. Picked up potatoes on Sellar [cellar] in afternoon. Mr. Maynard Edd Maynard come here. Will went to the burg. Luella come up here tonight

Apr 19 – Thursday
Ingham is making fence on Robbins lot. Will Orrin have gone to drive cattle down. Bige went hoe. Will paid him five dollars. Bill went to mill. Got Buckwheat flour for Father. 56 lbs.

Apr 20 – Friday
Will & Orrin went to Troy after plaster. Ingham washed pans. It is a rainy day.

Apr 21 – Saturday
Will & Ingham sowed plaster on wheat drawed manure &c.

Apr 22 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Will Florence & I went over to Jason’s. Diantha home here with us. We went to Seymour Squires to see Cora. She has the Dyptheria.

Apr 23 – Monday
Diantha Sewed for me, made two ticks, Orrin pants. We filled one tick with feathers. Will drawed manure. Ingham Plowed.

Apr 24 – Tuesday
Diantha Sewed for me. Will dragged Ingham plowed. They planted potatoes here. Lida come up here today.

Apr 25 – Wednesday
Will Ingham worked on Hill. I went down after Louisa. Will took her home.  Jule come here, rode home with Mr. Estes. Alice Hart called here. Cora Squires died today. Diantha went to Philetus. Stayed all night.

Apr 26 – Thursday
Will & I went over to Nancy’s. Florence stayed here at home. Diantha come back tonight.

Apr 27 – Friday
Will Ingham worked on the hill. Hannah come up here today. Mr. Paine called here. Party at Joe Dewitts.

Apr 28 – Saturday
Will Ingham worked on Hill. Luella come here. Ett Fletcher called. Andrew & Olive come got Diantha. Charles Pierce called.

Apr 29 – Sunday
Will Ingham Orrin went to Covington. Mary & Vina come over here. Florence & Luie went over there.  Dr. Maine wife, Grace was here today. Diantha come back. Ingham had five dollars.

Apr 30 – Monday
Will Ingham worked on Hill. Mr. Robbins called. Diantha Sewed in fournoon. We washed in afternoon. Jason come after her . She went home.

May 01 – Tuesday
Will & Ingham worked on Hill. Florence & I went to Joe Dewitts in afternoon.

May 02 – Wednesday
I washed some. Ingham made fence, plowed Some. Will went to Orvis got Barley. We went to the burg. Bige come got potatoes.

May 03 – Thrusday
Will went to the burg took tub of butter 18 cts. Ellen come up here. I took her home. Ing went to meeting. Mary & Vina called here in evening. Laura come got milk.

May 04 – Friday
Will & Ing are to work at Barley ground. Will Sowed Barley. Cleveland come got oats & Potatoes. I took up carpet. Put it down.

May 05 – Saturday
Will Ing  worked on Hill. Bige come got potatoes to Plant. Jason come here got Six bushel of oats. We bought the Machine of him. We all went to the burg in evening.

May 06 – Sunday
Will took his father and Family over to Uncle Isaac Richman [Richmond]. Will went to Miltons.

May 07 – Monday
Will went to Ephraims got 18 Bushels of Potatoes. Mr. Taylor, Oscar Smith, Ing Planted corn. Herbert come down with them. Will hunted for corn.

May 08 – Tuesday
Will Taylor Ingham Oscar Orrin Herbert planted corn. Margaret come here. Uncle Jasper come here.

May 09 – Wednesday
Will took Margaret up on Mountain, got her trunk. Will & I went to the burg. We went to Jule got geese & ducks.  Oscar Smith worked for Will. Orrin & Ellen May come here today.

May 10 – Thursday
Will Ingham cleaned cellar &c.

May 11 – Friday
Florence & I went up to Fathers. Margaret Pickled ducks. Will Ingham drawed manure & Straw on Hill.

May 12 – Saturday
Will 7 I went to Troy. Inge made fence. Margaret picked goose. Mary & Phebe come over here.

May 13 – Sunday
Eli McConnell was buried today. We all went to the funeral but Orrin. Quarterly meeting on State Road. Bill E. come got oats. May R. Smith birthday 4 years.

May 14 – Monday
Ingham plowed on Hill. Washington Doud come to Dr. horse. Margaret washed. Will planted garden. Uncle Isaac Richman [Richmond] died today.

May 15 – Tuesday
Ingham work to Joe Dewitts in afternoon. Will went to Otis R. to help raise barn. Joseph Robbins called here. I made Orrin Pants. Set duck, geese eggs.

May 16 – Wednesday
Will Children & I went to Uncle I Richmans funeral. Father folks went with us. Ingham worked to Joe Dewitts, Plant corn. Vaughn come here we went to the burg to get Paint. Rain.

May 17 – Thursday
Vaughn painted floors. Ingham Will worked on the hill plowed.

May 18 – Friday
Will Ingham plowed on the Hill. Vaughn Painted, made door Step. Went over to Julius tonight. Martha D was down here. George Harvey borrowed ten dollars this morning of Wm.

May 19 – Saturday
Will Ingham plowed in fournoon went to raising  in afternoon to Otis Robbins. Vaughn went home. Vaugh went home. Ingham went to the burg.

May 20 – Sunday
Mary & Vina come here. Margaret & Florence went over there. Little Joseph come over. Albert Jule Lydia Hill come here. Will & I went up to corn field.

May 21 – Monday
Will Ingham took Pig up to Father, made Pen. Ingham plowed in afternoon. Will & I went to David’s funeral.  Jule went with us. Margaret washed. Phebe called. Orrin Florence went to School.

May 22 – Tuesday
Rains. Ingham plowed.  Children went to School. Set cabbage plants, tomatoes, etc. took twelve pans up to Father’s.

May 23 – Wednesday
Will & I went to Orrins got some Buckwheat. Josiah Harding was here. Diantha come over. Stayed all night. Ingham plowed.

May 24 – Thursday
Ingham Plowed on Hill. Will worked on Hill cutting trees. Will & I Phebe went to the burg. Father rode up home with us. Phebe come over here. Hannah come up stayed all night. Bill E. come here after money, three dollars.

May 25 – Friday
Will Ingham went to Mansfield after Plaster. Will & I went to the burg. Bige got ten dollars. Ingham had two dollars in money today.

May 26 –Saturday
Bige hove in again this morning. Sowed plaster for Will. Marcellus worked for Will. Ingham plowed. Diantha Sewed.

May 27 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Will & Orrin went after cattle. Margaret Diantha Will we all went over to Alberts.

May 28 – Monday
Will Oscar Ingham worked on the hill. Diantha made my dress. Margaret washed

May 29 – Tuesday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on Hill, Oscar half day. Children & I took Diantha home. Will Ingham Children went to the burg.

May 30 – Wednesday
Will Oscar Ingham made fence in fournoon. Worked in garden &c. Will & I went to Jules got cultivator. I went over to Josephs.

May 31 – Thursday
Will Oscar Ingham worked on hill. Phebe come over tried on her dress.

June 01 – Friday
Ingham & Oscar worked on the Hill. Will Florence & I went to Troy. We went to Jules took her a chair, called to the burg. Orrin stayed over to Jule’s.

June 02 – Saturday
Will Oscar Ingham worked on the Hill. I went over to Josephs. We all went to Temperance meeting. Orrin took the blue ribbon. Mother went with Margaret &c.

June 03 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Hosmer Ellen Lida Kelly come up here today. Will went to Miltons.

June 04 – Monday
Margaret washed. Will Ingham worked on road. Oscar worked half day.

June 05 – Tuesday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on Borough road. 3 quarters day. Florence & I went to Jules. It rained. Jules birth day.

June 06 – Wednesday
It is a rainy day. Orrin & Florence went to School. Oscar went away this morning. Will went away to Bill E.

June 07 – Thursday
Ingham plowed on Robbins lot. Will & I went to the burg got medacine of Dr. Maine.

June 08 – Friday
Will & I went over to Orrins. Ingham plowed went to the burg, got horse Shod. Mary & Vina called here.

June 09 – Saturday
Margaret was Sick today. Oscar worked here they worked on Robbins lot. Men went to the burg at night.

June 10 – Sunday
Ingham Orrin went to meeting. Elder Rhinevault preached. Will went a hunting he went to Warren Rumseys.

June 11 – Monday
Oscar Ingham Will worked on Robbins lot. Kate & Mother come down here. Oscar went up home with them. I was lame today

June 12 – Tuesday
Oscar Ingham & Will worked on Robbins lot, Sowed Buckwheat. Children went to School. Oh my precious darlings, Orrin & Florence.

June 13 – Wednesday
Oscar Ingham Will worked on Robbins lot. Orrin went to the burg. Will Children Ingham went to the burg. Dr. Maine come up to see me.

June 14 – Thursday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on Robbins  lot. Ing Orrin Oscar went to Lecture. Josiah come here took dinner. Ingham had one dollar in cash to pay for boot mending.

June 15 – Friday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on Robbins lot. Mary Vina come over at night . George Robbins come got his turkey.

June 16 – Saturday
 Will Orrin Ingham in on Robbins lot. Mary come over brought Will some money. J. Estes Elmer Fred Hod come after doves. We catched them. Orrin took them up to them. Ingham went to Lecture old Church.  Oscar went home. $8.50

June 17 - Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Will Orrin went to W. Rumseys got harness fixed. I went to Georges with Joe & Martha. Ingham had one dollar pay for Bell.

June 18 – Monday
Margaret washed calico cloth. Ingham Oscar will worked on Hill. Will went to the burg.

June 19 – Tuesday
Will Oscar & Ingham worked at corn. I went to Ephraims in afternoon. Nancy come home with me. Lida brought us home.

June 20 – Wednesday
Ingham Oscar Will worked on Hill, corn & potatoes. I went with Will to the burg to get Collar fixed.  Ingham brought it home. Chene come home with him stayed all night.

June 21 – Thursday
Wil Oscar Ingham are to work on the road. M. is scrubbing. Mrs. Gardner was buried today.

June 22 – Friday
Will worked on Road. Oscar Ingham worked on road. Nancy went home with Uncle James Dewey

June 23 – Saturday
Oscar Ingham worked at buckwheat ground. Will worked on Road. Florence & I went berrying. Orrin went to Jules. Mary & Vina come over. Oscar & Ingham went to I. Squires.

June 24 – Sunday
Will went away today. Ingham went to meeting. Florence went to Josephs R. A very lonesome day

June 25 – Monday
Will Oscar Ingham worked on Hill. Margaret Washed. Mr. Taylor worked.

June 26 – Tuesday
Will Ingham Oscar worked at corn. Mr. Taylor worked for Will. I went berrying in fournoon. Margaret & Ellen in afternoon. Ellen Stayed all night. Will went after his wagon. Vina called here.

June 27 – Wednesday
Will Ellen & I went to Troy. She had teeth pulled. We took her home we all went to the burg. Orrin Stayed with Mr. D. Johns. Ingham worked today. Got Ingham boots.

June 28 – Thursday
Phebe & Vina called here. Will Ingham Chene Taylor worked. I went berrying. Oscar moved on the hill today. Oscar worked half day hoeing corn.

June 29 – Friday
Ingham Chene Oscar Will worked at the corn. I went to Ephraims. Will come after me. It rained.

June 30 – Saturday
Will took machine to Bill E. Chene worked in garden. Ingham made Pig pen. Will & I went to Sanford’s . Called to Sale. I stayed to Libys. We went to the burg. Mary & Vina come here.

July 1 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Jule Albert come over here. Miller Tillie Colie was here today

July 2 – Monday
Ingham Chene Oscar worked on the Hill. I went beryring. Chene went away.

July 3 – Tuesday
Ingham went to Tioga Horse race. Oscar worked Will Margaret children went to the burg. Took firkin to Father. Will & I went to the burg.

July 4 – Wednesday
We went to Mansfield in afternoon. Oscar & Kate come back with us. Stayed all night. Ellen Margaret went with us. Oscar had five dollars in cash.

July 5 – Thursday
Oscar took Kate up home got waggon rack. They drawed some hay. It rained. Joe Martha Ann G., Marcellus called here. Oscar worked half day. Margaret was sick.

July 6 – Friday
Ingham Mowed some, went to Bill E. to get Machine fixed. Will & I went to the burg.

July 7 – Saturday
Ingham Will Oscar worked on the Hill in fournoon. George Harvy worked in afternoon helped draw hay. Will & Orrin went to the burg. Meat Pedler called.

July 8 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Chauncey called here. I was sick today. R. Maine come up here in evening.

July 9 – Monday
I was sick today. Margaret washed. Will Ingham worked o the hill. Mary & Vina called. E. Clark stayed all night.

July 10 – Thuesday
Will Ingham worked on the hill. Oscar worked. Will Orrin went to the burg. Florence & I went to Ephs. Heredler [?] & Edd called here.

July 11 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on the Hill. Wilber half day.

July 12 – Thursday
Will Ing Oscar worked on the hill hay field today. Sewed carpet rag. Margaret ironed . I went to Josephs a few moments.

July 13 – Friday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on the Hill. Margaret went berrying. Rag pedler called.

July 14 – Saturday
Will Ingham Oscar worked on the Hill. Will & I went to Troy at night. Ingham & Orrin went to the burg.

July 15 – Sunday
Margaret Children went over to Orrins, Nancys. Baldwin come here stayed all night.

July 16 – Monday
Baldwin Oscar Ingham Will worked. Ingham cut wheat. Uncle Jasper called here. Margaret went berrying.  Will went to Bill E to get knives fixed and Machine. Ing went to Bill E. get Ri---g fixed.

July 17 – Tuesday
Baldwin Ingham Oscar worked. Ingham cut wheat raked some. Mittie Flora come here stayed all night. Margaret washed.

July 18 – Wednesday
Oscar Baldwin Ingham Will worked on the hill. I took Martha a loaf of Bread. Got the cows. Met Ida L. & mother. Margaret went berrying.

July 19 – Thursday
Will & I went to Mansfield. Oscar Cradled wheat. Ing & Baldwin mowed. Jule Albert come h re. Phebe called here.

July 20 – Friday
Oscar Baldwin Ingham Will worked. I went to Pierces & Otis. E. Dewey worked Stayed all night.

July 21 – Saturday
Margaret went berrying. Oscar Edd Dewey Baldwin Ing worked today. Will went to the burg. I went to Ephs. Vaughn come up here.

July 22 – Sunday
Will & I went berrying. Vaughn Will Children & I went to Orrin & Nancys.

July 23 – Monday
Oscar Ingham Edd worked Will worked on the Hill. Jule Albert come over here. I went over to Robbins to see Mary.

July 24 – Tuesday
Will Oscar Ingham Edd worked at what, finished mowing on Robbins lot. I went after Horses. Vina called here.

July 25 – Wednesday
Will Oscar Ingham Edd drawed wheat on the hill drawed in the wheat down here. I went to Josephs. Margaret went berrying.

July 26 – Thursday
Will went to Sanfords. Ingham Oscar Edd worked on Robbins lot at hay, on the hill at wheat.. Margaret washed. Little Joe stayed here today. Manford come after him.

July 27 – Friday
Will Ingham Oscar Edd worked on Hill in fournoon. It rained in the afternoon. Will Ingham went to Troy. Besley come here paid for the cattle. Ingham had two dollars. Oscar one dollar. Edd one dollar.

July 28 – Saturday
Sanford thrashed today. Oscar Edd Ingham worked today.Jule Orrin Mary come over here. Will & [I] took her home. John  Ruck.

July 29 – Sunday
Ing Orrin went to meeting. Josiah & Billy come up here. Lida & Kelly come here.

July 30 – Monday
Oscar Edd Ing Will worked on the hill. Sanford Emma Hobart come here. Vina brought tea home. Margaret borrowed twenty lbs. Flour.

July 31 – Tuesday
Will Ingham Oscar Edd worked on the Hill. Milton cut Oats with reaper in afternoon. Mr. Robbins raked.

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Aug 01 – Wednesday
Will Ing Oscar Edd worked on the hill. Cornelius Frank come over here. Childen Orrin went home with us. George W. Harding come here Stayed all night. Milton reaped in afternoon. Cokeman called.

Aug 02 – Thursday
Oscar Ingham Edd George W. Harding Milton Joseph worked here. Milton worked with reaper. Will & I went to the burg. Florence picture rak[?]. Mary Vina Phebe Manford called here.

Aug 03 – Friday
Will Ingham Oscar Edd George worked on the hill. Milton reaped in fournoon. Margaret Orrin went blackberrying. Orrin went to School. Sanford Wheeler Stayed all night.

Aug 04 – Saturday
Thrashed on the hill (wheat. Ingham Oscar Edd George Harding Will. George & Ingham drawed Barley. Wilber raked. Milton reaped with reaper. Children went to Jules. Will & I went after them. Ing George went to the burg.

Aug 05 – Sunday
Will went away to make fence. Edgar S come home with him. Ingham went to meeting. We went on the hill took Peas & Sugar & tea.

Aug 06 – Monday
Will took Sack of Wheat up to Father. Ing Oscar Edd George Wilber worked today on the hill. Wilber worked here. Edd Smith come here got cradles, brought them home at night.

Aug 07 – Tuesday
Will Edd George Ingham gone on the hill to work. Wilber is her raking oats. Wilber went on the hill in afternoon.

Aug 08 – Wednesday
Ingham Will worked  Oscar Edd Wilber George three quarters of day. Kate come down. Oscar went home with her. Will & I went to the burg. Cline come here.

Aug 09 – Thursday
Oscar three quarters of day. George all day. Ingham & Will. Edd half day. I went to Jules today. Cline is here. Oscar had fifteen dollars in Cash. Four dollars & half in trade to Clark’s.

Aug 10 – Friday
Ingham George Edd worked today.Oscar did not work today. John A called here

Aug 11 – Saturday
Ingham Oscar Edd worked today. George half day – he went home in afternoon. Will children & I went to Troy in afternoon – got Peaches Cabbage

Aug 12 – Sunday
Will & I went berrying on R lot. Ingham went to meering Stayed all night.

Aug 13 – Monday
Will & I went to Spencers Mill & on Robbins lot. Orrin went to Jules. Florence went to School alone. Boy Chased her. Will had a talk with Harvy. Ingham plowed. Edd Maynard called here, got fifteen dollars of Ing. Ing had fifteen dollars in cash.

Aug 14 – Tuesday
Margaret washed. Ingham plowed in fournoon. Will & Oscar cleaned wheat, come down to dinner & drawed hay. It rained. Oscar worked half day. Minnie Rumsey come home with Florence. John Albert came got plow.

Aug 15 – Wednesday
Ingham Orrin went to Spencers Mill with load of wheat. George Harvy called here. Margaret & I went over to Nancys & Orvis’s. Mary stayed with Florence. Jule Albert come over here. Will worked for Milton. Skimer went to Troy.

Aug 16 – Thursday
Will Orrin went to Spencers Mill. Ingham Oscar worked for milton. Margaret picked geese ducks. I went after Cows, Settled with Oscar this night.

Aug 17 – Friday
Will & cleaned over grain on the hill. Oscar went with Ingham the last load. Ellen come up here we took her home.

Aug 18 – Saturday
Will went to Mansfield. Ingham Oscar worked here drawed oats & Manure. Ingham went to the burg.

Aug 19 – Sunday
Ingham & the children went to meeting. Will & I went after corn brought the children home.

Aug 20 – Monday
Ingham is plowing. Will Orrin & Florence are to work on the Hill. Oscar worked too helped draw Straw Oats Manure. Will & I went to the burg took Florence to Dr. Maine.

Aug 21 – Tuesday
Will went after yearlings Art’s lot, Ingham drawed manure. Will Edd Florence & I went to Troy. Margaret went berrying. Ellen Stayed all night.

Aug 22 – Wednesday
Will & I took Ellen home took Jule Albert wattermelon, Some to Ephs. Ingham Children went to last day of School. Albert & Julia come here also Uncle Jasper. Albert Jule got two bushels of wheat.

Aug 23 – Thursday
Ingham drawed manure. Margaret Will & I went to the burg.

Aug 24 – Friday
Ingham drawed manure. Will uncle Jasper cleaned wheat. He bought six bushels of wheat. Aunt Caroline stayed here.   Nancy come here. Will & Ing fixed door yard, plowed & Scraped. Oscar took Kit & Fan drawed wood.

Aug 25 – Saturday
Will Ingham Orrin Oscar went fishing. I went to John’s. John Edgar Jason went with them. Florence & I went to John’s. Mary come to see Margaret. Nancy Burt went to Ephs.

Aug 26 – Sunday
Ingham Florence went to meeting. Orrin & I went to Mr. Robbins to see Martha.

Aug 27 – Monday
Mr. Robbins fixed Screen frames. Will & I went to the burg Called to Father’s got some berries of Mrs. Gilbert. Will Sowed his wheat. John Dewitt ten dollars.

Aug 28 - Tuesday
Ingham Will cut Bickwheat. Oscar worked in afternoon.  Mr. Robins brought frames over. Mr. Harte come got ten dollar tax money.

Aug 29 – Wednesday
Oscar cur Buckwheat in fournoon. Ingham & Will cut Buckwheat, pulled beans, drawed wood, went to Mill for Father.

Aug 30 – Thursday
Margaret Will & I went to See a farm for Margaret to buy. Will & I went to Troy. Ingham raked buckwheat. Silver wedding at Fish’s. Mrs. Dodge brought berries. Oscar worked in afternoon. Rosina Smith’s birthday, 37 years. Thirty Seven years old.

Aug 31 – Friday
Will Ingham raked Buckwheat. Lida come up here we took her home.

Sept 01 – Saturday
Julius Rumsey raked Buckwheat this fournoon half day. Will Florence Orrin went to Julia’s and to the burg. Will Children & I went to Covington, Ingham went with us. We stayed to L. G. Harding all night. Men went to the village in evening. Ingham had fifty cts.

Sept 02 – Sunday
We went to Uncle Sigh Harding. Perry H. come home with us. Ingham Stayed to meeting.

Sept 03 – Monday
Will Ingham Perry Julius & Albert worked on Robbins lot. Jule come over with Albert. Wesley come up here. We Canned tomatoes. Florence went home with girls.

Sept 04 – Tuesday
Albert Ingham Perry Julius Will worked on Robbins lot. Florence come back with Albert, washed today.

Sept 05 – Wednesday
Julius Perry Ingham worked. Albert worked. Omar come after his horse. Marcellus worked with Joe’s horses. Ingham went to the burg.

Sept 06 – Thursday
Will Orrin went to the burg. Ingham Perry worked on Robbins lot.

Sept 07 – Friday
Rained. Ingham plowed some. Perry

Sept 08 – Saturday
Will took Father to Election. Will Ellen Children I went to Troy.

Sept 09 – Sunday
Will & I took Ellen home. Ingham Florence went to meeting. Will & I called to Bill E. Uncle Ahaz died. We went up there in evening.

Sept 10 - Monday
We went to the funeral. Ingham plowed. Perry pulled beans. Jospeh & Vina went with us. Will & I took Orrin over to Julia to go to School.

Sept 11 – Tuesday
Will went to the burg he went to Bill E. to get corn cutter made. Ingham & Perry worked on Robbins lot. Father & his wife come down a visiting.

Sept 12 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Perry Julius cut corn on the hill. Will come down to dinner. Florence & I come over to Julias to see Orrin. He come home Stayed all night.

Sept 13 - Thursday
Will Ingham Perry worked on the hill. Edgar come here with team. Mary & Vina called here.

Sept 14 – Friday
Will Margaret Florence & I went to the Fair at Troy. Ingham & Perry drawed manure on the hill. Orrin come home at night. Ingham Sold oats. Ingham had one dollar in cash.

Sept 15 – Saturday
Ingham Perry Worked on the Hill drawed manure. I canned grapes. Cook pears. Margaret was sick.

Sept 16 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Perry went to Lester Palmers. Will Children & I went to Jule’s. Frank Vira were there. Mary & Vina come here. Margaret went over there. We went after Fathers calves to the pound.
 

The Lester Palmer - Adaline Proivin House. This was on teh bend of the road that goes from Bakerburg to State Road. It burned long ago.

Sept 17 – Monday
Will Perry Ingham are to work on the hill. Ing is plowing. Oscar helped Perry draw manure half day.  George Harding come stayed all night.

Sept 18 – Tuesday
Ingham plowed. Will Perry cut buckwheat. Albert come after Margaret took her over to help Jule. Florence & I went to Josephs got some grapes. 28 ½ dollars.

Sept 19 – Wednesday
Perry is sick. Will went away. Ingham gone on the hill to cut Buckwheat. Bige Oscar cut Buckwheat.

Sept 20 – Thursday
Ingham plowed. Will took Perry to Mansfield. I went to Ephraims. Will went to see Sanford about thrashing. Lanord [Leonard] called to sell Organ.

Sept 21 – Friday
Will went to Uncle Ob Smiths got twelve calves. I went to drive team home. Lyman Richman, Byron, Lew thrash to Robbins lot. Oscar worked. Hosmer George Bige helped. Albert brought Margaret home.

Sept 22 – Saturday
They are thrashing up on th ehill. Will took some butter up to Father. John Beck Ingham Oscar. Ellen come up here. Mary & Vina called. Margaret is picking ducks.

Sept 23 – Sunday
Will Children Ellen & I went to Nancys & Orrins. Jule Albert come here. We took Ellen home.

Sept 24 – Monday
Lyman Byron Lew Oscar Bige Julius Ingham thrashed on the hill. Come down with Machine.

Sept 25 – Tuesday
Thrashed here. Julius Oscar Bige John Buck Marcelus Ingham Lyman Lew Byron worked here. Albert Smith come got ten dollars in cash.

Sept 26 – Wednesday
Thrashed ths fournoon. Bige Ingham Will went on the Hill raked Buckwheat. Ellen come up here a moment to get yeast. Ingham had $35 dollars in cash. I borrowed two dollars got her pair of shoes. 56 of Margaret borrowed 10 more 66.

Sept 27 – Thursday
Will Bige work on the hill. Mrs. Pitts come here this fournoon. Will & I went after calves to Cornelius Smith

Sept 28 – Friday
Will Bige worked on the Hill. Florence & I went to Ephs made cakes for girls. Florence went to the burg.

Sept 29 – Saturday
Ingham & Hosmer come here this morning. Bige plowed on Hill. Will Children & I went to Troy & Sylvania.

Sept 30 – Sunday
Hosmer went home. Will & I went to Ephs & over to Rosel Crippens, took Josiah. Rosa come here today. Orrin W. Smith birthday 12 years old.

Oct 1 – Monday
Will went to the burg. Father come up home with him. They went on the hill. Ingham plowed.. Oscar & Bige drawed Buckwheat. I went to Joe Dewitts. Burt Simpson come got oats for Calvin Robbins. Will & I eat Supper to Martha D. Josiah worked at the corn.

Oct 2 – Tuesday
Will Bige Ingham Josiah Oscar worked. Florence went up there. Will Bige come down Killed pig. Margaret went took emptins [?] Macnine come down the Hill to thrash.

Oct 3 – Wednesday
Lyman Byron Isaac R Ingham Bige Josiah Will went on the Hill. Took meat for Father. Bige went home. Wil paid him one dollar.

Oct 4 – Thursday
Ingham plowed. Josiah husked corn.

Oct 5 – Friday
Ingham plowed, Will Josiah picked apples. Margaret washed went to Ephraims to carry emptins [?]. Will took Orrin to see the Dr. I went to Ephs took yeast. Lydia called here. Edgar was here.

Oct 6 – Saturday
Ingham plowed. Will & Josiah gathered apples. Went to Troy. I went ot see Namcy Called to T. Lewis.. One week to Jules makes 109 or 20. 20 or 21. Washed twice. Margaret quit  work. 500 dollars to Alvin.

Oct 7 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Billy H. was here.

Oct 8 – Monday
Ingham is plowing. Will Josiah is gathering apples.

Oct 9 – Tuesday
Ingham plowed. Josiah Will gathered apples in fournoon. Husked corn in afternoon.

Oct 10 – Wednesday
Ingham plowed. Josiah husked corn. Will went after his grist. Florence went got shoes.

Oct 11 – Thursday
Ingham plowed. Will & I went to John & Ben after Calves, Barrels &c. Margaret Will I went on State Road Orvis & Nancys. Orrin come up. Hiram come home with him. D. Johns Stayed all night.  One sack wheat flour.

Oct 12 – Friday
Ingham plowed. Josiah husked corn. Will went to the burg. Hannah come up here. I went home with her to help colar (color) rags for carpet. Ellen brought me home.

Oct 13 – Saturday
Ingham plowed. Will Josiah Oscar dug potatoes. Oscar had two dollars in Cash. Ingham Orrin Josiah went to the burg. Chauncey come home with them. Mary come brought Sugar home.

Oct 14 – Sunday
Ingham Chauncey went away. Josiah went to Rutland. Will Orrin after Calves. Jule Albert called here went to Joe Dewitt’s. OI went to Joseph’s took Starch. Got ---keberrys.

Oct 15 – Monday
Vina come got quilt frame. Ingham plowed. Will Oscar Josiah dug potatoes on the hill. Mary got 4 ½ lb meat. Oscar had twleve bushel.

Oct 16 – Tuesday
Mary Florence & I went to Bartletts to see Phebe. Will Josiah made Cider, husked corn. Margaret washed. May stayed all night. Oscar husked corn.

Oct 17 – Wednesday
Ingham plowed. Will Josiah Oscar made cider. Jason & Knapp called here. Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Macumber were here. Esther R. Mc. Stayed all night.

Oct 18 – Thursday
Esther rode with Ingham. Will Josiah made cider. Will & I went to Spencers Mill. Vina brought quilt frames home.

Oct 19 -  Friday
Will Orrin Florence went to Uncle Obe & Cornelius Smith and paid for Calves. I took Margaret to Orvis. Rose Sease (Cease) come here also Leonard brought Organ here. Mary & Vina come over here.

Oct 20 – Saturday
Rainy day. Edgar come over brought fan [horse] home Stayed all night. Ingham went to the burg get horse Shod. Josiah went to Ephraims. Bige come got bag of oats.

Oct 21 – Sunday
We all stayed at home. Edgar was here. Joseph Mary & Vina. We cooked duck.

Oct 22 – Monday
It Snows this morning. Ingham plowed on the Hill. Will drawed rails fence stacks

Oct 23 – Tuesday
Ingham plowed. Will & I went to Troy. Orrin & Florence stayed alone. Josiah husked corn in afternoon

Oct 24 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Josiah have gone on the hill to work. F. Ashley called here. Newel b oy come got milk. Jospeh made corn crib. I went to Joe D with Will. He drawed corn.

Oct 25 – Thursday
Will Josiah Campbell husked corn. I washed. Ingham plowed. Campbell had four lbs three quarters of butter.

Oct 26 – Friday
Rainy day. The men Slept. I washed. Mary Vina George were here in evening. Ingham went to Donation for Em  Austin. He had fifty cents.

Oct 27 – Saturday
Will Ingham made fence drawed off cider &c. Campbell was here brought pail home. Stayed all night. Mary brought me emptins. Josiah went to Ephraim. Ingham Campbell went to Bill E.

Oct 28 – Sunday
Will went hunting killed 3 partridge. Ingham Campbell Killed Chickens. Billy H come here. Ingham went to meeting. Campbell & Orrin went to meeting. Josiah come up here.

Oct 29 –Monday
Ingham is plowing. Will is drawing corn & pumpkins. Florence went on the Hill. Campbell & Josiah are Husking. Tiger went away in the night {I believe that is the dog.]

Oct 30 – Tuesday
Ingham went after Plow point-plowed on Hill. Will Josiah Husked. Oscar drawed corn. Mr. Robbins made crib. Campbell had Seven & Half lbs. Butter. Margaret come back.

Oct 31 – Wednesday
Will Josiah Ingham Oscar drawed corn. Margaret made Catsup.

Nov 1 – Thursday
 Will Josiah Ingham worked on the Hill, they finished husking corn. Oscar drawed corn. Mr. Taylor come to dinner. Florence & I were to Addie Robbins.

Nov 2 – Friday
Will Josiah Children & I went to Spencer Mill get pay for wheat. Ingham drawed corn. Nancy & Burt come up home with us from Ephs.

Nov 3 – Saturday
Will Josiah have gone to Troy. Ingham is plowing, Children are gathering Beechnuts.

Nov 4 – Sunday
Will took Nancy & Burt home. Ingham went to Covington. Jule Albert come here. Billy H. come here. Stayed all night.

Nov 5 – Monday
Josiah plowed. Will Oscar drawed corn stalks. Billy dug potatoes. Margaret washed.

Nov 6 – Tuesday
Election Day. I rod eup on the Hill went over to Jules. Orrin went to School. Will come after me. We went to Hiram Welch’s to get Tiger. {Phew, I have been worried about that dog.] Ingham come back to night. Josiah Plowed.

Nov 7 – Wedesday
Will & Josiah went to Sam Welch’s got Tiger. {I think Tiger must have a female friend he visits] They drawed corn stalks. Ingham plowed.

Nov 8 – Thursday
Will is gathering their Beets on the hill. Ingham is plowing. Josiah went to Ephraims. Come up home with Orrin. Oscar come after peck. Campbell come got his things.

Nov 9 – Friday
Will & Margaret went to Troy got her stove. Ingham plowed. Josiah went to Rutland.

Nov 10 – Saturday
Ingham plowed. Will & I went to Nancys, got some pigs to Orrins. Calvin Robbins got Oats. Jeff King got them twenty six bushels.

Nov 11 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Chauncy come up home with him. Billy come here. Joe Martha come here in evening.

Nov 12 – Monday
Will Joseph fixed Barn doors. Oscar Will banked the house on the Hill. Margaret went to the burg. Barn burnt at night. Will Ingham went up there.

Nov 13 – Tuesday
Will Sold Turkeys. Ingham plowed. Joseph called. Will worked on hill taking care of oats &c.  I went up there, Jule Albert was there. Elder Lamkin come give Margaret deed of her land. Sim & Wife Stayed all night also Mr. Leonard.

Nov 14 – Wednesday
Ingham is plowing. Will is taking care of oats &c. Sims folks went away. We paid Leonard some money for Organ. Sim & wife eat Supper & went home.’

Nov 15 – Thursday
Ingham went on hill & plowed. Stayed up there all night. Will took Margarets Stove down & went to Mansfield paid interest on note. Margaret washed.
 

The Bank Building in Mansfield was brand new when Will visited it to pay his note. Built in early 1870s, thhis photo is from a stereoscopic card I bought on ebay.

Nov 16 – Friday
Ingham plowed. Will Margaret went on mountain got load of things. Mary & Vina Stayed with Florence. I went to Joe Dewitt. Nancy & Burt come over. Ingham Stayed on the hill.

Nov 17 – Saturday
Ingham plowed. Will moved Margaret down home. Adline Richmon was here. Will took her  home. May was here. Ellen come up Stayed all night. William’s note Due 18 of Nov.

Nov 18 – Sunday
Hosmer & Chauncey come here. We took Ellen Lida to meeting. Nancy kept house. George called to the door Wanted will to take care of his cattle.

Nov 19 – Monday
Ingham plowed. Will drawed wood on the hill. Jule come over here. I went to Bill E with her. Will paid Julius. Ingham went to the burg at night. Mary & Vina come here.

Nov 20 – Tuesday
Will went to Mill. Oscar John Albert called here. Ingham plowed. Edgar come here. Will & I went after grist. Mate & Mary called here. Harry Dewey come got ninety five bushels of oats for Stone quire [quarry] Calvin Robbins. [Or word may be Stove or Store.]

Nov 21 -  Wednesday
Will Edgar worked on the hill. Ingham fixed board fence. Nancy washed. Will took Nancy home.  Victor Jason come after Edgar.

Nov 22 – Thursday
Mary come over to keep house. Will Ingham & I went to Troy. Hosmer was here. Ingham Chauncey & Hosmer went to Elmira George Robbins.

Nov 23 – Friday
Bige come here plowed some. Will went after Margaret. She come up to Stay here. We went home with Vaughn, Stayed there all night.

Nov 24 – Saturday
Vaughn & Will went to Wellsboro. We came home at night. Bige & Margaret was here.

Nov 25 – Sunday
John come after Victor. Edd come over Stayed all night. Ingham &Chauncey come home this morning. Lida & Kelley come here.  Mary & Vina Sim Mate Edd come over Stayed all night. John Alberts Stayed here all night. [WHERE does she put them all?!!]

Nov 26 – Monday
Simeon H. took two cows from here & some cattle from the Hill. Will helped hime drive. Florence went to Fathers. Bige & Edd done chores. Ingham & John went to Covington.

Nov 27 – Tuesday
Will & Orrin went to Troy. Samuel Harding come home with him. Edd Stayed all night. Edd Stayed all night. Ingham come home. Mary come over here. Florence went over there.

Nov 28 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Edd went on the Hill. Ing plowed their garden. Samuel went to Ephraim with Will. Vaughn come up home with them. Edd Stayed here.

Nov 29 – Thursday
Ingham plowed. Will Samuel went on the Hill drove cattle. Edd made fence. He had one dollar in evening. Charles Hynea [?] called here. Ingham had Joe Dewitts buggy our Horse to go to Thanksgiving. He had five dollars.

Nov 30 – Friday
Will Samuel Children & I went to Julias. Louisa went with us. Edgar went home. Ingham plowed some.

Dec 1 – Saturday
Will & I took Samuel over to Orrins. Vina brought emptins. Ingham drawed Some wood. Alice Hart got flour.

Dec 2 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. Will went on the Hill. Martha called a few moments

Dec 3 – Monday
Will went to the Mill for Father. Ingham drawed wood. G. Gardner come here.

Dec  4 – Tuesday
G. Gardner helped kill hogs. Chauncy come here also Oscar Bige come here. Will paid him six dollars. Ermina come here to day. Will & Ingham went on the Hill to Fix Hatchery. James Mack.

Dec 5 – Wednesday
Will Ingham Chauncey made craut. May & Vina come over. Margaret come up here.

Dec 6 – Thursday
Will & I went to the burg.  Ingham drawed some wood. Ingham & Margaret went down to feed ducks. John Alberts got Sugar pan.

Dec 7 – Friday
Will Margaret & I went to Nancys papered her house. Ingham went to the burg. Oscar was here also John Alberts, Bige &c. Orrin & Ellen come here.

Dec 8 – Saturday
Will Chauncey & I went to Mansfield. Ing Margaret Stayed here to home. Will Stayed to Lawsuit. Ingham & Wm settled acct. paid him forty dollars.

Dec 9 – Sunday
Jule Albert come over Mary & Vina was here. Ing went away to PP. [Philetus] Will & I went on the Hill. Chauncey is here

Dec 10 – Monday
Ingham & Chauncey went away. Ingham went to Covington. We made our Sausage. We come over to Julia’s & to Omars. Martha Dewitt come down here tonight. Mary Vina Bart was here.

Dec 11 – Tuesday
Will & I went on the Hill got ashes. Margaret Washed. Went to Dexter’s to get some geese.

Dec 12 – Wednesday
Will took Margaret home. Mrs. Pitts come here give Orrin Florence lesson. Bige drawed manure. Jule Albert come over here. Will Children & I  went Robbins

Dec 13 – Thursday
Will went to the burg took wheat. I Sewed some.

Dec 14 – Friday
Will went on the Hill. I sewed.

Dec 15 – Saturday
Ingham chopped Some. Mr. Dewitts folks Martha Ida come here. Ida come here Sewed some went home at night. Will Ingham Orrin went to the burg. I sewed some.

Dec 16 – Sunday
 Ingham went to meeting. Jule Albert come over here. Ida come back at night.

Dec 17 – Monday
Will & I went to Troy. Ingham Florence Ida Stayed at home. Robbins girls, Bart, George R. come here. Ida Sewed today.

Dec 18 – Tuesday
Will went to the burg. Lyman R got sausage cutter. Ingham plowed in afternoon. Mary come to get Pattern. Man brought ducks. Ingham went to the burg. Ida Sewed today.

Dec 19 – Wednesday
Ingham plowed. Will went to the burg. Ida Sewed today. Mary come over. Calvin Dewitt called here. Mrs. Pitts give Children lesson.

Dec 20 – Thursday
Ingham plowed Scraped &c. Mary called here. Will went to the burg. Ida Sewed today.

Dec 21 – Friday
Ingham went away. Andrew Squires come after Ida. She went with him. Will & I went to the burg. Mary Robbins went. Ellen Lida Bordon Trull Mary & Vina Chaunce &c were here.

Dec 22 – Saturday
Chauncey Ingham Orrin went to the burg got grist for Father. Lyman Richman brought Sausage cutter home.

Dec 23 – Sunday
Will & I went to Nancys. Ingham went away. Aunt Anna was here. Will took her home.

Dec 24 – Monday
Bige called here. Ingham went up after Ida. John Alberts was here went to the burg with Ing. Will & I went to Ephs. Hannah come up here. Orrin went with Dennis. Ingham went with Fan to Christmas tree. Ida Sewed.

Dec 25 – Tuesday
Will & I went to Troy . Ingham Florence Ida Orrin stayed at home. Ing Ada went on hill. John A come home with him. Jule come over Stayed all night.

Dec 26 – Wednesday
Will Ingham cleaned over grain. Ida Jule Sewed some. Mary come after flour. Levi R called here.

Dec 27 – Thursday
Will & I went to the burg. Orrin Ellen Tome Lewis folks come here today. Ida Sewed to day. Ingham went to see Bailey &c to get money. Jule went home at night.

Dec 28 – Friday
Ida went up home. Will Mr. Edgertont wen on the hill to look at cattle. Ingham went to the burg. Will come home after dinner. Sold two Heifers to Edgerton.

Dec 29 – Saturday
Will & Children  went to mill. Pedler called. John Alberts come here. Ingham cut his hair. Julius Manford Stern Ashley Joseph & Calvin were here today. Ingham & Orrin went to meeting. Joseph paid his money. Calvin paid thirty dollars.

Dec 30 – Sunday
Ingham went to meeting. We Stayed at home. Mary & Vina were over here.

Dec 31 – Monday
Will went to the burg. Ingham went after Margaret. Bige called here got Turkey for Father. I sewed some. The last day of 1877. I am at home.


0105 - My father told the story of Hugh Chamberlain's dog who did the same thing. In this same room where I now sit working on this diary, many years ago when my father and Hugh were children, Hugh's dog saw my grandfather through the window sitting at his desk and jumped right through the glass onto the desk.
0110  Rev William Rumsey [SRGP 05981] married to Will's Cousin, Lydia Smith.
0111 When Jule maried and moved she took her organ that Rosina's children had also been using.
0116 - Dezia Rumsey [SRGP 06505] alias Grandy buried Mainesburg Cemetery
0123 - Joseph DeWitt OR Joseph W. Robbins
0124 - Pete, Kit, Fan are horses
0227 - Waldo's store at Sylvania. Used ot be called Columbia Flats.
0305 - Fanning Mill - to separate grain - I have one in my museum
0321 - Cornish or Amos Mudge, Older & Younger brothers - Can't determine which.
0407 - Mary Dewitt, born 15 Jan 1878, ws just a newborn at the time of this visit.
0416 - Mr. Robbins was a blacksmith and apparently also a cooper. A cooper put the hoops on barrels to hold them together.
0422 - Cora Squires was the daughter of Will's Cousin, Lydia Smith who had died in 1870, and  Andrew Squires. At this time Andrew was married to Olive Smith, Lydia's sister, also sister of Ephraim and Philetus. Seymour Squires was Cora's uncle. Cora died on the 25th of April just a few days after this at age ten. I suspect that Rosina did some work with medicine or healing of some kind as she is usually called in when there is a person who is severely sick.
0423 - Mattress ticks, Stuffed with feathers or grasses.
0610 - Rhinevault was an earlier minister at the Methodist Church
0703 A firkin is a small wooden tub to hold butter. I believe a tub of butter is larger than a firkin. They were standard measures and went by weight.
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Bedding plants available in 1868. For 1878 diary