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From Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project
Diaries & Letters of the Tri-Counties
Emerson SMITH of Rutland & Sullivan

This View of the north end of Sullivan Township's North Road
shows the York homestead which has been in that family since the early 
nineteenth century. Photo taken from Sanitarium Hill by Joyce M. Tice
April 2000
1887 - Emerson Smith Diary

Age 26

Diary transcribed and annotated with genealogical and historical notes by Joyce M. Tice

This is part of the Diary collection of Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project

Tri-County Genealogy Sites of Joyce M. Tice

Photo at left by Joyce M. Tice
Thanks also to Harlo Smith for sharing the diaries of his grandfather.

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This diary was in the possession of Roland Smith of Roseville, son of Emerson. Roland died recently and his son, J. Harlo SMITH, loaned this and other diaries of Emerson to Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. Emerson was also father of Erma SMITH who married Lee D. TICE and was step-grandmother of Joyce. Note: To View the footnotes, just click on the blue number by the word. Once you have read the footnote, click your Back button to return to the same place in the document where you were when you clicked.  See other photos and Map in document below. 
1887 - Emerson SMITH  of Rutland Hill  Age 26

Saturday, Jan. 1, 1887 - Threshed Some Beans and Split some Wood Cold & Blustering

Sunday 2 - Stayed at Home All Day Windy & Blustering

Monday, Jan. 3, 1887 - Helped Cut and Skid some Saw Logs

Tuesday 4 - Threshed some Beans Lima Went Visiting

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1887 - Helped Load some Saw Logs and Cut a tree for Logs

Thursday 6 - Helped Cut Skid and Load Some Saw Logs

Friday, Jan. 7, 1887 - Helped Load some Saw Logs Cut some Wood and Move a Load of Straw to the House Barn

Saturday 8 - Went to Mainesburg Bought a Pair Felt Boots a Pocket Diary a Pair Overalls and a Pocket Match safe

Sunday, Jan.9, 1887 - Came over Home to Stay Went over to Chandlersburg to Church in the Evening

Monday 10 - Went up to Uncle Bennetts(1) and to Chandlersburg to Church at night

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1887 - Helped Daniel Reynolds(2) Saw Wood Went church at Chandlersburg

Wednesday 12 - Helped E. L. Nash Hauled Mill Wood from the Woods to His Door

Thursday, Jan 13, 1887 - Split Some Wood for E. L. Nash Went to Church at Chandlersburg

Friday 14 - Split some Wood for E.L. Nash(3) Went to Church at Chandlersburg

Saturday, Jan. 15, 1887 - Sat by the fire at E. L. Nashs and Uncle Bennetts

Sunday 16 - Went to Church at Chandlersburg Afternoon and Evening

Monday, Jan. 7, 1887 - Hauled some Drags for Wood Went Church in the Evening

Tuesday 18 - Sat by the fire Cold & Windy

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1887 - Sawed a Little Wood in the Woods Alone

Thursday 20 - Helped Daniel Reynolds Saw Wood Went to Church in the Evening

Friday, Jan. 21, 1887 - Cut some Wood at the door and Went to Church in the Afternoon and Evening

Saturday 22 - Cut some Wood at the Door and Daniel Helped Me Saw in the afternoon

Sunday, Jan. 23, 1887 - Went to Church at Chandlersburg and over to O. A. Smiths(4) at Night

Monday 24 - A Stormy Day Helped Shell some Corn. Came Home at Night

Tuesday, Jan 25, 1887 - Went over to the Church to Mrs. Jim McConnells (5) Funeral

Wednesday 26 - Cut Some Wood at the Door Daniel Helped me Saw in the Afternoon

Thursday, Jan. 27, 1887 - Sawed Wood in the Woods Daniel Helped Saw Went Home with O. A. Smith in the Afternoon

Friday 28 - I done O. A. Chores While He went over to J. Ws.(6) to Skid Some Logs for Wood Sawed some Pole Wood at the Door

Saturday, Jan. 29, 1887 - Done the Chores Went over to Uncle Tristams(7) after some Carpet Warp Went up to Charley Hulslanders to See them Saw Wood and Went on over to Church and Home

Sunday 30 - Went over to Church

Monday, Jan. 31, 1887 - Sawed Wood in the Woods Daniel Helped me Saw

Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Split Wood in the Woods and Went over to Church at Night

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1887 - Carried some Buckwheat from E.L. Nashs Barn to His Shop Went over to Church at Night

Thursday 3 - Borrowed Uncle Bennetts 11 Bob Sleds and Hauled Wood for the Old Folks

Friday, Feb. 4, 1887 - Hauled one Load i Broke the Old Sleds and Had to Stop

Saturday 5 - Hauled With E. L. Nashs Sleds

Sunday, Feb. 6, 1887 - Went over to Chandlersburg to Bible Class and Preaching

Monday 7 - Went over to O.A.s Place to J. W. Styres and Stayed over Night Rained all Day

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1887 - Came Home from J. W. Styres on O. A.s Place and Went to Roseville

Wednesday 9 - Helped Load a Load of Bark and Split Slab Wood E. L. Nash Went to Mansfield With Pork

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1887 - Helped Load a Load of Hay and Split Sugar Wood E. L. Nash Went to Mansfield with Hay

Friday 11 - Split Slab Wood and Hauled some Slab Wood

Saturday, Feb. 12, 1887 - Hauled Slab Wood and Split Slab Wood E. L. Nash Went to Mansfield

Sunday 13 - Went over to Chandlersburg to Bible Class a Preaching and over to Styres and Back

Monday, Feb. 14, 1887 - Hauled Slab Wood and Went over to Tom Smiths after some 2 year olds

Tuesday 15 - Sawed and Split Wood and Went over to Roseville to Election

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1887 - Split Slab Wood E. L. Nash went to Roseville

Thursday 17 - Hauled some Manure and Helped Pile some Lumber E. L. and Oliver Tapped a Part of the Sugar Bush

Friday, Feb. 18, 1887 - A Stormy Day Sat by the fire Went up to E. L. Nashs and Uncle Bennetts and Back

Saturday 19 - Hauled Slab Wood up to E. Ls . Door and Helped Move and Pile Lumber E.L. and Oliver Boiled Some Sap

Sunday, Feb. 20, 1887 - Went over to Bible Class and Preaching there Was Thirteen Converts Baptised by Sprinkling O.A. and family Came over Home

Monday 21 - Hauled Slab Wood for E. L. Nash

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1887 - Hauled and Split Slab Wood E. L. Nash Went to Chandlersburg to Get His Horses Shod and Sold His Old Span of Horses to Jerome Bryant(8)

Wednesday 23 - Went over to O.A. Smiths to Work Helped Him Saw Some Wood

Thursday, Feb. 24, 1887 - Went to Mansfield Helped O.A. Saw O. A. Went over to home Isaac Squires(9) to Get His Papers Made out for the Supervisors Office

Friday 25 - Helped Saw some Wood and Saw Logs

Saturday, Feb. 26, 1887 - A Stormy Day Helped O. A. Tinker in His Blacksmith Shop and Went Home at Night

Sunday 27 - A Blustering Day Stayed at Home All Day Clinton Reynolds and Wife Came ThereAnd Stayed over Night

Monday, Feb. 28, 1887 - A Windy Day. Went up to Uncle Bennets Helped Will Reynolds Get up Wood Clinton Reynolds Went to Roseville

Tuesday, Mar. 1 - Went over to J. W. Styres with O. A. Commenced Work for J. W Drove Some Yearlings over to O.As. and a Couple of Cows and a Pair of Steers Back again Burt Helped me Drive

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 1887 - Hauled a Load of Manure and Helped Split Wood for T. R. Monroe J.W. Helped Him with His Engine

Thursday 3 - Hauled Manure on the Hill in the field next the Swamp Lot by T.R.Line J. W.Helped T. R. Saw Wood

Friday, Mar. 4 1887 - Hauled Manure on the Hill J.W. Helped T. R. Saw Wood

Saturday 5 - Hauled Manure on the hill Hauled Down a Load of Wood Snowed Towards Night

Sunday, Mar. 6, 1887 - Went over Home after my Trunk Had J. W. Team Went over to Chandlersburg to Bible Class and Church

Monday 7 - Hauled Manure on the Hill and in the Potatoe Patch Below the Orchard and in the Garden and Hauled Down Some Poles for Wood - Went over to the Ripley Lot to J. W. Styres Rained all Day Stayed over night

Tuesday, Mar. 8, 1887 - Hauled Manure Back of the Barn in the Meadow

Wednesday 9 - Hauled Down Pole Wood out of the Woods

Thursday, Mar. 10, 1887 - Hauled Pole Wood

Friday 11 - Got Pole Wood

Saturday, Mar. 12, 1887 - Hauled Pole Wood out of the Woods

Sunday 13 - Went to Church and Bible Class

Monday, Mar. 14, 1887 - Hauled Wood And Cut Pole Wood

Tuesday 15 - Cut Pole Wood and Cut some Cord Wood

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 1887 - Hauled Pole Wood and Drags for Wood J.W. Went to Troy

Thursday 17 - Hauled Drags for Wood and Pole Wood J.W. Went to the Grange

Friday, Mar. 18, 1887 - Hauled Pole Wood in the forenoon and Ground In The Afternoon.

Saturday 19 - Ground in the forenoon and Sawed Wood with the Buzz Saw in the afternoon T.R. and His 2 youngest Boys Helped Saw

Sunday, Mar. 20, 1887 - Stay at Home

Monday 21 - Sawed Wood in the forenoon And Split and Piled in the Shed in the Afternoon

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 1887 - A Stormy Day Split and Piled Wood in the Shed

Wednesday 23 - Split and Piled Wood in the Shed

Thursday, Mar. 24, 1887 - Split and Piled Wood in the Shed Went to Uncle Jimmy McConnels(10) funeral

Friday 25 - Split and Piled Wood in the Shed

Saturday, Mar. 26, 1887 - Split Some Wood by the Old Ladys(11) Old Board Shanty and Helped Grind Grain

Sunday 27 - Went over to Church Organized S. S. the Children and Gertrude Went Along

Monday, Mar. 28, 1887 - Split Wood in the Shed and Chored about the yard and Barn Windy and Blustering J.W. Went to the Grange

Tuesday 29 - Split Kindling Wood by the Shed J. W. Went to Troy

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1887 - Split some Kindling Wood

Thursday 31 - Hauled Down Some Hemlock Logs for Wood and Helped T. R.Monroe(12) Saw Buzz Wood by the Creek

Friday, April 1, 1887 - Helped Saw Wood at the Shed and Grind some Grain

Saturday 2 - Helped Saw and Split Wood at the Shed Willie Wood and J. and Little Arba Came there and Stayed

Sunday, April 3, 1887 - Went to Chandlersburg to S. S. and Preaching the Children and Gertie Went along. Willie and J. and Little Arba went Home O. A. and family Came over there

Monday 4 - Piled some Lumber in the Hog House J. W. Went to O. As. to Haul some Logs

Tuesday, April 5, 1887 - Hauled some Corn Stubble Hauled Down Some Drags for Wood and Sawed the same

Wednesday 6 - Cut some Poles for Wood J. W. Went to Chandlersburg to get His Horses Shod

Thursday, April 7, 1887 - Hauled Manure in the Creek Lot J. W. Ground feed and Went to Grange at night

Friday 8 - Hauled Manure in the Creek Lot Warm and Pleasant

Saturday, April 9, 1887 - Hauled Manure on the Hill Dug up Stone in the Creek Lot. Warm and Pleasant J. W. and Gertrude went to George Squires(13) to the Grange

Sunday 10 - Went to Church and S. S. Gertrude and the Children Went along Warm and Pleasant thermometer 80 degrees in the Shade

Monday, April 11, 1887 - Hauled Stone in the Creek Lot and Helped Straighten the Creek

Tuesday 12 - fixed fence and Commenced Plowing in the 4 acre Buckwheat field by the Road Warm and Pleasant

Wednesday, April 13, 1887 - Went to the X Roads to Take J. W. to the Cars Cool and Rainy

Thursday 14 - Went to Troy After J. W. on His Return from Elmira to Implement Trial Warm and Pleasant

Friday, April 15, 1887 - Plowed in the 4 acre field by the Road Rainy and Cool J. W. Ground some feed

Saturday 16 - Plowed in the 4 acre field and fixed some fence Rainy and Cool J. W. Ground some feed Picked his Mill Stone

Sunday, April 17, 1887 - Went to Chandlersburg to S. S. and Preaching S. S. Lesson was Joseph Making himself known

Monday 18 - A Stormy Day Snowed all Day Snow fell 8 inches Helped do Chores Carried the [children] to and from School and Sat by the fire

Tuesday, April 19, 1887 - Snow 8 inches Deep Thawed and Settled Some Carried the Children to and from School Hauled some Manure in the Orchard Lot and Tinkered about the Barn

Wednesday 20 - Helped Grind Some feed Warm and Thawy J. W. and Gertrude Went to the Grange Addie Randall and Starky Married

Thursday, April 21, 1887 - Helped Fix Some Stalls in the Barn. Warm and Thawy J. W. Went over to O. A.s after some Potatoes

Friday 22 - Helped Build Some Stalls in the Barn and Hauled some Manure Warm and Pleasant

Saturday, April 23, 1887 - Helped Make some feed Boxes to the Stalls and Helped Haul some Lumber up from the Creek in T. R. Monroes field.

Sunday 24 - Went to S. S. and Preaching at Chandlersburg

Monday, April 25, 1887 - Pitched up Some Manure into Winrows Back of the Barn and Helped John Grind some feed for Fred Smith O. A. and Himself. O. A. Sold Delos Rockwell a Ton of Hay for $8 and Hauled a Small Load Home Warm & Pleasant

Tuesday 26 - Helped John Straighten the Creek and Dug some Stone while John Plowed in the Creek Lot and Dug up Manure into Winrows Behind the Barn

Wednesday, April 27, 1887 - Helped Dig up Some Stone in the Creek Lot John Plowed a Part of the Creek Lot Helped Build a Stone Boat John and myself tried to Pull the Well Pipe by the Cellar Way but failed

Thursday 28 - Fixed Some Fence around the Cow Pasture by the Road John Plowed on the Hill by the Barn Rained in the Afternoon so that I Could not Work at the fence John Did not Plough in the Afternoon

Friday, April 29, 1887 - Went to Troy With John A Rainy Day Commenced Raining first after we Got Started for Troy Commenced about 11 o'clock and the Rest of the Day Exchanged my Suit of Clothes for a Black suit of English Worsted Goods John Bought 2 Shovels 1 Window for the Kitchen

Saturday 30 - Dug up a Cherry Tree near the Old Ladys Door and Sat it Out Again Down near the Creek by the East side of the Hay Pen fence and Fixed Some fence by the Barn John Trained his Steers Some and John and Gertrude Went up to Old Solomon Woods(14) Funeral

Sunday, May 1, 1887 - John and O.A. Gertrude and the Children Went to S. S. at Elk Run Went to S. S. and Preaching at Elk Run Had Gertrudes Horse Went over Home and Mother Came Back to Church with me John and Gertrude and the Children went up to Hulslanders S. House to Organize S. S. O.A. and family came over Here

Monday 2 - Fixed fence Back of the Barn and Along the Cow Lane from the Barnway by the Barn up to the field above the Orchard John Ground some feed for T. A. Monroe Eldridge Monroe and John Monroe Stayed to Help Grind Floyd Card Was there and Helped a Little about Grinding Warm and Pleasant

Tuesday, May 3, 1887 - Hauled Stone to fill in the Ditch Where the Creek used to Run on the Hill John and Tom Monroe Logged a Part of the Pasture Below the Sugar Bush in the forenoon and John Helped Me Draw Stones in the afternoon Warm and Bright Ther. 94 degrees at 1 P. M.

Friday 6 - Finished Plowing the 4 Acre Field by the Road John Ground a Grist of feed for Delos Rockwell and another for G. York and Will Hofman

Saturday, May 7, 1887 - Tore Down the Hog Pasture Fence By the House Below the Churn Shed and Fixed Some Board fence by the Goat and Calf Pasture. O.A. Came after a Load of His Hay Helped Him Load it and Shell Some corn and Pick up some Potatoes John, Burt, and the Old Lady Went to Troy

Sunday 8 - Went to S.S. and Preaching at Elk Run Burt Went Along Had Gertrudes Horse John and the4 Children and Gertrude Went up to Hulslander School House to S. S. Had a Shower of Rain about 1 o'clock

Monday, May 9, 1887 - Dragged the field over by the Barn on the Hill John Sowed 3 Bushels of wheat and the Rest of it in Oats sowed 14 Bushels of oats I Dragged in a Part of the Grain Burt Dragged a Little While after School John Hauled some stone with the Steers I Hauled awhile John Dragged a while

Tuesday 10 - Finished Dragging the field Above the Barn on the Hill and Dragged the field next to T.R. Monroe Line Below the Swamp Lot once over John Sowed the Grass Seed on the Piece above the Barn and Hauled some Stone with the Steers

Wednesday, May 11, 1887 - Hauled some Stone off the field Below the Swamp Lot and Dragged it once over John Sowed it to oats Sowed 15 Bushels

Thursday 12 - Finished Dragging the Piece Below the Swamp Lot and Helped John Haul off some Stone from the Same John Sowed a Part of Same to Grass Seed thermometer 86

Friday, May 13, 1887 - Helped John Haul off some Stone from Below the Swamp Lot and Rolled Part of the Piece above the Barn John Finished Sowing Grass Seed Below the Swamp Lot and Finished Rolling the Piece above the Barn and Rolled the Piece Below the Swamp Lot I fixed fence Below the Sugar Bush

Saturday 14 - Fixed some fence turned the Cows out to Pasture and Left them out over night Cleaned over some seed Oats and Hauled some Stone with the Steers in the Creek Lot John had Toms Seeder Sowed the Creek Lot and a part of the 4 acre Lot Homer Monroe Helped John with Toms team used Johns spring Drag

Sunday, May 15, 1887 - Went with Gertrude to S.S. and Preaching at Elk Run John and the Children went up to the S. House to S.S. and went over Home Jane Went also

Monday 16 - Hauled Stone with the Steers Broke one of the ox Bows Went up tp Toms after a yoke Had to go up to the Back Place after it John Finished Sowing oats in the 4 acre Lot Sowed 20 bushels in the 4 acre and Creek Lot Helped John Haul Stone in the Creek Lot across the Creek Helped Plant some Potatoes in the Garden Warm 94 degrees in the Shade

Tuesday May 17, 1887 - Hauled Stone with the Horses out of the 4 acre Lot along the Creek for to Straighten it John went to Troy with Gertrudes Horse Got Back in to Help Hand Stone Hot and Dry

Wednesday 18 - Hauled Stone in the 4 acre Lot John finished Sowing Grass Seed and Helped Haul Stone Finished Hauling in the 4 acre Lot John Rolled the same and a Part of the Creek Lot across the Creek J. Hauled stone this side of the Creek with the Steers Hot and Dry

Thursday, May 19, 1887 - Finished Hauling the Stone in the Creek Lot John Helped me Haul and John Rolled the same I fixed some fence to Shut the Cows out of the Creek Pasture Below the Cold Spring Hot and Dry

Friday 20 - Hauled Stone along the Creek in the Creek Lot with the Steers John Commenced Plowing for corn in the upper Part of the old House Lot Below the Barn on the Hill Hot and Dry

Saturday, May 21, 1887 - Hauled Stone in the Creek Lot with the Steers Hauled them along the Creek and in the Barn Yard John Plowed for corn on the Hill with the Horses Thermometer 96 in the shade

Sunday 22 - Went up to the School House to S.S. John and the Children and O.A. and Went also O.A. John Gertrude Nora Cora and Myself went to S.S. and Preaching at Elk Run(15) Text Wine is a Mocker Strong Drink is Raging and Whosoever is Deceived thereby is not wise

Monday, May 23, 1887 - Plowed for Corn on the Hill in the Old House Lot John Hauled some Stone with the steers and Rolled a Part of it with the Steers Cloudy and a little Cooler But no Rain

Tuesday 24 - Plowed for Corn on the Hill John Rolled a Part with the Steers I finished Plowing and finished Rolling and Dragged it once over John Monroe Helped Drag with Toms Team Had a Shower of Rain at night a Light one

Wednesday, May 25, 1887 - finished Dragging John Monroe Helped Drag in the forenoon John Marked the same and John and Eldridge Monroe Helped Plant in the afternoon Planted Beans Potatoes and Corn Cloudy and cool with Small Sprinkle of Rain

Thursday 26 - Finished Planting Corn John and Myself Had a Shower of Rain about 11 o'clock another about 3

Friday, May 27, 1887 - Finshed planting Beans Fixed some fence Below old Bunker and Dug up Stone in the Creek Lot John Plowed for Tom Monroe in the field Below the ten acre Lot for Corn Cool and CLoudy

Saturday 28 - A Rainy Day Tinkered about the Barn Dug a Little Ditch by the House to Carry the Slops away from the Kitchen Door and sat in the House John went to the X Roads with Gertrude for her to Take the Train for Elmira to visit her Relatives

Sunday, May 29, 1887 - Went to S.S. at the S.House and S.S. and Preaching at Elk Run S.S. Lesson The Red Sea Ministers Text Wherefore Seeing we also are confused about so great a cloud of witnesses Let us lay aside every weight and the Sin which doth so Easlily beset us and let us Run with Patience the Race that is Set before us

Monday 30 - Helped Burt(16) finish his Ditch by the Stoop and finished Digging up Stoned in the Creek Lot John and Jane Went to Troy J tore Down the Board fence across the Creek Lot

Tuesday, May 31, 1887 - Helped John Haul Stones out of the Creek Lot along the wall near the Lower corner of the Barn along the Edge of the Creek Lot and in the Barn yard for Building Stone Cool and Cloudy

Wednesday, June 1, 1887 - Finished Hauling the Stones out of the Creek Lot and Hauled the Board fence out of the Creek Lot into the Barn yard

Thursday, June 2, 1887 - Rained in the morning Plowed in the Creek Lot Rained in the Afternoon Demetrius Jones and Peter Hart Came over with O.A. & Tom after the Rest of his Hay

Friday 3 - Plowed in the Creek Lot John was not feeling well so that he did not do very much

Saturday, June 4, 1887 - Commenced Digging a Ditch from the Cold Spring Straight Down to the Creek to Carry off the waste Water John went to troy to Met? Brought Home 1 Wash Stand 1 Bed Stead 1 Bureau Burt and the Old Lady went to the X Roads after Gertrude

Sunday 5 - Went up to the School House to S.S. and to Elk Run to quarterly Meeting Preaching by Elder Carpenter of Caton Center

Monday, June 6, 1887 - Plowed in the Creek Lot Dug Ditch Below the Cold Spring to Carry off the Waste John Plowed in the Creek Lot Plowed out the Ditch to Commence Digging for Bringing the Cold Spring to the House Rainy and Lowry

Tuesday 7 - Finished Digging ditch Below the Cold Spring to Carry the Waste to the Creek John Plowed a while and Helped me Dig out the Cold Spring and Stone it up and Stoned a Part of the Ditch Father Came here after Johns gun

Wednesday, June 8, 1887 - Finshed Stoning the Ditch Below the Cold Spring and Covered the Same Worked in the Creek awhile Mixed up some Hen Manure and ashes for the Corn and Hoed in the Garden John Plowed in the Creek Lot Warm and Cloudy

Thursday 9 - Hauled Manure in the Creek Lot John Helped haul and Went with John up to Charley Hulslanders to Help Raise the Basement to His Horse Barn

Friday, June 10, 1887 - Hauled Manure in the Creek Lot John Went up to CharleyHulslanders to Help Raise the upper Part of his Horse Barn and Helped me Haul Manure awhile Towards night Rained at night

Saturday 11 - Hauled Manure in the Creek Lot and Dragged a Part of it over John was not feeling well Did not Help

Sunday, June 12, 1887 - Went up to the S. house to S.S. Had Homer Monroes Class to teach Went with gertrude to S.S. and Preaching at Chandlersburg John and family went over to O.A.s a Visiting

Monday 13 - Dragged a Part of the Creek Lot to Sow Corn John Sowed the Corn and Hauled off a few Stones with the Steers Planted a Part of the Creek Lot to Potatoes John Helped Me Plant them O.A. Came over after Gertrudes Horse to Work

Jennie Smith was sister of Emerson.
She and her husband John W. Styres lived on the
North Road of Sullivan Township

Photo from Marion Wood

Tuesday, June 14, 1887 - Hauled some Stones in the Creek Lot and Put some ashes Hen Manure and Plaster on the Corn and Cultivated Corn John Cultivated Corn Dry and Warm

Wednesday 15 - Cultivated Corn John Cultivated Corn and John and I Put some Hem Manure on the Corn. John went to the Grange at night Dry and Warm

Thursday, June 16, 1887 - Plowed the Potato Patch in the Orchard Lot John Commenced Plowing a Part of the Orchard Lot for Buckwheat I Mowed a Part of it and Plowed a While on the Sod Dry Hard Plowing

Friday 17 - Plowed for Buckwheat in the Orchard Lot Plowed Down the Hill Carried the furrows Dry and Warm

Saturday, June 18 1887 - Plowed in the Orchard Lot Carried the furroes Went up to the upper Side Empty and Plowed Down the Hill

Sunday 19 - Went up to S. House to S.S. and over to Elk Run to S.S. and Preaching Went over near Annanais Richmonds House to See them Baptise George Garrison, John Watson, John Monroe, Will Sheperd, Stella Mudge(17), Mrs. Fred Smith. Were baptised by Emersion Nelson Rosa and others were Sprinkled at the Church

Monday, June 20, 1887 - Plowed in the Orchard Lot Plowed Down the Hill Dry and Warm

Tuesday 21 - finished Plowing in the Orchard Lot John trimmed Some of the trees C.B. Hanyen(18) came here to dinner John Went over to O.A.s after His Mowing Machhine Rained a Little at Night

Wednesday, June 22, 1887 - Rainy forenoon Shelled some Corn and Tinkered asbout the Barn Commenced Working on the Road on the Long Point Johns team Will Hofmans ox team and himself Toms ox team and John Eldridge Homer mr york and 2 of his boys John Styres and myself Worked

Thursday 23 - Worked on the Road(19) Johns Team Will Hofmans oxen and Himself Toms oxen and Horses Tom, John, Homer, Edridge, C.B.H. with Horses Robert and Bruce Rosa. Mr. York with his Horses Bird giles J.W. and Myself Worked Finished the Long Point and Commenced Grading Between the top of the Pitch above the yorks to the turn of the Road to go to Ruel Richmonds

Friday, June 24, 1887 - Worked on the Road John and his team Robert Bruce with Charleys Team Mr. York giles and myself Worked Robert and Bruce quit work at noon Finished the Road from the top of the Pitch to the Chandlersburg Road Finished our tax

Saturday 25 - Dragged the Orchard Lot over for to Sow to Buckwheat

Sunday, June 26, 1887 - Went over Home

Monday 27 - John Sowed some Buckwheat in the Creek Lot I Dragged it in John Sowed some Buckwheat in the Orchard Lot I Dragged a Part of it in and Hauled Some Stone and apple tree Brush in the Orchard Lot

Tuesday, June 28m 1887 - Finished Dragging in Buckwheat in the Orchard Lot and Cultivated Corn John went to Troy and got a Barrel of Salt a Box of Plaster 1 Halter some Rubber Belt for His Straw Carrier and a Tomb Stone for His father(20)

Wednesday 29 - Cultivated Corn John Hoed Some Corn Hot and Dry

Thursday, June 30, 1887 - Hoed Corn John Hoed some Corn and went to Elk Run to get a Horse Shod and went over to Lime and Ira Smiths after a Bee Hive

Friday ,July 1 - Hoed Corn in the forenoon John went up to Wood Hill Cemetery to Set the Tomb Stone for His Father with the Marble man from Troy Warm and Dry Ther 98

Saturday, July 2, 1887 - Finished Cultivating Corn and finished Hoeing Corn John and Burt Helped in the forenoon John Plowed for Buckwheat in the afternoon and John and Eldridge Monroe Helped in the afternoon Had a Light Shower of Rain

Sunday 3 - Went to S.S. at Hulslanders School House Went over to A.A.s at night Burt went along Hot and Dry

Monday, July 4, 1887 - Went Down to Mansfield to 4 July Celebration Burt Went along Came Home at night Stopped at O.A.s and got Supper O.A. Came over at night after Gertrudes Horse Hot and Dry Received $5. Cash

Tuesday 5 - Cool and Lowry Put Plaster on the Potatoes in the Creek Lot and Helped get Ready for Haying

Wednesday, July 6, 1887 - Put some Plaster on the Potatoes on the Hill and Put some Bug Poison paris(21) on the Patch on the Hill and finished Plastering the Corn John Commenced Mowing the Big Meadow Back of the Barn

Thursday 7 - Mowed around Creek along the fences and Helped Haul it up John finished Mowing His Land

Friday, July 8, 1887 - John Mowed a Land in the Big field I Mowed around it and Helped Haul it in Hot and Dry

Saturday 9 - Mended the Ladder to the Hay Rack and Made a new whiffletree for the Horse Rake and Cultivated the Potatoes in the Creek Lot John went to the X Roads with a Veal Calf Cool and Showery

Sunday, July 10, 1887 - Went up to Hulslander S.S. Had Homer Monroes Class to teach Cool and Cloudy

Monday 11 - Mowed in the big Meadow Back of the Barn John Mowed with the Machine Burt Raked a Part of it after School Helped John Haul Hay with the Steers Cool and Breezy

Tuesday, July 12, 1887 - Finished Mowing the Big Meadow Back of the Barn Raked and Hauled in a Part of it

Wednesday 13 - John went to Elk Run after some flax Mowed a Part of the Patch By the Barn on the Hill and Hauled the same Finished the Big field by the Barn near the House

Thursday, July 14, 1887 - Helped Mow the Rest of the Piece above the Barn and across the Bridge in the Old House Lot and a Chunk on Old Bunker by George Smiths woods and a Part of the field above the orchard Raked and Hauled one Load of it Dry and a little cooler

Friday 15 - Helped Mow around the Rest of the Clover field above the Orchard Helped Haul a Load Hay out of the old Bunker Lot and Hauled in a Part of the Hay in the field above the Orchard Cool and Cloudy with appearance of Rain But it did not Come.

Saturday, July 16, 1887 - Helped Finish Clearing the Clover Lot above the Orchard Mowed Some Briars along the Lane above the Orchard John and I went over and Hauled a Load of Hay for Tom Hot and Dry . Ther 100 in the shade

Sunday 17 - Had a Couple of Showers of Rain Went up to the S. House small attendance did not Hold School

Monday, July 18, 1887 - Hoed Potatoes Corn and Cabbage in the Garden and Potatoes in the Creek Lot John and Burt went to Sylvania with 5 Calves and Put Paris Green on the Potatoes on the Hill Cool and Cloudy

Tuesday 19 - Mowed a Part of the Old House Lot and Hauled a Part of Same

Wednesday, July 20, 1887 - Finished Mowing the old House Lot and finished Hauling the Same T.R. Monroe and Boys Hauled a Load Had a Light Shower of Rain at night

Thursday 21 - Helped Mow a Part of the [field] to the Right of the Elm tree and the left of the Ditch that comes from the Swamp Had a Shower

Friday , July 22, 1887 - Finished Mowing the field to the left of the Swamp Lot Ditch and a Little Patch above the Oats next the Swamp lot and Hauled a part of the Same Had Heavy Shower of Rain at night

Saturday 23 - Fixed the Hog yard fence and Mowed Briars along the fence in the Lane on the Hill and Beyond the Barn and Mowed Thistles in the Pasture along the Road John went to the X Roads with a Veal Calf Cool and Cloudy

Sunday, July 24, 1887 - Went over Home O.A. and family came over to Johns Ann and Mary Bogardus went Home with Him Cool and Cloudy

Monday 25 - john went out to Jackson Hauled Stone with the Steers in the field Back of the Barn Cool and Rainy

Tuesday, July 26, 1887 - Hauled Stone with the Steers in the forenoon and Stirred Hay on the Hill in the afternoon Cool and Cloudy

Wednsday 27 - Stirred Hay on the hill John returned at 3 P.M. Hauled a Load with the Steers

Thursday, July 28, 1887 - Hauled a Load with the Horses John Mowed the Orchard I Helped Mow and Haul it the Last Load Had 33 Loads and John and I Hauled a Load for Tom

Friday 29 - Hoed in the Garden and a Patch of turnips in the Creek Lot John Plowed for Wheat

Saturday, July 30, 1887 - Plowed and Hoed the Potatoes in the Creek Lot and Picked Stoned in the field Back of the Barn by the wall nearest the Barn John Plowed a Part of the same for wheat Warm and Pleasant

Sunday 31 - Stayed Home Had a Heavy Shower at half past 5 P.M. John and the Children Gertrude Ann went to Chandlersburg to Church O.A. and family Came Home with them

Monday, Aug. 1, 1887 - Hauled Stone out of the Barn yard and in the big field back of the Barn John went to Chandlersburg to get his Horses Shod and Tinkered with his Engine Norma Bogardus Came there from Sylvania Had a Heavy Shower of Rain and Hail

Tuesday 2 - Hauled Stone with the Steers in the field Back of the Barn. John Went to Mansfield to Mill. Norma Bogardus Went along

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1887 - Hauled Stone With the Steers and Cradled around the 2 Pieces of oats on the Hill Norma Bogardus and Gertrude Went to troy after some Fixtures for the Lubricator on the Engine Gertrude Had 9 teeth Pulled took gas

Thursday 4 - Cut oats and Bound Wheat on the Hill John Cut the Piece of Oats by the Barn on the Hill Had Toms Reaper

Friday, Aug. 5, 1887 - Bound Some Oats and Chased Cattle and fixed Brush fence John Cut a Part of the upper Piece of Oats

Saturday 6 - Went up to Menzo Richmonds(23) to Raise the Basement Part of his Barn and finished fixing Brush fence John finished Cutting His Piece of oats

Sunday, Aug. 7, 1887 - Went up to S.S. at the S. House and went over to E. L. Nashs Jane and the Children went along

Monday 8 - Cut around the oats in the Creek Lot and 4 acre Lot by the Road John Cut a Part of the Creek Lot and Broke the Reaper Raked the upper Piece and Hauled a Load John went to Austinville after a Section for Reaper

Tuesday, August 9, 1887 - Helped Set the Machine on the Hill and Threshed 2 Loads toms folks Helped and went up to Menzos to finish His Raising Size 48 x 62

Wednesday 10 - Threshed Oats on the Hill in the forenoon and Moved up to Toms and Threshed on his Wheat Norma Bogardus done the firing

Thursday, Aug. 11, 1887 - Finished Threshing Toms Wheat had 56 bushels and Threshed his Barley Had 53 bushels Had a Shower of Rain John Moved His Machine Home and Tinkered Toms Reaper and Plowed awhile on the Wheat Ground I Mowed along the Creek in the Creek Lot

Friday 12 - Went A Berrying Mowed some Oats Helped Rake and Haul oats in the Creek Lot

Saturday, Aug. 13, 1887 - Mowed weeds in the creek Lot and Helped Haul and Rake oats in the Creek Lot Norma Bogardus Started for Home Gertrud Carried Him to Sylvania

Sunday 14 - Went up to the S. House to S. S. and to Elk Run to S.S. and Preaching

Monday, Aug. 15, 1887 - hauled a Load of oats and a Load of wheat off the hill and mowed around the 4 acre Lot next the fence John mowed the 4 acre Lot with the mowing machine it was Canada thistles and Somer Grass with a few oats

Tuesday 16 - Hauled manure on the wheat ground with the Steers John finished Plowing and Dragged a Part of Same

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1887 - Went to a S.S. Picnic in C. G. Smiths Grove Aunt Betsy Smith Came Home with John

Thursday 18 - Hauled Manure with the Steers John finished Dragging and Helped Haul Manure and went to Austinville at night to Carry Aunt Betsy to Uncle Warrens the Old Lady Bought a watch for Burt at $8 of Jaky Frank

Friday, Aug. 19, 1887 - Hauled Manure with the Steers Hauled oats in the 4 Acre Lot Stacked them for to feed them to the Cows they not being worth Threshing

Saturday 20 - Finished Stacking the 4 acre Lot of oats and Hauled Manure

Sunday, Aug. 21, 1887 - Went to Elk Run to S. S. and Preaching

Monday 22 - Helped Clean SomeWheat and Hauled Manure A Rainy Lowry Day

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1887 - Went Berrying in H. B. Cards Woods Hauled Manure

Wednesday 24 - Hoed a Ruta Begga (24) Patch in the Creek Lot Hauled Manure

Thursday, Aug. 25, 1887 - Fixed the Line fence Below the old House Lot Hauled a Little Manure

Friday 26 - Went to Troy to a Soldiers Reunion John and Burt went

Saturday, Aug. 27, 1887 - Sick with the Summer Complaint did not work

Sunday 28 - Stayed at Home

Monday, Aug. 29, 1887 - Sick in the forenoon Hauled Manure in the afternoon

Tuesday 30 - Helped Haul Manure and Dragged in Wheat John Sowed the Wheat

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1887 - Went over to Mansfield to a Picnic in Honor of Mrs. Lamb. Johns folks all went along Gertrude went over to go to School

Thursday, Sept. 1 - Cut Sowed corn John finished Dragging and Rolled His wheat

Friday, Sept. 2, 1887 - A Rainy Day Chored Around the Barn and Went up to Wood Hill Cemetery

Saturday, Sept. 3, 1887 - Bound Sowed Corn John and Burt went to Troy with a cow Warm and Pleasant

Sunday, Sept. 4, 1887 - Went over to E. L. Nashs

Monday 5 - Hauled Manure in the 4 acre lot Below the Road Warm and Pleasant

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1887 - Commenced Digging the Cellar for the Milk Room and Granary

Wednesday 7, Dug on the Cellar Warm and Pleasant

As much work as the Styres Family and Emerson
did on the house, the barn, and the land
only the land and the remnants of the foundations
remain of the Styres Farmstead.

Photo by Joyce M. Tice
18 APRIL 1999
North Road, Sullivan Township

Thursday, Sept. 8, 1887 - Dug on the Cellar John and Jane went to Ira Smiths Childs funeral. (25)

Friday 9 - Dug on the Cellar John went to Sylvania with His Bull got $28 for Him

Saturday, Sept. 10, 1887 - Dug on the Cellar Warm Day and Cool night

Sunday 11 - Went S.S. at the S.H. and S.S. and P. at Elk Run(26) Cool and Raw Rained at night

Monday, Sept. 12, 1887 - Cut Sowed Corn in the Creek Lot and Commenced Cutting corn on the HIll John went to Sylvania to get a Load of Lumber Dressed

Tuesday 13 - Cut Corn on the HIll Dug Some Post Holes near the Barn a Rainy A. M. John went to Oliver Ides got a Point on His Piece of well Pipe and Drove it in the Milk Cellar

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1887 - Cut corn on the Hill John went to Troy to the Fair

Thursday 15 - Cut corn on the HIll John Drove on his well in the Cellar did not find water Drove in the Old Hog Lot found water

Friday, Sept. 16, 1887 - Cut Corn on the Hill John, Jane and Effie Went to Jackson Had a hard frost Killed the Buckwheat

Saturday 17 - Cut Corn on the HIll

Sunday, Sept. 18, 1887 - Went to S.S. a P. at E.R. John Returned from Jackson

Monday 19 - Cut the Buckwheat in the Orchard Lot it was Spoiled by the Frost John Ira Smith and A. Gray Commenced Laying Wall for the Milk Room

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1887 - Helped Haul Stone for the Cellar and Cut Sowed Corn I. Smith and A. Gray(27) worked on the wall Had a Light Frost

Wednesday 21 - Hauled Stone for the Cellar. Ira and Alva Worked on the wall John went up to Doc Bradfords to Appraise Damage done to His Sheep by Dogs

Thursday, Sept. 22, 1887 - Rainy Lowry Weather Ira and Alva came over but did not work John went to Troy after some Lime Set out Some Raspberries in the Garden beyond the Barn

Friday 23 - Rainy and Lowry, Ira and Alva came over but did not Work Hauled Some Rails and fixed some fence and Hauled some Chestnut Poles for a fence from the Barn across to the Granary John went over to Lons after a Load of Lumber

Saturday, Sept. 24, 1887 - Lowry and Rainy I Pried up the Granary a Little and Helped Tom Move His Corn Crib

Sunday 25 - Went over Home and up to Lishers found His Little boy Sick with the Cholera Infantum weather Cool an Clear

Monday, Sept. 26, 1887 - Hauled Stone and Loam for the Wall Ira and Alva worked on the wall John Helped them

Tuesday 27 - Hauled Stone and Loam for the wall. and Mowed Sowed Corn in the Creek Lot Ira and Alva finished the Wall in the Forenoon John Helped them and Burned Some Brush

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1887 - Raked the Buckwheat in the Orchard Lot and finished the corn John Helped Rake and cut the corn We Commenced the Ditch Below the Cold Spring

Thursday 29 - Went to Mansfield Fair Had Gertrudes Horse Burt went along John Worked on the Ditch Arba Wood Came there from the fair

Friday, Sept. 30, 1887 - Worked on the Ditch. John and family went to the Fair Arba Went Home

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Worked in the Ditch. John Had a Sore Hand did not work got a nail in his hand when we Pried up the Granary Father Came over to Bring the Gun Home

Sunday, Oct. 2, 1887 - A Rainy Day. Stayed at Home

Monday 3 - Dug on the Ditch

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1887 - Dug on the Ditch John and Burt went to the X Roads with a Hog and to Troy after the Pipe for the Ditch Cool and Rainy

Wednesday 5 - Dug on the Ditch John went up to Northrup Smiths after a Jack Screw to Raise up his Granary with Cool and Cloudy

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1887 - Dug Potatoes and Helped Raise up the Granary and Dug in the Ditch

Friday 7 - Helped fix the fence around the field above the Orchard and Dug on the Ditch John Plowed Below the Orchard in the Orchard Lot for Rye

Saturday, Oct. 8, 1887 - Finished Digging Potatoes in the Creek Lot and Helped Haul in the Buckwheat Arba Wood and little Arba came out with a Load of Timber for John and Stayed over night

Sunday 9 - Went over Home after the old folks Had Lons Team Burt went along Lon and family came over there Lon Carried the old folks Back Had a Shower of Rain in the afternoon Arba went Home little A. Stayed

Monday, Oct. 10, 1887 - Dug on the Ditch John Plowed Below the Orchard for Rye Had a Heavy Rainfall at night Little Arba went to the X Roads to work for Whistler

Tuesday 11 - Dug on the Ditch and Went up to Menzo Richmonds to a Raising John went to Spencer to Mill

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1887 - Laid the Pipe from the Cold Spring down to the Barn yard and Dug on the Ditch

Thursday 13 - Gathered Apples John went over to Elk Run to get His Horses Shod and His democrat wagon Fixed

Friday, Oct. 14, 1887 - Dug the Potatoes on the Hill and Helped Thresh some Buckwheat for Tom John Sowed His Rye

Saturday 15 - Helped Thresh Threshed for T.R.M.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 1887 - Stayed at Home all Day

Monday 17 - finished Plowing the Creek Lot and commenced plowing in the Pasture Below the Sugar Bush

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1887 - Helped Thresh Had 11 bushels Buckwheat 102 of oats

Wednesday 19 - Commenced Work for L. J. Bradford Plowed on His Corn Ground Warm, and Pleasant(31)

Thursday, Oct. 20, 1887 - Plowed on the corn ground Warn and Pleasant

Sunday 23 - Went over Home with Johns folks

Monday, Oct. 24, 1887 - Hauled in corn in both Barns and Husked Corn at the House

Tuesday 25 - Husked Corn in the Barn by the HOuse John Plowed on the Hill

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1887 - Husked Corn Plowed on the Hill in the field by the Barn Lime and Ira Smith Came over and Commenced Work on the Frame for the Milk Room and Granary John Helped them

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1887 - Plowed in the Orchard Lot

Friday 4 - Plowed inthe Orchard Lot and Helped Stack Some Sowed Corn and hauled some into the Barn

Saturday, Nov. 5, 1887 - Plowed in the Creek Lot John Stoned a Part of the Ditch

Sunday 6 - Stayed at Home all Day

Monday, Nov. 7, 1887 - Plowed in the Creek Lot John Stoned Dtich with the Steers

Thursday 8 - Plowed in the Creek Lot John went to Election
 

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1887 - Helped C.B.H. (32) Thresh John Went to Troy with his Butter Sold 10 Furkins at 20 cts and Bought for me of Hobart and Porter a Pair boots at $4 1 Pair mittens .40 cents

Thursday 10 - Helped C. B. Hulslander finish his threshing he had 290 bushels of Buckwheat 280 bushels Oats 130 bushels Barley

Friday, Nov. 11, 1887 - Covered Ditch John Threshed for Ruel Richmond

Saturday 12 - Husked Corn and finished Covering Ditch John finished Ruels job

Sunday, Nov. 13, 1887 - Stayed Home all Day

Monday 14 - Finished Plowing the Creek Lot Commenced Plowing for Potatoes Below the sugar Bush

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1887 - Helped thresh Had 102 B oats 14 B Buckwheat 8 B Wheat

Wednesday 16 - Commenced Work for Doctor Bradford at $12 a month Plowed on his Corn Ground Warm and Pleasant

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1887 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Warm and Pleasant

Friday 18 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Warm and Pleasant

Saturday, Nov. 19, 1887 - Hauled Stone and Roots and Stumps Stormy

Sunday 20 - Went over Home

Monday, Nov. 21, 1887 - Hauled Pole Wood Banked the Pipe at the Watering Trough

Tuesday 22 - Sawed Pole Wood as the Shed

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1887 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Warm and Pleasant

Thursday 24 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Cloudy Foggy and Rainy

Friday, Nov. 25, 1887 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Foggy and Rainy

Saturday 26 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Warm and foggy

Sunday, Nov. 27, 1887 - Went down to Johns

Monday 28 - Plowed on the Corn Ground Warm and Wet

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1887 - finished Plowing the Corn ground Commenced Plowing the garden

Wednesday 30 - Cold and Windy Chored about the Barns

Thursday, Dec. 1, 1887 - Hauled Manure out of the Barn yard Warm and Pleasant

Friday 2 - Hauled Manure out of the Barn yard Pleasant and a little cool

Saturday Dec. 3, 1887 - Hauled up a Load of Poles and Cut them up Churned

Thursday 8 - Banked around the House

Friday, Dec. 9, 1887 - Put Some Banking around the new House used dirt

Saturday 10 - A Stormy Day

Sunday, Dec. 11, 1887 - Went to Elk Run to S.S. and Preaching Had Bradfords Horse

Monday 12 - Hauled Manure out of the Sheep yard Warm and Pleasant

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1887 - Hauled Manure from around the Horse Barn Warm and Pleasant Took George Garrisons Note of $80 on 8 Months

Wednesday 14 - Went over to Roseville after a Long Sleigh from Frank Lanterman Took Dinner with Uzz Lanterman Warm and Pleasant

Thursday, Dec. 15, 1887 - Hauled Manure out of the Barn yard Warm and Pleasant

Friday 16 - Hauled Manure out of the Barn yard Warm and Pleasant

Saturday, Dec. 17, 1887 - Hauled up a Load of Poles Cut them up Churned and Hauled Manure out of the Barn Yard Pleasant but Cool Commenced Snowing at night

Sunday 18 - Went down to Johns Had about 3 inches of Snow

Monday, Dec. 19, 1887 - Chored all Day Cool and Clear Bradford went to Tioga with about 50 dozen Eggs

Tuesday 20 - Chored all day Snowed about 2 inches

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1887 - Hauled Manure out of the Barnyard Cool and Breezy Leonard went to Troy

Sunday, Dec. 25, 1887 - Went down to Johns O.A. and family were there

Monday 26 - Went over to Elk Run to the Christmas tree

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1887 - Hauled a Load of Poles and Some Manure

Wednesday 28 - A Stormy Blustering day Went down to Johns after my trunk

Thursday, Dec. 29, 1887 - Chored and Cut some Wood

Friday 30 - Chored all day

Saturday, Dec. 31, 1887 - Went to Sylvania after a Cupboard A Stormy snowy Day
 
 

Cash Account April

Received Paid

14 Suit Clothes

fine shirt

Hat 2 Linen

Collars $17.00

of J. W. 3.00
 
 

Cash Account May

Received Paid

1 Pair Pants $1.25
 
 

Bills Receivable November














23 O.A. Smith 1.62
 
 

Memoranda

Balance due on notes from Daniel Reynolds 17.63

1. Bennett Reynolds was brother of Emerson's mother, Harriet Reynolds.

2. Daniel Reynolds was cousin of Emerson and also showed in the 1880 Joe Holly Diary as hired man.

3. Elisha Nash, also called Lisher, was a very close neighbor and also husband of Emerson's sister Caroline Matilda Smith "Til".

4. Orrin Alonzo Smith was Emerson's brother. He was also husband of Sarah "Sate" Styres

5. Alma Bryant was married to James McConnell who died shortly after her.

6. J. W.is brother in law, J. W. Styres, husband of Emerson's sister Jennie, and brother of Lon's wife Sarah.

7. Tristam Smith was brother of Emerson's father John Smith.

8. Jerome Bryant lived at the foot of Ashley Hill in Sullivan Township, within site of the John Smith / Harriet Reynolds home.

9. Isaac Squires was J.P. in Sullivan for many years.

10. James McConnell died just a short time after his wife, Alma Bryant.

11. Rachel, mother of J. W. Styres, is referred to as the "old Lady."

12. A Neighbor of the Styres' on North Road. Brother of Sadie Monro, whose diaries are included in this collection.

13. Goerge Squires and his wife Mary Jane Smith lived in Gray Valley (now Route 6) across the road from his brother Lafayette Squires and Mary Wilson whose diaries are part of this collection.

14. Solomon Wood and his wife Lydia Gates were original settlers of the area that later became Sanitarium Hill in Sullivan. They were great great great grandparents of Joyce M. Tice.

15. Gertude was a sister of John Styres and Cora and Nora were children of Jennie Smith and John Styres, nieces foEmerson.

16. Burt Styres was also a son of Jennie Smith and John Styres, a nephew of Emerson.

17. Stella "Mudge" was Stella Welch, first wife of my great grandfather, Menzo Mudge.

18. Cornelius Hanyen ran a store in Roseville.

19. Working on the neighborhood roads wasa summer task shared by all the families of the neighborhood. They would borrow the township equipment and work in teams, thereby reducing their tax burden. Once they had provided enough labor from the family to cover the taxes, they would stop.

20. John's father was William Styres.

21. Paris Green - an Insecticide

23. Amenzo Richmond lived at the top of the hill in Elk Run, the place still called Richmond Hill. For a barn raising, neighbors would chip in on a reciprocal basis.

24.Rutabaga

25. Daisy Smith died Sept. 6, 1887

26. See earlier Sundays for meaning of these initials.

27. Alvah Gray, mason, husband of Caroline McConnell was ultimately blinded by the mortar.

31. Dr. Leonard Jarvis Bradford of North Road in Sullivan

32. Charles B> Hulslander
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