Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Diaries & Letters of Tri-Counties
Diary & Ledger of Dwight Bliss - Table of Contents
Township: Charleston Township, Tioga County PA
Year: 1881-1891
Transcribed by Esther MAYS Harer
Tri-County Genealogy & History Sites Home Page
How to Use This Site
Warning & Disclaimer
Charleston Township Page
More Diaries & Letters
No Unauthorized Commercial Use
Say Hello to Joyce
Photo is of Joyce's house with daffodils converted using Paint Shop Pro's 9.01 Colored Chalk TOY!! I've been playing.
Joyce's Search Tip - December 2010
Do You Know that you can search just the 355 pages of our
Diaries and Letters
on this site  by using the Diaries button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? But diaries and letters are wonderful sources to understand the culture of time and place. Read them and enjoy them slowly.
This collection includes eleven full years of diary notations and financial information for Dwight Bliss of Charleston Township. Not everyone is interested in Nineteenth Century farm economy. There's me and maybe three other people on the planet. However, do not overlook these pages. If nothing else is of interest to you, the last column, Memorandum, includes notation on countless deaths and other events in the area. It is at the far right and you'll need to use your scrolling bar to get over to it. Also the daily financial transactions give us great insight into the lives of people operating in a barter (trade) economic sytem. Don't pay too much attention to the prices. We'd need a Consumer Price Index to convert them to a 2005 equivalent to get significant comparative information from them. Many thanks to Esther for making this available to us. Back to Table of Contents
Diary of EVENTS, &c., FOR THE MONTH OF__April 1890
Day of Week WEATHER Wind/Asp'cts Principal Occupation of the Day Sales Purchases Contracts Made & With Whom Cash Received Dollar/ Cents Cash Paid Out Dollars/ Cents Bills Receivable Dollar/cent Bills Payable Dollar/ cents Memoranda
1 Tues North Clear i went to the city of Wellsboro Shugar Eggs 4.54   Burncroft Shugar & Eggs 4.59 Borden Guernsey 1     f    
2 Wed North Clear i and Charley are sawing wood                        
3 Thurs North Clear i am a boiling sap                        
4 Fri South Rain i am a Boiling Sap                        
5 Sat South Clear i am a Boiling Sap                       Blackie had Calf
6 Sun South Clear i and Said went down home       Eggs 8 1/2 dos               Down to Broughtons
7 Mon South Rain i went to town with Shugar       M. Burncroft Shugar 7.11             Cat____
8 Tues South Rain i am a laying a round home           D. Evens Mending 2.00          
9 Wed South Cldy i went to Robb 1-2 helped Jake           J. Robb Shoe mend 0.25 J. Kimball 1/2 day Paid .50      
10 Thurs North Rain i am to home to day                        
11 Fri North Clear i am to home to day                        
12 Sat South Clear i went to Wellsboro           G. Webb Medison 0.60          
13 Sun South Clear i am to home today                       Birt &Allis are here
14 Mon South Clear i Geathered my Buckets                        
15 Tues North Clear i am a drawing manure                        
16 Wed North Clear i and Charley are drawing manure       E. Close 4 dos Eggs 0.52             Zube40weeks
17 Thurs NE Clear i am a Sowing Oats to Day                       I finished Sowing oats
18 Fri North Clear i went to Wellsboro 1-2 Sawed wood           J. Kimball Shod Jim & Kit 1.20     W. Roberts Paint 2.11  
19 Sat North Clear i am to home drawing manure                        
20 Sun North Clear we went down to Broughtons           N. Broughton 1 bu tators 0.75         went down to Broughtons
21 Mon North clear we are a drawing manure to day                        
22 Tues North Clear i am a making Garden                        
23 Wed South Clear i am a fixing fence                        
24 Thurs NE Rain i am to home all day                        
25 Fri North Clear i am to home draging                        
26 Sat North Cldy i am to hold all day                        
27 Sun South Rain i am to home all day                        
28 Mon South went to the City while Wellsboro       R. Sears 18 1/2 Eggs 2.22 Sears Grocerys 2.32          
29 Tues South Clear i went to the Wellsboro                        
30 Wed South clear That i help Dave 1-2 fixed fence                       C. Kimball Maried

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 01/23/2005
By Joyce M. Tice