Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Getting A New Stove

February 23, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Thursday, December 26, 1839: Today I took my cutter and carried my two daughters and left them to the widow Humphreys on a visit. I took dinner there and this evening my daughters went to singing school to Samuel Holcomb’s with Mrs Humphreys’ people and Geo P took the cutter and went after them. I […]

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A Funeral On Christmas Day

February 16, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Monday, December 9, 1839: Today I went to Pittsfield with sixteen bushels apples and some late-made cheese.

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A Trip To Albany

February 9, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Sunday, December 1, 1839: This morning I took my two-horse pleasure wagon over to Joshua B. Maxon’s and had a new bolt and nut made and paid in cash for making it twelve cts.

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Repairing The Rental House

February 2, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, November 20, 1839: I laid up barn yard fence and drew out manure. Today Mr. Marrels came and bargained with me for my house that John Sackett moved out of.

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George “Tends To The Election”

January 26, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Sunday, October 27, 1839: We took in some of our apples to keep them from freezing.

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Winter Coming On

January 19, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Tuesday, October 8, 1839: This forenoon we gathered apples and today it makes nineteen weeks that Fanna Roberts has worked for us and I paid her nine dollars and gave her my note for ten dol and I took my two horse team and carried her home and my wife went with me.

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Returning From Utica

January 12, 2017 Leave a Comment 

After spending the last week of September visiting relatives in Western New York, George starts for home on Oct. 1

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Visiting The Relatives

January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Wednesday September 18, 1839: This afternoon we passed the little falls and some rainy. I paid nine cts for bitters and raisons.

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The Holcombs Begin a Journey To the West

December 22, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Tuesday, September 10, 1839: I took my two-horse pleasure wagon and carried my two sons to muster training at Hiram Brown’s.

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Digging A Ditch To Bring Water

December 15, 2016 Leave a Comment 

Saturday, August 17, 1839: This afternoon the wife of Peter Surdam and child came and stayed with us, and this afternoon Fanna Roberts rode one of my horses to old Mr. Paul Roberts and stayed on a visit.

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