Monday, September 25, 2017

A Storm Blows In The Windows; George Buys A Bee Hive

August 31, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, March 12, 1841: Mr. Aaron Marrels and wife came and agreed for my house that they now live in for one year from the first day of April next and they are to have the same garden as last year and pay me twelve dollars in cash for the rent and he is to […]

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Singing School; Winter Illness

August 17, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Monday, February 15, 1841: This afternoon I took the sleigh and carried my wife and cousin Verona Holcomb to brother Simeon Wylie’s.

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Sarah Is Sick

August 10, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, January 15, 1841: Today Sarah is taken sick. Saturday: I and my two sons went into my swamp and chopped and drew a load of wood home and towards night I went up to Calvin P. Sackett’s. Doctor Elijah Graves was there to doctor his wife and I had said Doctor Graves come home […]

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Suspicion of Theft

August 4, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, January 8, 1841: This forenoon I mended my horse stable floor and this afternoon I walked over to Mr. Barber’s and other places to try to market beef and to make inquiries concerning some articles we had missing and I went to Squ Sylvester Howard to ask counsel concerning property we had missing and […]

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A Damaging Freshet

July 27, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Monday, Dec 28, 1840: Today Peter Surdam and wife left the factory and came to my house and Mrs. Surdam stays with us while Peter goes to Salisbury to find a place to move to.

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December 1840

July 22, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, December 9, 1840: Today I took my sleigh and horses and carried my wife to Pittsfield to brother Jay Wylie’s on a visit.

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A Tale Of Drunkenness

July 13, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, November 20, 1840: Today I packed my cheese in flour barrels in my celler, about ninety in number, and we have ten more that is not dried yet.

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The Election Of 1840, And Selling Beef

June 22, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Saturday, October 31, 1840: Today Mr. L. Irons sent Mr. William Abrams and paid me one dollar and fifty cents and I gave up the colt that had broke into my enclosure about ten days past. I had advertised said colt and taken other pains to find an owner.

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Charlotte Returns From The West

June 15, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, October 9, 1840: We gathered winter and fall apples. Saturday: We gathered apples.

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Sons To Military Training, Daughter Embarks On A Journey

June 8, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Thursday, September 10, 1840: Today I took my two horse pleasure wagon and carried my two daughters to Pittsfield to brother Jay Wylie’s and took dinner. 

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