Tuesday, March 21, 1843: Today I and my son Geo P. went up what is called Goodrich Hollow in Hancock to Vendue at the place of the late residence of Deacon Justice Goodrich. [Read more…] about Peeking Out Of The Nest At A Brave New World
Wednesday, March 8, 1843: This evening Hiram Newton and his mother came to have me give them a title of the half acre where they once lived. I told them I would when they paid me up the rent and taxes.
Thursday: Today I drove my colt with my old horse to Hosey W. Brown’s store to inquire of him what the taxes would average on the dollar for 20 years and his judgement was that six mills(?).
Friday: Today I took my cutter and my son Geo P. with me, we rode to Canaan. We went to look for a colt to match the one we had, but could not find any. Tonight we stayed to Calvin P. Sackett’s. Today quite a snow storm.
Saturday: Today Mr. Sackett paid me for the cheese he bought when he was to my house on a visit, it was one dol and 44 cts. We started for home at 12 o’clock and got home before night. Tonight the widow Clarissa Sheldon died.
Monday: Today a snow storm.
Tuesday: Today I walked and went over Sheldon Hill and got to Elder Smith’s and took dinner with him and he informed me the funeral of the widow Clarissa Sheldon was put off until Thursday on account of the road being drifted. Today quite blustering.
Wednesday: This afternoon my son Geo P. took the cutter and carried his two sisters to Hancock to Hiram Newton’s on a visit.
Thursday: Today I took my cutter and carried Charlotte E. to the Baptist meeting house to the funeral of the widow Clarissa Sheldon. Mr. Carlisle preached and I met Hiram Newton and Russel Palmer to Randall A. Brown’s. There we had a quick claim lease finished or interlined to specify the rent to Van Rensselaer excepted and then I went to Nicholas Gardner’s and I signed a quick claim to Russel Palmer of a half acre of land that is on my Rodgers farm on the southeast corner of the farm where Isaac Newton built a house in 1822 and lived and his children after his death until two years hence and then rents said place and now Aseneth Newton and her son Hiram signed the quick claim with me and we three acknowledge it before Squ Philander Woodard and then Hiram Newton paid me three dollars cash and said Russel Palmer gave me a note for three dollars payable on the first of June which pays up for the 21 years that I paid Stephen Van Rensselaer the rent and the taxes on said half acre that I gave said Isaac Newton possession by paying me 16 dollars at that time but the bargain with him at that time was to have said half acre no longer time than he or his children lived on said place.
Monday, February 13, 1843: Today I and my two sons took our one horse pung and rode up onto Lebanon West Hill at the late residence of Capt Spencer Carr’s to the vendue of all the personal property of the late Spencer Carr and Edward Carr Administrator. [Read more…] about Collecting L. Angeline’s Pay
Tuesday, January 31, 1843: Today Mr. Van Scott took his wagon and carried me to one old Mr Bristol’s to look at some young horses that he has for sale, but I did not buy any. [Read more…] about A New Horse And Horse Sled
Tuesday, January 10, 1843 – Today I took my one horse sled and carried a grist of corn one bushel, and one and a half of barley to Adams Mill. [Read more…] about George Barters and Borrows
Sunday January 1, 1843: Today continues snow squally and blustering. My wife remains feeble. [Read more…] about Winter Trading – George’s Wife Remains Ill
Transcribed by Betty McClave, Edited by Alex Brooks
Saturday, December 17, 1842: Today Russel Palmer came and butchered a beef and took a piece of beef for pay, ten or twelve pound I gave him, his price fifty cts and the hide. [Read more…] about George’s Wife Still Not Feeling Well
Sunday, December 11, 1842: Today my house was thronged with people, on account of the death of L. Angeline. [Read more…] about The Funeral of George’s Daughter L. Angeline
Monday, December 5, 1842: On this evening I had Platt Wylie’s horse and put to my cutter and rode to Canaan after Doctor Wilcox for L. Angeline, and he agreed to come early next morning and I returned home by half past ten this evening and quite a snow storm on the way down and on part the way home [Read more…] about The Death of George’s Daughter, L. Angeline
Wednesday, November 23, 1842: Today Doctor Green tended to my wife. [Read more…] about George’s Daughter L. Angeline Gets Sick Also