January 1886

1 Fri
Warm with a SE rain all day. I was home all day. John Bartley went home from here that day. Harden and Stella went to a New Years Tree. I sent a letter to John R. Weed about Ephraim’s business.

2 Sat
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. Harden hauled eight logs to the Mill that day. Signs of another rain storm. James Murray here today.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Myself and wife went to John Lindsey’s. Richard Bell and wife and family, James Murray and family all here to tea. Signs of another storm. Found them all here when we came home from Lindsey’s.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Quite foggy and some rain and signs of more rain. Mr. Straight was here helping Harden to haul wood today.

5 Tues
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and rain all day and evening. Mr. Straight was here helping to haul wood again today. Zeb Cox was here today. There is about twelve inches of snow in the woods but the fields was quite bare.

6 Wed
Warm with a SE rain all day and evening. Myself and wife made a visit to Straight’s. We made a call at Hallett’s today. Some bare ground in the roads.

7 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Freezing very hard. Some bare ground. The roads very icy. B.B. Blanchard was here today. Agent for the Pearless [sic Peerless] Steam Cookery here.

8 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. Home all day. Stella went to James Murray’s. Anna was sick some at that time. Hatfield Delong and James Murray was here.

9 Sat
Cold with a NE snow storm all day. Home all day. Hatfield Delong here. Signs of rain this evening.

10 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind. Some snow in the forenoon. Alice and family and Stint Shaw here today. Harden went for the doctor for Anna Murray today. It was very bad travelling.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Signs of a storm. Harden went to help Richard Bell. James W. Fulton, Hatfield Delong and James Kearney here today.

12 Tues
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. Stella was to James Murray’s. We got a letter from Mabell Fulton today. James W. Fulton here tonight.

13 Wed
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home all day. Hatfield Delong called twice today. James Murray here twice today.

14 Thur
Clear and cold with a SE wind. John Hawksley and Mrs. John Hawksley, Jr. and Mrs. Fred Ahley and Hatfield Delong was all here today.

15 Fri
Clear and cold with a SE wind. I was home al day. Zeb Cox and Mrs. Everitt and daughter and James Murray all here today.

16 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. I took dinner at Jim’s with Will York. Harden came home from Richard Bell’s.

17 Sun
Cold with a SE rain. I was home all day. Harden and Stella went to Aaron’s. Jim and wife and Will York was here to dinner today.

18 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Zeb Cox here. Harden went to help R. Bell today to saw wood.

19 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. I took Stella to see Mary Ann Lindsey. She was sick. Zeb Cox here today. It commenced snowing tonight.

20 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Twelve inches of snow fell the past night.

21 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm. I went to Blaine. I paid Mary McCormick $1.50 cts. Got three gal. Of mollasses. It is snowing today.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of another storm. I took Stella down to Lindsey’s to stay with Mary Ann. She was sick.

23 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Harden took a load of hay to Aaron’s today. I mended Caddy Shanks boots today.

24 Sun
Clear with a cold NW wind. I was home all day. Sever cold and signs of more snow.

25 Mon
Clear and cold with a SE wind. Signs of another storm tonight. R. Bell here this evening.

26 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a SE snow storm. Four inches of snow. I made Perry shoe packs today.

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Signs of rain. Will Wilson and son and Frank Russell was here today. I sold Wilson four bbls of potatoes.

28 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind in the forenoon and snowing in the afternoon. Harden came home from Bell’s today.

29 Fri
Warm snow and rain mixed all day and evening. Harden brought the hog home from Dell Nutters.

30 Sat
Cold with a NE wind. Some hail and some snow. Signs of another storm. Two and one half feet of snow in the woods.

31 Sun
Cold with a West wind and snow. Alice and children and Mrs. Mahan here today. I went down to Lindsey’s today.

So Ends the Month of January

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