October 1886

1 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and some rain all the forenoon. In the afternoon, the sun came out till about four o’clock when it clouded up with the wind from the NW. Very cold and heavy the rest of the day and evening. We was digging potatoes. Harden hauled his Seventh load to the factory today. Mr. Watten left here this morning.
2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and some snow in the night. The ground froze quite hard and some snow through the day. Harden was helping Jim to haul in his grain in the forenoon and we hauled in our buckwheat in the afternoon. The night is clear and quite cold.

3 Sun
Clear and cold with a SW wind. Ground froze quite hard. Myself and wife drove over to Lindsey’s in the morning and stopped there till after dinner and came home. Harden and wife and Stella went to meeting. Mack and Blanche Fulton and young Brown and Hunter, all from Knoxford was here and R. Bell and wife and Samuel Richardson and wife. Signs of a storm tonight. (MacDonald Fulton, better known as ‘Mack’ is 17 years old. His sister, Blanche, is 16 years old. They are the children of Samuel D. and Elevia Fulton. Samuel is the son of Thomas Fulton, who is the older brother of Robert M. Fulton)

4 Mon
Mostly clear with a SW wind with frost in the forenoon. We was digging potatoes. Harden hauled his eighth load today to the factory. It commenced raining about three o’clock this afternoon and is still raining at ten P.M.

5 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I was digging potatoes all day. Harden took his ninth load to the factory today. Mrs. Fred Hawksley was here today. The night is clear and cold.
6 Wed
Clear sky but quite smoky with a cool SW wind. I took the old mare and buckboard and went down to Robinson Mill with six bushels of buckwheat. Took my dinner at Elder Hallowell’s. I called at Jones and got Perry’s boots. Harden hauled his tenth load to the factory. The weather looks good tonight.
7 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Signs of a storm. We was digging and hauling in potatoes all day. Blanche Fulton here.
8 Fri
Clear and warm with a South or SE wind. I was digging potatoes and pulling beans. Harden took his eleventh load of potatoes to the factory today. There was a newspaper agent here today for the Portland Transcript by the name of Surmer. A.J. Fulton took dinner here today and took Stella with him to got to Bridgewater to meeting.
9 Sat
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I was digging potatoes all day. Harden and Anna went to Knoxford in the afternoon and Evelyn and Blanche Fulton went down through the woods. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today. The weather is clear and fine. (Evelyn and Blanche, teenage cousins, no doubt fishing the Gizaquit. A Fulton tradition)
10 Sun
Mostly clear with a warm NW wind. I was home all day. J.D. Lindsey and wife came here today to dinner. Will Giberson here and James Kearney. Harden came home from Knoxford tonight.
11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind all day. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his twelfth load to the factory. Richard Bell brought Stella home this evening. The weather looks very doubtful at nine P.M. tonight. Signs of rain.

12 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and some rain. I was digging potatoes all day. Samuel Brown was here. Going to Hawksley’s. George S. Herrick, a book agent, and Mrs. Seward and Mary Ann Lindsey was here to supper. Charles and Girty Lindsey and Jud Straight, J.W. Fulton, Mrs.Giberson and Mrs. J. Fulton. (Robert’s grandchildren, Charles is 16 and Gustis (Girty) is 11)

13 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind and frost. I was digging potatoes all day and Harden hauled his thirteenth and last load to the factory. Judson Straight came home with the mare and buckboard.I had the thermometer out in the weather all the time.

14 Thu
Mostly clear and cold with a SE wind. I harnessed up this morning and took my wife and Mary Ann Lindsey down to R. Bell’s. I found Alice and her children there. I took dinner and left wife there and came home. I called at J. Clough’s and James Collins. I dug potatoes in the afternoon and Harden was digging all day.

15 Fri
Warm with a SE wind and rain most all day and still raining at bedtime. We was choring all day. Mr. Straight and Judson was here and J.W. Fulton was here today. Temperature 56 above zero.

16 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was choring all day. Harden went to Knoxford this afternoon for his wife. James W. Collins was here today after some crab apples. Got 1/2 bushel. Harden Shaw stopped here this evening to get some clover for his sick boy. The weather is very cold
this evening and freezing very hard.
17 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. The ground froze very hard and ice froze over an inch thick. Richard Bell brought wife and Mary Ann Lindsey home today. Harden and Anna came home today from Knoxford. Judson Straight was here today. Signs of a storm.

18 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I harnessed up this morning and drove out to Blaine and got the mare shawed. Called to Aaron’s and fed. Called to Collins Store and settled up my potato bill. They come to $84.12. I had $40.60 coming to me after paying my bill. I got $15.00 dollars. I had to wait for the balance. I took Stella out to school and brought her home again at night, the first day she went W. Towle.

19 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard. Harden took 24 bushels of buckwheat to Watson’s Mill today with the oxen. Got it ground and was home at sunset. John Lindsey came after Mary Ann this morning and took her home. More, the peddler, was here this evening. We was digging potatoes today. J.W. Fulton was here this evening. Weather looks good tonight.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind in the forenoon but cleared off in the afternoon. We was digging potatoes all day. Dug ten bbls. James Kearney here in the morning looking for his cow. Warm and pleasant this evening with the wind from the SE but some signs of rain.

21 Thu
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind and some rain. We finished digging potatoes today. There was two men here today peddling from Skowhegan, Somerset County, Me. By the names of James Dever and Thomas Dever, two brothers, and Yong Callbroth, a book agent here to dinner. Harden commenced our plowing this afternoon.
22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. Froze quite hard. We was cutting our clover seed today and plowing some. Some rain showers this afternoon. Jim came here today and borrowed some wood. He got 13 blocks today and 17 the first time. 30 in all.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was mowing clover seed this forenoon and was plowing    in the afternoon. I banked the north side of the house. Robert M. Fulton (Signature)

24 Sun
Clear and cold with a West wind. Home all day and Harden went out to Dell Nutter’s. Perry went over to John Lindsey’s today. Three of Perry’s brothers was here today. James Kearney called in. The weather clear and fine.

25 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. Froze hard. I started to Houlton. I called at Aaron’s,called at Joneses, called at F. Nelson’s. Stopped to Howes and fed team. Got my dinner. It commenced to rain. Drove to V.B. Wilson’s office by one o’clock. To Clerk’s office and filed my intentions. Drove to James E. Fulton’s on the Foxcroft Road by 3 o’clock. Stopped there all night. Two Brown’s from Knoxford here. I filed my intentions today to become a citizen of the United States. (James E. Fulton is the son of Thomas Fulton, Robert’s brother. James fought in the Civil War in 1864 and is married to Comfort (Jones) Fulton.  James and Comfort is buried with their two small children, Laura and Jennie, beneath a big elm tree, in a small plot on the Foxcroft Road in Houlton, Me.)

26 Tue
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. I started from J.E. Fulton’s this morning and drove to Monticello. Fed the mare and then drove to Bridgewater to Joshua’s. Fed and got my dinner. Called to B.F. Jones, called to Hussey’s and paid him $8.00. Drove home. George W. Tinker here today. (Joshua Fulton, Robert’s brother, married Salome Ketchum and had lived in Bridgewater since 1835. One of the first settlers in the area. Joshua and Salome lost three boys in the Civil War. Their monument is situated in the Bridgewater Corner Cemetery)

27 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Froze hard with heavy white frost. We finished cutting our seed    hay today. Thomas Bartley and Gilbert Cory here today and old man Hawksley. George W. Tinker. I leased a cow from him  to be returned double the last of November 1890. I went to Jonas A. Herrins and borrowed six bushels of oats. Signs of rain.
28 Thu
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We hauled in our seed hay and stacked it. Plowed in the afternoon.George Hallett and Jud Straight and a medicine peddler was here by the name of Martin, from Dover, Maine. Got dinner and fed his horse today. Dr. Martin here today.

29 Fri    Clear and warm with a West wind. I harnessed up this morning and drove out to Blaine. Went to Aaron’s and I got two plough points fixed. Took dinner at A.J. Fulton’s and drove home. Weather looks fine tonight.

30 Sat
Clear and warm with a NW wind. I was thrashing today at buckwheat. Harden went out with the team to help Aaron to bank his house. James Kearney called in. Thomas H. More, the peddler, was here today and J.W. Fulton. Harden took a load of hay to Aaron.

31 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a NE wind and some rain. Myself and wife went down to Dell Nutter’s to see their baby that was scalded. Roger Bell and wife and Almon Nutter and wife was there.    George York, J.W. Dyer, Jud Straight was here today and Dyer took his sheep home go got    from Harden. Signs of rain.

So Ends the Month of October

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