September 1895

1 Sun
Fred took Father and Mother home. (written at top of page)
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred took his father and mother home today. They have been here a week. J.W. Fulton and daughter, Evelyn, was here to tea this afternoon. L.H. Fulton and wife got home from John Bartley’s this evening. We are afraid of frost tonight.

2 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today mowing buckwheat and oats. There was an Arabian peddler here today. I paid F.A. Blackden today to release me from J.H. Syphers of 24 sheep due on a lease payable in the fall of 1896 in sheep and hay $60.00.

3 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Signs of rain most all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L. H. Fulton in the fournoon mowing oats and buckwheat. In the afternoon he was ploughing. Harden went to Blaine about four o’clock. Myself and wife paid Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit this afternoon.

4 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was mowing oats in the fournoon. In the afternoon they hauled in three heavy loads of oats into our barn.

5 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred and Harden was to work all day at Harden’s grain again today mowing in the fournoon and raking and hauling in the afternoon. They hauled three large loads in the fournoon and the afternoon. Mrs. John Mahan called in this afternoon.

6 Fri Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden had F.A. Blackden this fournoon to help finish cutting his buckwheat and then they worked at the line fence in the afternoon. L.H. Fulton’s wife had a quilting today. Mrs. John Mahan called in both going and coming to the quilting.

7 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. I harnessed up this morning for Blaine. My wife accompanied me as far as R. Irvens. I went on to Blaine and came back to Irven’s and got my wife, drove to Richard Bell’s and took dinner and tea and drove home. Edward Tarr here today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden hauled in three loads of oats in the afternoon. So ends the week.

8 Sun
Some clouds and cool with a South wind. We was home all day. Perry O. Cox was here today to dinner. Mathias MacDonald and the Brown girl called here this evening.

Note: PERRY OLIVER COX was born in Canada, June 13, 1872. Perry would have been 23 years old on this visit to the place he called home for most of his childhood. Perry’s parents, especially his father, was poorly and was unable to provide for their many children. Perry was taken in by my grandparents and he attended the little log cabin schoolhouse throughout his learning years. He was never adopted but considered part of the family as is attested by the words of Dr. Aaron Fulton in the eulogy attached.

9 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden raked buckwheat in the fournoon and finished putting up the line fence in the afternoon. Ephraim Lawrence and Wesley Lockhart and Mrs. J.W. Fulton was here to dinner. Mr. Marithew and daughter called tonight on an errand.

10 Tue
Clear and warm with a wind from the northwest. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was pretty sick last night and today but has got some better. Charles Antworth from Blaine called here this evening looking for a girl. Mrs. George York called in and Mrs. James Hutchinson was here awhile using the sewing machine.

11 Wed
Cool with a SE rain this morning. It rained but a few hours. Me and Fred drove out to Mars Hill Village in the afternoon. We done some trading and I got my shoes at York and Luce. On our way back we went all through the factory at Blanchard’s to see how it looked. I call it a splendid building.

12 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind and very foggy this morning and commenced to rain in the afternoon and rained heavy till night and looks like more. Daniel McGrath and a young Boone called in today when it was raining awhile. My wife made Mrs. John Mahan an all day visit today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went down to Lon York’s this afternoon to see some sheep.
Note: Daniel McGrath was 42 years old when he made this visit. Daniel was the son of Moses and Mary McGrath, old friends of Robert and Martha when they lived in Greenfield, N.B., Canada. Daniel was married to Annie (Steevens) McGrath and resided in Knoxford, N.B.

13 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It was quite cold tonight. Mr. Napoleon Blackden and wife and one of Alden Sylvester’s girls was here to dinner today. F.A. Blackden took seven sheep he got of me down o Lon York’s today and changed them off and bought enough to make thirteen and brought them home tonight. So ends the day.

14 Sat
Some clouds with a cold NW wind. A very heavy frost this morning. I drove out to Mars Hill Village this afternoon and got my mail and bought some small articles. Harden and Fred Blackden was mowing their new land of oats today. Me and F.A. Blackden smoked out an old bee hive this evening. Plenty of bees and a pretty good lot of honey.

15 Sun
Robert Jones was here. (written at top of page)
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind and heavy frost. We was home all day. My brother-in-law, Robert Jones, from Knoxford, CC, N.B. and David Boone from Tobique, V.C. came here to dinner and tea and David Cookson and daughter from West Ridge and Len Bartley and wife and daughter from Knoxford Parish of Wicklow, CC, N.B., was here to tea this afternoon.

Note: Robert F. Jones was the young brother of Martha (Jones)
Fulton. Robert was born in Douglas, N.B. June 25, 1842. He was the 10th born of Ephraim & Dorothy Jones. Robert married Henriette Fulton, daughter of Thomas & Margaret (Nichols) Fulton of Knoxford. Thomas Fulton is the elder brother of Robert Murphy Fulton, my great great grandfather. David Cookson was probably the brother or nephew of Lydia Whitney (Cookson) Blackden. Lydia was the wife of Napoleon Bonnapart Blackden, Fred Allen Blackden’s parents.

16 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. Young David Boone from V.C., N.B., left here this morning for home on Tobique. Fred took him part of the way to the river. Harden and Fred finished cutting their oats on the new land today and hauled in two loads in the barn. Mr. Jake Dewitt was here to tea this afternoon. He was 80 years old the 15th of September, 1895.

17 Tue Old Mrs Turner was here. (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred expected a thrashing machine today to thrash out our buckwheat. Went and hauled up two loads to the barn. Come on rain and got quite wet. Couldn’t get it thrashed till tomorrow. Old Mrs. Turner and Dr. A.J. Fulton’s wife and daughter made us a good visit today. W.W. Larrabee was here to tea this evening.

Note: Mrs. Elizabeth Turner was the mother of Emma (Turner) Fulton. Anita Jennie Fulton was the daughter of Aaron & Emma Fulton. She was born January 31, 1892.

18 Wed
Clear with a cold NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred began to dig potatoes today. Waiting on Mahan to come with machine to thrash out some buckwheat. Two loads made him 40 bs. Birt Tapley and J.W. Fulton and George Smith called in here tonight. Signs of more rain.

19 Thu
Clear and cool with a NW wind. It froze quite thick with ice 1/2 inch thick. Got quite warm in the afternoon. We commenced to thrash our buckwheat this morning. We had about 95 bs (bushels). I had 44 bs, Harden and Fred 44 bs between them. Mahan’s moved their machine to J.W. Fulton’s at 4 o’clock and thrashed 50 bs but didn’t get done. Mrs. Everitt called in this evening on business. Mr. Everitt dead 3 years today.

20 Fri
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was helping J.W. Fulton in the fournoon to finish thrashing his buckwheat and in the afternoon they hauled in three loads of oats and then after dark they made a stretcher and put in Jim’s double wagon.

21 Sat
Cloudy this morning with a SE wind. We was home all day. We had a heavy shower of rain in the night. Fred got up in the night and unloaded a heavy load of oats that stood at the barn door. Sarah Lawrence of Knoxford came here about five o’clock. Her team that she was to go home in did not call. She was here all night. F.A. Blackden went away this afternoon to hire a man for digging potatoes.

22 Sun
Very cloudy and warm with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. There was three of J.W. Fulton’s hired men came here this morning to shave, George Smith and his brother and Jonathan Worth from the Province. F.A. Blackden came home this morning from Knoxford. Then him and Stella went down to Blaine to W.W. Larrabee’s on a short visit. Sarah Lawrence went home this morning.

23 Mon
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred dug some potatoes in the fournoon and in the afternoon they hauled in four large loads of oats and that finished up the grain harvest. Heavy south west winds tonight and signs of rain again soon.

24 Tue
Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold wind. I drove out to Wilcox’s this morning and got Harden’s mare shod. Took 8 dozen eggs to York and Luce. I went on to W.W. Larrabee’s and fed my team and took my dinner and came home. Fred A. Blackden put 16 bbls of sorted Dakotas in the cellar tonight.

25 Wed
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife went out to Dr. A.J. Fulton’s this morning and took A.J. Fulton a 15 lb jar of butter. I took one bushel of crab apples and sold 1/4 to Jane Canady at Blaine and took to W.W. Larrabee the 3/4 of the bushel and sold them and promised some more as soon as I can get them there. Got home about six o’clock.

26 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of early rain in the day and it commenced to rain about ten in the fournoon. It rained quite hard for awhile but soon held up but still looks like more rain.Harden took out 15 bbls of factory potatoes this moring for the first. Fred and his man, Busta, dug till it came on rain and then hauled in 12 bbls of good ones to the cellar but had not time to put them in.

27 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was digging potatoes part of the fournoon. Harden and Fred and his hired man was digging and hauling in all day. Charles Wheeler’s boy called here today. Judson Straight came here tonight and borrowed Fred’s single wagon. Harden took 15 bbls of market potatoes to his place tonight to put in his cellar.

28 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost this morning. Fred and Harden was working at digging and hauling in potatoes again today. I was to work digging awhile. Fred went out to Mars Hill this evening on business. He got home about eleven o’clock in the evening.

29 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. A very heavy frost in the morning. We was home the most of the day. George Smith was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton and his family went down to Richard Bell’s and made a short visit today.

30 Mon
Cold and cloudy with a NE wind. Signs of rain in the morning and commenced to rain about noon. Fred took 15 bbls to the factory today at 35 cents per barrel. He put his hog up tonight and tied his cattle up out of the cold storm. Fred brought home a bbl of flour with him.

So Ends the Month of September

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