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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-1.pdf

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Jan 1861

12 Helped my Brother C Reesor to kill a Cow A M threshed oats PM went to Singing School in * Hebron Chapel in the Evening, Weather Clear & very cold

Sunday 13 At home all day received a visit from C Burkholder and family. Weather Clear and a little warmer

14 Helped my Brother N Reesor to kill a pig AM choring around PM Weather Mild and a little snow

15 Drawed home a little wood & ground my axe, Today Mr Donald McKay was here taking the Census, Weather cloudy and mild, Wheat $1.10 @ {$1.14}

16 Worked in the Shop A.M. Went to Benjamin Lehman's Chopping Bee PM. Weather, rained AM. Cloudy P.M., Sleighing good yet

17 Went to R Moneys Smith shop A.M. and to T Woods store P.M. Weather Cloudy & mild

18 Went to my Brother N Reesor's in the morning worked about home through the day, Weather, Wind from the East Snowed all P.M.

19 Cleaned Oats A.M Went to Cedar Grove P.M. And to Singing School in the Evening, Weather Cloudy & a little Snow. Wheat $1.18 @ $1.22

Sunday 20 Went to Meeting at Hebron Chapel My Father Revd John Reesor made Introductory remarks Jacob Grove Preached a sermon on 2nd Cp St John My Brother & sister in law Simon & Elisabeth Hoover Michael Frets and wife were here after meeting. Weather Clear & Cold

{*} commonly called Reesor's Meeting house

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