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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug Sept 1875

31 Finished drawing in spring wheat ^ 9 loads rakings & all. I raked while Flavius & Joe loaded. W. fine Cler

Sept 1 drew in 11 loads Oats. W. very warm

2 drew in 5 loads Oats AM. Chored Pm Joe ridged up after supper. W. very hot & sultry Am shower Pm

3 Joe Plowed I drew in 27 shocks Oats to Flavius & 2 loads from H Longs for him Am I & Adeline drew in our last load after dinner then I dug early Potatoes & took 6 bags Oats to Br S's . W. Cloudy fine rain after dark

4 Both Plowed. W. very Cool. strong west wind. I & boys brought home Chop after sunset from Br S's

Sunday 5 at home. JD's were here. I dont feel well. Nancy isnt well stomach drangement. W. pretty warm

6 Both Plowed. W. fine Cool. windy

7 I Plowed Joe helped Hall's thresh. W. pretty warm

8 I Plowed Joe helped Halls thresh Am Both finished Plowing Pm W. pretty warm

9 I & Nancy went to Funeral of Benj Hoover's Child at Wideman's burying ground. went to Finlaws at noon Joe sowed half of wheat John harrowed it W. warm a little rain at noon

{Second Page} Sept 1875

10 Sowed rest of Wheat this morning then Friends David Weaver & wife & Levi Horst & wife from Ohio & Peru came & were here at noon. then I & Nancy took them to JD's & to Br S's this evening. W. fine Cool

11 I began Plowing in wheat stubble Joe finished furrowing wheat Am Plowed Pm. W. fine. White frost this morning didnt do much harm

Sunday 12 went to Meeting at Hebron appropriate Texts & Sermon for the Celebration of Lords supper Jasper Groves & John Stover's were here at noon & the friends from the states were here again at supper. W. fine

13 Joe Plowed I went shooting with Nancy. Brother Peter & Benj Hoover into Flavius swamp I shot a Partridge & a Pidgeon they shot nothing I Plowed Pm W. fine Cler

14 Joe Plowed. I Chored & Plowed some. W. fine

15 Joe Plowed. I Plowed some Am had H Stowes Pm to help me saw shingle timbers in old bush. W. Cloudy Am a few Showers Pm heavy rain this evening

Thanksgiving 16 day no Meeting today. heavy rain all day

17 Joe helped Cober's thresh. I got Frank & Nell shod & took Oats

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When Arthur Hoover was born on August 31, 1875, his father, Benjamin, was 23 and his mother, Emaline, was 20. He had three brothers and four sisters. He died on September 8, 1875, within a year of his birth.