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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Dec 1875

Sunday 19 I & Nancy went to JD's a little while Pm W. bitter Cold Richard Bear was buried today

20 Chored. Pulled down and Covered up Horse Power Joe went to Markham on his own Business am Drew home wood out of old bush Pm W. fine & mild

21 I went to Markham AM sold Pine wood to A Fleury at $2.00 Per Cord AM Helped Flavius Kill a Cow Pm. Joe drew home wood Am. Took sow to Trans & Made wood rack Pm. W. very Mild some rain Pm sleighing going fast

22 I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove I husked some Corn AM I brought home sow Pm Joe drew home drags out of Old bush W. like April sleighing gone

23 Went to Cliffs & to MN's for dinner Joe Chopped in old bush. W. mild roads sloppy Bees humming. Crows flying. things look like spring

24 Drew home drags AM. Joe threshed & I chored Pm. W. roaring wind from east AM began to snow Pm turned to rain this evening

Christmas Day 25 Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Hebron W. fine mild a little squally this morning

26 at home all day W. heavy wind & snow from East AM turned to rain Pm very heavy rain this evening. a little lightning yesterday morning I forgot to mention it

27 Joe went to Markham on his own business Am we drew home about 12 drags Pm. W Mild

28 drew home 15 drags AM. Joe went to a bee Lawtons had in Dyke bush to cut pine wood for us I & little boys shot a Black squirrel Pm W. fine mild

29 Joe Chopped in old bush I went to Cedar Grove AM didnt do much Pm dont feel well W Cold east wind

30 Joe chopped Am went to A Mcnights bee on his on account Pm I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm roads getting muddy. April weather

31 Cleaned Peas & little John & Joe sawed some at Maple tree in Old bush & I sorted turnips. they are rotting a little Am JH Ramer's Came at noon Joe to grist Chop to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. W. like spring roads muddy

Jan 1876

January 1, 1876 at home all day JD's & Br C were here CB's came Pm W. rain this morning drissly & foggy

Sunday 2 We all went to Meeting at Hebron, Adeline staid with my Mother remarks & sermon St Mat Part of 2 by Br C R'd S Hoover came lat AB's & Finlaws boyes and MN's Elisabith were here W. Mild Cler roads very muddy & bad

3 I & Joe sawed some wood in old bush Am he split & I chored Pm. W. Cler blowed cold Pm

4 Joe went to Duffins Creek & I wen to Cedar Grove Am. we began to cut sawlogs at Dyke's Pm W. frose hard last night fine Cler today Ulrich Burkholder & his wife Mathine from Indiana were her last evening

5 Cut logs Am Joe went to Jas Milroy wood sawing Bee Pm Saul Beavis & Emanuel Nighswander from Maryland were here today W. pretty Cold Am. Milder Pm. some rain this evening

6 We went to Br N's on a visit Joe went to T Halls chopping Bee. W. Cold N West weind froze hard

7 I & little John went to Markham to get a lot of Boots mended & got Nell & Frank shod on four feet W. Cold this morning Milder this evening Joe threshed Peas

8 I & boys Picked turnips in Cellar the are rotting pretty bad I think we Picked Out about 30 bus Joe threshed Peas W. Milder rained this evening after dark

Sunday 9 at home, girls & John & Flavius went to AB's I got set new ^ set single Harness at Digbys in Markham the Other day. now they can drive out a little Diller's youngsters & CB's were here awhile today. W. warm foggy dull & dismal as April rain heavy tonight

10 I helped Br N's Kill beef AM Joe finished Picking turnips. he threw out another waggon load AM then he threshed Peas. W. Cold heavy blow from West a very little snow

11 Cut logs. W. pretty Cold.

12 I & Nancy went to Whitevale I took Crosscut saw & got it gummed Joe thrashed few Peas & began Cleaning them W. pretty Cold sharp North wind

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Name: Richard Bear Birth Place: England Age: 20 Death Date: 16 Dec 1875 Death Place: Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Typhs Malarial two weeks Cemetery: Hagerman East Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y URL: