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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Oct 1876

21 JB came to fix Summer Kitchen Aaron Pulled turnip I helped level shed yard at Hebron Little John & JB helped about 7 teams. W. beautiful June weather

Sundy 22 John & girls went to Meeting at Altona. W. warm , a little rain

23 Aaron cut word in shed & we cleaned 12 w bus seed barly for M Dyke at 78cts I took 20 bus 20 lbs Treadwell wheat to Cedar Grove Mills for J Mainland @ $1.12 per bus Pm W. rain nearly all day very heavy at times

24 I took 40 bus 15 lbs barly to F Mans bay @ 75 cts They have greatly improved the place. Built a new office. Bank & sheds & store at the main road & are building a new warehouse with steam elevator at the Harbour the Barley standard Came into effect lately, every load is Tested by weight & the Price market thereby mine was 1 1/2 lbs. Cleaned another load Pm W. some drissle

25 went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St John 3 C by R'd E Snider from Waterloo Br S's JD's & Br C were here Pm With E Snider & wife J Martin & D Minton Aaron threshed Peas W. Cloudy

26 Took 48 bus barly to F mans bay @ 72cts by some measures it was 2 lbs light. Cleaned another load Pm W. Cler

27 Took 52 bus barly to F mansbay @ 76 cts today it was 1 lbs light Cleaned last Pm. W. fine

28 I & John Took 25 bus 18 lbs barley to Bay @ 70 cts it is a little in price & they made it 4 lbs light Then we went to Duffins Creek station for a Broad Cast grain Seeder Br C traded a horse for it & I bought it from him @ $70 I & John had the satisfaction of seeing 3 or 4 wild Salt water Salmon W. a little snow this morning. all thawed. fine Pm

29 at jp,e Children went to Meeting at Cedar Grove. W. fine day. frose last night

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Oct 1876 Nov

30 killed a pig & Chored Am I & Aaron drew some lumber for Meeting shed Pm W. mild

31 We all pulled turnips Am I took 20 bus Chop to Cedar Grove Mills & brought some lumber for sheds Pm W. fine warm

Nov 1 Aaron finished Pulling turnip Am I & boys drew he helped Pm. W. very foggy Am fine warm Cler Pm William Eby & son & daughter were here Pm They live in the Township of Woolwick

2 I & John Finished drawing Turnip Am 11 loads in all Aaron began Plowing Potatoe & Turnip ground Sent for Dr Black this evening Nancy gave Birth to a Daughter about 9 Pm doing well Finlaws were here at noon Came again & staid all night W. heavy rain this evening

3 I went to Markham & to JH Ramers to see for a girl, got none. I & John drew some lumber for shed this evening. W. Cool Cloudy

4 John & Aaron Plowed in root ground Am I helped finish Pm I & John brought home Chop this evening W. fine Cler

Sunday 5 I & boys & Adeline went to meeting at Hebron remarks & sermon on St Mat 11 C by Br C AB's & JH Ramers were here Pm W like September

6 I & Aaron began Plowing & scraping creek to make it deeper east of Orchard Am Aaron threshed Peas Pm. West wind Am heavy rain Pm

7 I went to Cedar Grove & to J Dicks. Am began at Che Creek Pm broke scraper I went to B.S. got it fixed then scraped W. Cloudy Am fine Pm

8 Worked at Creek. W. fine Mild

9 Worked at creek M N's were here awhile W. Cler

10 Worked at creek. W. very fine Cler mild

11 Finished Creek a far north as little Orchard from townline scarboro parts of it we Cleaned out by hand & drew the earth into low places with Scraper. W. as fine as april

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Name: Mary Reesor Gender: Female Birth Date: 2 Nov 1876 Birth Place: York, Ontario, Canada Father: Benjamin B Reesor Mother: Nancy Hoover