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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1878

14 went to Cedar Grove AM I & Nancy & boys went to Markham PM to get Boots measured reports says there are 27 Bridges away in the Township of Markham & a great many dams a Man was drowned in Markham yesterday W. Cler, very strong west wind awhile Pm\

Sunday 15 at home Br.S's were here & AB's at supper W. fine It seems the high water on Friday never was equalled in the memory of the oldest inhabitant

16 G helped N Burkholder thresh today & Saturday JB helped fix up Cider house I & boys made 65 gals Cider Pm. W. fine warm

17 J & G Plowed near Br C's I helped boil sauce W. very fine This is the day of General Elections for the Commons of Canada

18 J & G finished Plowing near Br C's AM G & Flavius took load of lumber to H Boyer's J Plowed in pea ground in root field PM & we took Plow to Cherrywood this evening W. warm

19 Thanksgiving day. I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron Nancy staid with little girls they have bad Cold remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke {Blank Space} by R'd S Hoover I & boys began sowing Pm sowed about 4 acres. W. very warm & sultry

20 sowed field near Br C's AM then finished field back of old barn W. warm a thunder shower last night. didnt rain much

21 Made water furrows in wheat then John helped G plow in peaground AM I & John split some shingle bolts in Dyke bush Pm W. warm

Sundy 22 I & Nancy went to Vaughan with Br C & his daughter Elizabeth hard travelling 3 or 4 Bridges away Br C distributed sacrament went to Abraham Smiths PM W. White frost Cler

23 G John & I finished splitting bolts Am G Plowed I & John drew load bolts to Whitevale Pm. W. sharp frost Cler. Cool

24 I & John drew load bolts AM. John & Flavius drew load Pm I helped build wood shed at Meeting house Pm. W. shower this morning. Cler today

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Sept 1878

25 I & John drew 2 loads bolts which finishes them W. Cler

26 I & John drew a load of sand then Picked apples in our young Orchard has a very large crop W. cool went to weaver in Boxgrove Pm

27 all dug Potatoes, light crop. W. Cler cool this is my 42nd Birthday

28 Finished digging Potatoes. Picked some Cider apples. W. Cool Cler

Sunday 29 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Widemans Apropriate sermon for the Celebration of Lords Supper by R'd Jos Barkey Br C went to Saul Hoover's Pm W. fine Cler

John & G Plowed AM I got young horse Farmer shod in Markham Br C & his man helped us thresh about 2 hours PM we threshed over 100 bus Oats W. fine Cler very fine

Oct 1 G helped D Hoover's thresh John & Flavius plowed I & Nancy went to fulling Mill at Altona. had dinner at M N's then went by Markham village got Mended Boots. W. Cler Br N's Peter got married to Christian Wideman's daughter Susanna today.

G & John finished Plowing fall wheat stubble AM I & John Made 45 gals Cider G Plowed in spring wheat stubble below house PM. W. very fine & warm shower Am

I took Benjamin to Toronto to Drs his eye is doing pretty well, sees very little yet Br C rode with me. they are going to Jordan W. fair

G sawed I & John chored & made apple Boxes Am picked apples PM. W. very fine I went to Cherrywood Pm

G & John Plowed AM G went home I & J plowed awhile Pm. W. rather Cloudy. fine

Sunday all went to Hebron. suitable sermon for Celebration of Lords supper by R'd S Hoover Br C John G Reesors M N's youngsters & Michael Frets younsters were here Pm. & Br at supper. W. fine Cler

G went to Henry Boyer's barn raising I & John Plowed. W. very fine Cler

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from Ancestry.ca

Name: Peter B Reesor Age: 22 Birth Year: abt 1856 Birth Place: Scarborough, Ontario Parents: Noah & Elizabeth Reesor Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1878 Marriage Place: Canada, York, Ontario Father: Noah Reesor Mother: Elizabeth Reesor Spouse: Susannah G Wideman Age: 20 Parents: Christian & Magdalina Wideman