Sep 28 – Went over to the burg and put down Mrs Betts carpet and things &c. Sep 29 – Dug my potatoes. Cory and Oatman was over here. Paid school bill 97¢. Sep 30 – Went over to the burg with one load potatoes. Bot suspenders 55¢. Went over in afternoon carried cheese picked… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 1, 1863
September 27, 1863 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford, Beverly, NJ War news. Has seen a good deal of New York and has found Uncle Nathaniel Crawford and a whole nest of cousins. Uncle Nathaniel’s health is not very good as he suffers from rheumatism. He has an appointment with the police department at a… Continue reading September 27, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Aug 25 – Filed saw for Mr Seaman. Picked up some apples. Rained some. Made cheese. Aug 26 – Mowed the grass in the orchard and raked it up. Ida Moore died. Aug 27 – Drawed hay picked up some apples made cheese. Ida Moore buried. Aug 28 – Took the cow down to Browns.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 25 – September 27, 1863
August 24, 1863 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lucy Lee, Pavilion, NY Is writing to let them know that they arrived safely at Aunt Patty’s in Pavilion, New York; however, they were detained in Buffalo for about five hours as their train derailed while it was on the drawbridge over the river.… Continue reading August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee
Aug 12 – Helped Austin set posts. Cleaned out back of Barn. Bot paper and Envelopes 25¢. Sarah gone all day to Beveres & Wheelers. Aug 13 – Put gate frame together fenced up by the shop. Cut up corn fodder. Sarah went to lib Wheeler Smiths. Aug 14 – Went over the river in… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 12-24, 1863
August 11, 1863 To: Sarah Keith From: Nancy Betts, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada Was at Mary Hanys Campfield Station 18 miles from “your Unculs.” Was glad to hear Hiram survived the battle in Pennsylvania. Wants Sarah to write to David and Hiram. Is staying at Prowley Kilhorns. Says she is anxious to get home but can’t… Continue reading August 11, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts
Jul 29 – Worked on fence finished setting posts put on two rails. Sarah bot sundries 1.00. George Brown moved his front door. Jul 30 – One lb Tea of A. Austin 80¢. Bot 10 lbs nails 70¢. Worked on fence. Jul 31 – Worked on fence finished putting on the rails. Had a heavy… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of July 29 – August 11, 1863