1863 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH JR.
Jan 2 – Rainy. Bot cloth for Ethan & myself pants 4.35¢. Paid Tax 6.38¢.
Jan 3 – Made heel spikes for Ethans scates 5¢ gin 5¢.
Jan 4 – Rainy morning no snow. At home all day. Mrs Betts took dinner with Mrs Austin.
Jan 5 – Put braces on neap for A. Austin 75¢. Bot this Book 38¢ Bot oil 40¢. Filed saw for Father.
Jan 6 – Tenonded bob knees. Filed saw for B. Clark 25¢. Ed Gilles got slead paid 1.25. Bot camphor 5.
Jan 7 – Went over to Fathers up to Milfords & Wesleys. Milford went up to Tom Durkees after corn got none.
Jan 8 – Wesley helped me kill Hogs. E. Hopkins sent some corn. Isaac Smith paid 25¢. Hawver paid 15¢ lent money.
Jan 9 – Filed saw for Isaac Smith 12. Cut up my pork. Sold Mr Vansielar some timber for slead pins 10.
Jan 10 – Bot one file 13¢. Filed saw for Mead 20¢ filed saw for Troutwine 25¢ filed two for A. R. Turner one for A. Austin 15. Bot ½ lb Tea 40¢ Apples 5¢.
Jan 11 – Went over to Fathers with Ethan. He went over to stay and go to school.
Jan 12 – Bot book for Hannah 18 Bot salt 40¢. Worked in shop some on black board. Extracted tooth for Dea Cory 25.
Jan 13 – Worked on black board some. Cut up beef. Wiseman had 52¼ lbs. Flanders Brot one load hay.
Jan 14 – Finished black Board. Mended saw frame & filed saw for Mrs T. J. Whitting 38¢. Worked on violin some. Milford Brot one load wood.
Jan 15 – Put helve in Wesleys ax. Varnished violin. Frank Whiting paid 35¢.
Jan 16 – Went over to Fathers with Oscar. Worked on bobs some. Put up Deyoes tools. Dick Lamkins brot some hay.
Jan 17 – Filed saw for Richard Barber 20¢ filed saw for Wesley 18¢. Romans paid 90¢ for repairing violin. Barber paid 20¢. Bot one pair mittens 1.00.
Jan 18 – At home most of the day. Went up to Andrew McLarys Extracted tooth for his wife 25¢.
Jan 19 – Went up to Milfords. Charles Richardsons Horses Harness wagon & bobs sold. Horses 175.00 Harness 14.03 Wagon 20.25 Bobs 22.00. Corn 37¢ pr bushel.
Jan 20 – Worked on bobs. Milford called here. Mrs Rogers Sarah Mrs Oatman & Mrs Austin here.
Jan 21 – Worked on bobs. Starling made stool. Father went to Augusty. Made stool for sis. Mead paid 10¢. Bot cabbage 10¢.
Jan 22 – Bot shoes 35¢. Scudder got 100 feet half inch bas boards. Bot 2½ yds cotton 3/- 94¢. Extracted tooth for Nelson Mills 25¢. Worked on pump.
Jan 23 – Finished pump for C. P. Galligan 75. Glued violin for Mr Thomas 25. Bot candles 15. Levy King in on the one oclock Express Evening.
Jan 24 – Put in thill for Peet 75¢. Got Ethens boots tapt 50¢. Mr Thomas paid 16. Deacon Cory paid 20¢.
Jan 25 – Went over to Fathers with Levy King. Wesley cut my hair.
Jan 26 – Very foggy no sleighing yet. Mr Peet paid 80¢. Filed cross cut saw for Elias Sherman 50. Made spring bar for D. Lamkins 25.
Jan 27 – Levy left 7 oclock this morning. Filed saw for D. K. Rogers 20¢. Rounded up bob. Stephen D. Hall in town.
Jan 29 – Worked on bobs some. Repaired saw buck for P. Johnson 20¢. Bot glue & candy 15¢. Snowed in the night.
Jan 30 – Snows like fun some 4 or 5 inches. Put forward bob together. Bot thread 10¢.
Jan 31 – Pleasant worked on bobs put hind bob together. Made short tung & roll. P. Flanders called here. Sarah went over to Fathers with him.
 Known better, and referred to, as Luke
 Charles Luke Keith Sr., also known as Luke
 His sister, Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee
 His son, Ethan Keith
 His mother-in-law, Nancy (Comfort) Crawford Betts
 The pole, or tongue, of a cart
 His son-in-law, Byron Clark
 His adopted brother, John Wesley Keith
 His daughter, Hannah Keith
 His nephew, James Oscar Keith
 His daughter, Louese Keith
 Levi Lincoln King, his maternal first cousin once removed
 The long shafts between which an animal is fastened when pulling a wagon
 His wife, Sarah (Crawford) Keith
 James S. King, his maternal first cousin