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 fore noon. Bot oil 30¢. Catharine & Lucy came over.
Aug 15 – Got my hair cut 15¢. Got Jims likeness 50. A. Lamkins paid 15¢. Saw George Earl. Cut up my sweet corn.
Aug 16 – Went down to Catharines saw my colt got some apples. Took dinner with Joseph Lee.
Aug 17 – Dug some potatoes chored round house. Piled Mrs Betts wood. Sent letter to Pavilion to notify them of company.
Aug 18 – Took cow over the river. Fastened up my bars gate ways &c. All went over to Fathers to stay. Mrs Stevenson paid 1.00.
Aug 19 – Put straw in Barn picked up some apples fixed some fence.
Aug 20 – Drove hogs over to burg. Brot over trunk & chairs &c. Father Catharine & Lucy left for York State on the night Express one oclock fifteen minutes.
Aug 21 – All right this morning. Went over to burg got my trunk. Bot violin string 35. Sarah bot sundries 75¢.
Aug 22 – Worked round house and barn hoed some corn. Went over to the burg. Made cheese.
Aug 23 – Went round the squair with B. Clark. Lois went home. Had a heavy shower about noon.
Aug 24 – Went over to the burg got apple rack sweet corn &c. Bot apple pearer 1.00. Mr Seaman cleaned up wheat.
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. Had the ague no work to day.
Aug 29 – Made cheese. Sick with ague no work to day. Sarah and Ethen went over to the burg.
Aug 30 – Not verry well. Went up to Yorks. Hellen some better.
Aug 31 – Went over to the burg. Got cider barrel. Picked up some apples went to cider mill made 105. galons 40 for Father I pay for 20. Wesley 20 paid 5.
Sep 1 – At home all day sore face no work to day only chores. Made cheese. John Ralphs child buried.
Sep 2 – Pulled beans and chored round the house & barn.
Sep 3 – Cut up corn stacked beans set up the corn. Went over to the burg got chair 34¢ sold 16 doz & 4 eggs 98¢. Sent four letters 19¢. Eugene Came.
Sep 4 – Cut up corn and put it up put up the beans pulled the coffee &c. Ethen & Eugene went up to Flanders.
Sep 5 – Worked round house. T Flanders came over carried two bushels wheat to mill. Ethen and Eugene went over to County house.
Sep 6 – Eugene went up to Climax with vet Mead. At home all day. T. Flanders here. Lois came down.
Sep 7 – Went over to the burg. Bot Bottle Ague balsam 1.00. Cut onion seed &c. Bot shoe strings 2¢ gum 1¢.
Sep 8 – Pulled onions set out seed onions. Mrs Wiseman & Mrs Thorndyke here. Net Whitaker called in a few minutes. Alvin Burdick Died in the night some time.
Sep 9 – Went over home & cut my corn pulled my beans. Bot rheubarb 10¢. Pulled beans here in garden. Had the ague in the night.
Sep 10 – No work to day not very well foot very sore. Alvin Burdick buried to day.
Sep 11 – Went over to the burg. Bot sent 50 ctz to New York for paper &c postage 6¢. Went up to Mr Flanders. Got some salve & ointment.
Sep 12 – Mr Seaman finished sowing the south lot. Eugene went home. My face very sore. Lois went home in the Evening. Whig Spalding buried to day.
Sep 13 – At home all day. My face some better got a bad sore on my hand. Mr Seaman draged in wheat.
Sep 14 – Mr Seaman commenced topping the corn. Went over to the burg. Bot Bottle ague Balsam one Dollar 1.00. Postage on a return letter 10¢.
Sep 15 – Mr Seaman sowed the west lot. James Billings here to dinner. Paid him one Dollar for magazine 1.00.
Sep 16 – Picked up some apples. Went up to J. Yorks. Went over to the burg.
Sep 17 – Mowed hay repaired pump shelled corn.
Sep 18 – Carried three bushels corn to mill. Bot thread and twist 10¢ got boots tapt 60¢. Sold 8 dozen Eggs 50¢. Bachelder paid 10.
Sep 19 – Went over to the burg got grist. Mrs Betts came. Picked up some apples. Went up to Wesleys got some peaches.
Sep 20 – Mr Seaman had Nance to go to Climax. At home all day.
Sep 21 – Repaired yoke for the old ox. Picked up apples. Mr. C. C. Johnson buried to day. Sarah went to the burg Bot buttons 8¢. I went over to the one 15. train.
Sep 22 – Commenced topping my corn. Went over to the burg. Bot lamp wicks 4¢. Father got home.
Sep 23 – Worked in my corn. Lots folks going the fare. Not verry well. Sarah sick in the night.
Sep 24 – Sarah sick. Cutting my corn finished cutting corn. Henry & Mr Murray came & stayed all night.
Sep 25 – Went over to the burg. Hank went home. Got letter from Ormsby. Lois up here. Picked up some apples.
Sep 26 – Ethen gone to the fare only he did not go. Went up to Wesleys got some peaches.
Sep 27 – Father and myself went down to Catharines place got some peaches. Went to Jo Lees and took dinner. Nancy went down to Mr Clark.
 His baby son, James Clinton Keith
 See July 28, 1863 letter from George and Marion Tomlinson where Marion writes that they ” are glad to hear our folks think of coming down here. Hope they wont disappoint us.”
 Records of Oak Grove Cemetery in Galesburg, Michigan, show Hubert Ralph, born in 1861, died in 1863 and is buried in the same section and lot as John Ralph
 Believe he is referring to Eugene Crawford, his wife Sarah’s nephew
 An internet search showed Dr. Christie’s Ague Balsam (ca. 1856) was a “sure remedy for ague, fever and all bilious diseases”
 A search of FindAGrave.com showed Alvin Burdick died September 8, 1863 and is buried in Lawler Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
 A search of FindAGrave.com showed Warren Spalding died September 11, 1863 and is buried in Roof Cemetery, Climax, Michigan
 A search of FindAGrave.com showed Charles C. Johnson died September 19, 1863 and is buried in Galesburg City Cemetery, Galesburg, Michigan