Mar 8 – Pleasant. Went over to burg with Jo Lee. Mark and Jesse Lee called here. Doc Wightman got one bushel potatoes.
Mar 9 – Foggy morning. Drawed some wood.
Mar 10 – Started for Marshall left home about half past four AM. Train run the station. Snowed and blowed like fun. Went to Concord. Fare 1.35. Went to Johns stayed all night.
Mar 11 – Went over to Kirkwoods. Fare 75¢. Stayed all night. Cold day 2 below zero in morning.
Mar 12 – Pleasant morning. Irene and I went over to uncle Jasons found uncle quite smart.
Mar 13 – Went over to Jonesville with Steven. Good sleighing.
Mar 14 – Cold and blustering. Jesse sick. Went up to Stevens and over to Bissils in Evening. Snowed some.
Mar 15 – Pleasant in morning. Went down to Jess went over to Mr Underhills. Filed saw for Steven. Took tea at under Hills. Went over to Bissels stayed all night.
Mar 16 – Cold morning. Kirkwoods woods folks came over to Bissels. I went over to Stevens and Jess. Stayed with Jess all night.
Mar 17 – Cold morning. Made a fire for Uncle Jason. Left Uncle Jasons about noon. Went over to Concord got to Concord about four PM.
Mar 18 – Left Concord 9 AM for Concord station. Left for home about one got home about three P.M.
Mar 19 – Went down to Catharines. Snowed like fun. Found them all well.
Mar 20 – Came home. Jess Lee married this morning. Mr Greenleaf died to day about noon.
Mar 21 – At home all day. Cold. Mr Greenleaf buried.
Mar 22 – Went up to Wesleys. Very snowey day. Made Axhelve for Chub.
Mar 23 – Mended Birges chairs. Pleasant day. Mrs Brown and Julia, Mrs Plank here visiting. Brown and Plank here in Evening.
Mar 24 – Went over to burg. Sarah went over. Hank Wells called here to get rope, he broke down got very muddy.
Mar 25 – Went over to burg. Saw Bristol & L. T. Earl. Talked some of making a trade.
Mar 26 – At home not much done to day.
Mar 27 – Went over to burg in morning. Bot Broom 40 bot Jim some cloth for pants. Filed Wes saw. All the Planks over in Evening. Nancy & Hannah went up to Allens.
Mar 28 – Pleasant Mercury stands at 60. At home all day.
Mar 29 – Trimed apple trees some. Cleaned out back house. Went down to A Browns got hams. Went over to burg. Got Hannahs shoes tapt 65¢. Rainy night Pixly & Grannis at burg.
Mar 30 – Rainy morning. Went up to L. T. Earls. Cold and muddy.
Mar 31 – Finished trimming orchard. Ethan and girls went down to Catharines. Jo Lee came up. I filed his saw.
Apr 1 – Snows and blows like fun. Went up in woods got 3 pails sap.
Apr 2 – At home all forenoon. Went to burg in afternoon.
Apr 3 – Drawed rails in forenoon. Went to burg in afternoon. Saw L. T. Earl and Hellen Blake. Made trade for Bristols place.
Apr 4 – Went down to Catharines with Bill and sleigh. Sap run some.
Apr 5 – Pleasant morning. Round home all day Except when I was to town meeting.
Apr 6 – Went down to Catharines. Helped Mark shugar of. Lasher came back.
Apr 7 – At Catharines shugared of. Mrs Carleton & Jenny came over to eat shugar.
Apr 8 – Went to Kalamazoo got some clover and timothy seed ___ 75¢. Pleasant day. Got money for Mr Bristol 600. Dollars. He paid me 4.78.82.
Apr 9 – Drawed brush out of orchard.
Apr 10 – Pleasant. Picked up old fence bottom and stuff on side hill and moved some stone. Brot apples out cellar.
Apr 11 – Pleasant morning. Found one of my sheep dead. Pulled the wool of her.
Apr 12 – Pleasant morning. School commenced to day. Cleaned out cellar.
Apr 13 – Drawed some stone. Sarah and Sucy Brown went over to Planks. Birge burnt potatoetops in East lot.
Apr 14 – Finished moving stone. Laid up some fence. Sarah and Brown went up to Jesse Earls. Carried my pole and whiffletrees over to burg.
Apr 15 – Pleasant morning. Brown and Sarah went over to burg. Mrs Gaffing came here stayed all night.
Apr 16 – Went down to Catharines with Gaffing. Mary Brown Died this morning. Rained some.
Apr 17 – Sarah went over to burg. I drawed some manure.
Apr 18 – Rainy day. Charley Lee here to Breakfast. Harry Streator here. Mary Brown Buried to day. Rainy night some thunder.
Apr 19 – Paid Lucy 2.60. Dollars. Got some scions out of Catharines orchard.
Apr 20 – Worked round home. Rainy. Ole Bull at Kalamazoo this Evening.
Apr 21 – Moved some fence round barn yard. Mr Woodden Died this morning.
Apr 22 – Split out some fence posts. Went over to burg got ten lbs fence nails one lb ___. Mr Woodden buried to day.
Apr 23 – Got out manure. Paid M. O. Streator $133.00. one Hundred & thirty three Dollars for J. O. Keith. Had a shugar party.
Apr 24 – Fixed some fence. Split out some fence posts.
Apr 25 – Carried Sarah over to church. Mr Bristol called here in morning.
Apr 26 – Sowed my clover seed. Rained some afternoon.
Apr 27 – Worked round yard got out some manure &c.
Apr 28 – Went over and got Jane Hoag brot her here. Moved some fence round barn yard. Got out some manure.
Apr 29 – Got out some manure. Birge plowing the hill. Had Jim and Bill.
Apr 30 – Lois came home. Went over to Burg got my pump. Carried five bushels potatoes 35¢ pr bushels.
 Jesse Earl Lee, the son of Charles & Juliana (Davis) Lee, and brother of Charles Jedediah Lee (see January 16 footnote)
 Marshall, Michigan
 Concord, Michigan
 John & Irena (Wolcott) Kirkwood lived in Scipio, Michigan, about 10 miles south of Concord, Michigan
 Irena and Luke were first cousins, the grandchildren of Jesse Jr. & Katherine (Beal) Willcutt
 Irena’s father, Jason Beal Wolcott
 Jonesville, Michigan
 Most likely Irena’s brother, Stephen Hoxie Wolcott
 Most likely Irena’s brother, Jesse Wolcott
 Irena’s older sister, Waity Catherine Wolcott and her husband, John Bissell
 Jesse Earl Lee married Julia Toupence in Galesburg, Michigan
 A search of FindAGrave.com reveals that Elder William J. Greenleaf died March 20, 1869 and was buried in the Galesburg City Cemetery
 Matilda (Allen) Brown, the wife of Ambrose Brown (see January 25th footnote)
 Matilda’s sister, Julia Allen
 Lyman T. Earl, neighbor and “shirttail relative;” brother of Jesse Earl
 Believe this is his horse
 Neighbor and “shirttail relative;” brother of Lyman T. Earl
 The pivoted horizontal crossbar to which the harness traces of a draft animal are attached and which is in turn attached to a vehicle or an implement
 His niece, Lucy Irene Lee, the daughter of his sister Catharine
 A young shoot or twig of a plant, especially one cut for grafting or rooting
 A neighbor, Marius O. Streator
 His nephew, James “Oscar” Keith
 Et cetera
 Believe these are his horses