May 12 – No frost this morning. Repaired sulky spring. Mrs Wiseman, Carry and Ella here. Hot day.
May 13 – Planted corn for Plank. Will plowed in afternoon. Warm and dry. Mrs P. T. Lane died to day.
May 14 – Cloudy and cool this morning. At home all day. Ethan went down to Jo Lees.
May 15 – Sick, no work. Miss Lovel came here to board. Mrs P. T. Lane buried.
May 16 – Planted corn and sorgum for Plank. Dry and warm.
May 17 – Cool morning, North East wind. Sowed corn in East garden. Went down to A. Browns. Got some eggs to set hen. 1 day Will finished plowing to day and draged some.
May 18 – Set the Ginny Eggs. ½ Will draged corn ground in forenoon. I marked it one way in afternoon.
May 19 – Paid Miss Lovel twenty 25.00 five Dollars. Warm day, very dry. Planted some potatoes.
May 20 – Planted sorgum and some corn in East Lot. Hot day, 102 in sun. Hank Childs and Will Plank went up to Yorkville. Hannah and Cory Allen went. Jo & Lois Lee came up here.
May 21 – Pleasant morning. Carried Hannah down to Jo Lees. Rained some.
May 22 – Pleasant morning. Planted corn. Fine day. Jo Lee came up and helped me in afternoon. Finished before night.
May 23 – Some frost this morning. Planted potatoes &c, some squash seeds.
May 24 – Warm day. Went up in woods. Cut log for garden roller.
May 25 – Warm forenoon. Sarah went down to A. Browns. Jo Lee brot Hannah home. I dressed out pillows for Cutter Boddy. Had a thunder shower in afternoon, rained hard. Went down to Catharines. Rained hard in night.
May 26 – Pleasant day. Came home at night. Called to Jo Lees. Mart went to town to mill.
May 27 – Went down to A browns. Got bedstead. Put up curtains in schoolhouse in forenoon. Altered over bedstead in afternoon. Youngones had a picnic up in Fords woods in afternoon. Planted some cucumbers.
May 28 – At home all day. Wes folks went down to Catharines. Very hot.
May 29 – Went up to Wesleys. Got some bittersweet. Got my bed springs of Schram. Had a nice shower just at night. Rained in night.
May 30 – Not much work done. Not very well. Hot day.
May 31 – Sarah went over to burg. Made form, bent pillows for Cutter Box. Hot day. Wm Ralphs little girl died to day.
 Carrie and Sarah Ella Wiseman, daughters of Joseph & Caroline (Williams) Wiseman (see April 14th entry)
 Believe he is referring to his grandson, Will Clark
 A search of FindAGrave.com shows that Caroline B. Ralph, age 3, the daughter of William and & Emaline (Stone) Ralph, died May 31, 1871, and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Galesburg, Michigan