May 1 – Rainy day. No work. Edwin and Henry have turned some balls for Ed Flanders. Henry stayed all night.
May 2 – Ground covered with snow. Henry and Charley went up to Skinners.
May 3 – Went up in wood, split and drawed wood out of woods. Barber came and got plow to get it repaired.
May 4 – Got tire set on wheels.
May 5 – Went over to burg, got thill iron mended 15¢, setting tire 2.00. Rainy afternoon.
May 6 – Barber brot wheels over. I painted gearing over. Sarah went up to Mr Ralphs. Rained in night.
May 7 – Rainy morning. Made Bracket for Comb. Painted wagon.
May 8 – Painted wagon wheels over in afternoon. Got out manure in forenoon. Heard first whipporwill.
May 9 – At home. Jim went up to Skinners. Rainy day.
May 10 – At home. Work round garden and
May 11 – Barber plowing some. Cold wind. Repaired washer for Wm Ralph.
May 12 – Barber plowing. Mrs Barber came over.
May 13 – Burnt Brush up at the corner. Went down to Kates, stayed all night. Rainy.
May 14 – Came home in morning. Sarah stayed there.
May 15 – At home. Barber plowing.
May 16 – Went down to Katharines. Sarah came home.
May 17 – Mr Barton commenced plowing.
May 18 – Barton and Barber plowing.
May 19 – Finished plowing. Brown Draging, Ethan planted some for him. Sawed some wood. Pleasant.
May 20 – At home. Work in garden some.
May 21 – Work in garden and shop some. Eugene Beckwith Died in night.
May 22 – Barber planted corn. Went over to Barbers. He plowed his garden.
May 23 – Went down to Katharines. Kate some better. Eugene Beckwith buried.
May 24 – Planted hog yard to potatoes.
May 25 – Went down to Browns. Got Ethans wheat, some sweet corn to plant. Barber planting.
May 26 – Finished Taylors Table. Went over to burg twice, bot pail.
May 27 – Pleasant morning, cool. Work round, repaired A. Browns table.
May 28 – Hannah came home. Barber sowed corn. Had a big rain.
May 29 – Put up Door to Barnyard. Barber finished planting.
May 30 – Went down to Katharines. Carried Jo Lees pants and books. Ethan & Hannah went up to Skinners.
May 31 – Worked round garden some. Went over to burg. Mrs Streator here.
 Most likely his neighbor, George Ralph
 His neighbor, the son of George & Hetta (Burgess) Ralph, and husband of Emeline (Stone) Ralph
 Mary (Knowles) Barber
 Michigan Death Records reveal that Arthur Beckwith, age 21, died May 20, 1875 in Comstock, Michigan. FindAGrave records show he is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, Michigan
 Marius Streator’s wife, Laura (Rawson) Streator