Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
January, February, March 1842
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
Went to H’port with Rickey to see Mr. Bostwick's perpetual Almanac.
Rickey started home, I went over to see Samuel Baker & found him very
low but partially sensible, in the evening Hill & wife here, all went
to H. P. Mr Holmes & Miss Halsey here.
I went over to Bakers again & found him breathing his last. The night
was to him spent in great pain although reason had gone, about 5 A.M.
it was perceived that there was a change going on & the family was
called. The pulse ceased to beat, the blood forgot to flow & the heart
throb no more, yet he breathed at first tolerable strong and regular &
continued to grow more weak & irregular until all motion ceased which
was 8 minutes before 12. The lungs out lived all the rest of the system
about six hours. I set up all night with the corpse. Very cold & the
Attended the funeral, which was well attended. Mr Bostwick gave a most
touching & appropriate address & the attendants were much affected.
Got the pleasure sleigh fixed, went to Hollandays vendue. D. Rose &
wife & M. Brown took tea here. B. Streety & Petengale & ladies
Doewin stack up barley. B. R. Streety, Petengale & ladies here. Father
& self to Bath.
Began sheeprack. Will threshed barley. Wind very high, blew down thermometer
& broke it.
Self & Will went down & moved the cattle over to Barretts, I went
to H’port, yesterday a stranger to town & after night was found
in William’s barn hanging by a small rope to a rafter quite dead.
Today a jury was called, his name proved to be James Baldwin, had been
a stage driver.
Surveyed road from H’port up to John Daniel’s. The H’port
folks are in a great excitement about temperance. Lectures every night.
Wrote letter to Gillette. Girls went to Elder Bignalls quarterly meeting.
Sam here all night.
Killed old red beef cow. Saml helped.
Sold beef & cleaned up 30 bush. barley.
Father, Julia, Wife & self to Bath & down to Frenches.
Father took Lucinda home, Aunt Lizzy to Wheeler.
Drew four logs to Clark’s mill. Warm.
Fitted up sheep racks. Father got back.
At home all day. Comfortable weather.
Bill drew 6 logs, self & old Barrett sawed 8 more.
Got 10 logs to mill. Warm & thawing, no snow in valley.
Oiled harness. Very warm & clear.
Put stone & brush in creek.
Fixed creek, began to be cold & snow.
Cold, worked at sheep rack. Will & Tom at wood.
Filed a deed for J. M. Brundage to George.
Finished off a sheep rack. Cold & clear.
Set up frame to sheep rack. Began to fodder off of the fourth stack.
Killed old buck & went to A. Brundages visit.
Sold one half of for over $14 - 85 tallow.
Benj. Snered gave a temperance address, here all night. Cut some timber
to build stable. Warm.
Drew down some timber. Self a little unwell. John Gonsolus & wife
here this evening. Quite warm. A heavy thunder shower, much lightning
& heavy thunder.
At home all day. John & Ann here yet. A heavy south wind but quite
Father & self went to Bath & met Palmers & Holmes.
Self & Will began to hew timber for stable. Quite warm & clear.
Put stone & brush in creek. Warm, today untop’t our last stack
but one & I think at home we have foddered 3 tons more than half the
hay & all the stalks.
Will & self hewing timber. Father went up the hill. Warm.
Father, Will & self went up on pine ridge. Last night it began to
rain & rained hard all night & this morning the streams were very
high. The big bridge up valley carried away, through the day very pleasant
( a rainbow) but the sun set clear & warm, during the evening a dense
fog & almost incessant but dim lightning, about 9 P.M. it began to
thunder with vivid flashes of lightning & heavy showers followed.
Got timber in forenoon & in afternoon went to caucus H’port.
A little cold & spit snow some but moderate before night.
Froze some last night but warm today. Had a slight pain in my front teeth.
Went up to Clark’s mill about sawing.
Town meeting the Demo. ticket elected - cold & some snow.
Began to frame the stable. Cold in evening. Went over to Wm Bakers. School
Mother quite sick, bad pain in left side. Doct Pulling came, gave heavy
dose Calomel & followed with pils & salts together with a portion
Jallop taken yesterday & yet but slight operation in eve. Doc came
again & gave 1/3 drop croton oil. Very sick at stomach. Self at my
Mother some better but towards night a slight fever & symptoms of returning
inflamation. At frame - warm eve, rainy.
At work at frame. Mother pretty sick. Warm & raising frost all out
Mother pretty sick yet, clear & warm. The snow has all disappeared
& it has not frozen for two or three nights - 4 stack gone.
Mother quite sick yet this morning. Clear & not very cold but soon
the wind rose & snow squalls began & tonight I think as cold as
it has been all winter.
Cold. At my frame. Mother quite sick yet & Mrs Parker washing.
Mother a little better. Cold. At my frame.
Mother about the same. Cold. Tap’t boot.
Mother better. Made sheep rack, quite cool.
Mother not so well. Went up on pine ridge & cut rafters. Thomas cut
wood up there. Went to school meeting.
Mother about as she has been for several days, much pain in her left side.
Went self & wife to Presbyterian protracted meeting H’port &
heard Mr. Judson from Prattsburgh, a very smart man.
Clear & cold. Wm went to Angels mill & got the last of our boards.
Mother better. Storm ahead. Forty years today since Father & Mother
Mother getting better. Mrs Parker washed. Fixed for raising stable.
Raised stable. Quite warm. Mother out in middle room for first time in
Started in afternoon for Lucinda. Went as far as Clizbes staid all night.
Went to Arkport & fed, went on to Showerses by 4 o’clock got
Lucinda & started back by 5 & a little after 7 got back to Arkport.
Staid all night at Careys Temperance house.
Rainy. Started went over Harding hill to Bennetts & took breakfast.
Dinner at Clizbes & home by 4 P.M. Rainy, windy & begins to be
bad going. Self & Pierson went to H. P. I got tooth pulled. Last stack
but one gone today & warm yet.
At home, wrote letters, warm very.
Tore down little shed & began to board roof of stable. Warm yet -
Yet quite warm & has not froze since last Thursday night. Put a hot
wire in my aching tooth. Finished boarding roof & began to shingle yet
quite warm. Took 10 bush. chop to mill.
Shingling stable, Will spread dung in forenoon & in afternoon put
up fence by John Daniels. Rainy or showery with some thunder.
A very fine & handsome day. John Brundage & wife & Rachel
Cameron here visit. Mr Bostwick here for cherry trees. I finished shingling
stable. Will spread dung.
Underpinning the stable in forenoon & rainy in afternoon, last night
a heavy thunder shower & today there has much rain fallen & continues
to rain heavy now 7 P.M.
My Birthday (28) This morning the water is very high, quite as high as
it was a few weeks ago. It is estimated that yesterday & last night
the water fell at least 8 inches. This morning it was some colder, wind
from N.E. & some sleet laying on the ground but not freezing cold.
School meeting. Cornelius Younglove sick with colick. Rains tonight.
Rained last night & this morning everything is covered with ice. Which
is the first time that it has been cold enough to freeze since the twenty
Framed sleepers etc. Cool.
Framing & put in sleepers, clear & warm.
Underpin’d the stable & visited M. H. Rose.
Went to Bath, self, F. M. Hammond went Blanks bail for $500.00 for his appearance
at the June term.
Went up to Clark’s mill & drew on our logs (20). Went over to
Knapp & got 5 yard of cloth making 45 yds in all & paid $9.57
& he had $10 before. Cold & snowy.
Surveyed for Adrian G. VanHouton, cold.
Father was taken with the colick last night & called me up a little
after 11 o’clock P.M. very bad, at 4 sent for Doctor & during
the day he was bled twice, one portion of salts, three croton oil, one
calomel, one billious pills & 2 of gamboge. The physick did not operate
until 8 o’clock P.M.
Self & Sam set up, medicine operating all night & Father much
better. Tom began to work.
Self, Will & Tom began to get out plank for the stable floor. Snow
squalls. Father getting well quite fast.
Attempted to hew but took ache & quit. Went to H. P. got some cresote
which I think helped me. Went over to see Capt. Stone.
Surveyed a road from Josiah Lewis to Mat. Clarks. Grafted some cherry.
John Stevenson here. Wm began to plow hill orchard. Fine warm day.
Grafted cherry in forenoon & attended Capt. Amos Stones funeral in
afternoon who died yesterday morning at 8 o’clock. Warm but prospect
Began plowing on the flat for spring wheat with two horse teams. In the
afternoon I went to sugar party over to camp. Warm very.
Went up to school house to meeting - no minister.
Plowed on flat - snowy & cold.
Cold & snowy. Went up to Greek & got plow & went to H’port
to get it wooded.
Went up to Dan Mills after Lucinda & drew down plank for stable floor.
Hewed & fitted floor plank. John Younglove came here at night with
load of apples to sell.
Surveyed for Jesse Truesdel & Covert. Rainy bad weather. Got $2.00
& $1.00 due yet.
Fitted floor plank. Will ploughing orchard.
At home - warmer - wrote to S. M. Bartlett etc.
Sowed spring wheat on flat.
Finished sowing 5½ acres spring wheat on flat.
Sowed grass seed on spring wheat, grafted cherry, went to Peter Depews raising.
John & A. C. Younglove came here & all went to Mary Ann Brundages
Went with A. C. Younglove & got some grafts from Mr. Bostwick. Went
to Piersons school last day & in evening to party at A. M. Adsits
given to Taggart.