Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
July, August, September 1842
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
Plowing, boys clearing off. C.S.Y. took the sheep from John Agors to the
Plowing, again heavy shower last night & more today. Ground
wet & a very growing time. The present wheat prospect is most promising.
At home all day.
Independance Attended H'port celebration oration by Francis Adams, an
English man. There is much I might say about the oration but I now think
that I never shall forget it. He spoke of our liberty in a most touching
manner & called forth our gratitude for the very many blessings which
we enjoy as a nation, compared our situation with that of the English
& draws a most touching contrast. He spoke of the tender ties which bind
his affections to his native country in the most feeling strain of eloquence
but his abhorrance of the government overbalanced all which ever bound
him to his native land. He reverted to the union of Church & State as
one of the prominent objectional features & to the Royal family particularly
the baby with keen sarcasy & as a whole it was decidely the greatest oration
that I have ever heard. The day passed off without accident. The balloon
burst just as it was beginning to rise from the ground, took fire & burned.
Took tea with Miss S. A. Aulls, went into Mr. Hastings garden - came home
& found Mr. Coe here - fine day.
Surveyed for Wm Martin at the steam sawmill. Very rainy. Tom
on the hill in my place. C.S.Y. & Wm plowing potatoes.
Plowed on hill. Tom with our oxen. C.S.Y. & Will picking
up. Cool. Myra got whooping cough bad.
Plowed, Tom & C.S.Y. with our & Booths oxen. Greek in afternoon
helping Will pick up.
Plowed on hill in forenoon & Tom all day. Self, C.S.Y & Will came home.
Tom plowed with horse team & finished the east side & began
over by spring. Self, Will & C.S.Y. picking up and building fence. (rainy
Fine day, eating cherries & reading.
Hoeing potatoes, look very well.
Hoed the beans - Self & Father went to Bath & got some broad
cloth of the agency of the Waterloo factory for self & C.S.Y. a suit.
Steel mix at $3.00 per yard or 6 pounds of wool for a yard.
Built the fence between Greeks job and the Rowel field &
burned off the end next the road of Greeks job.
Self budding cherries all day. Quite rainy. Purs, wife &
Finished plowing the Rowell field, had Booth oxen. I went over
& got Miss York to quit her school.
Boys hoed the corn. I fitted up Miss Yorks school bill & put it into J.
S. Bronsons hands for collection.
Self at home. Girls at meeting. Myra two years old today.
The weather is very warm & dry although the rain we had Thursday was sufficient
& everything is growing very fast.
Began haying - Wm. Barrett - Lewis Purs - Wm, Tom & self mowed all day.
Grass very light. We give W. Barrett 16 per month & Purs $20. Warm.
Work in hay - all hands.
Drew 14 loads small.
Self & Will went up to Greeks & sorted sheep. Burned follow
& drew 4 loads of hay that Greek cut.
Mowed all day.
Got in 16 loads of hay.
Rested & wrote a letter to S.M.B.
Finished mowing the big meadow & began in little meadow.
Mowed & cocked hay.
Finished drawing in from the big meadow yield 32. Little
meadow yield 4 - Today 13 loads.
Mowed all day. Father & C.S.Y. drawed in at Greeks 6 loads.
Finished mowing at home & got in 3 loads hay. Rain at night.
Showery but we got in 2 loads hay & cocked up all west of
the road in the upper meadow & above the ditch all E. above & below lies
spread out & the weather is rainy.
Rain all night. Went to meeting. Heard Mr. Coe preach. Saw
Wm Lord just returned from the west. J.W.Taggart returned from city.
Got in 4 loads of hay. Rather rainy & damp - budded Hubings
Began to harvest on Loder farm. In afternoon got 10 loads hay
& left one out.
Self, Will & Greek cradled & Tom, Wm. Barrett & Pearse raked & bound.
Self & Tom finished the wheat & all hands began to hay at Barretts. Greek
helped - 161 doz in all.
All hands mowed - Sam Greek not with us.
Self & Tom in the spring wheat. The rest at the hay on the
hill. Greek in afternoon.
At home all day.
All of us cutting spring wheat on the flat.
Self & Will Barrett at spring wheat. Pearse & boys on hill
- began to rain about 2 o'clock - I went & got buds.
Went up hill & mowed in forenoon & cut new ground wheat
in afternoon. Greek helped in afternoon - C.S.Y. set buds.
Cut some wheat & began to draw wheat from the Loder place.
Greek all day & Hiram in afternoon.
Finished drawing the wheat, Greek & I - all the rest in hay.
Hiram in afternoon.
Tom & I stacked the spring wheat 93 doz in stack & 54 in
barn. All the rest in hay on hill. Greek not there.
Fine & clear. Went up the valley to hear Mr. Coe preach.
At work in hay - All hands went over & began at Greeks, he
All hands in hay at Greeks. Pearse & Wm. Barrett months out to night.
All the rest of the week at work at hay. Rainy bad weather for haying.
Greek worked 5 days this week & Pearse lost ½ day - bad weather.
Some old codger crawled into Lucinda's room by putting a
plank up to the window over the front door.
Pearse finished this Saturday night - paid him $23.00.
Went up valley to meeting.
Mowed & cradled grass & in afternoon mowed barley.
Finished mowing barley & threshed some with horses & finished
drawing hay. Greek half day.
Prepared for threshing machine. Came in the afternoon &
we threshed 600 sheaves. Greek all day - Hiram & old man half day.
Threshed, got all done but one doz & broke the machine. Greek Hiram &
old man French & Wm. Hough finished about 4 o'clock & then it began to
rain. John Drew subpoenaed me for court.
Self & Matilda went to Reading.
To Charles & Havaring - rainy.
Came home & brot plums.
Took the lambs from the ewes & took sheep to the Wheeler field
& found Otis Reads cattle in the field. Will & C.S.Y. began to harrow
that follow & sprouted. Some warm & clear.
Began to plow in Rowel field - Greek & Tom burning stumps.
Self & Will plowing Rowell field - Tom & C.S.Y. threshing barley
& Greek binding oats.
Plowing - Tom & Greek in oats.
Plowed in forenoon & Greek cut logs on his job in afternoon. Rainy. I
went to sale of S. S. Haverses prop. E. J. Norris of Chenango called to
engage our winters school & concluded to stay over Sabbath.
I fitting my papers preperatory to attending Drews & Deckers
Started on foot for Bath but J.W.Taggart was at J.C.Longwells. I went
home with him & after dinner he took me to Bath, nothing doing & I came
home with J. Larrows horse & wagon. Greek worked part of the day.
Again at Bath, the trial did not come on. Greek all day, began
to sow wheat in the Rowell field.
Again at Bath, Drew & Decker settled by Drews selling out
Getting in oats. Tom cut buckwheat in hill orchard. Greek
part of day. 3 days this week - rain just night.
Rainy, I surveyed for J.W. Taggart. Will & Tom cutting buckwheat.
Surveying again at that same job. Boys cutting buckwheat
& harrowing on the hill.
Went to hear Mr. Coe preach. Warm. The heavyest thunderstorm I most ever
Went to Bath. J.D.Blanks trial but the District Atty entered a Nolle Proseque
& there it stopped. Evening to J.C.Longwells peach party.
13 & 14 Tuesday & Wednesday
Logged follow - Greek helped both days.
Surveyed for Lockwood Cross. Boys picking up on follow.
I filled a deed for Cross etc. Boys & Greek picked up on follow.
Tom & I got in the last of the oats. Will plowed & I sowed
a bushel of wheat.
Rainy - John Stevenson here.
I helped Wilhelm, boys & Greek sprout on the summer follow.
Uncle & Aunt Aulls here.
I helped Wilhelm, boys & Greek cut corn. Clear day.
Boys sprouting, I helped Wilhelm. B. R. Hurd & wife came here just night.
I visited with Hurd. Will, boys began to plow in the J. Daniels
field. Boys raked buckwheat.
Hurd went home. I to general training & the boys at work on
the J. Daniels follow.
Boys on hill - Father & I at meal room. Wilhelm not here.
The first frost this morning.
I helped Wilhelm, boy plowing.
Self, Greek & Hiram threshed buckwheat. Will & Tom plowed.
Self, Joseph Cook & Greek burned off the follow in forenoon
& left old Barrett to put up heaps & Joe & I came down & threshed buckwheat.
Boy plowing. Wilhelm finished the flour room.
I threshed buckwheat & finished. Boys at plowing. Job Goff
& wife here.
Greek sowed 10 bush wheat. I harrowed & Will & Tom plowed.