Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
I went to Hport got Fanny shod two shoes & the buggy fixed. Very warm, did not freeze at all last night today real Indian summer.
Started at 9 AM for Gorham, got there at dark. Very muddy, rained some & about 4 PM began to snow, snowed an inch or two.
Azariah, John & I went to the sugar camp where Cornelius & Moses
were boiling sugar. Cold, blustery weather. I went to Moses.
The road so muddy & between a freeze & a thaw that we thought we had better not start. I went to Cornelius, very cold & windy.
Julia Ann & I started at 8 AM & got home at 3 PM. This is my birthday 30 years old. Warm.
I cut grafts for James Webster then went up the hill & looked about among the sheep etc. Warm.
I began to plow in the hill orchard. Very warm.
I plowing in hill orchard rainy misty but warm. Miss C. Sherwood here visiting.
Plowing warm Soloman Herman a German pedlar here.
Father threatened with cholic I went down & got some caster oil warm.
Surveyed for G.M. Stone & plowed some. Very warm & sultry but the face of the south mountain is froxen yet.
I plowed in hill orchard. John Brundage & wife & Rachel & G.M.Stone & wife visiting some rainy.
Killed the bull. J. McBurney here. Rainy.
I went up the hill & brot 28 bushels wheat from Houghs. Took 56 pounds beef to T. White 4½’ 60 to Wm Sedgewick at 4½’ 35 pounds to S.B. Fairchild at 5’ deposited the wheat at Adsits. J. McBurney went home. Cold wind N.E.
I plowed in the hill orchard Andrew Blanck & a dentist by the name of Somner was arrested for stealing the body of a young man who was drowned on the 4th but nothing could be proved & they were acquitted They were in Bath at the time of the arrest where it is supposed the body was taken, but the Doctors of Bath & Hport swear that they knew nothing of the matter & none of them had seen or known of a subject being about within the past two weeks. Community are much excited & no prospect of finding the offender. E.B.Pulling has made himself particularly conspicious & obnoxious to community Rainy night.
I went down & surveyed a new graveyard at Hport. Boys took the lambs to Dusinburys. Rainy. Tom drew 93 rails from Abm Osterhousts Last night the Sheriff took Dan Taylor for forging an order on Abm Brundage 2nd to a store in Bath.
Myra is quite sick, has been by spells for more than a week. At
home all day Lattimer here & Wm Baker.
18 Monday Very cold. Thomas began to work. I went down & got Doc McGeggor for Myra, she is quite sick. The doctor says she has got the billious remitting fever. Left her some calomel. I cut some grafts. Wm Andrews & Mr Finch here to dinner. Went down & heard Mr. Finch lecture in evening. Tom drew rails from Abm Osterhouts.
Hiram Bell began to work ½ month for 4$. Tom drew rails from Osterhouts & then drew scantling from Katy Bakers mill & some stone to the creek. Hiram & I cut the old hedge on old line & put the brush in creek. Mr & Mrs Spalding here. Very cold morning but moderate toward night. Myras medicine is operating & cannot tell whether she is better or not She was quite well in forepart of day but worse in afternoon as usual.
Tom, Bell & I worked in the forenoon at the big ditch bank. Bill got sick & quit at noon Tom cut wood in woodhouse in afternoon. Cold. Saw a flock of wild geese.
Tom & I drawing manure on to the potatoe patch. Bell came back & worked in afternoon at old hedge two inches of snow & cold.
Tom drawing dung. Bell & I work at the old hedge. Cold but pleasant.
Tom at dung. Bell & I at old hedge again. Clear but cool wind North. Myra better.
Hill here all day till just night & then I went down with him & up to David Kingsleys & got
some red pound sweet grafts. More pleasant, wind west. Myra beginning to get
well I think.
Tom finished plowing the hill orchard. Bell & I hoeing the apple trees. Sowed 1½ bushels
of wheat on the orchard.
26 Tuesday Bell finished hoeing trees, Tom harrowing in wheat. John Obrine & I trimming apple trees in hill orchard I sowed 3 bushels more wheat on orchard. Matilda & Julia went to Amos Stones visiting. Myra still better warm John Stevenson here all night.
Rainy in forenoon in afternoon Matilda & I went to Bath. Tom plowed nursery Bill trimmed apple trees I bot 1 bushel clover seed $7.
Sowed 3½ bushels oats in hill orchard & trimmed apple trees. Pleasant weather.
Bell & I sowed the hill orchard with grass seed & then trimd trees Tom went to school the last day I went in afternoon cold Bell quit.
Snow 6 inches deep & a bitter storm from N.E. Tom & I cut the posts to fence the schoolhouse. I went to Hport for I.R.Wood to see M. Brown. Very cold.
At home all day. The wind still remained S.E. & is cold but the sun shines warm & is
cutting off the snow quite fast. The sleighs running quite briskly. Judge Larrow
here just night. Myra is getting well but is quite slender yet.