Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
Dus, Hough & all boys in corn, this morning the horses were missing & we look for them. I left home 3 oclock PM went to Sams then across to Abm Depews & so home a foot Father went up & found them in the Barrett job. Sam & Lidy here all night.
I went down with CSY to see Doc McGreggor but he was gone then went
up to see Tim Jaynes he was gone to L. Drews meeting. We went & heard Mr Gillette the famous Millerite. He is a small round & slender man with a portly smooth look. His discourse was made up of saying & expressions many of them very good but many of them that illy become a pulpit The tone accent and many of the sayings very like an auction pedlar instance Many would spend the mornings of their life tugging at the cart rope of hell & then when about to die would insult Almighty God by throwing the last miserable nasty dirty stinking wick of the existence into his face. He spoke of being raised on a sea of glass while the earth was to be purified by fire & said that the signs which were to precede the second coming of Christ as being all past & that now the great event so long looked for by many was expected daily & would
come ere long.
Began to shear sheep, Hough helped. Cleaned the barn & got to shearing about noon.
Hough, Philips, Wm Jay & Ed Angel ( in forenoon ) helped us shear.
Dus drawing wood on hill. McBurney left.
Hough, Philips, Isaac Cook & Jay (½ forenoon) helped shear. Dus drawing wood All poor shearers but Isaac, he shears well.
Geo M. Stone, Isaac Cook Hough & Philip helped shear. We finished all but 21. Dus in corn.
Tom & I finished shearing and put up the wool, 633 fleeces. Philips & Dus in corn on flat & afternoon all hands. Mr Jones of Massachusetts here to buy our wool.
Hough & all hands finished all the corn. Sold our wool to Jones for 4/ cents & he is to give father a suit of broad cloth = to another cent but that is wholly gift. I went to H.P. to Demo meeting to raise funds to get papers. We got some $12 subscribed & $8½ paid in. Domenick Curry pedlar here.
At home all day cool.
Tom began to plow buckwheat ground. Dusin, boys & I worked in nursery in forenoon. Afternoon Dusin in the potatoes Father & I at Bath.
All hands on road on the hill. Hough yesterday & today finished out our road tax. Dus at work for himself. Frost.
Father, Ed & I marked 450 sheep with tar. Tom, Dusin & CSY plowing buckwheat ground. I took 50 sheep to the Wheeler field.
Father, Ed & I marked & trimmed the ewes & lambs & burned Barretts job. Boys plowing. Dry weather.
Boys plowing, I in potatoes Burned Houghs job E. of summer follow warm.
Boys finished breaking the buckwheat ground & began to cross, I finished plowing potatoes & went to H.P. Quick chopping on side hill warm & dry.
Warm & dry Wm Randell here.
Father & I drew dung from hog pen into cabbage yard. A little rain, in afternoon began the ox shed. Boys at buckwheat ground.
Rainy in morning. Set out cabbage plants & Hough setting his tobacco in afternoon went to help Amos Stone move barn. Father went down & got some salt. Boys at buckwheat ground.
I surveyed roads in Wayne. Boys finished crossing buckwheat ground. Heavy shower & hard blow. Last night Layton & Rose found a drowned man in the lake while they were fishing & this morning they went down & got him, a coroners inquest was held. It proved to be the body of John Early a man of some 50 years, he left H.P. Saturday night for Pulteney & it is supposed got lost in the woods & finally got into the lake by accident. He was found by Cogswell point This three inquests within a year in H.P.
Tom & I began to hoe the corn beyond the barn. Dus & CYE sowing & harrowing the buckwheat. Abel Patchin & A.C. Younglove came here.
I plowd the rest of the corn in the forenoon, Hough & Philips helped hoe. I went to H.P. with ACY & Patchin in afternoon.
Dus & Tom hoed in forenoon & rain in the afternoon. C.Y.E. finished harrowing buckwheat at noon, I went up with Patchin & got a buck for him to take to Michigan. Dus lost ½ day going to H.P. Cool slow rain.
ACY & Patchin started home & Julia & Ed went with them cool Jn Randel & F.J.Kingsley here.
I worked in nursery & went to H.P. Tom & CYE hoeing nursery. Dus drawing wood.
Mass meeting at Bath. Tom finished nursery. Dus Drawing wood Asan Eddy & wife
here also A. Gaylord & wife. CST[Y?] & Frank Baker went to Wayne to survey. Warm.
I sent C.Y.E over & got F. Larrows compass & CSY & I went in afternoon to Gorham to survey & divide the Estate of A. Younglove deceased. Boys at work on summer follow.
27, 28 & 29 At work at the surveying of the estate I broke the glass of F.L.s compass & had to go to Penn Yan to get one put in The Com. are Judge Lumis, Esq. Post & Blodgett Deroy Luther, Clark Elmore & Abl Patchen are there attending to it We came home after 3 oclcok Saturday & found it very dry here although there has been an abundance of rain there on the 27 & 28 The boys have been hoeing corn etc.
At home all day very dry & hot weather. John McBurney came here
Rainy, a fine shower and cleared off about 10 oclock. At 2 P.M. McBurney & Julia Ann were married by Mr. Spaulding. Nobody here but Sam & his wife & Mr & Mrs Spaulding except our folks In afternoon McB & wife & self & wife went to Bath very warm.
McB & Julia started for Avon via of Ontario CSY & I started for Ontario to finish up the surveying, finished & came home the 5th. The weather is really cold & unpleasant but continues very dry.
I went down in morning & got a waggon tire set then Matilda, Myra & I went to Reading very hot & dry.
Went to hear Elder Sheardown preach then came home. Found C. Younglove
there from Gorham after me again to make an alteration.
Started at 4 oclock to go out there got there before noon, done but little that day.
Finished up & came home & found our folks began haying today.
Self, Tom, Hough & etc at hay began in upper meadow grass light.
At the hay Father took the ewes from Gilletts to Brushes.
Again at the hay.
Finished the upper meadow & began in the clover meadow very warm.
Raked & put up 30 cocks of hay & rested after that.
Prospect of rain. Mowing. Dusin began again, had been gone since the 2nd. Father & I went up & took the ewes from Brushes to our own pasture.
Rained all night last night & today is raining finely in afternoon we finished cutting the brush on the lower part of bush field.
All hands at hay, the weather fine & settled, raked & cocked the clover meadow in afternoon.
All at hay, drawing in & raking. Put up 400 cocks in lower meadow.
At the hay, our best until 3 oclock when it rained then mowing. Dus cutting oats, got sick about 3 oclock & went home warm & dry.
Showery in forenoon, done nothing at hay all day. Tom cut the barley. Father & I took the bucks off & put them alone. Clear off not much rain.
Ellen was quite sick last night & today sick about noon sent for Doc McGreggor a
kind of bowel complaint.
Ellen yet very sick no better All hands at hay except Quick. He cutting spring wheat in hill orchard. Wm Sprague began for a month.
Ellen still grew worse until a few minutes before 7 oclock P.M. She took a lasting departure She died as calmly & as quietly as she had lived. Myra quite unwell with the same complaint. A smart shower just before sunset.
Attended to Ellens funeral. Old Mr. Smith officiated as Mr Spaulding was gone. Ellen was a smart promising babe equal & very much like Emma They looked & were as much alike as any pair of twins I ever saw but the pair is broken & one is now gone forever, we feel deeply the loss & have the sympathies of our friends the disease was a kind of summer complaint or Colera Infantine. Myra has been quite unwell through the day but appears better tonight. The men have been at work in the hay mowing almost all day dull lowry day.
Rainy forenoon & in afternoon Quick, Dus, Sprague & I work on the follow a fine rain. Myra better.
Dull & lowry but put up some hay, finished mowing at home. Quick & Sprague began to cut wheat.
Quick, Sprague, Dus & I worked in wheat in forenoon & Dus & Sprague took up the barley in afternoon. Finished cocking the hay at home. McBurney & Julia Ann come home.
Dus, Wm Rowley & G.M.Stone helped us draw hay, got in 13 loads.
All hands on hill harvesting but Tom & Isaac they finished drawing hay at home. Julia Ann & McBurney round calling.
Tom & Ike drew in spring wheat & oats from hill orchard & then joined us on hill in the harvest. S. Arnold here.
Rained last night. Jn, Ike did not come. H. Quick in afternoon cut wheat.
Began to mow at Dus., Quick & Dus in wheat. Last night we had the most continous blaze & the thunder a continued roar. The rain fell in sheets wet enough.
All hands in hay, got in 10 loads good weather. Satattira Spaulding & her two oldest boys came here.
Tom, Quick & I drew wheat secured 170 doz. The rest worked in the hay. J. McBurney came back tonight rainy night.
I went down & heard Mr. Powers at 5 oclock.
All hands on hill at work in hay & drawing in wheat 198 doz today. CSY & Matilda went to Reading with Sattira Spaulding. J. McBurney went home.
Rain this morning. Worked on the hill, picked out the bucks again, drove a flock of small sheep to Wheeler.
All hands on hill finished at Dus & finished drawing in wheat & began at Houghs. CSY & Matilda home.
Finished our haying Jo & Ike quit last night. Got a good deal of good hay 85 loads at home, 24 at Dusinburys & 26 at Houghs.
Quick, Wm Sprague & I on hill in follows Tom drew in barley Self, Wife & Julia & CSY took a steamboat ride. McBurney came in evening war Dus not here.
All hands on follow again in afternoon. McB & self & wives went to Jac. Larrowes for an afternoon visit Dus
I filled two deeds for Garret Taylor & went to Texas to meeting.
Quick cut oats, Dus, Sprague, Tom, Father , Boys & I burning follow on hill by John Daniels. Tom finished drawing P. Kains rails 260 in all worked in nursery hoeing etc.
Quick, Dus & Sprague cut the spring wheat on hill & then cut oats. I began to bud but the buds are not well formed. Cut & set red nutmeg & red vareripe from the buds in the nursery Just night CSY & I went down & got some buds from Adsit. Tom began to plow in summer follow.
I budded, Sprague & Dus. finished the oats. Came home to dinner & worked in spring wheat on flat. Tom plowing, Quick making rails rain just night Set up the threshing machine.
Threshed oats with machine, got out of order & quit at noon. Tom plow Sprague picked up on follow. Dus set up spring wheat.
All hands on hill, got in all the oats & spring wheat. Emma quite sick with the same complaint that Ellen died with.
Threshed the spring wheat with machine. Broke the casting which fastened the band wheel. Emma quite sick but we think the symptoms a little favourable. J. McBurney came tonight.
Very warm & begins to be quite dry. Emmas sypmtoms still favourable I wrote to C.Y. Gorham & to
Rainy. Tom, Dus & Sprague on summer follow. I went up & took the bucks & steers to the oat stubble, brot the oxen & ewes & lambs home. Robt VanValkenburgh & Kate Rumsey here to tea. I went to H.P.
I took the wethers from the summer follow to Houghs. Got two from P. Cains. Tom & Dus plowed on follow. C.Y.E. harrowed with young horses. Sprague, Ed & I picked up on follow. Showery. Sprague done.
Tom & Dus plowing. I went to H.P. got Sawney & Fanny shod, got Idon plow Then Father & I went to Bath & got threshing machine mended. Jn McBurney went home.
Tom, Dus & I plowed on follow. Boys picking up, burning & sprouting took off lambs.
Tom, Dus & I plowed again. Boys took hogs to stubble on hill light showers dry weather.
Took the machine on hill, thrashed, cleaned up & brot home 20 bush. seed wheat. Dus plowed in forenoon J & M broke the buggy.
At home rainy.
I sowed ten bushels wheat. Tom & CYE harrowing. Dus plowing showrs.
I sowed 4 bush. wheat & finished the old ground. Dus finished plowing. I budded in afternoon. Ben Perry & Mrs. G.S.Ellis here. Went to H.P. Showers.
I budded boys harrowing & Dus picking up roots.
Boys on follow. Dus not here. Jn McB came here last evening. We went to Bath to County Convention A.C.Younglove here. Sam & Lydia here.
All hands on hill plowing piece of new ground Ed & I in nursery budding. Whig mass meeting in Bath. Gov Seward pres.
Men on hill. Ed & I in nursery, budded 325 trees McB & Julia went to Bants.