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Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary

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Leonard Paul Wood

8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove

JULY 1844

1 Monday
Rainy, a fine shower and cleared off about 10 o’clock. 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.

2 Tuesday
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.

6 Saturday
I went down in morning & got a waggon tire set then Matilda, Myra & I went to Reading — very hot & dry.

7 Sabbath
Went to hear Elder Sheardown preach then came home. Found C. Younglove there from Gorham after me again to make an alteration.

8 Monday
Started at 4 o’clock to go out there — got there before noon, done but little that day.

9 Tuesday
Finished up & came home & found our folks began haying today.

10 Wednesday
Self, Tom, Hough & etc at hay — began in upper meadow — grass light.

11 Thursday
At the hay — Father took the ewes from Gilletts to Brushes.

12 Friday
Again at the hay.

13 Saturday
Finished the upper meadow & began in the clover meadow — very warm.

14 Sabbath
Raked & put up 30 cocks of hay & rested after that.

15 Monday
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.

16 Tuesday
Rained all night last night & today is raining finely — in afternoon we finished cutting the brush on the lower part of bush field.

17 Wednesday
All hands at hay, the weather fine & settled, raked & cocked the clover meadow in afternoon.

18 Thursday
All at hay, drawing in & raking. Put up 400 cocks in lower meadow.

19 Friday
At the hay, our best until 3 o’clock when it rained then mowing. Dus cutting oats, got sick about 3 o’clock & went home — warm & dry.

20 Saturday
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.

21 Sabbath
Ellen was quite sick last night & today sick about noon sent for Doc McGreggor — a kind of bowel complaint.

22 Monday
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.

23 Tuesday
Ellen still grew worse until a few minutes before 7 o’clock 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.

24 Wednesday
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.

25 Thursday
Rainy forenoon & in afternoon Quick, Dus, Sprague & I work on the follow — a fine rain. Myra better.

26 Friday
Dull & lowry but put up some hay, finished mowing at home. Quick & Sprague began to cut wheat.

27 Saturday
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.

28 Sabbath
Dus, Wm Rowley & G.M.Stone helped us draw hay, got in 13 loads.

29 Monday
All hands on hill harvesting but Tom & Isaac — they finished drawing hay at home. Julia Ann & McBurney round calling.

30 Tuesday
Tom & Ike drew in spring wheat & oats from hill orchard & then joined us on hill in the harvest. S. Arnold here.

31 Wednesday
Rained last night. Jn, Ike did not come. H. Quick in afternoon cut wheat.

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