November 1994

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Cornelius Younglove Diary

transcribed by

Leonard P. Wood

Click here for an index to the diaries of Cornelius Younglove and his sons Samuel
Younglove, Timothy Meigs Younglove and Cornelius S. Younglove

November 1826

14 Tuesday, November 1826. Sorting the sheep, had 167 turned out among the ewes, may be some of them wethers and 98 wethers unsorted, lost bill. Townsend's buck been among the sheep at Bramsville. Went to Bath afternoon. Supervisors setting.

16 Thursday. Went to Bramsville, leveled and put rafters on the shed.

17 Friday. Went to Wheelers, got load of barrels. Took them to Bramsville.

18 Saturday. I went to Pegtown forenoon & Bath afternoon. Got some shingle nails. Took cloth to fulling mill.

19 Sunday, November, 1826. Self and Hannah went to Pegtown at night to hear Mr. Bostwick preach.

20 Monday. Turned out the bucks among the ewes, got some wood. Went to Pegtown with the waggon. Changed butter with Hastings for molasses & one pound pearl ash. Bot nails, one pound tea of Smith.

21 Tuesday, November, 1826. Self and Sam went to Bramsville. Got some board at Drew's mill—590 ft. took them to the shed. Sam went Bill Rowels. I put on some rafters.

22 Wednesday. Went Bramsville horseback. Sam helped Bill Rowel. I saw some shingle stuff. I fixed & put on some rafters. began to storm.

23 Thursday. Stormy about home all day. Changed bucks with John Powers at night.

24 Friday. More moderate—overhauling the graft apples—filled the great box & barreled some.

25 Saturday. Went to Bramsville—got buckwheat chaff to pack apples in. Bill Rowel there making shingle. Went to Hastings, got a box.

26 Sunday, November, 1826. Hard rain most all day. Saml went to L. Casterlines without greatcoat.

27 Monday. Went to Bramsville early. Work on the shed. Had L. Casterline boarding.

28 Tuesday. Cold, did not go to the shed, I went to Bath, bought a new axe of Hubble.

29 Wednesday. Made a helve and ground my axe.

30 Thursday. Fine day, went up to my shed, no help, began to shingle. Laid one double course and one shingle. Sent for L. Casterline.

© 1994, Leonard P. Wood
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Pegtown was an early name for Hammondsport, for the wood shoe pegs made there. Bramsville was the upper part of Younglove's farm on the higher level above his home in the valley.
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