Clermont County Genealogical Society

JULY 1863 - 130 YEARS AGO

in PERIN MILLS (Perintown), OHIO

Submitted by Alma Linn

A journal, began in 1859 and recorded through July 1872 by James Given, my gr-gr-grandfather, was discovered recently. James Given was born in Belmont County in 1808, the s/o Moses and Ann French Given. He was here in Southwest Ohio in 1830, a surveyor and civil engineer for the Cincinnati-Columbus-Wooster Turnpike. He married Sarah Waldschmidt, the d/o Christian Waldschmidt and his 2nd wife, Mary (Polly) Kern Custard in 1831. James and Sarah had 8 children, one daughter died in infancy. The family lived in Symmes Township, Hamilton County (now Indian Hill) until after the death of Sarah in 1852. In 1856, the family lived in the Pendleton area of Cincinnati (he was treasurer of the Montgomery and Clarksville Turnpike in the early 50's). The family then moved to Union Township, Clermont County where James was involved in farming and continued to do surveying for individuals. James was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Augusta and John H. Teal, at the time of his death in 1881.

Wed 1 Clear & hot. All worked in corn.

Thurs 2 do do Cut wheat. Maloney, J. Moms, Holly Raper & Hiram Malott helped out before supper.

Fri 3 Clear till evening. Same crowd & John Carter cut wheat. Jo Morris & Holly gave out after dinner. So hot that the horses could not go steady but we got the wheat done before supper about 6 P.M. had a hard rain & wind blowed the corn down badly.

Sat 4 Cloudy & clear alternately rained a little in the evening hands all knocked but Tom (Courtney) who needed potatoes & went to mill.

Sun 5 Clear & hot.

Mon 6 Clear. Tom & Maloney harvested for Jo Davis. Pat (Devine) had the ague I machined wheat for C. Williams.

Tues 7- Clear Boys plowed corn. I helped C. Williams till 10 o'clock & got done.

Wed 8 - Clear Boys plowed corn I machined wheat for

Joel Vail in the afternoon.

Thurs 9 - Clear. Boys hauled in wheat. Maloney plowed corn. I helped Joel Vail till noon & finished.

Fri 10- Cloudy & smoky. All hands hauled wheat & got it all in.

Sat 11 -Hazy. Tom &Iwentto town withaload of corn 30 bushels & got 70.00. Pat & Maloney plowed corn.

Sun 12 - Cloudy & smoky.

Mon 13 - All plowed corn till noon & dug a load of potatoes P.M. & Tom started to town with them at 12 o'clock at night cloudy.

Tues 14 - Hazy & smoky. Tom gone to town Pat & Maloney began to plow corn & the word came that Morgan was approaching Camp Dennison, when we all left for that point but I came home at night.

Wed 15 - Foggy but clear morning. Great Morgan excitement at sunrise. Gen Shackeford C~)ry Brigade began to pass our house & in the course of 2 1/2 hours about 4 thousand passed in search of Morgan forces & about 50 of them took breakfast & fed their horses with us. They took great numbers of the neighbors horses & one from us. The Malitia (sp) turned out. Pat & Maloney with them & went to Camp Dennison & then to Batavia & got home on Thursday evening. Paid Maloney $2.00 & Pat Devine $3.00.

Thurs 16-Clear. Tom mowed & he & Igot in two loads of hay.

Fri 17 - Clear. Tom cut grass. I spread hay. Pat & Maloney slept till noon & rake hay P.M.

Sat 18 - Clear & cool. Tom mowed till noon. Maloney cut with a scythe & Pat raked till noon & after noon all hands & W. Hoyt & Jutick (believe this name is Julich - appears later in journal) hauled 13 loads of hay to barn.

Sun 19 - Clear & warm. I cocked hay.

Mon 20- Clear & cloudy alternately. Tom mowed Pat &

Maloney hauled in 2 loads of hay rained in the evening.

Tues 21 - Cloudy & sprinlded a little. Boys plowed corn
Tom mowed.

Wed 22- Clear all hands raked up hay.

Thurs 23 - Clear all hands hauled hay & got in 18 loads.
Lewis Malott, Eleck & J. Carter & H. Raper helped. Tom mowed & finished.

Fri 24-Clear all hands raked & hauledhay & got it all in & Holly Raper helped.

Sat 25 - Cloudy began to bind oats but it rained at 9 o'clock & light showers & a good one at 4 P.M. L. Malott cradled oats. I took a ride after colt.

Sun 26 - Clear.

Mon 27-Clear. Tom &Patcut&raked8acresoats. Maloney & Malot(t) cradled.

Tues 28 - Clear. John & R. Cazel, L. Maloti & Maloney bound oats. Tom & Pat cut & raked for John Carter. I went to Batavia.

Wed 29 - Clear finished cutting oats L. Malot(t) bound, hauled in 3 loads oats. L. Malott worked for S. Perin P.M. began to rain at dark & rained all night.

Thurs 30 - Cloudy. Tom & Pat & Kick (son, Christian Given) dug a load of potatoes & Tom & Mary (daughter) started to town with them at 12 at night.

Fri 31 - Clear cloudy alternately. Pat mowed (?) potaotes. I put up hay. Tom got home in the evening, got 21$ for 30 bushel potatoes. rained at 4 P.M. a light shower. Cate (daughter, Catherine Given Custard) and Louisa (daughter Mary Louise Given) came home with Tom. Paid T. Courtney $2.00.



 
 

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