1869 – End of Year Accounting of Sows

At the end of each year, Isaac would document his crop yields, stock, and write about significant events.  This is an example of an accounting of his sows for the winter of 1869-70.

Nov 11th  Sow with spot on right side of tail and round spot on middle of right side  took boar  sold to Vick for ½ intrest in bull calf 

Nov 13  turned Sow to Boar after dark 

Nov 14th  Old Sandy sow took Boar 

Dec 19th  the Bright Black & Sandy Sow took 

Dec 30th  the largest white Sow & the old black spotted sow took the Boar 

Dec 31st  the light black & Sandy sow took the Boar

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June 3 & 4, 1869

Thursday June 3rd   Plowed corn   Clark Brown came & worked one day  Paid him $1,00   Mag is still no better 

Friday June 4th   Plowed corn in AM & in PM went to Dayton for medicine for Mag & got load corn   Mrs. Carris & Mrs. Jenks came.

May 30 & 31, 1869

Sunday May 30th   Took Ellen Home   Went by Dayton & got Dr. for Mag  Paid Him $4,00 

Monday May 31st   Pleasant most of the day   rain a small shower   Hoed corn & Hedge   Mag no better   taking medicine   Harvey went after Ellen   Tipton & Timmons [1] came

[1]  There were a few Tipton and Timmons’ families living in the area in the 1860s & 1870s.

May 28, 1869

Friday May 28th 1869   My Birthday & I am 33 years old   How fast the time flies   Went to School to settle difficulty   Hughbanks  [1] children left school but came back   took dinner at Capens [2]   took sow to Stapletons [3]

[1] John Wesley Hughbanks and family lived in Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa at the time of the 1870 U. S. Census

[2] Charles Capen and family lived in Lime Creek Township at the time of the 1860 U. S. Census.  He wasn’t found in the 1870 U. S. Census in Washington County, Iowa.

[3] Martin Stapleton and family lived in Lime Creek Township at the time of the 1860 U. S. Census.  He wasn’t found in the 1870 U. S. Census in Washington County, Iowa.

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