Jan 19th Pleasant Haul 2 loads of corn from Slocums about fifty bushels Mart not at Home Had 6 in side boards & 5 sacks
Jan 20 Haul 1 load corn from Slocums about 25 bu He coaxed me out of one load So I only got 75 bu went to Smiths Weavers Ez Pools trying to buy corn got none brought the Bull from Carris’s to keep him the rest of the winter
Jan 18 Went to Dayton Start at five AM got there before sunrise  got horses shod cost 1,75 Harness fixed for 25 cts Came by Leightons got a few Poles got Home about Sundown took 2 lbs 6 oz Butter & 8 Doz Eggs 25 for Butter & 20 for Eggs took Breakfast with Tom & Dinner with All I sent letter to McVey Heirs
 On this date in 1869, sunrise occurred at 7:30 a.m. (see: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php)
Monday Jan 17th 1869 Ez, Farris, & I went down to the river got some Poles to make Ez a sled a Stick for Harvey & Dave a sled & a good tough piece of Bur oak to make Doubletree & Maul? Got Home about Half past four found all right Harvey had attended to evry thing right weather a little cooler
Jan 16th 1869 Haul load black oak from the river 2 rail cuts 6 posts & the rest wood Sledding middling & I brought a heavy load went to Ez Squires in the Eve left Harvey  Home to see to the stock Farris & wife came there & we had a house full
 Harvey Taylor Carr, Isaac’s oldest son from Isaac’s first marriage to Elizabeth Taylor.
Jan 2 1869 Moderate wind south & west Holden & Ellen are Here went to Slocums to pay $25 for corn bought a few days ago He was not at Home so I left the money with Pool got a big load of Post timber it will make about 35 posts the Sledding is real good when I got Home I found Rache Hull & wife & Joshua Squire here visiting.
Jan. 1st 1869 A pleasant morning a little snow & sleet on the ground made good sledding we got up early I went to Hughbanks for load of fodder brought over 14 shucks Mag & Ellen worked all day yesterday fixing for a New Years dinner. All the folks from the Taylor House were there today also Joe Farley & family, Al Morrow & lady & Jabez H we had a good dinner & a first rate visit we looked for Amanda & Ez but they failed to appear Night we went to J. Mosiers to a first rate dance and a most Excellent Oyster Supper Had 2 good fiddlers Bags & Thurman a real good time I am fatting 6 Head of Steers & 16 Hogs they Eat between 3 & 4 shocks 10 Hills Square per day I have contracted my Hogs 14 to Downing for 7,50 gross to be delivered in Washington between the 14th Feb & 14 March I have bought 267 shocks corn of Hughbanks & 100 Shocks of Downing for 25 [–?–] 100 bu of Husked corn of Slocum for 25 cts per bu I Have 24 ½ Head of cattle in all & 39 Hogs & 5 little pigs only about a week old it keeps me busy to make 1 load from the timber Henkles mill & do my chores it snowed about 3 inches last night
April 25th 1868 finish splitting rails have 150 new 10 ft rails Set a little hedge the plants are most all spoiled I will take them back
April 26th 1868 went to Amandas Her boy [Luther Delos Bradford] is very sick got some sage roots