Sat Oct 19 A very Extra fine warm pleasant day an Ideal day & we killed the last of the 8 roosters I got of Roy Scrantons came from Roys & then went home we had Rev Adam Schwimley here for dinner he came from Ioa City with horse & buggy we spent most of the PM having pictures taken the artist Bruce Moomey came & took pictures of our house with all Standing on & near the porch & then we all went to the picture gallery & we had our family group of Eleven taken 6 girls 3 boys Mother & I & then our 5 Sons in law & Roy had their pictures taken in a group I got 5 lbs of Beef & some Sausage for tomorrow in the Eve we all Except Nora & Leslie & Vic went up to Amandas & Spent the Evening & Sylvia & Jap will Stay there all night
Note: The above photo is on display at the Wellman Historical Society, Wellman, Washington County, Iowa.
My thanks to Susan Turk Charles for sending me this family photo.
Monday, Sept. 4, 1865 thrashed Had altogether 122 bus [bushels] wheat my Share 40 2/3 bus I paid $2.00 for thrashing rained in fore noon but we finished Sun an hour high and I hitched up my team and went over to Taylors to go after Maggie down to Scrantons
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