Fare on San Antonio Road $2.45; Fare from Houston to Liberty 40 miles, $2.00; Paid Hotel in Houston $2.00; Paid Hotel in Liberty
Left E.B. at 2:30 arrived in Houston at 5pm saw Mr. Quinan on the train, spoke to him about Bee Co. Land saw McCollough in "virginius" good actor but no the equal of Forrest by any means, saw Mr. _____ of G.H. & Co
Tood train for Liberty at 9.30am made good time, 8 miles an hour, arrived at L. 2.30pm a dull town, is evidently having a Rip van winkle sleep. Land worth from ¢50 to $1.00 per acre. Found the Rice land. It is a good average tract for land on Pine Island Bayou, five miles from R.R. has good timber, white oak, live oak and Cypress. Land sold for Taxes in 1877. Bought in by state saw surveyor – Minter
9.30 am, raining, will rain all day. Liberty Co. scrip worth from ¢30 to 35¢ on $. 11 am pouring rain, plenty of Walnut and Cypress on Trinity River. Left Liberty at 1.30 pm Taxes on Land 1877-78-79 $16.90
W.C. Douglass=Lawyer, arrived at Houston at 5.30; saw Goodwin weathersly Froliques – decidedly amusing performance- Goodwin is the card. Meg sammons of T.W.H. a clever fellow; Left Houston at 8.45 arrived at 6 – B at 11.20 got home at 2.15 and found all well; Paid hotel in H. $2.00; paid R.R. fare $2.00; paid at E.B. .75; Sundries in H. $3.50
Wrote N. Gallaher to gave security on note with Lean Co. Card
Saw Capt. Chapman, left deed of Trust, saw M. Gallagher, he gave us deed of trust on 300 acres land in ____ to seave note. Capt. Chapman sans cost in Jno Smith suit not legal.
Sunday February 22
Uncle Tom and Aunt Eliza came on a visit, also J.M.G and wife, saw A. Galhoon acknowledged error in collection of Page and Moran acct, and would pay $5.00 on same.
Traded my racing horse "rocket" to Dick ____ for a mule and 30.00 in corn; am to get corn from Harrison wrote to ____ Galveston; wrote to Mrs. Thatcher; sent 4 oxen to _____ of Mrs. T., 1 to be fed, as they are very poor, wrote to Blair
Rec’d letter from J.S. Penn he offers 60¢ per acre for Walde Co. land in trade. Rec’d watch chain from S. Bennett, rented oxen, 2 mules, from 1st Jan to 1st September for $15.00 each, land South of Peach Creek, rent free for 1880
Wrote to H. Bros to return land, wrote to John A. Butler. Got Judgments vs. Johan Johnson on note see Chapman about execution of John Smith colts, must go to Wharton Mon March 1st; see Chapman and pay taxes
Sold Rugely cow to H. Rugely, traded Ike a cow for a beef and yearling. Wrote J.S. Pemis for 75 acre for Walde land. Planted 6 acres in cotton at home field
Rec’d the H. W. & Co. bill of clothing.
Sunday February 29
Rained all day
Monday March 1
Planted garden seed; mailed trust deed to C. Clerk in Leon Co.
Returned 4 suits to be exchanged to H. W. and Co. wrote Jno. Thatcher for information concerning Pones claim to Gomez land also for decree of court in Rice land.
Planted cotton in home field.
Went to Wharton, paid all taxes for 1879, I agreed to pay one half the costs in the Sputh case order execution to issue on two colts of Jno. Smith will report Jeff D. to next Grant Jury
Heard from J. S. Penn, he offers 67 ½ per acre for Walde land, in trade J. U. Mcleans agt arrived paid him in full. Dove had a calf.
Quarterly meeting occasion, Philpot presiding, good preacher, intelligent man, I am put on committee to raise funds for building church.
8 cow had a calf
Sunday March 7
Church services, Rev. Philpot presiding-Large attendance from Wharton, C. Bernard Spanish camp two good sermons.
Rained hard, all the day, Bernard up, for first time in 12 months.
Bernard swimming; no mail. Laid Petty $20.00 on costs in Smith case.
Bernard still swimming ordered 1 oz; morphia by mail from Wharton. Must post accts with wholesale houses tomorrow
Church committee met; asked Literary club of Quinan to give performance in aid of Church; sent Patty $9.00 bal due on costs
Wrote N.T. News Co. No. 18 Beckman St. N.T. went to see Mrs. G and J Godsey; both favor a ____ church.
A cold rainy day, sent Rob. to ____ Philadelphia for express wage, fear of frost
Sunday March 14
Weather still colder, great fear of frost or freeze, cotton ready to chop out, kept shut up in house all day on acct of cold weather.
Monday March 15
Weather still very cold, freezing at night.
Tuesday March 16
Cold continues – look for frost tonight. Had a letter from Blair of Berville
Frost last night killed cotton and gardens, must replant everywhere- heard from Miss Kate she consents to perform; will all rehearsal for Monday 22nd, ascertain if Mrs. H. will take part.
Church committee met and selected my choice of site for church unanimously, ground laid out ready to enclose.
Wrote Blair about Sots League of Land
Commenced to enclose ground for new church. Subscribed 3.00 for fencing obtained ten trees to set out. Think will not have to replant cotton although frost was heavy. Subscribed 25 post D8
Finished enclosing ground, and set out 12 trees. Commenced raining 30 cl R.M.
Sunday March 21
Rained Heavily all of the day everything overflowed, could not send for ladies for rehearsal.
Bernard very high; no business doing, workers set out trees in church enclosure.
Bernard still up, Uncle Tom walked from Depot, sent him home in buggy. Wanted to send for ladies to rehearse, but failed.
Wednesday March 24
Got the ladies out and rehearsed "Lady of Lyons" and "Swiss Cottage"
Tolerable for first rehearsal. Miss Kate W. and Miss Lizzie R. came to spend the night.
Jake commenced to replant cotton
Must send programs off on Tuesday 30
Friday March 26
Saturday March 27
Failed to get a quorum [the number (as a majority) of officers or members of a body that when duly assembled is legally competent to transact business] for meeting of church committee- Rec’d a letter from Ella.
Sunday March 28
Church in Wharton; all the young ladies attended; spent the day at Mr. Godseys, Mr. G. not at home.
Had a second rehearsal of C of T; much improved; Bob Marlow takes the part of Glavis, he is quite a ladies man. The young folks got up a dance at night have a pleasant time; Jake still planting cotton
Everything quiet and dull. Sent off order for 500 programs. Wrote G Hene and Co. to engage dresses for concert.
Dullness is the order of the day. Went to the plantation, crops all planted, some cotton up.
Brindle 10 cow had a calf, heifer
Thursday April 1
Much dullness; had an April fool letter from H. Bros, will remember it. Wrote J.S. Person S.A.
Friday April 2
No ___ left for Indiana, sent reg. let. By him to H. Bros $10.00
Saturday April 3
Some little business doing
Sunday April 4
Went to Spanish Camp to Church, Uncle T and Aunt E. gone to B-B-
Monday April 5
Had a third rehearsal of the C of T- only tolerable, not enough attention paid to Bus. Dance at night
Tuesday April 6
Had a letter from Blair of Berville; the Soto League claimed by elder under quit claim deed. Programs arrived, o.k.
Wrote Blair, sent him P/A to sue for Gomez land, wrote Mitchell to send agreement with Fielding Jones.
Cold Norther blowing with rain, could not have rehearsal, had to sent to frazers for scenery
Had rehearsal, everybody perfect, Good prospect for performance, scenery arrived all right.
Paid 5.00 for Programs
Sunday April 11
Fine day; big turnout from Wharton; ___ Two sermons upwards of 70 people attended church.
Went to Wharton to prepare for Performance, Everything working smoothly
Held a rehearsal in Wharton on the stage. Everybody perfect in parts all on finely
Wednesday April 14
Day of performance, had another rehearsal all going on well until 3pm, received word from Kewland, dresses were at New Phil, had to get team to go there and return in five hours.
J. M. Godsey volunteered to go for dresses, did not return until 10PM mad a good trip and saved the day or rather night. Performance went off all right, but did not get through till 1AM
Gross receipts from concert $100.00 expenses $50.00 of which $15.00 was for music, a very unjust charge made by Sam D.
Saturday April 17
Wrote Cleveland, enclosing $50.00 per reg letter. Did not hear from H. Bros- They are hard cases-Must quit them
Sunday April 18
Cloudy with little rain, went mullberrying, a proposition started to go to Eagle Lake and give entertainment for church
Monday April 19
Very dull, learned I was appointed delegated to Dem. Con. To meet in Galveston to appoint delegates to ___ Con. Could not go.
Sent Robinson & Co. 12.00 per reg. let. Had a letter from J. S. Penn Must endeavor to raise some money by 1st May
Wednesday April 21
Went to Spanish Camp T H con to keep clerk Paid $4.15 to Mrs. G. for Blacksmith work
Went picnic on Bernard to see parties about gathering car of cattle, met ladies from Darsts; will start to gather on Sat 24
Bought 1-3 year old, 1-2 year old and 2 yearlings from Greasie King – for $26.00
Commenced to gather cattle; sold Curleys 2 yr old; Tallies 2 yr old; E.P. 2 yr old, J. Smith 2 yr old; IO 2 yr old; Stars 1 yr old, J. S. Penn called to see me.
Sunday April 25
Continue gathering cattle; Boughtt 12 head from A.L. George 4 4-yr olds;4 3-yr olds 3 2-yr olds, 1 1-yr old/ 12 total went to depot with Penn.
Continue gathering cattle, bought 10 head from J. L. Davis. Went to E. B. got car to ship at Random freight to H. - $15.00. Penn offers 75¢ per acre for Leal Land.
Loaded cattle at Ranch at 6PM yesterday, left at 3AM this morning consigned to R. B. Howie ___ Houston; left Random at 7:30 AM arrived home at 2PM, Heard from Howie in answer to telegram. O.K.
Got up "spike" and "brownie" with young calves. Branded 9 calves
Heard from cattle; arrived safely in Houston but not looking well, will sell at once, some rain
Bright clear day, good prospect for crops.
Rained all day
B_____ the may parties
Heard from cattle again, sold, but at a loss of _________
Sunday May 2
Rained all last night; bad for crops. No rain today, but cloudy and threatening no church at Spanish Camp.
Monday May 3
Clear weather, nothing doing
Tuesday May 4
Another heavy rain; red’d letter from C. Gierse Ella, ________; must see Chapman about notes; of the Giers, had letter from Sheriff of Walde Taxes on Leal land, $1
Saw Chapman; he wants $40.00 on notes for collecting.
Secured J. and H. Blum and Weidenhimers- through their agts Feists
Sunday May 9
Church day- had a fine congregation-Miss Lizzie R. and Mr. Reynolds to dinner
Rec’d notice from W.W. King to secure other parties to amt of $450.00 started to gather car load of cattle
Continue gathering cattle; did not get but 20 head, will ship Wed. night, all good cattle
Went to Wharton, conveyed to Wm an interest in Gomez and Sota land. Secured half _______ ____ Bridge for ___ and Co. and E. P. Blogg.
Wm Sarley atty at Law, Galveston, Uncle Tom came from Galveston must render a statement of business-did so.
Went to Spanish Camp; saw Chapman and U.T. wrote Wm. Sarley and Marx and Kemper.
Wrote editor Walde "Hesperian" wrote W.D. Cleveland, wrote U Koch, Had heavy rain.
Sunday May 16
Took dinner at Ma’s went bathing in the creek; paid Buck for yearlings
Went to Wharton got Dennis to defend Giles, put Giles under $100.00 ____ bond, saw Patty, but 20 bbls corn at 50¢
Wednesday May 19
Went to Wharton, Hired Giles for 6 months at $8.00 per month Had some pictures taken, had some rain
Sent Sarley $10.00 to fight the case with le Giers____ More rain; injurious to cotton.
Hunted horses and cattle, saw Black Bess, 2 yr old filly with Grants horses- I talked with J.M.G. about J. C. Claim he promised to arrange
Hunted horses and cattle again; red’d letter from J. T. H.; saw Jeff. D. he promised to adjust matters. Chapman wrote Lee Z. to pay him for collecting, saw Geo, Shanklin;
Tried to find cattle
Went to Wharton at request of all parties to get powers to receive papers and information from Jno. Thatcher- got the power and was repudiated by all. I am Done.
Wrote J. T. Went to see crops on plantation, hands all busy, hired two Bays plowing for Giles
Went to see Miner bought his cattle, 6 head at $60.00 brought home bay mare and cattle about 5 days old.
Went to see Brick to trade for mules, most too old but think will trade
Commenced to gather cattle got 22 head. Rec’d interrogatories from Sarly.
Continue with cattle. Annie cow has calf, bull.
Went to Wharton to answer interrogatories, made out to T. H. must return same, and have made out to me. Gave Interrogatories to Capt. C. ordered execution on J.S. for Wednesday.
Continue with cattle, Returned Interogs to Sarly. Rec’d letter from Penn. Making another concession o trade fro Austin bus.
Finished with cattle last eve, wrote Blum with reference to trade with Penn.
Wrote Jos. Levy costumer. Penn meeting began at Eagle Creek.
Looked at crops, fine and good stands everywhere, saw full grown balls of cotton, made levy on __ heifer, couldn’t find colts.
Rec’d corrected interogs from Sarly. Heard from Blair of Breville _________ for suit of Gomez land; sent for gres Duton to cattor & co. sent him $5.00 reg. letter
Sunday June 6
Answered interrogatories went bathing in Bernard.
Went to Wharton; made deposition in L. G. & Co. Suit; Proposition from L to settle J. S. case
Sent for ring to show bro gal; enclosed $10.00 reg letter. Sent programs to Baker of Columbus for Wharton on the 16; land E.L. on 18
Ordered costumes for the 15th at 20.00 for 2 night rehearsal on sat. 12th; bought 2 yr old heifer from H. peppers- $7.50; com to paint buggy.
Took mortgage on Martin for $50.00 red’d letter from Ella
Must change date of concert; Wharton 15 E + L 17, on acct of Bishop Greggs visitation; Goslin Dr. to 4 bots bear work on pistol 75¢; some rain; bought bill of goods of K & R
Rain last night
Went to Wharton; all hands got deed to Leal land and gave B/x to goods and left same for record.
Ball cow had a calf steer; Recorded mortgage favor G. Quinan on mules . Left A.C. Geo note with Dennis as collateral for H. Bros $98.00
Wednesday March 16
Bought 3 yr old heifer from Joel Palmer $7.00; bought red cow Grant $12.00
Went to see L. E. George hogs, brought home Jno. Geo colt, yearling
Friday March 18
Saw Peter about getting cattle, arrange to gather tomorrow, Sat. Curley had calf, steer; agree to give L. E. G. $35.00 for hogs – 15 on a/c
Brought out following cattle; Dove 2 year old steer, Curley 2 year old heifer, Inez yr. old heifer, Ella’s calf and yearling Pat, brown 2 yr old steer from Phill 6.00 left Jule Davis note with Davis as call for H. Bros. $131.00
Buy heating stove
Buy sausage stuffer
Buy baby carriage
Buy suit of clothes
Have razors set
Went to J.E. George for hogs, he did not come, was very much disappointed, got armstead 7/100 wrote to Ratto for watch.
Went to see Tom T. not at home, agt for C. Weidenheimer called, gave him order for goods $135.00; 4 m time. Bought 1 bbl oil and 1 bbl can, 4 m time.
Wednesday March 23
Agent for Rosenfield called, bought bill of notion 6 m time. Saw W. T. T. he proposed to bring out engine, use my mill and grind corn on equal shares, think will do so.
Made a drive through bottom to look for cattle did not find any, but star heifer yearling; heard watch was at depot. O.k. Col Harrison died.
Friday March 25
Col. H. was buried; rec’d watch from depot, saw Tom Taylor, will try to arrange to order lumber for church, union or Methodist? Picnic tomorrow on Bernard.
Saturday March 26
Had picnic on Bernard in bend, Darsts were all present; had a pleasant time; Dance at night at Mrs. Whitters, Miss Lair Rust cam but on a visit have not heard from O. George in a week.
Saw r’d Lees, Miss Kt___ they favor Union church
Mrs. Bessie Foote called to spend day. Miss Millie Thatcher and friend called, spent the day, Brought Thatcher engine up.
Heard from C. Weidenheimer unsatisfactory; Ella had a calf bull, bought black 2 yrs old from Peter P at $6.50
Traded for Dun Horse from Mos Ray $35.00
Miss Thatcher left and friend heard from O. George, am to meet him tomorrow
Went to meet O. George to get hogs, he did not come.
All fools day, fooled Rob, Johnie, Terry; O. George has agreed to take 3 yr old horse from O. E. George for bal plus on his note; am to get hogs tomorrow. Miss Lou R. went home.
Saturday April 2
Failed to get a wagon for hogs; Appoint Tos to get them; ordered suit of clothes for A.C. Foote; Bought cow and calf (heifer) from Johnie, $20.00. Have paid him $18, as rec’d brought set from Galv.
Sunday April 3
Remained at home during the day, rained in the evening
Rec’d of Tom Taylor $57.00
Rec’d of D. Hoose $41.60
L___ club $60.00
Succeeded in getting all of the hogs from O.E. George; 20 head – 7 sows, 7 shoats [a young hog usually less than one year old] 6 pigs – 10 weeks old
Johnie delivered black cow and heifer calf, black. Dove and Grant cow have calves, both steers.
Pound picnic on Bernard large attendance, pleasant time-realized $52.00 from sale of p______ Paid O. George $17.00 for hogs- bal. due. Dance at night.
Rec’d machinery for engine; Beverly has $5.00 for mill ink- too much can’t pay it; Bought 100 bbb’s corn of O.E. George at 30¢
Fixed up mill and engine; ground 8 cust meal; Mr. Stocking arrived, church tomorrow- R.R. Surveyors arrived for N.S. R.R. Gave 60d note to Mrs George for corn $30
Church day-large turn out, two sermons, picnic announced for snake creek on 14th; church committee met-Lumber for church to cost $185.00
Got up stream and fixed mill rocks; old Joe palmer sold Jno Thornton spotted sow; bought of O.E. George; A. C. George authorize me to sell wagon @ 65.00 and corn at 50¢ per bushel
Ordered groceries of G. Seeligson through agent; gave R.R. Co. right of way through land Due p.o. 1. pt $33.00
Wrote unique press co. Haverhill Mass sent 50¢ for dictionary.
Sold R.R. man 12 bush shelled corn at 45¢ per bushel; Narrow gange R.R. crossed Bernanrd at Tilly crossing
Picnic at Moore crossings E.B. sold pounds for $27.40; good dinner and pleasant time; heard from B Hegs and Co. cant accept. Frost killed cotton and corn.
Paid order of Dan Wharton for Mr Quinan $20.00 heard from Cleveland Dft on G Hooge and Co not pd
Run mill, ground 25 bush corn, made estimates on church; lumber ck to cost $275.00 building $225.00 total $500.00
Sunday- at home all of the day; Star had a calf heifer
Called on Mrs Quinan and Mrs. Lipcomb- Spent the day; looked at Esan crop; a lair stand but very late; Hannah heifer had a calf- heifer
Heard from Seeligson; no goods as yet; still go to Galveston tomorrow; buy lumber for church-Miss Ian Rust and Miss Stella came on a visit
Paid $2.65 R.R. fare; 25¢ bus ticket. Reached Houston O.K. _____ Put up at Hutchins house; crops suffering drought-no rain in 6 weeks
Bought lumber of Berings Bros. for church at $190.00 cant fill the order under this week; paid them $150.00 cash. $11.00 expenses; had a good heavy rain; San Jacinto day
Sunday June 19
Must get reg. ________ crops from Wharton; also 2 lb black paint; pay Clayton $2.35 at once.
Another maiul from New Phila; borrowed 8 reg _____ from Wharton. Due me $9.00 s____ on Grand Jury.
Simpson called to see Oxen; will return Sunday 26; must have them up. See about Judgment found for E.P.Clegg
Wade owes me , ¼ rent; 40 bbls corn and rent of one mule $15.00 must see Judge Q. about Soto land; see Dennis about suits, take all papers.
Get paint in Wharton; have mill ink enlarged; pay Clayton bal. due after error.
Got paint from Davis and Davis; 60 2lb, trade for depot closed with Chris’s wife; Will be about 20 acres; must see Judge Q; sold Rowdy and brown ox to E.N.Brooks for $38.00
Wrote Mrs Johnson; McCullock; J.B. Howard, Heard favorably from J. H____ and S. H. Jacobs
Sunday June 26
Went to Wharton; got continuance in case of H.W. & Co. and E.P. Clegg; red’d payment for ox $38.00; paid J.C. George taxes.
A little sick; ordered clothing and groceries
Mr. and Mrs. Q left for Culing; Showed P/A to Beasly; to J. T. C. all right, will sign
Wrote C.M. Pearon & Co. and Mc J. Cherry Co. for goods.
Pres. Garfield shot in Washington city
Rec’d goods from Mc J. Cherry Co.
Sent $35.00 to Houston P.O. for ___ of 1st quarter/81
Started for Uncle C’s and Hempstead; reached U.C’s about 6pm
Went to Ian Felipe and Sealy
Still at U C’s; trade horses with J. Simmons, he offers to sell 118 acres land on East Bernard for 1.00 per acre; will take cow and calf and work horse.
Start for Hempstead; reached there about 6pm- a long drive
Visit Hempstead with J. T. rather slow place.
Note due A. Harris and Bros., $103.82; 12 m int @ 12__ 12.00; note due Cullin and Newman $53.00; 18m int @12 __ $9.00; N.Y.T and M.R.R. pay day
Pay bal. due on Mrs. George note $15.00; Davis lost note took Mrs. G. receipt. Ordered ______ Cowells of Mc J. Cherry Company
Go to Spanish camp to confer about Harris attachment must fight H.
Go to see Mr. Q not at home; see Brown Darsey about debt. He will arrange Sat 23; trade grant 2 yr old for 3 yr old heifer brand E. P and N.
Saw Al__________, Mose Ray, Mose Dupree, all promise to give mortgage, saw trade, his crop failure. Ian Mc C. Refusing to put depot on Chris land
Hired Esan to work Wade crop, saw ___________; good about 12 _____ sent P/A to Beasley; Beswill sent claim of title to Blums; Gen. Mc C. agrees to put depot at Quinan.
Sunday July 24
Must write B/S of ____ for Brooks.
The Harris and Bro attachment squashed; continuance in Halff, Weis and Co. case, for parties. Gen M. Bulloch disagrees again on depot trade.
Frank worked 2 days in Wades crop- Wade hoeing got Henry to work Wm’s crop; saw Mr. Q. no credit for Mos.; Must get an order from him.
Wednesday July 27
Bryan offer pr of mules for $60.00 or one large mule; M.S.G. saw Cela’s 3 yr old at Milburn lake; George Q. offers cattle for sale; gives me permission to take up black A.J. mare.
Took mortgage: Elisha Grince, Alex same, Wesly Jeemes, took second mortgage Am Price.
Wrote A. G. Martin clerk _________; wrote Howard and Harrison, San Antonio; Snake creek camp meeting commenced.
Heard form Mrs. Johnston favorably; wrote Joe Kaylor
Saw Mose Ray, Mr. Q accepts for $30.00; saw one ewe, 3 yr old; saw red, 3yr old; saw black heifer on Milburn lake.
Rain on Peach Creek
Went to Wharton, saw J. Godsey about gin house, says he will fix up at once; saw Dennis, can levy on growing crop.
Had light rain
J. Wlker called, gave order for goods to G.D. Porter, $250.00; Rec’d bill of Cleveland goods O.K.
Light rain, john T has my spades, got up sorrel mare of W.S. Gibb band
Heavy rain-too much for cotton
More rain-greased buggy harness-rec’d ledger from Galveston no cotton worms yet.
Tenants on Jackson Place 1881
Chas Grant 12 Acres, $3.00 per acre
Wm Kearney 25 Acres
Ned Owens 20 Acres
Wade 15 Acres
Wm Thomas 06 Acres
W.S. Gibb 04 Acres
Quint Tyler 10 Acres
And. Price 10 Acres
A. Young 4 Acres
Mill on the Floss
Amts Paid in Cash to W.A. Thatcher, for acct of Gillespie Plantation
Paid Jno for Alex, Sam $19.00
Paid Wm on order ____ $37.19
Mose Dupree $6.50
Paid for H.S. Foote for Ginning $7.50
Acct notes to be secured
Mose Dupree ap
Alex, Sam ap
Brown Dorsey note
Martin Armstrong note
Dan D. rent note
Latham Johnson note
Wm Davis acct
A. Ross Note
J. Van Houten
162 Whole tickets, 50 Half
Door Keppter 33 o tkst
Door Keepter 4 ½
Door T. Taylor 4.00
Cash B. Poone .45
Geo Hobkin To cash 50
Jno. Thatcher 2.00
Dick Loc, To cash 7.00
Sold Cordray 3 tkts
Jake Goodman, to 4 per tkts
Corn in Crib 1880
Bbls [cubic meter]
John Allen 210
Clem G. 104
Giles C. 168
S. Mason 18
Wes Jeanes 42
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Performance June 15 
Whole tickets 100
Half tickets 40
To 25 While tkts
To 20 half tkts
Buy 21 whole tkts
Buy 18 half tkts
Sold to Rivers 2 tkts pd
Sold Worthington tkts pd
10 Whole tkts
To 20 tkts whole
Buy 20 tkts whole
April 7 Ticket Account
J.L.Davis 10 tkts
W.A. Thatcher 20 tkts
To cash on dresser $6.00
To cash on programs $5.00
J.C. Thatcher to 7 tickets
G. W. Hooker to 7 tickets
G. W. Hooker to 5 tickets
R. W. Malone 15 tkts
R. W. Malone 10 1/2 tkts
T.W. Taylor to 6 ½ tkts
J. Phillips by
J.C. Thatcher 7 tkts
Geo Hooker 7 tkts
Geo Hooker 4 ½ tkts
T.W. Taylor 12 o tkts
T.W. Taylor 5 ½ tkts
Lumber saved for Mr. Quinan 9572 ft.
Hauling 8 ½ $
Hlng logs 7.00
Cattle to R.W. Malone
Cattle for Wagon
1 cow & yearling Polly $18.00
1 cow & yearling Sally $17.00
1 cow & calf Gibb $16.00
1 cow & calf
1 cow & calf Brownie $18.00
1 cow & calf Esan $16.00
1 cow Rob $12.00
1 black bull 2yr $7.00
1 spot bull 3 yr $8.00
2 yearlings $12.00
Red’d 5.00 difference
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Cows and 3yr old heifers on hand May 1, 1881
Dove – Star
Snow – Ella
Hannah – Lilly
Kira – Annie
Ball – Hamilton
Beauty – Cherry
Ike Owens (red) – Speck
Blackie – Fannie
Spot Foote 1 yearlingsold
Mixed Cattle on Hand
Barley – Stout
Fulko – Foot
Doves 2 yr
Balls 1 yr – Beauty 1yr
Stars 1yr – Hands 1 yr
Curley’s 2 yr – Annie 1yr
Ella’s 3 yr – Greasi 3 yr
____ 1 yr
3 yr old +) heifer
3 yr old star Warren
No goods from Seeligson; arrived home from Houston at 1PM. Saw Bob Malone showed him cattle on trade.
No grinding; engine broke; showed all cattle to Bob M.; closed trade for wagon
Had very heavy rain; in evening; ground corn 18 bush
Went to see Greasy’s horses; got 2 yr old from Johnnie; wrote Seeligson & Co. Bernard very high and rising; wrote A. Harris and Bro.
Went to see horses at Greasy’s; traded her stove for cow and heifer calf; altered Jeff yearling-also old Burley; saw Gibbs heifer-fat
Got up cattle for Bob Malone & Branded in evening- Rec’d Wagon
Delivered cattle to Bob Malone. Bernard fordable; saw R.R. Contractor he wants ____, peles __
Ground 42 bush corn; Lumber arrived at East Bernard for church; grading force arr’d from San Antonio for work on N. J. T. and Mr. R.R.
Called on Terry and Minskey; saw Minskey’s 14 acre improvement- wire fence
Wrote E.J.H. G___ Bryan and controller about land; sent not to W.D.C. 181.00 to close acct, due Oct. 1st
Heard from Seeligson again, no goods yet; Heard from M. Cullock about land for depot; Clayton has bid for contract to _______
Wrote Seeligson again; wrote J.W. Hause also; saw R.R. man, offered corn at 45¢ per bbl
Rec’d stamps from P.O. Dpt.; Ella’s 3yr old came up; W.S.G. killed a beef.
Saw Chris and Alfred, they agree to trade their land for R.R. depot, looked for Bob all day could not find him.
Heard from Bob, horse drivers drove him across E. Ber Grant; H.J. bought corn rented 1 yoke oxen from old Jack P., 50¢ a day; rec’d stamped envelopes
Church Day; heavy rain at 10am; no church; uncle Tom came down, spent day
Bought red yearling from the … Dull day
Went to East Bernard; fr__ on church lumber $20.00; Bought Aug 10th, coffee 15 1/2 , Bacon 50; Brought back two a______ R.R. men. Sent to Wharton and chg’d $3.00
At home; dull day
Went to Spanish Camp; left all folks there. Dull times; nothing doing; spoke about trip to Lampasas-think will all go.
Wrote Judge Hawes about giving land to R.R.; Bob horse disappeared
Wrote G.L. Porter, for bill of goods received cigars, hoes and powder; paid J.R. Morris $15.00; hunted Bob, can’t be found
Went to Spanish Camp, heard about levy on Uncle Toms goods, for Harris debt; he gave bond and replevyed, trial before Clayton, last Mon in May. Fixed bridge on Peach Creek.
Looked for Bob and bay all evening, couldn’t find ‘em.
Johnnie is to turn horse over to me at 35.00 on buggy trade; heard from Harris, he gives land for Depot. Heard from Porter, too early to advance.
Hunted Bob in edge of Bottom, no find; sold Ella cow to Jim Earls 18.00; wrote Wheeler & Pierson Clothes N.O.
Wrote Moody & Jemison, Andrews & Walsh and C Weidenheimer
Peter Blmer heifer had a calf, heifer
Saturday May 21
Heard from C. Weidenheimer, Moody & Jemison, no go till July. Served to appear in suit of Halff, Chris & Co. on 30th
Sunday. Dull day; baptizing for Wharton.
Heard from Bob horse come from Lavaca Co.; Wrote Beasly Beels.
Heard from W. P. N. O.; List sow had four pigs.
Sold small spot sow to Minsky, also black sow lists pig $8.00
Traded red yearling for heifer yearling brand +) ; traded Ella 3 yr old and Ham yearling and 5.00 for brown ox. Brands, sold ox to Brooks.
Went to Gordon place to look for Bob; found nothing returned home, heard from him at Camp ground; Pete H. left $13 for A.C. George.
Went to camp ground, found old bay, discovered the Perkins had Bob up and riding him. Sent Larry after him and got him.
Sunday. Pleas in suits, no clem and for money note not returned, no statement
Justice Court am defendant in suit of Halff, Weis & Co. and A Harris & Bro.; both cases continued
District court begins. I am a grand juror.
Attend court; close trade with Chris for depot grounds. He signs deed for same.
Grand jury adjourns till Monday 13th, am a little sick.
Sunday June 12
Depot trade broken by Chris’ wife refusing to sign deed. T_______ interference of third parties to defeat the depot.
Am still sick; Grand jury adjourns Sindee found 27 bills; red’d notice of suit of E.S. Wood & Son at Galveston.
Day at home, nothing doing
P.O. Office broken up at E. Bernard, must send to New Phila [Lissie, Wharton County, TX.] for mail
Took buggy to Herry to be painted.
Failed to grind; received mail from New Phila [Lissie, Wharton County, TX.]
This journal transcribed and donated by Bill Plageman a descendant of Thomas Habermacher.
From records found at the Wharton County Historical Museum
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