Journal #4 - Farmer's Day Book, 1844 - 1860
Schuyler co., NY & possibly Yates co., NY
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NOTE: the handwriting was sometimes difficult to decipher so there may be errors.
1852 is the first date on the inside of the first cover, though earlier
occur on later pages. This 6x8 book has the heading writen on the second page,
Inside Cover Jottings:
Below are the names & any pertinent info.
Horses are the main subject mentioned, as they were taken back & forth to local farms.
Also mentioned is straw, wheat, thrashing [=threshing] of many grains; boots & shoes for various people;
the lending of money; the sowing of grains; taking grains to the grist mill.
There was trading of seed for wheat.
Many dates are out of consecutive order but were recorded on consecutive pages.
1859 pasturing account.
C. NUGENT horse 23rd May taken out 10th July.
John PEARCE yearlings 23 May
James M. LEWIS two yearlings
George BRIDGEMAN One horse
George P MONELL? 4 yearlings.
Clark HYET horse pastured
Mr. KELLEY 2 horses
William SOUTHERLAND -Shoemaker
May 25th 1855
Took my brown mare up to the Stephen CLEVELAND's.
His horse Morgan, chestnut sorrel four of -- ?, went past one weeks difference
with the the sorral folded 15th of May.
Sorrel bobtail mare took the ? June 7th
The old gray mare, the same horse around by Mr. OUTERKIRK, Benton Center.
Received of John NORRIS 30 oak posts
The following is a list of names inside of the first leaf of the
numbers behind it that could very well have been bushels of a grain.
RULOSON [ROLOSON] & VANDERBURGH of Hector.
Charles W. FULLER
J. CEA--- SHOEMAKER
George W. JOHNSON
John SMITH - thrasher
James M. LEWIS
Hiram WARRON/ WASSON --thrasher.
Account of Thrashing and haying 1855
Hubard JANES -Thrasher
C. CARPENTER - hogs
S. C. CLEVELAND
Weller N. CONKLIN
James LEEK /LAKE?
Miles and Spence RAPELL
E.G. HOPKINS & Son
Mr. DIPEW [DEPEW ?]
Now begins the regular pages of this book, date starting Jan. 1850
It is entitled "DAY BOOK"
Just names are listed, mostly to do with thrashing and farming.
The earliest date is 1844.
Andrew F OLIVER
William H GOODWIN
David HUEZ? [HUEY ?]
George D. STEWART
BENNETT & REED
John MERYNORD [MAYNARD ?]
JONES & STEBINS
JONES & WOODS
(My account notes 1848)
James D. MORGAN
LETTS & DICKINSON
Russell R. FARGO
KIMBLE & SHERMAN /SHERMON
Abram W. SHEARMAN
Account of farm 1848
STANFORD & SHOEFIELD
Memorgndern? [Memorandum?] of building my house. 1844
A. W. SHERMAN
George D. STEWART
Charles V BUSH
Iseral H. KELLOG [KELLOGG]
Ephram MURRY [MURRAY]
David LINCH- blacksmith [LYNCH]
Brundage VANSOY [VANSCOY]
Lewis S. HUESZER [HUESEN ?]
F. A. STEBINS
John D. HAVARD
OGDEN & SPICER
James PUBRIS? [PURVIS or PULVER ?] - blacksmith
A.W. & G. SHEARMAN JR.
Note following this name - June 1st, 1847 - "Business relating to Partnership.
Endorsed a note to the Yates County."
A.W. SHEARMAN & COMPANY to cash of George Jr. $250.00
Gave over note to Canandaigua Bank for $300.00, gave own note to William TAYLOR.
$145.00 lent the company of A. W. SHEARMAN & George Junior.
Credit by cash three hundred dollars to pay Elie SHELDON's note.
Note against A.W. SHEARMAN Jr. Company.
Note on Mitchell money of G. D. STEARD - hog money.
Money of myself for Hogs.
Money of G. LEE - 2 dollars magison?
Expenses at Geneva.
Paid the Geneva Bank note of two hundred dollars by John O’BRIEN for me G. SHERMAN Jr.
Ellie SHELDON mentioned as a note holder.
Cash of N. TUNIELEFF by me [TUNICLIFF ?].
Paid David ROFER for Attending law.
1847 Account of Expenses on the farm of A. W. SHEARMAN & George Junior.
Paid Charles WAGONER, date of 1851 in the fall.
John BRUIN account Cr. by mending my buggy wagon.
1849 June 19. VANSCOY BRUNDAGE commenced work for three months.
1849 Aug. 13. William WHITNEY commenced work.
Sept 22, 1849. William FINCH came here to live for awhile.
June 3, 1851 Abner BRIDGEMAN account.
July 5, 1849 Account of Work haying and harvesting Jessey RONALDS.
Same date someone by the name of BABCOCK mowed clover
July 11, 1849 Sam MAYNARD was paid 3/c (.03?) per day.
July 30th MAYNARDS work amount to 10 1/2 days at 3/c per day. 31/b shillings.
July 23, 1849 Daniel JACKSON work in Harvesting 10/c day.
July 24, 1849 William FINCH harvesting at 10/c per day.
Aug. 27th, 1849 Henry HILTIBIDAL commenced to work.
May 1st, 1854 Andrew AYERS commenced to live in my house May 1st, 1854.
Six shillings for work cr. (credit) for work by cash to apply on rent $10.00.
July 24, 1854 David LYNCH -blacksmith account
listed under this account is a large list of work done on shoeing horses, fixing plows,
sharpening Bay teeth, etc.
Aug 12, 1850 Credit money to account paid Minister for shed.
Paid school bill $1.50
May 15, 1850 starts Memorandum of the credits of the farm.
Note for Hilfer
sold two calfs
one pair of horses sold cash $160.00.
Many things were sold for cash. Oats, wheat, sows, sheep, pigs, hides, ears of corn by the bushel.
Dec. 8, 1854 SANFORD & KINNER account
April 9, 1860 David LINCH account
Dec. 20, 1848 Charles V. BUSH account
Aug. 25, 1855 RAYMOND & FREEMAN trashed [threshed] wheat. (not sure if Raymond = first name)
Written on the side of this page states that account was settled for J/I FREEMAN
May 1, 1850 John WADSWORTH commenced work.
March 15, 1851 Barney CANEDA account, worked for harvester.
Oct. 23, 1850 Isarel H KELLOG account
Jan. 3, 1853 OGDEN & SPICER account
Dec. 1, 1859 David MOSHIER account
Jan. 8, 1854 Stimpson GARDNER account
July 1, 1850 Aron KNAPP account commenced work.
Dec. 20, 1854 Bought of C.C. MILLER one cutting box cutting box, Rochester machine. $14.00
April 1,1851 Barney CANNON commenced to work. Than farther down the page the name is spelled B. CANANION.
July 17, 1851 Ephraim MURRY account commenced work.
May 5, 1854 STANFORD & KINNER account
July 14, 1851 John J. HARARD account commenced work.
April 2, 1851 memorandum of the Expenses of my farm this year.
Jan. 15, 1851 paid D. PROSPER [PROPER ?] for law suit.
Feb. 14, 1853 Sherman LODER commenced work.
Nov. 13, 1854 Mr. BEEBE account moved in my house at 4/6 for rent
April 7, 1855 Mr. CRANE - shoemaker account
Jan. 7, 1859 James FINGER commenced to work.
1858 E. G. HOPKINS and Sons account
May 1, 1854 James GROVES commenced to work.
May 22, 1854 A man by the name of STEWARD (written as recorded) commenced to work.
July 29, 1855 Mr. COMSTOCK account.
Sep. 7,1854 John DARRATA account. Bottom of page states John DARRAH was given settlement.
Dec. 28, 1855 George WOOD commenced to work.
May 14, 1856 LATHAM & MUNGER account
April 10, 1856 Mr. EARLES moved in my house at 5/c shillings
Oct. 21, 1855 George W. JOHNSON account
March 19, 1856 Miles SWEENEY commenced to work.
A piece of paper was pinned to a page that states, "Recieved of George SHARMAN
for forty six dollars and thirty three cents in full to work done up to the fifth of Aug. 1856"
Mar. 19, 1856 Miles SWEENEY commenced to work.
Aug. 24, 1859 Thrashing Hiram WARREN account.
Aug 1859 VANDEVENTER & HUNTER account
Jan. 14, 1857 J. W. CRANE account
Sept. 24, 1857 Gordon BEEBE account
Feb. 1, 1857 David SHEARMAN account
May 13, 1857 JONES & LAROUNA account
Oct. 1857 Rev. Nathan FELLOWS account.
Aug. 1858 Hiram WARING threshing account
April 1,1857 Aron DYKEMAN account commenced to work for eight months.
July 12, 1859 Josiah HOLCOMB worked harvest.
Jan. 1, 1857 George SHEARMAN account
June 15, 1858 Joseph SEGAR account
April 5, 1858 Arvill LEE account commenced to work.
Nov. 25, 1858 David LINCH account.
July 5,1859 James LINGER commenced work.
Jul 28,1859 Charles ROBINSON one day binding oats.
Aug 1, 1859 Charles ELLSWOOD one day harvest work
Aug. 1, 1859 Smith FINGER harvest work.
Aug. 1, 1859 James ELLSWOOD harvest work.
July 30, 1859 John & Dale? LEWIS 1/2 day work each trashing oats.
Apr. 1, 1859 Aron P. KNAPP account
Sept. 7, 1859 Charles ROBERTS commenced work.
Sept. 24, 1858 Orval LEE account
Nov. 29, 1858 Henry WOOD account
July 8, 1858 Erastus LEE commenced work for a month.
July 1858 Patrick QUINN worker
July 2, 1858 William GATES account
July 1858 James MANLEY account
Aug 30, 1857 Charles W. FULLER moved into my house for four months.
Dec. 21, 1858 Miles & Spencer RAPELE thrashing. [RAPLEE ?]
July 20, 1857 James LAKE account
Aug 28, 1857 Hubard JAMES trashed [threshed]
April 3, 1858 HORTON, VANDEVENTER & ROLOSEN account
July 9, 1857 Waller W. CONKLIN account
July 29, 1857 William STEWARD account.
June 26, 1857 James M. LEWIS account
Feb. 1844 contracted with Huble GREGORY to build my house to furnish the lumber
through out and do the work for the same for the sum of six hundred dollars.
May 15,1857 Mr. Joseph SEGARD account
May 14,1856 Gilbert BAXTER account
Aug. 13, 1856 John CAMPBELL account
Sept. 3, 1855 JONES & LAWRENCE account
Sept. 14, 1853 John PULVER - blacksmith account
June 18, 1853 David HUGHS blacksmithing
Mar. 19, 1860 Mr. William (the last name has been double entered by writing over, the two different names.) TAYLOR and looks like BAXTER.
Mar. 5, 1856 Willaim MARKS account
July 14, 1851 Martin FLETTUR commenced to work.
Sept. 27, 1856 G.P. MORELL/MONELL? account
April 10, 1852 Rufus SCHOFIELD account
Nov. 26, 1852 Robert PRATT account
Jan. 8, 1852 PULVER & HUGHS blacksmiths
Jan. 23, 1851 JONES & WOOD account
May 5, 1852 Eben B. JORIS account
April 24, 1849 SCOFIELD & STANFORD in Company
Oct. 18, 1851 Settlement made today with Clinton STANFORD.
Feb. 7, 1849 JONES & STEBBINS account of Blacksmithing
Nov. 23, 1848 A. RIGHT account
Jan. 22, 1851 Files STEBINS account
Oct. 1848 Account of money received on the wheat crop of John ORINE.
1848 Account of wheat crop delivered at the Pen Yan Store house for G. OBINE/OBRINE
April 19, 1849 JONES & STEBINS account & E. B JONES account in same line.
April 31, 1853 Mr. HAGAR account
On the next page is listed Account of the Estate of the same.
Where there are names I have put them in the list.
By hay drawed to father, by hay sold to Paul, by hay S. WELLS, by hay E. PASSE?, by barley to F. BAXTER, by barley to C. SHEARMAN, by barley to A. W. SHEARMAN, by oats to C. CLARK, by oats to HAGER 2/3.
April 3, 1848 John DOWNEY commenced work for seven dollars per month.
Sept 21, 1850 George BENHAM credit by one pair of boots for myself.
Dec. 11, 1850 Credit by order Francis SHEARMAN
Jan. 22, 1851 Filch A. STEBINS account
Oct 1848 George NITTIBIDAS account
Sept 9, 1850 Moraas BABCOCK account
May 15, 1852 Credit to cash to ballance the thrashing of my last two crops of wheat, nine dollars and forty four cents. Paid A. McINTIRE and took receipt.
May 24, 1850 George D. STEWART account
May 29, 1848 John BRUIN account
June 7, 1848 Eldred SAUL/PAUL account
Jan. 12, 1847 for A. W. SHEARMAN drawing stone to canal by the day or load.
Feb. 13,1850 Aron GRISWOLD account
Sept 3, 1852 Volney VOICE account/ than on another line the name is spelled VORCE.
Oct. 25, 1845 Robert PLATT account
Nov. 20, 1847 Abner BRIDGIMAN account.
Sept 30, 1847 VANRENSELAR - KNAPP harvesting, than the Vanresorlor KNAPP as one name.
Jan. 19, 1850 Samuel HFFMAN account. [HOFFMAN or HUFFMAN ?]
July 22, 1848 Vanrenselor VANSCOY account
1842 Russell R. FARGO account
June 7, 1847 John BABCOCK commenced work.
Dec. 24, 1851 Settlement made today and received a receipt in full of James D. MORGAN signed by J. ARMSTRONG.
April 28, 1848 Gideon MAYNARD account and below that is Gideon MAYNARD.
1847 Samuel THAYER account
June 1, 1848 Put my names to horse to inshare by William SUTHERLAND home for four dollars apiece.
Aug 1846 David HEUSE account [HAUSE ?]
Jan. 1847 Evra WARRING account.
Dec. 20, 1860 William OLIVER account
Dec. 21, 1845 Joseph ROOT/ROAT account
Dec. 20, 1846 Willaim H. GOODWIN. account.
In the back of the book on the last page is a recipe that goes
A salf (safe) and (sure) shure care for Heayer? or wind broken horses.
Take 2 1/2 lbs. dryed and pulverised ( pulverized) wild turnip
2 1/2 lbs. of grown ginger
2 1/2 oz salt peter and mix all together and give a horse a table spoonfull (spoonful) twice
per day in their feed and you will have a Raofeal ? and safe and shure cure.
Recept (recipe) for stifle on a horse
2 oz camphire (camphor) gum
2 oz of oil spike
1/2 oz asaphetaday ? cut it with Aleahall (alcohol?)
Written on the back cover of the book in many different directions.
Adress New York
William & RIBECCA GEDRONER
Elvia WICKER DELANEY
[contributed by I.C.J.]