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1868 Diary notes - by Rankin MacMillan in January 1969
Feb. 3 - page 9. A good example of the custom on un-expected guests coming at meal time.
Feb. 8 - page 11 A new baby daughter (Fannie) arrived.
March 18 - page 21 - First trip to Cedarville since the baby came.
Apr.9 - page 29 - James Mac. is discouraged with the weather. Thinks he should sell out and start a wholesale grocery business
Apr 10 - page 30 - Still discouraged
May 1868 - very wet - corn not planted till June
June 7 - page 56 - Remarks about the church choir
June 18 - page 65 - 585 breeding ewes sold to an Illinois man. Took 24 days to drive them there on foot. (See July 22 - p.85)
August 27 - p. 107 - Entered sheep in Fair at Jamestown
August 28 - p. 108 - Had baby Fannie's picture taken
Sept. 17 - p. 118 - Farm wages at this time - $18.00 a month plus board & room.
Oct. - James hired carpenters to hew out and build new barn on north side of the road.
Nov. 11 - p. 149 - Barn "raising". 44 men present.
June 24, 2015
Martha McMillan Journal Collection
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Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals
Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society
MacMillan, Rankin, "Notes on the 1868 Journal" (1868). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 10.
About this Collection
The McMillan Journal Collection is an archive of the journals of Martha McMillan of Cedarville, Ohio, who maintained a daily journal from 1867 until her death in 1913.