Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes on 1869 Diary - made by Rankin MacMillan in 1969

January to Feb. 15. Very mild winter weather.

Feb. 15 to Apr. 10. No extreme cold weather, but a cool wet spring. Did not shear sheep till June, then five (5) men worked at it two full weeks.

Wheat harvested on July 8.

Did not cut any hay until about August 1 when it was dead ripe. This also took five or six men; they put it in hay-cocks. Part ricked in fields; part in barn.

Took sheep to fair at Jamestown, August 25-26-27. Took sheep to fair Xenia, September 1-2-3.

The McMillan school house built in August.

The Dan Marshall and Townsley (now Ralph's) houses built in summer.

Two sermons each sabbath at the R.P. Church - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

First freeze Oct. 27.

1st snow Nov. 13.

Fannie very sick in December. High fever.

Digitization Date

August 26, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society


These notes were compiled in January 1969

Notes on the 1869 Journal

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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.


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