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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.
August 26, 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 1869 Journal" (1869). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 14.
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.