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Notes on 1871 Diary Part I and Part II by Rankin MacMillan made in 1969
Jan. 29 - Martha states her opinion on Psalms & Hymns.
March 23 - Martha and children, Fred & Fannie, all sick with measles.
April 8 - Dan and Jane McMillan’s 25th anniversary. (They lived on farm next to James & Martha’s) (Look them up in McMillan Blue Bk. history)
May 6 - Started corn planting; finished on May 20.
May 19 - Started sheep shearing; finished June 10. 1000 sheep sheared.
July - Hay and wheat harvested.
August 19 - McMillan clan picnic in Haney’s woods.
Sept. - James showed sheep at Jamestown Fair; also at Clark County Fair at Springfield, and at Greene Co. Fair, Xenia.
Sept. 19 - Started cutting corn, put into shocks.
Oct. 5 - James and Martha take the train to Cincinnati to attend the Paris Exposition.
Nov. 3 - White washed the dining room and put the heating stove up for the winter.
Nov. 20 - made a year’s supply of soap. Also, dug a cistern at back of the house.
Nov. 23 - Sold 78 hogs at 4 cents a pound, average weight 330 lbs.
Dec. 4 - First good snow.
The children -
Fannie was 3 years old on Feb. 18, 1871
Fred was 1 year old on May 19, 1871
September 9, 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 1871 Journal" (1871). Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal. 21.
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.