July 18, 1855 - August 5, 1855
1855 July 18th Jacob started to Meadsville to
to School, Weather dry & Hot, we laid by
our Corn about this time Plowing & Hilling
up Our Tobacco Henry has been sick nearly
a week & several of Our family – nearly
got every thing clean about this time
say 26th Fine Rain yesterday. I was at Mrs McC.
em them went to Court House
last week & got my accts settled by Comm
Banks & it took nearly 12 Hours
Halled up Our Oats this week, turn
Out very well 5 stacks at mountain &
nearly 5 at stony pint worked out our
Branch Tobacco Potatoes Cotton etc etc this
week fine weather about this time,
31– Hilling up our new ground
Henry gone to Lynchg for Capt Stephen
Clement I find myself he gives me $8–
for the hhds If it weighs over 1200 lbs
grows he is to pay 3/9 a hundred four all
over, carried a parcel for one of capt
clements negroes to pay 3/9 pr 100 lbs
Notes and Questions
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Mrs Wooding might be Elizabeth [nee Crews] Wooding, married to Thomas Wooding. Their home, Meadow Wood, is between Chalk Level and Mt Airy. Her niece, Virginia Lewis Crews, would grow up to marry Fannie's son.
Stephen Clement was a cousin of Charles Clement (husband of Lucy Ann Hunt, Nannie's sister).
I think that Fran is correct. I looked through a family tree that I think is accurate and it appears that Thomas William and Elizabeth (Crews) Wooding's children all married later than this or appeared to have moved away. Mind you, I have never really wrapped my brain around all of those families. If this is Elizabeth, she would have been my great great grandmother. Hopefully she will visit another time and bring a couple of kids with her.
Fran -- that's quite interesting, especially since my wife and I bought (and I still own) a home built for a Hiram Crews from Scottsburg who, around 1850, went to Richmond College and then became pastor of Bethel Baptist west of Midlothian. He married a local Huguenot girl. They later returned to Halifax So. And, hi Cuz.