Timothy Meigs Younglove Diary
April, May, June 1842
8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, N.Y.
Great-Great Grandson of T. M. Younglove
A.C. & John Younglove went home. Will & Tom clearing away old fence on
Made fence on said line - warm.
Rainy & cool
Rainly, set the gate posts & hung the gate at west end of door yard.
Fenced the lower side of Barretts jobs.
Surveyed with Jas. Read between Decker & Drew. Fine warm day. Ross began
to chop wood.
With Capt. Reed again. Rainy & foggy.
Went to Clark's mill & piled away lumber. 4813 feet at $3 per thousand
$14.44 amt. of sawing.
Cleared out the hedge & made fence on Petersons line below our wheat brot
home some apple trees.
Made some maps for Drew & Decker. Rain afternoon.
Surveyed for Richard Chapman & Joseph Kingsley, got $2.00. Set out some
plum trees & put in some plum grafts. Amos Stone & J.M.Brundage here in
evening. Made out school bill. Boys tagged sheep.
Went to Bath, was appointed guardian for Norton C. & Hannah Younglove
& bot District Lib $7.70.
Surveyed for W.W.McCay on A.W.Sniders land. Matilda went to John Brundages.
Boys taged sheep.
Surveyed for A.C.Holladay & old Fisk & set some plum grafts at Greeks
Set grafts in hill orchard. Cool. Boys finished tagging sheep.
Sowed grass seed on Barretts job. John began to cut brush on summer follow.
Will plowed garden & sowed peas. (unwell)
Father & self went to Uncle Aarons.
Went to see Esq Thomas school house, round cobble stone. Went to Capt.
Perrys & in evening to Moses. Rainy in forenoon.
Came home, rained from the time we left the Potter place & quite muddy.
Worked on summer follow forenoon & grafted in afternoon. Clear & warm.
Greek worked with us on summer follow. Warm & cherry blossoms this evening.
Surveyed for Hessel Smith & in afternoon for Snider Finch & Longwell.
Survey for Snider & went to school meeting.
At home - warm.
Self & Will plowed on hill at Greeks.
Began to sow oats at Greek but rain.
Sowed some oats & barley at Greeks. Snowy bad day. Will began to plow
Made garden, cold & snowy.
Fixed garden fence. Warm & pleasant.
Grafted, sowed plaster & fixed fences at barn.
At home warm, wrote 3 letters, showery.
Sowed 4½ acres barley at Barretts and grafted some at home.
Fixed fence around garden.
Furrowed corn ground. Boys finished harrowing barley.
Planted corn. Warm.
Worked on potatoe ground and grafted apple, pear etc.
Surveyed for Barrett. Boys on potatoe ground.
Filed a deed for Barrett to Jac Teeple.
Cold - Planted potatoes.
Planted potatoes. Turned out the cows.
Self & Matilda went to Bath - Boys finished planting potatoes.
Fixed about garden etc - got plaster.
Last night at 11 o'clock father woke me up, he again sick with the colick,
at one A.M. sent for Pulling. Gave opiate pills at first & at 7 began
giving physick which began operation about dusk. I attended to him all
day, he very sick as bad as before. Boys at work on meadows.
Father better, went to survey for J. Truesdale, found Father's fever high
when I came back but on the mend. Boys sow plaster on big meadow.
Father mending. Mr. Bostwicks farewell sermon. Self at home all day. Some
rain. Very dry weather.
Went to H'port & got 18 bushels plaster. Boys sowing & clearing. Self
& Cornelius sheared sheep for Hammond.
Boys at work on meadow. I took plaster to Barretts.
Boys sowing plaster by John Daniels. I went over to the Clark valley &
found Otis Read's ox in our pasture.
Washed sheep and got along well.
Intended to go to Reading but Father not so well & did not go. Cornelius
took flock sheep to Browns to pasture & a flock to the Wheeler field.
Began to clean the barn for shearing. A. C. Younglove & Luther came here
Surveyed Esq Hills road in Wayne, took dinner at Charles Matthews, tea
at Whitman Matthews & staid all night at Father Hoyts. Wife & Myra along.
Raining in afternoon, came home & found Father some better but has been
quite unwell, Saturday night in particular. J.D.Blank here, Lewis Purs
& wife here.
Went up and salted sheep at Browns.
Surveyed road from Bradford & Wayne line to George Teeples $2.50.
All hands on summer follow. Father so he walks about outdoors. Fine shower
yesterday - rather cool.
Surveyed for John Brundage & Waterous - Boys plowing, Azariah & Alden
Rainy dull weather, nothing doing in forenoon. Set a few grafts just night.
A.C. & Alden went home - began to shear sheep. Self, Greek & little boys
- Hill & Tom on summer follow.
Cool & rainy. Home til just night went up & saw J. M. Brundage. Harvy
got hurt in pasture.
Rainy in forenoon & began to shear in afternoon. Levi Gray & wife & James
Wallace & wife here on visit.
Sheared sheep all day & in afternoon F.M.Hammond helped.
All hands & F.M.Hammond sheared sheep. Cold for several nights back, there
has been frost & weather although clear is cool and grass grows very slowly.
Tom planted corn this forenoon where the wireworm has been at work. Palmer
here to dinner.
Father unwell with colick again and continued so but better at night.
F.M.Hammond sheared until the middle of the afternoon & then went home.
G. N. Stone came about middle of afternoon & began. Tom planting over
corn. Got a letter from Matilda, Myra sick.
Shearing, Stone, Huff & Co.
Finished shearing & dipped about 40 ewes & their lambs & the flock of
wethers & bucks in tobacco juice. John Stevenson here. About 9 o'clock
in the evening there appeared a luminous band in the heavens extending
from a little south of East to a little North of West - It appeared to
be from 6 to 10 degrees wide & composed of a light vapour passing rapidly
along like fog on the hill side & going from E to W while the whole band
appeared to move southward - The wind was brisk & from the S. or S.W.
It vanished in about 20 minutes after I first saw it. It was most singularly
grand & leads the mind to reflect upon the vast works of the creator -
Until the mind is lost in wonder & only would almost be willing to change
the present form of existance for the chance of knowing something of future.
However it is best to let futurity make its own disclosure & they may
be more pleasing & attractive.
At home except went to the Post Office. Dry weather.
Dipped the sheep in tobacco & marked them with tar. Set apart 150 for
sale & swoped 12 for a patent pump & 10 feet pipe.
This morning heavy frost & things much injured. Will & Cors in corn with
the culivator. Tom in summer follow & self surveyed for Poppino & grafted
Went to Bath as a witness for J. D. Blank, the suit is put off until Sept.
Fowler paid me $7.50 for 3 days surveying of lots 8 & 14 Tp. 4 in 2nd
range. Cold & rainy, the weather has been so cold through the day that
in the sitting rooms they had good fires & men were wrap't up in cloaks
& overcoats. Father & Julia went out. Wm Rowell here.
Set Will to plowing the hill orchard with Gray & Fanny. I went over on
the creek beyond Sams to get pasture. Found some but did not find the
owner. Shower just night.
Went up & fitted up the fence between Greeks job & the barn field. Rainy,
went to H'port got sugar, tea & saleratus & a letter from Matilda. Set
Very cold & in Wheeler the ground froze and it snowed early in the morning.
Went after Matilda, rode comfortably with my overcoat on & about noon
when I turned to go North it was so cold that I put on gloves & buttoned
up my overcoat.
Cool, came home by the way of W. S. Matthews & brot home some fruit buds.
Rainy all day, I set some buds. Cold - sold J. C. Longwell 138 sheep for
Clear & some warmer. Will finished the hill orchard plowing. Boys planted
beans. I had the toothache & set some buds.
All hands on summer follow.
All hands on the summer follow & finished picking up the brush.
Sowed buckwheat on hill orchard in the forenoon. C.S.Y. harrowing Wm &
Tom on the summer follow in afternoon attended the funeral of John Peterson
who was killed yesterday by the fall of a tree while chopping follow.
His leg was broken twice & his bowels crushed so that he lived but six
hours after the accident but while he did live had his senses perfectly
Served a supoena on E. G. Schofield to prove that I had surveyed on Hessel
Smith & got a judgement of $2.00 all I asked. C.S.Y. harrowing on hill
orchard & boys on summer follow. Mr & Mrs Dunning visited - afternoon
Went to hear a Mr. Coe preach in the Episcopal house. A young & quite
Surveyed for Frederick Cristler $1.50 - finished my cot bedstead. Boys
on summer follow & C.S.Y. harrowing hill orchard.
Cool & in Clarks hollow there was a smart frost. Took flock sheep to John
Agor. Boys on follow. C.S.Y. finished harrowing hill orchard.
Burned off heaps from summer follow & finished plowing the same. Got 4
bbls salt 11/.
Rainy, got some plum & pear buds.
Hoeing potatoes, I set some buds in the pear sprouts by the root of large
Finished hoeing potatoes & hoed the corn. Greek & Wm Huff helped.
At meeting in forenoon & filed a deed for Crisler. Heavy shower.
Hauling off of Greeks job. I got small load of boards from Clark's mill.
Began to plow the Bill Rowel field for wheat. Put on three horses & took
Plowing, Boys & Creek clearing off. I never had plowing go better & I
Plowing, Greek & boys clearing off.