Ledger of John Marshall Ward


This ledger has been transcribed and contributed to Illinois Trails by Ruth Blankenbaker (rblanken3@att.net). She prepared an index of the names found within this ledger with pages that corresponded to her typing of the pages in her word processing software. Unfortunately, when I converted it into webpage format, those page numbers were lost. So.... below is the index without the page numbers she included. However, you can still search for names using your browser's FIND function (usually CTRL F). Spelling errors have been retained, added notes are in ( ). Anything with a question mark indicates that the transcriber is not sure of the spelling.

INDEX
Adams Exp Arthur, George Arthur, JW
Atchison, James Barnett Beard, Wes
Bennett Bogs, Mr. Bosworth, Ross
Bourland & Bailey Brady, Pa Brewer, LN
Brewer, Thomas Brewster, Billy Brown, _____
Brown, Frank Brown, Henry Brown, John
Bryant, AM Captain Clow Carlisle, Arkansas
Carson & Brown Catey, Henry Centralia, Boone Co, MO
Centralia, MO Charley Charlie
Chism Cisney, Sam Clark
Clark, Sam Clark, Vol Cleghorn, Ranze
Cleghorn, Renze Conzet Conzet, Charles
Conzet, Julius Conzet, Lew Cook, Joe
Cook, John E. Cook, Joseph Cooley, George
Crawford Co, IL Cutright, Newt Denman, Wo
Dock, Dr James Dodrick, William Dowdrick, Bill
Dowdrick, William Downs, ___ Dutton, William
Edwards Elstun Elstun & Brothers
Elstun, Ed Elstun, Eli Estray Notice
Evans, W Evans, William Everhart, Winfield Scott
Ewart, JP Ewart, Will Feltner
Ferguson, JW Fogleman, Eve Fogleman, Frank
Fogleman, J.F. Fogleman, JF Fogleman?, Eva
Frazier Estate Freeman, Rube Freeman, Ruben
Freeman, Will Gowan, Harison Gray, Charlie
Green Greeson, Sarah C. Griffith, Thomas
Hammel, Chriss Hammels, Chriss Handrawn Map
Harman, W.A. Havens, Lewis Hazelwood
Hazlewood Ward, Lorinda Hotsel, Harry Hotsel, Lewis
House, Will Household Goods Hutchison
Ingle, John Ingle, Mary Ingle, Miss
Ingle, Ruff Jackson, Wash James
James, Dock James, NG James, Perry
Jenuine Mill Jinkens, Bill  Jinkens, Cafe?
Jinkens, Rich? Jinkens, William Jones, CG
Jones, Perry Jones, Sheriff Kennan?, Dave
Kentucky Store Kershner, CM King, James
Kuran?, Dave Lawsuit, JM Ward Lee, Henry
Lee, Malen Lee, Zack Lemen, Guy M
Logan, Kirg Low, Evert Lyons, Jake
Matox, Gube? Maw (Elizabeth Ellen Ward) Mc Caan
Mc Donald, Bill McDonald, WC McDonald, WH
Meeker, Misses Mitchel, Dave Mitchell
Mitchell, J Mount Vernon, IL Moyer, Dan
Moyer, Dan K Moyer, James Mumford, Dave
Park, Harlo Parker Parker, Abe
Patrick Patrick, Bill Pearson
Peoria Perry, Velie? Peters, Ben
Phelps, Henry Phelps, James Phelps, JR
Phelps, Wilber Plummer, Misses Prentice?, J.
Ray, Co Ray, Coleman Read, Samuel
Real Estate Purchase, Jefferson Co, IL Recipe for Liniment Redman, William
Robertson, Clint Robertson, DC Russell, Lew
Salem Cemetery Graveyard Scot, Dock & Partner Sevens?, William
Shade, Bill Shepler Sheplor, Henry
Sheplor, Misses Sheplor, Oren? Sherwood, George
Sherwood, Harlow Shope, Mr. South, Jake
Spiker, George Spiker, George & Ed Spiker, John
Stailey, GL Starbuck, Seth Starger, George
Stewart, Eb Stewart, Joseph Stewart, William
Stine, Jacob Stoots, Jo Stoots?, Joe
Sugar Camp See Lydia Alberta Ward Brown's Sugar Camp Story Talbott, Ed Tippett
Tippett, County Clerk Tout, Homer Turner, ____
Van Dyke, James Van Dyke, Misses Van Dyke, Mrs.
Van Meter, John Ward, Bell Ward, CF
Ward, Charles Franklin Ward, EE Ward, Elizabeth Ellen
Ward, Eva Lena Ward, Frank Ward, James Spencer
Ward, John M Ward, Lydia Jane Ward, RJ
Ward, TA Ward, Thornton A Ware's Land
Warren, Charlie Weatherholt, John Welch, Fred
Welsheimer, Fred Wetherholt, JW Wheat, Winphry
White White, Thomas Wickiser, Frank
Wickiser, Will Williams Williams, Alpherd
Williams, Will Winslow, Henry Wright, Jack


Transcribed From The Hand-Written Ledger Of John Marshall Ward
Covering Years 1882 - 1914
With Most Dates During 1884-1888

by Ruth Blankenbaker

The old home place of my gg-grandfather, g-grandfather, grandfather, and mother, which was built ca 1870 along the National Road three miles west of Greenup, IL, still stands. It was this WARD farm land for which the ledger was kept. The Hamilton School, which also still stands just to the west of the Ward home, was built by the Wards on some of their original land. (Ruth Blankenbaker) This span of years is roughly those that John's parents, Thornton A & Elizabeth E (Crozier) Ward, were in Centralia, Missouri, where JM is sending money to them in this ledger. Money is also sent to Carlisle, Arkansas to C.F. Ward, presumably Charles Franklin Ward, John's brother. John M Ward also purchases land owned by his daughter, Eva Lena, a minor, in Jefferson Co, IL. It is assumed Eva Lena inherited this land from a family member

For the most part, Debits are listed on the left side ("a" pages) Credits are listed on the right side ("b" pages)

John M Ward uses a system of identifying the day of the month below the amount of time worked. For example, a 1 over a 25 would mean that on the 25th day, a person worked one day.

In addition to work performance and pay, this ledger also provides a glimpse into the life & times of this era. For example, documentation is also given for taxes paid, real estate descriptions, household items purchased, legal battles, crops and animals bought and sold, etc.

(Transcribed by Ruth E. Blankenbaker from copy of Ledger of J.M. Ward. Original in possession of Doris Brandenburg Goad, Mattoon, IL in March, 2000. Doris is the daughter of Bessie Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg; the granddaughter of John Harrison Ward; the great granddaughter of John Marshall Ward.)


LEDGER OF JOHN M. WARD


[These page numbers are J.M. Ward's original pages]

TA Ward March the 10, 1885 Page 6
TA Ward Page 50
TA Ward Page 79
Frank Ward March 1885 Page 8 & 33
James Prentice March 1885 Page 10
John Franklin Fogleman Page 11 & 31
Eli Elstun Page 13
George Cooley Page 12
Henry Phelps Page 14
William Dodrick Page 15 & 36
Harison Gowan Page 16
Alpherd Williams Page 17
Vol Clark Page 18
John Brown commenst work on April the 29 Page 21
John Cook Page 22
Charlie Gray Page 23
Newt Cutright Page 19
Bill Jinkens Page 20 & 32
JW Arthur Page 24 & 87
Spiker George Page 25
RJ Ward Page 26
Zack Lee Page 27
Lewis Hotsel Page 28 & 64
Eli Elstun Page 29, 40
Ben Peters Page 30
Bill Patrick & Seth Starbuck Page 34
James Vandike Page 35
Joseph Cook Page 37
Tax Deed on last page 89
Booth Page 39
John Ingle Page 38
John Vanmeter Page 30
C G Jones Page 41 & 83
Eb Stewart Page 42
Will Wickiser Page 43
James Moyer Page 44
James Phelps Page 45
C M Kershner Page 46
Sam Cisney Page 47
Captain Clow Page 49
Coppy of 2 Notes Page 50
WA Harmen Page 51
JW Wetherholt 52 & 81
Account Page 53
Thrashers Page 84
Homer Tout 55
Renze Cleghorn 56
Rub Freeman 56
Jacob Stine 58
Charlie Warren 59
William Redman 60
NG James 61
Bennet 62
William Evans (Ivans? Avans? Ivins?) & Ross Bosworth 63
Lewis Hotsel 64 Pages 64 & 65 missing
Ed Elstun? 65 Pages 64 & 65 missing
Tipet & McDonald 66
Kirg Logan 67
Shucking corn over the river 68
Mary Ingle 69
George Storgor 70
Evert Low 71
JP Ewart 72
Sarah C Greeson 73 & 74
SW Clark 75
Barnet 76
Parker 77
Every bodies acct 78
EE Ward 79
Jake South 80
Henry Lee 82
J Michels (Michaels? Mitchell?) 84
Wash Jackson 85
Ed Talbot
Will Freeman 13
Page 83 from Jewett

(very unsure of transcription below):
int received in 1917
int on 4000 pd on act 6 1/2 %
int on 3000 7.23 at 6 at 6 %
300 one year 7
1500 11 at 6%
500 one year at 7%
1300 2 mo? 7 days at 7%
1000 int?
300 7 mo? 7
700 7 mo? 18 dais 7%
200 7 mo? 6 days 7%



Page 4 & 5 are Blank

Page 6

Feb the 28, 1885..... I received 50 D of R.J. Ward on a note given TA Ward for one hundred twenty $ which fell due on the 25 th December, 1884 & March the 10, 1885 I sent the same with twenty dollars of mine to C F Ward by express to Carlisle, Arkansas. Total amt 70 D. John M. Ward

Apr the 9, 1885..... I received 20 dollars of James A? Wilson on and the 3rd I received 3 dollars of Dave Mumford on a note given TA Ward for 35 dollars that fell due Aug the 23 with eight percent after due and sent the same on the 3 of Apr with 2.50 dollars of mine by express to TA Ward to Centralia, MO and April the 19, 1885 I received 25 dollars of R.J. Ward and have placed credit on his above note due TA Ward.

April the 7.... I received 4 dollars from Dave Mumford on the above.

May the 21, 1885..... I received 56 & 10 cts of Maconaha? On George Storgors note given the TA Ward the amount of the above that is due TA on George Storgors note is 53 & 10 cts.

May the 24, 1885..... I let Eva have 2 cows for her hefers & 53 dollars which TA is to give me credit on my note for 53 dollars.

August the 19, 1885...... I sent sixty dollars & twenty five cents to TA Ward by a bank draft on Terre Haute from the Greenup Bank.

Sept the 13....... I sent one hundred & 10 a& 5 cts to C F Ward by express to Carlisle, Arkansas 10 dollars was mine. The balance was (paps?? Expressed?) sent the 21 I paid pap 90 dollars at home.



PAGE 7

Aug the 23, 1889....... note from Dave Mumford due TA Ward.
Nov the 28...... cr by cash $6 interest at 8 percent
Jan the 22, 1885...... cr by cash 15 dollars
Apr the 7..... cr by cash 7 dollars
May the 20.... 8.35 cash on the above
Total amount of the above was paid off on the 20 day of May 1885. Total is $36.35


Page 8

Frank Ward commenst work for me the third day of March 1885

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
March the 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
3
1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
April the 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
May the 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 29 30

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
June the 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11

August the 8..... 1/2 day cutting weeds. Quit & went home in the after-noon 5 1/2 dais (days) mist (missed)

August the 25....... the forenoon you went to Greenup
Sept the 8...... I seteled the above with Frank & was aowing (owing) him 55 Dollars & 40 cts as balance due on his work

Dec the 22 1885..... Frank Ward commenst to shuck corn at 65 per day & worked as follows
1 1 1 total amt of shucking corn is 11 1/2
22 23 24

Feb the 1 1 1 1 1
4 5 6 8 9

Page 9

March the 28 1885....... I paid Frank cash $87.00
May the 2...... cash .95
May the 15...... cr by cash 1.50
May the 30....... cr by cash 3.00
June the 11...... cr by cash 12.85
July the 4...... cr by cash 5.00
Aug the 25...... cr by cash 5.00
Sept the 2...... cr by cash 1.00
Sept the 8...... cr by cash 10.00
Cr by cash 10.00
Cr by 9 bu of turnips 20 cts per bu 1.80
Dec the 24....... cr by cash 5.00
Jan the 1886........ cr by cash 13.50
Jan the .........cr by cash to Perry James for RJ Ward 3.50
Turnips .95
Cr by one pair of over shoes & tobacco 1.75
Feb the 7...... cr by cash 6.00
88.10


Page 10

James Prentice comenst work for me on the 3 day of March 1885 at 50 cts per day & worked as follows
1 3
2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
March the 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

"seteled" for the above


Page 10b
Paid James Prentice Mar the 14 18.80
March the 14....... paid cash in full setelment $5.00
Feb the 2 1906...... hay bailed by Mr Thomas White

73 94 83
48 80 87
90 93 85
94 83 81
82 82 86
65 85 86
77 92 80
90 85 82
Cont for 30 rows
85 82 82
91 88 82
85 80 85
92 95 82
87 83 90
89 39 85


Page 11

JF Fogleman commenst work on the 3 of March 1885 & worked as follows

[Transcriber Note: this page is a detailed documentation of a broad scope of work performed by JF Fogleman from shocking wheat, to building fences to breaking ground to setting posts, etc.]

Other names mentioned on this page include:
Sarah C Greeson
Henry Brown
John Brown



Page 12

March the 16...... George Cooley comenst work for 50 cts per day & worked as follows

1 1 1 1 1
16 17 18 19 20

Nov the 10 1885...... George Cooley comenst shucking corn at 50 cts per day & worked at follows
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 20

the above was seteled on the 21 of Nov 1885

Dec the 14 1887........... George Cooley comenst work at 60 cts per day & worked as follows shucking corn

1 1 1
14 15 16

(Marked "seteled")


Page 12b

March the 21...... I paid George Cooley cash $2.50
Nov the 21, 1885....... I paid George cash $6.00
Dec the 17, 1887........... cr by cash $1.80

(Marked "Paid")



Page 13

March the 18 1885..... Eli Elston & Bro deter to JM
18 doz of eggs at 14 cts per doz total amt 2.50
4 dozen of the above was Eve Fogleman I pd her cash 56 cts

May the 12...... bought of Ed Elston 16 lbs of beans at 3 1/2 cts per lb
Feb the 5, 1906...... below is an acc of hay that I have just finished bailed & put in the 5 cars of Will Freeman part at 7 per ton & the bal at 8 per ton

at 7 per ton at 8 per ton
Load Wag Non-hay Load Wag hay
380 1800 2760 4190 1100 3090
3170 800 2970 3250 940 2310
3520 1320 2200 2910 920 1990
4580 1130 3450 3070 910 2160
[Continues on for several rows]
At 8/ton continues On here
3820 1280 2540
3340 1180 2160
3540 1350 2190
4420 1040 3380
Loads 25 at 8 per ton

Total amount of the above is for the bailed hay $430.30 cts in the 5 cars & 5 stacks at one hundred not paid for yet which Will Freeman is to pay one hundred for when he comes to bail the same.
This is Feb the 8 1906..... John M Ward

63665 at ?.50 per ton $4800


Page 13b

Mar the 18 1885...... goods from Eli Elston

1 pair of over alls & 75 cts & 3 flugs of tobacco 25 cts .75
.25
2 jugs cash .50
28 sweet potatoes cash .50


May the 12...... I paid Ed Elstun cash .55
Hay bailed by Edwards in 1905
Feb the 1
Load wagon lbs load wag hay
3005 950 9065 2340 1190 1150
4100 1070 3030


Page 14

Henry Phelps comenst work for me on the 27 of March 1885 & worked as follows at 75 cts per day

1 1 1 1 3/4 1 1 1 2/3 1/2

March the 27 30 31 Apr 1 2 8 9 10 11 13
1 2/3 1 1 1 2/3 1 1 1 1 1 2/3
April the 29 30 May 2 7 8 11 June the 1 2 8 9 10 11
Nov the 19...... Henry Phelps comenst to husk corn for me & worked as follows

1/2
Nov 29

Jan the 20 1887............ Henry Phelps shucking corn at ?? cts per day & worked as follows

1
20

Henry Phelps shucking corn at 75 cts per day

March the 1 1 1 April the 2 1

3 4 25 2


Chriss Hammels acct have at Woodbury sowing oats let me over the river at cabbin at house?? after at Woodbury fourteen months work at twenty per month
(general ledger of acct totall 393.40 <140 = 253
board at Misses Plummer
paid in cash on the ? of April 253.00 (marked ""seteled"")



Page 14b

Apr the 1 1885....... I paid Henry Phelps cash $3.00
The 3 cash to Henry Phelps .45
Apr the 10...... I paid Henry Phelps casn 2.00
I paid Henry Phelps cash 1.15
May the 2...... one bu of potatoes 80 cash 120 2.00
May the 11...... I paid Henry cash 2.00
June the 2....... cash paid to Henry phelps 1.40
Jun the 8........ cr by cash 1.00
Jun the 11...... cr by cash 1.50
March the 5, 1887........... I paid Henry cash 1.25
March the 18...... cr by cash in Greenup .25
April the 3...... credit by cash 1.00
April the 4...... cr by cash .50

paid to Chris Hammel 60.00
30.00
note Nov 3..... 50.00
140.00



Page 15

William Dodrick comenst work for me on the 6 of Apr 1885 & worked as follows for seventy Dollars for 5 months his work & harvest wages for what time he works my wheat in harvest Apr the (and then day by day accounting of Apr, May, June, July August; other months: Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Other notes:
August the 8...... 1/2 day quit & went to town
August the 14...... 1/2 you comenst to ball (bail?) hay got sick & quit & done nomore that day
August the 29....... plowing in the after noon got potatoes & one load of stovewood
Dec the 14...... finishing balling (bailing?) hay

The above from the 25 of Sept to the 19 of Nov 1885 was counted at 65 cts per day making 61 3/4 days at 65 cts per day makes $40.15 & 5 ??? 70 Dollars
Total amount of the above is 110.15
Less the amount that has been paid it is 73.40
36.85


Page 15b

May the 10...... I paid Bill Dodrich cash 2.00
May the 15...... I paid bill cash 2.00
May the 31...... I paid bill casn .25
June the 5...... cr by cash 5.00
July the 4...... cr by cash 5.00
August the 8..... cr by cash 1.50
August the 11...... cr by cash .25
August the 21...... cr by cash 4.00
August the 27...... one pair of boots of JW Arther 3.00
Sept the 2...... cr by cash 4.50
Sept the 20...... cr by cash 6.50
Sept the 27...... cr by cash 1.00
Oct the 10...... cr by cash 2.00
Oct the 20...... 1 pair of jam (?) boots 3.50
Nov the 22...... cr by cash .70
Nov the 21...... cr by goods from JW Arther 2.45
Dec the 5...... cr by goods from JW Arthur 8.00
Dec the 5...... cr by cash 3.00
Dec the 15..... cr by cash 10.00
66.15

The 19 two weeks board 6.00
Shirting (?) at Arthurs 1.25
Total amount of the above is 73.40
Dec the 21....... I seteled the above & paid the balance it was 36.75


Page 16

1885 butcher Spring & otem (autumn?) Clayborn

Harison Gowan comenst work for me on the 6th of April of the rates of 14 per month for 5 months & if shorter time than 5 months at the rates of 12 per month

1/2 3/4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3/4

Apr the 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15

April the 15, 1885..... total amount is "seteled" in full & I the undersigned the undersigned have rec'd pay for the same total amt of work is $4.00
(signed H.N. Gowan)



Page 17

Alpherd Williams one day balling hay 50 cts
Alpherd Williams & Will to making 234 rails for 70 cts per hundred 1.70
March paid on hay cash 2.50
June the 29 1885...... Alpherd Williams comenst work for me in ?? at ____ & worked as follows June 29 one day in wheat 1.50
The 30 one day in wheat 1.50
July the first...... Will Williams worked July the first one day 1.50
July the 14 15 16...... Will Williams 2.50
Halling wheat in the field to the stack at one dollar per day

July the 24 1885......Will Williams helpt in hay 3/4 .75
To making 1100 hundred boards 25 cts per hundred 2.75

Alpherd Williams comenst helping me in hay & worked as follows July the 24 e/4 day .60
Total amount of Williams & Alpherd Williams work to Aug the 1885 is "seteled" to this date 17.30


Page 17b

1884 to 2 bu & 10 lbs of wheat at 80 cts $1.75 in the winter 3 bu of wheat 60 cts per bu 1.80

1885 cash to Alpherd Williams to pay tax 1.00
bal due on hay 5.15
March...... one ton 60 lbs of hay 25 cts per hun 2/65
July the 2..... cr by 50 lbs of flour 3 cts 1.50
July the 25...... cr by 25 lbs of flour at 3 cts per lbs .15
Tobacco to Mr Williams .75
Cr by 12 bu & 2 of corn to Alpherd Williams 1.20
Cash to Will Williams on the of .65
Cr by cash to Will Williams on the of July 3.35
Total amount paid to Will Williams & Alpherd Williams to Aug the 1885 is 17.30
The above is "seteled" to this date


Page 18

(marked paid)
April the 22 1885.... Vol Clark fitting on loop for a cutter & rec his pay on same day 10 cts
24 to sharpning 1 plow Seth Sharbuck 25 cts


Page 19 (marked "seteled")

April the 21 1885

Newt Cutright I sold him 1800 lbs of hay for five dollars & rec pay for the same 5.00

April to 22..... I rec 7.90 of ??(looks like) umphrejon ?? thru the sale certificate of purchase 7.90


Page 20 (marked "seteled")

Bill Jinkens comenst work for me on the 21 of April & worked as follows
June the 6..... harowing one day .50
June the 15..... splitting stove wood 1/2 day .37
June the 16...... splitting stove wood 1 day .75
June the 17...... splitting stove wood 1 day .75
The 18..... one day planting corn & pulling weeds .75
19...... hoing weeds away from replant day 1 .75
20...... horeowing corn west of the meadow day 1 .75
22.......cutting weeds out of the new ground corn day 1 .75
23.......cutting weeds out of the new ground corn day 1 .75
Jjuly the 30....... 3/4 of a day in hay .75
July the 31..... worked in hay 1/2 at one dollar per day .50
worked as follows the 24 in hay day one 1.00
28 & 29..... 2.00
july the 23..... one day in hay day 1 1.00
july the 22..... one day mowing grass 1.00

total amount on this page is 27.62
this was "seteled" on the 19 day of sept 1885

august the 4...... one day in hay 1.00
august the 5...... one day in hay 1.00
the 6....... 1/2 day in day .50
sept the 30 1 day ?illing wheat 1.00
Oct the 1 2 3....... 1 days drilling wheat 3.00

the 11..... one day in hay 1.00
the 12..... day in hay .50
the 13..... 1 day in hay 1.00
the 14..... 1 day in hay 1.00
the 15..... 1 day in hay 1.00
(last line not legible)


Page 20b

April the ....William Jinkens Deter (debtor?) to JM for one sack of corn on the ___ of April ___ .50
the 27..... to one sack of corn .50
the 29..... to 1/2 bu of potatoes at 1.00 per bu .50
may the .....9 bu & 30 lbs of corn at 55 per bu 5.20
June the 22..... cr by 25 lbs of lour at 3 cts per lbs .75
June the 24..... cr by 5 bu & 18 lbs of corn 51 per bu 9.60
June the 28...... cr by 25 lbs of flour 3 1/5 cts per lbs .80
3 sacks of corn at 45 per bu 1.35
1 sack of corn at 50 cts per bu .50

july the 30.... cr by 1.25 off for the driver 670 lbs of hay at 20 cts per hundred 1.05
august the 3..... cr by one bu of corn .50
august the 12..... cr by 200 hundred lbs of hay 20 cts per hundred .40
august the 16..... 23 1/2 lbs of flour 3 cts per lbs .70
august the 18...... to 3310 lbs of hay at 20 cts per hundred 6.00
august the 19...... I paid kinkens at the river bridge .40
oats 1 dozen sheaves .25
august the 31..... 24 lbs of flour 2 3/4 cts per lbs .66

total amount of the above is 24.11

"seteled" the above on the 19 of Oct 1885
turn to page 32


Page 21

John Brown comenst work for me on the 23 day of April 1885 for 75 cts per day and worked for me as follows

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

The 29 30 May the 2 4 5 7 8 9 13 / 26 27 28 29 30

1 1 1 2/3 1 1

June the 8 9 10 11 12 13

June the 15..... 2/3 of a day pulling plank oat of the watter & then helpt build fence
June the 18..... one day replanting corn & planting corn

June the 29 30...... John Brown harvest worked in harvest day 1

July the first..... JB worked in harvest 1 day
July the 2 3 4...... JB worked in wheat harvest at 150 cts per day John brown pitching wheat in the field on the 14 15 16 of july at one dollar per day

Sept the 1....... 1/4 day helping thrash one dollar per day

May the 6, 1886....... John Brown comenst to work for me at 75 cts per day & worked as follows

The 6...... 1/4 day

May the 26 27...... shelling seed corn & covering corn after ???

Nov the 24....... John Brown comenst to husk corn for me at 80 cts per day & worked as follows

1 1 1/4 1/2 Dec the 1 1
24 25 26 29 10 11



Page 21b

May the 2...... I paid John Brown cash 1.00
May the 2...... one bu of potatoes .80
The 7 of may... I paid John Brown cash 2.00
The 9............... cr by cash paid by JF Fogleman
I paid frank the same back on the 10th
May the 27.......cr by cash 1.00
May the 30...... cr by cash 2.00
June the 17...... cr by 2 bu & 5 lbs of corn at 50 cts per bu 1.00
June the 17...... cr by cash 1.00
June the 21...... cr by cash .50
June the 27...... cr by cash to John Brown 3.00
July the first...... cr by cash 4.00
July the 4.......... cr by cash 4.25
July the 16........ cr by cash to Jbrown 3.00
Sept the 8......... cr by cash 1.25

Credit by cash 2.00
May the 29....... cr by of potatoes

Nov the 26 1886... cr by cash 1.65
Dec the 9.............. cr by cash in the field 1.00
Dec the 11............ cr by cash in the field 1.50
Dec the 16.............cr by cash in the field & rec 30 cts worth of fish 1.00


Page 22 (marked paid) Greenup Ills

Jan the 22 1885..... three months after date I promise to pay John E Cook or barer the sum of one hundred dollars for value received with eight per cent from date April the 25 1885.

Received on the Willin (?) note forty five dollars

May the 21 1885....... rec on the above the bal


Page 22b

April the 13, 1885..... bought 1 ball (bail?) of Henry Sheplor for 25 dollars payable Aug the first with 8 percent int from date July the 31..... paid Henry Sheplor the above thirty five dollars & eighty five cts


Page 23a

Gray to making rails May the 1 1885

Charlie Gray helpt me thrash wheat in 1885


Page 23b (marked "seteled")

May the 1885..... paid to Mr Gray
May the .....cr by cash 1.00
May the .....cr by cash .75
June the 1...... cr by 24 lbs of flour .75
June the 15..... cr by cash .50
June the 16...... cr by 25 lbs of flour at 3 1/5 cts per lbs .80
June the 20...... cr by 1 order 2 dollars to ??? 2.00
June the 25....... cr by 25 lbs of flour 3 1/5 cts per lbs .80
June the 30....... cr by cash 1.00
March the 30, 1887............. I paid Charlie Gray .65
For me being the balance that he claims that I owe him for helping thrash wheat in 1885


Page 24a

JW Arthur Jan the first 1886...... I bought of Bill Shade 4 yds of calico 7 cts per yd .28

Cauten (cotton?) flannel 20 yds 1 1/4 yds flannel 50 yds 4 cts per .70
One yds .10
3 boxes tacks blue cauten (cotton?) flannel 12 1/2 cts per yd .12 1/2
One coat returned & got a 6 dollar coat 16.00
--------------
Feb the first 1887............ I bought of JW Arthur one bbl of salt for one dollar & twenty cts & paid for the above to JW Arthur the 2 RJ Ward bought the above out for me

Feb the 26...... one yds of red ribon & 2 spools of thread .25
& 5 yds coton worsted 15 cts per yds & lamp wick .80
& one gallon of oil 15 & one dozen buttons .15
March the 19 1887...... 4 yds drilling 12 1/2 cts per yds .50
4 yds crimiline 10 cts per yds .40
7 yds cotton worsted 15 cts per yds 1.00
one box of blewing .05
2 spools of thread 5 cts each .10
1 broom .25
1 bucket .15
1 1/2 yds of oil cloth 35 cts per yds .52 1/3
tea paid for tea .50
thimbels .05
2 lampflews .25
April the 8 one pair of shoes 1.25
April the 8 one hat .15
April the 19 3 yds of crimiline 10 cts .30
April the 20 one bbl of salt 1.25

(opposite side:) marked "seteled"


Page 24b

June the 10...... 1885 I bot of George Arthur 17 lbs of sugar for 1.00
& 5 spools of thread for .25
& one barl of salt for 1.25
& paid in cash for the same 2.50

--------
Feb the 1...... the first cr by cash to JW 1.20
Feb the 26..... cr by cash to JW .95
The 26......... 4 dozen eggs 10 cts per dozen .40
March the 19... cr by cash to Bill Shade .50
April the 8........ cr by cash to Bil Shade 1.00
April the 20...... cr by cash to Bil Shade on
One bbl of salt 1.20
April the 19....... cash to George Arthur .30
April the 2......... cr by cash to Bil Shade one bbl of salt 1.25


Page 25a (at top: "242 1/2 bal due")

George Spiker comenst work for me on the 24 of June 1885 & worked as followes at 75 per

1 1 1 1 1 1
24 25 26 27 29 30

breaking ground for corn

July the 1 1 1 1

1 2 3 8

sorting & binding oats day 1 $1.00
20 binding oats 1/2 day .50
total amount of the above is 8.62 1/2



1886
August George Spiker helpt thrash 1 1/4 dais at one dollar per day & I paid him on same day one 25 in cash

Sept the 15 1887...... John Spiker ??out 76 shocks of corn at 6 cts per shock 14 hills square
Total amount of the above is $4.56
Sept the 15 paid the above

Jan the 11, 1888 John Spiker finished clearing 2 acres lacking 2 1/2 rods of ground for me at 5 dollars per acre


Page 25b

amount paid to George Spiker August the __ cr by one sack of corn at 50 cts per bu .50
cr by 25 lbs of flour at 3 cts per lbs .75
cr by one sack of corn .60
July the 8..... cr by cash 1.75
July the 18...... 85 lbs of corn at 50 cts per bu .60
July the 23...... cr by cash to George Spiker 2.50
Aug the 5........ cr by one sack of corn 23 lbs .50
Total 7.20

April the 10 1886...... hay to the amount of 1257 1/2 to one load of hay 1852 1/2
total amount 2155
2155 at 25 cts per hundred makes 5.38 3/4
April the 10...... 2 sacks of corn 25 cts per bu 1176 .41 2/3
May the 22...... cr by 1 load of corn weight 1845
May the 22...... cr by 1 load of corn weight 1840 at 28 cts for bu makes 1795
(transcriber note: other numbers are written in lines between lines, making it difficult to read and determine the logic/math)
June the 29...... cr by corn ?? eight 1027 1/2
Makes 14 bu & 27 1/2 lbs at 28 cts per bu 4.03

Total 403

Jan the 10, 1888....... cr by cash to John Spiker on clearing
The 11 cr by 74 lbs of corn at 60 cts per bu 1.65


Page 26a

July the 13 1885...... I sold to RJ Ward one field of grass at 5D per acre & bought 1 yearling steer of him for 20D as part pay on grass & I loned him 5 Dollars on the same night which he is to pay back in 2 months & to finish paying for the bal of the grass then

August the 13...... I let ____ Brown have 3 3/4 bu of corn for which RJ Ward is to pay me 1.50 for the same
March the 9, 1886..... I sold RJ Ward one stack of hay for $13.00
April the 19....... I sold RJ Ward 12 bu & 13 1/2 lbs of oats for 10 cts per bu 3.72
Jan the 9 1887........... I let RJ Ward have one auger 1 1/2 inch & he promises to shuck corn one day for the same as soon as it will do to shuck
Feb the 10....... I sold RJ Ward one hog weight 215 for ?? 89.65


Page 26b
1886
to cutting of grass 2 pieces in the bottom at 5.00 per acre being in all
rubbers for wheat drill 1.76

Jan the 31, 1887............ cr by cash on hay 11.00
Feb the 10....... cr by cash balance on one stack of hay 9.00
Feb the 10....... cr by cash for one hog 9.65
1887...... cr by cash to the amount of 10.00 on one hundred bu of corn which I am to let JR Ward have in the field at 28 cts
per bu
July 17, 1887............ corn which RJ Ward gave all of that he got & had paid 10 Dollars on the same corn that George & Ed Spiker shucked was 23
(this part is very unclear to the transcriber) & 21 bushels & one load that he got where Bill then owed on plank in the fence corner it being ?? & owned to taking on sack & 2 pieces of sacks from the crib in the lot here at home & one sack & 1/2 at the bottom making in al seventy one & one half


Page 27a
1885
Aug the ____ ......Zack Lee comenst work in hay at one dollar per day & worked as follows

1/4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1/2

August the 3 4 5 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

(opposite side)

August the 11, 1885.... I paid cash to Zack Lee to the amount of fice d 5.00
The 18...... I paid Zack Lee in cash 3.00
The 19...... I paid Zack Lee in cash 2.00
Balance on what he was a owing last year was .50
Seteled the above on the 19 of August 1885



Page 28
Lewis Hotsel August 29, 1885 to making rails at 60 cts per hundred

Transcriber Note: a very detailed page of days worked, the amount paid, the type of work and the settlement of the account through the bartering of goods.


Page 29a

Feb the 23, 1886..... I sold to Hutchison for Elstun 7 dozen eggs at 15 cts per dozen 1.05
Feb the 27..... 16 dozen eggs at 13 cts per doz 2.08
March the 2..... 10 dozen & 5 eggs to Eli Elstun 13 cts per dozen 1.35
March the 8...... I sold 7 dozen & 8 eggs to Eli Elstun 10 cts per doz .77
The 13...... 17 dozen eggs to Ed Elstun 9 cts 1.53
The 17...... 9 dozen eggs to Ed Elstun .81
The 29...... 7 1/2 dozen eggs to Eli Elstun 8 1/2 cts .62 1/2
April the 6.... 7 1/2 dozen eggs to Eli Elstun 8 1/3 cts per doz .62 1/2
April the 10.... 16 dozen eggs to Ed Elstun 9 cts per doz 1.44
April the 17..... 7 1/2 dozen eggs 9 cts per dozen .67 1/2 10.61 1/2


PAGE 29b Household Goods
1886
(the costs/prices did not copy from original)
JM Ward deter to Elstun & Brothers 1 gal oil
Feb the 27..... 2 lbs cotton 15 cts per lbs
Tea
Mar the 2...... 1 box of baking powder
Shoes 65 & 85 & 25 cts baking powder returned
March the 3...... 7 lbs of coffee 16 2/3 per lbs
The 4..... I bought bbl of Ed Elstun
The 4..... 1 pair of shoes for Bell
Three spools of thread & 5 cts worth of coffee
17.... calico of Eli Elstun
1 galen of coal oil
29..... cr by 7 1/2 lbs of sugar 8 1/3 per lbs
30....... cr by 1 gallen of coal oil from Eli
Apr the 6........ 1 lbs of rayon
The 6........ 1/4 lbs cinnamin bark
Envellops
April the 10....... 2 spools of thread
11 yds of unbleached muslin
one order to Bill Jinkens
the 13....... 7 yds of cotton goods 6 1/4 cts per yds
the 13....... 7 1/2 lbs of sweet potatoes 4 cts per lbs
to papers of cabbage seed
April the 17....... to 1/2 bu of beans
the 17....... .5 lbs of sugar
the 17........ 1 pair of suspenders for ??
the 17 ....... cr by tobacco to Frank Ward
April the 24....... one gallen of coal oil
The 24....... to 4 yds of shirting 9 cts per yds
May the 8....... one pair of shoes & one lbs of tobacco to Frank
The 13........ 3 spools of thread & 1 pair of stockings
8 yds of calico 5 cts per yds
1/2 bu of beans


Page 30a

Ben Peters Deter March the 4, 1886
For 12 1/2 lbs of butter at 12 1/2 cts per lbs 1.56 1/4
March the 13....... 5 1/2 lbs of butter 12 1/2 cts per lbs .68 3/4


Page 30b

March the 4....... Detter to Ben Peters for the following 2 buckets 12 1/2 each .25
To 6.6 lbs of coffee 16 2/3 cts per lbs 1.76 1/4
One broom .25
March the 13....... 4 1/8 lbs coffee at 16 2/3 cts .68 3/4


Page 31a.

Frank Fogleman comenst to work for me on the first day of March 1886 & worked as follows.

March 1...... day building fence east of the brill field .75
The 5 or 6...... halling hay .75
The 9..... 1 day building fence & halling sugar traulers .75
The 13...... 1/2 day halling sugar watter .37 1/2
14...... 2/4 day halling sugar watter .37 1/2
15...... 1 day boiling sugar watter .75
19...... 1/2 day scraping the ditch south of the railroad .37 1/2
27...... 1/2 day survaying .37 1/2
July the 20..... 1/2 day binding oats .50
5 dais planting & plowing corn @ 2.00 per day 11.00
Sept the 6....... worked the ta pm ;amd 2/86
3/4 of a day halling wheat with team 1.50
2..... 1/2 dais halling corn at 1.50 per day 3.75
3.... dais thrashing at one dolar per day 3.00
Oct one..... day cutting corn 1.00

Nov the 22..... helpt shock corn at cts per day & worked as follows

1/2 1 1 1/2 1/3 1
22 23 24 25 26 29

1/2 1 1/3 1 1 1

Dec the 10 11 13 14 16 21


1/2 1 1 1
Jan the 18 19 20 21

Feb the 13 1887.......... total Amount of shocking corn is 12 2/3 at 1.00
Per day makes 12.66 2/3
40.77 2/3
34.41
6.31 1/3

887
March the first..... Frank comenst shocking corn

1 1 1 1 1 1 1
The 1 2 3 4 25 April the 2 4

May the 8...... seteled the above shucking corn 6 1/2 dais at one dollar per day makes 6.50 balance due on setelment before was 6.36

12.86



Page 31b

1886
March the 9..... cr by one sow to Frank 8.50
April the 12....... 2 bu of potatoes 45 per bu makes .90
May the 3...... cr by 9.50 lbs of hay at 31 1/4 cts per hundred makes 9.96
July the 17...... cr by wheat 4 bu & 13 lbs At 6 cts per bu makes 2.86
Aug the 2..... cr by cash 2.00
August 14..... 4 bu & 12 lbs of wheat at 68 cts per bu makes 2.86
August the 23..... cr by cash 10.00
Oct 3...... bu & 12 lbs of wheat at 70 per bu 2.24
Dec the ......cr by 14 lbs of fish
Jan the first 1887........... cr by 108 lbs of flour & 1 1/2 bu of pf 3 bu of wheat at 10 cts Per bu makes 2.10
Feb 1887...... the 13...... balance due to this date is 54.41 6.46
March the 8...... cr by cash in Greenup $10.00
April the 11...... 6 bu of wheat at 75 cts per bu makes 4.50
Apr the 28...... 6.50 .30 per hwt? 1.85
May the 8..... total amount of the above is 16.45

12.86
3.59

May the 8...... cr by one hog weight 140
May the 28..... 4 bu of wheat at 75 per bu



Page 32a

JM Deter to Bill Jinkens 1886

March the 15..... Bill Jinkens comenst work for me at 75 cts per day & worked as follows March the 15

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25

1 1 1 1 1 1

April the 7 8 9 13 15 17


June the 15 1886.....Jinkens comenst to work in wheat harvest at per day & worked as follows

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 mowing the yard & shocking wheat

July the 1..... 3/4
8 9...... halling wheat

August the 1..... 3/4
27 38 helping thrash at one dollar per day makes 1.75 & Lafe? Jinkens helpt thrash the 27 28
1 day in hay at one per day helpt the 7 cr by cash to bill Jinkens $8.60

May the 23, 1887............ I sold 17 bu of corn to Bill Jinkens at 35 cts per bu Which he promised to pay for in 8 dais

July the 1...... day pitching hay at 1.00 per day ? hay pitching hay 2.00
August the 31...... Bill Jinkens comenst to help in thrashing wheat & oats at one dollar per day & worked as follows Aug 31 1 day Sept 1 3/4 3.00
One 1/2 shocking wheat .50
(indiscernible)



Page 32b

Bill Jinkens deter to JM 1886
March the 9.....1 1/2 bu turnips 25 per bu .37 1/2
March the 24.....one order to elstun by mart /65
March the 27.....6 1/2 lbs of shoulder meat 7 cts per lbs .45
March the 30.... one order to Elstun 3.00
March the 30..... 500 lbs of hay 25 cts per cwt 1.25
April the 7...... cr by 23 lbs of flour 3 cts per lbs .65
April 10..... cr by order to Eli Elstun 1.50
April the 17..... cr by 24 lbs of flour .72
April the 22 ...... 2 & 86 1/2 lbs of hay At 30 cts per hundred .85
May the 5..... cr by 6 & 12 1/2 lbs of hay at 31 1/4 cts per hundred 1.91
May the 6..... 12 lbs of flour 3 cts per lbs .36
June the 18..... cr by cash .25 23 cr by 25 lbs of flour 3 cts per lbs .75
June the 28......cr by 25 lbs of meal per lbs .25
July the 8...... cr by 25 lbs of flour .75 14 & 10 lbs of corn at 30 4.20 1 bu of seed corn .40

18.32 1/3
(and then lots of numbers that tabulate something at bottom of page)



Page 33a Frank Ward comenst to work for me for 6 months


Page 33b


Page 34a March 1886

Bill Patrick Deter to JM Ward for 1 load of wheat straw 1.50

1887......
April the 20...... one plow sheer $5.10


Page 34b

JM Ward Deter to Bill Patrick & Seth Starbuck

March one..... shoe on one mule .25
March the 20..... to sharpening iron wedge .10
March the 20...... two rings for mall (?) .25
April the ......pointing one plow & fixing 2 Singel tree hookes & sharpening one plow 1.00
April the 30...... to sharpening one plow shear .20



Page 35a 1886

James Vandike Deter to JM Ward for the following articles hereafter mentioned
Feb the 1 to the 4..... hay to James Vandike .25
Feb the 5...... 905 lbs of hay to James Vandike $3.16
March the 2...... 19 bu of corn 30 cts per bu 5.70
March the 5...... 19 & 30 lbs of hay 25 cts per hundred 4.82 1/2



Page 35b

Feb the 8 1886........ I rec of James Vandike $6.15
Mar the 17..... cr by cash 2.00
Mar the 18..... one package valuable papers sent to I L (?) Lebman Mattoon .25
The 26...... cr by cash 2.00
May the 13...... cr by cash 2.75
May the 22...... cr by cash 5.00
Jun ......cr by cash 1.78 19.93



Page 36a Bill Dowdrick comenst to work one hundred dais


Page 36b


Page 37a

Joseph Cook I bought of him

April the 22...... to 28 lbs of nails 4 cts per lb 1.12
& one pair of nippers .25
& cury comb .15

Dec the 8, 1887............ nails & balan (??) on lining stove 3.15



Page 37b

April the 22....... I paid cash to Joseph Cook $1.50
June the....... cr by cash 7.80
Dec the 8....... seteled with Jo Cook & paid him $3.15


Page 38 1886

John Ingle deter to me for corn on the 23 of April.......25 bu & 40 at 35 cts per bu payable Aug the first 1886
Dec the 7 1886.....John Ingle finished paying the above
June the 15, 1886.....John Ingle got 29 bu & 40 lbs of corn at 28 cts per bu & promised to pay for the same in 3 weeks & if not paid then he promised to pay one per cent per bu per week till he does pay for the same


Page 39 Real Estate Purchase, Jefferson Co, IL

Coppy of June the 22, 1907 to Mr. G.L. Stailey

June 23, 1907. Know all men by these present that whereas John M Ward, guardian of Eva Lena Ward a minor appointed as such guardien by the county coart of the county Cumberland in the state of Illinois did at the June term of said County AD 1907 in a certain cause therein pending to sell estate of said minor for the purpose of investing the proseed there of in other real estate & did obtain an order of said court for the sale of all the interest of the said Eva Lena Ward in the hereinafter described real estate and whereas at a sale made by said guardian in pursuance of the order and directions of said court so made on the twenty second day of June 1907 the following described real estate situated in the county of Jefferson and state of Illinois to wit the undivided one half of town lots numbered fifty five (55) and fifty six (56) in Evans and Casey addition to the City of Mount Vernon in the state of Illinois was struck off and sold by him to G.L. Stailey for the sum of twelve hundred dollars cash in hand. Therefore in consideration of the said sum of money paid by the G.L. Staley the said John M. Ward as such guardian by these present convey to the G.L. Stailey all the claim and title of the said Eva Lena Ward to and in the above described premises and real estate dated this 27 day of June 1907 as a coppy of the ??? of what was done on the 22 day of June 1907. John M Ward.


Page 40a

May the 19 1886......Eli Elstun deter to JM Ward
Cr by cas from James Moyer 2.55
August the 25....... 36 lbs & 10 lbs of corn 35 cts per bu 12.65
Aug the 30....... cash to Eli Elstun 1.20


Page 40b (Household Items)

May the 19 1886..... JM deter to Eli Elstun
May the 18...... one galon of coal oil
June the 2...... 1/2 lbs of pepper .15
July the 20...... cr by Sugar 16 1/2 lbs 6 1/4 cts 1.00
July the 20.... .cr by 6 lbs of coffee 16 2/3 cts 1.00
August the 25..... 1 ham of meet 15 cts per lbs weight
Aug the 25..... to 1/2 lbs of peper .15
August the 30...... one dollars worth of Sugar 1.00 & one gallen of oil paid for the same on same day .20
Oct the 12 1886...... 8 scains of yarn .50 thread 24 & D Dye 20 .45 letter paper 10 & 8 yds calico @ 5 ? .50?
8 yds cotton worsted @ 10.80 6 yds flannel @ 30 ? 9.60 5 yds guigham @ 10.50 12 yds calico @ 7 1/2 90 1.40
10 yds & flannel @ 12 1/2 5 yds ticking @ 10 50 1.75 9 yds ticking 20 1.80
Oct the 13...... I bought one pocket knife of ed & paid him 10 cts for the same


Page 40a

June the 1 1886.... I sold 13 bu & 60 lbs corn to John Van Meter at 30 cts per bu & rec pay for the same total amount of corn is $4.10


Page 40b

June the 1 1886..... cr by cash $2.50
June the 1...... cr by one order to Mr Dutton 1.60
June the 26.... I rec cash of William Dutton on John Van Meter acc tho the amount of 1.50


Page 41a C.G. Jones deter to JM Ward


Page 41b


Page 42
June the 1..... Eb Stewart bought one rick of hay for 23 which he is to pay same for in 30 dais
June the 1.....Eb Stewart got 2 sacks of cor & paid for the same
June the 5....one sack of corn 30 cts per bu .30 By Jo stoots the 8 one sack of corn by Jo Stoot .30
June the 10.... 6 sacks of corn 1.80
Frank Wickiser got 2 sacks of corn & paid 60 cts for the same


Page 42b

June the first.....cr by cash $5.00
Aug the 9.....Eb (Eb Stewart) is a owing me 18.00 on hay yet the corn is paid for
July the 28, 1886.....Eb Stewart bought the oak trees in the Sugar Camp for 40 cts per hundred paid cash on same day that he bought the same to the amount of 40.00 and promised to pay the balance in 60 dais
Sept the 27.....cr by cash from Eb Stewart 20.00 Marked Settled
Aug the 14..... Green got 21 bu & 10 lbs of corn Paid for the same in cash at 35 cts per bu makes 7.35
August the 23 1886......Eb Stewart paid me cash in Toledo to the amount of 6 dollars for corn which green came and got 22 bu & 7 1/2 lbs at 55 per bu makes 7.70 Leaves bal due on corn 1.70
Sept the 30......cr by cash from eb stewart here at home at night $100.00
Nov the 23.....William Stewart paid me one hundred dollars in the cornfield over the river between the 2 bridges for Eb Stewart on timber


Page 43a 1886

Will Wickiser deter for planter For 1 1/2 dais at 1.50 per day


Page 43b

June the 5......Will Wickiser paid me 1.25
July the last...... cr by cash 1.00


Page 44

June the 11, 1886...... James Moyer
got corn one load weight 2860
wagon weight 965
1895
at 28 cts per bu

total amount of load 756
paid same day cash 500
leaves balance due 256
which he promises to pay on the 19 of June 1886


Page 45

James Phelps June the 10 1886...... to one load of 15 bu of corn at 27 cts per bu makes 405
paid 200
leaves him a owing me 205


Page 46a June the 22, 1886..... C.M. Kershner


Page 46b July the 10, 1886......C.M. Kershner


Page 47a 1886

JM deter to Sam Cisney
June the 26....... helping stack wheat at per day and worked as follows
July the 11 1/2. The last pitch in my wheat was 3 1/2 dais
Jan the 1887........... Sam Cisney deter for corn & hay

Jan the 31....... 10.10 lbs of hay at 30 cts per cwt makes $3.00 & 8 bu of corn at 30 cts per bu 2.40
March the 30 1887............ Sam Cisney got 2 bu of corn at 30 cts per bu & is to pay Charlie Gray 65 cts for helping me thrash wheat in 1885
May the .........one bu of corn 40 cts per bu .40
May the 30...... one bu of corn .40
June the 2...... one bu of corn .40
June the 7....... 81 1/2 lbs of corn 40 cts per bu
July the 23....... Seteled above counting 8 bu at 35 cts 2.80


1 1 1 3/4 Marked Seteled
Stacking wheat July the 8 9 13 14 total amount of Sams helping stack wheat is 6 1/4 dais at one dollar per day makes 6.26
5.00
.65



Page 47b 1886

July the 10.... cr by cash 2.00
July the 23..... cr by cash 5.00

1887......
Jan the 31..... cr by cash from Sam Cisney for corn & hay $5.40
March the 30..... Sam paid Charlie Gray .65 (Marked Seteled)
July 9...... cr by cash .50
July the 12.... 72 1/2 lbs of cor at 38 cts per bu
July the 13...... cr 4 1/2 lbs of midling meat at 12 1/2 .56 1/4
Same date 25 lbs of flour .65
July the 19..... cr by 3 1/2 lbs of midling meat at 12 1/2 cts .43 3/4
July the 22..... cr by 25 lbs of flour .65 2.80


Page 48a
March the 10 1885..... I have money on hand to the amount of twelve dollars & ten cents $12.10
Frank Brown I received cash on the 18 of mar 1885
on logs 20.81
Samuel Read I received of him four hundred $ for 8 head of steers on the 25 of March 400.00
March the 31......Williams got 1 ton of hay 5 per ton paid 2.50
James Atchison paid me 20 dollars on the 2 of Apr on the Frazier estate for TA Ward
Apr the 7.... 25 bu of corn to JR Phelps at 25 cts per bu makes 6.25 & I received cash on the same 2.00
Apr the 9 1885....... I received cash of Moyer Dan K 3.45 & I received cash of Dan K Moyer for 3 1/2 bu of 1.40
corn at 40 cts per bu

Apr the 3...... 8 received cash of D. Mumford 3.00
Apr the 7.... I received cash of Dave Mumford 4.00
April the 20.... I sold my bailed hat at 6 1/2 per ton & rec cash on same day to the 15.00 19 page tax receipt & hay 12.90
June the 4.... I rec cash from Pery Jones to the amount of eight dollars & 50 cts on one burr oak tree leaves 50 cts 8.50
June the ? I sold 9 bu ^ 55 lbs of corn to dave & rec 5 dollars in cash for the same 50 cts per bu
August the 6, 1885.... I rec a dewe bill of Joseph Stewart for 62 dollars & 84 cts from Frank Brown

Oct the 8, 1885..... I rec C G Jones & Eb Stewart note for two hundred Dollars on Frank Browns wheat



Page 48b
March the 14 1885...... paid cash to J Prentice? $5.00
March the 17....... paid 6.70 cts on personal taxes to Co Ray 6.70
Eli Elston cash for 2 jugs .20
Paid balance on personal tax to Coleman Ray 10.00
Taxes I paid March the 26 1885 $99.55
Fastening shoes on 1 harde? March 26 .40
March 28...... 2 bu & 13 lbs of clover seed & 1 sack $5 1/20 D per bu 12.70
March 28...... cash to Frank Ward 7.00
Apr the 8..... I paid Henry Phelps cash 3.00
Apr the 12...... 1 1/2 bu of clover seed 5 1/2 per bu & 67 15 cts each 18.30
March the 21.... I paid George Cooley 2.50
Apr the 3..... I paid J W Arthur's clerk cash on goods 10.00
Apr the 3...... I sent 250 dollars of mine & 23 of paps To Ta Ward by express to Centralia Mo $273.00
Apr the 3..... I paid Henry Phelps cash .45 to 1 book for Charlie .30 & 1 for dord 25 at NG James .55
Misses Sheplor for goods cash .55
Goods at Kentuckey Store paid cash 1.65
Bought fish of Abe Parker paid cash .10
Apr the 7..... goods from Kentuckey Store 2.15
Apr the 7..... to Seth Storbuc for laying plow 2.50
Apr the 9..... 5 bu of oats of Wes Beard 33 1/3 per bu 2.60
Apr the 9..... Henry Phelps cash 2.00
Apr 10..... 3 bu 5 lbs of oats of Wes Beard 1.10
April the 16......I paid Henry Phelps cash
Apr the 16..... I paid Kester cash for 31 lether horn??
Straps & 2 iron ham strings & 3 brass ribets ??
And 2 cruppers ?? 20 cts each total 1.50

Page 18 to blacksmithing .10
24 on page 18 .25
24 to JW Arthur on page 24 1.85
April the 25 on page 22 45.00
the 28 fair from Greenup to Toledo & return .20


Page 49a
Dec the 15.... I sold 97 burr oak & white oak trees to Captain Clow of Chicago for 180 D & rec on the 15 in cash 100.00
Dec the 18 1885...... I rec of WA Harman in cash 20.00
Dec the 18..... I sold 13 bu of corn to downs for 25 cts per bu & rec in cash for the same 3.25
Dec the 18..... I sold 12 bu & 24 lbs of wheat at 84 1/2 cts per bu & rec in cash for the same 10.75
Dec the 19.... I rec cash of ?? Park balance on the burr oak & white oak timber to the amount of 80 dollars from Capt Clow 80.00
Feb the 8 1886..... I rec $6.15 cts of James Vandike on hay that haves him aowing me $3.25
Feb the 9..... I sold Henry Winslo 62 bu of corn for $16.85 & rec pay for the same
Feb the 8....... I sold & delivered hay to Turner to the amount of 27 & rec pay for the same
Feb the 9..... I sold 9 head of 2 year old steers past for $360 & rec pay for the same
Jan the last...... I sold corn to C G Jones to the amount of $42.12

Feb the 9 ...... I rec $25.00 of C G Jones on corn

Feb the 6 to the 10..... I sold & delivered corn to CG Jones to the amount of 41.54

Feb the 12.... I rec cash of C G Jones $25.00
Feb the 15...... I rec cash of Eb Stewart & check 10.00
Feb the 15 I rec check from turner on hay 27.85
total amount of the above is 494.51



Page 49b

Dec the 15 1884 ? [8?]..... I sent 90 dollars to CF Ward by express to Carlisle Ark
The 18.... I paid J F Fogleman in cash 5.00
The 15...... cash to Bill Dowdrick 10.00
The 15.....cash to Jo Cook for a 4 prongue fork .65
The 19..... cr by cash to JF Fogleman 20.00
The 19..... cr by cash to Wo Donman 1.35
The 19....cr by cash to JW Arthur 20.75
The 19..... cr by cash to Eli Elston 6.15
The 19..... cr by cash to Mc Caan .05
The 19..... cr by cash to dishes & Feltner 10.00
The 19..... cr by cash to Bill Patrick 3.90
The 19..... cr by cash to Lewis Hotsel 5.00
Feb the 8..... I paid Frank Ward cash 2.25
Feb the 9..... I sent cash to TA Ward $250.00 Threw the Greenup & Casey bank
Feb the 10.... cr by cash to Lewis Hotsel 7.86
Feb the 9..... cr by cash to Mc Caan .20
Feb the 12...... cr by cash to pay exchange from Casey to Centralia, MO .50
Feb the 12..... cr by cash to Ed Elstun 21.27
Feb the 12..... cr by cash to Feltner & Dishes 8.00
Feb the 13...... cr by cash to JF Fogleman 13.35
Feb the 13...... cr by cash to JW arthur 1.25
Feb the 13...... cr by cash to Velie Perry 28.00
Feb the 8...... cr by cash to Harlo Park for saty? 16.00
Feb th 12...... cr by cash to Frank Ward 3.25
Feb the 12....... cr by 1 pair of rubber boots from JW Arthur 3.50
Feb the 12...... cr by cash to Jo Cook
Feb the 16..... cr by cash to John Spiker 3.40
Feb the 15...... cr by cash to Eli Elstun for ?? 1.00
Feb the 20..... cr by cash McCan for pair of half soles lin's boots .35
Feb the 20...... cr by cash for dockaboots to Elstun .85
Feb the 20...... cr by cash to William Evens 100.00
March the 2..... cr by cash to Frank Fogleman 2.90
464.93


Page 50
$5500 On or before 25 day of December AD 1893 for value received I promise to pay Thornton A Ward or order the sum of five thousand five hundred dollars with interest at the rate of six per cent per anum from and after the 25 day of Dec AD 1883 interest to be paid annually this 10 October AD 1883

$4680 On or before the 25 day of Dec AD 1890 for value received I promise to pay Thornton A Ward or order the sum of 4 thousand six hundred & eighty dollars with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from & after the 24 day of Dec AD 1883 interest to be paid annually this the 10 of Oct AD 1883 Jan the 23 1886


Page 50b
Dec the 16 1885 Cash to Frank Ward 90.00

1886
Jan the 26..... I paid maw here at home cash 30.00
Cash to Ellstun for 1 pair of boots 5.00 which they are to give me credit on my note on the opposite side for the same
Feb the 9, 1886..... I sent money threw the Greenup & Casey bank to TA Ward to the amount of 250.00
April the 6, 1886....... I sent cash to TA Ward by post office money order 50.00
April the 27....... I sent cash to TA Ward threw the Pacific Express Office from Greenup to Centralia, MO 100.00
April the 27...... I sent cash to C F Wardto Carlisle, Arkansas from Greenup to the amount of 200.00
May the 19...... I sent money to TA Ward threw the express office to Centralia, MO from Greenup to the amount of 50.00
May the 29, 1886.... I sent cash to TA Ward to Centralia, MO to the amount of 140.00 from Greenup
Aug the 30, 1886..... I sent cash to TA Ward by Express from Greenup to Centralia, MO to the amount of which he is to give me credit on the $4680 dollars note that falls due in 1890 100.00
October the 14, 1886..... cr by cash to EE Ward 50.00
October the 14....... I paid one note that Thomas Brewer had on pap given at Aunt Lorinda's sale for $9.45. I paid it off with 9.50
Nov the 18...... cr by cash to TA Ward here at home for EE Ward 9.50
Nov the 19, 1886..... cash to JS Ward for EE Ward 90.00
Dec the 24, 1886...... cr by cash to C F Ward to Carlisle, Arkansas from Greenup 73.00
June the 25, 1887........... cr by cash 145.00 One forty-five was mine & the other 30 Miss Ingle's (see page 69)
Feb the 15..... I sent cash to EE Ward 85.00
Turn to page 79. Total of the above is 1477.00


Page 51
March the 2 1886...... I rec $12.75 of WA Harman balance on piling
March the 2........ cr by cash from JR Phelps on corn 4.00
Mar the 2..... I rec in cash 8.10 of Henry Winslo for 28 & 60 lbs of corn 28 cts per bu
March the 3...... I sold 51 & 35 lbs of corn 28 cts per bu to henry winslo & rec pay for the same being 14.42
the 4....... I sold to Jake Lyons 14 hundred lbs of hay 30 cts per hundred & rec pay for the same 4.20
March the 17..... cr by cash 2.00
the 26...... cr by cash 2.25
the 27...... one load of 25 bu of corn to white t 28 cts per bu makes 7.00 paid 5.00
March the 29..... 4 bu of oats to shep 30 cts per bu paid for the same 1.20
March the 29.... one load of 14.20 lbs of hay to dock scot & pardner 3.55
April the 5..... 15 bu & 20 lbs of corn to JR Phelps 28 cts per bu paid for same 4.30
April the 5..... I rec cash of clint robertson on walnut tops 50.00
Apr the 7...... 1220 lbs of hay to Jake Lyons 25 cts per hundred 1.00 & paid for the same 50 cts to fill the Salem graveyard & 2.50 in cash total amount is paid 3.00
April the 7..... I sold 4.79 ft of black walnut lumber to Clint Robertson for 13.00 also 2 black walnut logs for 1.50 & rec pay for the same
April the 8....... Hary Hotsel got 7 hundred lbs of hay 25 cts per hundred 1.50
April the 12..... winphry wheat got 1867 lbs of hay 31 1/4 cts per cw & paid for the same 5.80
April the 19...... I sold 12 bu & 13 1/2 lbs oats 20 cts per bu


Page 51b

Marc the 3 1886...... I sent $56.80 to Peoria to Bourland & Bailey as the interest on my note due Jan the first 1886 by post office money order.
March the 3...... cash to James King for money order .32
March the 4...... one 1/2 pt of turpentine & bought 1/2 pt alchohol & camfor gum of NG James paid .35
March the 10..... cash to Dave Mumford for ax handels .50
March the 17......one 1/2 pt of casteroil of Jameses son & paid for the same .15
March 17.... medicine of NG James for Charley & 1 bottle of armistead ague tonic paid 1.25
the 23...... medicine for Charlie from NG James & paid for the same .50
the 24..... 1 visit to see Charlie by ng
March the 24, 1886..... I paid Mrs Vandyke 16.00
April the 5...... I paid Eli Elstun cash to the amt of 17.00 which I had borrowed to pay for fan mill
April the 6...... I sent cash to TA Ward to Centralia 50.00
April the 8...... I paid personal tax to Coleman Ray 11.45
May the 19 1886..... I paid taxes on land 97.97
May the 19 1886...... I sent cash to TA Ward 50.00
May the 29...... I sent cash to TA Ward 140.00
Dec the 3 1886.... I sent cash to CF Ward by express from Greenup to Carlisle ark to the amount of 50.00
To be credited on my 290 note
Dec the 24 1886...... I sent cash by express from Greenup to Carlisle Ark for CF Ward to the amount of 100.00
73 was for maw to give me credit on my note


Page 52

April the 19, 1886.....I received 700.00 of Billy Bruster on a loan on land
May the 19, 1886..... I sold 19 hogs for 3.30 per hundred & rec pay for the same day to the amount of 144.00
May the 19 1886.... I sold 3 head of cattle for 3 1/2 cts per lbs weight 4280 to John Wetherholt & received one hundred 100.00 dollars on the same balance due on cattle forty nine dollars & 80 cts
May the 29 1886..... J. Wetherholt paid bal on cattle
Dec the 20 1886..... I sold 12 head of hogs to JW Wetherholt for 3.75 per cwt & they weighed 2105 lbs & I rec in cash for the same on same day $78.80
Jan the 3 1887............ 1/2 interest on one hog to John Wetherholt at 380 per hundred & its weight was 350 & rec pay for the same 6.65
Jan the 7 1886...... I sold 2 hogs to J.W. Wetherholt for $380 per hundred delivered then 10 weight was 335 & I rec 5.00 on the same on the 7 of Jan & the balance on the 10 of January being 7.73
Feb the 5..... I sold one cow at 3 cts per lbs & 5 head of hogs for 4 1/2 to JW which I am to deliver on the 8 & I rec in cash on same day 20.00
The 9...... I rec balance on hogs & cow being 74.35
April the 2 1887........... I rec cash of J.W. Wetherholt to the amount of 90.00 as part pay on gathering corn may the 5 I received $20.00 of mr Wetherholt on corn


Page 52b

April the 19 1886..... I paid Billey Bruster 2 per sent commission on the opposite side to the amount of $14.00
April the 19..... I paid misses vandike 386.50 In full for the balance that I was a owing her on the 35 acres of land that I bought of her on the 15 of May 1882
The 19..... I paid for the recording of mortgague 1.00
The 19..... I paid interest on advance on load for six months to the amount of 28.00
Oct the 16 1886..... I paid WS Everhart int on loan in advance for the next six months to the amount of 28.00
April the 22 1887.......... I paid WS Everhart int on loan 28.00
April the 22.....I paid WS Everhart cash on ???? 32.00


Page 53a

July the 28 1886..... I have money on hand to the amount of $7.00
July the 28 1886..... I rec of Eb Stewart 40.00
The 31..... I rec cash of Malen Lee 900.00
August the first...... I rec for hogs 70.95
August the 2...... I rec in cash balance on corn 124.00
441.95

Aug the 23...... cash of Eb Stewart in Toledo 6.00
August the 28 & 30.... 211 bu wheat at 71 cts per bu to malen lee paid me for the same on the 30 of Aug 149.81
August the .... I sold 215 bu & 58 lbs of wheat to Malen Lee for 68 cts per bu & rec pay for the same to the amount of 146.75
August the ..... I sold 6 1/2 bu of wheat at 71 cts per bu to Mr Shope and son & rec pay for the same to the amount of 4.61
Sept the 4..... I sold 12 bu & 47 1/2 lbs of wheat to Pearson and rec pay for the same 9.05


Page 53b 1886

July the 31..... I paid Charles Conzet $4.30
The 31...... I paid JW Arthur 33.03
The 31...... I paid Julies Conzet .75
July the 28..... I paid Chism 11.00
August the first..... I paid Frank Ward 20.00
The first..... I paid CM Kershner 25.50
The 2.... Bill Dowdrick 20.00
Aug the 1..... cash to Lew Conzet 6.15
The 1...... cash to Misses Meeker 1.80
The 1.... cash to JW Arthur 2.97
The 2..... cash to Joseph Cook 1.85
The 2..... cash to JF Fogleman 2.00
Aug the 1...... cash to Elstun 29.37
The 2 ....... cash to Elstun 1.00
Aug the 1 ..... cash to Cm kershner for sow? 5.00
Aug the 1..... cash to Pa Brady 25.00
Aug the 2 ..... cash to Patrick .60
Aug the 1..... cash to Will Ewart .15
July the 31..... cash to CM Kershner which I had borrowed of him 3.50
Aug the 8..... cr by cash to Ed Elstun 2.20
Aug the 8....... cr by cash to Will House 1.70
The 9...... cr by cash to Bill Mcdonald 15.00
236.87
Aug the .....cr by cash to JS Ward by express 100.00
Aug the 23..... cash to JF Fogleman 10.00
August the 23...... I sent cash to JS Ward from Greenup by express to the amount of 110.00
August the 25....... cr to NG James for one can of tar .15
Aug the 25...... cr to NG James .10


Page 54a August the 28 1886 JM deter to thrashers
Zack Lee 2.25 I paid him on same day
Gube Matox 2.75 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Fred Welch 2.75 I paid hom on the 28 of Aug
George Spiker 1.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
John Spiker 1.75 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Oren Sheplor 2.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Jack Rite 2.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Wilber Phelps2.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Dave Kuran 1.25 I paid him by helping him thrash
Dave Mitchel 2.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Frank Fogleman 3.00 I paid him on the 29 of Aug
Will Williams 1.50 I paid him on the 30 of Aug
Alpherd Williams 2.25 I paid him on the 28 of Aug
Ruff Ingle 2.75 I paid on the 30 of august
Bill Jinkens 1.75
Cafe Jinkens 1.00
Cash on the above 24.25
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this is the amount from the page on the other side 457.12
Aug the 30 1886..... cr by cash to TA Ward $100.00
Aug the 13...... cr by cash to William Evins 60.00
sept the first..... cr by cash to William Evins 50.00
the 1..... cr by cash in Toledo for goods 5.90
the 1......cr by cash to Clark for painting plow .60
Aug the 31..... one can of tar of NG James I paid for .15
Aug the 31...... sugar & coal oil of Eli Elstun paid for 1.20
Aug the 31..... 1 dozen cans from Feltner .90
700.12
sept the 4..... one sow of Mitchel & paid for the same on same day 7.50

Dennan & James is on the next page
Sept the 8..... I paid Henry Caty[??] cash 46.45
Wheat thrashed buy He Catty in 1886 for me in 1886 12 85 bu weighed out 14.13 bu
The 8..... cash spent 1.00
.50
Sept the 24..... cash paid to Dave Kuran 15.50
Jan the 7 1887.......... cr by cash to William Evins 9.00

turn to page 63


Page 54b 1886

Sept the 7..... I bought the following items & paid for the same on same day:

3 spools of thread .15
letter paper 10 cts & one suit for CF 9.10
hat for dock 1.00
suspendors .25
coffee & shoes for wife 2.75
stocking yarn .50
2 yds of at 12 1/2 cts per 1.65
4 yds at 10 cts per yds .37 1/2
.40
1 collar .15
total amount of the above is $16.32 1/2
& total amount I paid Wodennan [??] Was $16.65 & paid to Dock James .40
Oct the 12..... books got by Lydia of Dock James 1.30 & paid in cash for the same on same day
JW Arthur 1 comfort for dock .25 & one bottle of ink & paid in cash for the same .5
12 conzet carpet chain paid in cash 1.25
12 bought of Jo Cook 1 pocket knife .25 & paid in cash for lining stove 1.00


Page 55a

Homer Tout comenst to work for me on the 10 of Nov 1886 at 75 cts per day & worked as follows

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Nov the 10 11 15 16 17 18 23 24 25 26 27 29 30


1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Dec the 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23



Page 55b

T.A. Ward To J. M. Ward Dr Credits on Notes
Dec 16th 1885....... Cash to C F Ward 90.00
Jan 23rd 1886...... Cash to E. E. Ward 30.00
Nov 1st 1885...... Cash to Ellstun for Boots 5.00
Feb 9th 1886...... Cash 250.00
April 6th 1886...... Cash by Money Order 50.00
April 27th 1886...... Cash by Pacific Express 100.00
April 27th 1886...... Cash to CF Ward 200.00
May 19th 1886...... Cash by Express 50.00
May 29th 1886...... Cash by Express 140.00
Aug 30th 1886...... Cash by Express 100.00
Nov the 28 1886...... cr by cash to Homer Tout $1.50
Dec the 12 ...... cr by cash 3.00
Dec the 19...... cr by cash 1.00
Dec the 24...... cr by cash 11.38


Page 56a

Renze Cleghorn comenst to work for me in shucking corn at 75 cts per day and worked as follows Nov the 23-26; Dec 11-23
Total amount of the above dais is 11.81 1/4


Page 56b 1886

Nov the 28...... cr by cash to R. Cleghorn 2.00
Dec the 11...... cr by cash in the corn field 2.00
The 19...... cr by cash in the house 1.00
The 24...... cr by cash 6.85
11.85


Page 56a

Rube Freman comenst work for me on the 9 of Dec 1886 at 75 cts per day & worked as follows 9-11, 13-14, 16, 20, 21
Jan the 18 1887............ Ruben Freenam on shucking corn at 75 cts per day 18-25
March the 2...... Rube comenst to shuck corn at 75 cts per day 7 worked as follows 2-4, 25 April the 2-4
May the 16, 1887...... ...... Ruben Freeman comenst to do 26 dais work for $16.00 & worked as follows may the 16-28; June the 11
July 6-9...... plowing & hulling wheat 1 shock oats binding wheat shocking wheat shocking oats halling hay
Aug the 1...... halling hay
One 1/4 day helping thrash .75
Jan the 2...... to making 135 rails at 60 cts per hundred makes .81
one dais work shucking corn in the slew .78


Page 56b

Dec the 11 1886...... cr by cash to Rube Freman
in the cornfield 1.50
the 18...... cr by cash on the road at bridge 1.00
Dec 24...... cr in Jw Arthurs store 2.56
Jan the 21 1887............ cr by cash 2.00
Jan the 23...... cr by cash .63
Feb the cr by cash at the post office .75
March the 5 1887............ cr by cash at the postoffice 2.25
March the ......cr by cash in Greenup 1.00
April the 2 ...... cr by cash at Jonses scales .50
April the 4...... cr by cash .36
--------------------
1887......
May the 21...... cr by cash $1.00
May the 27 ...... cr by cash 3.00
meete 7 1/2 lbs at 12 1/2 .93 1/4
June the ......cr by cash .75
butter .10
June the 6...... cr by cash 2.00
july the 3...... cr by lbs cash 3.00
july the 12...... cr by 17 of flour .40
June the 25...... cr by cash 4.25
july the 12...... ccr by cash 1.00
july the 16...... cr by cash 2.00
july the 23...... cr by cash 6.00
july the 29...... cr by cash 3.30
Aug the first...... cr by cash 2.00
Aug the 6...... cr by cash .90
the 10...... cr by cash 3.40
1.10


Page 57a 1886

Wilber Phelps comenst to hush corn for me at per day & worked as follows Nov the 29, Dec the 10-11 Jan 1887...... 19-21


Page 57b
Dec the 15...... cr by cash $1.50
Jan the 24, 1887............ cr by cash to Ed Elstun for Wilber Phelps 2.90


Page 58a

Dec the 20, 1886..... Jacob Stine comenst work for me in shucking corn at per day & worked as follows Dec the 20-21



Estray notice taken up on the 6th day of Dec AD 1887...... by John M Ward living 2 1/4 miles East of Jewet Woodberry township Cumberland County Illinois towit One Calf boddy mostly white head & neck red foremost legs red to knee no ear markes or brands or brands also one estray sow mostly white with several black spots marked with swallow fork in right ear will weigh about 200 lbs I will appear before JW Ferguson a justice of the peace in and for said township of woodberry at his ofice in Jewett on the 20 day of Dec 1887...... at to clock pm to have said estrays appraised unless the owner or owners there of that come & prove property pay charge and take the same away prior to said date afore said dated this 9th day of December 1887......

John M Ward

I paid to JW Ferguson .75


Page 58b

Dec the 26...... cr by cash Jacob Stine $1.50



Page 59

Charlie Warren Dec the 21 1886 comenst to work for me in shucking corn at per day & worked as follows 21
Charlie Warren Dec 24 cr by cash .80



Page 60a

William Redman Dec the 4 1886 one load of corn and paid for the same
Dec the 28...... to one load of corn
Jan the 28...... William Redman got one load of 18 bu 35 lbs of corn at 30 cts per bu makes 5.55



Page 60b

Dec the 4...... cr by cash from Redman $4.75
Dec the 28...... cr by cash 4.75
Jan the 28...... cr by cash from W Redman 5.55


Page 61a

Jan the first 1887............ Deter to NG James
The first one 1/2 pt turpentine .10
The first one pt of alcahol & camfor gum .60
March the 1 1887............ I bought of NG James red percipity & sulphur



Page 61b 1887......

Jan the first...... cr by cash to NG James .70
March the 1 1887......
Dec the 8 1887............ I seteled with NG James & paid him in full to date it being $3.70


Page 62 1887......

Jan the 8...... I sold one sow to Benet for 4 cts per lbs wieghed 170 lbs & rec pay on same day to the amount of $6.80


Page 63 1887......

Jan the 15...... I paid cash to William Evins $8.00 being the balance on a note gave to him May the 19, 1882 for fifty dollars bearing 8 percent from date

Jan the 19 1887..... cash to Ross Bosworth $1.50 for the rent of the hazelwood piece of land lying on the north side of the railroad in Sec ten Cumberland co Ill



Page 64 1887...... (marked "setled")

Jan the 24...... Lewis Hotsel shucking corn for me at 75 per day & worked as follows

Jan the 24-26, 29 Feb the 3-4, 7-10, 14-17, 21-22, 24-25 July the 19-21
April the 25 1887...... ......one load of corn 404 paid May the 22
June the 7...... one gallon of oil of els 1/2 broth? 20 & beef 2.50
Oct the 26. 1887............ Lewis Hotsel comments to work for me at 75 cts per day & worked as follows 16-29 Nov the 1-24; Dec 1-10; 12-19


Page 64b

Household Goods

I bought of Ed Elstun Feb the first 1887......
One skane of yard 8 cts & postage stamps 24 $.32
3 1/3 lbs of coffee 22 cts per lbs .71
Feb the 4...... cr by coffee 2 lbs & 14 oz .64
the 5...... cr by one gallon of coal oil .20
Feb the 22...... nutmeg 10 cts & one skane of yard & one half gallon of oil .10
March 25...... to one flug of tobacco .10
March the 30...... coffee .50
March the 30...... sugar .45
March the 30...... one ball of cotton twine 7 cts .22 & one french harp .15
March the 31...... 10 lbs of carpet chain 25 cts per lbs 2.50
April the 8 cr by 10 yds of cotton goods at 10 cts 1.00
5 yds of callico at 8 1/3 cts per yds .41 2/3
6 of callico 8 1/3 cts per yds .50
3 spools of thread .15
10 cts worth of nutmet .10
May the 26...... one hat of Eli 1.00
May the 26...... one pair of overalls 75 crackers .85
July 4...... 14 lbs of light brown sugar 1.00 & one gal of oil .20



Page 66a Lawsuit, JM Ward

Tippett Feb the 14, 1887......
WC McDonald acc (accused?)
March the 8, 1886...... forcible detainer suit before Brasheer's appeal to 5.00

May term co court 1886 dissmist at plaintiff cost 10.00

July 6, 1886 before LN Brewer master in chancery
Application writ of injunction refused 10.00
July 24, 1886 disstress warrant issued 10.00
August term 1886 hearing in case Carson & Brown
disstress for rent dissmist at plaintiff cost 20.00
Oct 21, 1886 application with a rit of an injunction 15.00
Expence of team & trip to Effingham 3.15
Oct 25 two trips to Toledo & forcible detainer suit Carson & Brown 10.00
Nov 16 & 17 suit in co. coart AM Bryant 20.00
Dec 17, 1886 trip to Newton to resist motion to disolve injunction nobody appeared 10.00
Railroad fair & hotell bill 1.80
Feb term 1887...... service in Carson & Brown case 15.00
March the 9 1887...... taking evidence before special master in chancery in Greenup 5.00
March 14 taking evidence at Toledo & expence for hire of team 11.25
March 28, 1887...... trip to Effingham to resist motion to disolve injunction 10.00
May 3, 1887...... trip to Toledo 5.00
Nov 16, 1887...... trip to Newton to get decree signed in Carson & Brown suit & expenses 6.50
June 22, 1887...... defending in charge of tresspass 5.00
July 15, 1887...... defending in a replevin suit 5.00
August term circuit coart 1887...... defending in 3 cases on criminal charges 5.00
$182.70
(Marked "Seteled")


Page 66b

Feb the 14, 1887............ cash to Tippett for Brian case 18.00
Nov the 20 1886...... cr by cash to WH McDonald $15.00
Feb the 15 1887............ cash to WH McDonald $9.00
Sept the 1 1887............ cr by cash WH McDonald $10.00
Nov 24, 1887............ I seteled with WH McDonald & gave note for the balance that I was a owing him up to that date the note is due May the 25, 1888


Page 67a 1887......

Feb the 24...... Kirg Logan deter to JM Ward .80
Feb 3...... money spent for dinner for Bill Dowdrick & myself
The 24...... dinner for myself, Bill Dowdrick & Rube Freeman & JF Fogleman & JS Ward makes $1.25
the 25...... dinner for myself & JS Ward & JF Fogleman & Edward 1.00


Page 67b 1887......

Feb the 24...... JM Ward deter to Kirg Logan for 11 1/2 lbs of sugar at 7 cts per lbs .80


Page 68

March the 2 1887............ myself & William Dowdrick comenst to shuck corn & shucked as follows
The 3 & apiece March the 2 1887...... I comenst to hall corn to the car at Greenup & halled as follows

The 5 loads Frank's wagon 2/2
My new wagon the 2/2
My old wagon 1/2


Page 69
Coppy of a note given to Ingle
Nov the 17 1886...... signed by Mary Ingle & Thomas Griffith for $78.51
December the 25, 1886...... after date for value received I promised to pay to Thornton A Ward or order Seventy eight 50/100 Dollars with interest payable annually at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from date untill this note is paid payable at Toledo Ills due Dec 25, 1886

(written vertically on page):

January the 24 1887............ paid on the within note thirty dollars & March the first paid on the within note twenty five dollars
March the 31, 1887............ I sec the balance on the above note of Dave Keenan it being 25.82
April the 22 1887............ I sent the balance of the above note to EE Ward threw the Adams express co to Centralia, Boon Co, MO


Page 70

(marked out)
March the 28 1887............ Evert Low comenst to work one hundred dais for me for fifty dollars

Page 70
(not marked out)

March the 15 1887............ I sold 10 bu & 30 lbs of wheat to george storgor son for 75 cts per bu & rec cash for the same to the amount of $7.86



Page 71

March the 28 1887...... ...... I the undersigned hired to JM Ward to do him one hundred dais work for which JM Ward agrees to pay me at the end of mi one hundred dais fifty dollars for the same
March the 28-30; April the 4, 11-16; 19-21;25-30; May the 2-6; 9-14, 18

The 18 of May Evert Low was taken away by Sherif Jones of Crawford Co Ills in charge of burglary & petit larceny


Page 71b

May the 7...... cr by cash to Evert Low $5.00
May the 18...... cr by cash 5.00



Page 72a

April the 13, 1886...... JM deter to JP Ewart for sawing 1 cotton wood log 5.16 ft at 50 cts per hundred makes 2.58
April the 4 1887............ 6000 shingels at 2.55 per thousand total amoount is $15.30
Dec the 8, 1887............ I bought 3 thousand shingles at 2.60 per thousand total amt 7.80



Page 72b

1887
April the 4...... cash to JP Ewart for shingels $15.30
Dec the 8...... cr by cash to JP Ewart $7.80



Page 73a

April the 8 ...... one pair of overalls $.50
1 pair of stockings 20 buttons 20 .40


Page 73b

1887
April the 3...... items furnished Sarah C Greeson
April 3...... to 91 1/2 lbs of flour at cts per lbs
April 3...... to 30 1/2 lbs midling meet at 11
April 3...... to 16 lbs of ham at 14 cts per lbs
April 3...... to 1 1/2 bu of potatoes at 50 cts per bu makes
July the 11...... to 15 lbs of midling meat at 12 1/2



Page 74

April the 7, 1882......Tax I paid for Sarah C Greeson on the following described real estate

SE pt W 1/2 SE sec 34 Township 10 Range 9 20 acres
Paid Apr the 7. 1882...... Toledo Ills June the 2 1883 $4.02
June the 2 1884...... 5.59
March the 26, 1885...... 6.29
May the 17, 1886...... 5.26
3.09
Oats I raised on the above in the year 1883

Total amount of all is 72 bu thrashed 10 shocks
April the 9 1885...... I received cash of Dan Moyer for 8 2/3 of corn at 40 cts per bu of Sarah C Greeson's $3.45
April the 9...... I received cash of Dan K Moyer for 3 1/2 bu at 40 cts per bu for Sarah C Greeson 1.40
April the 3 1887............ cr by cash to Eve Fogelman in presence of JF Fogleman to the amount of $10.00
Nov the 15...... cr by 10 bu of corn to 45 cts per bu 4.50


Page 75a

April the 13 1887............ 2 1/2 bu of clover seed fur me by Sam Clark at $5.10 per bu makes 12.75
June the one...... pump 7.50
One note 7.00


Page 75b

April the 13...... cr by cash $8.00 to Sam Clark
April the 16...... cr by cash 4.75
June the ...... cr by cash 35.00


Page 76a 1887......

April the 16...... I sold 2 hogs to barnet at 4.75 per cwt to weigh at Greenup on the 20 of Apr 1887......
April ......the weight of 2 hogs 830 39.42.50


Page 76b 1887......

April the 16...... I rec cash of Bernett on hogs to the amount of $10.00
April the 20...... cr by cash of JW 25.00


Page 77a

Bought of Parker
April the 20......one collar $1.50
April the 20...... one pair of lines 2.50
The 20...... one pair of traces .75


Page 77b to Parker

April the 20...... cr by cash $1.50
The 21...... cr by cash 3.25


Page 78a 1887......

Every bodyes acc from April the first to (and then the rest of 78a is blank)


Page 78b 1887......

June the 7, 1887...... I sent $125.00 to CF Ward to Carlisle, Ark threw the Adams Exp from Greenup
April the 28, 1887............ cash to For taxes to the amount of $67.94
W. Evans Aug the 11 1887...... cash on note 142.69


Page 79

EE Ward 1477.00
May the 5, 1887............ cash to EE Ward threw the Adams Express from Greenup to Centralia, MO to the amount of 225.00
Sept the 17, 1887............ 5 meals sas?? one dollar & 1.00
10 bu of wheat at 65 cts per bu 6.50 by freight on wheat from Greenup to Centralia, MO 2.50
Sept the 28...... cr by cash to Eva 150.00
Dec the 7...... 388.00
July the 30, 1888...... I sent two hundred dollars to TA Ward threw the Adams Express to Centralia, Boone Co, MO 200.00
Dec the first 1888...... $1239.40
March the 20, 1891...... cash paid to Ma (EE Ward) 100.00
March 25...... one cow 30.00



Page 80a 1887......

Jake South to painting one plow & sharpening 2 plows & mending one dore hinge .80
Sept the 13, 1887...... ...... I sold 4 black walnut trees to DC Robertson for 15 dollars & rec pay on the opposite side for the same



Page 80b

May the 17...... cr by cash to Jake South .80
Sept the 13, 1887............ I rec cash of DC $9.00
The same day one calf for 6.00 being the balance on 4 walnut trees on opposite side


Page 81a

June the 7, 1887............ I sold 15 head of hogs to JW Wetherholt that weight 3310
Sold for four dollars & 5 cts per cwt 1.34.05.50

August the 30 1887...... I sold 10 head of hogs to JW Wetherholt that weighed 1760 & delivered them on same day sold for 4.60 80.96.00


Page 81b

June the 7 I rec cash of JW Wetherholt on 15 hogs to the amount of $134.05

August the 30 1887...... I rec cash of JW on hogs on the opposite side to the amount of $10.00

Aug the 2 I rec balance on hogs on the opposite side it being seventy dollars & 96 cts 70.96


Page 82a

June the 1887...... Henry Lee comenst to shock wheat at .75 Per day & worked as follows June the 1 1/2; July the 3 1/4
June Henry Lee shost wheat the 27, 27, 28 in the Wear's piece & rec pay on the 3 of July for the same


Page 82b

June the 25.... cr by cash .75
July the 3.... cr by cash 2.07

(Transcriber Note: A map is drawn, possibly in 1907?? That details directions from Jewett to Montrose to Dedrick (Dietrich) to Eberly to Louisville to Xena (Xenia) to Orchardville to Ellen Branch… that is if I've translated the names of the towns correctly.)


Page 83a

July the 5 1887...... corn delivered to CG Jones for Michell
July the 5....... 3 loads of white corn at 38 cts per bu

Load wagon bushels & lbs
26.45 775 26 50
27.25 840 26 65
30 970 29 00

July the 16..... 4 loads of white corn to the above
30.60 990 29 40
25.90 780 25 60
29.60 990 28 10
25.40 770 25 20

July the 22......
27.00 940 25 10
bu lb
216 45

July the 21 1887...... wheat to CG Jones at .65
Per bu the 21 fifty bu & one lbs
The 22 fifty bu & 15 lbs
Total amount of the above is one hundred & bushels & 16 lbs bu lbs
100 16


Page 83b
July the 22 cr by cash from CG on the wheat
July the 22 I got flour for 2 bu of the wheat $10.00 on the opposite side & on the 23 I rec in cash as balance pay on wheat $53.20


Page 84a

June the 25 1887......
Corn to diferent parties for J Michels

Transcriber Note: This page has documents the type of corn, the Load wagon bushels & lbs for it.

Names mentioned:
Jenuine Mill
Eb Stewart
Joe Stoots



Page 85

Wash Jackson helping stack wheat June the 30; July 1, 2, 8, 9, 11-13

August the 31 1887...... (thrashers identified):
Sam Cisney
John Brown
Lewis Havens
Lew? Russell
John Spiker
Rich? Jinkens
Frank Ward
Clark Norn??gug?
Fred Welchhamer (Welsheimer)
George Sherwood
Harlo Sherwood
Wess Beard


Page 86 1887......

Jan the 31 William Dowdrick's time Jan the 31 to Aug the 13 1887......

(Transcriber Note: 86a & 86b detail the type of work Dowdrick did for JM Ward, the days worked and the settlement of the account on 86b. In all, it appears that Dowdrick worked approx 96 days, 21 3/4 days at 75 cts per day & 75 1/2 days at 77 cts per day.)


Page 87a

1887
August the 27.... JW Arthur
One bbl of salt paid 95 cts to George Arthur



Page 87b

May the 25 1887......
Horses 3 at 25 75.00
Sows 7 with calves 8 56.00
Yearlings 6 4 24.00
Bull 10 10.00
Dry cows 2 7 14.00
Mules 4 100.00
Hogs 24 20.00
One wagon 8.00
One buggy 6.00
One binder 12.00
One ciltwa? And harness 10.00
Motws? 14 350.00
Househad? & kitchen 15.00
Corn 600 bu 36.00
?alalyation board raises 736.00
taxes on same is 28.44
taxes on ? 29.37
nw of ? 1888 3.86



Page 88a

Nov the 23..... gathering corn here at home by cm cw dg nt 1 day
To E Talbot Aug the 22 1887...... I delivered One hundred & 9 bu & 40 lbs at 55 cts per bu & Mr. Talbot promises to pay for the above on the 15 of sept 1887...... it being $60.26 1/2

Aug the 27, 1887...... I sold 4 loads of corn to Mr. Talbot & delivered it as follows Total one hundred & fourteen bu & fifty one lbs at fifty five cts makes $63.13 due Sept the 15 or as soon as it rains


Page 88b

Nov the 22.....Corn put in crib over the river on the 22, 23, 24
Dec the 24...... cr by cash $15.00



Page 89a

Lew Russell
Jan the 26, 1914...... Mr Bogs comenst to put in 106 rods of tile at 20 per rod & 35 rods at 35 cts per rod & I paid Mr Bogs 4450 cts & 1104 expences
Total amt 1449 paid
Jan the 31, 1914 $44.50



Page 89b

Tax deed Guy M Lemen to John M Ward 1881
The north west quarter of the south west quarter of section no thirty four township no nine north of range no 9 east

Paid Jan the 10, 1882...... 3.20
Paid June the 3 1884...... 3.68
Paid March the 26 1885
Paid May the 18 1886...... 3.33

(different handwriting)
Liniment
Oil of Spike Turpentine and aqua ammonia 2 oz each
Sweet oil and oil of amber
1 1/2 oz each oil of origanum 1 oz


Last Page not numbered

Nov the 22 corn gathered over the river by JM & JF & Ranze Cleghorn


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