Record of Isaac Hill


FROM THE TIME HE JOINED THE CHURCH
AND SOME EVENTS BEFORE
[transcribed from his original journal/diary]

 

 

 

The following transcription of Isaac Hill’s personal journal/diary has been produced from three sources:
  
     1) a microfilm copy of the journal found in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, US FILM 0000632,
     2) a typed partial transcription by his great granddaughter, Geneva M. Wilding, found in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, and
     3) a handwritten transcription and short history written by his granddaughter, Stella J. McElprang.

     In this transcription, Isaac’s spelling, except for unknown words, places, or names, has been changed to current usage. This is also the case for some of his grammar. For ease in reading, some punctuation and capitalization has been added, and dates have been moved to the left-hand side. It should be noted that since Isaac used no punctuation, his thoughts often run together, making this transcription difficult.
     Some parts of the original journal/diary are very difficult to read and transcribe, or they can not be read at all. In these instances, comparisons were made with the second and third sources noted above to determine the probable word or thought. Parentheses ( ) have been used to indicate that Isaac’s words, names, or dates are not completely legible and/or the transcription is not certain. In some instances, a few letters or words have been added to clarify the probable thought or to make a notation. These are indicated by the use of brackets [ ].
                                                         --Terry C. Smith, second great grandson, September 1991.

 

1806

28

Sep

Isaac Hill was born.

 

1810

 

Mar

John Hill, father to Isaac Hill, died.

 

 

 

Apr

Mother moved to my grandfather's.

 

 

 

Oct

My brother, John Hill, was born.

 

1818

 

 

My mother was married to (W.) Moon and moved to East Liverpool, O(hio).

 

1822

4

Feb

I was bound an apprentice to A. Hays to learn the blacksmithing [trade].

 

1825

1

Dec

Left Hays.

 

1826

22

Feb

Set out to hunt work.

 

 

28

Feb

Stop in Pittsburgh.

 

 

26

Mar

Set in to work in steamboat yard at J. Graham's in Penn., (Beaver Co.)

 

 

 

Dec

Set up shop in East Liverpool, Ohio.

 

1827

7

Jun

Married to Mary Bell.

 

1828

4

Apr

My daughter Nancy was born.

 

 

(2

Aug)

I joined the (Medither choir). [Methodist Church?]

 

1830

14

Feb

My daughter Elizabeth was born.

 

1832

13

Jul

My daughter Lusinda was born.

 

1833

 

Aug 

I joined the Saints.

 

 

 

Oct

Bought a part of city plot of Kirtland.

 

 

13

Nov

Church driven from Jackson Co. Stars fell.

 

1834

5

Apr

Moved to Kirtland with family.

 

 

 

 

The temple in Kirtland commenced.

 

 

(8

 May) 

Camp started (commenced) with Joseph at head.

 

 

9

Jun

I commenced to work on temple.

 

 

 

Sep 

Book of Covenants compiled.

 

 

 

Oct 

Took first mission with Evan Green.

 

 

21

Dec

D[aughter] Mary was born. Chopping wood all winter.

 

1835

15

Feb

Twelve Apostles chosen.

 

 

16

(Feb)

Seventies chosen.  [Church History says Feb 28th]

 

 

 

Mar

Wife Mary fell sick.

 

 

 

May 

Commence to make brick for temple (co).

 

 

16

Jul 

Wife very sick.  Joseph Smith performs a great miracle on her.

 

 

 

Aug 

Wife very sick.

 

 

1

Sep 

Wife dies.

 

 

8

Sep

Mother visits Kirtland.

 

 

 

Dec

Work on K. temple, (board) at (Bumps).

 

1836

 

Jan 

Works on temple, (board) at (Bumps).

 

 

 

Feb 

School in temple. Hebrew taught.

 

 

14

Mar

Elders received their endowments. Temple dedicated.

 

 

26

Apr

Married to Eliza (Kite).

 

 

28

Apr

Started to Missouri with ox team and family.

 

 

28

Jun

Landed in M[issouri] (Ray) Co. Mobbing in M[issouri] at this time.

 

 

 

Jul

Camped in woods to hide from mob.

 

 

3

Aug 

Started to Caldwell Co.

 

 

4

Aug 

Plows for turnips.  Camps in woods.  (Thunderstorm.)

 

 

14

Aug 

(Start) 40 miles to mill to grind on (ox) mill. Great thunderstorm.

 

 

15

Aug 

Fishing River high. Have to swim 5 times to get over with things.

 

 

 

Sep 

Built cabin on (Log) Creek to winter in.  First house in (Far West).

 

 

20

Oct 

Bought land on Steer Creek.

 

 

25

Dec 

Caught two large (raccoons). Had to hunt wild game to live on this (winter).

 

(1837

22

Feb)

Wife confined. Child died. Weighed 14 pounds.

 

 

 

(Mar)

Built house on Steer Creek four miles (S.)E. of Far West in Daviess Co., Mo.  First settlement by Mormons.

 

 

(14

Apr)

Moved to (?) house and fenced 10 acres of ground this spring.

 

 

4

Jul

Dug foundation for temple in Far West.

 

 

 

 

Started to Fort Leavenworth to make brick for government. [gone for?] 2 months.

 

 

 

Sep

Made brick on Grand River for (Moran) at Millport.  Very wet season.  This winter hunt wild game and made nails for (Bucanon).  Persecution at Kirtland, O[hio].  Many Saints left the Church.  Joseph S[mith] comes to Missouri (Came 125). [Probably means he came on January 25th.]

 

1838

6

Apr

Conference in Far West.  Works on Benson's Mill on Shoal Creek at Rockford.  At this month I engage to make brick on Fishing River for (GES).

 

 

1

Jun

Starts to Fis(hing) River.  Rolls a wheelbarrow 30 miles in less than 1 day with brick molds and clothes on bad road.

 

 

3

Jul

Come home to visit family.

 

 

4

Jul

Attended celebration in Far West. Rigdon makes a speech.  Inflames the minds of our enemies and persecution commences from this date.  Come to make brick for (Leed Co.) in Clay Co., Mo.

 

 

 

Aug

Riot at Gallatin. At election John Butler knocks down 20 men. Mobbing in Daviess Co. 

 

 

(7

Sep)

Came home. Started to fight mob in Daviess Co.  Had a hard time. Traveled 3 days and (nights) without sleep or much to eat. Went to East Fork of Grand River. (Militia) ordered out to stop the trouble, then joins mob and I (got) home.

 

[ Although not on the microfilm copy both of the other sources mention here that Isaac was chosen as bodyguard to Joseph Smith. This probably comes from histories passed down through family members.]

 

 

 

Oct

Great excitement in Missouri.

 

 

16

Oct

Started to go to Diahman, Daviess County to fight mob. Snowstorm,

 

 

17

Oct 

Gallatin sacked and burned.

 

 

19

Oct

Miliport burned. General burning in Daviess Co.

 

 

20

Oct

Comes home. William McLellin, Oliver Cowdery, John Whitmer left the Church.

 

 

26

Oct

Crossed river. Battle. David Patten killed and

 

 

 

 

[Gideon] Carter and others.

 

 

28

Oct

Boggs’ army appears before Far West. Carey killed by (Dunihue).

 

 

29

Oct

Joseph Smith given up to his enemies. Haun’s Mill massacre. 17 men and (2) boys murdered in a brutal manner and many wounded.  David Whitmer (left).

 

 

(30

Oct)

Far West given up. 60 Mormons carried to jail and the Mormons in (general) forced to sign away their real estate at the point of the bayonet and leave the state in 6 months.  Thomas Marsh apostatized.

 

 

10

(Nov)

Diahman taken and the inhabitants forced to leave in 10 days or be shot. The people generaly had to leave their property and flee to save their (lives).  I took (John Smith home).

 

 

 

 

This winter I killed some deer and went 14 trips to Daviess County for (provisions) for the poor, mostly in the night to avoid being shot. I went to Platte River to help build a mill.

 

1839

 

Feb

Sold out my farm for a horse.

 

 

-9

Mar

Left for Illinois with (horse and with wife, 4) children. Left my property behind.

 

(2

Apr)

Landed in Ill[inois] at Quincy.

 

 

5

Apr

Stopped in Big Neck Prairie and Built a house to live in. first Mormons in Iowa.

 

 

 

May

Joseph Smith got away (from prison).

 

 

17

Jun

Commenced to make brick at Woodville.

 

 

30

Jul

My son Wm. M. Hill born very sickly in Nauvoo.

 

 

10

Sep

Fell sick of ague and wife also suffered nigh unto

 

 

 

 

death for the want of (care).

 

 

6

Oct

First Conference in Nauvoo. First baptising for the dead. Mother [Jane] Neyman by [Harvey] Olmstead (Sep),

 

1840

 

 

Moved near Commerce and stop till spring.

 

 

12

Mar

Moved to Commerce or Nauvoo.

 

 

 

Jun

Had a (felon) on finger.

 

 

 

Jul

Had a very sick spell. Bishop Partridge died, Aug. [Church History says he died May 27th.]

 

 

12

Oct

Commenced to work for temple in Nauvoo.

 

1841

 

Jan

Commenced to work on Nauvoo House. First Mormons

 

 

 

 

from England.

 

 

22

Feb

Broke ground for temple foundation.

 

 

12

Mar

James Miller died. [May have been Martha and Mary

 

 

 

 

Jane’s father.]

 

 

6

Apr

Laid cornerstones. Organized N[auvoo] Legion.

 

 

 

 

Joseph and Sidney rebaptized.

 

 

28

Apr

Commenced to make brick for Law. This summer had

 

 

 

 

good health and prosperity. Made (5)00,000 brick

 

 

 

 

for Law.

 

[There is a blank space of about two or three lines at this point in the text of the microfilm copy. The beginnings of the next few lines are not clear. The year is probably 1842.]

 

 

 

 

Made brick for Laws this summer. Made (9)00,000.

 

 

9

Mar

Ordained Priest.

 

 

8

Apr

(Nau) ordained Elder. [Probably means at Nauvooj

 

 

 

 

(. . .) ffrst meeting on temple (floor).

 

 

 

 

(. ..) started on mission to Penn. 28 on steamboat

 

 

 

 

when sunk at mouth [ (Ohio) [

 

 

(?)

Dec

On steamboat on Ohio. Landed at East Liverpool.

 

 

 

 

O[hio] and commence to preach.

 

1843

1

Jan

In Penn., Beaver Co., preaching. Baptize first

 

 

 

 

converts in this month.

 

 

14

Mar

Started for home by steamboat. Icebound at St.

 

 

 

 

Louis 2 weeks.

 

 

12

Apr

Landed at home, Nauvoo. Made brick this summer at the

 

 

 

 

old place in partnership with Laws. My brother

 

 

 

 

works with me. Made well out. Built addition to my

 

 

 

 

house. Give to the poor. Some excitement this winter

 

 

 

 

on account of plurality.

 

1844-

 

 

This year persecution commences and some leave

 

 

 

 

Church. Much difficulty on account of plurality.

 

 

 

May

Opposition printing press started and destroyed by

 

 

 

 

(Mormons).

 

 

 

Jun

Great excitement. The mobbers begin to collect at

 

 

 

 

(several) places and on 27(th) Joseph and Hiram Smith

 

 

 

 

(?) murdered at Carthage Jail.

 

 

28

Jun

The (inhabitants) flee for fear. The dead bodies

 

 

 

 

brought to Nauvoo. (Great mourning.) Many

 

 

 

 

(apostatize). The 12 return from their (?).

 

 

 

 

 

 

[The next page of the journal/diary starts with Isaac’s Patriarchal Blessing. He apparently recorded it on a separate page and then continued with chronological events after that. Punctuation and some capitalization have been added in the blessing.]

 

1844

9

Mar

 I received the following Patriarchal Blessing.

 

The Patriarchal Blessing of Isaac Hill, son John and Nancy Hill, born Sep. 28, 1806 in Beaver County, Penn.

 

     Brother Isaac, I lay my hands on your head in the name of Jesus Christ, to bless you and ordain you a Priest in this Church of Christ to preach repentance and remission of sins through Jesus Christ and the endurance of faith on his name to the end. And the day shall come when you shall have the Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek and you shall preach to the people having faith in God, even Him who is your Father, (who) will preserve you up and set you to pruning his vineyard.

 

     And He will set you free that you may be free (?) (?) in you have been bound and make you free in (spirit) where you have been bound in spirit, with a desire to preach to the people and expound and (exhort) and to reason out of the scriptures. And to loose your tongue and bless you with prudence, as you will be very prudent and prove yourself to be wise and prudent before the Lord. And He will bless you that you may bless your house and be a blessing unto them to cultivate their minds and adorn them with intelligence and beauty to prepare them as a blessing from the hand of the Almighty. And He will polish them after the similitude of a palace. And it shall come to pass when you shall rec a knowledge of these things perfectly and know of a surety concerning your inheritance and the promised blessings for you and your children and your father’s house and your lineage.

 

     And the time shall come when you shall know of a surety th desires of God concerning you and the purposes and the blessingr concerning you that [ promised you touching your lineage, ( spiritually and temporally. But suffice it to say that you shall be preserved till you have them revealed to you. And if faithful, your years shall be many. You shall have, and your posterity after you,... shall have a crown of eternal lives in the mansions of your Father.

 

     These blessings I seal upon your head in the name of Jesus, even so, amen.

 

          Given under the hands of Hyrum Smith at Nauvoo, Ill March 9, 1842. Recorded in Book 1, Page 331, Blessing (365).

 

 

 

 

 

 

1844

 

Aug

This summer Sidney Rigdon turned out of church. Brigham Young takes the place of Joseph Smith. Samuel Smith dies. This summer I made brick in co with John Butler.

 

 

8

(Dec)

I was ordained High Priest.

 

 

9

(Dec)

I was ordained counselor to Bis(hop) Luis.

 

1845

 

 

This spring I engaged to make brick in co[mpany] with E. (Fuller).

 

 

24

Mar

My son, Isaac, was born in Nauvoo

 

 

10

(Jul)

The (inhabitants) rise in mass to burn out the Mormons. Great trouble in the land. Some killed on both sides.

 

 

(20

Aug)

My son, Isaac, died.

 

 

 

Oct

All is confusion now in Nauvoo.

 

 

 

Nov

The M[ormons] agree to leave the state.

 

 

 

Dec

I commence to work in Hunter's b[lacksmith] shop.

 

1846

1

Jan

Rec[eived] endowment.

 

 

 

Feb

At work in shop.

 

 

 

Mar

Still in shop.

 

 

 

Apr

Doing well in shop.

 

 

 

May

In shop. My brother sent me 40 dollars in cash.

 

 

 

 

Bought oxen with it.

 

 

7

Jun

Leave N for the wilderness.

 

 

16

Jul

Crossed Missouri River at Council Bluffs with

 

 

 

 

family. Mormon Battalion started.

 

 

20

Jul

Crossed Elkhorn with family.

 

 

3

Aug

Crossed Loop Fork.

 

 

10

Aug

Started across the plains for (Punkaw).

 

 

18

Aug

Came to the running water. Did not like to winter (now).  The (counsel) of Bishop (Miller) [was to stay here] till Sep 10.  Started down river (?)

 

 

12

Sep

Nauvoo battle. 10 days stop on Missouri bottorn

 

 

 

 

Found good place to winter near Big Sioux River.

 

 

 

 

Stay here (12) days.

 

 

24

Sep

Left family to hunt main camp.

 

 

25

Sep

Stop on Omaha Lake.

 

 

26

Sep

Stop at mouth of (?).

 

 

(27

Sep)

(Stops in bluffs). This day I killed a goose.

 

 

28

Sep

Camped on a creek. Caught a large turtle.

 

 

 

 

(Traveled) all day. Killed squirrel--eat him raw.

 

 

30

Sep

Camp at (Mormon tent).

 

 

1

Oct

Found Winter Quarters. Held counsel with the 12…Stay

 

 

 

 

here 8 days, got sore leg.

 

 

8

Oct

Started for family.

 

 

12

Oct

Found family 25 miles front where I left them.

 

 

20

Oct

Stopped for the winter. Built a fort. Stay till spring. This winter (7) was troubled some with Indians. I hunt wild game this winter and found 18 bee trees, and killed 15 turkeys, 6 deer, 10 wolves, 2 fox, 4 raccoons, 3 wild geese, 1 otter, 1 badger, 1 catamount, 1 skunk, squirrels, rabbits, ducks, prairie hens (?) and (7). Traded some with the traders at Vermillion Fort.

 

 

14

Dec

My son, Lamony [Larmony?] was born.

 

1847

1

Apr

Started for Winter Quarters with family. Seen 40

 

 

 

 

elk in (1 drove today). Was 20 days traveling and

 

 

 

 

stopping. Pioneers started for valley, March (?).

 

 

20

Apr

Stopped in (wagon in) Florence.

 

 

2

May

My son Lamony died.

 

 

9

May

I Started to St. Joseph to work. Work(ed) there this

 

 

 

 

summer. Return(ed) in Sep.

 

 

24

Jul

Pioneers enter Valley of S[alt] Lake and some return

 

 

 

 

in Dec

 

1848

 

Jan

I went a fishing 40 miles up river to a lake. Got

 

 

 

 

lost in the woods. (Stay) out all night alone. Very

 

 

 

 

cold.  Next morning found camp. Catch (1 big fish).

 

 

 

Mar

Moved to (Iowayon Bay). Made farm.

 

 

1

Jul

Started to (Savana) to work. (?) return home.

 

(1849)-

Mar

I open(ed) blacksmith shop. [Crossed out-may have been in

 

 

 

 

wrong year.] Farming this spring and in July (start)

 

 

 

 

down the river near old Fort (Carry) to make brick.

 

 

11

Sep

I return home. I now begin to prepare to go to

 

 

 

 

the valley.

 

 

(10

Oct)

David Yersley died.

 

1850

 

Mar

I started blacksrnithing.

 

 

30

May

I started for (Salt Lake) with family.

 

 

7

Jun

Crossed Missouri River.

 

 

15

(Jun)

The (coiry) broke out in our train. [cholera]

 

 

1

Jul

My wife Eliza died with (coiry).

 

 

(4

Sep)

I first entered the G[reat] S[alt] L[ake] City.

 

 

15

(Sep)

I make first adobes.

 

 

12

Oct

Elisabeth married to J. (Hite)

 

(1851

 

Feb)

B[righam] Y[oung] appointed Governor.

 

 

 

(Mar)

I built house in 2(nd) Ward and moved to it.

 

 

10

(Apr)

I was chosen Bishop’s counselor in 2(nd) Ward.

 

 

 

(May)

Commence to make adobes. Board with Mrs. (Turl).

 

 

20

Aug

My daughter Elisabeth died.

 

 

28

Oct

I married Martha Milar [Miller]

 

1852

 

Feb

Lusinda married.

 

 

 

May

Commence to work for public works.

 

 

 

Aug

Bought 15 acres of land in big field.

 

 

27

Oct

Married Mary J[ane] Milar [Miller]

 

1853

22

Sep

Elisabeth born [daughter to Mary Jane].

 

1854

 

Jan

Caroline born [ to Martha Ann].

 

 

 

 

I worked in adobes this summer for public works. This

 

 

 

 

summer grasshoppers bad and much of the crop destroyed.

 

 

28

Dec

I was ordained Bishop over 2[nd] Ward.

 

1855-

 

 

This summer the wheat crop destroyed by g[rass]hoppers

 

 

6

Aug

My son Brigham born, son of Mary.

 

 

29

Nov

My son John born, son of Martha.

 

1856

 

 

This summer and spring, famine in this valley.

 

 

 

 

This harvest middling good.

 

 

10

Sep

My son Brigham died.

 

 

7

Oct

Martha’s mother tried to (persuade) her to leave

 

 

 

 

me and went to Pres. Young for that purpose.

 

 

 

 

Was refused. Reformation commenced in this month.

 

1857

9

Apr

I was called to go to Canada on a mission to preach and on the 21[st] I took Martha and Mary, my 2 wives, to the Endowment House and (they were) both sealed to me over the altar in good faith.

 

[Isaac was apparently sealed to both Martha Ann and Mary Jane at the time of his marriage to them in the President’s office. After the Endowment House was completed, Pres. Brigham Young requested that they have their sealings done there also.]

 

 

 

 

23

Apr

Started with handcart in company with 73 others

 

 

 

 

for the states. The weather was cold and many

 

 

 

 

mountain streams to wade (in) made the journey very

 

 

 

 

hard and unhealthy for the old men and (some) got

 

 

 

 

lame and sick and suffered greatly. I was of that

 

 

 

 

(number). I shall give a journal of the journey.

 

 

23

Apr

Left city, camped in Emig Canyon].

 

 

24

Apr

Camp on Big Mountain.

 

 

25

Apr

Broke cart, camp on East Canyon.

 

 

26

Apr

Crossed Weber [River] camp on Weber.

 

 

27

Apr

Very cold, camp on Echo.

 

 

28

Apr

Cross Bear River, camp, (snows).

 

 

29

Apr

Snows, camp at Soda Springs.

 

 

30

Apr

Cold, snow, windy. Come to Bridger.

 

 

1

May

Camp on fork of Green River.

 

 

2

May

Camp on Blacks Fork.

 

 

3

May

Crossed Green River and camp.

 

 

4

May

Camped on Big Sandy.

 

 

5

May

Camped on Dry Sandy.

 

 

6

May

Crossed ‘South Pass, camp on Sweetwater.

 

 

7

May

Very windy, camp in S Mountain.

 

 

8

May

Very windy, camp on Sweetwater.

 

 

9

May

Cross 3 crossing of SEweetwater camp on Sweetwater.

 

 

10

May

Camp at Devil’s Gate.

 

 

1].

May

Camped on Gree(ns) Wood. Took sick tonight.

 

 

12

May

Camp on a small creek east of We(lis) Spring.

 

 

13

May

Camp at Platte Bridge.

 

 

14

May

Cross bridge, camp on Platte.

 

 

15

May

Crossed dee(p) creek, camp on (Ble)oic Creek. Snows.

 

 

16

May

Camps on Little Labont. Very sick.

 

 

17

May

Cross Big Labont, camp on Platte. Sick.

 

 

18

May

Camp on Horseshoe Creek. Met mail.

 

 

19

May

Thunderstorm in moun(tains]. Camp on (Speal) Creek.

 

 

20

May

Camp at (Laramie). Got some provisions.

 

 

21

May

Crossed CS) Platte. Camped on Platte (12 nights).

 

 

22

May

Camp on Platte.

 

 

23

May

Camp near (Seden).

 

 

24

May

Camp by roadside. In night windy.

 

 

25

May

Camp on Platte Bank.

 

 

26-31

May

Camps along the Platte River.

 

 

1

Jun

Camps on prairie. (Live) on creek crab.

 

 

2

Jun

On prairie near Wood River.

 

 

3

Jun

On prairie creek. Kills 2 buffalo.

 

 

4

Jun

At Wells on prairie.

 

 

5

Jun

On Loup Fork.

 

 

6

Jun

Cross Loup Fork. Camp on Looking Glass.

 

 

7

Jun

Camps on Loup.

 

 

8

Jun

Camp on (Loup).

 

 

9

Jun

Crossed Horn. Camp on prairie.

 

 

10

Jun

At Florence.

 

 

11

Jun

At Florence.

 

 

12

Jun

Went on steamboat to St. Louis.

 

 

13-18

Jun

On river.

 

 

19

Jun

At St. Louis.

 

 

20-21

Jun

On Mis[sissippi River]

 

 

22-27

Jun

On Ohio s[team]boat

 

 

28

Jun

At Cincinnati.

 

 

29-30

Jun

On Ohio.

 

 

1

Jul

Landed at Liverpool. Found mother alive and my brother all well. Stays until 6[th].

 

 

5

Jul

Preaches today.

 

 

6

Jul

Went on cars to Cleveland and on steamboat.

 

 

7

Jul

Lands at Buffalo. Took boat down Niagara to Chipaway. Took cars to Falls and great bridge across Niagara. After looking until satisfied, set out to hunt someplace to preach. F.airis. Trys 3 times to get to preach on. Stay all night.

 

 

8

Jul

Very muddy. Travels all day. Got to Gleson’s.

 

 

9

Jul

At Gleson’s.

 

 

10

Jul

Hoes in garden.

 

 

11

Jul

Hoes in corn.

 

 

12

Jul

Preach (twice) in Marsh(ville and) at Gleson's.

 

 

13-18

Jul

Hoeing corn for Gleson.

 

 

19

Jul

Preached 3 times today. Travel 14 miles.

 

 

20-25

Jul

Work in hay.

 

 

26

Jul

Preach 2 times today.

 

 

27

Jul

In hay.

 

 

1

Aug

In hay.

 

 

2

Aug

Preach (twice) today.

 

 

3-5

Aug

Wet Weather

 

 

6

Aug

Traveling to Cainborow.

 

 

7-8

Aug

At Cainborow

 

 

9

Aug

Preach at Cainborow. Blessed child. Wrote letter.

 

 

10-14

Aug

at Cainborow.

 

 

15

Aug

Sick at Cainborow.

 

 

16

Aug

Preaches today.

 

 

17-18

Aug

Reading.

 

 

19

Aug

Traveling to (Casterville).

 

 

20

Aug

Return to Cainborow.

 

 

21-22

Aug

Reading.

 

 

23

Aug

Baptized 5 persons (?).

 

 

24

Aug

Traveling to (Dunnville).

 

 

25

Aug

At Chambers.

 

 

26

Aug

Traveling. Stop at M(?).

 

 

27

Aug

To Dunnville-Cainborow.

 

 

28-30

Aug

At Cainborow. Try to preach. Could get no chance.

 

 

31

Aug

Got (work).

 

 

1

Sep

Traveling to hunt some (place) to preach at (Casterville). At (Centerville) tonight.

 

 

2

Sep

Traveling at Hamilton (and) St. Catharines. Fast today. Refused lodgings 3 times (tonight). Stay at tavern.

 

 

3

Sep

Traveled 5 miles. Got some breakfast. Pay 12 cents. Got to Chambers, got dinner. Got to Gleson’s, sleep in barn.

 

 

4

Sep

Work for Gleson in oats.

 

 

5

Sep

Work in peas.

 

 

6

Sep

Preach on lakeshore in woods.

 

 

7-8

Sep

Work for Gleson.

 

 

9

Sep

Traveling to Dunnville.

 

 

10-12

Sep

Work for Gleson.

 

 

13

Sep

Went to Marshville.

 

 

14-17

Sep

(Cradling) buckwheat.

 

 

18

Sep

(Eating) up corn.

 

 

19

Sep

Thrashing oats. Went to Marshville.

 

 

20

Sep

In barn today.

 

 

21-29

Sep

Work for Gleson.

 

 

27

Sep

Sun[day]

 

 

28

Sep

Starts for home on cars. Lands at Buffalo. Went on steamboat tonight.

 

 

29

Sep

Lands at Toledo and went on cars tonight.

 

 

30

Sep

On cars ‘all day.

 

 

1

Oct

Landed at St. Louis.

 

 

2

Oct

At St. Louis.

 

 

3

Oct

Went on steamboat for Florence.

 

 

17

Oct

Landed at Florence.

 

 

19

Oct

Landed. Set in to work for Lamsen.

 

 

6

Dec

Left Lamsen at Florence.

 

 

7-11

Dec

Boarding with (Kinya).

 

 

12

Dec

Set in to work with (Yaits) in Cresant City and worked until 1858.

 

1858

21

Mar

Left Yaits

 

 

1

Apr

Started to (Genoa) [ the valley.

 

 

11

May

left (Genoa) to Cross plains.

 

 

21

Jun

Entered s L City.

 

 

23

Jun

Met family at Springville. [date?] Soldiers coming.

 

 

6

Jul

Left Springville to return to City.

 

 

7

Jul

In city at work.

 

 

6

Aug

My wife, Martha, left home and took her children and went to her mother and then commenced to lie and misrepresent me to give herself excuses for her wickedness.

 

 

17

Sep

I gave her a divorce.

 

1859

 

Jan

I was sick all this (month).

 

 

 

Feb

Some better but not (well) yet.

 

 

 

Mar

Settles tithing of ward.

 

1864

5

Sep

Moved to Bear Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaac Hill was born Jun 25, 1857.

 

 

Elisa Hill was born Jan 3, 1860.

 

 

Samuel (A) Hill was born Jan 12, 1862.

 

 

Charles Hill was born Sep 17, 1863.

 

 

Margret (?) Hill born Jan 21, 1864.

 

 

Joseph (Y) Hill born Mar 19, (1866).

 

 

(Silvi Anni) Hill born May 14, (1868).

 

 

(Emelin H) Hill born Apr 7, (1872).

 

 

Hyrum S Hill born Aug 8th, 187(4).