Friday, 30 September, 1864

Very good morning, but before night we had some rain. Zac rode to “Enfield” and Mr. Warters rode his horse back and assisted Bill in fixing up his furnace brick in two boilers.1 Took dinner and returned soon and said he would go in the marsh with Zac if it didn’t rain. He started out through the rain after supper, and Bill to bed. Only killed 5 birds, the servants killed some four or five doz. I believe.2

  1. We do not know if this Mr. Warters is the miller, his son Rufus, about 22, or William S. Warters, member of the Home Guard. That Zac rode to neighboring Enfield makes be think the former. The closest mill to Enfield would have been the Walkerton Mill. Did Warters work there? It is interesting that neither Fleming nor Rufus appear on the KW Land Tax rolls but only on the Personal Property rolls. Census records also show Fleming had lived in the county at least 25 years. Enfield in 1863 was owned by the estate of the Rev. John Cooke of Hanover County. He had owned the property since the 1840s and may have rented it to Fleming Warters. Anyone who can add a piece to this puzzle, please join in.  (back)
  2. Another indication that “the servants” had access to guns, at least for hunting, and knew how to use them.  (back)