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Richard Sanders’ Daybook
Pickens County, AL


Richard D. Sanders kept a detailed account of monies spent and owed to him. He called the book his “Daybook”. In Dec. 1851, he paid $1.00 for a well bucket. In August, Jessee Rodgers made a coffin and case for $10.00. William Hughes was paid $3.00 for “Laying of widdow Dower”. On Dec. 19, 1854 he paid $42.00 for “hids” to Jacob A. Graham. N. West was paid $20.70 for “pickin cotton”, J. S. Knox paid him $24.60 for “tote” of cotton and hoeing. Mr. Sanders bought coffee from James Duke. James Talafarow paid from the estate of Mr. Sanders $3.30 to Rody Strickland for weaving cloth, and paid Mary Sanders $5.00 for cutting and making Negroes “close”. Abram Cureton paid .25 for making a pan, and R. Sanders was paid for “pickin cotton”. January 10, 1855 , Joseph Morris paid $41.88 for pork. Ann Sanders paid him $6.00 June 1, 1854 . Paid Linear F. Jordan $5.00 for meal.
J. W. Hanson bought an ox for $20.00. John Peach; W. P. Forrister; W. M. Taylor; M. L. Gaskin, J.J. Hood; W. W. Williams; Jacob Miller, Miller Love; Kinyard Strickland; L. R. Garner; P. Layton; Newton Harbin; M. Graham; Davis Noland; D. F. Cowsert; F.T.L. Thomas; B. Hughes; Dr. J. Sanders; W. F. Abbott; S.J. Hallman; J. G. Sanders; R. King; C.C. Taylor; A. L. Robertson; John Morris; A. E. Tobe; James M. Graham; John J. Hood; S.N. Ferguson; W.C. Ferguson; B. Peebles; S.B. Hughes; Louis Stone; Charles Layton; D. Bradford; Clem Richardson; N. R. Kirk; William Peebles; Absolem Reeves; George Freeman; B.F. West; T. Boon; D. Sanders;W. Williams; William Hambleton; Wilaby Boon; R.H. Mabry; J.W. Gaskin; and Jacob Mitter were all listed as having paid varying accounts to Richard D. Sanders.
The price of some items during the 1850’s (per pound) was: “flower” - .05; lard - .12 ˝; sugar - .11; tallow - .10; honey – 08; beeswax - .50; cane - .05 per bushel; a saw set - .50; a days work - .50; oats - .14 per peck; and a beef hide - $3.00. 


Richard D. Sanders kept a detailed account of monies spent and owed to him while living in Pickens Co. AL. He called the book his “Daybook”. Dates are between 1851 – 1855.

In Dec. 1851, he paid $1.00 for a well bucket.
In August, Jessee Rodgers made a coffin and case for $10.00.
William Hughes was paid $3.00 for “Laying of widdow Dower”. 
On Dec. 19, 1854 he paid $42.00 for “hids” to Jacob A. Graham.
N. West was paid $20.70 for “pickin cotton”
J. S. Knox paid him $24.60 for “tote” of cotton and hoeing.
Mr. Sanders bought coffee from James Duke.
James Talafarow paid from the estate of Mr. Sanders
$3.30 to Rody Strickland for weaving cloth
paid Mary Sanders $5.00 for cutting and making Negroes “close”. 
Abram Cureton paid .25 for making a pan
R. Sanders was paid for “pickin cotton”.
January 10, 1855 , Joseph Morris paid $41.88 for pork.
Ann Sanders paid him $6.00 June 1, 1854 . 
Paid Linear F. Jordan $5.00 for meal.
J. W. Hanson bought an ox for $20.00. 

John Peach
W. P. Forrister;
W. M. Taylor
M. L. Gaskin,
J.J. Hood;
W. W. Williams;
Jacob Miller,
Miller Love;
Kinyard Strickland;
L. R. Garner;
P. Layton; 
Newton Harbin 
M. Graham 
Davis Noland
D. F. Cowsert
F.T.L. Thomas
B. Hughes
Dr. J. Sanders
W. F. Abbott
S.J. Hallman
J. G. Sanders
R. King
C.C. Taylor
A. L. Robertson
John Morris
E. Tobe
James M. Graham
John J. Hood
S.N. Ferguson
W.C. Ferguson
B. Peebles
S.B. Hughes
Louis Stone
Charles Layton
Bradford 
Clem Richardson
N. R. Kirk
William Peebles
Absolem Reeves
George Freeman
B.F. West
T. Boon
D. Sanders
W. Williams;
William Hambleton;
Wilaby Boon;
R.H. Mabry;
J.W. Gaskin;
Jacob Mitter

Above listed names were all listed as having paid varying accounts to Richard D. Sanders. 

The price of some items during the 1850’s (per pound) was: “flower” - .05; lard - .12 ˝; sugar - .11; tallow - .10; honey – 08; beeswax - .50; cane - .05 per bushel; a saw set - .50; a days work - .50; oats - .14 per peck; and a beef hide - $3.00.