On this date in our family history . . . the 17th day of October . . . in the year 1850 . . . 33-year-old Mahala L. Sharp is enumerated in San Augustine, Texas . . . this Mahala is my 3rd great-grandma . . . also in her household are 11-year-old Samuel Sharp (my 2nd great-grandpa) and 9-year-old Margaret Sharp (future wife of James Madison Hall, the Keeper of The Journal) . . . and right next door is the home of Matthew Cartwright (shown in above collage) . . . in January of 1869, Cartwright's daughter, Anna, will become the bride of Mahala's nephew, Benjamin Thomas Roberts . . . their names also appear on the census record shown in the image . . .