Friday, March 20, 1863.
to do with myself had to march Sarah Thomas and Mr Shim and fairy were at Nellies yesterday Shim is fine looking Nellie cam up this afternoon and we had one
of oure old time talks
very fine day i went to Church in the morning with neal mr gibbs is still sick Mr farhaux exsorted for us i went down to hear the children Practice very lonsome in the evening
This may be a reference to a “Mr. J. C. Farbeaux,” mentioned later in The Christian Recorder. The 1870 census lists two Jacob Farbeaux residing in Philadelphia’s 8th Ward, both “colored” barbers; one sixty-nine years old and another thirty-eight. Mr. Farbeaux was likely the former, as the Recorder notes that he chaired a church committee. “Notices and Local Items: Tribute of Respect for Rev. Jonathan C. Gibbs,” The Christian Recorder, March 17, 1866; Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 8 District 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1393; Page: 26A; Image: 55; Family History Library Film: 552892.