The first half of the journal seems to be nothing more than the ledger for Mr. Cooper's business. Handwritten columns of figures note the production and sale of barrels to the inhabitants of Moonbrook and even a few clients in Stormwind itself.
The back half of the book seems to have been Mr. Cooper's journal, where he discusses leaving the family business to his younger brother. You find no mention of children.
Patches and hotfixes Edit
Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Added