Lenawee Bibles and Bible Records

Family records from Lenawee County, Michigan

Includes a few marriage records, some with images.

Many Bible records were made before the official recording of births, weddings & deaths occurred at the various County seats. Traveling into a County Court House by horse to see that a birth, death or marriage was recorded was difficult. Bible records are indeed a resource of great importance to family researchers.
Please read the information at the bottom of this blog page carefully.

This blog is replacing the web pages previously stored at geocities.com. Since geocities will be closed down soon I had to come up with a method of keeping these records online that was easy and reasonably fast to upload. The formatting is not special, but, at this time I am only interested in keeping the records available to family researchers.

Good luck in your research, and apologies for the lack of format.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Allen Family Records

Found at Lenawee County Historical Society Archives in a Hollinger box labeled “Allen Family History Folder 2". There are two bible records included. Typed on the side of page 1 of this record: “Both Bibles in the possession Lucile Allen Quick, West (Note: appears to mean Weston)

George W. Allen Bible
A. J. Holman & Company, 1222 Arch St.,


This certifies that
the Rite of HOLY MATRIMONY was
Celebrated between
Mr. George W. Allen of Weston, Mich. and
Miss Clara F. Morgan of Weston, Mich., were united by me at the
Baptist Parsonage on the 14th day of February in the year of
OUR LORD, 1891, in the presence of
Harvey Willson &
Laura Morgan
Signed, Theo. S. Wooden, Pastor
Baptist church, Weston, Mich.

Hugh Morgan Allen, to Evangeline Mickens, [Divorced]

Effie Lucile Allen, to Harry Francis Quick, m. June 28, 1917

Harry Gorden Allen, to Gertrude Bryant, m. Aug. 31, 1919 (Note: 31 is handwritten)

Wilford Glennis Allen, to Anna Riley , m. June 1919
[Reside 90 Summer St., Battle Creek, Mich.]

Hugh Morgan Allen to Amelia Pearl Remmele, m. Aug. 4, 1923
[Res. Port Huron, Mich]


George W. Allen b. Sep. 4, 1861 Stanford, N.Y.

Clara F. Morgan [dau. Erasmus Morgan & Effie Ann Comstock] b. Oct. 24, 1869, Seneca Twp.

Hugh Morgan Allen b. Jan. 25, 1892

Harry Gordon Allen b. Oct. 23, 1893

Wilford Glennis Allen b. July 15, 1896

Effie Lucile Allen b. Apr. 18, 1898

Donald K. Allen b. Mar. 25, 1903

George Elbridge Allen b. Feb. 5, 1908


Donald K. d. May 5, 1903

Clara F. Allen d. Feb. 8, 1917

George W. Allen d. Sep. 21, 1940

Evangeline Mickius d. Oct. 17, 1893 (Note: this entire line is handwritten)


John J. Allen Bible
A. J. Holman & Company, 122 Arch St.,


This certifies that the rite of
HOLY MATRIMONY was celebrated between
Mr. John J. Allen of North East, and Louise Mead of Stanford,
on the 27th of December, 1851, at Stanfordville, by
Philetus Roberts
Pastor of the Christon church of Dutchess County, New York
Mrs. Philetus Roberts
Harrison Mead

Fanny L. Allen, dau. John J. & Louise Allen m. June 7, 1873 to G. G. (George G.) Green, [d. Lyons, O. (Ohio), bur Weston]

Sarah M. Allen, dau. John J. & Louise Allen m. Nov. 2, 1873 to J. E. DeLano (Note: the words “dau John J. & Louise Allen” were not actually typed, but indicated by ditto marks. Typed here in attempt to make the record clear. Likewise for the rest of these marriages.)

Ephraim Allen, son John J. & Louise Allen m. Feb. 13, 1878 to Minnie A. Jay

Henrietta Allen, dau John J. & Louise Allen m. Sep. 10, 1879 to Oscar W. Hill

Ephraim Allen, son John J. & Louise Allen m. May 2, 1880 to Ettie Brant

John W. Allen, son John J. & Louise Allen m. Alice Brant
[Reside Bridgeport Ct.]

George W. Allen, son John J. & Louise Allen m. Dec. 2, 1889 to Alwilda Sherman

George W. Allen m. Feb. 14, 1891 to Clara Morgan

Fred L. Allen, son same m. to Effie Southworth
[She residing Beulah Beach, Ohio]


John J. Allen b. Mar. 5, 1825 [North East, N.Y.]
Louise Mead, wf John J. b. July 2, 1826 [Stanford, N.Y.]
Sarah M. Allen, dau b. Oct. 9, 1852
Fanny L. Allen, dau b. June 24, 1854
Ephraim Allen, son b. Aug. 15, 1856
Henrietta Allen, dau b. Sep. 10, 1858
John W. Allen, son b. Aug. 8, 1860
George W. Allen, son b. Sep. 4, 1861
Freddie Allen, son b. July 15, 1865


Louise Allen, wf J.J. d. May 6, 1888
John J. Allen d. Feb. 15, 1909
Ephraim Allen d. March 1940
Geo W. d. Sep. 21, 1940

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Lenawee County, Michigan, United States
I am a volunteer in Lenawee County, Michigan. I have posted these records for the use of Family Researchers. Acknowledge and thank many, including Charlie, and several typists. Thanks to Diane & Chuck Oslund who sponsored these records for many years. Recently I added another blog to this series, for Funeral cards and other memorials.

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Please read the following information VERY CAREFULLY! It contains a lot of disclaimers about the Bibles and Bible Records of Lenawee County, Michigan.

First, I am NOT researching these families. I am posting these records on behalf of the Lenawee County Historical Society and other research facilities and groups of Lenawee County Michigan.

You will find records from a few Bibles that were housed at the Adrian Public Library, the records of these Bibles were transcribed by the Lenawee County Family Researchers and have been published in their newsletter. Some of the Bibles once found at the Adrian Public Library have disappeared. It is not known if they are in the repair facility, if they have walked, or simply been misplaced in the Historical Room.

Next, NOT all these records are Bible Records, sometimes they are family records, recorded, but not necessarily from a Bible!

Next, I have made a distinction between Bibles and Bible Records. At the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives there are a number of old Bibles. The actual Bibles are owned by the Society. The records are fading, FAST! I transcribed the records to the best of my ability. It took a long time, and frequently I had to use a bright light and a magnifying glass to read the records. These Bibles are too fragile to photocopy or scan. The inscriptions are too faded to photocopy or scan. The only way to save these records for future researchers was to transcribe them. There may be errors in my transcriptions, and I apologize in advance. I did the best I could with what I was working with.

IF, I have described the entry as a Bible Record, then this record was NOT copied from an actual Bible at the Lenawee County Historical Society. Bible Records refers to a set of records found in the Archives Room in Hollinger boxes (a Hollinger box is an archival safe storage box). We believe that a majority of these hand written transcribed Bible and Family Records were originally copied by Harriet Cole Clark Bowen and the Adrian DAR during the 1930's and 1940's. Other records have been donated to the society.

All possible care was taken in typing the Bible Records, no matter what form they were originally in, actual Bibles, or handwritten copied records. We are sorry for any typing errors, we cannot be responsible for errors in the transcriptions we did not do ourselves.

Comments with parenthesis have usually been added by typist to help researchers in some way, and not part of the original record.

No photocopies or scans of the actual Bibles are available. We fully realize the value of such a record, but at this time we are not allowed to do such copies.