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.

Please use the "Labels" list at the bottom of the blog to search for your names. By clicking on a surname that interests you it will take you to the blog page or pages that contain that name.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Birdsey Bible Records

This set of records were found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives in a Hollinger box in a file labeled Birdsey.




This bible was found in the Printing Shop of Wagenvoord & Company, Lansing, Michigan for rebinding.

Almond P. Birdsey, b. Middleton, Middlefield Society, Middlesex Co., in the year 1813 on the 20th of May;

Aurilla Thorp was b. in Meridan, Ct., New Haven County, on the 17th day of February in the year 1815.

Births, children,
Elizabeth J. Birdsey b. Oct. 6, 1832
W. J. Birdsey b. Feb. 22, 1834
Ann Birdsey b. Mar. 22, 1836
Linus Birdsey b. May 1, 1837
Denis Birdsey b. June 12, 1840
Rosetta E. Birdsey b. June 2, 1843
Jennie Birdsey, b. Oct. 6, 1850

Births, grandchildren,

Frank, son of Solomon J. & Rosetta E. Eckert, b. Aug. 22, 1866
Walter Birdsey, son Almon Birdsey [may be Bulson] b. July 28, 1858
Aurelia Birdsey, b. Dec. 26, 1860

Linus Birdsey’s children,
Jennie, b. Dec. 2, 1860
Vesta, b. Jan. 19, 1863
Rosa, b. Dec. 5, 1864
Mary Ann, b. Jan. 20, 1867
Frank, b. Mar. 22, 1868

Denis’ children,
Emma B. Birdsey, b. Aug. 24, 1862
Elnora Birdsey b. Aug. 26, 1864
Frank Birdsey b. Apr. 2, 1867
Louie Linas Birdsey b. July 22, 1869


Alonzo P. Birdsey and Jannet E. Bell, m. Dec. 31, 1831

Almond P. Birdsey and Aureilia Thorp, m. Dec. 1, 1832

Sons marriages,

W. J. Birdsey and Lucy Haden m. Feb. 22, 1854
Linus Birdsey and Mary A. Swartout m. Mar. 7, 1860
Denis Birdsey and Sarah A. Harten m. Mar. 14, 1860
Rosetta Elizabeth Birdsey and Solomon John Eckert m. Sep. 4, 1865
Walter Birdsey and Frances Agerton m. Apr. 14, 1890
Solomon John Eckert and Emogene Killygore m. Sep. 25, 1869
Dennie M. Birdsey and Louise Wheaton m. Nov. 2, 1876


Jannet E. Birdsey d. Oct. 22, 1832
Elizabeth J. Birdsey d. Jan. 14, 1833
Ann Birdsey d. Apr. 15, 1836
Jennie Birdsey d. Oct. 6, 1851
Rosetta E. Birdsey Eckert d. Mar. 2, 1867
Almon P. Birdsey d. Apr. 22, 1867, in 55th year of age, at McGregor, Iowa
Alonzo P. Birdsey d. Apr. 22, 1881
Sarah A. Birdsey d. at Beaver Dam, Wis., July 28, 1876 ae 35y 3m 12d

On Flyleaf,

Bible belongs to

A. P. Birdsey,
Columbus, Wis.,


The photo of Almon P. Birdsey's headstone came to us from James Wallace, mjwall73@sbcglobal.net, for James' new email see below in the comments.  James was researching the history of his home and the land that it is on. "Almon P. Birdsey is on my home's Abstract of title and a key figure in the history of Columbus, Wisconsin. He is buried here in Hillside Cemetery." Thank you James.  Further questions about the headstone should be directed to James.

1 comment:

  1. I've since changed email addresses if anyone is interested. Its currently MJWall@charter.net
    James Wallace
    Columbus, Wisconsin


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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.