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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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bowen Family and Bible Records, Extractions

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives, in a Hollinger box, file labeled “Bowen”.

Cooperstown, N.Y.

Stereotyped, Printed and Published by

H. & E. Phinney, and sold by them at their book-store, and by the
Booksellers generally in the United States.


On Fly Leaf:

A. Bowen, Middlefield Center
Lucinda Bowen, Franklin, Mich.

Family Record


Henry Bowen (third) m. Dec. 8, 1831 to
Arminda Counrod

Henry Bowen (3) m. Apr. 5, 1851 to
Lucinda Stearns [Sister of first wife]


Henry Bowen b. Aug. 18, 1807, Oneida Co., N.Y.
Arminda Counrad b. Aug. 9, 1808, Cherry Valley
Lucinda Counrad b. Apr. ll, 1811, Cherry Valley

[Their children]

Cynthia Amelia Bowen b. Apr. 30, 1833, Tuesday, at one in the evening.
Henry Bowen, fourth, b. June 19, 1834, Friday, at four in the morning.
Norman Mason Bowen b. Aug. 10, 1835, Monday, at four in the evening
Levi Lorenzo Bowen b. Nov. 13, 1836, Sunday, at one in the morning.
Polly Bowen b. Apr. 1, 1838, Sunday at one o’clock in the morning.
Benoni Counrod Bowen b. Dec. 28, 1839, at seven in the morning, Saturday.
Willard Franklin Bowen b. July 14, 1841, Wednesday, at four in the morning.
Joseph Counrad Bowen b. July 16, 1843, Sunday, at six in the evening.

[All born in Middlefield, Oneida Co., N. Y.] (Note: this entire line is crossed off, and written in hand above the word Oneida is the single word Otsego.)

[Children of Henry Bowen 4th & Sarah Camburn Bowen, who m. Jan. 9, 1856, Tecumseh.]

[Sarah Camburn Bowen b. Sep. 10, 1832]

Henry, fifth b. Mar. 28, 1857, Adrian
Minda Bowen b. Oct. 20, 1865, Adrian
William F. Bowen b. Apr. 20, 1862
Lulu Bowen b. June 21, 1868

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Henry Bowen, fourth, organized the 11th Mich. Cav. & went out Capt.


d. on the 8th of June, 1845, Arminda Bowen, wf Henry, ae 37y 10m

d. on the 4th of Nov. 1853, Joseph C. Bowen, by being thrown from a cart and a wheel passing over him, ae 10y 3m 17d.

d. on 3d of Feb. 1879, Lucinda Bowen, ae 67 y 9m 22d, Apoplexy

d. Apr. 1, 1878, Polly Austin ae 40 y, of Consumption.

Henry Bowen Sr., d. Oct. 13, 1889, at half-past three, and was burried Sunday, Oct. 13, 1889. [At Tipton].

Henry Bowen, d. Mar. 4, 1895, at four o’clock in the morning of heart failure.

Levi Bowen d. July 1911

Cynthia Bowen d. Aug. 1913

Willard S. Bowen d. Oct. 5, 1901, killed at plant of Pages’Woven Wire Fence Co.
Jennie L. Bowen d. Feb. 7, 1912, of Consumption

Lulu Ludecke, dau. of Henry & Sarah Bowen [and wf. Ernest T. Luedecke] d. July 28, 1926, Adrian
[He b. July 27, 1863 and d. June 17, 1894]

Gould, Samuel B. d. Apr. 20, 1871, ae 68; b. Ct., d. Franklin, son, David & Charity Gould.A:67 (Note: A:67 stands for Lenawee County Death Book A, page 67)

Gould, Susan Jane, 20 of Franklin & Franklin W. Bowen, 21 of Franklin, m. Nov. 2, 1862 by
Gideon D. Perry, Min. B:187 (Note: B:187 refers to Lenawee County Marriage Book B, page 187.)

?uller, George H., son of George & Cynthia Bowen, d. Jan. 23, 1905, ae 44y 9m 26d

Bowen, Henry, 22 and Sarah Camburn, 22, m. Jan. 9, 1856 B:363 (Marriage Book B, page 363)

Bowen, Jennie, dau. Frank, d. Feb. 7, 1912, ae 27, has bro Bert, Monessen, Mrs. Wm. Casper

Barnum, Minda wf. C. D. Barnum, res. Minneapolis.”Telegram” dau. Henry 4, and Sarah Camburn Bowen.

Forey, Minda Bowen of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Adrian, d. Statement in Telegram of July 21m 1939. She member High School class of 1879. Barnum must have died and she m. Forey.


Griffith (1); Henry (2); Isaac (3); Henry (4); Silas (5); Dea. Henry (6); Henry (6) b. Woodstock, Ct., Mar. 9, 1748/0, went Lebanan, Ct., May 26, 1766; m. 1768, Lydia, dau. Capt. Dijah & Abigail (Bigelow) Fowler; b. Feb. 7, 1853 d. July 8, 1806.
Henry joined Capt. Ephraim Manning’s Co., Col Israel Pubnam’s Regt., served May 9 to Sep. 6; he and bro Daniel guarded stores at Roxbury and did not reach the battle ground. Henry d. Dec. 8, 1830 in Woodstock. LINEAGE BOOK

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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.