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

Brown Bible Extractions

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives, in a Hollinger box, file labeled “Brown”. Entire record is handwritten and very hard to read, those interested in this record should obtain a copy, if at all possible.

Brown Bible
Battleborough (Vt)
J. Halbrook’s Stereotype
3d Edition

Elisha Brown of Rowe and Hannah Carpenter of Attleborough were joined in Marriage the 12th of November AD 1809

Elisha b in Rowe Aug. 27, 1784
Hannah Carpenter b. in Allteborough Feb. 21, 1790
Lorenzo Lane (?) b. Oct. 14, 1810
Jufson b. 26th July 1812 ae 1d
Lucy Carpenter (?), b. July 7, 1813
Orville Short Dec. 23, 1814
Clement Oct. 10, 1816
David Oct. 9, 1818
Lewis May 19, 1820
Geo Mar 1st, 1822
Wm May 2d 1824
Noah Jan. 26, 1827

Noah b. Aug. 21, 1752 d. May 13, 1821
Judith Short b. Ap 5, 1751 d. Jan. 6, 1822
Lydia b. Feb. 9, 1779
Nancy b. May 28, 1780
Nancy Adams d. May 25, 1800
Noah C. (??) b. Nov. 11, 1780 or 81 d. Aug. 3, 1824
Stephen b. Mar 12, 1783
Elisha b. Aug. 27, 1784
Hepsebeth (??) b. Ap. 14, 1786 d. Oct. 7, 1788
Joseph Robinson b. June 5, 1788
Polly b. Ap. 10, 1790
Alfred Dec. 2, 1791 d. Jan. 26, 1825
Polly M. McCloud d. Aug. 1850 in Barrington Ill.(Note there is a line connecting the Polly born Ap 10, 1790 and this Polly, died Aug. 1850)
Lewis Feb. 1, 1794 d. July 7, 1827

Elisha Brown d. Nov. 23, 1862 in Hudson
Hannah Brown d. Aug. 11, 1863 in Hudson
Lorenzo d. Feb. 1888 in Hudson
Jafson (???) d. same day
Lucy d. July 25, 1838 (??hard to read) in Hudson
Orville Short d. July 2, 1845 in Heath, Mass
Clement d. Nov. 23 1839 in Hudson
David d. Aug. 23, 1838 Medina
Lewis d. Jan. 1898 in Leroy, Mich.
Geo d. June 8, 1875 Pittsford
Wm Dec. 9, 1928 Hudson
Noah May 4, 1923
Cyril Brown d. May 16, 1835 in Rowe Mass

Bible owned by Mrs. Will Stenswold (this name is extremely hard to read), Hudson Mich. Eva Brown

Mrs. Will Leisenring Carrie Brown


We were contacted in 2003 by Linda Pumiglia whose email at that time was lpumiglig at gmavt dot net with the following additional information on this record set:

"You may want to note that Elisha was the son of Noah Brown and Judith Short and that the first set of births is for the children of Elisha and Hannah, the second set of births are the children of Noah and Judith Short Brown.

Noah was a Mayflower Descendant."

We have done no research to verify her email statements.  Good luck to family researchers interested in this information and thank you Linda for contacting us.  It is unknown if her email address is still valid.

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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.