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

Burrows Bible Record

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


Contains Family records of Rev. John Bryson
Published by John P. Perry, 198 Market St.

Jane Mary Burrows, b. Dec. 21, 1825 at 3:00 P.M.

Hadassa Burrows, b. Sep. 15, 1827 at 11 o’clock A.M.

John B. Burrows, b. Oct. 15, 1829 at 5 o’clock P.M.

John B. Burrows, b. Oct. 15, 1830 at 4 o’clock P. M.

Sarah Ann Burrows, b. Aug. 21, 1831 at 7 o’clock A.M.

Robert B. Burrows, b. Aug. 2, 1834 at 1 o’clock A.M.

Nathaniel Burrows, b. Oct. 9, 1835 at 7 o’clock A.M.

Margaret Louise Burrows, b. May 6, 1837 at 4 o’clock P.M.

Samuel T. Burrows, b. Feb. 15, 1796

Jane Montgomery, wf Rev. John B. Bryson, b. Sep. 7, 1766; m. July 5, 1845 to

Rev. John Bryson, b. Jan. 1, 1758; d. Aug. 3, 1855

she d. July 5, 1845.

(Note of typist, the marriage date appears to be in error, please see sections on marriages for another date.)


John B. Burrows, d. Nov. 8, 1830 at 3 o’clock, A. M. ae 1 m 2d

Nathaniel Burrows, d. Nov. 18, 1835 at 10 o’clock, A.M., ae 5 weeks 5 d.

Hadessa Burrows, d. Aug. 21, 1859 at 3:30 P.M., ae 31 y 11 m 5d.

John B. Burrows, d. Feb. 26, 1863, ae 32y 4m 11d

Samuel T. Burrows, d. July 10, 1870 ae 74y 4m 25d

Christina Bryson, wf Samuel T. Burrows, d. Nov. 3, 1865, ae 73y 9m 11d

Robert B. Burrows, son Samuel T. & Christian Burrows, d. May 30, 1884, at Williamsport, Pa.

Sarah Ann Burrows Irvin at Dayton, Ohio, d. Oct. 8, 1907, ae 75y 1m 18d

Jane Mary Burrows wf John Corson, d. Dec. 11, 1907, at Fredericksburg, Va in 80th yr.

John D. Corson, d. Mar. 30, 1887 at Fredericksburg, Va [Latter couple bur. Muncy, Pa.]

Margaret Louise Finney, d. Mar. 10, 1923 at 1:30 A.M. at Washington D.C.

Births in Rev. John Bryson’s Family:

Miss Christina, b. Feb. 25, 1792 at 2 o’clock, A.M.

Miss Esther, b. Dec. 25, 1794 at 11 o’clock, P.M.

Miss Jane, b. Jan. 12, 1798 at 11 o’clock, P.M.

John M., b. June 24, 1802 at 6 o’clock P.M.

Miss Sallie, b. May 26, 1800 at 10 o’clock A.M.

Miss Esther Jun., b. Oct. 3, 1803 at 11 o’clock, P.M.

Robert, b. July 13, 1808 at 8 o’clock, P.M.

{{The following was handwritten at the bottom of the page:

Sarah Elizabeth Dean Burrows, wf G. Westlake Burrows & dau. Aaron Dean, served Conn. Reg. Both bur. Lowe Cemet.}}

Deaths in Rev. John Bryson’s Family:

Esther Bryson Senr., d. June 19, 1801, a 7 o’clock, A.M.

Sally M. Bryson, d. June 30, 1801 at 10 o’clock, A.M.

Rev. Robert Bryson, d. Oct. 30, 1832 at 6 o’clock, A.M.

Mrs. Jennie Bryson, d. July 3, 1845 at 4 o’clock P.M.

Rev. John Bryson, d. Aug. 3, 1855 at 6 o’clock, P.M.

Jane Montgomery Bryson, d. July 5, 1845

Mrs. Nettie Bryson Hudson, wf, Rev. J.P. Hudson, d. Feb. 25, 1876

Miss Jane Bryson, d. July 30, 1870 at Williamsport, Pa.

{{Handwritten: Rev. John Bryson Hudson, d. Mar. 6, 1888, b. June 24, 1802}}


Samuel F. Burrows m. Feb. 22, 1825 to Christian Bryson [Note: this entry is repeated later, except that for the small issue of one initial, the second entry reads Samuel T. Burrows.]

John D. Corson m. May 8, 1851 to Jane Mary, dau. Samuel F. & Christian Bryson Burrows

Samuel A. Irvin m. Oct. 8, 1873 to Sarah Ann Burrows

Adam B. Finney m. to Mary Louise Burrows, dau Samuel T. & Christina Burrows, m. Jan. 2, 1861

Robert Bryson Burrows to F. C. Valentine, m. June 1, 1870

J. Bryson Burrows m. Fannie Stevenson – no data

Rev. John Bryson to Miss Jennie Montgomery m. Sep. 7, 1790 [Note: the month is very hard to read.]

Rev. John P. Hudson to Miss Hettie Bryson m. Feb. 13, 1838

(Nathaniel Burrows Mann to Helen Maria Budlong, m. June 26, 1861, at Perinton, NY.)

This Bible is in possession of Miss Fannie Corson, dau. John D. & Jane Mary (Burrows) Corson, of Washington, D. C., {{Handwritten address: 718 Quincy St. N.W.}}

John D. Corson is brother to Mary Magdalena (Corson) Taylor; their dau was Mary Jane Taylor Cole of Palmyra, Mich., and mother of the Compiler, Harriet Calista (Cole) Bowen.

Mary M. Corson m. William Taylor, Dec. 25, 1834 at Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., Pa., and came at once to Spencer, Lucas Co., O.

Mary Jane Taylor, their dau, m. Miner Thomas Cole, May 30, 1867 at Spencer, O., and resided Palmyra, Lenawee Co., Mich., parents of Harriet Calista (Cole) Bowen of Adrian, Lenawee Co., Compiler of Record

(Helen Maria Budlong m. at Perinton, N.Y., June 26, 1861 Nathaniel Borrows Mann

Harry Herbert Corson m. Sada Clara McGuire)

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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.