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 16, 2009

Charles Ingersoll Bible Record

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


Published by Thomas Mason & George Lane for the
Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry St.,
James Collford, Printer

Fly leaf:
Charles Ingersoll’s Bible. Bought of Oliver Burgess, June 8, 1839


Levi Ingersoll and Sarah Hubbard m. Jan. 31, 1808, at Stamford, Conn.

Charles Ingersoll and Mary Miller m. Oct. 4, 1834, at the home in Monmouth Co., New Jersey, by Esquire Little.

Prosper J. Wheeler Jr., and Hannah E. Ingersoll were m. Dec. 10, 1856 at Adrian, by Rev. E.H. Pilcher.

At the residence of the bride’s Father in Tecumseh, Lenawee Co., by the Rev. J. Maxom, Mr. James M. Ingersoll of Adrian, to Miss Ella Hyde of Tecumseh, Nov. 18, 1868.

At the M.E. Church in the City of Adrian, by the Rev. J.S, Smart, on the 12th day of Jan. 1869, Mr. John M. Sullivan of Whitehall, New York, to Miss Sarah J. Ingersoll of Adrian.

At the residence of the bride’s Father in the City of Adrian, by The Rev. D.C. Jacokes, on the 8th day of Dec. 1869, Mr. William B. Thompson to Miss Fannie M. Ingersoll, both of Adrian.


Charles Ingersoll was b. Jan. 23, 1811, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Ct.

Mary R. Miller was b. July 24, 1815, Howell, Monmouth Co., N.J.

Hannah Elizabeth, dau of Charles & Mary Ingersoll, was b. Sep. 10, 1837, at Adrian.

James M., son same b. July 25, 1841, at Adrian.

Sarah Jane, dau. same b. May 2, 1845, at Adrian.

Mary F., dau. same b. Aug. 29, 1849, at Adrian.

Elmaretta M., dau. same, b. Oct. 23, 1852, at Adrian.

Harvey Earl Wheeler b. Feb. 18, 1858, Manchester, Washtenaw Co.

Emmett Lester Wheeler b. Feb. 23, 1860, at Adrian.

Louis Barnes Wheeler b. July 13, 1862, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co.

William James Ingersoll b. Nov. 11, 1869, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co.

Florence Ingersoll Thompson b. Sep. 15, 1872, Adrian, Lenawee Co.

Eda Ingersoll b. Feb. 11, 1874, at Adrian.

Herman Elisha Sullivan b. May 22, 1874, Whitehall, Washington Co. New York.

Minnie Emma Thompson b. Oct. 1, 1875, Adrian, Lenawee Co.

Roscoe Ingersoll Sullivan b. Jan. 2, 1882 Whitehall, N.Y.


d. in Rome, Lenawee Co., on the 28th of July, 1849, Sarah, wf Levi Ingersoll, ae 69y 6m 29d

d. at the same place on 3rd of Aug. 1849, Levi Ingersoll ae 73y 7m 8d

d. in Adrian, June 30, 1864, Emmeretta M. Ingersoll, ae 11y 8m

d. in Adrian, June 28, 1864, Prosper J. Wheeler Jr., ae 28y 5m 28d

Charles Ingersoll d. in Adrian on 14th day of Mar. 1879 ae 68y 1m 19d

Mary R. Ingersoll, d. in Adrian at the residence of her son-in-law, William B. Thompson, Dec. 12, 1879 ae 64y 4m 18d

Emmett L. Wheeler, d. in Whitehall, N.Y., on 30 of Jan. 1883 ae 22y 11m 7d. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian.

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The Ingersolls came from New York City to Mich. July, 1837.

This Bible owned by Miss Eda Ingersoll, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co., Librarian of the Town Library.

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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.