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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

George McClimans Bible Records

This record found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Archives in a Hollinger box labeled “McClimans”.

George McClimans his Book hand and pen
Bought of Clement Erwig in the year of our Lord 1826

George McClimans Book presented to me by Aunt Margaret McClimans wife of Uncle James McClimans in 1865

George M. Johnston
Miss Caroline McClimans Book, Peasant Hill, Ohio

The above appear on the front page of this Bible which was stereotyped by E.White in New York 1823. George Johnston gave it to his cousin Herman Albertus McClimans of Gun Lake, Shelbyville, Michigan, whose widow now owns it. H.A. McClimans was grandson of Isaac McClimans, and son of Solomon McClimans. There are no entries in the Family Record under Marriages.

Births Page 1

* John McClimans, Sen. was born April the 29th 1756
Mary McClimans was born May the 27th 1765
Margaret McClimans was born January the 18th 1784
William McClimans was born September the 29th 1786
George McClimans was born April the 20th 1789
Sarah McClimans was born August the 28th 1792
John McClimans was born March the 16th 1794
James McClimans was born July the 29th 1796
Joseph McClimans was born October the 29th 1798
Samuel McClimans was born July the 15th 1801
Isaac McClimans was born March the 23rd 1805
David McClimans was born December the 16th 1808

Page 2

Cairie Johnston was born October 21, 1872 (This entry is in a different hand writing.)

Deaths Page 3

John McClimans senior departed this life August the 8th 1829
Joseph McClimans departed this life September the 2, 1831
William McClimans departed this life February the 10, 1842
Sarrah Howsman departed this life June the 29, 1845
John McClimans departed this life June the 25, 1849
George McClimans departed this life August 22, 1850
Samuel McClimans departed this life August 18th, 1855
James McClimans departed this life June 15th, 1860
Margaret Johnston departed this life Feb. 11th, 1862
William Johnston departed this life October the 29, 1866
David McClimans departed this life March the 18, 1874 aged 65 yrs 2 mon 25 days
Isaac McClimans departed this life June 6th 1880

* (Note: John McClimans, a Rev. soldier, is buried in the McClimans Cemetery on the James McClimans farm, Range Twp. Madison County, Ohio.)

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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.