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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Monday, June 15, 2009

Halsted Bible Records - Two Bibles

This record actually contains two Bibles. The transcription was found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives in a Hollinger box, file labeled Halsted.

First Bible:

Title page in this Bible missing but the one for New Testament is:

Stereotyped by James Conner, N.Y.
Peck, Steen & Co., Agents,
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Inside cover,
Great Grandfather Halsted’s Bible, of
Jerome, Elon, Lewis, LeClair Halsted.

John Halstead and Mary Wandle were married Jan. 5, 1805

Elizabeth Halstead and Leonard Reynolds were married June 9, 1822, [Greene Co., NY]

Jerome Halstead and Abby Cole, married May 8, 1830

Ann Halstead and John York, married, Oct. 5, 1830

Edward Halstead and Eliza Ann Baker, April 15, 1836

Emeline Halstead and James T. Finch, Feb. 9, 1837

Thomas Halstead, June 7th was married to Mary Knowles, 1838

Jacob Halsted and Jane Perkins, married, Feb. 19, 1840

D. W. Halsted and Nancy Knowles, married, March 15, 1840

Lewis Halsted and Alzina Hunt, married, Jan. 1, 1842


John Halstead was b. Jan. 16, 1782
Mary (Wandle) Halstead, b. Oct. 15, 1786

Their Children,

Elizabeth Halstead b. Aug. 12, 1805, [Greene Co., NY]
Jerome Halstead was b. Nov. 23, 1806
Emeline Halstead was b. Sep. 30, 1808
Ann Halstead was b. Oct. 15, 1810.
Thomas Halstead was b. Dec. 15, 1812
Edward Halstead was b. April 3, 1815
Jacob Halstead was b. June 4, 1817
David W. Halstead was b. May 9, 1819
Lewis Halstead was b. Oct. 18, 1821
Peter Halstead was b. Jan 26, 1823
Nancy Halsted was b. Nov. 30, 1820 (was typed Halstead with “a” lined out)
Charlotte Halsted was b. Aug 20, 1841 (was typed Halstead with “a’ lined out)
John Miron Halsted was b. May 12, 1843
Elvire Halstead was b. July 24, 1845
Marie E. Halstead, grand daughter of N. B. Halstead [and dau Elon Ray] was b. April 27, 1915

John Halstead Bible, father of J. B. Halstead
(Statement at foot of page)


Emeline Finch, d. Jan. 22, 1846 ae 37y 3m 22d
John Halstead, d. Feb. 9, 1847 ae 64y 11m 23d,
Text JOB 14th Chapter, first and second verses
Jacob W. Halsted d. Apr. 18, 1855
Mary Halstead, d. Feb. 8, 1855
Betsey Halstead, d. Oct. 5, 1880 ae 75y 2m
Edward Halstead, d. Dec. 26, 1905 ae 90y 8m 23d
Jerome B. Halstead, d. Dec. 2, 1896, b. Nov. 23, 1806
Abby Halstead, d. Mar. 30, 1883 b. Jan. 17, 1808
Nelia Halstead, d. Sep. 6, 1881 ae 30yrs
Nehemiah J. Halstead, d. Oct. 1, 1899. b. Mar. 6, 1849
Lizzie Kelly Halstead, b. Oct. 28, 1862 in NY, Seneca Co., d. Dec. 26, 1936
Peter Halstead, d. Nov. 14, 1889, Infirmery


The Halstead family came into Rome Township, from New York.
For verification see “Gravestone Records of Lenawee Co.” Bowen, Vol. 2, 1939, Rome Tp.

An Obituary placed in this Bible is dated,
Warsaw, Oct. 11. (1899)
Died in Deerfield, Oct. 1, of Typhoid fever, Nehemiah J. Halsted. He was born in Rome, this county, Mar. 6, 1849 on the farm where he always lived, until a year ago last spring, when he moved to Deerfield.
He was the only child of Jerome B. and Abby Halsted, pioneers of this place, who moved on a new farm, one mile north of Warsaw, in 1837, and lived there until their death, Mrs. Halsted passing away in the spring of 1883, at the age of 75, and Mr. Halstead in December, 1896, when 91 years old.
Nehemiah was married in the winter of 1870, to Miss Nelia Taylor, who died on September, 1881. The following year he married Miss Lizzie Kelley, who, with their four sons, Jerome, Elan, Louis and Clare, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He leaves also an adopted sister, Mrs. C. W. Decker of Adrian.

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Another note states that Mary Wandle Halstead was the daughter of James Wandle; that he married, Nov. 21, 1770, Rebecca LeFoy.
See “Dutch Church Marriages,” Vol. 1, p. 232.
Mary, bapt. Oct. 20, 1786. “Dutch Church Bapt.,” Vol. 2, p. 380


Second Bible:


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
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Inside Cover:
J.B. Halstead, Rome Center, Michigan.

A tragic accident happening to this Bible is that the first page of records containing the marriages has been torn out and lost. The first entries are,

Emeline Finch b. 24th of August, 1845
Nehemiah J. Halstead, b. 6th day of March, 1849

Children of N.J. Halsted & Lizzie Kelley:
Jerome Ira Halsted, b. March 15, 1883
Elon Ray Halsted, b. September 28th, 1884
Lewis Elwood Halsted, b. May 6th, 1887
Le Clair Cole Halsted, b. Feb. 6, 1891
Abbey Halsted, b. 19th day of January, 1808
Jerome B. Halsted, b. 15th September, 1805; town of Benton, Yates Co., New York.
Lizzie B. Kelley Halsted, wife of Nehemiah J. Halsted was b. Oct. 28, 1862 in the town of North Hector, Seneca County, N.Y.

Emeline Finch, d. 22 of January, 1846 ae 37-3-22
John Halsted, d. 9th of February, 1847, 64-11-24
Mary Halsted, d. February 8, 1855 ae 68yrs
Jacob W. Halsted, d. April the 18th, 1855
Ann York, d. 1849, Sep. the 4th
Nelia J. Halstead wf Nehemiah J. Halstead, d. Sep. 9, 1881 ae 30y 4m
Abby Halstead, wf J. B., d. March 30, 1882 ae 74y 11m
(See other Bible states d. 1883)
William Baker, d. 21st of August, 1846, ae 21y 2m 7d
Jerome B. Halsted, d. Dec 2nd 1896 ae 91y 2m 17d
Nehemiah J. Halsted, d. Oct. 1, 1899 of Typhoid fever.
Emma Halstead Decker, d. Dec. 24th, 1908

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Note the name is spelled Halstead and Halsted for the same party.

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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.