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

Hathaway Bible and Family Records

Transcription and records were found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives in a Hollinger box file named “Hathaway”, there were 3 pages.

Hathaway Bible
New York:
Published and sold by Daniel D. Smith,

At the Franklin Juvenile Book and stationary Store,
no. 190 Greenwich Street,
also by the Principal Booksellers in the United States


Phillip Hathaway 3d, m. to Deidonia Hathaway, May 22, 1818


Phillip Hathaway 3d b. Sep. 11 1789 [New Bedford, Mass.]
Deidonia Hathaway, b. Sep, 24, 1797
Phillip Hathaway, son Phillip & Deidonia, b. July 12, 1820
PHILO WASHBIERN, " " " b. May 9, 1822
Geordner Dean, " " " b. Mar. 27, 1827
Eunice Winslow, dau " " b. Mar. 24, 1831 m. – Easton
Phillip Dudley, son " " b. July 30, 1833
Anne Eliza, dau " " b. June 22, 1838 m. – Rice

Josephine, dau Philo W. & [Rhoda J. Gould] b. Apr. 24, 1845
Phillip Hathaway, son " " b. Mar. 30, 1847
MORRIS Hathaway, " " " b. May 21, 1849
Ella, dau " " b. Aug. 15, 1851
Clara, " " " b. Aug. 12, 1853
Fannie, " " " b. June 11, 1858


Phillip Hathaway, son P. & D., d. July 22, 1830
[Went with father on Whaling Trip and washed overboard]
Philip Hathaway 3d, d. Sep. 9, 1844
Deidonia Hathaway, d. Apr. 16, 1848
Philip Dudley Hathaway, d. -- -- un m.


[This Bible owned by Bruce Hathaway, 1118 West Maumee St., Adrian,Mich., and the insets are given by him. He states that Grandmother Hathaway was b. in Albany Co., N.Y., and Grandfather Philo Washburn Hathaway went to Sanduskey Co., O., in 1831, from New Bedford, Mass.
He platted the town of Bradner, Wood Co., about 1870, which was part of his farm. They both d. Brander, O.]
Mr. Hathaway gives the following Family Record:

Hathaway Record, con.,

MORRIS HATHAWAY, m. Mary Hannah Furbush, of Seneca Co., O., Sep. 18, 1853
He d. Mar. 23, 1923 At Brander; she d. Dec. 20, 1902 at Brandner

Their children:

Bruce Philo Hathaway, b. May 24, 1871
May Hathaway, b. June 5, 1873
Rollin Hathaway, b. June 4, 1874
Llewelyn Hathaway, b. –
Jesse Hathaway, d. Inf.
Olive Hathaway b. d.
Bert Hathaway, b. d.
Jennie Hathaway, b. both died same week
Gaylord Hathaway, b. Apr. 18, 1890
Iler Hathaway, b. Nov. 25, 1892
Floyd Hathaway, b. June 16, 1894

Gaylord Hathaway & Ruby C. Bennett, m. Oct. 10, 1922 at

Bruce P. Hathaway & Grace Ruth Holben, dau William H., & Ruth A. Holben,
b. Aug. 4, 1873, m. June 17, 1895 at Adrian, Mich.

Their Children:

Bruce Donald Hathaway, b. Feb. 23, 1900 at Adrian
Ruth Eylene Hathaway b. Oct. 2, 1903 "

Bruce Donald Hathaway & Helen L. Thompson of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
m. June 24, 1925

Their Children:

Ann Hathaway, b. Apr. 27, 1926 at
Donna Jean Hathaway, b. Feb. 24, 1929 at
Bruce P. Hathaway 3d, b. Dec. 13, 1931 at

Ruth Eylene Hathaway & Birn G. Chappee of
m. Sep. 29, 1924 at Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hand written notes:

What was maiden name of Deidonia?
When was Philo W Hathaway m?
“ “ Rhoda J Gould born?


This is a place name taken from Port Haethwy, in Wales. Families bearing the surname have lived for hundred of years in England, in Glostershire, Wiltshire, and Warwick.

Perhaps the one most universally known is Ann Hathaway. She lived and died at Stratford-on-Avon, county Warwick.

The line of Hathaways in American established by Nicholas in Dorchester, Mass., in 1638, trace their lineage to Glostershire Hathaways who bore the coat of arms; (hunting horn with helmet above).

Of this name there were two others who settled in New England, John and Joseph, brothers, who came to Barnstable, Mass., in 1635, and in 1649 removed to Taunton, Mass.

Handwritten notes:

Arthur Hathaway from England, settled Dartmouth, 1630, Marshfield, 1643, Plymouth, 1656. Married and had Arthur, 1635-1711. Juror, Selectman and Magistrate at Dartmouth, 1671. m. Sarah, 1635-1713, dau. John Coake and Gr. dau of Francis Cooke, Mayflower Pilgrim.


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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.