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.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Luther Bible

Found at Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives:

On one of the first pages: Property of Theodorick Luther 1829 $3.50

No title page remains in the bible.


William Luther, born Septr 28th 1774, in the town of Bennington, County of Bristol, and state of Rhode Island Sunday 5 o'clock in morn.

Eunice Luther April 7th 1779 Tinmouth-State of Vermont Tuesday 10 o'clock morning.

Theodorick Luther- March 23, 1799, S. Hero, County of Chittenden and state of Vert Saturday 6 evening. (This would be a good place to point out that I tried to copy exactly, the writer chose to abbreviate, Septr for September, Vert for Vermont, and later CC for Clinton County)

Bathsheba Luther- Decem 26th 1800 S. Hero County of Chittenden State of Vt Friday 8 o'clock evening.

Alsa Luther April 12th 1804 Plattsburgh County of Clinton and State of Newyork Thur 7 morn. (NOTE: Newyork NOT New York.)

Mary Luther- Oct 2d 1806 town Plat County of Clinton State of Newyork Wednesday 12 AM

Frederick Rodney Luther- Sept 18th 1808 Platt CC SNY (for Plattsburgh, Clinton County, State of New York). 7 o'clock evening.

Margaret Luther June 7, 1810 Platt, CC, SNY, Thur. 8 oc even.

Alice Luther- July 2nd 1812 Platts, CC, SNY Thur 10 oclock evening.

Julia Luther - August 22nd 1814 Platts, CC, NY, Mon 12 o'clock AM

Benjamin Franklin Luther Oct 29th 1817 Chazy, CC, SNY Wedn - 10 o'clock evening.

Jabez Brown Luther - born March 4th 1820, Chazy, Clinton County, State of New York, Sater - 6 o'clock Evening. This ends the family of Wm Luther.

The next is the family of T. Luther.

(NOTE: Births continued)

Amelia Luther Theodorick Luthers wife was born April 29th 1801 in Lower Canada Tuesday.

Maria Luther born Feb 20th 1822 Chazy, Clinton County, SNYork Wednesday 12 o'clock PM

George William Annesty Luther born Sept. 20th 1823 Chazy C. County SNY Saturday 12 o'clock AM

Charlotte Luther Nov. 11th 1825 Chazy CC SNY Friday 9 o'clock AM

(NOTE: The abbreviations are those of the person who entered these records in the bible.)

Eunice Luther Feb 3rd 1828 Chazy CC SNY Sunday 7 o'clock PM

Amelia Luther born 7 April 1830 on Wednesday 9 o'clock in the evening Chazy CC.

Mary Luther April 27, 1832 panama, Washtenaw County, M. T. Friday 6 oclok AM

Alvira P (or D) Luther May 11th 1838 11 oclk evening Saturday, Rome, Lenawee County, Michigan.

Diania Theodocia Luther June 16th 1842 Rome Lenawee County Michigan Thursday 9 o'clock AM


Maria Luther 6th Feb 1842 in her 20th year of her age to Witt. Codding in the town of Rome Lenawe (yep, that is the spelling alright!) County, Michigan by Abram Knapp Esq.

Charlotte Luther, 26th Feb 1845 in her 20th year of her age to Edwin Lamoneaux all of the town of Rome by Ezra Bertran (very hard to read) Esq.

Mary Luther 23rd May 1849 in her 18th year of her age to Lyman Chaffee all of Rome Lenawe County Michigan Jones Esq.

George William Anessley Luther 20th September 1849 in his 26 years of his age to Mary Chaffee, Rome, Lenawee Co., Michigan Rev. Woolcot

Amelia Luther 7th April 1852 22 years old to Seth Smith Walker Lenawee Co, Michigan Rev. Kellogg.

Alvira Luther 8th of August 1857 in her 19th year of her age to Ranson Cerow (very hard to read) of Dover, Rome, Lenawee Co, Mich. A. Gettel Esq.

Diane Theodosia Luther 5th August 1863 in her 22nd year of her age to Philip H. Dowling by Rev. R. Hervey Rome Lenawee Co., Mich.

Newspaper article glued into the bible at this point reads:

1875 Married 1875
Luther-Armstrong-In Adrian, Sept. 12, by Rev. R. Hervey, at his residence, Mr. Theodorick Luther and Mrs. Lucinda Armstrong, both of Rome.


Eunice Luther died Septr 22d 1837, 3 o'clock PM Friday, Rome, Lenawe Co., Michigan, in her 10 year.

Mary, wife of Lyman Chaffee, daughter of Amelia and Theodorick Luther, died July 10th 1860 3 o'clock morning in her 29 year Tuesday

Alvira, wife of Ransom Cerow, daughter of Amelia and Theodorick Luther died August 6th 1860 12 o'clock noon Monday in her 22nd year.

Bathsheba Luther McRobert died Feb 25th 1888.

Alice Luther Jerrills died March 16th 1890.

B. Franklin Luther died June 20, 1892

William Luther born Sept 28, 1774 Died Oct 2d 1841 aged 67.

Eunice wife of William Luther born April 7th 1779 Died January 24, 1852.

Amelia wife of Theodorick Luther died January 20th 1875 (was born in Lower Canada April 29th 1804).

Theodorick Luther, son of Wm and Eunice Luther died April 25th, 1887 aged 88.

Frederich R. Luther died April 9, 1898

Margaret Luther died Sept 5, 1855

Julia Luther Dailey died Mar 16, 1865

Jabez Brown Luther died August 15, 1901.

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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.