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

Moore-Furman Bible

Found at Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives.

Bible published by American Bible Society, New York, 1867, inscriptions read:

Family Records


William H. Furman and
Laura A. Moore were
Married February 10 1876

Glued to the facing page are two newspaper obituaries, both for Lewis Furman, however one has his given name spelled Louis.

Louis Furman
Special to the Telgram
Morenci, Aug. 20 - Louis Furman, 62 years old, died of a heart attack at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon as he was entering his home one and one-half miles east of Canandaigua. Mr. Furman was born Sept 12, 1878, on the farm where he died. He was a member of the Canandaigua Masonic lodge.

He is survived only by a brother, Leon at the same home.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Stockwell Funeral home with the Rev. J. W. Greenwood of Adrian officiating. The burial will be in the Canandaigua cemetery.

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Lewis M. Furman
Lewis M. Furman, oldest son of William H. and Laura M. Furman, was born Sept 12, 1878, at farm home east of Canandaigua, Mich., and passed away suddenly Aug. 18, 1941, age 61 years, 11 months, six days.

A brother, John, his father and mother preceded him in death.

He spent his entire life at home, acquiring his education at the Canandaigua school and at the Adrian high school. Always a good neighbor and of a kind and loving disposition, he cared for his invalid mother through her last illness. His companionship will be greatly missed by his only brother, Leon, who is left to mourn. He was a member of the Benfield Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, the Gleaners and a faithful member of the Evening Star Masonic Lodge and was planning to attend its meeting the eveing he was called to the Great Lodge above. The funeral was held in the Stockwell Funeral Home in Morenci with the Rev. Nihl D. Johnson officiating. The burial was in the Canandaigua cemetery. The bearers were Warren and Jay Hathaway, Alton and George Tew, Harry Stone and Kenneth Smith.

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Family Record


John Moore died
Dec. 16, 1896

John Lynn Furman
died July 20th 1915
aged 22 years

Charlotte A. Moore
died April 14, 1929
aged 90 years

Lewis M. Furman died
Aug 18-1941 age 62 ys ll mo 6 days

Leon J. Furman died

Family Record


William H. Furman
Born May the 10 1855

Laura A. Moore
Born July the 4 1857

Lewis M. Furman
born Sept the 12 1878

Leon J. Furman
Born Nov the 21 1880

John Lynn Furman
Born May 16th 1893

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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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If you like Lenawee Bibles and Bible Records, you may be interested in Funeral or memorial cards which can be found at Lenawee, In Memory Of.
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.