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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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Records from Mickley Bible

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Archives in a Hollinger box, file labeled “Mickley.


Philadelphia, Pa., Chicago, Ill., St. Louis, Mo., Dayton

No date.

On cover of Bible is: Eliza M. Russell stamped in gilt. Now in the possession of Mrs. Charles N. Russell, Fruit Ridge, Lenawee Co.


Charles Evans Mickley and Adaline Jane Hayward m. Feb. 12, 1837

James R. Warner and Mary Jane Mickley m. January 4, 1860

Lewis Porter Russell and Eliza M. Mickley m. May 25, 1861

Gideon Allen Lyon and Florence Louise Russell m. April 21, 1893

Evans M. Russell and Astrid Gulbrandsen m. Sep. 22, 1906

Evans M. Russell and Caroline Cooney m. Sep. 29, 1908

Emma Louise Lyon and B. Maris Thompson m. Dec. 4, 1910, Washington D.C.


Daniel Mickley b. May 7, 1780
Tamer Elizabeth Evans b. December 5, 1779 (written in hand: m. Abt 1799 S-- Miller fam.)
Nancy Mickley b. September 6, 1800
Susannah C. Mickley b. September 19, 1802
Joseph Mickley b. March 6, 1808
Daniel Mickley b. June 6, 1810
James E. Mickley b. August 29, 1812
Elizabeth Mickley b. May 30, 1815
Charles E. Mickley b. August 26, 1818
Adaline Jane Hayward b. September 17, 1815
Eliza M. Mickley b. July 1, 1838
Mary Jane Mickley b. December 1842
Florence Louise Russell b. Aug. 18, 1867
Evans M. Russell b. Sept. 8, 1879
Louise Lyon b. June 22, 1894
Rowland Lyon b. July 16, 1904
Margaret Mickley Russell b. Aug. 12, 1910
Anna Lize Russell b. Oct. 13, 1907
Charles M. Russell b. Oct. 13, 1911


Elizabeth Tamer Mickley d. May 23, 1865
Daniel Mickley d. 1819
Charles E. Mickley d. July 8, 1890
Adaline J. Mickley d. May 12, 1896
Astrid Russell d. Oct. 13, 1907
Lewis Porter Russell d. July 12, 1917 at Bixby Hosp. Adr.


Notations from slips in Mickley Bible

Daniel Mickley died at his residence, Adrian, July 24, 1888 ae 78y 1m 18d, b. In Penn., at d. of father (1819) moved with his mother to New York State. October 1831, took up farm now (1888) owned by James Knox. In 1834, he was m. to Sibel P. Jordan [d. Jan. 1900], 6 children, 4 sons, 2 daus. In 1846 he moved to farm in Dover where he lived until 1863, then to Adrian for balance of life. Funeral conducted by Dr. J. S. Holmes.

Excerpts from Adrian Daily Times

Sybil P. Mickley, d. Jan. 25, 1900 ae 84y 7m 12d; b. Vt., d. Adrian; dau. Samuel Jordan and Sybil Parker.
County Clerk’s Office, Lib. C:8

Another clipping is the detail of the marriage of Florence Louis Russell to Gideon Allen, son of Capt. G.A. Lyon of Saginaw, Mich. At F.R. Mr. Lyon later became Ass. Editor on the “Washington Star”, residing in Chevy Chase, Md.

Daniel Mickley Sr., abt. 1799 m. Tamer Elizabeth, Evans b. Dec. 5, 1799 near Philadelphia, Pa., m. In Northumberland, Co., Pa.

Daniel Mickley Jr. m. Sybil P. Jordan in 1834.

(See Port. & Biog Album of Lenawee Co., Chapman, p. 1122; [handwritten] Gravestone Rec. Len. Co., Bowen, Vol 4, p. 229.)

End of Bible records


Family records of Charles Mickley Russell, owner of Bible:

Charles Mickley Russell and Elizabeth Lois Covell were m. June 15, 1934 at Fruit Ridge.
b. May 9, 1915, Fairfield Twp.

(NOTE: the following records, births of Charles & Elizabeth’s children were not transcribed due to dates, after 1920.)

Caroline Cooney, wf of Evans M. Russell was b. Sep. 4, 1877; d. Nov. 29, 1929

These families bury at Sand Creek, Fairfield Twp.

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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.