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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Robinson Bible

Found at Lenawee County Historical Society Archives.

Bible published by Edmund Cushing of Lenenburg, Mass. 1826. Stereotyped by B. And J. Collins, N. York.

On back cover:

Morgan L. Robinson’s Book

Middle of bible:

Morgan L. Robinson born
Feby 27, 1804
died March 24, 1840

Amanda M. Daboll born
April 13th 1806 Died Aug. 24, 1883

Written sideways between these 2 names :

Married Aug 31st 1826

Entries continue:

Giles M. Robinson
died May 20, 1900
born Sundy Oct 28th 1827

Philip Robinson born Friday 8th Jany 1830
died March 26, 1884

Austin Robinson born Sunday the 29th April 1832
Died 12th Jun 1857

Elisa Jane Robinson born Wednesday October 29th
1834 Died July 20, 1902

Ura (or Uave, very hard to read) Scott Robinson born Thursday
January 19, 1837

Lewis Murray Robinson born Monday
May 6th 1839

Theodosia M. Robinson
born March 13th 1841

William Albert Robinson
born AD April 4, 1845

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In early 2008 we were contacted by Wystan Stevens, Ann Arbor (Washtenaw County, Michigan) Historian, about Austin Robinson. He has kindly shared a photo of Austin's headstone. Austin is buried in the Adrian Center Cemetery, Adrian Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. His headstone is of specific interest due to the illustration of the events surrounding Austin's death, which was caused by falling from a wagon, on his head! Wystan's web page discussing Austin's headtone can be found here. Thank you for sharing this very interesting bit of Lenawee history with us.


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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.

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