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

Scott Family Records

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

This record is entirely hand written, some of the letters are faded, making transcription difficult at times. Anyone interested in this record would be advised to obtain a copy from the Lenawee County Historical Society. From the fact that there is a date of 1812, and other information that resembles that of a publisher, it is thought that this data was copied from a Bible.


Mrs. Lucy Arbuckle
Mathew Carey, 122 Market St., Philadelphia

Gideon Scott Dec. 9, 1735
Ann, wife of Gideon Scott Jan. 27, 1755

Children of same:
Daniel Scott Aug. 8, 1780
Esther Scott July 26, 1782
Hannah Scott Jan. 7, 1784
Nancy Scott Mar. 6, 1786
Iere (???hard to read) Scott Apr. 13, 1788
Sarah Scott Nov. 6, 1790
Lucy Scott Jan. 23, 1793
Betsy Scott Jan. 4, 1797

Abner Sayre family
Abner Sayre born Dec. 11, 1779
Amanda Sayre Aug. 20, 1804
Anna Sayre Dec. 19, 1806
Daniel Sayre June 26, 1809
Lucy Sayre Apr. 4, 1811
Jane Sayre Sept. 13, 1813
Abner Sayre Feb. 29, 1816
Betsy Sayre Aug. 24, 1817
John Sayre Apr. 20, 1820
Phebe Sayre Sept. 29, 1823

Gideon Scott
Deaths: Ann wife of Gideon Aug. 25, 1815
Lucy Vorehes, daughter Aug. 8, 1815
Gideon Scott Mar. 28, 1826
Betsy Rowley Apr. 1888
Hannah Sayre Van Hoesien (?), Northville, Apr. 24, 1859

Abner Sayers Family
Abner Sayres Apr. 25, 1816
John Sayre Mar. 21, 1821
Daniel Sayre Aug. 31, 1826
Abner Sayre Jan. 31, 1828
Anna Hoyt, daughter of Abner Sayre Jan. 9, 1840
Tobias Van Hoesen May 20, 1850
Betsy Rodgers died Elsie Mich. Oct. 4, 1891
Amanda Sept. 2, 1854
Jane Rodgers May 21, 1858 Northville
David Hoyt, son of Ann Hoyt died Dec. 10, 1904
Watson Rogers died Northville 1880
Sam’l Rogers died Northville
Henry Pleoff, died Detroit, Aug. 3, 1887
David Quick, married Lucy Sayre, Oct. 15, 1834, died Apr. 17, 1900
Phebe Cobb died Oct. 15, 1901
Lucy Quick Aug. 27, 1903


Abner Sayre
Hannah Scott Sept. 25, 1803

Hannah Sayre
Philo H. Hoyt May 10, 1831

Samuel Rodgers
Jane Sayre Feb. 13, 1833

David Quick
Lucy Sayre Oct. 14, 1834

Watson Rodgers
Betsy Sayre Oct. 4, 1837

Henry P. Cobb
Phebe Sayre Mar. 3, 1847

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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.