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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Friday, July 10, 2009

Corson - Myers Bible Records

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives. Record was typed on 3 pages, we have indicated the beginning of each page. Pay close attention to the notes at the end of this presentation. Harriet Cole Clark Bowen was extremely active in Lenawee County genealogy and the Adrian DAR projects. Lenawee County researchers owe her many thanks, as she saved so much of your history and genealogy.



H. C. Carey and I. Lea, Chestnut Street


This Bible owned by Elizabeth Feaster Corson, of Muncy Creek Twp., Penn., Lycoming Co. Presented to her dau., Susanna Corson Myers and now in the possession of her son, Boyd C. Myers, 29 R. Street, N.E. Washington, D. C.

Jacob Corson [son Peter] b. Mar. 17, 1783; d. Dec. 23, 1842

Elizabeth, his wife b. Mar. 10, 1793
[They were m. 1811 in Lycoming Co., Pa.]

Children of Jacob & Elizabeth Courson:

Charles Courson b. Apr. 3, 1812 [Went Ohio then Iowa]
Mary Magdalena Courson b. Apr. 11, 1813 [Went Lucas Co., O.]
George Courson b. Sep. 10, 1814 [Went Ill.]
Peter Courson b. Jan. 15, 1816
Anne Courson b. Oct. 26, 1817 [Went Lucas Co., O.]
John D. Courson b. Aug. 14, 1819 [Fredericksburg, Va.]
Daniel Courson b. Apr. 21, 1821
Susanna Courson b. Feb. 21, 1823 [Westbridge, Va.]
Isaac Courson b. Dec. 30, 1824 [Children went Akron, O.]
Eliza Courson b. Dec. 31, 1826
Harriet Courson b. Oct. 27, 1828
Jacob F. Courson b. Apr. 4, 1830
A. Bodine Courson b. May 21, 1832
Maria Courson b. Oct. 22, 1834 [Went Ohio then Mich.]
Caroline Courson b. June 17, 1837

Deaths of above children:

Anne Whitacre [Aaron] d. Apr. 4, 1846 [bur. Sharples cem., O.]
Isaac Courson d. Sep. 11, 1864 [Lycoming Co., Pa.]
George Courson d. June 28, 1878 [Sycamore, Ill.]
Mary W. Taylor [William] d. Dec. 30, 1882 [bur. Sharples cem.]
John D. Courson d. Mar. 30, 1887 [Fredericksburg, Va.]
Lived on Mary Washington farm across from city & d. there]
Charles Courson d. 1888 [Waterloo, Iowa.]
Peter Courson d. May 2, 1893 [Hughesville, Pa.]
Harriet Courson d. Nov. 25, 1828
Abraham Bodine Courson d. May 18, 1838 [bur Emmanuel Ch.Yd.]
Jacob Courson d. Dec. 23, 1842 [bur Hughesville, Pa.]
Elizabeth Fiester [his wf] d. Dec. 19, 1860 [bur Hughesville, Pa.]
Daniel Courson d. Dec. 20, 1895 [bur Hughesville, Pa.]
Maria M. Howlett [Thomas] d. Dec. 8, 1916 [Jonesville, Mich.]
Emma Courson [wf J. F.] d. Apr. 17, 1917 [bur Hughesville, Pa.]
Caroline Courson Hill d. Aug. 7, 1917 [Wife of Alfred Hill]
Jacob Fiester Courson d. Oct. 30, 1917
Susanna Fiester Courson d. Nov. 26, 1917 [Wife George W. Myers]
[Eliza Courson Mehrling d. Feb. 15, 1929 ae 102y 1m 14d]
[The name Corson is spelled in various ways even Coarson.]

(Page 2)


George W. Myers b. Dec. 5, 1818; d. Apr. 14, 1873
Susanna Corson Myers b. Feb. 24, 1823; d. Nov. 26, 1917
They were m. Mar. 1, 1849 in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., Pa. After the marriage the couple went to Woodbridge, Va., where their children were born. George W. Myers set off an acre of his farm for burial purposes, located directly across their backdoor yard. Their dau., Mary Ophelia Myers Davis, lived and died on the home farm but the cemetery was given by will to the sons, Brady Piatt Myers and Boyd Corson Myers, in perpetuity. A few people from the neighboring estates are burying there now. The dates of George W. & wife, Susanna, are taken from the gravestones. Also the list of children who died young born to Mary Ophelia & George W. Davis.

Bible Records continued:


Mary Ophelia Myers m. Oct. 29, 1873, George M. Davis
Brady Piatt Myers m. Sep. 29, 1874, Clara Davis
Boyd Corson Myers m. Emma Coleman, July 25, 1888 in Sydney, Australia
Alfred V., son Brady Piatt Myers, m. Apr. 1, 1916,
Daisy C., dau. Boyd Corson Myers, m. Mar. 12, 1912, Lee Bryant
Mouton H. Davis, son Ophelia, m. Nov. 15, 1904, Linnie R. Davis
Brady Lee Davis, son Mary Ophelia, m. Apr. 7, 1916, Pauline Wolfe
Grover C. Davis, son Mary Ophelia, m. May 1, 1916, Blanche Davis
Edward George, son Boyd C. Myers, m. Mar. 17, 1911, Marian Colvin
Raymond Boyd, son Brady P. Myers, m. Feb. 21, 1916, Minnie Osborn
Lester LeRoy, son Boyd C. Myers, m. Mar. 26, 1919, Evelyn Maxwell,
Dau. John Harry Dawson, at Crawford Memorial Church, Lorton, Va.
Marion K.S. Myers, m. Aug. 29, 1936, William Albert Ware.
Their son,
William Albert Ware, Jr., b. July 31, 1937


Mary Ophelia, dau Susanna Myers, b. Apr. 17, 1854
Brady Piatt, son Susanna Myers, b. May 25, 1859
Boyd Corson, son Susanna Myers, b. Oct. 15, 1863; d. July 20, 1939
Caroline, dau Susanna Myers, b. Feb. 23, 1866; d. ae 7y 7m 8d

Moulton H. Davis, son Ophelia, b. Dec. 25, 1876; d. May 27, 1938
Alvin N., son Moulton H. Davis, b. Mar. 5, 1905
Moulton H., Jr, son Moulton H., b. Jan. 13, 1910
Boyd C. Davis, son Moulton H., b. Aug. 27, 1915

Edward George, son Boyd C. Myers, b. May 2, 1889; bur. Dec. 10, 1941
Raymond Boyd, son Boyd C. Myers, b. Feb. 4, 1892
Leslie LeRoy, son Boyd C. Myers, b. Mar. 9, 1897
Marian Katharine Susan Myers, dau Raymond B. & Minnie Myers,
b. Feb. 24, 1917
Eleanor Rae Myers, dau. Raymond B. & Minnie Myers,
b. Aug. 12, 1924

(Page 3)


Children of Leslie Leroy & Evelyn (Dawson) Myers:

Leslie Dawson Myers b. Mar. 12, 1920
Boyd Corson Myers b. Oct. 6, 1921
Evelyn Jean Myers b. Nov. 21, 1926

Emma Coleman, wife Boyd C. Myers, b. Oct. 2, 1872, Leicester, England.
Clara Davis, wife Brady P. Myers, b.

Stone records in the Myers Family cemetery at Woodbridge, Va.

George N. Davis, b. May 3, 1846; d. Feb. 10, 1917
Ophelia, wife George N. Davis, b. Apr. 17, 1854; d. Nov. 1936

Their children buried on the lot:

Ethey Davis b. Mar. 24, 1879; d. Mar. 31, 1879
George Davis b. Feb. 10, 1877; d. Feb. 28, 1881
Eva Davis b. July 29, 1880; d. Sep. 27, 1881
Boyd Davis b. Jan. 8, 1884; d. Feb. 27, 1885
Verginia Davis b. Feb. 24, 1886; d. illeg.
Walter Davis b. Feb. 20, 1882; d. Nov. 23, 1889
Clayton Davis b. Sep. 2, 1890; d. Jan. 17, 1892
Grace Davis b. June 29, 1891; d. Nov. 23, 1905
Mable Davis b. Nov. 22, 1892; d. Nov. 20, 1905

Nancy W., wf Grover C. Davis, b. Nov. 24, 1885; d. Mar. 28, 1914
Moulton H., son Ophelia Davis d. May 27, 1938 is buried by his mother.


Elizabeth Feaster Courson was the daughter of Gotfried Fisterer, a REVOLUNTIONARY SOLDIER, and his wife, Mary Magdalena Kepner, pioneers in Lycoming Co., Pa., at an early day. Buried Emanuel Church Yard.

Mary Magdalena Courson, dau Elizabeth & Jacob Courson, m. William, son Robert & Elizabeth (Mayhew) Taylor, Dec. 25, 1834 as was also her brother Charles, who m. Maria Britain, a double wedding, both couples driving to Lucas Co., Ohio, in the spring of 1835.

Mary Jane Taylor, dau. of William & Mary M. Taylor, m. Miner Thomas, son of Aaron Hazen & Lydia B. (Rappleye) Cole, May 30, 1867.

Harriet Calista Cole, dau. of Miner T. & Mary J. Cole, of Palmrya, Mich, Compiler of the above Records. Any data enclosed in brackets is taken from Family Records in possession of Compiler at Adrian, Mich.

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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.