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.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Gratton Bible


Printed and published by Matthew Carey, No. 123 Markett Street


Bible owned by Harlan Jay Grattan, Clayton, Lenawee County, Mich.


Jason Grattan, to Elizabeth Webber, m. Oct. 18, 1809

Edward S. Grattan to Sarah A. Camburn, m. Sep. 18, 1856


Jason Grattan, b. May 12, 1789
Elizabeth, “my wife” b. Mar. 1, 1789

David Grattan, b. Aug. 20, 1810
Electa Grattan, b. Jan. 9, 1813
Mary Grattan, b. Feb. 20, 1815
Sarah Grattan, b. May 5, 1817
Amos Grattan, b. Mar. 26, 1820
Zerada Grattan, b. Aug. 7, 1822
Edward Grattan, b. Mar. 16, 1825
Lucinda Grattan, b. June 19, 1827
Cyrenius Edward (twin to)
Cyrena Zorada Grattan, b. May 14, 1830
Harriet N. Grattan, b. June 3, 1832

Frances (Grattan) Bovee, b. July 26, 1828
May (Grattan) Bovee, b. May 31, 1830
Edward S. Grattan, b. May 14, 1830
Sarah A., his wife, b. Sep. 17, 1838
Elias E. Grattan, b. June 13, 1858
Harlan J. Grattan, b. Dec. 28 1861
Frank Jason Gattan, b. Dec. 13, 1869


Edward Grattan, d. Oct. 11, 1826

Zerada Grattan, d. Sep. 21, 1828

Amos Grattan, d. July 17, 1842

Thomas Grattan, d. May 9, 1842 (Revolutionary Soldier from Mass.)

Lucinda Grattan, d. Apr. 12, 1848

Jason Grattan, d. Jan. 6, 1860 (Dover Twp.)

Elizabeth Grattan, d. Nov. 13, 1860 “ “ wf Jason Grattan

David Grattan, d. July 28, 1881

Mary Deline, d. Jan. 21, 1887 (Dover wf Abram Deline)

Sarah Bovee, d. June 6, 1896 ( “ wf Abram Bovee)

Electa Grattan, d. Aug. 10, 1892

( Sarah A. Grattan, d. 1922 (wf Cyrenius E. Grattan)

Elias E. Grattan, d. 1927

Eliza Jane Grattan, d. Dec. 13, 1940 Adrian, wf Elias E.

The Grattans came to Dover Twp., of Lenawee Co., from New York, Seneca Co., in 1838, bought land of the Government and descendants are still (1944) living on the same farm.

Thomas Grattan who was in the REVOLUTION was first buried in the orchard of this farm, and removed to South Dover cemetery, was a bachelor uncle, according to Mr. Harlan J. Grattan.

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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.