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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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kirtland Bible and Family Records

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives, in a Hollinger Box, file marked Kirtland.


Ex. A

Daniel Kirtland, b. Oct. 23, 1745; d. July 7, 1824

Lovisa Lord, b. Feb. 22, 1749; d. July 15, 1841; Married Jan. 5, 1769

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Their children:

Lovisa, b. Nov. 20, 1769; d. Jan. 16, 1780
Richard, b. Jan. 9, 1772; d. 1848
Daniel, b. May 3, 1774; d. Dec. 17, 1835
Benjamin, b. Sep. 7, 1776 d. Aug. 9, 1806
Lucy, b. Nov. 11, 1778 d. Jan. 4, 1866, Adrian
Lucilla, b. May 22, 1781 d. June 22, 1825
Roxanna, b. Oct. 19, 1783 d. June 15, 1846
Christopher, b. Oct. 30, 1785 d. Jan. 23, 1808
Samuel, 1st, b. Mar. 28, 1788 d. Apr. 2, 1788
Samuel, 2nd, b. July 7, 1789 d. Nov. 10, 1789
Lovisa, b. Dec. 10, 1790 d. Nov. 2, 1859

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Copied by Katharine Hart Billings, Nov. 14, 1937

Verified by Kitty L. H. Billings.

Subscribed & Sworn to before me at Albion, NY, 14th day of Feb. 1938.
Signed, Katharine Hart Billings
Notary, William J. Curtis

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Dea. Joseph Hart was son of Joseph, b. 5/17/1750, d. 4/16/1838
m. 4/5/1772; res Berlin (?) & Seneca, NY
Huldah Smith b. 1/4/1749, d. 12/20/1822

Virginia Silcott, b. 12/1/1872 m. 1/1/1895 dau George W. Silcott,
Elizabeth Agnes Waite, b. 11/27/1842 d. 11/9/1924
Geo. W. Silcott, son Peter Randolph Silcott b. 1801 &
Pandora Floweree, b. 1805 dau. Daniel.

Elizabeth Agnes Waite, dau James Y. Waite, b. 1811 & Elizabeth Correll b. 1813
James Y. Waite son of Joseph L. Waite & Anna Jones

DAR Papers Elizabeth H. Hart Showalter

Descended from Ensign DANIEL KIRTLAND, b. Oct. 23, 1745, Saybrook, Conn., d. July 7, 1824, Durham, New York
Elizabeth Harriet (Hart) Showalter, dau of

CHARLES G. HART, b. 6/6/1873 d. & wf
Virginia Silcott b. 12/1/1872 m. 1/1/1895

SAMUEL E. HART, b. 8/13/1823 d. 10/22/1893 & 2d wf
Harriet Galloway King, b. 5/20/1842 d. 12/21/1922 m. 3/11/1872

Dea. JOSEPH HART, b. 11/20/1773 d. 7/22/1853 & 1st wf
Lucy Kirtland, b. 11/11/1778 d. 1/4/1866 m. 5/3/1789

DANIEL KIRTLAND, b. 10/23/1745 d. 7/7/1824 & 1st wf
Lovisa Lordy, b. 2/22/1749 d. 7/15/1841 m. 1/5/1769

SAMUEL KIRTLAND, b. 1/19/1699
Martha Whittlesay

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2 gen. Bible rec. Samuel E. Hart. Exhibit B., Ver. Adrian, Mich.
3 gen. Western NY Genealogy 2/800; Ver. Barre (now Albion, NY, Orleans Co.)
4 gen. Bible Daniel Kirthland, exhibit A., Ver. Saybrook, Ct. & Durham, NY
5 “ [note: generation 5, same source as generation 4] ” Saybrook, Ct.
Daniel Kirthland served as Sargeant in Capt. John Ely’s Regt. 9th Co., Col. Pearson’s 6th Regt. Raised at Saybrook, Conn on the first call for troops in Apr. 1775.

Daniel Kirthland, Ensign with Capt. Martin Kirtland’s Co. in Col. Erastus Wolcotts Reg. in 1777.

War Pension claim W.20348, executed Jan. 20, 1838 to Lucy Lord, widow of DANIEL KIRTLAND.


p. 77, 613, Conn. Men in Rev. Nat. No. 16414; 214207
Revolutionary War Pension Claim, W. 203348

LOVISA LORD., m. at Saybrook, Conn.

Her children:

Lovisa 11/20/1769
Richard, 1/9/1772
Daniel, 5/3/1774
Benjamin, 9/7/1776
LUCY, 11/11/1778 Joseph Hart
Roxanna, 10/19/1783 John Gridley
Christopher, 10/30/1785
Samuel 1st, 3/28/1788
Samuel 2nd, 7/7/1789
Lovisa, 12/10/1790 Truman Mason

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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.