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.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sickles - McIntyre Bibles and Family Records

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives, in a Hollinger box, filed labeled Sickles.

SICKLES BIBLE

Title page gone from the Old Testament but the New is:

Cooperstown, (N.Y.)
Stereotyped, Printed and Published by H. & E., Phinney,
and sold by them at their Book-store, and the Booksellers generally in the United States.
1829

Inside front cover:

William F. Sickles, Cambria, Niagara Co., N.Y.
Aug. 9, 1837

Another name:

W. Sickles, Newfane Center, N.Y.

No marriages in the Bible.

Births:

William F. Sickles b. Oct. 22, 1789
Debby White b. Aug. 19, 1793

[Children?]

John B. Sickles b. July 20, 1812
William Sickles b. Oct. 22, 1814
Getty Ann Sickles b. Oct. 13, 1816
George Sickles b. Sep. 24, 1818
Eliza Lucinda Sickles b. Apr. 12, 1821 m. Samuel Slocom
James Y. Sickles b. Oct. 7, 1823
Sarah Jane Sickles b. Nov. 20, 1825
Howard Sickles b. Aug. 6, 1828 m. Emeline Emon

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J. B. Sickles b. July 20, 1812
Irena Sickles (Edson) b. May 13, 1815

[Children?]

Frances Sickles b. Feb. 3, 1842, Cambria, NY m. Joseph Emory
Philinda Sickles b. Mar. 2, 1844, Cambria, NY
Luseba Sickles b. Apr. 3, 1846, Cambria, NY m. W. F. Bradley
John T. Sickles b. May 1, 1848, Cambria NY
Anna Sickles b. July 7, 1851, Cambria, NY m. L. F. Townsend, went Monroe
Adell Sickles b. Sep. 5, 1854, Cambria, NY

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John T. Sickles b. May 1, 1848, [N.Y.]
Ellen A. Teachout b. Sep. 30, 1854 [Rome] m. Mar. 4, 1872, in Rome

[Daughter?]
Jennie F. Sickles b. Aug. 14, 1873 m. 1st at 20, Oct. 12, 1893 I. S. Newton, 25 of Cambridge, son of James Newton & Elizabeth Scarlett, Addison

Deaths:

George Sickles departed this life, Mar. 28. 1835, ae 16y 6m 4d
William F. Sickles departed this life, Jan. 11, 1861, ae 71y 20d
Deborah Sickles departed this life, Jan. 28, 1875, ae 82y 5m 9d
Susan Edson departed this life, Sep. 19, 1875, ae 83y 3m 12d
James Edson departed this life, Aug. 3, 1863, ae 77y
Howard Sickles departed this life, Oct. 17, 1912

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A very old deed slipped in the Bible was one given by Marcus T. Reynolds to William F. Sickles, and was received for Probate, on the 30th of April, 1830 ae 2 P.M.
Recorded in the Clerk’s Office of Montgomery Co., NY, in Book of Deeds, no. 27, page 483, etc., 30th of April, 1830
[Signed]
A. J. Comrie, Clerk

Then follows the Indenture, made the 30th of April, 1830 between Marcus T. Reynolds of Albany, N.Y., and William F. Sickles of the town of Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., and the afore said State.

Following is the description of a lot in the village of Amsterdam, and the paper is signed by Marcus T. Reynolds, and witnessed by Wm. S. Shuler & James A. Young.

The purchase price of the land was one hundred and fourteen, ($114.00)

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On back cover of Bible is:

William & Deborah Sickles’ Book

also
Samuel N. Slocum, son of Samuel Slocum, b. in 1818, ages 36 yrs. lives in the town of Cambria, Niagara Co., N.Y., This is Sunday, the thirty-first of December, 1854.

(Portions of the next 10 entries are handwritten.)
Euseba Sickles Bradley d. 1889
B. F. Teachout 1849-1918
Helen Frances Emory d. Jan. 3, 1888; Joseph Emery, b. Sep. 5, 1836 d. Jan. 3, 1888
Anna Sickles Townsend d. Blk 25, bur. Nov. 3, 1887
Howard Sickles bur. Oct. 18, 1912
Emeline, his wf bur. May 9, 1916 [Emeline Emery]
Adella Teachout d. Sep. 7, 1938 in Adrian
Howard. M. Hopkins and Adelia Teachout m. Jan. 1, 1866
Howard M. Sickles d. Oct. 19, 1912, ae 84y 2m 10d D:45 (Refers to Lenawee County Death
Records, Book D, page 45.
Adelia Teach. b. Dec. 15 Clyde NY, 1841 d. Aug. 22, 1846 Rome Tp

(All following entries were typed.)

Mrs. Adell Teachout m. Oct. 5, 1869, B. Franklin Teachout, in Rome;

Her mother, Irena, was dau. James and Susan Edson, m. Dec. 25 ??

The Sickles came Mich. and settled Flint; then removed to Holly, Mich., before coming to Lenawee Co. Wm. F. Sickles d. in Holly, but the wife, Irena, went back to N.Y., lived with a relative and died there.

Frank and Adell Teachout had one dau,
Winifred b. Aug. 29, 1875 m. Oct. 1, 1895 to Edwin J. Morden, son of Dr. Marshall R. and Sarah (Terrill) Morden who came from Bay of Quinty, Ont., Canada.
They have dau:
Gwendolyn b. July 15, 1901; m. Sep. 1, 1926 to John Tilton McKendry of Adrian Twp. Res. Adrian, Cashier of Commercial Savings Bank.

Sickles, Howard

Mary, dau Charles and Lucy Sickles, m. Oct. 6, 1897 in Adrian, Charles Seward, son of Channing and Ellen Whitney of Adrian, Aug. 8, 1939 ae 69, b. Mar. 21, 1870

Ann Eliza Sickles, 21, of Rome, m. Lewis J. Townsend, 29 of Rome, Sep. 26, 1871, Rome C:120 (Which stands for Book C, page 120 of Lenawee County Marriage Records)

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Another Bible record is included in this file:

McIntyre Bible
Philadelphia
John E. Porter and Company
Number 617 Sansom St.,
1866

The preceding bible and this one were furnished by Miss Josephine McIntyre, Dennis Street, Adrian.

These records supplement the Sickles Bible.

Fly leaf: This Bible was presented to W. A. McIntyre in the city of Adrian, Mich., Mar. 17, 1867, by his father, James McIntyre.

Marriage:
William A. McIntyre and Phylinda Sickles were m. June 13, A. D., 1864 at Grand Blanc, Mich.

Births:
William Foster McIntyre b. Jan. 12, 1871, in Adrian
Josephine Fern McIntyre b. June 15, 1880, in Adrian

Oakwood Cem. Rec.
Deaths:
b. Canada, William Alonzo McIntyre d. Dec. 13, 1888 at Adrian, age 51
Phylinda McIntyre d. Oct. 28, 1932 ae 87 yrs.
William Foster McIntyre d. June 17, 1937, at Adrian
James McIntyre bur. Mar. 25, 1875
Jane McIntyre bur. Feb. 11, 1892

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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.

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