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.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stevens Family and Bible Records

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

These extractions, or records, are entirely handwritten.


Philo Mills Stevens, born September 7, 1804

His wife: Hannah L. Stevens, born May 4th, 1808


Sarah Ann Stevens, born June 6, 1827
Gilbert H. Stevens, born Sept. 3, 1829
Robert B. Stevens, born Feb. 23, 1832
Revillo Hull Stevens, born March 20, 1834
Jerome B. Stevens, born May 10, 1836
Mary Jane Stevens, born July 20, 1838
Philo Mills Stevens, born Dec. 25, 1840
Eleanor Stevens, born Aug. 12, 1843


Philo M Stevens and Hannah L. Stevens were married Oct. 8, 1826

For the American Bible Society
By D. & G. Bruce
New York 1822


Philo M. Stevens (Sen.), died Aug. 19, 1850, aged 45 years.
Gilbert H. Stevens, died Nov. 19, 1829
Robert B. Stevens, died Sept. 28, 1840
Eleanor Stevens, died Aug. 9, 1848
Mary Jane Stevens Bristoll, died Dec. 5, 1871
Jerome B. Stevens, died Feb. 27, 1882
Hannah L. Stevens, died May 17, 1894, aged 86 years.
Revillo H. Stevens, died Feb. 24, 1906
Sarah Ann Crabb, died Oct. 13, 1912
Philo M. Stevens (Jr.), died July 27, 1925

Copied from the Bible of Philo M. Stevens and wife Hannah L.

For the American Bible Society
By D & G Bruce
New York
Bible owned now by Mrs. A. E. Rawlings, Toledo, Ohio.


Note: This is not a Bible record, But Hannah L. Stevens was born at Killingworth, Conn, now Clinton, Conn. Do not know for certain where Philo Mills Stevens was born but think it was Conn.-- not far from Killingworth. The above were first cousins, their fathers being brothers, so she has the same name before and after marriage. Their first three children were born in New York State. In Batavia County where Philo and Hannah were married. Beginning with their child Revillo Hull Stevens, who was born in what was then Monroe Co., Michigan Terr. But is now Washington Twp, Lucas Co., Ohio. The rest of the children were born here too. Washington Twp, Lucas Co, Ohio, On Alexis Road.

Note as to Deaths of Family: Philo M. Stevens (Sr.), his wife Hannah L. Stevens, and children Robert B. Stevens and Eleanor Stevens are buried in State Line Cemetery at Alexis Ohio. Gilbert Stevens is buried at Stone Church, NY. Mary Jane Stevens Bristoll is buried at Lambertville, Mich. Jerome B. Stevens and Philo M. Stevens are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery Toledo, Ohio. Revillo Hull Stevens is buried in Collingwood Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. Sarah Ann Crabb in State Line Cemetery, at Alexis, Ohio. (She was Sarah Ann Stevens Crabb)

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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.