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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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tunison Bible Extractions

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


Published by Jones Brothers and Company in 1870

This Bible owned by his daughter, Lottie T. Latham (Mrs. E. M.), Lincoln Ave., Toledo, Ohio, Member Ursala Wolcott Chapter, DAR, Toledo


Thomas Tunison & Anna Cole, m. Mar. 2, 1820, [Covert, N.Y.]

John TenBrook & Sarah J. Allison, m. June 8, 1838, Ypsilanti,

John P. Tunison & Helen TenBrook m. July 8, 1865, Fairfield

John P. Tunison & Elvina C. Browne m. July 17, 1883, at Hull Prarie, Ohio

Gertrude D. Tunison & Louis I. Browne m. May 13, 1887, at Hull Prarie, Ohio

Della P. Tunison & David Parker of Bowling Green, Ohio, m. Aug. 1895

Lottie T. Tunison & E. M. Latham, m. Dec. 25, 1899

John T. Latham & Marian Lohr of Bay Village, Ohio m. Apr. 11, 1931

John P. Tunison & Anna E. Weaver m. (3) Jan. 9, 1906 at Swanton, Ohio


Erza C. Tunison b. Apr. 17, 1826 (this entry handwritten)

Daniel Cole Tunison b. Apr. 17, 1828 (this entry handwritten)

Thomas Tunison b. Aug. 10, 1797 in New Jersey

Anna Cole b. July 10, 1803, in Putnam Co., N.Y.

John P. Tunison b. July 1, 1836 in Seneca Co., N.Y.

Helen TenBrook b. July 8, 1845 in Fairfield

Gertrude D. Tunison b. Mar. 23, 1868 in Fairfield

Lottie T. Tunison b. Nov. 21, 1870 in Fairfield

Della Tunison b. Jan. 18, 1874 in Fairfield

Elvina Carpenter Browne b. July 17, 1841

Helen T. Browne b. Oct. 2, 1889 in Kansas City, Mo.

Anna E. Weaver b. Mar. 9, 1846

John T. Latham b. Oct. 17, 1905

Ada Jeannette Latham b. Dec. 14, 1911

John William Latham b. Aug. 17, 1934 in Lakewood, Ohio

John TenBrook b. Nov. 21, 1804 in Chemung Co., N.Y.

Sarah J. Allison b. June 22, 1815 in Orange Co., N.Y.


John TenBrook d. Jan. 10, 1865 in Fairfield

Thomas B. TenBrook d. Jan. 18, 1865 in Fairfield

Helen T. Tunison d. Sep. 23, 1882 in Fairfield

Elizabeth Tunison Grissey d. Mar. 17, 1863 in Lucas Co., Ohio, wife Caleb (part of this line written in hand)

Anna C. Tunison d. Mar. 26, 1886, in Fairfield

Ezra C. Tunison d. July 23, 1886 in Morenci, son of Thos & Anna (part of this line written in hand)

Thomas Tunison d. Sep. 30, 1886 in Fairfield

Helen T. Browne d. Nov. 3, 1903 in Perrysburg, Ohio

Daniel Cole Tunison d. Feb. 16, 1904 in Adrian

Sarah C. Conklin, wife of Wm d. Nov. 8, 1904 in Canandaigua, N. Y. (part of this line written in hand)

Elvina C. Tunison d. Nov. 17, 1904 at Hull Prarie, Ohio

W. W. Williams, d. Dec. 24, 1903 at Toledo, Ohio

Lucy E. Tunison d. Aug. 11, 1905 at Adrian [wf. D. C.]

W. H. Williams d. Aug. 23, 1906 at Richfield Center, Ohio

Susan T. Williams [wf. W. H.] d. Feb. 10, 1907 at Richfield Center, Ohio

Anna Weaver Tunison d. Feb. 16, 1915

John P. Tunison d. Dec. 25, 1923, Toledo, Ohio

Gertrude D. Tunison d. Dec. 6, 1928, Toledo, Ohio

John Williams d. Apr. 16, 1895, Toledo, Ohio

Harold Browne [son Gertrude] d. Nov. 2, 1931, Crestline, Ohio

Frank T. Williams d. May 2, 1871

Ada Jeannette Latham d. Feb. 2, 1912


Thomas and Anna C. Tunison had six children: Elizabeth C., Sarah C., Eliza C., Daniel Cole, Susan S., & John P.

John and Sarah J. TenBrook had five children: William L., Susan S., Helen, Thomas B. & Judson B.

John P. And Hellen (TenBrook) Tunison had four children: Gertrude D., Lottie T., Della P., & Inf., dau. who d. Sep. 23, 1882; the mother later taken from us.

In 1883 John P., was m. (2) to Elivna (Carpenter) Browne of Hull Prarie, Ohio, dying Nov. 17, 1905. On Jan. 9, 1906 he was again m. to Miss Anna E. Weaver at Swanton, Ohio; there on Feb. 16, 1915 she was taken after suffering sixteen months of tuberculosis of the bowels.

[Gertrude Tunison Browne was m. (2) 1913 to William G. Alexander; both bur. Toledo, Ohio.]

[Thomas Tunison and family emigrated from Seneca Co., N.Y. in 1849, and came into Lenawee Co., Mich., in 1864. John P. and brother, Daniel Cole Tunison lived in Fairfield. John P. moved to Hull Prarie, Ohio, after the death of his wife, Helen.]

[Gertrude Tunison Browne had son, Harold, b. Jan. 11, 1892 at Kansas City, Mo. The daughter Helen T. Browne was b. At Garnet, Kas., instead of Kansas City as stated among the births of this bible.]

H. C. Bowen, Compiler


The following was handwritten at the end of Harriet’s typed extractions:

Tunison, Lydia Covert, daughter Phillip & Magdaline Covert b. Covert, N. Y., Jan 21, 1821, d. Dec. 17, 1843.

(Notes to the reader: Ypsilanti is in Washtenaw County, Michigan, Fairfield, Morenci and Adrian are in Lenawee County, Michigan. H. C. Bowen was Harriet Cole Clark Bowen, member DAR of Adrian and compiler of the 5 cemetery books done by the Adrian DAR during the 1930's and 1940's.)

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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.