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

White Family Bibles - Two Records

Found at the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives, in a Hollinger box, file labeled White. Note: there are 2 Bibles included in this record.


Published by A. J. Johnson, 276 & 278 Mulberry St., New York. MDCCCLXX

Fly leaf: Mr. Samuel White, Springville, Mich.


Samuel White b. July 20, 1810, Suffolk Co., England
Ann Smith b. July 4, 1810, “


Elizabeth Ann White b. Nov. 27, 1830, Wayne County
Mary Eliza White b. Mar. 16, 1833 “
William Barzillai White b. Dec. 25, 1834 “
Samuel Hicks White b. Dec. 8, 1836 “ (ditto marks written over with Springville)
Charles White b. Dec. 16, 1838
George Eugene White b. Dec. 22, 1839
Caroline Maria White b. Nov. 5, 1843
Lydia Ann White b. Mar. 9, 1850

Frances Eugene Lewis [son Mary Eliza] b. May 7, 1859 Spring. (which is handwritten)

Lucina Susanna Parker [2d wf Sam.] b. April 19, 1814

Carrie Elnora Quick [wf Francis Lewis] b. Apr. 11, 1861

Clarence Samuel Lewis b. May 21, 1884
Claude Lawrence Lewis b. Sep. 28, 1892 at 6 P.M.


Samuel White and Ann Smith m. Mar. 1, 1830, Suffolk

William B. White and Ellen Lewis m. Oct. 31, 1860, Hillsdale.

Mary Eliza White and Isaac Newton Lewis m. June 17, 1858, Cambridge

Caroline Mari White and John W. Dewey m. Apr. 3, 1866, “ ”
Lydia Ann White and Ira E. Hayes m. Dec. 23, 1874, Cambridge (via ditto marks, crossed off was Pentwater)

Samuel White and [Mrs.] Lucina S. Archer m. Feb. 25, 1879, A.D.

Francis Eugene Lewis and Carrie E. Quick m. Jan 6, 1881, A.D.

Isaac Newton Lewis and [Mrs.] Amelia (Reed) Barber m. Pentwater

Samuel White of Onsted, son of William and Susanna Mayes White of England & Villa Everhart, b. Ohio, m. Sep. 29, 1904 at Clinton by C. C. Kemp, Rector of St. John’s Church Lib. F, 54 [most likely refers to book and page the marriage is recorded on, Lenawee County records.)


Charles White d. Jan. 22, 1839
Elizabeth Ann White d. Mar. 8, 1848
George Eugene White d. Sep. 14, 1851
Samuel Hicks White d. Oct. 18, 1852
Mary Eliza Lewis, dau S. & A. White d. June 7, 1859
William Barzillai White d. May 29, 1891 at 10 minutes past 10 o’clock, P.M.
Ann White, wife Samuel White d. June 22, 187, between 9 and 10 o’clock, A.M., ae 66y 11m 18d
Lydia Ann Hayes, dau. S. and Ann White, d. Aug. 6, 1891, between 6 and 7 o’clock, A.M., at Elmwood, Tuscola Co., Mich. Mr. And Mrs. Hayes moved here, March 1881

[Following entry, all handwritten.]
Barzillai Smith d. Jan. 11, 1876, ae 91 at Palmyra, N. Y.



Published by the American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year, MDCCCXVI, 1859

Fly Leaf: Mr. William B. White, Cambridge, Mich.


Samuel White and Ann Smith m. Mar. 1, 1830, England
William B. White and Ellen Lewis m. Oct. 31, 1860, Hillsdale
Frank Walker Gilbert & Mary White m. Dec. 25, 1883, Cambridge
Arthur E. White [son Wm] and Agnes Hubbard, m. Dec. 22, 1896, Cambridge


Samuel White b. July 20, 1810
Ann Smith b. July 4, 1810
William Barzillai White b. Dec. 25, 1834, A. M.
Ellen Lewis b. Mar. 20, 1837
Mary Isabell White b. Dec. 13, 1861
Anna Maude White b. Mar. 1, 1864
Arthur Ernest White b. Nov. 21, 1870

[Children of Frank W. & Isabell Gilbert]

Gale White Gilbert b. Jan. 8, 1888
Inf. Son b. Jan. 12, 1895 d. Mar. 24, 1895
Lucile M. Gilbert b. July 23, 1897 m. Leland Wesley
[All births except Samuel and Ann White in Cambridge]


Ann Smith White d. Jan. 22, 1877
Pattie Lewis [wf Calvin Lewis] d. abt 1840 in New York
Timothy Lewis, Jr. d. June 4, 1858, Bevedere, Ill. (Note: this entire entry handwritten, the name of the town very hard to read.)
Calvin Lewis d. Mar. 9, 1868, Pentwater, Mich.
William B. White d. Mar. 29, 1891, Cambridge
Lydia White Hayes d. Aug. 6, 1891, Tuscola Co., Mich.
Lucien Lewis d. May 18, 1880, Iowa
Emeline Lewis Patterson d. August, 1884, Plainwell, Mich.


These Bibles belong to Miss Anna M. White, Onsted, Cambridge Twp., Lenawee Co., Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel White were m. in Walpole, Suffolk Co., England in 1830 and immediately started for America, landing at Quebec; from there he went to Wayne Co., N. Y., where he pursued his trade of carpentry, coming to Cambridge in 1836 where he took up a large tract of land, some of which is xxxx some 300 acres is owned by his grand daughter, Miss Anna White, of which she has the active and direct management, a scientific woman farmer. Her triplet steers won the blue ribbons for their greatest gain in weight in a specified time at the Exhibition at Detroit in 1936. [The word Dec. is handwritten here.]

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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.