NOTE: A second transcription of this Bible was found in the work "Bible Records and Family Genealogies of Lenawee County, Michigan" compiled by Harriet Cole Bowen, Chairman "Vital Records" Committee, Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. This work can be found at the Library of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan. The second transcription has additional data and information that is more clear than the first. Type in RED is from this second source.
The following records were copied from the Bible now owned by Mrs. Grace Livesay Landon of Benton Harbor, Mich by herself. Her address was 555 Green Ave. She dau Charles Livesay Jr.
This record follows our Ohio family of Charles and Hannah Livesay mentioned in the Gersham Livesay Bible, P111, this Vol. Reference to the "Gersham Livesay Bible P111, this Vol.", refers to Harriet's compilation.
Father & Mother were m. Jan. 29, 1797
[Gersham & Hannah, See P.111] [Tioga Co., N.Y.]
Hannah & myself were m. Dec. 26, 1829 [Hannah Lowe & Charles] Tioga now Chemung County, New York
William B. Vannatter & Alletta Livesay were m. Mar. 28, 1852
Francis Bray of Adrian & Phebe Livesay m. Feb. 18, 1855 in Fairfield
Henry Ferguson & Rebecca Livesay m. Dec. 25, 1856 in Fairfield
[Charles Livesay Jr., and Martha Jane Ferguson were m. Jan. 8, 1870 Ct. Rec. Lib. C or G: 78][James D. Livesay and Anna Spring, dau William & Electa (Mason) Dufrey, she 35y & he 57y m. Aprl 3, 1897, Ct. Rec. Lib E: 271]
[Bessie, dau Charles Jr., Livesay and Mr Edward Erickson of Escanaba, Mich. were m. Mar. 12, 1901 at Benton Harbor by Rev. W. S. Cady. "Adrian Daily Telegram" Res. Escanaba.]
Grace, dau Charles Livesay, Jr., and Albert Henry, son Daniel London of Hart, Mich., m. Dec. 2, 1900; res. Benton Harbor.]
(1) Gersham Livesay, my father was b. June 10, 1777 Fairfiled, Conn. [Gersham, sonof John Livesay of Orange Co., N.Y., settled in Michigan Territory, about 1831; this farm later was in Royalton Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio. "Co. Hist." Whitney and Bonner, Vol. 1 p. 392] This Hist. states Gershom b. 1773. d. Sep. 11, 1842
(2) Charles Livesay b. Dec. 15, 1797 Chemung Co., N. Y. d. Mar. 6, 1868
Hannah Livesay, my wife b. July 2, 1806 d. May 14, 1887
Alletta Livesay, was b. Nov. 15, 1830 d. June 22, 1903
Phebe Livesay was b. May 20, 1833 d. Feb. 7, 1904
Rebecca Livesay was b. Mar. 15, 1834 d. Nov. 2, 1896
Geo. Jr. Livesay (over) ** b. Jan. 27, 1835
James Livesay b. Mar. 28, 1840 d. Apr. 15, 1923
(** Compilers notes: See entry below)
Charles Livesay was b. Feb. 16, 1844 d. July 8, 1903
George Livesay Jr. was b. Jan. 27, 1835 d. Feb. 7, 1835
Edwin Bray, son of Frank & Phebe Was b. Nov 13, 1858 in Adrian
d. Dec. 14, 1914 Adrian
Gertrude Bray, dau of Frank & Phebe b. 1864 in Adrian
m. Reshardi Res. Calif 1863 – 1931
LaVerne Ferguson, dau of Henry & Rebecca Wf Stevens b. 1866 d. Apr. 28, 1933
Frank Ferguson, son of Henry & Rebecca b.
Grace Livesay, dau Charles & Martha Jane Livesay b. Nov. 30, 1870
Bessie Livesay, dau Charles & Martha Jane Livesay b. Jan. 12, 1874
also Cass & Howard.
Bessie, dau Charles, m. Mar. 12, 1901 at Benton Harbor, Edward Erickson by Rev. W.S. Cady Re. Escanaba (see entry above in red)
Edward Erickson, son Holbar & Sophia, both born and married in Norway, b. Sep. 26, 1853. Ocanchee, Wis. [Escanaba Press]
Helen Kirby, dau. John & Ruth S. Kirby, wf Chas. Edwin Bray b. Feb. 4, 1857 d. Feb. 16, 1935
Leland Cass, son James D. & Anna Livesay, b. April 1897
Howard son James D. & Anna Livesay, b. July 13, 1900
Gersham Livesay, my father, d. Fulton Co., Ohio
My Mother [Hannah] d. Sep. 11, 1842 ae 71-3-1 bur. Fairfield
Sister Rebecca d. Dec. 4, 1857 ae 35 lacking 8d
Chas. Livesay (Sr) d. Mar. 6, 1868 ae 70-2-19
Hannah, wf of Charles d. May 14, 1887 ae 80-10-12
[Mrs. Grace Livesay Landon relates how her grandmother, this Hannah, told of their journey from Horseheads and Elmira, N.Y., by ox team and settled on the old farm homestead, 6 miles south of Adrian in Madison Twp. The Livesays were coming into Lenawee Co., from N.Y., bet. 1831 & 1837, George being the first.]
William B. Vannatter d. Apr. 10, 1895 ae 64-10-8
Alletta Vannatter, his wf d. June 22, 1903 ae 72-7-15
Phebe Bray, wf Francis, d. Feb. 7, 1904 ae 70-8-18
Chas. Livesay, Jr., d. July 8, 1903 ae 59-4-20
Rebecca Ferguson d. Nov. 2, 1896 58-8-17
James D. Livesay d. Apr 15, 1923 ae 83-17d
Anna, wf James D. Livesay, d. Aug. 27, 1923 ae 61y 4m 25d E:15
George Livesay Jr., d. Feb. 7, 1835, ae 11 daysLaVern Ferguson, d. Apr 28, 1933 m. Willett; Stevens
Henry Richardi, husband of Gertrude Bray, "1863-1931" in Calif.
Edwin Bray, son Phebe d. Dec. 14, 1914 bur. "Oakwood"
Helen Kirby, wf Edwin Bray, d. Feb. 16, 1935, bur "Oakwood"
Edward Erickson, d. Aug. 16, 1937, Green Bay. Wis., Hospital; Prominent merchant of Escanaba, Mich. [excerpt from Press.] Husband of Bessie Livesay Erickson.
Martha Jane Livesay d. Dec. 6, 1927 at Benton Harbor
Leland Cass Livesay son James b. Apr 1897
Howard Livesay b. July 13, 1900
Ch of James & Anna R. Livesay
Gr. Ch. of Chas. & Hannah Livesay
The title page of this Bible has been obtained:
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