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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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stephen Angell and Stephen Hoag Bibles, Deeds, Press Articles and Misc. Family Records

This entire file was found in the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum Archives in a Hollinger box in a file labeled Angell Family. Upon close examination it appears there are two Bible records here, one of Stephen Angell and one of Stephen Hoag. The presentation of the records shows clearly where the Stephen Hoag Bible records begin, but does not seem to indicate where they stop. As it was quite unclear we have decided to present both as we found them, one file, one presentation. It is the researchers responsibility to unravel the mystery.



Title page gone from the Old Testament: The New Testament,

Lunenburg, (Mass.)

Printed and Sold by W. Greenough,

Sold also by Lincoln and Edmonds, Boston


Great Grandfather,
Ezekiel Angell was b. Sept. 20, in year of the Lord, 1722

Great Grandmother,
Ruth Angell was b. Dec. 26, in the year of Lord, 1727

David Angell was b. Sept. 23, in the year of Lord, 1754

Phillip S. Angell was b. Sept. 4, in the year of Lord, 1779

Patience Angel was b. May 11, in the year of Lord, 1750

Ruth Brown d. Apr. 26, 1841
Essuck ? Brown, d. Dec. 27, 1819
George Smith, d. Feb. 25, 1841
Ruth Smith, d. Mar. 26, 1841

Mehitable Angell, b. Dec. 7, 1780
Almira Angell, b. Aug. 26, 1803
Anna Angell, b. Oct. 15, 1806
Delia & Delina Angell, b. Jan. 1, 1809
Patience Angell, b. July 5, 1812

Phillip Angell, d. March, 1813 [Newport, Herkimer Co., N,Y.]
As per Deed
Ezekiel Angell, b. Aug. 19, 1802
Cynthia Angell, b. Aug. 12, 1801

[Their Ch.]
William W. Angell, b. Feb. 23, 1824
Henry A. Angell, b. Sep. 14, 1826 [Newport, N.Y.]
Georgeana, b. Apr. 8, 1829
Alemeron, b. Sep. 14, 1831
Charles Phillip, b. Apr. 1, 1834
David Esoc Angell b. Sep. 14, 1837
Stephen Gerard Angell, b. Feb. 20, 1839
Frederick Angell, b. Oct. 9, 1842 d. Detroit

Hawkins (?)

Ezekiel Angell was m. Mar. 30, 1823 to Cynthia Brown by Elder Lothrop.
Alpheus Spencer was m. Feb. 12, 1835 to Cloey Brown by Elder Weeks.

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The above records are supplemented by those in:
Published by
The Bible Assiciation(sp) of Friends of America.
No. 50 North Fourth Street, up stairs,

Stephen Hoag Bible.

Nellie Hoag m. to Stephen Angell, May 18, 1869

Stephan Z Hoag, b. June 27, 1824

Hannah Laing [his wf] b. Mar 16, 1823

Stephen Z. Hoag was the son of Stephen & Mary Hoag;
Hannah Laing, his wf, was the dau, of Smith & Abby Laing.
The brothers of Hannah Laing and sons of Smith & Abbie Laing were mentioned in the Bible;

Joseph, Benjamin , Webster and sister, Sarah Harkness.

[See “Gravestone Records” of Lenawee Co., Vol. ll, p.21]

The Certificate of Marriage Stephen & Hannah as given by the Raisin Valley Church is in the possession of Miss Alice Angell, but contains no date.

Children of Stephen & Hannah (Laing) Hoag:

Ellen Maria Hoag, b. June 10, 1846
Arthur S. Hoag, b. Apr. 19, 1855 d. Mar. 22, 1932
Sumner S. Hoag, b. & d.
Carlton Hoag, b. Apr. 19, 1864

Children of Ellen M. & Stephen G. Angell:

Alice Bell Angell b. Mar. 25, 1870 [res. Adrian]

Wallace Ralph Angell, b. Sep. 6, 1876

Norman Hoag Angell, b. Oct. 1, 1885;

[Norman H. Angell is Judge of Police Court, Towson, Md.]

The other children reside Adrian.


Ezekiel Angell b. Aug. 19, 1802 d. 1868
Cynthia Brown b. Aug. 12, 1801 d. 1886
m. Mar. 30, 1823 by Elder Lothrop

Their children:

William W. Angell b. Feb. 23, 1824

Henry A. Angell b. Sep. 14, 1826

George b. Apr. 8, 1829

Mi b. Sep. 14, 1831

Charles Phillip Angell b. Apr. 1, 1834

David Esoe Angell b. Sep. 14, 1837

Stephen Gerard Angell b. Feb. 20, 1839

Frederick Angell b. Oct. 9, 1842

III Phillip Angell, father of Ezekiel b. Sep. 4, 1779 d. March, 1813
Mehitable b. Dec. 7, 1780 d.
m. Apr. 28, 1802

IV David, father of Phillip S., b. Sep. 23, 1754
Patience Smith b. May 11, 1750
m. Sep. 1, 1774

[Patience dau George and Ruth Smith; he d. Feb. 25, 1841;
She d. Mar. 26, 1841]

David a private in Rhode Island Militia. Rev. War.

Their children:
Waite, Phillip S., Mehitable, Anne Patience, b. July 5, 1812, Mary.

V Ezekiel, father of David Angell, b. Sep. 20, 1722
Ruth b. Dec. 26, 1727

David Esoe, son Ezekiel & Cynthia Angell, b. Sep. 14, 1837
d. Feb. 18, 1895; m. 1862, Adell, dau Nathan & Sarah (Gardner) Tuttle, b. Jan. 18, 1845 in Penn., d. Feb. 17, 1926 both buried in “Oakwood” Adrian, Mich.

Adelia Sizer, d. Jan. 19, 1916 ae 85y 4m 22d
dau Amandus Sizer & Elizabeth Collins. Wf Henry Angell

Angell - Van Allen 1940 (date written in by hand)
Announcement has been made from Daytona Beach, Fla., of the marriage New Year’s Eve of Karl A. Angell of this city to Miss Lucy Van Allen of Wellsville, N.Y. The ceremony was performed at McKee’s Castle near Daytona Beach by the Rev. Bruce Price of the First Baptist Church.
After a short trip through the state Mr. and Mrs. Angell plan to make their home in Daytona Beach.

(Typists notes: this wedding announcement was found taped to one of the pages in the file. We typed at the end of this Family Record, hoping to make it more clear. It was a newspaper account, publication data unknown except for the year date, as indicated.)


Enclosed within the Bible are two deeds of land in New York. The oldest deed is drawn on the 14th of Feb., 1814, between Samuel Watson and Martha, his wf, of Watertown, N,Y., and the heirs of Phillip Angell, deceased of Newport, Herkimer Co., N.Y., for the sum of $1,000.00. It was a parcel of land in Newport, being part of Lot 52 in the allotment of the Royal Grant. A descriptions follows, one statement of which is that the south-west corner is reserved that was conveyed by the party of the first part to Samuel Giles.

The deed was received for probation on May 19, 1821 at 3:00 O’clock, P.M.
Signed John Mahon, Clerk

The second deed was drawn on the first day of October, 1833, between Jacob Brown and Vilona, his wife, of the town of Newport, County of Herkimer, and State of New York of the first part, and Ezekiel Angell of the Town, county and State afore said. The consideration was $20.00. It is described as a part of subdivision 6 in the division of great Lot, no. 6 in Hasendever’s Patent. 10 ft wide.

Signed by Jacob Brown
Vilona Brown

Another deed was made the 15th day of April, 1833, between Richard Herendeen of the town of Newport, County of Herkimer, and State of New York, of the first part , and Ezekiel Angell, of the Town, county, and State afore said, of the second part. Consideration $200.00. The description seems to be an acre and 10 rods to augment the above lot, as it is the same Great lot no., and same Patent. A water grant through the subdivision is given to a spring with the privalege of conducting water through “aqueduct logs or leaden pipes” and keeping same in repair.

Signed, Richard Herendeen

This deed and the above deed were recorded Mar 31, 1851, at 12:00 M., in Book 59, p. 228.
Standesh Barry, Clerk.

There was also an Insurance Policy in favor of Ezekiel Angell by the Saratoga County Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Premium $60.00, on dwelling house, kitchen and wood house, to the extent of $1,000.00, in the town of Newport.

Signed by Ransom Cook, Pres.,
Sep. 2, 1839 to run till
Sep. 2, 1844
Folded and mailed without envelope to Ezekiel Angell, post marked “Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sep. 7; no year.”

Angell, Stephen Hawkins of Adrian,
d. Feb. 22, 1921 ae 81y 2d son Ezekiel, b. R.I. and Cynthia (Brown) b. N.Y.
Hoag, Carlton, b. m. Hattie, dau John F. & Lucy R. (Crane) Jones, b. June 18, 1865 in Adrian; d. 1911
He m. (2) Eleanor
She d. Dec. 7, 1937 at Hollywood, Cal. Mr. Hoag proprietor of Hotel there

Hoag, Stephen Z. d. Aug. 28, 1897 son Stephen & Mary Mosher
Hannah L., his wf d. Mar. 17, 1897

Arthur S., their son, d. Mar. 22, 1932 ae 76y - 11 -3 in Adrian
Ella F., his wf d. May 1, 1880 ae 23y 10m 15d

Arthur S. Hoag, 30, & Ethyl M. Losee, 21 Fairfield,
m. Sep. 23, 1885 in Fairfield

About Me

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.

Lenawee, In Memory Of

If you like Lenawee Bibles and Bible Records, you may be interested in Funeral or memorial cards which can be found at Lenawee, In Memory Of.
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.