The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments,
New York, American Bible Society, 1834. Chandler
and Fanshaw for ABS. Hills #857.
This Bible is structurally failing with spine and cover damage,
but is still intact with original binding, some dogears and
foxing. It is a nice piece.
Although it is not explicitly stated, this Bible most certainly
originates in Hancock County, Maine, because the towns
mentioned are all located there, and the surnames are
those of settlers in that area in the early 1800s.
Almost all entries are in the same purple ink, all the way up to
1872, so it is possible they were all entered at the same time
after 1872, despite the early publication date of the Bible.
Flora's marriage, and death less than a year later, are written
in the same handwriting and pen color.
There are many leaves and flowers within, and a religious tract
and punch-handiwork. Of interest is a "Table of Descents"
listing the ancestors of John Stiles, although no place names or
dates are mentioned, and the connection of John Stiles to this
family is unknown. It looks to be early 19th century, and pulled
from a book. Surnames in this piece are: STILES, BAKER, GAY,
KEMPE, THORPE, WHITE, WARD, BISHOP, WILLIS,
CARTER, BATES, HOLLAND, WILSON, BROWNE, KING,
SMITH and GODFREY.
Transcribed by and in the possession of Tracy St. Claire,
[Page One -- Marriages]
Edwin N. Osgood
Flora M. Treworgy May 20th 1871
[Page Two -- Births]
Charles S. Treworgy March 31, 1815 Surry
Emeline Cousins Jan. 3, 1822 Eden
Charles E. Treworgy Feb. 14, 1844. Surry
Emely J. Treworgy Sept. 14, 1845 Surry
Flora M. Treworgy June 8, 1847 Surry
Melvin S. Treworgy Dec. 12, 1848 Surry
Charles E. Treworgy Feb. 10, 1851 Surry
John E. Treworgy Aug 13, 1853 Surry
Emelin Treworgy May 26, 1857 Surry
Clara A. Treworgy Oct. 30, 1859 Surry
Everett M. Treworgy Dec. 7, 1861 Surry
Newell Osgood Aug. 8, 1817 Bluehill
Adaline H. Grindell Aug. 22, 1825 Penobscot
Reuben G. Osgood Dec. 22, 1844 Bluehill
Abbie M. Osgood Dec. 18, 1846 Bluehill
Edwin N. Osgood Mar. 7, 1850 Bluehill
Sophia E. Osgood Feb. 9, 1853 Bluehill
Addie E. Osgood July 18, 1856 Bluehill
Lilian G. Osgood Sept. 13, 1861 Bluehill
[Page Three -- Deaths]
Emelin C. Treworgy died February 23rd 1891
Flora M. Osgood April 13th 1872
Emelin Treworgy June 8th 1931