Fish Bible

This Bible was transcribed from Genealogical Records Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Taken From Family Bibles 1581-1917, Published by the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, Edited by Jeannie F-J. Robison and Henrietta C. Bartlett, New York, MCMXVII (1917), pp. 81-2.

Transcribed by Tracy St. Claire, .


Below this line, verbatim from source with minor formatting changes. Please note that "now the property of" was written in 1917. This is a transcript of a transcript, beware and look at the scan.


(Married, 1743.)

Holy Bible in English; Oxford, John Baskett, 1739.

Contains the records of Rebecca Palmer and her husband, Daniel Fish, with some other Palmer and Crary entries. It is now the property of Mrs. Frederic R. Lefferts, Flushing, Long Island, who is the great-great-granddaughter of Nathan Palmer, a brother of Mrs. Rebecca P. Fish.

March the 5th. 1742/3 Rebeckah Fish her Bible Given her by her Loving Mother [piece torn out] Lars Mrs. Maria Palmer. Cost L1-15-0.

My honred Father Departed this Life August ye 13th 1751.

My honred Mother in law Departed this Life Farbuary ye 3rd 1762.

Daniel Fish and Rebeckah Palmer was marred February the 17th 1742/3

Rebeckah Fish died J July the 12 1786

Danniel Fish died April the 11 1788

Nathan Palmer his bible Given him by Sarah Fish Decr. ye 15 1788.

Docr. Nathan Palmer Departed this Life the 27th March 1795 suppose in 85th year of his age

11 days difference between old and New Stile

Peter Crary was born 16 June 1748 O.S. 27 June N.S.

Lucretia Palmer was born 16th Octr. 1751. O.S.

Peter Crary and Lucretia Palmer was married 8th Decr. 1771.

Phebe Crary was born 10th May 1773.

Edward Crary was born March 1775.

Lucretia Crary was born 21st July 1779 and departed this life 9th Septr. 1780.

Peter Crary Jnr. was born 12th Febry. 1781

John S. Crary was born 18th March 1785.

Giles R. Crary was born 17th Septr. 1790, and departed this life Augt. 1795.

Lucretia Crary wife of Peter Crary departed this life April 26 1822 at 1/4 past 3 P.M.