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Benjamin Sawyer Family Bible; Franklin and Mary Sawyer Family Bible; The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments , 2 Volumes

Published by H. and E. Phinney, Cooperstown, New York, 1847
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The 1847 Bible contains 2 bound-in pages of the births and deaths of Benjamin F. (T.?) Sawyer (Dec. 28, 1801 - May 11, 1885) and his wife Margaret Sawyer (March 4, 1805 - Oct. 9, 1849), and their 7 children: Franklin (May 10, 1828 - Feb. 2, 1888), Margaret (Nov. 15, 1830 - April 27, 1907), Ellen (March 15, 1833 - Sept. 22, 1835), Walter Scott (March 14, 1835 - Nov. 24, 1847), Lyman Irving (born May 15, 1838), Edwin Otis (May 7, 1841 - March 24, 1846), and Willard Guild (April 18, 1844 - June 30, 1882). The other page contains the births and partial death records of the 8 children of Frank and Mary Sawyer: Franklin (June 11, 1859 - Nov. 17, 1908), Catherine (born April 4, 1862), Margaret Adams (born July 9, 1865), Benjamin (born May 24, 1869), Mary Elizabeth (May 26, 1871 - July 16, 1874), Walter Louis (August 13, 1873 - July 20, 1885), Ellen Agusta (Jan. 2, 1876 - Oct. 5, 1882), and Elizabeth "Janet" (born Sept. 5, 1877). The Bible has cracking to the hinges, with the leather being worn and dry, and with the spine having flaking leather, with chipped spine ends. The blank frontpaper is detached and is inscribed: "Presented to / Mrs. Margaret Sawyer / by Edward Graham Sawyer / Sept. 30th 1848". The second Bible is from 1859 and has a presentation inscription on the frontpaper: "Presented to Benjamin Sawyer / by The Rev. Ezra S. Gannett D.D. / Boston 8th May 1865". The few genealogical entries mostly duplicate those in the first Bible, being the 8 "Children of Franklin and Mary Sawyer", with 2 discrepencies in the dates. Contains short entries for the marriages of 3 of the children: Katharine - Oct. 8, 1889; Franklin - Jan. 18, 1889; and Benjamin - Sept. 8, 1909. This Bible is in very good condition. Bound in gilt decorated, brown, full-leather, with some drying to the hinges but with the covers well attached. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16439

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Title: Benjamin Sawyer Family Bible; Franklin and ...

Publisher: H. and E. Phinney, Cooperstown, New York

Publication Date: 1847

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fair

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