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Ellery Irving Garfield Family Bible with Straw and Bean Family Lines; The Holy Bible Containing The Old and New Testaments

Published by Matthew M. Yeprell, Boston, 1823
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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This 1823 Holy Bible contains 2 pages of family records of Ezekiel Straw, 1763-1808, and his wife Elizabeth (Brown) Straw, 1762-1849, with birth and death records of their 10 children - Sally, Rachel, Mary, James, Rachael, Betsey, James B., Stephen S., Samuel B., and Jesse W. who were born between 1782 and 1800, and 5 grandchildren - Miriam A., John B., Levi H., Mary H., and Mary E. who were born between 1825 and 1838, and who were the children of Stephen S. Straw and his wife Mirriam Bean. There are also 2 pages of the family records of John Bean, 1776-1863 and his wife Mirriam (Pettingill) Bean 1776-1829, with the births and deaths of their 10 children - Abigail, Mirriam, John Jr., Mary, Susannah, Daniel George, James G., Charles, Nancy, and Hiram Andrew, who were born between 1799 and 1821. There is a third family record consisting of a single page removed from another family bible, which records the birth records and some death records of Ellery Irving Garfield and 5 of his siblings - Elisha Sumner Garfield, Allen Stearns Garfield, George Albert Garfield, Mary Reed Garfield, Ellery Irving Garfield, and Sarah Maria Garfield, who were born between 1827 and 1839, being born in West Point, New York, and Langdon, N.H. This record of the Garfields is loosely inserted in the bible. Another more recent paper mentions that Elisha Garfield who was Ellery Irving Garfield's sister, was the publisher of the Fitchburg Sentinel, and her daughter - Mary R. Garfield, who married E. J. Bessett (or Bassatt), was a cousin of General (President) Garfield. The Bible's frontpaper is inscribed: "Miriam Bean Straw - Lowell, Mass. 1825". The name "Miriam" is often spelled "Mirriam" in this Bible. Miriam Bean who married Stephen S. Straw, their daughter Mary E.(Elizabeth) Straw, married Ellery Irving Garfield on March 16, 1864. The Bible does not contain any records of their descendants. The Bible is bound in full calf, with both edgeworn and rubbed covers detached (or about to detach). The worn spine is edge-chipped. The Old Testament is not dated, but the New Testament is dated 1823. I am not sure of the publisher's name which appears to be "Yeprell". The 4 pages of family records have been attached to this Bible, and are not the original family records pages. Three other entries record marriages of Straws between 1850 and 1853 to a B. J. Leighton, Stephen Chapin Smith, and Mary H. Emerson. Bookseller Inventory # 13914

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Title: Ellery Irving Garfield Family Bible with ...

Publisher: Matthew M. Yeprell, Boston

Publication Date: 1823

Binding: Full-Leather

Illustrator: Illustrated

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Early Printing

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