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Holden Family Bible; The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

Published by Jesper Harding, Philadelphia, 1852
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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This large quarto sized Bible from 1852 contains genealogical entries relating to the descendants of Wiliam M. Holden and Martha A. Buttrick, who were married on Dec. 16, 1852, and their four children, Sarah Frances, David Buttrick, William Marshal, and George Wilbur, who were were born between 1853 and 1868. Also recorded are the descendants of Sarah Hosmer (born 1790 or 1791) and Silas Holden (born 1783 or 1793). Their 9 children were Rufus, Silas Jr.; Henry, Marshal, Sarah E., Silas M.?, Abbie, William M.?, and Martha A., who were born between 1814 and 1833. 3 marriages are recorded: Henry M. Smith to Martha Holden on June 19, 1853; William M. Holden to Martha A. Buttrick on Dec. 16, 1852; and Silas Holden to Sarah Hosmer on April 18, 1843. Most birth entries also have the date of death, with additional deaths recorded of related family. The Bible also contains 3 loose sheets measuring about 8-3/4 inches by 5-3/8 inches, each being a triplicate handwritten copy of the ancestors of the Buttricks, starting with William Buttrick, born in Kingston, England about 1616. He had 2 marriages, first to Sarah Bateman, and then to Jane Goodman. Each sheet is written on both sides. The most recent entries are of the deaths of George Wilbur Holden in 1913, and Warren Holden in 1914. There are 4 deaths recorded in 1907 - Henry M. Smith, Charles Buttrick, Elizabeth (C. ? E.) Buttrick, and Martha A,.B. Trowbridge - "aged 44 yrs. 5 mos. Related family names are: Carlyn, Trowbridge, Smith, Forbush, and Straight. The Bible's front cover is detached, being bound in full black leather with heavy gilt decoration. Bookseller Inventory # 14448

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Title: Holden Family Bible; The Holy Bible ...

Publisher: Jesper Harding, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fair

Edition: Early Printing

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