Sunday, December 20, 2009

Burgess Family Of Central NY ~ Family Bible On eBay

This family bible was published in the early to mid-1800s, and contains the birth, marriages and deaths of the State. The earliest date is given as 1840, but the seller mentions that there are many dates given as you can see from the picture to the right. Also, the seller says that there is a "Ulysses Grant Weatherly" mentioned and he wonders if this man was named after the famous Civil War general and US President, Ulysses S. Grant. The bible is reported to be in good condition with normal wear over the years.

I believe I found the Ulysses Grant Weatherly (1865-1940) mentioned (with a quick search on Google) along with a photograph and it looks like he was "professor emeritus of economics and sociology at Indiana University". Apparently he married an Alice May Burgess, of Cortland, New York, so her family is likely to have been the Burgess family mentioned in the family bible.

The eBay Item Number so you can locate this family bible is 250551105560.

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