Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On Sale At eBay ~ 1899 Family Bible ~ Marsh, Sarjant, Walsh, Bretsch

Another old family bible for sale at eBay. This bible was published in 1899 by Butler Bros., and according to the seller has genealogy information as shown to the right of the Marsh, Sarjant, Walsh and Bretsch families covering two pages.

Taking a quick look on for the first few names, shows that the "Benjamin B. Marsh" and "Mary Martha Sarjant" are noted as follows:

Benjamin Blue Marsh, born: 03 FEB 1831 Schuylers, Herkimer, New York died: 05 JUN 1912, with his parents named as Jonah Marsh and Mary Polly Simmons. It shows Mr Marsh married Mary Martha Sargent on 31 JAN 1855 of Orleans, Jefferson, New York - note the marriage shows as 1865 in the family bible. She is noted as born 26 AUG 1839 Orleans, Jefferson, New York and died 10 NOV 1908, and her parents as Simeon William Sargent and Elizabeth. The bible shows the same birth information for both.

The 1880 census shows:

Orleans, Jefferson, New York
B.B. Marsh, married, self, 49, born NY, Farmer, Father born CT, Mother born NY
Mary Marsh, married, wife, 40, born NY, keeping house, Father born England, Mother born NY
William Marsh, single, 19, born NY, Farmer, both parents born NY
Kate Marsh, single, 7, born NY, At School, both parents born NY

If you would like a closer look at this bible, the eBay Item Number is 300380110638. As always, I am not associated with any sellers of bibles on eBay or elsewhere and just provide this information to help others locate their family bibles.

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