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Thursday, August 19, 2004

LEDDEN & TURNER Family Bible, New Jersey

This bible was published in 1866 by "JOHN EDWIN POTTER, NO.617 SANSOM STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

There is a section for entering the owner's family history. In this section is listed "James R. Ledden and Jane Turner, Glassboro, N.J. March 1809 with "children" written beneath this, followed by the names of their children and birth dates:

Henry P. Ledden, Glassboro, N.J., Oct. 1833,
Sarah J. Ledden, Clayton, N.J., July 27, 1836,
Louisa A. Ledden, Glassboro, January, 1841,
Abigail S. Ledden, "", February 16, 1848,
Benjamin J. Ledden, "",July 1851.

There is also a section with photos that are older than the bible. There are approximately 25 to 30 antique photos and some are very early because the material that they are on feels like some kind of metal and I have never seen this in modern photos.. The inscription "photographed by Chas. Jameson, Harrisburg, Pa." appears in the back of the lady's photograph.

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