Wednesday, December 29, 2004


Stereotyped by B. and J. Collins, New York, Published by Richardson and Lord, J.H.A. Frost, Printer, Congress-Street of Boston in 1824. This bible was bought March the 18th 1825, and this is written in the back cover by the Original owner

Original owner has inked in the name and date of birth of the couple who owned this bible the date they married and the name and date of birth of their 6 children. The couple was married April 27 of 1824, and the children were born in 1825, 1826, 1831, 1835, 1837. The Husbands name was Zalmuna Chapin Jr. and the wifes name was Climena. E. Scott

NOTE: I found this family in the 1870 census for Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts. They were recorded as

Zalmon CHAPIN, 62 born Massachusetts
Climmie CHAPIN, 59 born Massachusetts
David CHAPIN,33
John CHAPIN,31
Philma CHAPIN, 29
Marietta CHAPIN, 25

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