The first entry reads: Christian Fans & Sarah Fans was Married on the Ninth Day of Feby. 1804.
The names John Faunce, Mary Faunce, Samuel Faunce and Susan Fans Decca are also mentioned--there are others that I have trouble reading.
It must have been passed on to a nephew of Mary Ann named Albert Thornton Edwards as most of the family register deals with his family. There is some early connection with Winchester, Kentucky and Covington, Kentucky but the family settled in Luckinghole, Goochland County, Virginia.
There are births, baptisms, marriages and deaths recorded in the family register and on loose sheets and there are other family clippings and personal items stored within the pages as well.