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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Bible: Fleming - Hardy Genealogy

I found this Family Bible at an Antique Store in Fowler's Corners, Ontario. There was no location given in the Family Record sections of Births, Marriages or Deaths. It was in fantastic shape, I didn't buy it but a descendant might want it.

There was no inscription, but the Bible was published in Toronto Ontario. Maybe someone will recognize this family:

Births, Left side of page:

Jane Ann Fleming born November 27, 1866
Catherine Sinclair Fleming born July 9, 1869
Mary Maria Fleming born June 1, 1872
Robert James Fleming born February 13, 1876

Births, Right side of page:

John Fleming born November 17, 1841
Maria Hardy born October 29, 1844

I'm willing to bet that John Fleming married Maria Hardy and the children listed are theirs. The Marriage Register is blank.

Deaths, left side of page

John Fleming died May 7, 1911
Maria Fleming died May 2, 1917

Deaths, right side of page

Jane A. Fleming died January 19, 1926
Katherine [sic] S. Fleming died May 22, 1928

There were also 3 cards tucked inside the Bible:

Card 1 was a card from "The Methodist Church" and was a quarterly ticket for May 1893 signed "Mrs. J. Fleming, CWS"

Card 2 was a yearly membership card from The Methodist Church for the year ending May 1908 signed John Fleming

Card 3 was a yearly membership card from The Methodist Church for the year ending May 1908 signed Mrs. J. Fleming

There were no locations given for the Church Membership cards.

If you recognize the Fleming family, please post a comment here so I can add the information as to location etc for other genealogists.

Note from Brian - See my update as of June 2006 for more details on this Peel County family!