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Thursday, April 24, 2008

William Dean Family Bible Item number: 370044476953


WILLIAM DEAN BIBLE WITH MANY ITEMS FOUND BETWEEN THE PAGES INCLUDING A LETTER STATING " WILLIAM DEAN'S BIBLE IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND IN THE SHIP BRISTOL IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1784 PRICE 52 POUNDS STERLING MONEY".THE PAPER ALSO HAS A WATERMARK BY J.WHATMAN THAT DATES IT TO 1812.THE PAPER ALSO HAS A SHORT GENEOLOGY OF THE DEAN FAMILY THAT IS TRAGIC. 3 FAMILY MEMBERS DIED IN JANUARY OF 1791.ON THE BACK IS JOSEPH BARNES GEN. THE PAPER HAS BEEN TAPED AND IS SEPARATED IN 3 PARTS.I BELIEVE THIS PAPER WAS FROM ANOTHER BIBLE BUT WAS CARRIED OVER TO THIS BIBLE IN 1877.THERE IS ALSO AN UNUSED POST CARD OF STONEWALL JACKSON BY RAFAEL TUCK AND SONS #2510 AND SOME LETTERS AND CLIPPINGS SEE PHOTOS.IN THE CENTER OF THE BOOK IS DEATHS MARRIAGES AND BIRTHS.OTHER FAMILY NAMES INCLUDE SCOTT,NIXON MONTGOMERY AUGUSTA GEORGIA AREA.