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Friday, December 12, 2008

Wilhelmus and Catharine Coon of Clermont Family Bible

The family history section of this Bible contains info on births, marriages, etc. The marriage certificate page has been filled out with the info on the apparent Patriarch and Matriarch of the family which owned the Bible (Wilhelmus and Catharine Coon of Clermont, who married at “a Farmer’s house” in 1826 by Elder Rudy). Subsequent family info pages record other marriages of the Coon’s (with other family names notes), as well as births/deaths ranging from 1826 to a 1945 death. A couple of sheets of names have been added by a previous owner (written on 20th century stationary.

The photo section includes a sweet array of 17 - 19th century (ca. 1860s - 1880s?) sepia (and 1 tintype) photos of men, women, children, and babies. I found an early machine photo (group of 4 in the strip) loose in the Bible.

This Coon Family Bible is for sale on Ebay Item number: 360114041970.