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Bonsall family papers, 1683-1916, bulk 1825-1875

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Series IV: Family Bible, 1814 (with notes dating 1815-1876)

This family Bible (Collins's "Quarto" Bible, 3rd ed., NY: printed and sold by Collins and Co., 1814) was owned by Edward H. Bonsall (1794-1879) and lists the marriages, births, diseases, and deaths of his two wives, Lydia Bonsall (née McIlvain) and Mary Bonsall (née Hutchin), as well as his eleven children: Spencer, William Milhous, William, Edward H. Jr., Henry, Jeremiah, Charles, Elizabeth, Jane, Joseph, and Jesse. The Bible is signed and dated at the front: "Edward H. Bonsall 1815."

Box 6 Folder 1 Bible--Collins's Quarto, 3rd edition, New York, 1814