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This posting is more about the love of Ancestry Research, rather than about finding a Vintage Bible.
After I retired, I spent about a year doing extensive research on my own surname and family tree. Had I stumbled on an old family Bible such as this, connected to my family, I would have thought I struck gold.
While this Bible’s condition is well worn, tattered, missing metal or leather clasps or straps, and the binding is coming apart. None the less, it is a beautiful vintage Bible.
The page that has a description, and we wish a copyright date, shows the following.
Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Together with the Apocrypha Translated out of the Original Tongues And with the former translations diligently compared and revised to which are appended A Concordance, The Psalms of David in Metre, An Index, Tables, and other Useful Matters. The Text Conformable to the Standard of the American Bible Society Philadelphia: Charles H. Yost, Bible Publisher No. 815 Filbert Street
At some level, it would be incredible if someone see’s this post and this leads to having this Bible find its way to it’s rightful place.
We believe this Bible to be C. 1870’s. There is no copyright date that we can find anywhere.
Our Appraised value of this Bible in “As is Condition” is $500-$800. The Book is going up for sale. We may ship this off to be sold in a high end auction. For now, contact or inquiries can be made through email to: Info@toponautic.com
To a family that can link a surname to this book, it could be priceless.
Some of the Surnames written in the Bible are: BALL, MURRAY, LITTLE, and LINSON. See the transcribed info from three pages with inked handwritten entries. The handwriting appears to have been done by the same person? Some is difficult to make out and when in doubt we have provided a few possible alternatives.
On the MARRIAGES page
Married Jan 18, 1835
By Rev R. (DALBEY DALBY DALBRY DABBEY or DABBRY)
Cyrus M. Ball
Susan M. Little
Married May 5, 1863
Cyrus M. Ball
Mary E. Linson
Married Jan 15, 1878
Rev P. P. (STIVORDS ?) hard to tell correct spelling
At Lebanon, O (This would be Lebanon Ohio
On the BIRTHS page
Eulass Ball was
Cyrus Murry Ball was
born Feb 28, 1878
On the DEATHS page
Enlass Ball died
Margaret Murry Ball
died May 31, 1886
Note:Found Grave Marker on Find A Grave Eulass Ball 1802 – 1 Dec 1841 Greenlawn Cemetary Plot Section 3 South Charleston Clark County, Ohio USA
Note:Found Grave Marker on Find A Grave Margaret Murry Ball 22 Mar 1812 – 31 May 1886 Greenlawn Cemetary Plot Section 3
Clark County, Ohio USA
Susan M Ball died (Note: Surname Little ?)
March 2, 1867
Aged 21 and 8 days (hard to read. This may not be correct)
Cyrus Murry Ball died
Friday Dec 3, 1926 aged
89 years and 28 days
brights disease (Note: Bright’s Disease is a historic classification of Kidney Disease)
Note:Found Grave Marker on Find A Grave Cyrus M Ball 23 May 1837- 3 Dec 1926 Greenlawn Cemetary Plot section 3 South Charleston Clark County, Ohio USA
As author of this blog article, I became fascinated by some of the information I found. That led to some limited genealogy background investigation on some of the surnames found within this Bible. My notes are notated in light gray font.
Mary E. Ball wife of Cyrus M. Ball is also referenced in the same above referenced page. A lady that had received every advantage of education and training. Her Grandparents were early pioneers and large land owners.
Cyrus M. Ball was incapacitated by paralysis of some nature. Mary E. Ball had oversight of their affairs. Cyrus Ball owned 1100 acres of land.
At one point they built a mansion (started April 1889) at a cost of about $35,000. It is presumed that it was the largest and finest farm house in the state, if not the United States at that time. It even had hot and cold water throughout. Connected by telephone to South Charleston, one and one half miles away.
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