Family Bible records
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Family Bible records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Family Bible records
Dates: 1639-1905
Extent: 4.0 cubic feet (13 volumes, 3 folders, 2 microfilm rolls)
Identification: MS 1609

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.


Scope and Content Note

This is an artificial collection created by the Georgia Historical Society of family Bibles. Most of the Bibles contain family records such as births and marriages. The families represented in the Bibles are the Box family, the Bryan family, the Hargrove family, the Hartstene family, the Heyward-Demler family, the Heyward-Webb family, Samuel Hopkins Round, the Maner family, the Morgan-Waters family, the Scarlett family, the Stanyarne-Battoon family, the Stiles family, the Wilder-Anderson family, the Middleton family, the Harrison family, the Caldwell family, the Floyd family, the Chapman family, and the Mitchell family. The Scarlett family Bible contained some loose papers and a photograph from a Camp of Instruction, Chickamauga, Tennessee, circa 1900.The Maner family Bible contained the following loose papers: military commission of William J. Maner, May 20, 1848; military commission of William J. Maner, November 4, 1848; notary public, Justice of the Peace commission of William J. Maner, February 18, 1876; last will and testament of William J. Maner, June 18, 1863. These items are also included in the collection. In addition, the collection contains two rolls of microfilm. The first roll of microfilm includes many of these Bible records, as well as Bible records for the Atherton-Wright family, the Wright family, the Lemle family, the Warren-Dixon family, and the Warren family. The microfilm was created by the Georgia Historical Society in 1986. The second roll of microfilm contains the Bible records of William and Mary McDonald Middleton of Chatham County, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina; of Gabriel and Rebecca Griggs Harrison; of John Caldwell, formerly of Ireland, who settled in New York; of H.G. and Hanna Abernathy Mitchell of Fulton County, Georgia; of David and Margaret Shackelford Floyd of Plainville, Georgia, which includes the obituaries of Charles P. Floyd and Scott Graves; and of the Chapman family, including obituaries. The Chapman family Bible records also include minutes of the First Session of the Piedmont Baptist Association in Pickens County, South Carolina, November 15-16, 1878. This second roll of microfilm is labeled X-1542-05 and also contains materials for other collections. It was microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1966.


Index Terms

Bible records--Georgia.
Bible records.
Microfilms.

Location of Originals

Original Atherton and Wright family Bibles in the possession of Sally W. Jordon of Louisville, Ga. Original Lemle and Warren family Bibles in the possession of Philippa Denny of Louisville, Ga.

Original Middleton family, Harrison family, Caldwell family Bible records in the possession of Mrs. Hagood Clark of Atlanta, Ga. in 1966.

Original Floyd family, Chapman family Bible records in the possession of Mrs. John Karlovich of Atlanta, Ga. in 1966.

Original Mitchell family Bible records in the possession of Roy N. Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga. in 1966.


Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access portions of this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Family Bible records, MS 1609, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Francis Muir Scarlett IV, 1971 (Item 10).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Volume

1Box family Bible, 1811
"Bought this book the 13th Day of October, 1813. Philip Box."
 

Volume

2Bryan family Bible, 1823
Virginia Sarah Bryan. "The gift of her beloved brother."
 

Volume

3Hargrove family Bible, 1870
Contains color illustrations.
 

Volume

4Harstene family Bible, 1803
8 pages of family records.
 

Volume

5Heyward-Demler family Bible, 1839
 

Volume

6Heyward-Webb family Bible, 1842
12 pages of family records.
 

Volume

7Samuel Hopkins Round Bible, 1580
In Latin. The inside cover bears the inscription, "Samuel Hopkins Round, 1766."
 

Volume

8Maner family Bible, 1789
25 pages of records.
 

Volume

9Morgan-Waters family Bible, 1639
26 pages of family records. Notes are interspersed throughout the Bible.
 

Volume

10Scarlett family Bible, 1813
11 pages of family records.
 

Volume

11Stanyarne-Battoon family Bible, 1789
6 pages of family records.
 

Volume

12Stiles Bible, 1831
 

Volume

13John R. Wilder family Bible, 1830
15 pages of family records for the Wilder-Anderson family.
 

Fldr

1Loose papers from the Scarlett family Bible
 

Fldr

2Photograph of a Camp of Instruction, Chickamauga, Tennessee, circa 1900
From the Scarlett family Bible.
 

Fldr

3Loose papers from the Maner family Bible. Military commission of William J. Maner, May 20, 1848; military commission of William J. Maner, November 4, 1848; notary public, Justice of the Peace commission of William J. Maner, February 18, 1876; last will and testament of William J. Maner, June 18, 1863
 

roll

1X-1609-01. Family Bible records. Microfilm contains the following items:
Charles Francis Atherton (of Boston) family Bible, 1870
10 pages of family records of the Atherton-Wright family.
H.G. Wright family Bible, 1905
17 pages of family records.
Lemle family Bible, 1838
14 pages of family records.
T.H. Warren family Bible, 1873
29 pages of family records for the Warren-Dixon family.
Lindsey Coleman Warren family Bible, 1854
6 pages of family records of the original Bible which is in the possession of Louise Gamble Bill.
Morgan-Waters family Bible (volume 9 of this collection)
Heyward-Webb family Bible (volume 6 of this collection)
Maner family Bible (volume 8 of this collection)
Stanyarne-Battoon family Bible (volume 11 of this collection)
Hartstene family Bible (volume 4 of this collection)
Scarlett family Bible (volume 10 of this collection)
John R. Wilder family Bible (volume 13 of this collection)
 

roll

2X-1542-05. Items 2-4, 9-11 on roll. This roll also contains other collection materials
Item 2: William and Mary McDonald Middleton family Bible, 1850
Middletowns were of Chatham County, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Item 3: Gabriel and Rebecca Griggs Harrison family Bible, 1846
Item 4: John Caldwell family Bible, 1801
Caldwell was formerly of Ireland, settled in New York.
Item 9: David and Margaret Shackelford Floyd family Bible, 1839
Floyds were from Plainville, Georgia. Includes the following obituaries: Charles P. Floyd, Scott Graves. Also included are two poems: one published, one in manuscript form.
Item 10: Chapman family Bible, 1840
Includes obituaries of various members of the Chapman family and minutes of the First Session of the Piedmont Baptist Association in Pickens County, S.C., November 15-16, 1878.
Item 11: H.G. and Hanna Abernathy Mitchell family Bible, 1881
Mitchells were from Fulton County, Georgia.