From Family Findings, Vol. VI, 1974
Copyright, Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 1974
Appears on this web site by permission

BIBLE RECORDS FROM FAMILY FINDINGS VOL. VI

Bible Records of the Holt-Adams Family of Gibson County, Tennessee
Family Bible Record of William Barnes, Benton County Tennessee
Grimes Family Record
Hudson Family Bible
John McAdoo Bible Records
Mathews Bible Records
Mathis Bible Records
William Walker, Jr. Bible Record, Benton & Carroll Counties, Tennessee

 

Mathews Bible Records

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 2, April 1974, pp. 52-53

The following records were transcribed by Mrs. L. R. Mitchell from an old Bible, in excellent condition, belonging to Mr. Jack Holland of Jackson, Tennessee. Mr. Holland purchased the Bible from an antique shop in North Carolina, and it is on display in his dress shop, "The Bandbox" located in Jackson.

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, With The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. To which is 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: Published by Whilt & Yost Bible Manufacturers, 805 Market Street.

On the First Page in the Bible is written:

Frank W. Mathews,
Bradford, N.C.

Family Record Section of Bible:

Births
William Mathews Feb. 27, 1797

These are the children of Wm.. Mathews.
Elisa J. Mathews Feb. 22, 1820
Pheby J. Mathews Oct. 27, 1821
Wm. J. Mathews Apr. 11, 1824
Sarah W. Mathews Mar. 6, 1826
Alfred R. Mathews Apr. 15, 1828
Lucinda A. Mathews Nov. 2, 1831
Henry C. Mathews Oct. 12, 1835
John R. Mathews Mar. 4, 1838
Elvira Ann Mathews Apr. 23, 1839
Francis H. Mathews Dec. 5, 1840
Elvira Ann Mathews June 27, 1842

Marriages
William Mathews
1st To Pheby French Oct. 14, 1819
2nd To Elvira Russell June 10, 1836
3rd To Sarah D. Craige May 16, 1843
4th To Louise Morril Aug. 10, 1853

(Line drawn across page)

Wm. F. Mathews Apr. 1824 (Date in different handwriting) To Mary B. Blanchard Dies Oct. 19 Age 52 y 1884 (Date in different handwriting)

Memoranda
Mr. John Mathews Died June 26, 1822 Age 70 yrs. Was a native of England and served in the Revlutionary War from commencement to the end.
His wife Sally Weston Mathews Died March 4, 1844 Age 84 yrs.
These were my great grand parents.

Frank W. Mathews
Born March 25 1849 in Fitchburge Maine

(Line drawn across page)

(The following in different handwriting)
Emily Newton died Feb. 26, 1902 aged 81
Henry Newton died July 2 1901 aged 78
Alfred R. Newton died Dec. 15, aged 8 years 11 months 23 days (no date for year)
Mary E. Newton died Aug. 2, 1901, aged 26

Deaths
Wm. Mathews Sept 18, 1882, Aged 85 yrs 6 mos 22 das
1st Pheby S. Mathews Dec. 10, 1838, aged 39 yr. 9 mos
2nd Elvira Mathews Aug. 12, 1842, aged 35 yrs.
3rd Sarah D. Mathews Dec. 13, 1851, aged 38 yrs.

Children of Wm. Mathews
Lucinda A. Mathews Oct. 20, 1864, age 34 yrs
Henry C. Mathews Feb. 24, 1842, age 6 yrs
Pheby Mathews Robbins Apr. 15, 1892, age 71 yrs.
Sarah Mathews Smith Mar. 24,'95, age 60 yrs 18 das
Mary Blanchard Mathews wife of Wm. F. Mathews died Jan. 20, 1890, age 65 yr.
Elvira Ann Mathews Died 1861

On Blank Page in Bible was written:
Husband of Elisa J. Butler Died 1872, age 58 yrs.
Son of Elisa J. Butler Died 1853, age 11 yrs 2 mos 8 das
Robert Blanchard Died Aug. 29, 1885, age 66 yrs 7 mos 1 da
Mary Blanchard Died Oct. 19, 1884, age 52 yr.
Mary Newton Died Dec. 22, 1882, Age 33 yrs 3 mos 13 das.
Crosby Newton Died Aug. 30, 1863, age 17 yr. 10 mos 21 das.
Henry Blanchard Died Nov. 7, 1841, age 24 yr.
Mehitable Blanchard Died May 18, 1883, age 90 yr.
Husband of Mehitable Blanchard Died June 18, 1864, age 76 yrs.
Francis Shattuck Died Jan. 13, 1876, age 55 yrs.
Martha Shattuck Died Dec. 11, 1880, age 32 yr.
Roena Smith Died Sept, 3, 1881, age 77 yrs 8 mos 15 das.
Ephraim Blanchard Died Jan. 18, 1889, age 26 yr.
Wm. Bragg Died Oct. 6, 1861, age 38 yrs 4 mos 15 das.

In the Bible was a picture of an old gentleman. Under the picture was printed"
"Entered according to Act of Congress in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts."

In writing:
Ralph Farnham 1860, Born July 7, 1756

In printing:
Ralph Farnham was born in the town of Lebanon, Me., July 7, 1756. Entered the American Army in May, 1775. Engaged in the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17th, of the same year. He was present, and on guard, at the surrender of Burgoyne. He is now in the 105th year of his age.

 

Mathis Bible Records

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 2, April 1974, pp. 74-76

            These bible records were copied by Mrs. John Ross Long from the Bible in her posession which belonged to her Great Grandfather, Rev. Jacob Mathis b. 1809. The Bible, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait, and Co. Philadelphia in 1846.

 

Marriages
Jacob Mathis and Mary Carter were married October the 16th 1828.
Jacob Mathis and Melisy C. Drake were married the 16th of July 1853.
W. H. Mathis and Molly Jordan were married June the 8th 1865.
R. N. Mathis and Susan Combs were married February 20, 1867.
Cyrener Mathis and Samuel nelson were married August 29, 1867.
L. D. Mathis and Martha Ester were married March the 15th 1853.
J. D. Mathis and Mary J. Drake were married February the 7th 1854.
R. M. Barnett and A. E. Drake (Ann) were married in the year of our Lord, October 18, 1855.
R. L. Mathis and Tabitha E. Hamilton were married December 24, 1893.

Births
Jacob Mathis was born August 22 A.D. 1809.
May Mathis was born November 7th A.D. 1814.
John D. Mathis born August 16th A.D. 1831.
Loronzo D. Mathis born March 3rd A.D. 1833.
Elisha C. Mathis born December 16 A.D. 1834.
Robert N. Mathis born February the 29th, 1839.
William H. Mathis born November 29th, 1840.
George F. Mathis born September the 21st A.D. 1842.
Newton W. Mathis born November the 15th A.D. 1844.
Melicey C. (Drake) Mathis was born November 3rd, 1811.
Mary J. Mathis was born September 13, 1834.
Ann E. Drake was born February 23, 1883.
Merandah Mathis was born August 25, A.D. 1837.
Almeeta J. Mathis was born July the 2nd A.D. 1849.
Sirena C. Mathis was born May 10 A.D. 1849.
Henry B. Mathis was born December the 4, 1869.
Robert Luther Mathis was born September 3, 1871.
Tenia Mathis was born May 27, 1874.
Henry P. Mathis was born October 17th, 1877.
Charlie P. Mathis was born October 17th, 1877.
Tabitha E. Hamilton Mathis was born July 22, 1869.
Walter R. Mathis was born February 18, 1899.
Susie Elizabeth Mathis was born December 18, 1901.
Robert Newell Mathis was born December 7, 1907.
Virginia Louise Mathis was born September 6, 1909.
Mary Alice Mathis was born February 10, 1915.
John Garland Warmath was born to John Garland Warmath, Jr. and V. Louise Mathis Warmath January 28, 1933.
Walter Mathis Warmath was born to John G. Warmath, Jr. and V. Louise Mathis Warmath August 18, 1936.
Thomas Lee Mathis son of Newell and Frances Nowlin Mathis, born Aug. 10, 1936.
Jane Elizabeth, daughter of Newell and Frances Nowlin Mathis, born Oct. 30, 1942.
Georgia Victoria Warmath was born to John Garland Warmath III and Beverly Morowitz January 17, 1962.
Jana Louise Warmath was born to John garland III and Beverly Morowitz June 25, 1967.

Deaths
Elisha C. Mathis departed this life Oct. 14, 1836.
Almeta Jain Mathis departed this life November 15, 1852.
Mary Mathis departed this life jan. 16, 1853.
Merenda Mathis departed this life Sept. 16, 1855.
Newton W. Mathis departed this life May 23, 1856.
George F. Mathis departed this life at Atlanta, Georgia in the Spring of 1863.
Melicy C. Mathis departed this life Mar. 30, 1873.
Jacob Mathis departed this life Apr. 27, 1876.
Lorenzo Mathis departed this life Feb. 8, 1877.
Henry B. Mathis departed this life June 18, 1888, age 18 yrs. 6 mo. 14 da.
Robert Neely Mathis departed this life Oct. 31, 1912.
Robert Luther Mathis departed this life Apr. 9, 1942.
Tabitha E. Mathis departed this life Apr. 20, 1963.
John Garland Warmath, Jr. b. July 6, 1909 d. May 23, 1941

Patsy, colored woman bought from Fly October 24, 1854 being 27 years of age.
Mary was born November, 1852.
John was born September 1854.
Sarah Elizabeth born May 4, 1857.
Lewis born July 17, 1860.

 

Bible Records of the Holt-Adams Family of Gibson County, Tennessee

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 3, July 1974, pp. 97-98

            Mrs. Martha Tummelson, RR 3, phone - 352-2891, Champaign, Illinois. 61820, has submitted the bible records on the Holt-Adams family of gibson County, Tennessee. Mrs. Tummelson stated that many of the leaves of the Bible are missing and the back is off. It is a big, leather Bible. Sabrina E. Adams and Neal Alexander Holt were the owners and they lived in Gibson County, married in Milan, Tennessee, August 10, 1848. The Holts lived in Humboldt in 1870, Sabrina Holt died 1877. Mrs. Tummelson received the Bible about 10 years ago and the age of the book is about 126 years. The parents of Sabrina Adams Holt were not named in the Bible.

Births
N. A. Holt was born June the 22, 1829.
Sabrina (Adams) Holt was bornd the 5 January 1829.
J. F. (James Franklin) Holt was bornd May the 29th 1849.
M. E. (Martha Lou Ellen) Holt was bornd April 23, 1851.
David Holt was bornd February 15, 1854.
W. H. (William) Holt was bornd August 16, 1857.
J. S. (John Smith) Holt was bornd February 25, 1860.
Charles Holt was bornd January the 23, 1864.
M. J. (Mollie J.) was bornd February 28, 1866.
George (George Smith) Holt was bornd June 8, 1868.
L. B. (Leener B.) Holt was bornd May the 5, 1973

Deaths
Lucy Belle Holt died July 13, 1874, age one year, one month and nineteen days.
Sabrina Holt died February 28, 1877.
Lerner Holt died August 27, age one month and 5(?) days.
N. A. Holt died Feb. 6, 1911.
Millie J. Holt died May the 21, 1891.
D. Holt died Sept. 7 '95
J. F. (James Franklin) Holt died March first 1907.
N. A. Holt died Feb. 6, 1911

Marriages
N. A. Holt and Sabrina Adams was married August the 10, 1848.
John R. Wooters and Martha Lou Ellen Holt was married January 28, 1869.
Nancy M. Hill born May 8, 1849. Died May 1, 1911.
Nancy M. Hill was married May th 17, 1877. (N. A. Holt 2nd wife)
David Holt and Pollie Ann May was married October the 8, 1876.

S. S. Smothers died 1914.

 

Grimes Family Records

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 3, July 1974, p. 104

The following Bible Records were copied from an old Bible belonging to Mr. Earl B. Grimes, 794 Whitehall Street, Jackson, Tennessee, in July 1971. Since that time, Mr. Grimes has passed away, and we have no idea as to the whereabouts of this Bible. Anyone desiring more information about the Grimes Family can write the Society.

The Front Page of the Bible was torn out. The following is the frontispiece of the New Testament Section: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated out of The Original Greek; and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. New York; American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI. 1883.

Births
B. F. GRIMES was Borned December the 18, 1837
P. J. (or I.) GRIMES was Borned April the first 1844
Liley An GRIMES was Borned January the 24, 1864
Bennett Lee GRIMES was Borned January the 15, 1867
J ervning GRIMES was Borned April the 29 1870
Miner Bell GRIMES was Borned June the 6 1872
Cornel E. GRIMES was Borned May the 13 1875
Mary Etter GRIMES was Borned September the 8, '77

Manda Jane GRIMES was Borned February 20, 1880

Marriages
B. F. GRIMES & P. I. GRIMES was married August 12, 1861

Deaths
Marry Etter GRIMES Died December 9, 1881
Manda Jane GRIMES died December 16, 1881
L. A. HOlMES Died April the 8, 1903
B. F. GRIMES died July 7 (page torn)

Written on Another Family Record Page
Matty Estter Lee GRIMES Borned March the 9, 1883
L. A. GRIMES & J. W. HOLMES was married ____ of December
Emmer Lee was borned July 20, 1895

On a separate sheet of paper found in the Bible in a different handwriting was the following:
Mr. Thomas R. Benton died Jan. 1913
Mrs. Vinie GRIMES Benton died Jan. 23, 1949, age 74 yrs. 7 mo. 16 days
Ermna Born July 20, 1895
Leola in 1883

 

John McAdoo Bible Records

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 4, October 1974, p. 132

            The John McAdoo Bible is at the present time (1951) in the vault at Bethel College, McKenzie, Tennessee, a loan from a descendant of the McAdoo family.

Records as found in that Bible are:

John McAdoo was born on Thursday the 25 of April 1782
James McAdoo his father Deceased the 9th of October 1799, Aged 45 (b. 1754)
Margaret McAdoo was born June the eleventh seventeen hundred and sixty one and Died March the twenty eight 1830, aged sixty eight years, nine months and seventeen days
Martha McAdoo was born October the third 1796, and died Oct. 24th 1830, aged 34 years and 21 days
John McAdoo was born April 25, 1782
Mary McAdoo was born Monday February 2nd, 1784
William Hustone McAdoo was born Sunday June 22th, 1788
Sarah McAdoo was born on Wednesday February 24th, 1790
David McAdoo was born on Friday February 24, 1792
Charles McAdoo was born on Sunday January 12, 1794, Died 3 of June 1853
Martha McAdoo was born on Sunday October 3rd, 1796
Ezra McAdoo was born on Monday, August 20th 1798, Died Monday 15th of September 1834
Dorcus McAdoo was born on Sunday January 12, 1794

            At the bottom of the page upon which the above Bible records were written, Mrs. May had typed the following: You will note that some names and dates are repeated. This was as copied from the Bible. Nothing was recorded to state that Charles and Dorcus were twins, yet the dates of their births so show that they were. RJM.

 

Hudson Family Bible

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 4, October 1974, p. 155

The following records were submitted by Mrs. Mary N. Hughes, 360 N. E. 43 Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50313 and were sent to her by Mrs. Angie Lake. Mrs. Hughes states that Susannah Belbo married John K. Bostick in 1841, moved to southwest Arkansas in 1858 along with her sister Mary Ann and her husband John Oliver Brown. Susannah & John E. Bostick were the great grandparents of Mrs. Hughes.

Parents Register
Father William R. Hudson, Son of Thomas and Elisabeth Hudson was born September 9th D 1789
Mother Susannah Bilbow Morgan, Daughter of Benjamin and Mary Morgan was born June 5th D 1793

Births
Mary Ann Clark was born February 20th D 1815
James Anderson was born March 5th D 1817
William Asbury was born May 1st D 1819
Lawrence Thompson was born May 29th D 1821
Susannab Bilbow was born July 5th D 1823
John Henry was born November 14th D 1825
Harriett Elizabeth was born May 1st D 1829
Frances Emery was born March 5th D 1832
Samuel Harrison was born July 19th D 1834
Charles Whitfield was born April 15th D 1837

Susan Frances was born November 3rd D 1848
William Francis was born April 22 1850
Barbary Elizabeth was born February the __ 1852
Mary Louisa was born December 15th 1853
John Wright was born January 7th 1858

Francis E. Hudson and E. L. Lovelace was married February 14th 1856

Lawrence Thompson died January 15th 1848 aged 26 yr. 7 Mo. 7 days

This is to certify that this information was taken from the Hudson Family Bible September 3, 1968, State of Tennessee, Madison County

By_______________

Sworn to this 6th day of September 1968.

Sunshine Hudson Chester
Notary Public

My commission expires 21st day of
July, 1970

 

Family Bible Record of William Barnes, Benton County Tennessee

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 4, October 1974, pp. 156-157

 

The following information was contributed by Lt. Col. John C. Brown, USAF (Ret.), P.O. Box 37, Eva, Tennessee, grand-nephew of Martha Artelia Brown Barnes. The Bible from which these records were taken is presently owned by Mrs. Julie Victoria Barnes Flowers, Route 1, Holliday, Tennessee.

Note: Itaus shown with ( ) around were added by contributor and were not in the Bible.

 

Title Page:
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated out of the Original Tongue and with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. New York American Bible Society Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI 1848

Births:
William Barnes was bornd February the 16th 1808
Sarah Wyatt wife of Wm Barnes was bornd December the 28th 1805

Marriage:
William Barnes and Sarah Wyatt was married January the 24th 1827

Children of the Above:
Alexander Barnes was bornd November the 2nd 1827
Mary Jane Barnes was bornd October the 4th 1829
Andrew Jackson Barnes was bornd August the 27th 1831
Susan Ann Barnes was bornd September the 4th 1833
Marthy Margret Barnes was bornd June the 28th 1835
Sarah Elisabeth Barnes was bornd August the 24th 1837
Ann Mariah Barnes was bornd November the 20th 1839 (Ann Mariah was Irene in the 1850 census)
William James Barnes was bornd September the 3rd 1842
Nancy Victory Barnes was bornd September the 3rd 1845
Henry Newton Barnes was bornd July the 15th 1849

Deaths:
William Barnes departed this life December the 13th 1862
Sarah (Wyatt) Barnes departed this life April the 25th 1863

Marriages of Children:
Andrew Jackson Barnes and Ruhaney Harris was married September the 18th 1851
William James Barnes and Martha (Artelia) Brown was married September the 3rd 1862 (Carroll Co., Tenn.)

Please Note: The above family is shown in the 1850 U.S. Census of Benton County, Tenn. as household #133. The first two children were not shown. William Barnes is shown as a Meth. Clergyman born in S.C. His wife and all the children are indicated as born in Tennessee. Ellendor Wyatt, age 80, is also in the household and thought to be Sarah Wyatt Barnes's mother and was born in S.C.

 

(This Bible was also used by William James Barnes, also a Moth, clergyman.)

Births:
Martha (Artelia) Brown was bornd November the 8th 1839 (in N.C.) and departed this life November the 19th 1871 (Benton Co., Tern.)

Children of Wm. J. Barnes and Martha A. (Brown) Barnes:
Margaret Annie Barnes was bornd August the 11th 1863 and departed this life July the 29th 1865
Andrew Greene Barnes was bornd February the 21st 1865 (also a Meth. Clergyman)
Sallie Ettie Haseltine Barnes was bornd January the 18th 1867
Edgar Lucian Barnes was bornd July the 4th 1870
Martha Magdalen Barnes was bornd November the 17th 1871 and departed this life August the 16th 1872

 

William James Barnes and Sarah A. Lawler was married November the 27th 1873

Child:
Isabell Kate Barnes was bornd September the 20th 1874 and departed this life September the 2nd 1876

Death:
Sarah A. (Lawler) Barnes wife of Wm. J. Barnes departed this life October the __ 1876 (no date of month)

 

(William James Barnes and Sallie Anderson was married April 10th 1877. This marriage record was not in the Bible but is in the Benton Co., Tenn. marriage records, Camden, Tenn.)

Children:
Geneva Barnes was bornd March the 12th 1878
William Virgil Barnes was bornd December the 3rd 1882
Roy Whitten Barnes was bornd November the 17th 1886
Maybel Barnes was bornd July the 20th 1888
Birdie Marvin Barnes was bornd December the 5th 1891
John Weslie Barnes was bornd January the 24th 1894
Julie (Victoria) Barnes was bornd March the 17th 1896 (middle name was not in Bible but added by her later)

Kathleen Barnes was bornd March 25th 1898
George Wilbur Barnes was bornd September the 25th 1899

This is the end of Bible Record

William James Barnes died February 23, 1923. This information taken from marker, Palestine Cemetery, Benton County, Tennessee.

 

William Walker, Jr. Bible Record,
Benton & Carroll Counties, Tennessee

From Family Findings, Vol. VI, No. 4, October 1974, p. 132

The following records were contributed by L. T. Cal. John C. Brown USAF (Ret.), P.O. Box 37, Eva, Tennessee 38333, who is the owner of the Bible from which the records were taken. L. T. Col. Brown is the great-grandson of William Walker, Jr.

 

Title Page:
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments and with the Former franslations Diligently Compared and Revised. New York: American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI (Nonpareil, 12mo) 1855

Births:
William Walker (Jr.) was borned January the 17th 1807 (Va. in Census)
Mary Ann McDaniel was bornd February the 15th 1818 (Tenn.)

Marriage:
William Walker and Mary Ann McDaniel married December the 23rd 1834

Children:
William Jasper Walker was bornd October 22nd 1835
Joseph N. Walker was bornd October the 17th 1837
Lucinda Walker was borne November the 15th 1839
Marthy Walker was bornd February the 18th 1841
Margery Walker was bornd May the 20th 1844
Marget Ann Walker was bornd March the 16th 1847
A. Elizabeth Walker was bornd February the 10th 1849
Mary Jane Walker was bornd February the 22nd 1851
Zachariah Marion Walker was bornd August the 27th 1854
Stephen Columbus Walker was bard January the 6th 1857
Virginia Walker was bornd September the 9th 1859
Angaline Walker was bornd October the 22th 1861

Deaths:
William Walker(, Jr.) departed this life March 21st 1880, 6 P M
Mary Ann McDaniel Walker departed this life June the 2nd 1900

End of Bible Record

The above William Walker was the son of William Walker and Nancy Townsend (Walker) and was the 3rd child of thirteen children.

Items shown with ( ) around were added by contributor and were not in the Bible.