Rebecca Smith’s Book, 1846

Rebecca Smith Bible Front Page

In the late 1980’s my children’s mother and I went to Bucks County, PA to visit her grandparents, Bernard Woodrow Lawhon (1913-1988) and Ruth Virginia Davie (1913-2002), on a day when their sons were helping them clean out their garage in preparation for a move.

On that day I acquired a family Bible which was inscribed as you see above. I do not know how Ruth came to possess the Bible, but she was bookish and intellectual so it is no surprise that she saved it from ruin. There was no family connection that I have been able to detect. Between the pages of the Bible were several newspaper clippings, and there was a very nice “Family Record” page.

Today I drove up to Bucks County and donated the Bible to the Bucks County Genealogical Society.

Rebecca Smith Bible Family Record

Sarah S. Slack Obituary

Jane Linton Death Notice


2 thoughts on “Rebecca Smith’s Book, 1846

  1. I love that this was donated so that people can find a treasure. Like when you and I go to a library or cemetery and find that one thing you’ve been looking for that joins a few more pieces of the puzzle.
    It’s exciting.

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