Elias Pratt family bible?

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Does anyone know of the family bible of Elias Pratt mentioned in the following genweb query (from 2008)? Could Benevolence Bancroft be the wife of Charles Blanchard? Thanks!

My gg-grandmother Emma Wade BLANCHARD was b. 1834, reportedly in Summerhill, Cayuga Co., New York, just north of Groton and the Tompkins Co. line. She m. Elias PRATT of Groton in 1851.According to Elias PRATT's family Bible, Emma was d/o Charles BLANCHARD, Jr. and Phebe SHERMAN, and her siblings were Reuben S., Helen M., Charles O., and Phebe J. BLANCHARD. The Bible names a senior Charles BLANCHARD with children Maria and Charles, but his wife's name is mostly obliterated; her surname looks like "B__neroff". No place names are provided in this Bible record for this family.Anybody out there related to these BLANCHARD people?

 

in Genealogy Help by Margaret Simons G2G1 (2.0k points)

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From an Ancestral File, Benevolence Bancroft b. 1789, Granville, Hampshire, MA.

She died Utica, Macomb County, NY.

Her spouse in this Ancestral File, is John Blanchard. The marriage was 2 May 1818.

 

The parents of Benevolence Bancroft are Stephen Bancroft adn Sarah Strong.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
Thanks, Frank. We can agree on her birthplace and parents, but finding the Elias Pratt family bible is important because there are lots of questions about the life of Benevolence Bancroft--including her husbands, marriage dates and children. Her place of death is also in doubt; she probably died further out west--possibly near Clinton, DeKalb, IL where she was living in 1860 or possibly in Sterling, Macomb, Michigan where her daughter was living.

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