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Bible of Abner Garrigues/Garrigus

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Note: The first page is not a copy of the original but rather a typed transcript. It was obviously transcribed by an archivist with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania when the annotated pages were extracted. It appears to have been taken verbatim from the original book. Note the spelling of the surname dated 1812. The names herein are in bold for easier viewing but are not so in the original text. All spellings are in keeping with the original text and my[1] comments are bracketed]

1813 Abner Garrigues his book
Received of David Garrigues this book in 1812
"dont steel thiz book my onest
friend for feare of shame for
heare you will find the owners
name look underneath and you
will find the owners name.
Abner Garrigues
and is came to pasz in those days that
he went unto a mountain two pray and
continued all night in prayer
licke the 6 Chapter
and 12 verse"

[Page 678]

Hannah Hines 1886 [written in margin at the top of the page]

Family Record


Abner Garrigus was born on Wednesday the 9 Day January in the Year of our Lord 1793.
Nancy Ann Garrigus was born tuesday the 30 day of Aprile In the yar of our Lord 1806
Timothy L. Garrigus was born on Wednesday the twenty first day of Aprile in the Year of our Lord 1824
Hannah Garrigus was born on Satterday the tenth day of December in the year of our Lord 1825.
Jane Elizabeth Garrigus was born on Friday the 22 day of February in the year of our Lord 1828.
William Garrigus was born on friday the 13 day of August in the year of our Lord 1830.
Joseph Garrigus was born March the 15 on Satterday in the year of our Lord 1834.
Andrew Jackson Garrigus was born on Sunday the 15 day of January in the year of our Lord 1837.
Edward Isaiah Garlen [Garlen?] was born Friday 16 day of July 1840.

[Page 679]

Family Record


Joseph Garrigus departed this life in March the fifteenth in the year of our Lord 1834. [entire entry crossed out as it was mistakenly entered under births]
Nancy Ann Garrigus was born Aprile the 3 1846.


Joseph Garrigus Departed this life March the 15 In the year of our Lord 1834.
Abner Garrigus Departed this life January 6th 1838.
Timoth [sic] Garrigus Departed this life May the 8 1846.
William Garrigus departed this life January the 23rd 1848.
Andrew Jackson Garigus [sic] Departed this life June the 25 in the year of our Lord 1863.
[The name John Byers is written three time on the bottom margin of the page along with the date 1859]


Family Record


Timothy Garrigus was married Thursday the 13 day of June 1844 to Ruthe Ann Dell Meredeth. The age of the Bride was 15 years of age on the 16 day of June 1844. the groom the age of twenty the 21st day of April. [This entry was by another hand. Note the spelling of the month April in previous entries.]
AJ Gargis [sic] child was born on the 3 day of January in the of our Lord 1858. [verbatim]
The Deth of AJ Gargus child John was on the 11 day January in the year of our Lord 1858.
Nancy Mariah was born the 22 day of March and Departed this life November the 27 AD 1659.
Edward Garigus [sic] was born the 31 day of March AD 1861.
Jane Homes Departed this life May the 28 1865.

Source: The Genealogy of a Garrigues Family, Electronic Library, online (http://www.garrigus-family.com), Robert Garrigus, rgarrigus@hotmail.com (9579 Sea Shadow, Columbia, MD 21046), downloaded (add date). Mr. Garrigus further cites: Family Data, Abner Garrigus’ Family Bible, (Edition unknown and no publication data available), page <insert # from above>, copies of the original bible pages are in the holdings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA. In 1938 the original bible was in the holdings of Edmund Garrigues of Massillon, Ohio. He later donated this item to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania which was located with the Historical Society. In the latter part of the 20th century, space wanting, the genealogical data from such bibles were removed and placed in vertical files for posterity. Today these pages are on file under call #: BR Ga. All that is known of the provenance of this book is that it was first given to Abner Garrigus by his father David in 1812. In analyzing the marginal data it is very likely that the bible remained with Abner's wife Nancy Ann after his death in 1838. I base this on a subsequent entry in the bible for the birth of Edward Isaiah Garlin who was a child of Nancy Ann and her second husband named Garland. The book also contains the name of Nancy's third husband, John Byers, and the date 1859. This is written on the bottom of page 679 in the same hand that made the majority of the other entries. The book may then have passed to Abner and Nancy's daughter Hannah. Hannah Garrigus married Augustus Hines on June 25, 1859 and the top margin on page 678 contains her name (Hannah Hines) and the date 1886. Robert Garrigus of Columbia, Howard County, MD transcribed verbatim this information in July 2002 from photocopies of the original pages. All information is paginated exactly as it is on the originals although the information was originally in two columns per page.

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