Location: Miller County, Arkansas
Surname/tag: Green, Shephard, Kelley, Scott, Jester, Nelson, Lafayette
All I ever knew her by was Granny Shephard, she died when I was about 7 weeks old.
I first saw the bible back in the 1980s but Aunt Cleo wouldn't let me take the bible to have it copied. Too fragile for one or afraid I wouldn't bring it back.
When Cleo passed, she gave the bible to Vera Jane Scott Humphries, a cousin. Cleo's son Jerry did make copies of the pages, but forgot the copyright page. When Vera Jane passed, the bible was lost.
Jerry's son, Brent, going thru his father's things, found the bible pages he had made, called me and was telling me about them, and I said I wanted a copy. I have been enlarging to pixilation attempting to read the names. I've gone through my records, the tree at familysearch, another cousin's tree at ancestry, and have identified most of the names. Sometimes, just from the date of birth or date of death.
Part of the family entries were written in ink, part in pencil. The ink entries we have no problem reading.
These two pages would have been facing each other in the center of the book, names on the left and dates on the right.
Dates filled in after 1954 were filled in by Cleo, or her family.
From the images you can see how hard it was to read and determine who was whom. I enlarged images to near pixalation to attempt to read or get some kind of clue. This also included a lot of RR&D. (Research, Recon, and Duplicate) Yes, I hit Familysearch Tree and Ancestry, updated FST on sources.
I struggled with the dates of Floyd and Lloyd Nelson. I was reading it like a genealogist, 2 Jan 1940, then it hit me, Granny or whomever wrote the names used the standard month day and year. Finally 2 (feb) 6th came thru.
The spelling of Nancy Carylon is as in the bible, 1940 census has her as Carolyn.
|1||E. D.||Kelley||Summittville, Indiana||8.12.1871||7.4.1895||2.7.1904|
|2||Angie||Kelley||on Deck's Hill||2.17.1879||7.4.1895||May 25 1954||looks to be eraced|
|3||Arrany||Kelley||on Dillards Plantation||4.10.1896||10 _ 1915|
|4||Jannie||Kelley||on Wittle Plantation||9.5.1897||11.23.1928|
|5||Detralhuann||Kelley||on Dillards plantation||12.27.1898||8.20.1907|
|6||Jesse D||Kelley||on Dillards plantation||12.26.1900||6-10-1973|
|7||Celester||Kelley||on Green Plantation||3.25.1904||9.30.1922||3.9.1977|
|8||Thomas Jefferson||Scott||on the Scott Place||12.10.1910||1.21.1930||11-21-1981|
|9||Cleo||Jester||on Booker Place||4 28 1913||Oct 19 1939||Oct 6, 1997|
|10||Ralph||Jester||On the Powell Place||12 25 1915||(3 June 1939 *)||May 22, 1979||bd was started in the m column|
|11||J. C.||Loyd||on the Hackner Place||12 8 1919||20 Dec 1941||Nov 25 1970|
|12||Zelma Lucille||Nelson||Garland, Arkansas||1 30 1924||(2 Aug 1939*)||(still living*)|
|13||H(erbert) L(ewis)||Nelson||Polk and Dillard place||4/11/1926|
|15||Guy JR||Nelson||R V Lewis farm||Sept 18 1928|
|16||Maxie L||Kelley||(still living)|
|17||Donald B||Kelley||(still living)|
|18||Ophelia Elizabeth||Scott||McDonalds farm||4 4 1934||4 21 1934||slightly illegible, dates from FAG|
|19||Imogene Beatrice||Nelson||Aug * 1935|
|20||Nancy Carylon||Nelson||Sept * 1938|
|21||A F||Shepherd||Lauderdale, Miss||5 13 1884||5 22 1909||1 11 1941|
|22||Floyd||Nelson||2 6th 1940|
|23||Lloyd||Nelson||2 6th 1940||6 3 40||twins written on same line|
|24||Vera Jane||Scott||8 10 1936|
|25||Veronica Geraldine||Jester||Crockett, Texas||8 17 1941|
|26||Aunt Cat||Green||1893||Written on bottom of page in Cleo's hand|
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