Thompson - Cavett Family Bible

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A photocopy of the Family Records portion of this bible was in the notes of Melita Cavett Sheard, who self-published in the 1960s a genealogy of the Cavett family for her relations. The copy is currently in the possession of Charles R. Sheard (her grandson).

A cover note refers to it as the "Cavett (W.R.) family Bible", referring to her father, William Rufus Cavett. The initial entries, however, were apparently made by Dickson Thompson, probably while in Panola County, Texas. Dickson was WR's father-in-law. The entries for Amos and Susan Thompson (Dickson's parents) specifically say "(my father)" and "(my mother)", so I think it's safe to say that Dickson himself was the initial author. I therefore refer to this as the Thompson-Cavett Family Bible.

The cover note also indicates that the original bible was in the possession of "Willie Cavett Brown" (i.e. Melita's sister, Willie Eleanor Cavett, who married Paul Marvin Brown, Jr.). Willie passed in 1984, the year following Melita's death, and I do not know the whereabouts of the original bible at this time. If I hear back from any of her descendants on this subject, I will look to obtain a better photocopy.

Charles R. Sheard, 2020.06.16

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