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Transcribed Bible of Benjamin Garrigues (son of Edward Garrigues)

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[Note: The title page of this bible reads:]

Contents

To The Most High & Mighty Prince, James

[Note: handwritten inscription begins]

Benjamin Garrigues
From his Father Edward Garrigues

[Note: handwritten inscription ends]

By the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.

The Translators of the Bible with Grace, Mercy, and Peace, Through Jesus Christ our Lord


Genealogical data transcribed verbatim:

Samuel Garrigues (Son of Matthieu & Susanna) was born the 12th Day of the 2nd Month 1719. at 5 o’clock P.M.
Mary Ralph (Daughter of James & Hannah) was born the 28th day of the third Month 1724.
Samuel Garrigues intermarried with Mary Ralph the 10th day of the 7th Month 1740
Isaac Garrigues (son of Samuel & Mary Garrigues) was born the 13th day of the 7th Month 1741.
John Garrigues was born the [torn but appears to be a 2] 22nd day of the first Month 1742/3.
Rebecca Garrigues was born the 29th Day of the 8th Month 1744.
William Garrigues was born the 23rd Day of the 7th Month 1746
Samuel Garrigues was born the 22nd Day of the 1st Month 1747/8
James Ralph Garrigues was born the 25th day of the eighth Month 1749.
Ann Garrigues was born the 9th Day of the 2nd Month 1750.
Mary Garrigues was born the 14th Day of the 11th Month 1752.
Susannah Garrigues was born the 31st Day of the 7th Month 1754.
And Departed this life the 29th Day of the 8th Month 1756.
Edward Garrigues was born the 30th Day of the 1st Month 1756
Benjamin Garrigues was born 15th Day of the 1st Month 1758.
And Departed this life the fourth [Note: word Day written in superscript] of the 10th Month 1759.
Susannah Garrigues was born the 16th Day of the 10th Month 1759
Benjamin Franklin Garrigues was born the 10th Day of the 9th Month 1761
Edward Garrigues (son of Samuel & Mary Garrigues) was born the 30th Day of the 1st Month 1756.
Margaret Price (Daughter of Philip & Hannah Price) was born the 14th Day of the 5th Mo. 1756.
Edward Garrigues intermarried with Margaret Price the 4th Day of the 2nd Mo. 1779.
Hannah Garrigues (daughter of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 10th Day of the 1st Mo. 1780.
Mary Ralph Garrigues (daughter of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 26th Day of the 1st Mo. 1782.
James Garrigues (son of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 1st Day of the 10th Mo. 1788 and Departed this life the 29th Day of the 12th Mo. 1788.
Martha Garrigues (daughter of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 29th Day of the 3rd Mo. 1790 and Departed this life the 17th Day of the 10th Mo. 1790.
Edward Garrigues (son of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 7th Day of the 6th Mo. 1792 and Departed this life the 20th Day of the 7th Mo. 1795.
Benjamin Garrigues (son of Edward & Margaret Garrigues) was born the 8th Day of the 2nd Mo. 1795.

[Note: all subsequent entries were obviously done by a different person with shakier handwriting that slopes upward to the right. All previous data were entered in very neat and level handwriting by the same person and apparently during one sitting. The entries that begin here appear to have been entered contemporary with the events cited.]

Margaret the wife of Edward Garrigues Departed this life the 28th Day of 11th Month 1812.
Edward Garrigues intermarried with Susanna L. Meredith (Daughter of Thomas & Hannah Lightfoot) the 4th Day of the 5th Month 1814.
Thomas Garrigues (son of Edward & Susanna L. Garrigues) was born the 25th day of the 11th Mo. 1815.
Sarah Garrigues (daughter of Edward & Susanna L. Garrigues) was born the 17th day of the 7th Month, 1820

[Note: the final two entries were apparently entered at still different times but in the same handwriting as the previous four. This further supports the theory that they were probably entered as the events transpired.]

Susannah L. Garrigues the wife of Edward departed this life the 6th day of the 11th month 1826.
Edward Garrigues departed this life the 5th day of the 1st month 1845 at 20 minutes before 11 o’clock at night and was buried on the 4th day following at Darby burial grounds.

[Note: no other entries follow]


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, Benjamin Garrigues Family Bible, King James Edition, (Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson. Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty MDCCXXII [1722] Cum Privilegio), unpaginated, original in the holdings of the Friends' Historical Library (McCabe Library Building), Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Genealogical Data transcribed by Robert Garrigus on January 18, 2002. The first page contains the inscription "Benjamin Garrigues from his Father Edward Garrigues." The remaining provenance of the bible is not conclusively known but is annotated as having been loaned to the library in 1934 by "Sarah H. Jones of Conshohocken, NJ." Benjamin's daughter Margaret married John L. Jones on February 4, 1840. It is very possible or even likely that Sarah was a granddaughter of Margaret and John and that the bible was passed in that manner.[1] Of note is that the family data contained in this bible matches exactly (to the letter) the same information contained in the journal of Edward Garrigues currently in the holdings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA. The initial family information on Samuel and family was written in this bible by the same person at the same time and was not entered as events occurred. However, subsequent entries beginning with the death of Margaret (née Price) Garrigues in 1812 are entered in a different hand. One person also did these entries but appear to have been entered contemporary with the stated events. Edward Garrigues probably entered the original data prior to presenting the bible to his son Benjamin. Benjamin and/or his wife Anna probably added the subsequent entries. Therefore, I interpret this information as very reliable source providing direct evidence on the families of Samuel and Mary (née Ralph) Garrigues and their progeny for at least two generations as annotated.

End Notes

  1. John L. Jones's line is not the only Jones who one of his daughters married. Sarah Wood Jones is descended from Benjamin via his daughter Sarah and Sarah's daughter Emma C (Wood) Jones (1849-1931) and lived in Conshohocket, Pennsylvania in 1910 (not Conshohocken, NJ. There doesn't appear to be a Conshohocken in New Jersey.)




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