Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Orphan Family Bible of Pierce M. & Mary J. (Williams) Jones, Brownville, Maine
This Bible is rather bad condition, with missing covers, an iffy binding and some missing front pages; some of the front pages that are still present are in rough shape.
That said, the interior is better than the exterior might indicate, and there's some genealogical gold inside. The family information section doesn't have a lot of information, but there are 5 names mentioned, spread over two pages. The Marriages page lists P. M. Jones, Brownville, Maine, and Miss M. J. Williams; no date, and no place name for the bride. The births pages lists 3 children: Rowland, Owen and Margaret, with no dates or place. There's nothing on the Deaths page.
Interestingly, I found some Census information on this family, and Rowland is listed as Roland, as one might assume. However, it's plainly written as Rowland in the Bible.
From searching online, I've found that Pierce or Peirce was born in Maine about 1855; Mary J. was born in Maine about 1866. The children were born from 1884 to 1895.
If this is your family or you know of descendants, please get in touch!
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