Family Bible of Charles W. and Hattie E. (French) Moholland of Eastport, Maine. The Bible is a rather small one, about 7-1/4" x 5", in fair to poor shape. It contains a presentation page and 4 pages of family records.
The surname of the presenter on the presentation page is hard to make out, but I believe the name is J. E. Bruce. The date of 1790 must be an error; it was far more likely to be 1890.
Because of this date discrepancy, and the fact that Andrew is described as "brother", I wonder if much or all of the information in the Bible was written some years later and perhaps by one of the Moholland children, rather than by Charles or Hattie themselves.
This time lag might account for minor discrepancies in dates that I find between what is in the Bible and what I found in online sources. Of course, it's also possible that the Bible is correct, and the online sources are in error, or a combination of the two.
Though the Marriages page seems to contain a duplicate entry, I was happy to note that the first entry indicated that the marriage of Charles W. Moholland and Hattie E. French took place in Eastport, Maine. The second entry had further clues: Charles was living in Eastport at the time of the marriage, and Hattie was living in St. George, New Brunswick, Canada. An online source gave Hattie's residence as the Back Bay area of St. George.
- Martha V. born Eastport 17 Feb 1881
- Fremont born 11 Aug 1882
- Dora J. born 25 Feb 1883
- Chester Mariner W. born 21 Mar 1884
- Andrew M. born 19 Sep 1889
As you can see, there is information provided for John and Lena Moholland and their children. Although I haven't yet been able to determine this definitely, I feel that John was the brother of Charles W. Moholland, and that they were the sons of John Moholland and Eliza Sears. The 1880 Census indicates that John Sr. was born about 1800 in Maine; Eliza Sears was born 28 Aug 1826 in Eastport, Maine, according to a birth certificate image I found online.
The deaths page lists deaths for Andrew M.; Sarah Jane French; Lena M., the wife of John Moholland; Charles W. Moholland; and Thomas French.
This Bible has afforded me a welcome opportunity to return to the research of genealogy of eastern Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Some of my own ancestors no doubt interacted with the French and Moholland families.
If you have any insights, please add your comments. Thanks!
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